Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Tuesdays Are My Stitchy Night

Today was just that type of day...the one where you get up, think it will be great and it ends up being crappy. It started with me forgetting my cell phone at home and ended with me forgetting my purse at work. Apparently, I wasn't all together!?! I guess not...Plus, I felt like people beat me up all day. It was a whirlwind and by the time I got home, I needed a glass of wine and a cuddle but had to go back to work due to forgotten purse! *The boy* was very nice and had my glass of wine, cuddle and snack waiting for me when I got back and dutifully listened to me vent about the bad day and all the *stupid people*!

Since I was obviously out of sorts, I didn't get much stitching done. I tidied a bit and got my stitching stuff together but really...no stitching. But I did finish Wishful Sheep by Shepherd's Bush! Woo! Happy Dance! It came as a kit so I used the materials provided in the kit but stitched it 2 over 2 as I didn't like the coverage of 1 over 2. That meant that I ran out of two colors doing it this way and had to order more silk in order to finish off the birthday cake. I left off the pink backstitch *frosting* as I liked it better without. Sorry for the poor picture but it has been rather dreary here the last couple of days...gloom, fog and mist. Should I be surprised...these are the type of summer days that Mark Twain wrote about.
*The boy* kept complaining that the sheepie didn't have any eyes. I had to keep reminding him that people close their eyes when they wish upon a birthday cake! How could he forget...his birthday was barely two weeks ago!

I have plenty to be stitching on. Since I was out of sorts, I pulled out my Bent Creek Snappers and frogged another 3 months length of bottom border *sob*! Well, it has to be done if I want to finish it the way I want. The rest of the week will be QFRR and exchange stitching. I am hoping to make decent progress!

Oh yea, my dear friend Claire is pregnant. I mentioned it before I think and she is due in October. I am having a really hard time finding a birth announcement I would like to stitch that would suit her. She isn't traditional and neither am I really...but I also don't want over the top cutsie. I have some old Dimension kits in my stash from way back when but I think they are rather large. I'm just in flux about this. Maybe someone has a suggestion...something not mainstream that isn't all over the standard cross stitch sites. I definitely should make a decision in the next couple of weeks.

Hope everyone is having a happy week!

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

Cute finish, congratulations!

Missy Ann said...

Love the sheep, eyes or no.

Baby sampler...

Bent Creek Sweet Child of Mine

Sam Sarah The More The Merrier

Those were the first two that popped to mind.

Or! Sweetheart Tree is publishing monthly samplers right now with the flower & birthstone. I saw most of the models last fall in person, they are *stunning*. But probably only for a girl baby.

Leila Jo said...

Sorry for the crappy day - wayward purses were in the air...a friend of mine had hers and her phone stolen today :( On the stitching front there's a cute kit by Bent Creek for births - has a stock with baby in a snow globe - that may do the trick. I saw it on Hoffman (I think).

Cheryl said...

Aww lovely finish!
Dont know what to suggest for the birth sampler im afraid, all down to personal taste...took me ages to find one i wanted to do for Caleb.

Lisa said...

Eye luv the sheep...ewe did a great job on it (and this gloomy, foggy "not-so-summer" weather does a good job of sucking the energy out of everything: people, memory, etc!). Baby Announcement...another idea is to quiz your friend to see if she has any type of theme for the baby's room (i.e. celestrial, bears, etc) and maybe you can find a pattern and then customize your own announcement - just another idea. Hope the rest of the week is going better!
Take care!

Natasha said...

boy, you must have head your head in the clouds when you left thinking about cross stitch stuff LOL.... I cant even count how many times I've "never had it together" LOL Very sweet of "the boy" to have everything waiting for you when you got back

Copy and paste this linl to a baby sampler. I am doing this for my cousin's 1st baby due in Jan.


Take care and WoooHooo for you it's almost the weekend :0)