Jan 26, 2015

5th Day of Progress

I was able to finish the outline. Now to just fill it in. WWE was so eventful I didn't even do a stitch haha.

Pardon me while I rant for a little bit now. I'm normally a really positive person. With the luck we've been having lately I seriously just want to move to a private island and say screw it all. We woke up this morning to our NEW furnace not working. The guy has to order a part and will be back Friday to hopefully fix it. (He does have it working until then at least.) Also Mom's just replaced a few weeks ago Dish Receiver is acting up again which means changing to another new one tomorrow in hopes of they just sent us a piece of crap. So I spent another day fixing problems. *sigh* Another day not doing a full day of school. So frustrating. I just want things to work out for a little bit! After last week I seriously said out loud last night I just want to start a new week and have it all be okay. Guess I jinxed it. I always put out good stuff so I don't really know why Karma is trying to teach me a lesson. Please Karma I'm ready for a break!

Jan 25, 2015

4th Day of Progress

More progress. Just had to share him with everyone. This is another one of those pieces I'm going to miss when I finish. I'm already looking at where I will hang him when I get him framed haha. I will get a lot of stitching time today again so that's fantastic. Tonight we have a WWE pay per view. It's my favorite one of the year Royal Rumble. We can't wait. We are getting missed by this round of snow. Yesterday they were saying 5 inches...today it's changed to only 2. I heard the East Coast is going to get a fun one though. They always steal our fun haha.

Jan 24, 2015

3rd Day of Progress on Blackwork Dragon

Just couldn't put him down yesterday. Like I said in the last post Wow he stitches fast. The last post has the other 2 days of progress if you would like scroll down and check it out. If you are wondering yes he is definitely staying out and being worked on again. He might even get to be my first finish of the year.

Jan 23, 2015

2nd Day on Blackwork Dragon

Yesterday was the 2nd day of working on Blackwork Dragon one of my CJC starts. I started him on Day 7. He goes so fast. I'm definitely keeping him out for now. Here is where I got...
I'm working him on a random piece of fabric I had in my stash and with a thread that was in a grab bag exchange. The thread is a Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Hand Dyed Floss called Violet Mist. Let's see where I will get today.

Jan 22, 2015

Selkie Update

The sky is still growing haha. Let's see this is 12 Days and 4,690 stitches in. I'm finally ready to take a break from the blues. Just in case you need to know this is my HAED Selkie I'm doing her on 32ct evenweave 1 thread over 1. The picture of her is on the right hand side. She is my HAP SAL.

I've been listening to all my other projects yell and the Blackwork Dragon wins for now. So he will come out for a few days.

So let's update on the house for those who have been following along.

The drain guy came Monday. He worked and he worked. He ended with not good news. The drain is old and isn't working 100%. The only way to fix it is put in a new drain. This is a very expensive and very hard to do project. Consists of ripping out the concrete floor section and putting in new drain and blah blah blah. But we got it to take water for now. We used Korte and my first impression is they were out for money which I've heard now from a lot of people. We also talked to him about our dripping faucet in the kitchen and he said he would put in a whole new faucet starting price $500 not including labor of course!!! He sure wasn't willing to talk about a cheaper option. So that was disheartening. So the end result was leave the sink dripping for now and hope the drain in the garage keeps taking the water for now. So far so good no standing water in the drain.

Last Friday we also found out we needed a new furnace. It needed some many things fixed that it just wasn't going to be worth it. We went with JO Mory for this and I've been nothing but happy with their service. The salesman didn't rip us off he offered us just what we needed. We've been told for several years our furnace and AC was not efficient. So time to bite the bullet and listen. Over the weekend and till Wednesday we were able to stay warm enough. We did have to get a new electric heater cause one stopped working (yep another problem). So Wednesday the two guys showed up and got to work. By 3:30pm we had heat! Nice heat!! Ahh feels good to be warmer than just getting by finally. They had to come back this morning to get the AC finished off which is okay cause we won't be needing it any time soon haha. So let's call this the end to home repairs for at least a little bit okay?

Jan 19, 2015


Well Selkie finally got to come out and play. Boy was she happy and my needles were too. They went to work and I got 2 more columns finished. So this is 4 columns finished on the first page. Total of 3,920 stitches in now. I'm halfway done with the first page.

Now for the hard part. IHSW is over. The CJC is over. What do I work on? I have so many wonderful projects. So many are screaming Stitch Me! Over Here! What about me? Selkie said I don't think you are done on me yet! It's so stressful haha. I think Selkie deserves another day. We will see what tomorrow brings.

Today also starts the Week of Repair. The drain guy is coming today to see what we can do about the drain that refuses to drain in our garage. Hope it's a quick easy fix.

Jan 16, 2015

Day 15 of CJC

The last one in the bucket to be picked was Summer Wordplay from the Seasonal Wordplay booklet. I thought this one would be a lot of fun to do because we love beach fun. Here is where I got...
As you can tell I didn't get much stitching time yesterday haha. I will look forward to getting back to this one though. I'm thinking of making these into decorative pillows when I finish them. What do you think?

Now it's the weekend and it's the 3rd weekend of the month which means it's IHSW. (International Hermit Stitch Weekend) I told Selkie she can come back out to play. She was so excited. Well the sky was since that's all I'll get to work on haha. I'll update either Sunday or Monday on my progress. If you join in I hope you get a lot of stitching done. If you don't join in......well why wouldn't you join in?!?

We've been having some major household problems. Found out today we are going to have to get a whole new furnace. Fun Fun. So until Wednesday we will be getting by on just a little heat from our one furnace and space heaters. At least it's not negative temps out like it has been. We also have a drain that is plugged up so they are coming out Monday. Typical if it's not one thing it's 13 others. Well I think I'm off to finally get some stitching done today.

Jan 14, 2015

Day 14 of CJC

Today's pick was Let's Be Wicked. I'm stitching it on a 28ct evenweave called Lavender Bliss. Here is where I got today...

Jan 13, 2015

Day 13 of CJC

Today's pick was from the Snow Drifters leaflet. I already completed the Have a Ball in the upper right. Now I'm working on Life Without Snow in the upper left. I'm stitching it on 28ct hand dyed evenweave called Summer Sky. Here is where I got today...
2 more choices left in the box. Both are wordplay designs. Summer and a Halloween one called Let's Be Wicked. Then it will be over. I'm half sad and half happy. I've really enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I thought I would get bored and dread having to start something new each day. I sure didn't though. I have to admit though I am very excited to get to work on some of them again so I'm glad I stuck with starting just 15. This weekend is IHSW and I can't wait to pick up my HAED Selkie again. She has been pouting watching me start all these other pieces. She wants to come out and play too.

Jan 12, 2015

Day 12 of CJC

Today's pick was one I was really looking forward to. Impronta D'Amore by Alessandra Adelaide (AAN) I've nicknamed this one Paw Print. I'm stitching it over 1 on 28ct sage evenweave. I'm using 3371 and 815. We had a busy day today so here is my progress...
We started school back up today and it went fantastic. We did 2 of our new books even and we loved them. After school I cleaned out the guinea pig cage and then mom's new Dish DVR box was delivered. We have bad luck when it comes to our DVRs blowing up (not really they just stop working haha) which I guess it's surprising with how much we use them haha. Anyway I got it all hooked up and running. Hopefully this one lasts awhile. So time just ticked away today. But progress is progress. I look forward to picking this one back up.