Monday, November 26, 2012

Traditions and Volkswagens

Hi and Happy Holidays! We had our picture with 'Rusty', our 1958 bus  for our Christmas card. It is our tradition is take Rusty every year to get our Christmas tree.232323232-fp54388-nu326--8----5-WSNRCG38565386632-nu0mrj

I didn't use either of these two pictures for the Christmas card, but I thought they were still good so I wanted to show them off and have them documented somewhere.
Our Rusty was actually sick this year and my husband thought he wouldn't be able to make the trip so we borrowed our friends 1956 beetle to fetch our tree. This beetle has my daughter's engine it right now so it was really like taking one of our own.

Waiting for the last week of the Kawii Winter Wonderland Countdown...I decided to stitch day 13's present teal blue.
Picture3256 I do love Holiday Traditions.... we have a lot, one being fetching our Christmas tree in Rusty. What are some of yours?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Quick Photo

I wanted to show you the progress on my 'Kawii Winter Wonderland'.  On day 13 there is a present. It's a blue/teal color and I am thinking of changing the color, but I don't know what to yet.... that's why it's still blank. I still am loving these cute little blocks. They are just adorable. Progress~ I still don't know what color to make the present on day 13.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2012

I Love To Document My Life

               So I found this new hobby. It's called Project Life and it is right up my alley. It really isn't new and the whole idea behind it really isn't new to me either, it is just doing something I already did/do but in a different way. Project Life is like scrape-booking, but with less stress and stuff. I never got into scrape-booking because it was too expensive and took up too much time. Cutting out, taping, gluing, stickering, etc...   If I was going to cut something, I wanted it to be fabric. :o)     I am a 'document' girl though. I document everything! You'd probably be shocked. I have 3 blogs. I have a pregnancy book for each of my children, documenting every movement, thoughts I had, weight I gained, what each person thought they'd be, every dream I had while pregnant..... I have a baby book for each child filled to the max. The pages are coming out of their baby books they are so full. I have a school book for each child, documenting every grade, a school photo the first day of school (It's pretty cool to look at my senior's book, now that she is on her last year),  every teacher they've had, their friends in that grade, and on and on and on.  I have a camping journal, I have documented every campout we've gone on.... how many hours it took to get there and back, how much money it cost, who we camped with, what we ate, what the weather was like, and on and on and on.   I am a bit obsessed really. I am also a crazy picture taking girl..... so when I saw this Project Life, I was so excited.  Somewhere I could document my whole like.... every week, in one binder. I love this idea.   So I am going to try it. Lord, help my husband!!  

Stitching this week :  I'm working on a bird house....
This is Kawii Winter Wonderland in progress.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Progress Tuesday

Progress on Kawii Winter Wonderland's countdown.  I've made a few changes, like not adding the cute faces to everything. I will add them to some things... like the mug. My son insisted I put the cute face on the mug. And I made my mug green instead of red. I didn't think there was enough green going on.

progress ~ I made a few changes.  the picture is a bit darker then it is in person.
I've be trying to stitch one square a day, but most days I don't get it done. These little squares have been so fun to stitch though.  

Thank you Jennifer, for showing me how to put me photos on my blog by a host. I am still trying to get used to this so only one picture for today.

Happy Stitching!!  ~

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Floss Box

I have been admiring the work over at 'The Floss Box' for years.  Her stitching is amazing! She does crewel work ( and may other embroidery styles) , which I would love to learn one day.  Emily, the girl behind 'The Floss Box' is having a Fall Blog Tour and was kind enough to include me in it. Sew~ Amy is the stop for week 3. Go check out her blog, you too will be amazed by her work.  

Also Emily has a pattern on her site called 'Sandy Cross Stitch design'. The money from purchasing this pattern will go to Hurricane Sandy relief.  The pattern is adorable and she will be offering it in as an embroidery pattern too, not just a cross stitch pattern.
I was going to post super cute photos for the Sandy Cross Stitch pattern so you could see for yourself, but my blog won't let me post any more photos.  It is saying "You are currently using 100% of your 1 GB quota for photos".   ~~~ I am not sure what to do about this. I am a picture girl and if I can't post anymore photos... I 'll be crushed.   I don't know anything about computers, I am more of a stitching girl. LOL   I don't even know what the GB means. Do I have to start a whole new blog? Or delete some of the photos on my blog?  If you have any computer knowledge and know these answers, could you let me know?  Thank you so much!  I'm a little confused at the moment. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Finish, A Start and Two Sign Ups.

Do you remember my last post about me trying to make a pattern for my husband's boss?  I finished it. I think it turned out pretty cute.

Here is their logo...

Here is me trying to make a cross stitch pattern....

And here is the "finished" ornament with their logo stitched on it.  

Now for my "Start"... I signed up for the Kawii Winter Wonderland countdown over at The Frosted Pumpkin. 

This week was the start of the countdown. Here is what I have stitched so far (below).  I feel like my fabric is a bit too light but I am going to press on and keep stitching. 

As for "Sign Ups".... call me crazy, but I've signed up for two things this past week. One being the Santa's Village stitch along. Country Cottage Needleworks is coming out with a cute Santa scene BOM. And Vonna  from The Twisted Stitcher has organized a SAL. I haven't bought any of my supplies for the Santa's Village yet, the pattern isn't even out yet. But the first one is coming this November... yeah. 

As for my second "Sign Up".... I signed up to be in the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap over at Flickr. I have been in this swap before and I use the mug rug I received then every day. It sets on my night stand by my bed. I rest my wine glass there at night and my coffee mug there in the morning.