Monday, September 12, 2011

Hi there

I've been a bad bad blogger lately ( ok, it's been months !!! ) I guess I had lost my mojo or lost myself somewhere in the World Wide Web ( aka Facebook ... ) I had up and downs. We also got a sad summer as we learned that one of our friend's ex killed their son one morning. She had her only child when she was 42 yo, he was like a miracle baby and the guy killed his son just to get back at her because he was mad she left him four years ago ...

On stitching news, I did finish friendship grows:

I decided to not stitch the saying and I can say it's one of my favorite piece so far. It's nice when you finally stitch a design that you've always loved.

Then I decided to dig in my Lanarte ( what else ) stash and stitch whatever would attract me ( no matter the size of the design - yes, sometimes I'm crazy like that !!! LOL ) So you wonder
what it is , don't you ? So without further ado:

Flower bouquet

Now, you understand why I call it my insane project !!! I've started it on march 15 th and I'm still working on it : of course, as it is 20"X30" ( or 50X60 cm). Here is one of the lastest picture but I'm a little more advance than that. ( I haven't uploaded all my pictures yet. )

I can't wait to finish to start something a little smaller but I can honestly say that I am not suffering too much stitching that one. I did suffer much more for my Fuchsias. And you saw all that green ( ), well, don't fall off your chair BUT this time it didn't bother me too much !!!! I know !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Here I am again !!!

When I wrote my post yesterday, I knew I had forgotten something but I couldn't figure out what it was. Then Karen ( no blog) asked what will be my next project and I knew! I wanted to show you my latest stash yesterday. You may remember that I am in an unwanted, totally bad stash diet . That means I have to resist to the totally cute designs I see everywhere around me ( when I browse ONS) BUT one day, I was lost on Ebay ( no clue how I arrived there - my finger problably slipped or got out of control ) , I saw one of the kits I've ALWAYS loved . I'm sure you all have one or two kits that you say to yourself: one day, I'll get that one. Well, that day was finally here for me ( even though it was not the right moment - too close to Christmas to be reasonable ... ) The price was fine but I usually spend less on kits ( I like it around 10 whenever possible.) but like I said, I' ve always loved that design . And I brainstormed with myself: you should buy it. Nanh, you can wait. But it's too cute and I'VE ALWAYS LOVED IT !!!!!! But it's more than you want to spend for a kit . Okay, okay, get it ! Yes, I'm just a weak, weak , hopeless creature ... sigh ... I can't resist cuteness , I can't ... Here is my new love :

Friendship grows - Sunset

Oh I can hear you! You thought you just said in your head but it was as clear as if you were in the room with me! Yes, yes, you did say the 5 letter word: GREEN !!!!!! I know! I know! I saw it too but my brain only focus on the pink, the purple, the butterflies. See, it's not me, it's my brain that is on total denial ! And then, I did something that could have made me want to change my plans : I opened up the kit and took a look at the chart. It's a Sunset kit and that company belongs to ................... Dimensions and you know what it means : blended threads, half stitches ( for the artisitc effect ... ) . I should have run away far far away from the Dimensions country BUT ... I' ve always loved that design and you can't fight love!!! And love hurts sometimes so if I have to suffer to stitch it, I will !!! I'll try to be strong, I'll pretend to love green just for the love of this design! Yes, I do agree with you: I might be a little crazy but it's a nice and safe craziness that make me happy !

I also got one of the beautiful Christmas design by Dimensions ( yes, them again). You may remember that every year, I buy one of their gold Petite kit. This year, I bought Santa's feathered friends. ( you know I have a thing for Santa !!! ) Last year, I had stitched Snowman and reindeer. Have you noticed that the " crafted with pride in the USA" has disapeared for a made in China ? Sad isn't it?

Santa's feathered friend - Dimensions

I'm still enjoying stitching my Lilly: it's really relaxing to have only 3 or 4 colors to choose from. I feel I'm stitching much faster which is not a bad thing as you know what is waiting for me right after Lilly is finished !!!


Thnaks for stopping by and sharing my craziness with me !