Friday, June 27, 2014

Can't stop stitching!

Have you ever had a project so fun you couldn't put it down? I started working on a stitch for my friend who is getting married a year and a half from now and I can't put it down. I'll admit when I started stitching on it I wanted to toss it out the window, that or beg my friend to pick a different picture. I couldn't figure out how my counting went wonky and I was off. Thankfully my new friend Deb helped me out. She runs a cross stitch shop close to my home town! I drove by the complex on my way to West Virgina a few weeks ago. I stopped in last Saturday and instantly knew I was going to be spending a lot of time (and money lol) here. She has a fantastic shop with a large selection of items., and also has an area to sit and stitch. We ended up stitching for 5 hours Saturday and about 3 hours on Sunday. It's so nice to meet some local people that like to stitch. I started working on Rose Bower Saturday, and even though I set it aside for a few days out of frustration I picked it up last night and stitched for 6 hours! I only stopped when my fat cat Pippin (also known by many names: The Pippinfather, Pippinpotumus, Blob) knocked my stand over because he was hungry.

Rose Bower Wedding
Started 6-21-14

Sunday after getting frustrated I picked up a Mill Hill Bead kit. Never too early to work on Christmas presents! This will be for my Mom, I've even got a wooden box picked out for it to go in.

Victorian House
Started 6-22-14

These are so fun to stitch on. Sorry the picture is kinda cruddy. I'll remember to turn the flash off next time!

I'll leave you with kitty pics. Pippin loves to help hold my projects down, just incase gravity fails.
Bella needs rehab for her box addiction
Bear just wonders if any of it is edible

Have a good weekend everyone!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

So very busy!

Things have been quite crazy around here lately. The last weekend in May I went down to Missouri for my cousins wedding. It was about a 4 hour drive there and back, but it was a blast. Last weekend I worked my second job (have to pay for my awesome car!) It was also my anniversary, but due to my stupid second job I didn't get to see the boyfriend at all! This week I drove 9 and a half hours to Huntington, West Virginia for training. I split the trip by staying in Indy overnight. My room was a suite! I sat for about 3 hours on the couch and stitched. I worked on the seasonal chairs.

 Spring Chair Before

 Spring Chair After

Its hard to see but I finished the cushion and added a bit to the chair. I sat in class until 9 tonight and I have to be back by 8 in the morning so I don't think I'll get any stitching done tonight. But my plan for the week is to stitch after class. More pictures soon!