My current project. When Prince Charming asked me what spurred the interest in cross stitch, I told him that I was feeling a bit burnt out on being creative, but I still wanted to create. That's not to say cross stitch can't be creative, but this is a kit, complete with all the floss, so it's more paint by numbers, if that makes sense. It's been probably 25 years since I last cross stitched. Having fun though.
It's a pretty good "big hair day" I think. Yay for hot rollers.
I love LED candles! I just swatches out some plain LED candles with ones that have timers, and I'm usurper happy about this corner in our living room. So warm and friendly. Very nice to come home to.
As part of Candy's stash if beading stuff, I got these design boards. Lately I've been doing the layout one night (from picking out the beads to a rough layout) and then assembling the next night. If I do my design work well, it goes fairly smoothly. It might actually be quicker this way, or at least it feels like it. I'm making charm bracelets these days, btw.
Prince Charming gave me this puzzle for Christmas. I'd mentioned that I would like an all-white puzzle, so he found this one. It's actually silver, and has a really interesting pattern – look closely. It's a lot of fun. Started the day after Christmas, and have made pretty good progress, but tonight has been stellar. Welcome 2014!
We're all having some trouble waking up this morning. Back to work, back to mornings, back to naps only on weekends, back to waking up before sunrise… Boo.
This is one happy kitty.
New knitting with color project. Thankfully, the crazy is only the band of the hat, and then the rest will be solid grey. I'm loving how it looks so far, even though my stitches are far from uniform. So much fun!
I put up our tree last night, even though I was tired after talking to my dad. I thought it would make me happy, and it did. Part of the magic of Christmas are the innocent hopes and dreams that seem to fill the air, the general optimism that isn't as visible the rest of the year. I need that, to refresh, revive, and remind me of all the wonderful possibilities of life.
Hairspray + hot rollers = the need for curl smoothing products. If you can't tell from the picture, those curls are basically on top of my head, and had no plans to succumb to gravity. A than oil and wearing a hat has hopefully calmed things down a bit.
Newest knitting project nearing completion. I can do colorwork! Who knew? I might be addicted. It's so much fun to watch the pattern show up.
Peer pressure. The cats think I should call in sick and snuggle with them all say today. I will resist, but gotta say that sometimes they have really good ideas.
Teaser shot. The built-ins are almost complete. Just a few more screws. I looks so good in here!
Today's outfit. Not really, but it feels like that. Plaid wide-legged trousers with cuffs, and a turtleneck sweater. I keep thinking one of the Charlie's Angels is going to show up and ask for her outfit back. But I'm rockin' it.
Nearing the end of sewing month. I have taken the last few days off for no good reason, but I'm back today with these lovely jelly rolls. They are leftovers from other projects, grouped by theme or color, and these 7 are nearly ready to sell. Another 4 still need mosaics made up of all the prints, but my eyes are getting blurry from staring at the screen so long.