13 November 2009

Friday night Illustrated post

I promised some photos yesterday, didn't I? I might be a day late, hopefully not a dollar short.

First, an older finish. I think from early this year? Not exactly sure. I found this today. Since the engagement, my mother has finally decided I'm probably never moving back home and is boxing up and giving me various things of mine she finds around the house (this has caused a wee bit of tension, as she keeps asking me if I will wear things I wore when I was 14. And was a size 7. And had big bangs. I'm 33. I'm not a seven. I only accidentally end up with big bangs when I go to sleep with slightly damp hair and sleep on my face. No, I don't need that rocking 90210-inspired jacket. Thanks, Mom!) This was a good find. I think this was stuck in a drawer, LOL. It's a limited edition Lizzie Kate. I need to put the buttons on, but the stitching's done! Cute, no?

I've been working on this. I don't know why I've been flitting back and forth on projects. Perhaps I need to stop having 100 projects going at one time. That would stop the flitting. I love this little funky frog. He's so cute, although, since he lacks eyes right now, he looks a bit like an alien. I figure if I get one little chart done a week, this will be done by Christmas.

And my little animal ornaments from the December 2007 issue of Cross Stitch Gold. I haven't made good progress yet because all the colors I forgot to get are the ones in the area I am working on. Booger. I have them at the house, I just keep forgetting to stick them in the project bag. I also added a picture of the finished ornaments, just to show what they may look like if I get them all finished.

HTB is out pit-crewing tonight in Richmond. Hopefully the weather holds out and they can run the race. The Mid-Atlantic has been getting hammered this week due to another coastal system hitting up the remains of Ida. It's very scary stuff--a barge loaded with chemicals ran aground in Virginia Beach, and they are talking major beach erosion. I am thinking of the people who are affected this, and a bit of me worries about the wild ponies and hopes they'll be OK. I imagine they are, though, they'll just be a bit damp and sandy when this is done. HTB'll be home tomorrow night. So, that means tonight is all about the ice cream and cheesy TV! Woo hoo.

Have a fantastic weekend. If you are in the storm affected area, stay safe.


Daffycat said...

A lovely finish you found!

I love your Boo Club. You gotten a lot done! It's looking very nice!

CindyMae said...

Your stitching looks wonderful! Great progress! Great find by mom!!

Chiloe said...

I don't like when my parents give me my old stuffs back as well: I always feel they want to get rid of me in a way ! lol (and I don't have space for my old crap ! lol)

Carol said...

Beautiful WIPs, Rachel! I especially love the Lizzie Kate one--you're right that frog is adorable...

Your mom is lucky if she can actually clear out all of your old stuff. My grown sons have left about a quarter of their belongings in their old bedrooms and they've been gone for several years now! I really am itching to "take over" their old closets :)

Julie M said...

Gotta love the ice cream and cheesy tv nights!! Cute stitching projects you have finished and are working on!

don't ya love moms that try to clean out. I have been trying to clean my son's closet for over a year now. I do not need a million boxes of Legos in there!! He won't take them though. Dang kid.

LoriRay said...

I think it's wonderful that you opened up on your blog a couple of posts ago. You have come a very long way. Be proud as you reflect. You go, girl! :)))

I still adore your teeny winter finish. I must do that over one now. Thanks a lot. I will think of you and perhaps slightly curse your name as I strain my eyes to do it. hahahahaha

You say "100 projects at a time" like it's a bad thing. I say, "Why not go for an even 150?"

Seriously, your WIPs are great. That purple fabric is gorgeous! Looking forward to more progress pics. (And more new starts! Mwah hahahahaha!!!)

Annie said...

The weather is clearing! Yea!

Like your cute little finish. Good progress on the Boo Club. And those animal ornies look really cute.

Mom's just full of old memories, isn't she.

tkdquintmom said...

Love the L*K's...I have that limited one too and I should do it now that I see how cool yours looks :)
Hey, hang onto that 90210 jacket...ya never know when you'll need a great Halloween costume..LOLOL

Pumpkin said...

That is a cute finish you found! I'm always amazed at what you find ;o)

Your LK is really coming along nicely!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls