Showing posts from June, 2014

June SFS

Well, I'm a little late in doing this (as always it seems) mostly because even though I read other SFS blogs I never seem to remember to do mine. -__-

I actually spent some this month, $19.49 to be exact so I have $5.51 left to carry over for this month.  I went to Hobby Lobby here in Lawton for the first time, just to check it out and see what there was to be had since I had a 40% off coupon.  Got a nice kit and leaflet for cross-stitch.  I also picked up a darning needle and a leaflet book of crochet afghan patterns since I'm teaching myself how to crochet and eventually I'd like to make an afghan.

The 'Twelve Days of Christmas' kit is going to be fun with metallic threads and beads. ^_^ And the 'Biker Santa' leaflet I just couldn't pass up since it was on clearance and was just too cute! Don't think I'll start either of those soon though since 'Twelve Days' is another big project and 'Biker' I haven't really looked  throu…

June IHSW Update

Well IHSW was this past weekend and or once I got to work on something other then Emma's birth record.  Mostly because it's finally finished! ^_^ Miss Emma was born on the 19th at 8:52pm the same day that my teal thread came in from Dimensions so that I could finish the hills. I got that finished, made another copy of the pattern where the text goes so I could figure out the personalization, and waited for the news. 

I'll post pictures of it once it's washed and ironed.

Now, as for what I was working on, I promised Sarah I would make Miss Emma a Christmas Stocking as well.  Sarah picked out the pattern from the list of ones I had saved on, much like she did with the birth record.  She picked out Santa's Sidecar and it's been sitting in my stash waiting for the time I finished the birth record before I started it.

I finally opened it up on the 19th, figured out where I was going to start it, and got the personalization on the pattern done. Only did 4…

Jun WIPocalypse

So I completely just skipped last month.  I honestly just forgot since I was moving and all.  Sorry ladies but I'm going to go ahead and answer last months question and this months! ^_^

May: What designs or themes do you really wish you could find?  What do you think is missing among stitching designs?

Okay well....I honestly LOVE gryphons. But I'm pretty picky when it comes to how they look.  I know I can find tribal ones and the heraldic types ones but those aren't what I like.  I'm talking full on color 'realistic' looking creatures. ie:

Now, as you can imagine, not the easiest to find in the cross-stitching world since it's not a 'popular' mythical creature (ie: not a dragon, unicorn or fairy)  One of these days I might just go ahead and find a picture I like enough to make a pattern of it (or get someone else to since I'm not the best with pattern manipulation stuff like that)

That being said, I am constantly in awe by the shear number of di…

End of May update.

Yes I know that May ended 13 days ago.  I just haven't sat down and actually written the post.

As far as decorating the apartment, we have the all of our pictures and other such decor up in the living room/entrance way/dinning room.  The curtains are up in the living room but the master bedroom and guest room/computer room still need to have curtains and decor put up on the wall.

For that we have to go through our posters and figure out which ones we are going to buy frames for and put up.

As far as Miss Emma's arrival, it is now a waiting game. The doctor won't let her go past the 19th so we will see what happens.

Now for pictures! ^_^

Ran out of the teal color that goes between the lighter blue/green for the hills.  Got to say, Dimensions is great about getting back to you.  I got an e-mail response a few hours after I placed my order saying it was processed and I should be receiving it in 7-10 business days.

Since I won't be going home to even see Miss Emma till th…