Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stitching for others

Right now I've put my WIPS aside to work on a few little side projects that my PEO sisters asked me to stitch to help out with their upcoming convention displays. Our current State President is an avid cross stitcher, since my sisters know how stitch crazy I am they asked if I would stitch some small things for their displays. I've finished one project and will move on to the next. I'll post pics of them all when I finally get finished.

I want to give a shout out to everyone that took the time to read my blog, it means a whole lot to me! Thanks!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A finish and some WIPS

I have been stitching a lot this year, but I've been doing bigger projects rather than my typical small ones. I decided that I've pretty much run out of space for smaller pieces and since larger ones take longer, I'll stitch those for awhile. Makes total sense to my stitcher brain, of course my DH wants to know what I'm going to do with all the BIG pieces. Pffffffffthhht to him!

The first picture is a piece I actually got paid to do, it's a baby sampler done stitching three pairs of Sue Hillis' baby shoes with the baby info. I stitched it on a blue Silkweaver's solo on 32 ct with one thread over two. I used DMC for this one.

The next is Lizzie Kate's ABC Lessons done on Platinum Cashel w/ Crescent Colors and DMC in the colors recommended by the designer.

Finally is my Weihenberg Mystery Sampler from 2008 which isn't a mystery anymore but I started stitching it this year. I stitched it on 35 ct. mushroom linen from HDF. I'm stitching it over two with one thread of HDF Acts of Violets with DMC variations for the letters.

So this is Anakin

This is our owner, Anakin. There is a story to our having him, of course everyone has a story about their animals right? I am a cat lover, have always been a cat lover but for about 7 years I didn't have a cat to love. When I divorced back in 2000 I had to farm out my two cats because in selling our house I moved to an apartment complex with a no pet clause. I had no choice, there was no where else to live. To say this broke my heart is an understatement, I couldn't even take them to their new homes, a good friend had to do it for me.

Fast forward a little, I'm now remarried and have a house and am loving life. New DH isn't a pet fan, and I knew this going into our marriage and agreed to no pets, partly because the loss of my boys was still pretty fresh. We do decide in a few years time that our son needs a pet and we get him a fish. It's not the same, but hey, it's a start! So one day our fish needs some supplies and I go during my lunchbreak with a girl from work to Petsmart. While there we happen to pass the cat adoption center and there are a bunch of cats that need homes. Well most of the cats ignore us, in true kitty fashion, but one cat comes right up to the glass and starts rubbing his head against the glass and patting my fingers with his paw through the glass as well. My heart melts, but I leave him there knowing that I'd agreed to just our little fish.

That day on my way to a dentist appointment I call DH since I hadn't talked to him all day and I mention the cat and how sweet he was. I must have sounded truly enamoured because my DH says "Do you really want that kitty?" My heart skipped several beats and I said "OH yes! The poor thing needs a home!" So he tells me to "Go back and bring him home on your way home from the dentist." Naturally that was the longest dentist appointment on record, but I made it back to Petsmart and ran back to the adoption center and there he was, and he still ran up to the glass to love on me. I filled out the paperwork and dropped it in the slot (of course I couldn't have him right then!) I got home, ate dinner and the phone rang, it was the adoption center saying they reviewed my paperwork and called my vet and everything checked out and I could come get him the next day! We picked him up the next day, it was December 21st, 2007. He was the best Christmas present I ever got.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I can't believe how happy I am it's Friday! I am usually not this excited for the work week to end, but I've been fighting a cold and DH and DS are both sick as well. It's not been a great week in the Daly household. The good news is that we're all on the mend and Dylan is off to his Dad's for the weekend so DH and I are planning on doing NOTHING! I might go shopping for some clothes, nothing spectacular but a few tops and bottoms for dressier wear. Somehow all I have are jeans for around the house and scrubs for work.

I am hoping to get some more stitched on my LK ABC Lessons, I'm grooving along on it right now. I also need to work on my Weidenburg Quaker Sampler from last years Mystery. Hopefully I'll get some pictures up soon!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Very First Entry

Why blog? I have no idea :) I think I want to use the blog as a way to keep track of my stitching habit and maybe as a journal of my everyday comings and goings. Mostly my life isn't exciting enough to share, but I'd like to remember some of the things that I'm doing and post pictures to go with them. Maybe I'll actually keep up with it! Now wouldn't that be amazing :)