So my intention last night was to stitch and then post an updated photo but unfortunately I started feeling ill and got hardly any stitch done...actually I don't even remember what I did, then I couldn't get to sleep because of feeling ill and uncomfortable so all I have to say is today is going to be a rough day.
I am going to try and post a photo from my phone, not sure how well it will turn out.
I am sorry I haven't been around much, I just don't have much to say and so I do feel you want me to ramble on in a silly post for nothing.
I am working really hard on Found and making great progress, I can see the outline of the mommy dragon a lot now and with the new fall tv schedule starting back up I am taking this opportunity to get numb bum while sitting amd stitching LOL.
Anyway I have some progress pics and pics of my bookcase that I hope I can show you tonight when I am home.
So today is the last official day of my vacation and I have to say it was one of my better more enjoyable vacations....or staycation which is what I have been calling it.
I did major spring cleaning in my living area, this task had been lingering for a couple months so I am so glad I finally got it done. I had to purchase a bookcase thingy from Ikea to complete my vision but it was well worth it.
I finally convinced my father to come with me to my storage unit and help reorganize it, apparently labels don't stick on rubber mate container indefinitely like I hoped so all my boxes lost their labels and I was searching for the first 3 harry potter books last month and couldn't find the box they were in, this really annoyed me so I knew I would have to redo everything. As well my little cousin is pregnant and due in Feb and I thought she might be interested in my sideboard that my parents gave me when they changed their living room deco, it would fit perfectly in a baby`s room, unfortunately the sideboard was at the back of the unit, so after 2 hours all my boxes are properly labelled and photographed; I know it`s weird but now I can look at the number and refer to the photo and see what is inside, and the sideboard is in the front of the unit for when my cousin is ready.
Then I have been spending a lot of time with my mom, she is a stay at home mom with no vehicle so she gets pretty lonely & bored so she enjoys my company even if we are sitting beside each other just cross stitching and of course the puppies were with us, its so funny to watch them play all day in the yard and then after they played hard I would turn the hose on them or we would play in their pool, it was too cute.
Then I spent one of the days with my best friend and her sister, then I got my hair cut (my best friend is a hair dresser) and then today I am spending the day with my best friend and godson while he is a an indoor play park.
And of course during my entire vacation I have been stitching, the first couple days I was too busy so I didn't get any done and in the last couple days it has been so hot that I can do it only in small doses because my lamp gives off so much heat, but I have also been staying up until midnight so I can stitch longer LOL. Regardless I have been getting a lot of stitch done and I really found a rhythm. My original goal was to finish up to the purple chunk (check out previous post picture) I think I can finish up to that point by this evening and then there are only two more rows to finish the page so my new goal is to finish the entire page by Sunday. I am still not sure I can finish the entire design by the end of the year but I will try.
So I have finally gotten off my ass and downloaded the photos from my camera.
Here are the supplies for Good Stuff by Deb Bee Designs, everything is there for the pastel color scheme for the design except for the regular DMC and the Caron watercolor thread since it was on back order when I took the picture, the color is called baby`s breath and it`s a pastel blue with some white and pink mixed in, it is a very nice complementary color and will go great with everything else that has been picked.
Next we have Looking Glass by Threedles, this designs is way beyond my expertise and so I am going to definitely have to work my way to this design, it is also the most expensive design I have ever bought.
Look at all those beads, they are bicones, cubes and swirly bugle type beads.
Next is the progress picture I took of Prosperity fairy before I put her away till next year. I was determined to finish her wings before putting her away.
And finally this is the photo I took of Found before I started by vacation. My goal is to finish page 3 which is two rows above the purple chunk that I have already done on the left. We shall see what I actually accomplish.
I have been buying canvas patterns of late and all the supplies needed to stitch them and let me tell you it is an expensive prospect but if I want to do a design anytime I want this has to be done LOL (thats my story and I am sticking to it).
Anyway, if I was a forward thinker I would have photos for you but alas they are still on my camera so I promise I will update this post with photos of Good s Stuff by Deb Bee designs and Looking Glass by Threedles later on tonight, both of these projects make me very nervous and are completely out of my comfort zone with canvas so I will be doing others in my stash before doing these.
These canvas purchases are also why I haven't stitched much I have been drowling over them and doing some reading but now I am officially on vacation as of 10 minutes ago and I have planned a stay-cation so I plan on making up for lost time with my stitch. Hopefully I can finish FC#3 by the end of the long weekend and then go to town on Found. I decided to put away Prosperity fairy till next year so I can concentrate on found. I cant remember if I said that in a previous post. So I will be posting a pic of what I got done before I put Prosperity down and also a pic of found before the official vacation stitching starts. My goal is to finish 1.5 pages or more. Wish me luck.
Thanks for listening and sticking around with my limited posts.