Thursday, January 27, 2011

A HAED update

This is what I have been stitching on for the past three weeks.  The colors are great and I enjoy working on the linen.  I have finish reading my latest book.  Hold Tight by Harlan Coben.  It was a great mystery.  I loved how he put all the various pieces of the story in the end.  Made it a real "page turner".  I will be reading more of his work.  He has published like 15 books.  He would make a great writer for tv series.  I have been pretty much working and stitching.  Had my car in the shop for 5 days.  Had to take it in for a muffler and as always, turned into much more.  I cannot complain too much.  It has been a good car.  Not alot of repairs till now.  My son is moving out soon.  That is good for both of us. He found an apartment on his own.  He is in a production of  "Mame".  They started production on it.  He loves the theatre.  So glad he has found something that he can have passion. 
Take care.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Day of Stitching

This is Auroas Garden after one day of stitching.  I am really enjoying how this is turning out so far.  I cannot tell you how many times I changed the color that I used, but it was well worth it. Take care

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Up for a Challenge and 2011 Goals

I have joined the "Up for a Challenge" stitching challenge.  (  I have listed my 15 WIPs that I will be working on this year.  I have decided to do this cause when I finish a piece it really helps my self confidence.   I am also challenging myself to "test out of" four classes so I can start the Nursing part of my BSN journey.  I have Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics, Interp. & Analyse Lit.  When I get those done I can do the four challenge exams.  These exams are to show them (people at Indiana State University) that I have a good sense from my LPN training to continue to be that RN.  I have set some great goals for myself for this up coming year.  Health wise, I want to decrease the amount of meds that I take for my diabetes.  I am on two meds.  This year one med and maybe next year the other med.  My son has some options for an apartment.  I guess that is another goal.  To get him in his own place.  I have some pics to post.  I have two WIPs I am working on.  And, the snippets from my stitching.

 This is a Pat Rogers.  I am not sure when I started this, but I would like to finish it and then frame it.  I love the colors.  I did a stitching mistake in the letters on the first row.  I think that is why I put it down.  I will fix that, finish it, and off to the framers it will go.  It is stitched on 18ct Aida.  All DMC colors.
This is my first attempt at a HAED design.  It is a freebie.  It will be Auroas Garden when it is finished.  It also is all DMC colors. I love the colors.  It is stitched over 2 on 25ct Linen.  I am stitching a block at a time.
This is the start of my TUSAL jar. 
Hope you have a great weekend.  It is suppose to be really really cold here in Wisconsin.  Great weather for stitching or studying.
Thanks for stopping by.