Wednesday, April 9, 2008

PROGRESS is being made!

Well I finally got one of the long lost tea towels I've been waiting for weeks on. It turns out they got mailed to the previous apartment I was first told I was moving into. I completely forgot to inform my swaps partners of the change (as things were CHAOS then....some of my worst days...) and alas there it was. There was also a bunch of secrets fromt he post secret swap I'm in. Good thing I asked for them to be put in envelopes, otherwise the lady who lives in that apartment would have thought I was a nut after reading all those anonymous secrets. I'd be embarassed to take them from her. Ha ha!

Anyhoo, as promised here is the kitty on a rope cross-stitch I finished while waiting for the towels to arrive. I got the kit for my birthday from my brother and his wife along with a dalmation pup sleeping in blanket (which I have in the works!). They also got me frames for them so I just need to get some backing for it and voilĂ !

It didn't really take much time at all...I forget the requires a frame slightly larger than 5x7 I think??

I'm also working on some other things for the Needlework Swap I'm in on craftster. I can't wait to see the gallery. There are so many incredibly talented people in the swap I'm going to be drooling over all the exquisiteness. I can't wait to post my finished items!

Friday, April 4, 2008


Well its been awhile but I don't think my audience will complain too much! ;) I've been really busy with life lately I would loose my head if it wasn't attached. So my husband has since moved out and is living with his best friend who happens to be going through a nasty divorce. If it comes to that with Dallas, I think we'll be able to come to terms without any significant damage. I still love my husband dearly, I just don't think we're compatible in the personal relationship sense....if you follow me.

On another somewhat sour note I still haven't received the towels I'm waiting for from the Tea Towel Tour from craftster. Its been nearly a month I think. I fear the worst. :(

Here's the last towel I finished which was Beetastics. I managed to fit 13 stitches in and the majority I learned for the first time. They weren't too bad but I definitely need more practice.

Speaking of the wonderful Beetastic, you should go drop her a line at her blog Sweet Bee as she's celebrating her one year anniversary as a blogger and she's even giving away a sweet bird towel she hand emrboidered and some other goodies.

Since I've had a bit of downtime without the towels to work on I've finished the kitten cross-stitch I've been working on so I'll take pics of that and have it ready for next time. Now I'm attempting to finish a butterfly cross-stitch I've been wanting to give to my mother for mothers day for a couple years now. I should have it done this time around (fingers crossed!).