Showing posts from October, 2015

October 30, 2015 - Who needs an Ornament?

Every year I stitch a few different people ornaments. I haven't found any that just jump out me to do this year. Or at least, none that seem to fit specific people. So far my recipient list is:

* 1. My Aunt - I've picked out Lizzie Kate's "Cozy Christmas Wishes"

* 2 & 3. The Flirty Farmers - I think I will go a sheep theme for one 😉 but am not sure on the other. Perhaps a Santa.
* Ronnie - I have his bigger project that I will have done for him.

* 4-6, 7&8. My sisters & their families. I would like to find a snowman alphabet and just do up monogrammed men.
* 9 Janice & Darlene....Have started a Fizzy Moon Friends for these two ladies as a joint piece for their tree.
* 10. Allen. He always makes me wooden ornaments each year. I should reciprocate. 
*11. Mr. Battrick. He's had a long year. He might want to have a special gift. A violin! That would be perfect. I think I have one around in one of my magazines that has a wreath. 

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October 29, 2015

Only 2 more nights til Samhain!!!I started Moon & Spider Apple Cider last night as my holiday theme. 
It's being stitched on 14ct Cypruim Aida. 
I added more stitches on St. Nick & Owl at work & began some of the back stitching.

October 23,2015 - Body Shaming Owl

Part of the allure of this piece was that she was a more robust girl. A real girl. So it goes to say that I being a bigger girl myself, I was mortified when my husband made a rude comment about why I would want to stitch something like this fat chick holding food. I'll admit that my reaction wasn't the most polite as I took it as a personal attack. If he couldn't be nice about a stitched lady of  non-twig framed body structure, how bleak exactly did he view my existence?  He back pedaled afterwards by saying what he meant was that I don't normally stitch the same piece more then once. That is usually true. I like to give the majority of my pieces away, so I want them to be individualized. However, this piece and the "wish you were here" one are different pieces. They are the same theme - the same designer - I even stitched them on the same blue aida to use up my scrap cloth....but they are not the same piece. Still. Body Shaming isn't okay.
I completed m…

October 20, 2015 - Do you GoodRead?

A simple question - "Do you GoodRead?" On top of having an extensive list of items in my UFO WIP & to-be-stitched piles, I also have a collection of books that keeps growing. The shelves in my house are full. There are bins in the storage room that are full. My GoodReads(c) list continues to grow as well. Its a sort of literary trap. They make suggestions on what you may like to read based on your previously read or wanting to read lists. Of course many times they are hitting to far out of the ball park from what I actually would like to submit my brain time for....but there are those times when they are right. Maybe I would like to read that novel. So I hit "add to" and secure the title to a specific shelf. When you're in a genre funk & thinking how drab it is that you are so secluded in a stereotyped world, perhaps thinking you would like to explore new genres. New artists & authors....then are sucked right back in w/ a wonderful suggestive piece.…

October 10, 2015: What happened to September?

Whoops! I don't have a clue as to what happened to my posting in September, but it obviously wasn't anything ohh ahh. I did frame and mail off my great aunts piece. It arrived safely at her place.

A friend of mine made me an adorable crocheted mandrake for my birthday & I in turn started to stitch Fiber Friends for hers...though I'm a little on the tardy side giving it to her. 

For the weekend of our anniversary, my husband and I went with some friends to the Entertainment Expo in the city. Billy Boyd signed my Hobbits Menu! Insert fan geek squeal! It's hanging in my kitchen and it makes me smile everytime I walk in there.

Started 2 of Maria Diaz's Bathing Belles this week & completed on yesterday.  

Went to Michaels after seeing Scorched Trials w/ the daughter (they should have blended the last book into this movie. Was 2 hrs long but didn't really get anywhere. Disappointing). Picked up some floss to set aside of future pieces. That brings us up to spee…