Friday, February 17, 2017

Slow and steady

Some Stitchy progress....



My one year of stitches hoop....Day 47.
My dot thinks I will fill this long before a year is up. I'm aiming for 6 months, then I will do a hoop with black fabric and lots of flowers.....I think.
I'm doing current events and things that will be memorable to me. birthday, Valentines, grammys, the election, star trek, food...just stuff.


 A little mini quilting
See what happens when you forget to pay attention to direction fabrics....LOL



Did a challenge piece. I am a great pattern follower, but I need work in creating my own art.
Still, not to bad.



Best mileage....ever. 
Yes, I happened to be cruising downhill the whole time. hahaha


Fixed some floppy pockets




Had a birthday
The hoop and the board were made by my dot in law





Gratuitous granddot shot. 
She loves having Momo (auntie) do beauty treatments.
In fact, she and the dot were giving out beauty treatments on my b-day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Week Two


 






It's a bit windy and wet here. Blew the gate apart and I had to brave the storm to prop it shut. The wind is beyond howling....jet engine igniting loud. It's sending the rain down at a 45ΒΊ angle.
Even the cat door keeps blowing open...and it's in the garage.











A little #1yearofstitches2017 update


Week 2 progress
    


Went to the mountains on Monday so I added this little gem. The river is next.


Ordered some fun buttons to go with the project. Yes, I've been sharing the buttons.




 Lunched on the river with the hubs. It's quite full and not as calm as it looks in the picture


Saw some rainbow colored bikers pray before they got back on the road. 
An awesome site to behold.


Gratuitous granddot shot

I hope to enjoy some quality stitching time while the weather it's so fearsome. Ocean themed.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#1yearofstitches...week one

A big hoop makes it look like little progress, but progress it is!

Day One

Day 7

It's actually a 14" quilting hoop. I thought I needed the room for 365 days of some kind of stitching. I am pretty sure in 6 months I will wish I had a bigger hoop, but then I can start something else...many something monochromatic or themed. This is just freestyle. 

Of course my first emblem would have to do with star trek...heeellooooooo

I may take a break from Our Lady and do some bubbles and puzzle pieces. My Granddot was here and that's what we played with. Yes, I am making the grammy face.😊😊😊 (oooooo new feature...insert special characters)




























Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It's a New Year!

2017....can you believe it? 
This year will mark 55 revolutions around the sun and 29 years of wedded bliss.
Wow! Just wow! 
A new year always sparks the urge to do new things for me. I am embarking on several creative journeys this year and trying to finish up some that I started last year...maybe even the year before.

Let's see, where to begin?

I started a Jewels of the Sea crystal challenge. It's due in 2 weeks. I have so many ideas that I just can't start, but start I will....tonight!!!




The next challenge is a year long one. So fun. Each day you take a stitch and a pic of your progress and post it on some social media forum.
#1yearinstitches2017   is being hosted, if you will, by Brown Paper Bag.
I will be posting my daily progress on instagram if you want to follow along. 
https://www.instagram.com/the_daily_stitcher/

A little peek at what I've done so far. It's a 14" hoop (35cm)







 


Finished up what feels like a million french knots. It could be better, free form ain't my thing, but I am trying to grow.


Used an antique spring hoop to mount it.



Cleaned out my ORT jar so it can progress with my projects too.




Yes, my office supplies addiction has yet to be quelled. Zebra Mildliners. 
So. Much. Fun.



Last but not least, our Christmas card. Just me and the hubs. The Dot was not thrilled.


Hope the new year brings you joy, love, laughter, creative sparks and the inner peace that only God can provide, if things get tough.

What's your new year going to look like? I am always for looking for fun, new things to try that don't involve my jumping out of perfectly good airplanes or touching spiders.



Friday, December 30, 2016

Day 30...Dot in the City


Took the Dot to tour a beauty school she would like to attend, then we hung out in the City (San Francisco)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Day 21.......planning the home stretch

     Well, I haven't managed to do all the days in the challenge. I was busy and didn't really have anything worth writing about.  I started out full bore, then ran out of steam. That's okay, at least my blog isn't lonely this month. LOL

     I have a habit. It's a good habit. It's a good habit gone bad. You see, I like to plan. I love planners and markers and pens and paperclips....stationary makes me happy. Really happy. Shopping for stationary also makes me happy. Yes, I am a plannerd. 

     The bad part....I plan and plan and plan until there is no time to 'do'. Does that happen to anyone else? Am I the only over-planner?

     I am trying to be more of a do-er before it's gets to the too-late-freak-out-and-get-er-done stage. Sigh, I have a ways to go. Gosh darn, planning is so fun!








And you can't have a good planning session without a nice cup of tea....in a new holiday mug..... from starbucks.


Off to check off a few more items from my to-do list, update my to-dos for tomorrow and try to be more of a do-er and not a plan-ner.