Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Wednesday everyone !! I can thankfully say we survived the storms of last night in one piece. It did get pretty bad for a few minutes. Hubby woke me up and we sat in the hallway with the dogs and blankets just in case. The worst part only lasted about 30 minutes, but that 30 minutes felt like a lifetime. I'm just glad that all my family and friends, and ourselves are safe today. 

Yesterday I ventured into the room from "H"..aka my sewing/craft room. It is a total mess. I need desperately to get in there and do some sorting and cleaning. While in there I did however find some things I had forgotten I had (if you can imagine that...)..

First I found (and started on) this cute little hanging kit. I started it last night. I thought it would be a nice gift for a friend.

I also found 3 cute bear kits. This is the one I decided to do first. I am going to make it my "bedroom" project. I usually keep a small project beside my bed to work on while I watch tv..

and then....I found this...a really adorable wedding announcement. Of course the first thing I thought of was "OH I can do this this for Justin and Krista". Who if you don't know is my son and soon to be daughter in law. Their wedding is planned for October 19th. What ya think, Can I get it done by then???

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend progress.

I worked solely on my birdhouse project this past weekend. I got quite a bit done!!

 This was Friday night.

This was Monday morning.

I'm loving the way it's coming out !!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Hermit Weekend

It's cold outside. High today is suppose to be 31 degrees. That's cold!! or at least for me it is. I HATE WINTER. I hate wearing coats, gloves, hats, etc. I'm a shorts and flip flops type of gal. LOVE  LOVE LOVE the spring, summer and fall weather....winter..ummmm not so much.

Tomorrow we are suppose to get freezing rain and sleet all afternoon...oh joy!! So I am declaring this weekend a HERMIT WEEKEND. I wish I could say the idea was mine own, but I can't. Its kind of a long story.

A few weeks ago a knitting friend called me and asked if I would like to have some cross stitch stuff. Her mother in law had passed away some months ago, leaving behind a huge stockpile of cross stitch items. My friend is a knitter, not a cross stitcher, but she knew I dabbled in it all, so she said I could have it all.

Well, I have to admit my hubby was not overjoyed by this idea, but I did talk him into going with me to get the stuff. Well I was totally blown away by the amount of stuff we got!! 2 huge cardboard boxes, and 5 under the bed totes totally full of stuff. Plus a ton of pattern books...probably 300 or more.

So when we got home, I had to go through a kid at Christmas. And of course I found tons of patterns that I would love to do. So I started one.....and I have actually finished it already. So I started another one.

Here is the one I've finished so far. My soon to be daughter in law (wedding is in October...I'm sure you will be hearing more about it later.) loves cats. She has 3 black cats that she adores. So when I saw a pattern book with cats, I immediately thought of Krista. I did this and plan to get it framed and giving it to her for either a wedding gift, a shower gift, or birthday...not sure which. 

So when I finished the first one, I was hooked. So I went stash diving and found this:

Its a Bucilla kit called The Birdhouses. I love it. It will be a Christmas gift for someone..haven't decided who yet.  

So back to the Hermit Weekend ....I started looking at Cross Stitch blogs and found so many great ones. I never realized how many great blogs there were about cross stitching. I first found Debbie's Cross Stitch.
She is a very avid cross stitcher who has so many projects going at once...I don't know who she keeps them straight. I thoroughly enjoyed going through her blog...which lead me to Heather's Stitching Story. OMG..another wonderful blog. I'm so jealous of all the wonderful pieces these ladies have finished. So on Heather's blog I found the Hermit tab...and nosy me had to check it out. To my surprise, there is actually planned weekends to be a Hermit and stitch!! Who would have thought of such a thing!!! So last  weekend Jan. 18-20th was the "official" International Hermit and Stitch" weekend, but since I missed it. I have declared this weekend my catch up Hermit weekend.

So as soon as I get this typed up and posted, and then fix hubby's lunch (men eat way too much !!) I plan on relaxing in my recliner and doing some cross stitching. I took a picture of my progress as of last night so I can show you all. 

So what are you all doing this weekend??? Are you knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, sewing, etc???

Let me know. I would love to hear about you progress !!

Friday, January 25, 2013

I have decided....

I have decided that I am a terrible blogger and/or podcaster. I have good intentions who I start things, but not so good in the follow through. But after looking at my life in general, I can honestly say that this has been a problem my whole life. Some people are starters, and some people are finishers....I'm a starter. This is especially true in my crafting. I love it all...I want to do it all...I buy stuff to do it all...I start things, get bored or tired or whatever, and I start something new. I guess it's the thrill of new beginnings. Ya, that's it...the thrill of new beginnings...that is what is wrong in my life. I like the newness thrill....but shouldn't it be the other way around. Should I feel the "thrill" when things are done and completed??? Wouldn't that make more sense?? Not for me apparently !!!!

So what have I started today?? well nothing..YET, but the day isn't over yet--it's only 8pm..I still have 4 or 5 hours before I go to bed. Ummmm wonder how many things I can start in that time ?????? Tune in tomorrow and find out....