March 16, 2015

IHSW March 2015

I'm on a roll! We're only three months in to 2015 and I'm posting IHSW signup on time for the third time this year. :D Let's hope that the cycle continues. ;)
Thanks for all your encouragement about finishing Deco Spirits by May 6th! I shall surely try and had grand plans about finishing Water by yesterday. Alas, I was foiled by a mango and a peeler and had to stitch maimed for most of last night!! If I'd cut any deeper, I think I'd have lobbed off the tip of my finger! :O

So, one day pass my self-imposed deadline, Deco looks like this:

My sweet, sweet cousin, for whom I stitched Sabrina a few years ago, and for whom I'm planning on stitching Stargazer later this year or early next year, spent hours this past weekend baking chinese pineapple tarts and brought me some!! I was so excited to get it that I ate one before taking a pic for you guys. LOL!

You know what I'll be working on this weekend, how about you?

March 13, 2015


That's me after lunch today! My biz partner bought me an apple fritter (OMG, sooooo good!!!) and of course I had to eat it with coffee, which resulted in me going full on Tigger! LOL

Too bad I don't have anyone to bowl over! Any volunteers??? :D

Onward ho to stitching news!! I stitched!!! What do you mean you don't believe me?? Take a look at this honest, earnest face! Pics or it didn't happen??!! Well! I never!!! Fine! Be like that!!!

Told ya! :D

So, here's the thing... I'm stitching this for a dear friend who's visiting the beginning of May. I'd like to have it done by then so that I can send it home with her, as I get heart palpitations sending out my babies into the big, bad world care of the post office. To achieve that, I'll need to finish the current part by the 15th of this month and then allocating two weeks each for the three parts. I don't think it's doable. :( Ah well, we shall see.

Happy weekend, my dears!! Rawr!!!

March 6, 2015

Friday Randomness

I fully intended to post this earlier but time has just flown today. I also intended to post a quick WIP of Deco Spirits but I think you will all agree that it can wait. ;)

Happy Weekend, everyone! :D

February 23, 2015

IHSW and then some

It's amazing how much stuff one can get done when one's head (and other body parts) aren't buried in a game! ;)

I was going to stitch up a storm. We had plans to hunker down for Winter Storm 2015. It was cold, the winds were howling, and everyone was bundled up and ready for a low of 36F and windchill of 20F in South Florida. Oh yeah!!! ;) But then, Saturday came along and what do you know? Mid-70s weather and then BOOM!, low-80s for Sunday. This, of course, meant that I had to take care of and repot some of the orchids, cos this girl ain't gonna do that in mid-80s and higher heat. No sirree bob! (Wow, how did I turn all southern... yanks back.) I'll take some pics of the balcony when a couple more of the orchids start to bloom.

Deco Spirits got started but there's not much to show except for chunks of black here and there:

I also finally decided that it's about time Spring Knotgarden got framed. So, we went to HomeGoods and found a square wall art with white mat for $24.99 and then spent a few hours tearing the thing apart and framing SK into it. I swear they must use some sort of Super Super glue and a monster nail gun when they mass produce these frames! Sine I wasn't keen on a white mat on white fabric, I used dark chocolate ribbon to edge the inner part of the mat to create some visual interest. Not too shabby for less than $30, eh? :D

February 16, 2015

IHSW February 2015

Can it be?? Is it she?? She's on time??? For a dime???? (I know, I know, that last one didn't make sense, but I had to rhyme something with time, LOL!!)

I've been pretty good with stitching over the last few weeks:
- finished Field of Fucks
- stitched Serengeti √
- planned a new start √

Wha, wha, what?? A new start???!! Me?? Has the sky fallen down??!! IKR?????!!!!! (Sheesh, I think I just use up my quota of question marks and exclamation marks for the next two months!! Oh, who am I kidding? That was barely a week's worth, HAH!)

Well, you see, one of my dearest online friends is coming for a visit in May. You know how there are certain people with whom you instantly become fast friends? There's no awkward getting-to-know-you phase, there's no tip-toeing around likes and dislikes, all there is is an instant bonding. Bane (not her real name, LOL) is such a friend and she'll be flying all the way from KY just to see me... even though she hates to fly!

I had been planning on stitching her something for a while now and I think I probably bugged her to death with ideas and links but she finally decided on Mirabilia's Deco Spirits. The fact that she likes this thrilled me to no end since I've always loved this design but never had a reason to stitch it. Well, now I do!!!! :D :D :D And what better time to start it than IHSW?? ;)

With this, Serengeti is going away for a little bit longer, but if you squint real hard and hop around in a triangle, you can almost see the two zebras I was working on last week. :D

On a sidenote, I've started playing Marvel Heroes (DOH!!), but at least it's nowhere as addictive as D3 was. :D

February 9, 2015

A Field of Fucks Finish

It's finished!!! Took me three weeks instead of the intended two, since I was still playing D3 on and off, but WHEEEEE, I got it done and am so pleased with how it turned out!! It's already on its way to my friend, Piffle, and Serengeti is ready to go back on the scroll frame. :D

The Particulars:
Field of Fucks
Fabric: 32ct linen
Floss: DMC
Started January 18th, 2015
Finished: February 8th, 2015

January 23, 2015

Friday Randomness

It's been forever since we had one of these. So much so that I had to look through the archives only to discover that it was almost a year ago!!! EGADS!!! Have I been remissed or have I been remissed?!!

Well, stitching on FoF has progressed some. I now have a little monster. :D

For today's Randomness, I leave you with some cool .gifs that I've been collecting from hubby and friends over the last few months....

ETA: to answer the questions of "why is someone shooting at a panda?", hubby's theory is that China uses them for their reenactment of the storming of the beaches at Normandy. LOL!! But, in all seriousness, the shots were digitally added to the video of this panda performing what I presume is his king fu routine. LOL!!