First off let me start by saying I didn't get much stitching done this month.
Aug 5th was my birthday and I got a 3DS XL and Pokemon X from my husband so.....that pretty much ate up my entire stitching time because....well....pokemon!!!! I honestly haven't really played a pokemon game since Pokemon Red or Blue (whichever one it is that my little brother had) and I briefly picked up his pokemon Gold game but they were never MY games so I couldn't have my own file on it (stupid only 1 save file for pokemon!) and I never actually beat the games. This one is mine....ALL MINE!!! *insert evil laugh here*
Ahhhemm....anywhos, thank you hunny for my wonderful pokemon game and DS system.
|System is actually blue but I got a metallic purple case for it|
On Sat, Mom and I loaded Miss Emma into the car and took her with us when we went to Goodwill. Mom wanted to look for a colorful mobile that could spin on its own and she had seen one there on previous trips. We went to the bigger, nicer, one which was further away. I went because I wanted to see if there was any chance of finding some cross-stitching stuff. After a bit of a trial with getting the stroller to unfold, it took 5 adults all trying different things before we finally figured it out, we got Emma's car seat clicked in and went off on our hunt. It was nice not having to take Emma out of the car-seat to put her in the stroller, that child HATES being put in it and she was sleeping so neither of us really wanted to wake her up, or carry her the entire time, which is why we even took the stroller.
Mom was not successful in finding a mobile but she did get a bunch of cute socks for her classroom so the kids could work on sorting and she got a set of baby silverware and the matching 2 sippy cups for Miss Emma when she gets older that her parents can keep in a baggy in the car/bag in case they forget their own set at home and were out and about. One of the sippy cups Mom kept at the house so she could have one.
The needlework project I'll finish and turn into a pillow or something for the spare bedroom, eventually. All that I need to do for that is 1) pick out the initials of the previous owner, 2) figure out how she worked her stitches in the first place and finish it, 3) find/buy fabric & stuffing for it, and 4) figure out HOW to make it into a pillow then get my neighbor at home in KW to help me sew it together if needed, since I don't know if it's something I can hand stitch.
|Close up of back|
Carla got to see my find, and meet Miss Emma and Mom since she was holding her, when I got back since she was online at the time. Dad was a little confused as to what was go on since I don't normally get on Hangout with people when I'm home and downstairs. But I know Carla enjoyed getting to see the find and the baby. :) Because baby!! I really do love that little girl even when she's being fussy because at that point I can hand her off to her Mom/Dad if they're around. Sometimes my Mom will take her from me and she can usually get her to calm down better than I can. Probably because of
Sunday was the triplet
Got home Monday and after unpacking some I got to work clearing off the kitchen table so I could work on the puzzle. Did I mention yet that I love puzzles? Well I do. I learned how to do puzzles from my paternal Grandma and Dad and it was always one of the few things I could get my Dad to do with me. Well...that and play backgammon and checkers. But puzzles are just....I love them okay? ^_^ Took me about 4 days to complete, with some stitching & pokemon breaks. Thomas helped me finish up the last section and I left it alone for a day to enjoy before taking it apart and putting it back in the box for another day.
Missed IHSW since I was busy that weekend and had people over, but I did get on hangout with the ladies the next weekend. ^_^ That was fun and I actually got stitching done.
I'm starting to get burned out on the stocking again, probably because my progress has been so slow and also because I got out my R&J kitted project so I could figure out what colored threads & how many of each so I could mark them down in my phone app. I don't like having to restrain myself to only one project at a time. Usually when I get frustrated with a project or my attention starts to wander I can just set it down and pick up something else then pick it up again later. With this one I have to have it stitched up by Thanksgiving so I can get it sewn together and ready to hang on the mantle come Christmas. It's very frustrating but it will probably be better once I get Santa and his bike finished and move on to another section.
I might pick those back up for some quick finishes while I work on R&J because I know with as big as that project is I'm going to get frustrated and want to move on to something else.
Well, till next month, happy stitching everyone!