Wednesday, December 31, 2008


so today is my birthday! I decided to take off work today and enjoy some time at home. I also have off work thursday, friday (for the holiday) and also monday (cause i just feel like it). I think by the time monday rolls around I'll be ready to be back at my desk dealing with the crazy people. It's also been kind of lucky as the BF has had some car trouble, so was able to drive my car to work today, and then he can take it monday if his car isn't fixed by then.

so I've spent my day, well doing's my birthday, HELLO!! well, I am doing a load of laundry but it's not like it's hard or takes awhole lot of energy. other than that, I've been stitching and started a new project last night.

Country Cottage Needleworks

Peppermint Lane

28 ct. Ivory Lugana
Started 12/30/2008

Nora Corbett

Tigerlily Pixie Couture

32 ct. sudden storm opalescent by silkweaver

Started: 12/27/2008

Last friday, the day after christmas, my LNS "the stitching post" located in catonsville was having a sale. everything in the shop was 20% off so I dragged the BF along to satisfy my stash appetite. I picked up peppermint lane, a tiny tidings packet by lizzie kate, and the bookshelf by LHN. Since I couldn't find anything else to my liking I decided to get the fibers and fabric for peppermint lane, two other pieces of fabric, needles and beads for Nora Corbetts Iris pixie couture.

Time to get back to my birthday stitching, laundry and soon my wonderful BF will be home for the evening. Hope everyone has a wonderful new year!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

That time of year!!

So I realized there was no post in quite awhile and thought it was time. Christmas is coming in five days and I'm nowhere near ready. There are people who I had no idea what to buy for so it came down to handmade gifts. And trust me, deciding to make handmade gifts two weeks before the big day is not something to take lightly. Like the smart person I am, I picked things that could be made up quickly and would not take longer than a day or two. First, my grandmother and her sister. I made them each a crocheted scarf from a pattern that I found on Ravelry. Very simple pattern that worked up quickly, but looks very pretty.

Tomorrow we are going to DBF dads family christmas and his dad said not for us to buy them anything but I still thought we should do something. Another blog that I read showed an ornament that they received in an exchange and I did some research and found the instructions to make these!!

when I googled, I found them under "folded fabric pinecone ornament". I love them, I wish I could keep them, but will prolly make one for myself after the holiday rush to add to our tree next year.

Well, got to get going.