Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cheep Cheep

My son is a Mario fan.  He saw me browsing amigurumi yesterday and decided that he NEEDED a Cheep Cheep.  So I made him one!

Don't mind the wonky felt, I have no scissors for crafting other than my little thread scissors.  He was really fun to make and I got the pattern HERE.  

I'm going to be working on my Geisha again soon, but I threw my back out again.  What that means for me is that I can't lean over far enough to open the baby gate and I can't lift my legs high enough to get over Geisha is on the other side of my baby gate.  It's really annoying.  In the meantime I am working on THIS KIT.  Super cute and really, really fun.

I'm getting ready to go make lunch, so happy stitching, everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2015

My swap gift came!

I meant to write about this yesterday but I forgot. I got my swap gift yesterday!  Here's the haul!

In this adorable little package, I got several pieces of Hi-Chews (a favorite candy of this household's), some Botan Rice Candy, some strawberry and chocolate Pocky, and three little DBZ voodoo doll key chains.  

Hi-Chews are kinda like a starburst but a little bit tougher.  Botan Rice Candy is like a gumdrop candy wrapped in a rice paper film and the rice paper dissolves like those Listerine strips.  I love Rice candy because it's kind of a blast from the past for me.  The Pocky I haven't had since high school--the strawberry not at all.

The key chains are Vegeta (top), Kuririn (left), and Goku/Kakarrot (right).  They are already in their new homes on my various key rings in my house.  Vegeta has a special place on my purse because he's my favorite.

If you would like to join in on next year's swap, I definitely encourage you to check out Sprite Stitch.  They also have a really cute blog.

On to what I'm doing right now:

I'm currently working on this month's Sprite Stitch challenge and am making a Lich from Phantasy Star.  I have never played that game before.  I wanted to make the Lich from Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, but the image I made would have taken way too long to stitch.  I don't want to be taken away from my big projects for too long, you know.

Alrighty, that's all.  Definitely check out the couple of links I provided, the community is awesome.  Happy stitching, everyone! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Disney Movie a Day

My kids and I are watching a Disney movie every morning with breakfast.  We don't have access to all the Disney movies because before I had kids I never bought them, but I don't mind watching things more than once.  We're on the Star Wars saga right now.  My daughter seems to LOVE these movies and my son seems pretty indifferent.  Personally I think my 2 year old daughter just has a crush on Anakin.

This was a good way to reduce the amount of Frozen that we watch in this household.  My daughter's new favorite movies are Star Wars (any) and Cinderella.  My son's new favorites are Monsters Inc., Big Hero 6, and The Incredibles.

Not that anyone cares haha!

Okay, on to some WIPs.  I finished the butterfly band on my Sophie blanket!  Here it is:

Don't mind the blurriness of the picture.  I'm only 5 feet tall and this blanket is now too big for me to take a picture of it without standing on something.  Sadly, there's nowhere in my house big enough to display it where I CAN stand on a chair or stool.  So...I jumped.  This picture took probably 20 tries to get right.  No, really.  

Random additional picture of Sophie, here's a picture of my cat preventing me from working on it because she decided to lay on my blanket while the hook was still in it:

This one's blurry because it was taken with a built in web-cam on my laptop...and we all know how great those are!

I'm working on my Geisha still, but I haven't finished enough that I want to post a WIP yet.  I will probably post a picture of her in the next few days, though.

Happy stitching, everyone.  Off to finish Revenge of the Sith.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ugly Blanket Project

I have always loved what I call "ugly blankets."  You know, the homey small blankets that you always see in a little old lady's lap?  Or draped over a 60's style couch? I'm sure I've brought this up before...I think I even have an ugly blanket UFO somewhere.  Anyway, my newest ugly blanket is already halfway done.  I've never made octagon motifs before, but that's what I've finished so far.

I'm not going to be putting any WIPs up of it because I'm already around halfway done, so I will just post it whenever I finish.

I finished my swap gift!  I finished it like 10 minutes ago.  My yarn came in the mail this afternoon, so I figured I'd better finish.  I am going to be mailing it out in a week!  I'm really, REALLY proud of what I made because it's something I've never done before.  I can't wait until she gets it so that I can post pictures!

Happy stitching, everyone.

Monday, November 2, 2015


Okay, I don't think unluckier is a word, but my computer didn't underline it so I'm using it.

I told the story about how my tires were slashed.  Apparently I was wrong.  Somehow I accidentally did it myself.  I must have run over that metal thing that was in my driveway and didn't realize it.  The investigator who was handling my car showed me how the metal thing was drug on my driveway so that's how I did it.  I feel like an idiot.

I need some yarn therapy because this feeling of being stupid has caused my anxiety to go through the roof.