Yep, got the first of three FIREMAN stitched up. It went super fast!
I stitched it on White 28ct Monaco over 2 with Needle Necessities 153. Love the QSnap Hugger with it? Thought it was quite fitting :D
I still need to attach the charms... but I need to purchase some clear nail polish to paint the charms, so they don't tarnish.
Going to work on a SFE project. Get it started, and will be my take along project for the weekend. Yep, going home this weekend to visit my family! The girls (Nat and Kaylee) are driving my sister nutts, and says to get there ASAP! I would have been there Tuesday, but I gotta work tomorrow.. LOL So we will be leaving first thing in the morning on Saturday, and be gone till Tuesday.. can't wait!
Off to stitch!
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2 Post the Rules on your blog.
3 Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
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The 7 weird or random facts about me.
1 I cant stand when people leave a light on, and there is no one in the room. We have a "Nobody" that lives here for that reason.
2 I cant write, I have to print. Only time I write is when I sign my name on my check.
3 When driving, I have to have the radio on.. or I go crazy!
4 My finger nails are short. I cant stand dirty finger nails!!
5 I broke my collar bone when I was 4 yrs old. Running in church!
6 Im a LATE Late person. Its unusual for me to be in bed by 2am.. unless Im extremely tired.
7 I can wiggle my ears!
Vickie - http://reading--stitching.blogspot.com/
Katie - http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/
Shari - http://sharissharings.blogspot.com/
Michele - http://michele11wa.blogspot.com/
Carolyn - http://takingonestitchatatime.blogspot.com/
Rebecca - http://rebelinontario.blogspot.com/
Kalu - http://kalusstitchingjournal.blogspot.com/
What is your cross stitch weakness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are supposed to be on the Wagon?)
How Im going to spend my V Day - hopefully pick up my truck, and do laundry, and stitch! Going to have Corn Beef, Red Potatoes, and Cabbage (yes I know its a St Patricks Day meal), but I saw a great deal on it the other day, and I cant wait that long..LOL
Sending Hugs and Kisses
I called in sick to work this morning. I felt bad for doing it, but dang my head was so stuffed up and heavy that all I wanted to do was sleep. I managed to get dressed, doped up on otc meds, and out the door. I got about a 1/4 miles down the road, and thought man is it cold in here. I had started my truck before, to let it warm up. I turn the radio off, and then I found the problem. The fan on the heater was not working :((. So I turned around, and told Brian, Im calling in. That was my sign not to drive the 35 miles in a cold truck, while I felt miserable.
I managed to stay up alittle and just relax, but it was kinda hard with all the coughing and sneezing going on. And the constant running nose. I ended up falling asleep about 12:30pm, and slept till 5pm, when Brian woke me up. Im doing better, but its probably due to the meds in me. Gotta work tomorrow, and make an appointment for my truck to see what is wrong with the heat! GRR!
More so on my model.. thats for sure! I hope to have it finished next week! As that is how close Im getting to the end! Vickie calls it my "Men", and I only have 2 men to go!
This week's SBQ was suggested by Kathryn and is:
Are there other crafts that you have tried and abandoned? Why do you like stitching better?
And to think at one time I gave up cross stitching! I brought it back as I needed something do since moving north, these long winters can drive a person crazy!
Back to the question... well, umm I have tried knitting and crocheting in the past, but I will leave that hobby to my Mom. I have thought about scrapbooking, but naww, that is for my sister. I have done decorative painting in the past, as I said, in the past..LOL
I do also quilt, but I find that I love cross stitching more, as I love to sit in my recliner watch tv, and stitch! What a way to spend the winters!
Im going to start Brave Hearts from Little House Needleworks, AFTER I finish my model. That is going to be my reward for finishing up. I hope to in the next 2 weeks or so to have a HUGE yippee! I ordered my Crescent Colour threads from The Dogwood Patch in GA. I happen to be bummed cause I couldnt go to a Superbowl sale, so I did the next best thing.. went online to find the best sale, and I found it there. I have my fabric all set to go.. Im going to stitch it on 28ct Creamy Cocoa from Sassy's Fabbys.
Now Im just waiting on the threads, and to finish up the model, off to stitch!
Hi, Kim, The qsnap huggers came today, and they're wonderful! Thank you so much for making them, and for coming up with the idea to begin with. I put them both on WIPs and I know I'll enjoy using them.. I've got to ask...were they near catnip or cats? You see, after stitching with one for a little bit, I patted my main coon cat, who was sleeping on the loveseat next to me. She started licking my hand, and when I went to move it away, she held on and insisted on licking some more, and rubbing her head and cheek against my hand. I showed her the qsnap with the hugger on, and she started rubbing against it and rolling around like she does around catnip. See attached pic of Chocolate Mousse (Moosie, 'cause she's a big cat) snuggled up to the gold berry hugger. :-) She was not too pleased when I wanted it back to do some more stitching. Lyn
My response ~
Thanks Lyn for letting me know they arrived. Moosie is so cute next to the Hugger!! We dont have any cats, or pets. I purchased the fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, and I did wash the fabric... so maybe its the detergent on the fabric? I hope that Moosie allows you to stitch from now on. I think that this is just the cutest story! If you need some more of that fabric to keep Moosie away from your QSnap Hugger, I can send you some. Do you mind if I post this post this email and picture to my blog?! If you need anymore QHs, please email me. :) Enjoy!
Check that out! Moosie is a fan of QSnap Huggers! HE HE
Well I think we are ready for the "game" tonight. I went and did some shopping and then made my taco dip.
I think the main reason I cant, is cause I really dont have anything to show for my stitching. Im stitching on a BAP model right now, and Im concentrating on getting it done soon. Hopefully in the next 2 - 3 weeks I will have it done. I dont want to sound like Im complaining, but dang this is the hardest model I have had to stitch. VERY detailed with lots of shading, and a couple stitches here and there of the color. So Im constantly changing out the colors. Im sure your jaw will drop when you see the model!
I have been stitching on Snapperville, but only when we watch a movie now it seems. LOL Snapperville isnt that intense of a project to work on. So I can stitch then look away. But I find myself looking away more than stitching.. LOL
I joined another SFE (Small Finish Exchange) on one of my groups. I have seen the themes and started looking for options of patterns. I have a few ideas, but still throwing a few ideas along. These will be good take to work projects. Since the internet at work, has been limited. As in, they blocked sites on the internet now.. meaning I cant even check my emails on breaks. ARGH! And come on now, you can only read the same magazine over so many times..LOL
Umm what else... oh I cut out the blocks for the Yellow Brick Road quilt. Now I just need to sew them together and then cut some of them out again. Maybe hop on the sewing machine alittle today and work on that project.
Tomorrow we are going over to my BIL & SIL's house to watch the Superbowl, since we dont get the network stations here. Not really thrilled about the game, just more the commercials and the halftime show. I wished that Green Bay was closer to home (110 miles not so close), I got an email yesterday from The Stitching Bee, and they are having a Super Bowl Sale. I went last year.. and had a blast!
Well Im going to close this post with a picture of my 2yr old niece Kaylee... being the queen she is! Hope to get to to see her next month. Aunt Kim has been asked to babysit for the weekend sometime in March... and do you think I said no?! Also, I guess Kaylee has been asking for me.. and keeps saying "Where did Kimmy go?" I think its super funny, as she calls Brian, "Uncle Bian".