Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm still here!

I know, I know, my poor blog has been neglected. I've been busy.....not stitching, but with the theatrical side of my life! I've gotten involved with a community theatre, and they pulled me right in--asking me to stage manage their September show. So much fun! It felt really good to walk into a theatre and have a job to do.

I was innocently reading the paper one Sunday and saw an audition notice for another theatre....and on a whim I decided to audition.....and I got cast. Yippee!!! I have my first read through tonight. The show is in December, and it's already mid October....a month and a half to memorize lines! Ack!!!

I guess I need to change that former actress bit in my info...... :-)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Newer Update

Mini Mandala Garden 1 as of today:

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Latest progress on Mini Mandala Garden 1:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I finally started Dee's Photo. It doesn't look like much yet, and I think it'll be a while before it does.

And here's the latest pic for Mini Mandala Garden 1:

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A new start

I've started Chatelaine's Mini Mandala Garden 1. And in typical me fashion, I still need to rinse the 3 silks it uses.

I also need to pull out the fabric I bought for Dee's photo. I did Angel's photo a while ago, and I really need to get started on Dee's. I do have all the floss pulled, and a working copy made of the chart. I don't even think I need to cut down the fabric, so I don't know what's holding me back. So hopefully look for a new start/wip pic for it soon!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

On a roll.....

Celtic Spring is finished!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Who would've guessed?

This has been appearing on many blogs....and I'm not surprised at my result, lol.

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Drama Nerd

You sure do love the spotlight and probably have a very out-going and loud personality. Or not. That's just a stereotype, of course. Participation in the theatre is something to be very proud of. Whether you have a great voice for musicals, or astounding skills for dramas/comedies; keep up the good work. We need more entertainment these days that isn't television and video games (not that these things are bad, necessarily.)

Gamer/Computer Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Literature Nerd
Social Nerd
Anime Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I got the beads on Monday, and finished Springtime Roses on Tuesday. This is the first time in a while I've finished more than one project in a year. And it's only March!

And, as promised, the latest Wip pic for Stroke of Midnight:

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Still Stalled

I'm still waiting for the beads, so no new finishes yet. I've worked a little more on Stroke of Midnight, and hopefully my next post will include the latest wip pic--I'm further along than the current one in the sidebar, btw.

As for the secret project, I will reveal it after it's been received by the intended recipient. (Patience Carrie darling!)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Finish, Start, and Stalled

I finished the secret project, and have the stuff to frame it. I also got a frame for the Spring Carousel Horse. I started TW's Stroke of Midnight, and I'm still waiting on the beads for Springtime Roses and Celtic Spring. I've done everything else on those two, so as soon as those beads arrive I can finish them up.

Updated pics are posted in the sidebar--including the first Wip pic for Stroke of Midnight. It doesn't look like much yet....

Friday, February 08, 2008

WIP Update

I'm still practicing French Knots for the "secret project". I'm starting to feel comfortable enough to do them for real. "Springtime Roses" is soclose to being done....but I ran out of gold beads. I can't find them in stores around here, so I had to order them online. So now I'm stalking my mailbox. I knew I was getting low and wasn't worried 'cause I thought I had another package....D'oh! The gold beads are also used in "Celtic Spring". I've got the top part beaded, and most of the medallions on the left. That leaves the lady, and the right-side medallions, and 4 of the left-side medallions left to bead. Then it's done. Squee! Looks like I'll be choosing 3 new projects soon.....

I need to either get DSiL or DMiL to babysit DD, or perhaps go with me to the store and keep up with DD there so I can pick out some frames. Shopping with her right now is nearly impossible if it's for something that takes time to pick out. Like frames, or clothes.....she just doesn't stand still and wants to touch *everything*. Sigh.

The latest pictures are posted in the sidebar.....

Monday, January 21, 2008

Pleasure #1

Another blogger posts occasionally about her "Year of Pleasures"--things that make her happy. I think it's a wonderful idea, and since I've been feeling so negative about so many things lately (which isn't like me at all), I've decided that I need to remind myself about the good things in my life. So occasionally I will share things that make me happy, or just smile. Doesn't matter if they're large or small.

On to #1!

My daughter. She is awesome. Smart, helpful, sweet....I couldn't ask for a better child. I'm very much enjoying watching her absorb the world around her. I love the delight in her eyes when she's playing with a favorite toy, or when she realizes we're going to have one of her favorite meals ("pikka"--pizza or "burger-fries"). She's learning new words every day, and she's picking up on grammar....she's even pluralizing words ("1 trash, 2 trashes, 3 trashes" as she counts the trashcans in the house, lol) I love to hear her laughing--it's the best sound in the world. She is the most amazing thing in my life.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Yet Another WIP Update

For Springtime Roses, I'm to the point where I need to rinse the 2 silks that used. I'm soaking the silks for the secret project now, and when those are done (and dry) I'll go back to working on the secret project while the Springtime Roses silks soak. In the meantime, I'm thinking of pulling out Convent's Herbal Garden.

Here's a pic of Springtime Roses as of this afternoon:

I also took pictures of 3 Christmas ornaments before I took them off the tree. I think all of these were finished around 2004. The first one is from an issue of "Just Cross Stitch" I can't remember which one though. It's done on cream perforated paper and backed in adhesive felt.

This one is a Gold 'n Cross Stitch ornament.

This is a "Kiss Monster." It's stitched on plastic canvas. The seam at the bottom of the red triangle is not closed up, so it opens like a mouth. You can put a Hershey Kiss inside and let the tag hang out like a tongue. I made bunches of these for presents for my co-workers one year.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Another WIP Update

I got lots of stitching done during the past couple nights of Bowl games. After months of not picking up my stitching at all, I am really feeling the itch!

WVU did announce yesterday that Bill Stewart had been hired as head coach.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fiesta Time!

Squee!!! The WVU Mountaineers won the Fiesta Bowl (48-28)! Woo-Hoo!!!! Not only did they win, they dominated the game. And they did it with an interim head coach. No other team has won in this Bowl season with an interim head coach. (Our former head coach quit and headed to U. of Michigan in December, and would not coach the team in the Bowl game.)

This win is good for the school, good for our conference (Big East), and good for the state of West Virginia. It was very nice to see the positive coverage on the state/school during the pregame show and the game. WV is cast in a negative light a lot of the time.

Rumor has it that the interim head coach will be announced as our new head coach later today. Even the players were making a case for him last night, with our star quarterback pretty much saying just hire him already!

Congratulations 'Eers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

More Stitching!

DH watches the college football bowl games, and I stitch:

Tonight is our Alma Mater's big game, so I'll probably get more stitching done. Yippee!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

I updated my stitching goals for 2008 on the sidebar. Carrie's comment about how many stitched things are around the house made me hang my head in shame.....most of my finishes are packed away in a box, waiting for me to someday frame or otherwise finish them.

I have my first ever project, a butterfly, that was made into a paperweight. That's in my bedroom. There's 2 or 3 ornaments hanging on the Christmas tree. That's it. So I've added some finished but not finished projects to my goals for 2008. If you want to see any of these non-finished finishes, they're in my Stitching Finishes Pre 2007 album.