Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another one done.

I believe ornament by Amy Bruecken Designs
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I Believe ornament by Amy Brueken Designs, this was in 2008 JCS ornament mag. I stitched it in DMC conversions (except the yellow , it was an overdyed Dye is Cast thread I had on hand.). I stitched it on an overdyed yellow faby I had (not sure of the count it is an evenweave.)
I finished 2 of these. One was made for my Tarheel exchange gift, and I finished this one for me a couple days a go.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Puppydog row by Bent Creek

Puppydog row by Bent Creek
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Here is Puppy dog Row by Bent creek. I did it on the 28 count linen called for by the pattern. using DMC. I am sorry about the distance in the photo, but it is long! I did this one mostly because I found a custom frame for it by Poppy Kreations very cheap. and frames for these rows are not your standard size.(it is on their website in frame gallery # 29). I hope to have it framed and hung next week. I did not like the original pink poodle that was second from the left so I made it a off-black (3799) poodle...i am still unsure about it, mostly cause of the eyes...but they just do not appear if I use black. what do you think?

Keep it or change it?

Closeup of changed dog
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

More stitching tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

From my family to yours.

P.S. See the dress came out pretty good. I'll be back friday with ......Stitching!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Kitchen

old walls with wallpaper
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I still can't find my camera, It had better "Before" photos. But you can see here the wallpaper coming down.

Here are the spackled walls, the painting, and finally the stenciling.

Spackled walls
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Finished walls
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We painted the wainscoting white, and the walls are now Liveable Green (Duron). I originally spotted the color in a friends redone master bath! the stencil is of oak leaves, which cover my yard right now.

Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

We will eventually paint the cabinets, and doors.....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is for you Melanie and Jane:

Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Past finals, holiday parties and a trashed house. I submit my end of the semester grades in 2 hours. Then I have 4 weeks till spring semester begins. This past week my mom and my stepdad were in town to help take down wallpaper and repaint my kitchen walls. It took 4 days to do, and it took 3 days to reorganize the house (my kitchen floor is still covered in spackle dust). I had my work party this past friday, and a Tarheel (cross stitch crew) get together and christmas exchange this past sat. At which point there was whining about my lack of updating the blog. (hence the title.)

Somehow in the past 2 weeks I have lost my camera, but here is what I do have for you: Annabeth photos! you can see her sprinkling cookies here (she did well till she found she could in fact eat the dough). planning her attack on the house plants, and just being cute.

Sprinklin cookies
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Tomorrow: kitchen photos before and after! (preview: you can see some of the before wallpaper in the background of the photos of her at the table)

Friday, December 05, 2008

I'll be back soon

Things are simply crazy here. I don't know why I just haven't had a sec to even upload new photos of annabeth or stitching to my computer. I have a question for all you moms out there. I read blogs where people are posting during nap time, how the hell are you doing that? when do you do laundry/ take a nap/ do dishes/ prep dinner? I mean I am lucky A will go down for 2 hours but I need every sec.

I am stitching but can't post what i have been working on till the recipient recieves it. I am wrapping up the school year and should have more time after this coming week. On top of that my mom and my stepdad are coming down from PA tomorrow for 1) early christmas, and 2) remove wallpaper and paint my kitchen (they wanted a project!).

In baby news A. is climbing, and readily pulling herself up to standing. She is cruising cautiously, we are hoping for a christmas miracle for walking. She is signing a few signs now, "milk" "all done" and "duck" go figure. It all came in a rush after she figured out how to wave bye. Guess the books were right.

Meanwhile Abi tagged me....and I have to tell you this was tough for me...I am just not that interesting. Oh and I am invoking the blogger chain mail killer rule and not doing Rule# 4 and 5 (i don't know enough bloggers well enough)

Here are the tag rules:
Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.

#1. I was in a sorority in college. I know I don't seem like the type, right? but let me tell you it is a great opportunity for folks who need the social nudge to help meet people and make friends (no, they are not ready made friends, I didn't like them all!) I'll tell you this, I always had a party to go to and knew people there. (see #6 for a bit of background)

#2 For about 10 years I used to keep track in a ledger all the books I read and how many pages a day I read. the most books in a year: 38 (1994) and the most pages in a day: 590 (same year)

#3 I have a half brother who is 10 and lives in Canada. A result of my dad's 2nd marriage (now divorced), I haven't seen him since he was 3 but i hope some day to meet him again.

#4 My favorite flavor is mint, chocolate mint, peppermint, spearmint, doesn't matter. I love christmas just for the mint factor

#5 I am a certified, card carrying, bartender. I haven't tended a bar in 5 years..but i can still tell you what is in a Pink Squirrel.

#6 Growing up I survived the bully attracting trimverate : Glasses, braces, and curly hair. But i still get hives driving past a junior high or middle school.

I feel like i just left a psychiatrist's office: thanks for listening!