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... ;)

November 12, 2014

November (& October) IHSW

Hiya, stitchy darlings!!! I'm still alive (YAY!!), work is still crazy (BOO!), there is still not enough time (BOO!), I'm still not stitching (BOO!), dad's doing well (YAY!)...

My stitching mojo is completely gone. I dunno where it is and I'm too tired to even go looking for it. Have any of you seen it, by chance? When I get it back, I told a friend I'd do a quick side project for him. He'd mentioned one day that he'd like to give it to his wife. Said project?

Hopefully, I'll be able to get to it soon. I still have to chart it out and pick out the floss colors.

At least I didn't forget about this month's IHSW. :D I'm not sure if I'm getting any stitching done though as it's hubby's birthday weekend. Also, on the subject of IHSW, are y'all still interested in carrying it forward into next year?

September 16, 2014

IHSW Sept 2014 & A Quick Update

Three more months and we'll have Christmas upon us! Where did this year go? How is Fall (on Stateside) treating you guys?

I haven't done much stitching over the last month. Hubby and I went home to Malaysia for about two weeks. We found out about a month ago that my dad had a brain tumor that metastasized from his prostate cancer. He was having problems with movement on his left side and after a few tests, the ER doc ordered a CT scan and they found the brain tumor on his frontal lobe.

God is great and merciful! The tumor was located in what is considered a "safe" part of the brain and my dad had brain surgery a week after the diagnosis. The tumor was contained in a little sac which made removal very easy, if such a thing can be said about brain surgery. :) I'm happy to report that dad's recovering nicely and is walking around and gaining strength by the day.

Family pic taken on the day we left. That ladder cracks me up...

L to R back row: Hubby, me, brother's fiancee, brother
Front row: Mom and dad

Now, to the other subject at hand.... IHSW!! I think I shall be giving Serengeti some love this weekend. How about you? What's on your stitchy plate?

August 18, 2014

August IHSW Report

Hi everyone!! How were your IHSWs? I know that things were crazy busy over the weekend in the US with most of the kids going back to school this week.

For the first time in months, I'm posting an IHSW Report on time AND with progress pics! :D The huts from Part 3 are finally done! They're so darn adorable, I can hardly stand it!

Next up will be everything on the left and right of the center. I haven't decided if I'm working on the hippos (R) or zebras (L) first. Hrmm....

Ran out of time today. Will be checking out your IHSW later this week!

August 13, 2014

IHSW August 2014

EGADS!!!! Late again!!! 'nough said. LOL!

I thought this was the 2nd weekend... till I found out it wasn't... 

I will be working on Serengeti for this month's IHSW. The huts are going slower than intended, but I think it might have something to do with the fact that I haven't been stitching every night, hehehe.

Happy IHSW'ing!!

August 4, 2014

Serengeti WIPs

Finally!!! I have something to show. :D Work has gotten increasingly busy the last few weeks and I kept running out of time to post after IHSW. Before I knew it, we've hit a new week!

Part two of Serengeti took me longer than anticipated. I hate stitching with black thread. The coverage is so abysmal and I fiddle with it for way longer than I should. Complaints aside, I'm happy to report that Parts 1 and 2 are done! Those one-inch squares in in the corners consist of about twelve colors each! Martina never ceases to amaze me with her mastery of colors. :D

On the Lilac front, thanks everyone (!!!) for all your comments. Y'all make it so much fun to share. :D I've since found the fabric backing for her and she's now situated in my closet with her other pixie friends.

Have to get back to work now. :(

July 17, 2014

IHSW July 2014

No, I didn't forge... ok, I almost did and it wasn't from gaming either. LOL! (Let's not talk about last month, shall we? *bangs head*)

I had all good intentions to post on Monday and time ran away from me. (I think I even have a post started with pics of Serengeti.) Tuesday and Wednesdays are a bust since I rush around from the office to go teaching in the afternoons, and before I know it, it's already Thursday!!

Ok, without further ado, let's IHSW!!!! I'll be working on Serengeti. How about you?