Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cross stitch

I remember know why I really didn't like to do counted cross stitch, other than concentration due to having toddlers. If you make one mistake it can mess the whole thing if you don't catch it quick enough. I just spent two hours on a keyring piece for my youngest daughter and had to take a whole side out because the end of the top row was off by two spaces and threw the right side of the border off. It was very obvious. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

But I also am having to relearn how to keep the stitches going the same direction and plan the directions to work to keep it all going the same way, especially when working on a border.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

One down many to go!!!

Pixie Slippers (when get to website... type pixie slippers in search box).

I thought these were cute, so I tried them. They are adorable and easy to make.

I am going to make a pair for each of the grandkid, if the yarn holds out for that many pair that is.

Next pair I am using HDC instead of SC though. SC is just to hard on my hands.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fourteen Days til Christmas/Yule


So close and so much still to do. I am not sure I will be able to get it all done. I get something almost done and set it aside and the pick it up the next day and rip it all out.

Never going to get things done at this rate.

Hard to focus since the kids are here, first time I will not have even one of them here. And my first holiday season with no one to really share special moments.

I have grown a lot these past two years, but I still miss him at times. I get so lonely and there are still songs that set me to crying like a baby now and then.

I know it won't be like that forever, but it still hurts so much right now. I wonder if leaving him on my birthday was a wise decision. How is that going to affect my birthdays for years to come.

Oh well.. I will cross that bridge if and when it gets here. All I can do is take it one baby step at a time. One day at a time. I have come this far, I will be just fine. The pain will decrease as time goes by.

Tomorrow is another day, I can plan for it now, and then go from there.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Five rings star

Made this for a friend three years ago.
Star is done in gold metalic thread in split stitch.
The colored rings are outlined in metalic thread


Hand made button.
Starts out as a wooden bead.
This one is white embroidery thread with Gold metalic on three of the posts. Then has a small pearl in the end and gold size 15 seed beads around the pearl


Butterly, pearls with green/yellow stone.
Set $45