December 19, 2012

December IHSW Report

I've really loved writing down dates this month--12/4/12, 12/12/12, 12/19/12... What does that have to do with the price of eggs, you ask? Nothing... it just popped into my brain and the fingers went with it... yeeeeeeahh..... LOL!!!

How were your IHSW weekends? I'm looking forward to seeing your BLOG POSTS and gorgeous pics. :D

I had yet another pitiful IHSW showing. At the rate I'm going, I might as well just back virtual cookies and send them out as the IHSW host. :S I did stitch some, but it's a small, pathetic "some." So here's the new start I mentioned, but don't let it fool you as the weekend's progress was only the top part and not the entire thing.



The fabbie color is off in the picture above. Here's a truer color match, although the greens are a bit more pale and mossy than teal. My friend, Brenda, sent me this gorgeous thing, SMF Belfast "Merfolk's Mom," a couple of years ago and I finally found the perfect design for it.



Oh yes, the design... well, it's Mirabilia's Lady Alexandra reimagined. My partners in crime, Vanessa and Heidi, were instrumental with the conversion. Vanessa changed the dress and hair color and Heidi charted an asian face for me. My contribution? "Hm... I'm not sure... how about... hmm... wellll, her face looks wonky. Can you try...."

Me? Picky? Anal might be more the word you're looking for. ROFL!!!!

I'm afraid that you'll have to stick with me to see her purple dress revealed. At the rate I'm stitching, it might be a loooooong haul. What I have to show you is Heidi's drawing of her face. :D See the chopsticks in her hair? Those were hubby's idea. :D

December 14, 2012

Some IHSW Company

Before I get to the subject matter at hand, I want to say a huge THANK YOU for your support in my last post. *HUGS* They mean the world to me and once I'm done with the recital tomorrow, I'll be spending quite a bit of time in the email world. :D

Since this is our last IHSW of 2012, and we might get lonesome hermitting and stitching, I thought that the least I could do was supply some hunk pictures. ;)

As it happens, hubby and I just came back from watching The Hobbit in its high frame rate and 3D version. What an AWESOME movie!! There was so much back story and tie-ins with the Lord of the Rings trilogy that it made the nerd me in twirl around with joy. Needless to say, we'll be watching it again! But, I digress because...

...amidst the beautiful soaring music, stunning scenery, and great acting, the king of the dwarfs, Thorin, emerged--battle-honed, tough, sexy, and four feet tall! Of course this meant that I very happily sacrificed some stitching (and *choke* D3) time to hunt down more pictures of Richard Armitage, the actor that portrayed Thorin.

I would venture to say that he looks damn good both with and without facial hair. Since I like pretty boys, my preference is always the clean cut look, but damn if he doesn't look hunky-dory with some stubble too. ;) What say you?








Don't forget to wipe off the drool before you guys start stitching!! ;) HAPPY HERMITTING! :D

December 10, 2012

2012's Final IHSW

Helloooo everyone!! It's been a long while. Life has thrown a few things our way. Without going into too much detail, I find myself with some free time on my hands as I was laid off. Don't worry, everything is ok. I find this a blessing in disguise as I've been needing to take a break. So, apart from teaching, I've used the last week to just relax and basically not do anything. ;)

I'm back though, and even have a new start (more about that in a later post).

For now, it's our final IHSW of the year! Can you believe it? I think we will keep this ongoing for 2013. What do you guys think?

I won't have too much time this weekend, though. My students are having their Winter Recital this Saturday, so that day is pretty much shot. Sunday, we have to go to a Christmas party in the evening, but I'll squeeze some stitching time in. :D Oh.... and who's excited about The Hobbit??? We have tickets to go see it on Friday. :D

Let's close off 2012 with a bang, shall we? What will you be stitching? Me? Why... my new start, of course. :D