Tuesday, July 31, 2007
That's actually the first time I finish a project and start a new one the next day. Usually I go through my stash, check several kits, can't really decide, go back to my UFO (just in case I want to finish one - never happened so far) and decide for one I really want to stitch. This time I knew I was going to start that one (I was supposed to start it after Birdhouse cage from Lanarte but I fell in love with Christmas stories )
Monday, July 30, 2007
Thank you all for your nice comments ! Don't hesitate to leave a comment. Today I discovered Ciottina's blog and even though I don't speak italian, I really enjoyed looking at the beautiful pieces she's making.
It will probably look much better with natural light.
Well, ready for my next project. I want to use my solo but the fabric size is 16 X 25 ( 40 X 63 cm) and the design I want to stitch on is 12 X 12 (30 X 30 cm) I wonder if it will be wide enough and if I won't waste too much of the lenght ... It is my first solo so I don't want to mess with it ... I know I'm a little too excited about that solo: I'd better go to bed to catch some sleep. I'm also excited about starting a new project. It's funny how we barely you look back on those old UFO
And for those who are still interested about our adventures in potty land: I have something official to say: I want to leave potty land ! Gosh, that boy doesn't care about peeing in in his underwear ... Well, tomorrow it will be one week since we have started the whole fun
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Here are some kits I like too:
For those who wonder about our adventures in potty land: it's going no where ... Yesterday I got two IN the potty and two OUT of the potty ... And this morning: it was half and half ... The problem is that he doesn't ask to go. It just happens and it doesn't seem to really bother him ...
I'll try to post a picture of Christmas stories by the end of the day (so don't hesitate to come back )
Friday, July 27, 2007
So what do you think? Who stitched that one before? I may stitch the main characters first and get stuck with the background at the end ...
Ok, ok, back to stitching Santa
Tell me if the picture is too small... Thanks! Edit: I thought the picture was too small, I put a bigger one !
Yesterday was dentist day for the kids. It was the first time for Emma and she was scared even though she saw Pierre in the dentist chair doing okay. No decay was found ! As they brush twice a day, that's what I was expected !!! The good thing about dentist in france is that I paid only 21 Euros (about 25 $ ) for the visit and I'll get everything back from the goverment. It's really good because in texas, I didn't have dental insurance and I was always afraid to have a problem in a tooth... Here people complain sometimes about their health insurance system: they just don't know how lucky they are to be able to go to the doctor without spending big bucks ... One of my brother in law didn't have the money to have dental work, so he paid to have the bad tooth removed ... very sad ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Part 3 of our adventure in potty land. I know a lot of you are reading the new Harry Potter . Here we don't need such a book to get some excitment A 2 years old boy fill your needs for fear (Oh my god! he's going to pee on MY sofa ), emotion (yes! we got one ! ) , for the feeling of your heart beating faster (he's PEEING! where is this damn potty?! ), for love (Isn't he the cutest boy you ever see in underwear? )
Pierre had an appointment with his oncologist this morning. He goes there every four months. They did a blood test for the study they are conducting about the long term effects of the chimio. The doctor decided to also do a blood count. At first, Pierre didn't want to go to the service where he used to go even though his favorite nurse was there. She did the blood test and Pierre cried because he was very scared. Pierre has always been very sensitive to pain (since his stay on NICU actually ) It was so sad to see him cried like that... Pierre always been very scared of the needles over there. I don't think they are bigger than the ones at the lab where we go. I think it's the place that scares him more...
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So I'm sure you are all impatient to know what's new in potty land ! Well day one was a DISASTER ! He peed 12 times in his underwears ! Yes, you read well : 12 times ! When he was started to pee, he would stop right away and wouldn't do anything in the potty so of course, 10 minutes later, he would urinate AGAIN ! and so on all day ... By the afternoon, I was out of boys underwears and I made him wear his sister's underwears It was that or going back to diapers. I don't have a dryer and yesterday it rained all day long ... Well, before to go to bed, I sat him on the potty and here it was:his first pee in the potty!!! Felt like we won the championish Ok, ok, I admit it: I got that one by sitting him in front of the TV but I really wanted him to do at least one in there
Now, back to this old santa (at least him, he got potty trained a long time ago ) I finished the left part of the design. You can't really tell but I made a mistake in that part: I don't know where: I couldn't find it. Now, I need to stitch the armchair by going either to the left or the right. The right part seems easier. You will know tomorrow what I decided
I didn't stitch yesterday afternoon because I went shopping !!! One of my favorite discount store had a sale with crafts items. It's a store that burned down and they were selling everything 50 % original price. I got buttoms from Memory mates (some look like an electric garland - I may need those for a Stoney creek project!) I got craft csissors (I never noticed before how "S" were needed in that word ...) , 9 stencils (very useful to work with small children) , Texture plates (it's an embossing system) and the small tip stylus to use on it from Fiskars. I also go a punch to make some edges and I found 2 sets of chime sticks !!! I'm very happy with what I got!!!
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