Monday, May 11, 2009

Yin Yang

Why is that when you pick up a project that you haven't stitched on in so long, you wonder why you haven't freaking picked it up again way before now??? That's how I feel about this project. I started this one sometime in the beginning of 2007 for the 2nd time! I miscounted somewhere along the line the first time and I couldn't find it so I pitched it. I loved the design and the colors so much that I just had to restart it. So, I did! I was going along just fine till I discovered that I miscounted.....AGAIN. Sigh......... I got frustrated with it and just put it on the side till this past weekend. Instead of jumping right into the frogging, I decided to stitch along the right side. And I've been enjoying every second of it. Here's what it looked like before I threw it on the side. Actually there was a bit more stitched on it, but I can't seem to find that picture. I think I'll truck along with this one till I get bored with it.

Yin Yang by Cross Stitch Art
Stitched on 32 ct linen

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

We had a great Mother's Day, unfortunately there are no pictures of my mother here. She detests taking pictures. So, since it was Mother's Day, I wasn't going to hassle her about it....LOL

I cooked chicken fajitas and made a butter pecan cake. Everyone enjoyed the food and I enjoyed the company. These are some pics I took of my friend, Mari, and her daughter.

Mari and me

Alexis and Toy (my cousin's dog)

Alexis and me


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sing a Song of Liberty...

I got the beads from TDee on Thursday and an hour later I was done!!! I can't believe I let this project languish for so damn long without finishing. It took maybe 6 hours total to finish the damn thing! LOL I really love the way it turned out :)

Sing A Song Of Liberty
Don't know who the designer is :(
Stitched on 28 ct linen
Started in January 2008
Finished on 5/7/09

Close up of the birdie's "bead" eye

Monday, May 4, 2009

BoINK Update....

I put my UFO, Sing a Song of Liberty, on the side....for now. I'm just waiting for beads that TDee is sending me so that I can add another project in the finished column. You're the bestest, TDee :)

So, I put a few more stitches into BoINK. I'll just keep working on this one till I get the beads then start the frogging process on Yin Yang :(

Friday, May 1, 2009

UFO Update

This UFO is almost DONE! I did all the backstitching in a few hours over a couple of days. The only thing left to do is the stems for the flowers and the french knots. If you know me, you know that I don't do french knots! So, I need to find beads for the bird's eye in the right corner and for the flowers. I'd hate to buy a pack of beads just for a handful, but I hate french knots that much!!!! LOL

Sing A Song of Liberty

Close up of where the stems need to go for the flowers

I think next up from the UFO pile is Yin Yang. This one's a UFO because I some frogging needs to be done....actually quite a bit I think :( So I got aggravated w/it and put it away. Here's what it looks like now. The frogging needs to happen on the left side of the dang thing! So, I might tackle that this weekend.