Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Best Friend Update

Yeah, doesn't look like much but I really have spent A LOT of time on it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Okay, I Lied.

I didn't stick with Goblin. I went back and looked at my May goal and realized that I must've been crazy when I set it. Here it is: "Finish Best Friend. Almost one page completed. 6 total pages in the cart." It's the 3rd week of the month and I haven't finished a page yet. Granted, I am working across the full width of the design, which is 2 pages. Maybe I do have a page done, going across the top.... Anyway, here is my meager progress from this weekend.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

After the May HAED SAL

Here it is! Only managed a little more than 600 stitches this time. It was a busy weekend. Washed the deck, did the grocery shopping, laundry, and straightening up on Saturday. Visited my MIL in the Poconos on Sunday. The only time I had to work on it was Friday and Monday nights.

I love this piece! I will be working on this mainly from now on, execpt for QS Wednesdays when I will work on Molly Harrison's Best Friend. This is 28 ct. 1 x 1, Best Friend is 40 ct. 2 x 2. I find that I am having a hard time with the 2 x 2 and that I like the 1 x 1 much better. After Best Friend is finished I'll stick with 1 x 1 from then on. No going back for me!

Monday, May 14, 2007


Sara tagged me. Here's the rules:
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My 8 things:
1. I can't knit. I've tried, but I just can't hold 2 needles at the same time!
2. I used to love to crochet, before I found cross stitch.
3. I LOVE spinach.
4. I was a JV and a Varsity Cheerleader in High School.
5. I went to France on a school trip senior year and would love to visit again.
6. My Mother's Mother owned olive groves in Italy.
7. I want to retire so I can stitch all day!
8. I must stitch each day, even if it's just a bit. If I don't get to stitch, I'm cranky.

I won't tag anyone, just play along if you want.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Best Friend

Here it is after this week's QS SAL:
This weekend is the May HAED Weekend SAL, so I'll be back to Goblin for a bit!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

This is much better!

Mom Cube

RAK ed!

Kitty Hat Fae (QS) - Nadia Tate - Chart HAED

Look what Jeannie-Maree (AKA fudgeykat) sent me!!! She is a wonderful stitchy friend! Look at all the lovely purples!!! Thank you Fudgey!

Saturday, May 5, 2007


Fellow sitiching blogger Cindy was kind enough to send me the instructionss and answer my many questions, on how to make a cube out of my Mother's Day motif. Thank you Cindy!!! I'm not happy with the edges yet, so I am going to take it apart and re-do it. Cindy's looks much neater. This is just my firt attempt at it. You can't even imagine what I started out with! I am a bannana-head! Rather than make a block like this I originally had a 10x10x10x10 cube. What I mess I made! Cindy straightened me out on that! I'll get another picture when I have it just the way I want it.

Next my Best Friend update. This is after the Wed. QS SAL this week. I haven't been working a lot on this, not a lot of time this week.

We are renovating my kitchen from the ground up and having no sink, range, floor, etc. in there has been interesting. Not to mention the workers in and out and the random trips to the supply house that DH is constantly sending me on. It's been a real mess, but now the ceiling is up, the floor is down, the walls are freshly painted, and the cabinets started being hung yesterday. All my appliances are here now too, except for the sink. Countertop template is scheduled for Tues., and they say they are planning that installation for the following Tues. So if all goes well, I may have a working kitche by May 15th.

Kitchen Renovation