Sunday, December 27, 2015

Two days!

Goodbye, California!  They come take our stuff tomorrow, our internet is shut off tomorrow, and then we're leaving the next day!

Just popping in before we leave.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Goodbye, Fort Irwin

I live in the middle of the desert in California.  My husband is in the Army.  We have 10 days for him to clear post (get all his affairs together and what-not), clear housing (white glove cleaning), and be in Texas.  10 DAYS!

That being said, I probably won't update very often until we're actually in Texas.  So I'm off to do some more cleaning.  Happy stitching, everyone, and wish us luck!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Loot Crate Anime

I still receive Loot Crate.  I haven't done an unboxing in a while because the subjects of the crate haven't really interested me.  I did an entire 6 months of crates before I finally cancelled.  Then they sent an email in the middle of November saying that signups for the new Loot Crate Anime were open.  So I decided to give them another chance.

Oh boy am I glad I did.  I didn't take any pictures because I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but if the rest of these crates are as awesome as this one, I may have to stick with it.  I am in LOVE with the items in this one and not a single item went to my kids...that's a first!

I will share one picture, though.  I got a pretty heavy duty Attack on Titan mug from them:

Sorry about the image quality.  

Alright, one of my minions is being a booger.  Happy stitching, everyone.

Friday, December 11, 2015

I Miss You Already

I have a thing for granny blankets.  You know the ones, the hodge podge of color that are actually pretty beautiful because they're full of love?  Well, I made one:

A little bit about this blanket.  I'm calling it the "I Miss You Already" blanket.  The pattern is the In Love With Color throw from the Red Heart website (it's a free pattern, y'all!).  The reason I call it that is because the day I dropped my husband off at the airport, I picked out all the colors based on how I felt the moment I got home.

I actually hadn't planned it, it was a spur of the moment thing.  I picked out my colors not knowing what I was going to make and then I picked out the pattern.  The pattern itself was really easy and I'd been steadily working on this blanket since the day he left.  The blanket is roughly the size of a standard baby blanket or a lapghan.

Okay, on to other stuffs.

I have been working on my Geisha, but she still doesn't look like I've done much because everything I've done is back stitching.  So I will try to update when I get a little more done on her.  

I'm STILL waiting on my yarn from Hobby Lobby to get here so that I can continue my work on Sophie.  I probably won't finish that blanket before we move which is really stressful.  I'm definitely bringing that one in the car with me so it doesn't get lost in the move.

In the meantime I've started another blanket.  I know, I know, I don't need any more blankets.  I can't help it, I just LOVE blankets.  Really.  Ask my husband.  Every single year for Christmas I want a new blanket.  Anyway, the new project I'm working on is called Tides Of Change (Another free pattern, y'all!) and I'm doing mine in various shades of purple.  I saw the pictures of the blanket and immediately knew it had to be the same person who made the Rings Of Change (alas, not free) pattern.

Okay, I'm off to watch some Courage the Cowardly Dog with my minions.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fire Flower

My son has this obsession with the Mario Brothers, so previously he's asked me for a mushroom and a Cheep-Cheep.  The last week or so he's been asking for a fire flower.  So I made him one!

He's really little.  About the size of my palm.

He's the perfect size to go with his stuffed Mario that he plays with all the time, so that was what I was going for.  I'm kinda proud of him.  His head's a little lumpy, though because he got manhandled when I was attaching his eyes (oops!).

I'm taking a break from my Sophie still because my green yarn STILL hasn't come in yet.  I'm dying to get working on it!  I ordered on Thanksgiving night, though, so I expected to be waiting a little while.

I have been working on that kit I mentioned a couple posts ago and this is what I've got so far:

The entire project is only comprised of two colors, so it's really easy.  I've never done so many French knots in my life.  I'm about an eighth of the way done and I've made 10 French knots already.  One is too many for me, but to do ten already?  UGH!  I must say, though, I am really enjoying this project.  I'm finding the blues to be very calming and the overall pattern is turning out really beautifully.

I am terrible at French knots lol

I'm off to go play some more Mario Party with my minion and his fire flower.  Happy stitching, everyone!