Friday, May 29, 2009

MLOTS and Il Divo

Well I have been stitching up a storm this week. I have about 25 rows left to stitch on the cape and then all the regular stitching of MLOTS will be completed and then on to the beading. I so want to finish this that I've been taking it on the train for the past three days to try and speed it along, but for some reason just because I want to finish it this week the work has been very slow. Once I finish I want to do a full day of work on my train picture at home to catch up on it since I've pushed her aside for MLOTS and perhaps I can actually post my WIP picture her since I just realized I haven't posted any pictures of her yet.

I probably won't get any stitch done on Saturday since I'm taking my mom to the Il Divo concert as a mother's day gift. In case you don't know who they are they are a Italian opera/tenor quartet and my mom loves them, I'm not sure whether I actually like their music or not I guess I will find out as I sit and listen to them for 2 hours LOL

edited to add: I just found out something about Il Divo, thanks to Elle for her comment, apparently the gentlemen aren't Italian they are American, Swiss, French and Spanish, hmmmm you learn something new everyday, I had no idea.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Xstitch Pics

I'll make this short and sweet here are my xstitch photos.......I wonder why it takes me so long to download my pictures onto my computer????
Here is Santa Paw Biscornu, all that is left is the building.
This is Peacock Lady a 1920's flapper style lady from one of the UK magazines I collect. I really screwed up on this one so right now I've put it away until I'm in a better frame of mind.

Here is Found - HAED, the chunk on the top left side is what I was working on. I got into a bit of trouble while trying to do the confetti stitches on the train with out a table and found it was too cumbersome so I've decided that I can't do this picture on the train, so after MLOTS and CdC I will work on this picture as a home one. I did try parking but I was making more of a mess then anything else and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't convince myself to stretch over about 14 squares to continue with the same color, it just isn't in my makeup LOL.

Here are two different angels of MLOTS and the last section I need to work on. It looks great, don't you think!!!! Now I'm basically doing 2 regular blues and then B5200and PB10 blend for the rest of the cape.
Well that's it for now. Talk to you later.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I just realized I've only posted once this month and we are almost half way through the month so I figured I should let everyone know what's been going on.

I haven't really been stitching much on Found - HAED I've been sleeping or reading on the train. I won't force the issue and I'm okay with that, it is a long weekend this weekend (Victoria Day) so I will pull out Found and work on it at home and hopefully finish the section I'm working on.

On MLOTS I am in the final stretch I just have the white back portion of the cape and then it's just the beading, I image I could be finished the cape by Tuesday, since my 2 favorite shows are on today and tomorrow so I will be glued to the TV and can get a lot done but I won't rush myself I will just let it happen.

I hand delivered my best friend's first Mother's Day gift from her son on Sunday LOL. I told her I was doing my god mother duty by purchasing a gift on behalf of her son, she thought it was pretty funny that I did this, now I just have to think of a father's day gift for her husband. I really am enjoying being a godmother.

Pookie has to go get her teeth cleaned by the vet, this would be no big deal but since she has a heart condition and has to be put under anesthetic there is a chance she will die. I have been pretty quiet about this because I don't want to think about her dying and I've definitely have had a few sleepless nights thinking about it, if there was anyway around it I won't have her teeth cleaned but as the vet said 'would you rather her die of old age or because of bad teeth?' and she's right I want Pookie's last years to be as enjoyable as possible not with her in pain and since she can't tell us if her teeth hurt how do we know if she's in pain already. Small dogs apparently have really bad teeth and Pookie doesn't eat milk bones so we know her teeth aren't as clean as they should be. The vet is really excited about the heart meds Pookie is currently on, she says her heart beat is really solid and that is a great sign. Pookie's appointment is on June 5th and I've taken the day off work because there is no way I can concentrate at work until she is safe and sound at home.

So from this point forward I will not be talking about the appointment at all since I'm quite worried about it and really don't want to think about it but obviously on June 5 or 6 I will post what happened

Thanks again for listening.

Monday, May 4, 2009


I have decided to venture into parking thread on a HAED. I am getting to the confetti part of my current HAED and am trying every way I can to stay focused on the task since confetti stitching is such a pain in the ass. So what I plan on doing is start parking at row 2 horizontal (since I've already finished row 1) of the page I'm working on and stay within the 10x10 block and work down the page basically keeping every column a separate task from each other, this way I won't have to jump too many empty squares and the loose thread definitely won't get in my way, which has been one of my biggest concerns about parking is getting a massive ball of knots at the end of a page. Where ever possible I also plan on tucking the thread under already done stitches and if I have to jump over empty space when I stitch over that section later I will make sure the jumped thread gets stitched over .....if that made any sense LOL

Currently finishing up empty spots on MLOTS before working on the right side cape which is almost completely B5200 and PB10 blending which seems to get picky after awhile, so I am taking my time and enjoying the final moments of this picture.

By for now.