Monday, September 18, 2017

Bedroom Prisoner

Today makes day 13 that I had to stay in the bedroom all day until work. Let me explain the reason why I now am a prisoner during the day. 13 days ago we came home to our air conditioner that decided to go to AC heaven. We have known for about 2 years that our AC was on its last leg. I have been getting quotes all summer so we could have a new one in the fall. Well after it went Kaput I called the company with the best deal and today was day 1 of installation, well more like deconstruction. The took out all the old duct work out and brought new to install tomorrow. The first few days of no AC was actually not bad, it was cool and not humid. Well these last 7 days have been terrible! It is so humid that everything in the house is sticky! But things are looking up today, Jose is driving by and dropping off cool winds, so tomorrow I should be able to enjoy the rest of my house.
Being stuck in one area hasn't been all terrible, I get quite a bit of stitching done during the day. Today I worked on Virgin Queen's Stitching Wallet by Willing Hands. I started this pattern as a class. The pre-stitch was a needle book that fits inside the wallet.

Then today I worked on an outside panel of the wallet. The bargello panel also has another bargello pattern on the opposite side. When put together these panels fold inside the wallet. This piece is super fun to work on, and moves relatively quick.
Here is what it will look like when it is done.

Tonight I may work on Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor, I am over half way done. I am trying to find the motivation to finish it!

Until next time,
Candi




Sunday, September 17, 2017

New Beginnings

It has been a loooong time since I have posted! There have been quite a few changes recently to free up some of my time, which I am so thankful for. For the past 7 years I have taught elementary followed by high school. During those years I have worked at my husbands family restaurant at the same time during the evenings. I also cleaned several houses and went to school to receive my Masters and this year my Doctorate. If that wasn't enough I also have been selling a clothing line for almost 2 years. To say I had a full plate is an understatement.
I began thinking about my life before I started teaching. This entailed spending time with my husband, going on vacations, stitching more, crafting, and spending more time with people that I never see. So this past April I gave up cleaning houses and I did not sign my letter of intent to continue teaching. There went two things from my long list.
Now I do not have a day job, I work evenings with my husband, and during the day I work on my final project for my degree and of course cross stitch. Even though I still sell clothes I have slowed down and I mostly do it when I have a bit of free time. Do I miss teaching? Yes but that was an important chapter in my life and now it is on to the next chapter which will eventually be teaching college after my degree is complete.
For now I am enjoying my free time and cross stitching a ton! Today I am sharing with you Starstruck by Needle Delights Originals.
 

This is a needlepoint pattern that I began earlier this year and just picked it back up. Today I completed the three left bottom squares. I love working on this project but the frame is very large and hurts my hand to hold for long periods of time. I should probably purchase a stand of sorts so I do not have to hold it. Does anyone use a free stand? Do you use the one that is floor length or lap size?

Tata for now,
Candi

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Finish X2

I have completed Lizzie Kate's Think Summer and a Needlepoint design called Bora Bora. I am on a roll!  I am trying to clean out my bag so I can start some new projects.  Now I am going to either start something new or go search my bag for some WIP...  Off I go!  Have a great week everyone! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wrong Season

Here is Lizzie kate's Think Summer. It is so much fun to stitch but I need to finish it so I can move on to Halloween Stitching!  I know I am late...  As always :)
Have a great week!
PS my last post was from last week but wouldn't publish until today :(
Tata,
*Candi

Jamboree Part 1

NeedleWork Press class piece...  Absolutely beautiful and so easy to make!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Done!

Summer is over and I have completed Shepherds Bush Summer Box.  I will start Autumn Box tomorrow :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bora Bora

Here is an updated picture of Bora Bora... I am really enjoying this piece... I'm over half done!