February 25, 2007

a post from Astro


I turned 4 months old today and celebrated with a roast beef bone.

And by soaking up some sun...

I did not concern myself with the sad state of the yard or things Daddy was busy fixing:

When Mom wasn't taking pictures of me, or the dilapidated birdhouse, she was inside playing with some new stash, which is really weird, all that stroking and purring...

And her recent order from Williams Sonoma...she said something about a "sale and free shipping" and how rocked her world gets by all that...

And she was so happy that she was done with block three on her Village, she ran right out and did a happy dance on the back porch!

Which indeed, was quite a sight to see.

February 22, 2007

my house is starting to look like a LNS

My friend was game for going to the needlework store with me (truly a BFF, is she not?) so we headed over there this morning. Waiting for me was this:

The design is from Birds of a Feather and called Kindness Sampler (I think). I stitched it on 36 ct. Meadowlark with one strand WDW over two.

Also, this:

This is Blackbird Designs Strawberry Garden, which I stitched on 40 ct. creme brulee with whatever threads the chart called for, can't really recall right now, but I did use just one strand.

The above pictures were taken with them sitting on some easels I got at Pier One, they were very cheap. Like under $10 for both of them. Maybe under $7, something like that. Anyhoo...took these pics inside, then took some outside and because I care about y'all so much, here are those pics too (just in case you'd like to see in natural light:

(Oh my gosh, i just clicked on these to make sure they were showing up and they are HUGE!! I have no idea why they're so big...sorry about that).

So anyway, with these sitting on their easels until I decide where to hang them, I looked around my living room and thought, gosh, there sure is a lot of stitching stuff around here. Finished stitching all over the walls, television console, fireplace mantle...then there's all the stitching STUFF, covering the fireplace hearth (almost entirely and what's not stitching is books and magazines)with is next to my stitching chair. It's really shameful and I should be embarrassed about it but really, I don't let many people into my house that don't love me, and those that do don't care, which is the way it should be, right? Anyway, my friend said her husband would never let her get away with that. He also restricts how much stitching she hangs on the walls.
So I realize (once again) how blessed my life is that I have such a great hubby and family that indulge me and let me do my "thing".
All. Over. The. House.

February 18, 2007


Recent finishes from the finisher....

All of these are Ewe & Eye & Friends designs. Stitched up by me, sent to (...) for finishing.

Sent the middle one to a friend, kept the rest, for the time being.

Taking a blogging break for now. May be back next month.

February 14, 2007

my valentine

Whew, made my self imposed deadline to have this one done by today!

My Valentine by Blackbird Designs:

This was stitched on 30 ct. Alabaster linen with GA and WDW threads over two. Some pesky over one had to be done for the verse. Not all that happy with my initials, think they're kinda wonky, so I may redo that....maybe with DH's initials as well, and some kind of "25 years together" thing on it. I don't know. Always planned on stitching Drawn Threads "The Marriage of the Minds" to commemorate our 25th, so maybe this one doesn't really need to mention it.

Speaking of our 25th, today is the day! We're not doing anything big, just a favorite meal at home. We may go out tomorrow night for steak or something. We;ve talked about going somewhere for Spring Break, we'll both have some time off then and can get away. Not sure where yet.

Still need to post a progress pic on HOHRH, but wanted to get a bit further along so there's really something to show, lol. Also need to crank out an ornament this month so I can keep up with my "goals" for this year. Not real big on stitching goals like some people are, but have some things I'd like to get done and accomplished, so I came up with two. One is the ornament a month thing, and the other is one block a month on my village. Everything else is gravy!

Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day, may it be sweet and filled with love!