Tuesday, September 25, 2007

More Birthday Stuff

Oh my! How could I have left this out?! My dear friend JM from the HAED Borad sent me Molly Harrison's Yellow Haired Witch and the matching eCard! Isn't she a sweetie!!! Thank you Jeannie-Maree!
I also got Amy Brown's Book Worm as part of the Birthday Club.

AND look what was released from Selina Fenech, Dragon Skies! This went right to the top of my wish list! (Like I NEED more projects!)

Birthday & Other Stuff

My Birthday was last Friday and my DH gave me this lovely necklace: A cat of course!

My 2 boys (the cats) got their Mom this lovely figurine:

Aren't they just the best?!

On the stitching side, I did start Rosey! The bad news is I had a major visit from the frogs! Here's the deal... As you probably know, I will be stitching 4 cats on one piece of fabric. They are all close to the same size within a few rows. But since they will be together I have to make the all the same size. So Rosey needs 9 extra rows that aren't on the chart. The best way I could figure to do this was to split it up and add 4 rows to the top and 5 rows to the bottom. Sounds not too difficult... HA! IF YOU CAN COUNT! LOL! I started Friday, stitching with my delicious VC silks and loving it. Since I need the extra 4 rows across the top I decided to get them out of the way first. So I used the 1st row and repeated it at the top 4 times - that's 175 stitches across the entire top row, 4 times. THEN I realized that I had mis-counted! Holy Cow! Why couldn't I have seen that after the FIRST row!!!? I usually count and re-count a million time, I don't know WHAT I was thinking! So... I had to rip it, rip it, rip it! On top of this I had to be so careful, since it's silk and I didn't want to ruin it. What a job! But I mamaged to do it, and I've re-stitched it all now, so here is my start on Rosey after much ado!

This is what she will look like:

Friday, September 21, 2007

More Goblin

HAED's background SAL starts today, so I thought I would update my progress on Goblin first.
Now I am going to start Curly Tailed Rosy for the SAL. I finally got my fabric and the delicious silks. More details on Rosy back on Aug 16th titled New Start SAL - HAED.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Spinning Update

I've finished the "'Walk to Rivendell", in my case "SPIN to Rivendell". That was 458 miles. I'm now 7 miles into "Rivendell To Lothlorrien" which is 462 miles total. Where I am: At the Ford of BrĂșinen, turn south on ‘narrow paths among folded lands’.
My stats:
Classes completed (since July 10th): 47 Includes spin, weight, core & abs training
Total Miles Spun: 465
Weight Loss so far: 10 pounds
As of 9/12/2007 Lost one dress size!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Goblin Tree after the Sept. HAED SAL

I didn't get as much stitched as I would have liked. I think my stitchy mojo was on the blink or something. But since I promised an update, as meager as it is, here ya go! (It's around 700 stitches.)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lil Blue

Wow! It's been a while! I didn't realize I haven't updated in a long time. I really wanted to finish Lil Blue's eye before posting, but I figured I owed a pic since it's been so long. I had to put him down for a bit because the HAED Sept. SAL was this weekend. I've been working on Goblin Tree for that this weekend. That is over today so I will get a pic of her tomorrow. So without further ado.... Lil Blue!