Monday, March 31, 2008

Because Nice Does Matter!

Well, what a let down of a day. The most anticipated day of the year was rained out. Boooooo. Stupid rain. Now the game is tomorrow night at 7:05 and Idol is on at 8:00. Booooooo again. I am so freaking disappointed, but life will go on.

I watched TV all day today and stitched...well, not all day as -- I have to admit -- I get bored stitching for hours on end so I did a little organizing and played with CecilPuppy for a while and was sad about my Yankees being rained out. A little pity party you might say.

One thing I did do today was the Leslie Sansone 3-Mile Walk. Surprisingly enough, I am alive to talk about it. I wanted to do the 1-Mile walk, but my disk is missing....not in the case anyway. I am hoping to find it in another case by mistake, but I have a feeling I threw it out with the old DVD player. I will buy a new one if that's the case. Ordinarily I like to walk outside, but with the rain *see above* this day was not an outside anything day. Boooooooo.

Went back to WW on Saturday and I'm so happy. I stayed for the orientation after the meeting and just have to forget everything I know from years gone by. It's Points now so I will forget about breads, milks, proteins, fruits, and veggies. Rich is going to start going on 4/12 with me as I don't feel like the having the responsibility of counting points for two people as it's difficult enough to keep track of myself. I am hoping he will like it as there are a few men in the group and the leader is of the male species.

So, the purpose of this blog is to show off finishes so here's one I just finished. The satin stitches killed me. I hate them! LOL

I intend to turn it into a wall hanging. I got all my supplies in order, except for some web fusing tape or something to that effect. It will have to wait until Friday as that's the next time I'll be down by Joann.

That's all I've got.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

PMD Spring Pocket Pillow

Well, this finish was a long time coming! I originally gave this kit to my SIL's daughter along with a check, of course, for her Sweet 16. I thought it would have been an easy kit for her to learn to stitch. Yeah, she showed no interest so I asked for it back and told her that I would stitch it up for her. That was last year if not the year before! Every time I see my SIL for our dinner dates I am hoping she doesn't ask for it so I said that I better get it done. It was my work project, but I put in the last stitches just now. I'm going to wrap it up in some spring-ish tissue paper and mail it off. What a relief to have it done!


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pinkeep for Teresa

Well, the peanut gallery -- that would be Rich -- told me that my first one came out nicer, but I am hoping that Teresa will like it. It really does look better in person. I do like making these pinkeeps, even if they aren't as nice as other people's. So there, Rich! :-)


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My First Pinkeep!

Well, I tried my hand at my first pinkeep! It took me about an hour to do and it certainly isn't perfect, but I'm happy with it. Rich said something nice in the fact that it doesn't have to be perfect as, if it's perfect, it would come from a factory!

I did learn how to lace and I have to say that I was not at all entertained with it. Ha Ha. I might be brave and just use glue next time.

This weekend I am going to start stitching a piece to be finished as a biscornu that Lisa V. lent me and I am excited to try my hand at that type of finishing.

Thanks to all you creative ladies for inspiring me to try making a pinkeep!