Monday, April 27, 2009

Selina Fenech Letter S




Here is the Letter S by Selina Fenech, I have worked on her for 3 days now. I am so looking forward to do more on her. Will b posting updates every day or every second day.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A finish


Chart - Gingerbread Girl
Designer - Helga Mandl Designs
Fabric - 14ct Aida
Fabric From - A Friend
Fabric Colour - Browny Green
Floss By - DMC
Floss Used - White, 304, 346, 151, 704, 3843
Needle Used - Gold Needle size 24
Date Started - 21/04/09
Finished Started - 23/04/09

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A new start!


Well i started another HAED. Oh dear lol. This is the letter S, it's for my daughter's friend named Summer.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nice floss


I got this floss from a lady on the Sanman board, it's lovely floss.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Look what i won!


I entered a contest on the Sanman Board and won these ;) I love them both lots and can't wait till i can use them both!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cross stitch chart i started this morning


Here is a chart i started this morning, hopefully will finish by tonight or tomorrow.

This is a Helga Mandl chart.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More lovely handdyed floss i buy :)


I brought these from the USA, i love them all and hope one day i will have the whole set!!
Weeks Dye Works:
Saffron
Chartreuse
Crescent Colours:
Fancy Green Nancy
Nighty Nite
Tangerine
Simply Shaker:
Picket Fence
Carrie's Creation:
Sweet Dreams
Sunrise

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Freaky By Sanman Originals


Chart - Freaky
Designer - Sanman Originals
Fabric - 14ct Aida
Fabric From - Enchanted Fabrics
Fabric Colour - Pumpkin Pizazz Flair
Floss By - DMC
Floss Used - 310, 553, 704, white
Needle Used - Gold Needle size 24
Date Started - 17/04/09
Finished Started - 18/04/09

I used a spider brad and didn't stitch the pumpkin as the fabric is orange, so only backstitched that part.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

More great designs




Well i see that barbara Ana has done it again. I so love the new ones she has done!
I really love the witch one. This one is on my to buy now list. The frog is so cute too :D

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Barbara Ana Finish


Chart - Spider
Designer - Barbara Ana Designs
Fabric - 14ct Aida
Fabric From - A Friend
Fabric Colour - Willow Green
Floss By - DMC & DMC Color Variations
Floss Used - white, 155, 208, 310, 550, 552, 726, 740, 906, & 4200 Wild Fire
Needle Used - Gold Needle size 24
Date Started - 15/04/09
Finished Started - 17/04/09

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Irish Toast (A Finish)


Chart - Irish Toast
Designer - OakHaven Designs (Tonia Pappan)
Fabric - 14ct Aida
Fabric From - A Friend
Fabric Colour - Red
Floss By - Six Strand Sweets and DMC
Floss Used - Wintergreen, Pina Colada (Six Strand Sweets), 702 (DMC)
Needle Used - Gold Needle size 24
Date Started - 11/04/09
Finished Started - 13/04/09

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter Everyone




Happy Easter everyone, if anyone's going away this easter, drive safety

Entered my first floss exchange



I entered my first floss exchange last month, it was a easter one on the Enchanted Fabrics message board http://enchantedfabrics.yuku.com/
And i got these and i love them. Thanks to the lady that sent them to me.
Crescent Colors:
Sugared Violets
Sunflower
Cayenne
Four-Leaf Clover
Dublin Bay
Ribbon Red
Weeks Dye Works:
Artichoke
Bullfrog
Peach Fuzz
Baked Apple

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

You Know Your A Cross Stitch Addict When....

You take a sewing project on a journey, then realise you are driving.
Instead of counting your free time in hours & minutes, you count it in threads.
You decorate, you don't choose the colours from a paint chart, but from the DMC thread rack instead!
You don't buy name tags to sew into your children's clothes, you cross stitch their names in!
You hear people talking about the fabric of the Universe and you wonder if it is Aida or evenweave?
You have crossed stitched through Coronation Street so many times, you wonder if Hilda Ogden still has those ducks on her wall!
The custodial staff arrives at work in the morning they have to remind you to go home and change clothes so your colleagues and boss do not know you spent the entire night at the office trying to do "just a few more rows".
You buy a special large suitcase to hold all of your thread, fabric, kits and magazines etc so you can take them everywhere you go.Your favourite opera is Aida!
You spend $800 on an antique pine cabinet made for storing dead moths because the drawers are just the right size for skeins of embroidery threads.
You buy a DMC skein in a revolting shade of bright mauve, which you will never use, just because you cannot bear not to have the complete set of DMC threads.
You sweet talk your Web Designer boyfriend into turning down work which pays the bills, just so you can have your own cross stitch website.
On your first ever visit to the USA, you go to New York on a business trip for 3 days, and you spend the one day your employers have allocated for sightseeing trying to find some needlework shops.
You have to employ someone to do your ironing just because 4 hrs ironing is equal to 6000 stitches, and one month's ironing is one finished design.
You admire the gorgeous mountain scenery and wonder how easily you could turn it into a cross stitch pattern.
You don't know what to do when you find yourself with a few minutes to spare - and then you calculate how many stitches you could have done in those few minutes....
You go to the doctor and hope he's late so you can get some more stitching done.
You get a cut and sew it yourself instead of going to the doctor.
You do it in your sleep and your hands can't find the snippers.
You look at the doctor's stitches and think x's would have looked better.
You get out of bed at 1:00 o'clock in the morning to rework a new design you just made, because you got a thought on how it would look better.
You need a separate room for all the stitching stuff!
You find bits of floss in your bed when you get up in the morning.
You plan your vacation stops around cross stitching events in that area.
You ever said "just one more stitch" and end up missing dinner because of it.
You go out to lunch with a friend, and she notices the needle stuck through the front of your shirt, but you don't.
You co-ordinate your clothes using the DMC Color Card!
Your stash room is better organized than your kitchen!
Someone tries to tell you something important and you tell them to shhhh because youre counting stitches.
Your floss box is the only well organized thing in your house!
Your stitching stash weighs more than the cupboard you keep it in.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

HAED QS Girly Gothic


Here is my HAED QS Girly Gothic.
I have done alot of the side.
I love doing this but sooooooo hate the confetti.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friendship, Men vs. Women

Friendship Among Women:
A woman didn't come home one night. The next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a girlfriend's house. The man called his wife's 10 best friends. Not one of them knew anything about it.
Friendship Among Men:
A man didn't come home one night. The next day he told his wife that he had slept over at a buddy's house. The woman called her husband's 10 best friends. Eight of them confirmed that he had slept over, and two claimed that he was still there.

AND THATS WHEN THE FIGHT STARTED...

My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?" "No," she answered. I then said, "Is that your final answer?" She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying "Yes." So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."And that's when the fight started....
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I asked my wife, "Where do you want to go for our anniversary?" It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation."Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.So I suggested, "How about the kitchen?" And that's when the fight started....
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Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour.The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.'My loving wife of 10 years replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?'& And then the fight started...
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I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95.Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream. And then the fight started....
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A woman was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.' The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.' And then the fight started.....
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I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. "I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please." He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?" "Nah, she can order for herself."And then the fight started...
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My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. My wife asked, 'Do you know her?''Yes,' I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since.''My God!' said my wife, 'who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'And then the fight started...
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After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt.' So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.'And then the fight started...
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My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.' I bought her a scale. And then the fight started...
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My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels.She asked, 'What's on TV?' I said, 'Dust.'And then the fight started...

Been doing some work on QS Girly Gothic

I have been doing some cross stitch on HAED QS Girly Gothic and also a Sanman chart. I will take pics today and add them on here.
I can't wait till i can finish my HAED which i have been doing for over 2 years now. I know, i know.... i should have finished it by now. I so hate doing the confetti on it :(.

I have new stash!!!

I have brought myself some new stash.
I got 3 Sue Hillis and a Kappie Originals charts.
I got
Sue Hillis - To Gno-Me
Sue Hillis - Loves Me
Sue Hillis - Love Pirate
Kappie Originals - Bubble Bath.
Looking forward to doing them all when i can.

I hate daylight savings

We had Daylight savings over the weekend, where we put our clocks back, getting an extra hour's sleep. I didn't get that :( I forgot to put my clocks back. I woke up at 8.30 thinking it was 8.30 but it was 7.30 grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Daylight Savings screws with your head lol.
This morning the sun was shining at 6.30am. Then i went back to sleep only to wake up 10 mins later thinking it was 7.30am but nooooooooooooo it was only 6.40am. Was waking every 10 mins thinking it was time to get up.

Happy Halloween Pumpkin

Today I started a Stoney Creek. It's called Happy Halloween Pumpkin by Stoney Creek called Halloween Tricks and Treats. I used fabric f...