"Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams." -Henry David Thoreau

Friday, August 30, 2013

WOW where did the time go?

I CANNOT BELIEVE how fast this year has gone by and HOW LONG it's been since I posted ANYTHING! My son starts school next week. I've been plugging along on stitching and crocheting & will post WIP pics this weekend.

Autumn is quickly approaching though it doesn't show in the temps, it shows in the changing of the leaves so soon. I've seen many trees going straight from green to red, skipping the lovely yellows & ambers of the in-between phase.

Well, I am off to blog-stalk. Will post more later! Hugs!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Where did the time go?

I can tell you....but it's a long story. I had surgery in July, complications in July, August AND September & am now on the mend. I am back to work as well. I plan on participating in October IHSW with everyone. I don't know yet what I will be stitching but I will definitely be working on an afghan I am making for a dear friend's daughter who is battling leukemia & due to get her bone marrow transplant soon. I have so many WIPs that I actually gave myself anxiety over it so I plan on making a WIP To-Do List & slaying those fuckers one at a time.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer & start to autumn!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. Lots of medical crap I've been dealing with but getting there.

I could have sworn I posted a picture of my Crescent Moon Dragon by Joan Elliott finish. I don't see it posted so I will get a pic up this weekend.

I also started A New Day by My Big Toe Designs that I am stitching for a very close dear friend. If you click the link the chart is on the home page "Welcome To A New Day" on the left. I've changed all of the colors in it.

This weekend is International Hermit & Stitch Weekend as organized by Joyce. Thank you Joyce for posting this each month for us. I plan on working more on A New Day since I'm close to a finish and possibly Petal Fairy or some other WIP I have been neglecting.

I hope to see lots of blog updates after this weekend & can't wait to see pics of what everyone is working on.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Stash for sale & IHSW update.

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great IHSW this past weekend! I can't wait to blog-stalk to see everyone's progress!  I actually got tons done on my focus piece but I'll get to that in a minute.

More importantly is that my friend Brenda is selling a TON of stash, lots of HAED charts, an assortment of other charts including some Mira's Passione Ricamo & many others and a bunch of hand dyed fabrics. Here's a link to her album: Brenda's Stash For Sale She's selling everything at really marked down prices so please head over there to check it out. I thank you for that!! If you want anything, you can email her directly at b.delgrosso@comcast.net and if you could put something identifying in the subject line like "stash for sale" or "sale items" that would be great too just so she knows & doesn't "spam" you LOL   THANK YOU!!!

Now here are my Crescent Moon Dragon, aka Man Dragon, updates. You might recall that Brenda & I dubbed this Man Dragon as we are both stitching it for our boys & we modified it by making some minor changes in beads & in leaving of the border....which I love but my son said it looks too "girly" with the border & some other things on the chart. This weekend I got a shit-ton of backstitching done, got some beading done, got the tail completely finished with stitching & beading & a small portion of the moon stitched as well. Man that moon is a pain in the ass, but well worth it! LOL I think my favorite part of the piece so far is the finished tail at the very bottom. I love the colors together. Though I LOVE the colors of the whole thing, the tail just strikes me.  Thank you for looking!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Random Hottie

My friend & co-worker Ursula & I got to talking recently about Gerard Butler. He's hot, say no more LOL Enjoy!

Friday, February 24, 2012

First finish of 2012

Hi all! I hope everyone had a wonderful IHSW last weekend. I worked on Namaste by Ink Circles & finally finished it lastnight. I plan on making a wall hanging out of it & giving to a friend who's a life coach. The fabric is by Enchanted Fabrics but I don't remember the color.....both the chart & fabbie were gifts from my very dear friend Brenda. It's wrinkled because I had to take a pic as soon as I was done otherwise I'd forget LOL Thanks for looking! Now I'm off to blog-stalk the IHSW pics!! Have a great weekend all!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dino strikes again! A floss demise & Pinkadoodle (some mild language involved)

My sweet friend Joyce said I have to post this story I told her, Brenda & Cheryl about my dog Dino, who you all know by now, eats everything.

I will tell you the floss demise story first, then move onto Pinkadoodle.

I was wishing dear Brenda a happy birthday by phone on Sunday when I  realize Dino, aka eater of everything, was VERY quiet - that's a VERY scary thing. So I round the corner into the living room & see his head pop up out of my floss box....hanging out of his mouth -  Crescent Colors Frozen Margarita
Now, my dog is black, so seeing this bright beautiful green floss hanging out of his mouth down to the floor was comical and enraging at the same time. So I say "Bren, hold on a minute my dog got my floss - my HAND DYED FLOSS" Bren utters "uh oh" & put down the phone. Dino knows that when he has something he's not supposed to eat he can outrun us by running circles around the dining room table. How do you stop an 80 pound dog running in circles unless there are 2 people around? Answer: you don't. It usually takes 2 of us to stop him. Eventually I got him cornered by tempting him with food....he'll do anything for food. He stops dead in his tracks with half of the skein on the floor & the other half down his throat and all I could see was one thread length of about 6 inches hanging out of his mouth. I reach down his throat & pulled out as much as I could & threw everything away....and yes, his poop was riddled with green. All the while dear friend Bren is on hold & I almost forgot about her in the excitement. I get on to explain what happened & am totally exasperated with Dino but that it's my own fault for leaving the floss box open as he thinks of it as his personal treasure trove of treats.

On to Pinkadoodle. Again, dear friends Joyce, Brenda and Cheryl RAK'd me with this: Puffy Palzzzz bear whom they lovingly dubbed "Pinkadoodle" - Isn't he adorable??? I personally think he's a boy & have gotten several arguments from those who won't be mentioned, but to me, he looks like a pink boy.  So I shared this story with them & I hope you all get a chuckle out of it...I am laughing now but was NOT laughing at the time.....Dino strikes again:
(Ant is my fiance, short for Anthony)

Jen: (in the bathroom reading cause she needed peace & quiet)

Ant: (Yelling at top of his lungs) "Hey - what the fuck are you doing? That's mommy's! Give me that damn it!"

Jen: (Yelling at top of her lungs from the throne) "WHAT? What did Cam do?"

Ant: "Not Cam! Dino! Dino got your pink bear"

Jen: (has already wiped & flying off the seat, washes hands while yelling) "What the fuck! Did he eat him? Did he damage him?"

Ant: (Yelling from bedroom) "Him? This pink bear is a boy? He's not a boy, he's pink. Pink bears are not boys, they're girls"

Jen: (rushing out of the bathroom after washing & spraying Glade Relaxing Moments Cool Serenity spray - side note from author: that stuff smells amazing) "If he damaged Pinkadoodle I'm gonna fuck him up. Well i won't really fuck him up but I'm going to spank him"

Ant: "Pinkadoodle? You named a pink bear that's a boy fucking Pinkadoodle?"

Jen: "Not 'FUCKING' Pinkadoodle; just Pinkadoodle"

Cam: "Hey what happened? Did I hear you say Dino got Mom's Pinkadoodle that her friends got her?" (Yes my son is the type that adds lots of detail like me hehehe)

Ant: "Seriously? 'Pinkadoodle' - that pink bear is a girl. And Dino got a bit of his ear."


Cam: "Oh no!"

Jen: "Dino I am going to KILL you, you little Fucker! Get off my bed & gimme my bear!"

Ant: "You know you can't leave anything on the bed or in his reach cause he'll eat it."

Jen gives Ant the "fuck you" stare. Dog runs away and after careful inspection I realize Pinkadoodle has sustained minor damage to his left ear to wit: some fur was eaten, Dino's poop was sprinkled with pink particles. After all the commotion I heard Ant say to Cam "Mom is silly thinking that bear is a boy & her friends & her naming it Pinkadoodle"