Monday, February 25, 2013

4 years -- really?

Here is my progress on The Hart.  Got the man in, and the outline of the dog, among other things.

I like the man's togs.

I did get distracted this week from The Hart.  By this beauty.  (Photo from Tula Pink's website.)

Yup.  Couldn't resist.  Hex on the Beach comes as a kit with the hexies already pre-cut!  So yeah.  I got a bit distracted.

Got one row done!  So pretty!  I'm trying to concentrate on The Hart some more now.

The title of my post refers to the fact that I realized yesterday that today marks, to the day, the 4th anniversary of my blog.  Pretty bizarre.  It doesn't feel like I've been blogging that long.  But when I look back through my blog and see the kids, then I see it has been that long.  lol!  I've never done a giveaway, and I'm not sure about doing one yet.  But maybe next year on my 5th blogiversary I'll think about doing one.  :D   Anyway, thanks to all of you out there, fellow bloggers and otherwise, for joining me on my blogging journey.  It's been fun, and continues to be fun.

We finally got a sleeper couch for the sewing room/the girl child's room.  I love it, although it is a bit modern for my tastes.  It's one of those "click clack" couches, which opens up flat to sleep on.  Mia and I have made it all comfy.

I think it will take some doing to get Mia used to spending time in the sewing room though.  She's used to being with me where my stitching chair is in the bedroom.

Mia loves her new bed so much.  She spends almost all her sleeping time sleeping in it now.  But once in a while when she tries to get into the bed, she has a bit of a mishap.

Poor baby.  lol!

Of course, as soon as I say that she spends so much time in her bed, she does this instead.

Mia's current status -- on my lap.  lol!  Makes typing on my laptop interesting!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mary Mccallester, Sweet Pea, and my Hart

If you subscribe to the Attic's newsletter, you might have spied a couple of pieces by Needlework Press which are going to be released at the Nashville market in March.  Yes, the big one is the model I was working on for so long.  It's Mary Mccallester.  (Keep in mind, my picture isn't great since it was taken before I sent it back to Vickie to be framed.)

Isn't she gorgeous?  I am so in love with her!  If you want to see Mary all pinned and wrinkle free, go to the link above and scroll till you find her.  Stitches used on Mary are cross stitch over one (verse and words) and two and rice stitch.

Needlework Press is also releasing a small piece, Sweet Pea. which I also stitched a long while ago.

It's sweet, isn't it?  :D

And no, I didn't stitch Mary Moteshed, the Attic's featured Sampler of the Month.  But I do love her!

Vickie, I hope you don't mind my showing the models off here.  (And no, I have no affiliation to the Attic.)

And now for the piece I'm currently stitching, The Hart.  It's coming along.  I'm finally stitching the fun parts.

I decided to stitch some of the grass to break it up since there is so much of it.

The lady reminds me of Queen Elizabeth II.  I think it's the nose.

I recently made a purchase of a nice bed for Mia -- and it's been a huge hit.  Mia sleeps in it almost exclusively, day and night.  She used to sleep right next to me at night, but now she prefers her bed.  It has a fleece lining, which she loves to knead.  And it has a surface under the lining which reflects her body heat back to her to keep her warm.

She even got right into it when it first arrived, despite it still being cold from outside!

Don't worry, I have since taken that tag off.  Mia is a happy cat!

From the beginning of the weekend, I was asking the Father Type if he had Monday off.  "I don't know....." was the constant answer.  I finally got him to check the calendar -- and yes, he has it off!!  So yay for three day weekends!

We finally bought a nice couch/bed for the sewing room/the girl child's former room.  It will be delivered on Wednesday.  I'm so excited!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!  Happy President's Day to those in the US.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Let it snow?

First, here is my progress on The Hart Lives.  I can't wait to be done with the border!!!

I am getting there.

It's also time for the TUSAL ORT report.  Here are my ORTs for the month.

My ORTs never look like much.  I always work the thread down to the last possible mm, so I rarely throw away anything longer than an inch, and usually it's more like a 1/4 inch.  lol!  You can see all the red from The Hart's border.

Of course everyone has heard about that winter storm named after a fish.  We were lucky and only got maybe a foot of snow.

I am so glad we have a snow blower!  And that I have a husband who is strong and can manipulate the thing.  lol!  I did all the shoveling necessary that the snowblower couldn't reach.  Good exercise.

The boy child was in Boston, of course, where they got 2 feet of snow.  He took a few pictures for me once the storm had passed.

I can't decide whether that last pic is of a snowman or someone's bike.  lolol!  The boy child has class again today -- classes were cancelled on Friday.

Mia has been doing her best to keep warm during all the cold and snow.

Yes, she is in this picture.  lol!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  I also hope everyone up in New England is warm and safe and has power.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Coffee high

First off a pic of my progress on The Hart Lives Where It Loves.  I included the chart as well so you can see how it will look when finished.

The red fill in is tedious, but mindless.

Most cats love their catnip.  Mia, she can take it or leave it.  She enjoys it once in a while, but it's not like a total high for her like with other cats.

What does give her that high is coffee.  And no, we never actually let her drink coffee.  Just the smell, the afterglow, is enough to send her into ecstasies.  

Any time a cup is left sitting around that has been used for coffee, Mia is there to enjoy.

The father type thinks she would be a Youtube sensation.  lol!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.