Sunday, June 28, 2015


I have been skimping out on my blogging lately because I'm prepping my house for a visitor.  I have my dad coming soon and I'm overly anal about cleaning my house when company comes over.

I do have a couple of WIPs for you, though!  First up, my Geisha:

I know, it doesn't look like I did much, right?  That's because most of what I've been doing is the back stitching.  I only have a few more things to do to this section of the pattern and then I can finally roll my scroll frame a little further up and not have to worry so much about unraveling.  Hard to believe that with all this work done, I'm really only about 2/3 of the way done with her!

Next up, I have a WIP of my Sophie's Universe blanket (the big one).

I'm pretty sure that the last time I shared a Sophie update that I was only on page 11.  Now I'm working on page 15, so there's a good difference between where I was and where I'm at now.  I really love this "Easter egg" blanket.

That's all.  Time to get a move on finishing my house.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Lots of WIP stuff.

Been away for a bit.  Video games, you know?  I have lots of WIPs today, including one of my Geisha!  So, without further adieu, here are all of the WIPs!

First up, we have the Geisha because it's been a long time since I've updated.  Here's where I was at last time, and this time:

I feel like this section is taking forever because it's so very boring.  That and the confetti stitches just take so long.

Next up, I have a WIP for my first Sophie's Universe blanket:

In that last picture, it's looking pretty curly, right?  I was reading in the instructions it is supposed to curl a lot.  I'm almost done with the next page of the pattern and it's seeming to straighten out a bit.  I think it looks a bit like an Easter egg.

Because I've enjoyed working on the Sophie's Universe blanket so far, I've started another one recently and have finished the first two pages of the pattern with the new colors:

These colors are a bit darker, but I really love them.

So that's all that's going on with me right now, sorry for all the pictures today, but I figured it's been a while and I didn't want everyone thinking I have stopped crafting.  Off to work on my blanket some more and hopefully tonight I'll finish that section of my Geisha.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A bit disturbing

I don't even know where to begin.  I can't believe how brazen people are, but apparently very bold people exist.  If you've ever been to Deviant Art, then you know that the first page you encounter is a "stream" of new artwork that's been uploaded to the site.

I opened up my DA a few minutes ago only to be shown a stream of child pornography images.  Yes, there was child pornography on DA being shared as "art."  They weren't drawings.  They were actual pictures taken and shared to the website of kids engaged in the act.

That's not what you expect when you go to a site like that.  I can't get the images out of my head and I feel so disgusted by them.  I reported the account, so hopefully there's some sort of investigation or something done.

I know this is off my usual topic, but I had to vent somewhere.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Guess who I met! (kinda picture heavy)

So we had a visitor to our post yesterday because he's filming for his new television show.  We got to meet him,  He was very, very nice and my son even shook his hand.  He laughed at my daughter, you'll see why towards the end, but here are the pictures that were taken at the event:

The famous car.

Pulling in to the parking lot for the stage.

I adore this friggin' car.

This was actually before he even came to the stage.

Now, the next picture is of myself and my kids with him.  A word of warning, though, my daughter is less than pleased.  Observe:

LOOK AT THAT FACE!  Have you seen a more miserable child?  I have never seen any child so miserable to meet a celebrity...except maybe this one:

I did not take ANY of the photos, but I have permission to share them and if you would like to see ALL the pictures of Leno's visit to Fort Irwin, you can see them HERE.  The last picture was snagged from a Google image search, but I've seen it all over Facebook and the Obamas' faces make me laugh every time.

Still working on my Sophie's Universe blanket, got yarn to start ANOTHER one, I'm almost done with my son's blanket, I've started even another blanket, AND I'm working on two cross stitch projects all at once.  Tomorrow I will post WIPs on most of my stuff.  Happy stitching, everyone.