Saturday, November 29, 2008

A new wip

I am starting a piece that means alot to me and I need your help to keep motivation. (it is HUGE... 360 stitches W x 244 stitches H solid cross stitches.)

I will be doing smaller christmas ornaments so I do not lose my motivation. (NO I AM NOT DOING ANOTHER PIECE ON BLACK.... need a break from black so unfortunately that means I have to stitch all that black. Now you know the reason for needing smaller pieces to do while doing this one.)

I had written to Erik Hollander for permission to create a pattern and stitch one of his beautiful paintings. (minus the words) I HAVE ERIK HOLLANDER'S PERMISSION!!!!

I am not permitted to share the pattern or sell the piece. (like I am going to want sell it! NOT!!!!!)
My hopes is to have this beautiful piece displayed in my home.
Send the pattern along with a picture of my finished piece to Erik Hollander.
Maybe if we are lucky he will want to put the pattern on the market.
****Please leave a message if you are interested in some day being able to stitch this piece.... I will pass on the messages when I forward the pattern and picture to Erik Hollander.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Well the enabling continues....

Well as you know from a prior post... I was complaining (not really) about Meari's enabling.

Well a co-worker has been down about not having any money for Christmas.
I told her if she wanted to I could teach her to do cross stitch and then she could make some gifts.

So Wednesday, we got off work early and she came over.
I had some 11 count aida, some crafting embroidery thread(mainly keep it for my daughter) and a couple of patterns.
I told her when she got comfortable with the 11 count and decided she wanted to try something smaller (square size) to let me know. lol

She stayed at my home until almost 8pm ... took her stash home and was so excited because she was almost done with a piece she is doing for her grandmother.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

To all those stitching and non stitching friends

I want to wish my USA friends a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING..

To all those that do not celebrate Thanksgiving I wish you a special day as well.....

Think of something you are thankful for and then you are celebrating with us.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A finish

I decided to take a leap and got myself the Cropadile....

(MEARI YOU ARE SUCH AN ENABLER.... I am going to have to stop listening to you. LOL)
This tool is absolutely wonderful.

So with saying that.... I stitched something small so I could see what the cropadile can do and how easy it is to use. (I ruined 5 rings before realizing that I should find out what I am doing wrong by reading the instructions. LOL)
So here is my first try... the material in the background is the material used for the back of the fob piece.

A good reminder

Thanks Meari... I really needed this reminder and thought there might be someone else that needs this too so I am posting it here.

Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!
The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
And I mean, he was really friendly.
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that?
This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.
They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.
Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.
Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
Have a blessed, garbage-free day!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I got a new finish.... I won this from StitchPink.

I am doing it for a special person and will be doing another one for me as this was a fast stitch.
I can not wait to make it into a pinkeep.
I have never made a pinkeep before so this will be a new experience.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2008 Angel Card Project - NEEDS YOU!

Hi ladies and gents….
I felt the need to spread the word this year...

I was a card sender for this last year.

Unfortunately this year I needed to sign my kids up as receivers of cards.

Not sure if you know of anyone that may need a card or may want to send cards this year.

Please feel free to sign up on either list.

Click on link at the top to find out more.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I am doing a major happy dance.

My wizard is complete.....

Just in time for hubby's birthday.(THANKSGIVING DAY!)
So he better hurry up and make a frame for it.

I have taken 3 pictures of it....

1. showing the whole piece

2. showing the detail on the hat and upper part of the staff

3. showing the detail of part of the coat and owl.

So now I feel awesomely successful....
I know awesomely is not a real word... but I just can not think of a better word.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've been tagged....


Carolyn NC tagged me to share 6 things about me.
The rules are as following:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Random Facts -
1. My grandfather used to live in the Superstition Mountains.
2. I have known my hubby for almost 25 years but only been married for 5 years.
3. I am a Christian.
4. I collect angels, American indian women and children decor, and porcelain dolls.
5. I absolutely adore yellow roses.
6. I love nature and want to move to Montana.... we took a week vacation there and the whole family left our hearts there. Not sure how I would do with the cold as I have lived in Az all my life and get cold real easy.

I have tagged:
1. Tracy
2. Bette
3. Marie
4. Margie
5. Sonda
6. Velda

Monday, November 03, 2008

Wizard is almost finished

I am really getting excited as I am almost finished with the wizard.
Even with all the frogging I have had to do on this piece it is still looking wonderful.
I told hubby he better start figuring out how he is going to finish it. LOL
He even seems a little excited to hear it is almost finished.

The first pic is what it should look like. The second pic is what it looks like right now.