Thursday, 11 October 2012

I have a reason!

We've been away. I did take some projects to do while i was away but there were other outdoorsy things to be done so they didn't happen.
I did about a dozen stitches last night and I had to fight to get those done. I'd forgotten about a meeting I had to go to. There's no picture because the camera crapped itself.
I am a happy positive person. I am a happy positive person. I am a happy positive person.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012


Hubbie played Quantum Conundrum again and his language deteriorated the longer he played it... it's getting difficult.
I, on the other hand, finished the snowflake and have moved on to the next one.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Once Upon A Time

I watched way too many episodes and was saved by my Handsome Prince wanting to play Quantum Conundrum (awesome, by the way).

Thursday, 12 July 2012

ahhh. hi

I can't remember stuff. I'm tired and Team America sucks balls.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Fe Fi Fiddily

Tricky stuff now. Stars with metallic thread.  Hubbie was channel flicking. Settled on a hippy simpsons. blah.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Speed of Life

I think I've finished the cross stitching on this one. Next bit is the fiddly stuff; ribbon, beads and metallic thread.
Watched "Speed of Life" which was pretty cool except for the overly dramatic music.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

ergh, boy germs

Hubbie has a cold. I feel doomed.  Watched Big Bang Theory.   The one where Penny takes a "stand".  I do enjoy them.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Sick kids suck

Eldest had a fever for 5 days and then had an earache for one day (yay for not turning into something worse) and he's sneezing and coughing and snotty and germy and I really really really really don't want youngest or myself to catch it... or hubbie, but he has less chance coz he gets to go out of the house.  My hands have cracked from all the handwashing.
Decided that even though I'm tired and grumpy I needed to do something just for me so here is tonight's progress whilst watching Once Upon A Time.  It's very convoluted and I hope they don't screw me over like Lost did.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Stormy Weather

Set the alarm tonight so I can go to bed at a decent hour hence the unfinished thread.  Hopefully we'll get some sleep since it's supposed to be really stormy tonight.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Channel Flicking

So many channels and nothing on. Finally settled on a NCIS repeat of flashbacks, blah!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Here we go

7 pounds is not a good movie to watch whilst stitching. There's too many visual clues that I missed. And where does that pound of flesh saying come from anyway, and I can't remember what it is exactly either.

Where we're at

Since I intend to continue on with the Christmas Ornaments I figured I should let you see where I'm up to. There's 6 ornaments that when finished are mounted on a cardboard shape with felt backing and a ribbon loop to hang it on the tree. They're quite large for a tree ornament, 15cm or so. I've stitched and beaded and gold ribboned 4 of the 6 and am currently stitching the 5th. I'm planning to do the mounting all at the same time. Or at least one after the other :P so that hopefully they'll look similar.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Where the heck have you been?

So I think I over did it with the rush to get the bookmarks finished for the sale. Then I got sick. I still am actually. And then I stay up late watching a movie and finishing off the last bookmark. Idiot.
FINE! I'll upload the photo tomorrow. I am being commanded to bed. I wish it didn't take so long to upload the photos.
So this one is all done and going to a friend. Next... I supposed I should try and get the ornaments finished for this Christmas :D

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Back to it

Had a little holiday from my mad dash to get them all ready for the stall. Watched Bones & Castle, didn't want to eat crap so got it out.
I've decided to stop watching the Voice. All the hullaballo outside of the singing is boring me. I'm not interested in what Sally and Tom thought and cared to share with the world on facebook or twitter.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Continuing on

Took a few nights off after the mamoth effort. I'll be giving this one to a friend from school who saw the other ones and wanted it. She said she'd pay me. I said forget about it.
And I think I'm going to run out of Light Red. I'll check my stash before I run out completely and if I don't have anything close I'll go shopping.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Oh No!

I don't think I'm going to make it! I'll take it to playgroup tomorrow morning and do some after lunch and hopefully it'll get done so I can hand it in to the office in the afternoon. Fingers Crossed.

Job's Done! Small Wallet

Finished! This has got to be a record for me, I made the two wallets today. The brown floral type pattern one got a bit wonky but I think they look nice and the boys like them. I haven't put the monograms on because, quite frankly, I don't feel like it.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Deadline approaching

Help! I've only got tomorrow left to finish this. I'm also feeling a little inadequate as one of the other mothers showed me her efforts for the sale. Nevermind. She churned out 100's of items in the time it took me to do one of these suckers.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

For Lack of a Better Title

Watched the Breakfast Club which was interrupted poorly with shoddy cutting to tell me that the RBA has lowered the interest rate half a percent. Whoot. Which the people who think about these things expected but it was a total surprise to the market...? What?
I may have to look at updating my photo manipulating software. Mine's from 2003, practically geriatric.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Stinky Dog

Hubbie gave the dog a rawhide bone yesterday. Today his toots are very fragrant.

New Project

When I started this blog I was thinking about cross-stitching and tapestry type stitching but I figure it takes me so long to do my sewing projects they can count as stitching too.
Eldest brought his wallet out of the safekeeping of his sock drawer and it got spilt everywhere so youngest scored some dough and I got $15 bucks out of it. Eldest eventually got upset. He didn't stop playing games when we told him it was a problem so blegh. Anyway, youngest now has some cash floating around his sock drawer so I decided to make them matching but different wallets with a monogram. Did some Googling and found Sewchristine's tutorial.  Went to Spotlight today and got some materials ($18).  I plan to have them two tone with a push stud fastener instead of velcro and no clippy strap thingo.  I plan to stitch the monogram with ribbon. That's going to be a challenge because it's not something I've done before and I may have to carefully calculate where it needs to go and do it first.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Ah, Childhood

Been watching The Goonies on telly. They inspired many games and map making in my childhood.
Did a little bit while we were at MIL's but the light was bad so I did more when we got home. There was a bit of a lightning storm tonight but didn't get to see much of it as we were watching Tin Tin (ok movie but I wouldn't go out and buy it) and the storm had pretty much finished by the time we were driving home. Also, my cropping software sucks today.

Job's Done

I must admit my backside needs some work. It's a bit wonky.
So she was Medieval Queen Bookmark Kit made in bonny Scotland by Textile Heritage, Item Number BKMQ.

Whoo, Nearly Finished!

This morning Hubbie & youngest went for an epic walk with the dog. Eldest played Little Big Planet until his eyes bled. I back stitched with interspersions of "what does this say mum?"
Now all that's left to do is the tassel and green felt backing. Whoot!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

One Week Left

So, the contributions to the Mothers' Day Sale are due 4th May. I've got just under a week. Back stitching does my head in! Can't cross off on the pattern the bits I've done.
After this I'll have to finish the butterfly bookmark.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Box watching

Watched A Life Less Ordinary. Bit different. Cute.
Finished cross-stitching and started on back-stitching.


We didn't go to any dawn services or parades but we did talk to the kids about what it's all about.  We drove to a beach near Fremantle to have a squizz at the US aircraft carrier anchored out there. Massive.
The kids were kind enough to bug Dad for most of today so I got some stitching done:
She can see you now.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Pecked out her eyes

I've been watching the blind auditions for The Voice Australia. Don't have to put up with the people who are truly deluding themselves. Had some sore losers on this episode though. Saw them on Today Tonight (or similar, always confusing them) having a cry.
The judges/coaches turning their chairs is so subjective it's kind of ridiculous.
Just have the border, dress, flowers, backstitching and then putting the tassle and felt backing on and she's done. Maybe another couple of nights.

Monday, 16 April 2012


Can't a girl just update her blog without the 20 bloody questions!?

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Merry Easter, or something

My cropping software hates me. It tends to bomb at least once but tonight it's feeling especially affectionate and has died 3 times.  Hence you get to see more of my table than usual.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

The headless queen

Two sessions in one day, what is becoming of me? I ran out of pink for her dress so matched as best I could from my stash... it's not the best match.

Day Job

The kids were happy to amuse themselves while I did my stitching. Yay! Look at that I'm up to her waist.

Friday, 30 March 2012

bit more o' queenie

I have a headache. It's not even a bad one. It's an annoying one.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hello, I am an addict

I started a new cross stitch tonight. I have a good reason! Eldest's school is having a Mother's Day trinket sale for the kids to buy something for their mum. They've asked for donations of things we've made ourselves or have laying around, in good condition of course. I thought, excellent! A grand opportunity to off load some of my bookmarks! I have to make the queen one first though. I suppose I could have donated it undone but I like the doing!
So here's tonight's progress, her shoes and bottom of her skirt. What you don't see is the sorted thread. Ginger, for the record, is a red-ish brown.

Friday, 23 March 2012


Found a snake skin in the backyard today. It belongs to a small young one, but the mystery of whether it's venemous or not, still around or not... gah! Gives me the heebie jeebies!
Did some more of the seaview tonight whilst watching the box. The two shades of yellow on the rocks are Fun!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Dozy Walking

Watching bits and pieces on the box. Saw most of NCIS except the second time eldest came wandering out Hubbie came out of seclusion and switched off the telly as he thought eldest was watching it so I missed the end of a very confusing episode. Nevermind. I'll google it.
I was going to add a close up picture of the sea that is giving my grief but it's taking too long to upload so I'll merely bring your attention to the lower right and say "That!".

Monday, 19 March 2012

Day 2 of this little burst

Mr Mr is on a TV burst so while he watched Homeland I listened to it and stitched some more tapestry.
One of these days I'm going to work out how to do a slideshow or something to show the progress.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Instead of games...

Hubbie handed me a pair of earphones so I could play my game while he watched Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and I thought, no. I'll do some tapestry and so I did:

He is now hinting very strongly that I should come to bed as it is late and we over did it last night already.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Flitter Flutter

Been out in the garden the last few days. My muscles are aching so I lazed in front of the telly and watched the old Terra Nova episodes from Nov/Dec last year that I hadn't got around to watching. While sitting on my prosterior I also filled in one of the butterflies and started on the flower which is kind of hard to see progress on since it's white.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

See, this is what happens...

I have a burst and then it dies for a while. Nevermind, got back on the horse and did a bit of the butterfly.
I thought I'd rotated it but it appears not.