March 21, 2016

Mar 2016 IHSW Report

OH EM GEE!! Can y'all believe it? I actually stitched!!... ok well, beaded more like, but hey as long as it involved needle and thread, we're good, right?a :D

I've previously mentioned maybe stitching a little something for my biz partner's new house and after much mulling, combined two charts together and decided that beading the whole thing would be quicker than stitching it.

So far, over the weekend, I've finished beading the heart. It's a free chart from:

There will be text underneath and earlier today I thought it might be a good idea to add an element from Chatelaine's Japanese Garden. Stay tuned! ;)

March 14, 2016

IHSW March 2016 Sign Up

I remembered!!!! :D

(That's all I got for this post.... other than to say: I freaking hate daylight savings!!)

Ok, I lied... What will you be stitching this weekend?

March 4, 2016

Where do I begin?

(sung to the tune of Love Story)
Where do I begin?
To tell the story of how quick the clock can chime
The forlorn tale about my lack of stitching time
The simple truth is that this sentence needs to rhyme
Where do I staaaaaaart?.....

Helloooooooooo out there!! To quote Jo: Yes!! I'm aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive, LOL! Thanks, everyone, for your emails to check up on me. Holy schmoly, guacamole!!!! (Ok, this rhyming thing has to stop) Has it been more than 6 months since I last blogged????!!!! (I had to double check that cos surely my mind hath deceiveth me!!!)

Well, contrary to popular believe, I haven't been spending my entire time gaming, even though it's easier turning on the computer to kill monsters for a few hours than it is dragging the huge contraption that is my stitching stand with Serengeti on it. Let me present Exhibit 1. Yes!! It takes up 2/3 of the couch!!!

Apart from work, I've been studying to get my insurance license for work. What entailed was a 200 hour course--I chose to do that online--pass it, and then take the State exam. I took the State exam last week and passed, thank God! So, that has taken up a big chunk of my time.

I do apologize for not being around to get the IHSW posts up. Jo and Kaye have generously offered to help out when I get too busy by hosting it on the Friday's Frolics blog, but I'm going to try and not infringe too much on their hospitality.

With all that out of the way, let's talk stitching and blogging. Work, studies, and gaming aside, I've found it really difficult to stitch lately. I think it partly has to do with my stopping point of Serengeti. You see, when I pick it back up, I'll be working on the baobab trees. Let me refresh your memories:

See those branches? Fiddly as all hell. See the 'land' under the trees? Doubly fiddly because of the yarn used. Takes forever to get the floss to lay correctly and not create a hole in the linen. And to make matters worse, rinse and repeat FOUR times!!! If I can get this entire section done, then I'm golden, but getting up the energy to get that done is my biggest hurdle right now. Yes, yes, I know... put my big girl panties on and just do it but *waaaaaaaaahhhhhhh* it's more fun to sit and complain, haha!!

In related stitching news, my business partner and her hubs just put an offer on a house. We are very close and I'm thinking of stitching her a house warming but again, no mojo.

I leave you with a few cute things for a wonderful weekend!