Sunday, January 27, 2013


I went to work for a total of two days this past week. While I should have been doing school work, cleaning, or something more productive. I decided to stare out the window looking for snowflakes. After Wednesday I didn't have to look for flakes anymore, the ground was covered! I seen a cartoon/ comic strip that had four cars at an intersection stopped and one man on top of his car pointing at one snowflake that had fallen, yelling look a snowflake! That would be me. I am a little obsessed with snow, I feel that if it has to be this cold it might as well snow.
Other then staring out the window, I decided to shovel some snow from the steps and ride around with my hubby looking at the beautiful scenery. While I was so excited about the snow, it still caused one problem... hubby had to stay home from work because our restaurant was closed due to the weather. I love spending time with him but I would rather stitch and watch my shows that I like. I also like to do things at my own pace. Like making lunch, Hubby... Candi let's eat lunch. Me... I am not hungry right yet. Hubby... Fine I will starve to death! Sometimes I feel like I have a child to take care of. Who pouts over lunch? Anyway, tomorrow I have to go back to work. I should be fine with going back to work since I only worked two days out of nine, but I have a case of workitis. Workitis- feeling of impending doom when going to work.
On the stitching front, I have decided to work on a range of things. I work on a piece and when I get tired of working on that one, I reach in my bag and grab another piece to work on. Today I have two amazing pieces to show. The picture below is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor. I enjoy working on this piece. The threads are Valdani and really great to work with.

The next pice is Drawn Thread's ABC Sampler. This piece is very special to me, it is probably my favorite thing to work on recently. It is absolutely beautiful and is stitched using silks. Sorry for the pictures, next time I will iron them. My dinner has cut into the production of beautiful ironed pictures.

Well I am off to stitch while pouting about working tomorrow. Maybe I will stare out the window to see a snowflake but I don't forsee that happening. :( I hope everyone has a great week and doesn't catch workitis from this post.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Back from vacation!!

Vacation was wonderful! I really wish I was still on vacation because this week has been horrible. I have been so wore out that I have come home and turned into a vegetable everyday this week except for today. I do have my fingers crossed for snow tonight, if I could have a snow day or even a delay I would be a very happy person. I have MLK Day off but if I had tomorrow off it would be like a mini vacation. :)
Anyway... Off to stitchiness. On vacation I worked on Shepherd's Bush, Halloween Night. I could have done more but I am stumped. Where I changed the color of the fabric, the letter colored thread no longer works. Does anyone have any idea about which of these colors you would use for the lettering. I was thinking about the golden yellow of the moon and star. What do you think?

I was going to start Green Snowman but I felt bad because I had so much started so I decided to work on Lizzie Kate, Summer Alphabet.

I will leave everyone with a picture of a beach at Nassau, Bahamas.

Everyone that is getting snow, stay warm and cross your fingers that I get snow here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vacation/ Resolution Update

Hello everyone! I am happy to say that I am leaving for a week vacation tomorrow! My husband and I are leaving from Baltimore on a 7 day cruise to Port Canaveral FL, Nassau, and Free Port Bahamas. Before I leave I want to tell everyone an update about my stitchy pieces. Bellow is Quaker Diamonds. I haven't made much more progress than last time because...
 On New Years Eve I had a dream about this pattern that I had in my craft room. It is called Halloween Night by Shepherds Bush. I felt like my dream was telling me that I should start this pattern. This pattern is special because I have changed it. I usually don't change patterns much because I pick them out because I love them. But this pattern is different because I love Halloween colors and the pattern called for 20 count cappucino. Well I enjoy bright and smaller things so I chose a 30 count weeks purple fabric. (it isn't called purple but for some reason I didn't write it down) Sorry the picture is a little sideways. At first when I started stitching I was worried about the colors. I kept the colors that the pattern called for because they looked good with the fabric. But as I was stitching I just didn't know if I should continue with them. Until.... I put the backstitch in the house, now it just pops off the fabric. After I finish the hill and backstitch the tombstones and the soon to be pumpkins I know the hill will do the same thing.
As you can see, I am very excited about my new start. This will be one of the two things I will work on during my trip. I m not going to work on Quaker Diamonds because that really isn't a travel piece so I think I will work on this and maybe a colored snowman by Shepherds Bush.
Resolution/ Goal update: The back of my Halloween piece looks as good as the front, next time I will post a picture of it, all threads are neatly placed and cut.  Also, I am soon to start a snowman. Well on my way to keeping my resolution.
Have a great week everyone, I will be back next week with beautiful pictures to show and hopefully a lot of progress!
To all my Stitch and Bitch friends: I am sorry I won't be there this month but I will see you at Super Bowl!