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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finished Christmas project

Here it is! My friend Kae knew NOTHING about it, although everyone at work and even some of our clients (hi Margaret!) did know about it! I am very pleased with the finished product and Kae just loves it.

Now I am on to another project, another surprise one for someone who is not expecting anything.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Proud new owner of an OTT light!!!

I am so very excited... a friend of mine knew I have been watching Michael's and Joann's for a fabulous sale on the OTT lights, and she came across an online sale PLUS she had a coupon for free shipping, so long story short, I now have my very own OTT light!

My DH does not bug me any longer about "turn off the spotlight" that seems to shine right in his face - the OTT light only shines on my stitching!

It's a medium sized one, number 508 I think. Just perfect for what I need.

I'm a happy stitcher again!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What's a "ya-ya?"

Someone asked me what that means... my grandbabies (and now my husband and nearly everyone in my family) call me that. It is actually the Greek name for grandmother (although we are not of Greek descent). When my son informed me that I was going to be a grandma, he stopped and said, "ooooh that sounds funny." And we began searching for the perfect "grandma" name for me. Everyone thinks it fits me, so there you go.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Weekend with the in-laws

We went and we survived... don't get me wrong, I love my DMIL, but the FIL, well, I really have to work it with him. He is very opinionated and if you don't share his opinion - we all know someone like that. I took my grandbabies and bless their little hearts, they kept us busy so we didn't have much else to do.

So glad to be home and able to stitch in peace. Since I have finished my two "must-finish" Christmas projects, I am working on a smaller, "if it gets done it gets done" project - a bread cover for a friend. She commented that she thought mine was pretty, so you know what happens - off to Joanns and buy one to do for her!! LOL...

Also working on a birth announcement for the oldest grbaby - she'll be three next Saturday but that's okay!!

Back to work.. TTFN!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

OMG where has the time gone????

I am just not dedicated, that is my story and I am sticking to it!

So rather than make excuses, I am just going to pick me up and keep going.

UPDATE: I have been stitching some, and crocheting some, and we've all been sick off and on, but better now. I have one project completely finished:

This is a gift for a good friend of mine.

I am also finished with another gift for another friend but I haven't framed it yet. I was going to wait until it was framed, but it came out so good I can't wait!

This is called "Eloquent Christmas"

Close-up of beadwork

I dyed the fabric myself. It is 28 ct evenweave, dyed with Rit red. It is the first time I have used beads and I am just so very pleased with how it came out. My friend has no idea that I have stitched this for her! When it is framed I will post the final outcome.

Guess I had better get back to work. I am going to really try to stay on top of this going forward...

Hope everyone is having a good holiday season, getting your shopping done, and staying out of the way of the crazies that seem to be out in very large vehicles!

aka Ya-ya