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!!

January 19, 2015

Jan 2015 IHSW Report

Our IHSW 2015 is off to an awesome start!!!! 60 blogs to visit! I can't wait to see all the pretties. :D

Believe it or not, I have an update myself. Wow!!! I haven't done one of these in so long I'm not sure I know how to go about it. Ok, let's see...

*peers through the cobwebs, brushes them aside*

I think I'm supposed to write something and post some pictures, right? LOL!

*flexes fingers*

Lately, I've been feeling the urges to stitch again. Thank goodness for that! D3's claws have abetted quite a bit and since I was feeling lacksey-daisical about it yesterday, I did all the prep work and started work on the "Field of Fucks" project for my friend, Piffle. Whoop, whoop!!! Haven't done much on it but it's a start. I'm hoping to get this done, hmm, inside of two weeks. Possible? We shall see. ^.^

January 13, 2015

January 2015 IHSW

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!!!! Hope your year is off to a swinging start! :D

Here's to our very first IHSW of the year and the hopes that we'll get lots of stitching in this year. (She says with trepidation knowing that she'll be playing more Diablo 3... )

What will you be stitching this weekend? Me... I'm of a mind to take Serengeti off the scroll frame and put in the Fields project. With it being so much smaller, it might actually be what I need to jump start my mojo...

December 18, 2014

IHSW December 2014

This is IHSW, right?? I went back and counted and... YES, it is!!! :D Though, with it being the weekend before Christmas, I'm not sure if the need to hermit will be at an all-time high or a no-time at all! ;)

So sorry about miscounting last month! I fully intended to have two IHSW as Jo requested but, as always, time ran away from me.

IHSW for 2015 is ON!!!!!!! I shall endeavor to be more involved than I have been this year. I have even gone as far as plan out things I'd want to stitch–a big step seeing as how I haven't touched needle nor thread in quite a few months.

Here's to our final IHSW of this year!!! I did a quick image search for something that would spur us on, and well, CHOOSE YOUR POISON! :D Of course, there is no rule to say you can't have both... ;)