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.