Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Working on lots

I have been away for a little bit because I've been resting up.  My back went out again and I needed to let it heal some.

While I was resting, I got a page (okay, two pages) of my other Sophie done:

Sorry for the poor quality of the first photo.  I didn't realize it was so bad until I uploaded it.  This is pages 10 and 11.  It's curly right now, but my first Sophie did that and it righted itself out within the next couple of rounds, so I think it's supposed to do that.

I have been working on my swap partner's gift.  I'm really, really hoping to be done by the deadline, but I'm definitely going to cut it close.  I had to wait forever for the things I needed to come in the mail.  Thank you, middle of nowhere!

I've been feeling rather ill the last few days, so I am just posting this update and then going to bed.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sophie is...

...DONE!  Well, one of the Sophies is done anyway.

Don't mind the blurriness of the picture.  I'm too short and had to jump to get the whole thing in the shot.  No panoramic option on my phone, you know?  

My Halloween costume came in the mail today and my son is super excited because I'm going to be Mario and he's going to be Luigi.  I am hoping my weight loss goes well because that costume is just slightly too small.  It's alright, though.  I have time to lose it and I've already dropped 6 pounds.

Side note:  if you DO order THIS, just know that you're going to really be in pain from the high riding crotch.  TMI, I know, but I figured if anyone was looking to buy that they need to know this.  

Mmkay.  I'm off to go fix the crotch of my costume.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mushroom Amigurumi and some Sophie updates

My son has been hounding me for a Mario mushroom that he can play with when he's pretending to be Mario.  So I googled some amigurumi patterns and made this earlier today:

Why yes, yes that is a two pound bag of Skittles in the background.

I have a Sophie update for both of the Sophie's Universe afghans I'm making.  I have first up:

The squares look really out of place in this photo, but I've started working on the border already and they don't stand out so much anymore which is nice.  I'm currently working on the second to last round of this blanket.  I'm definitely in the home stretch on this one.

Next up I have the more muted Sophie.  I finished page 9:

I can't get over how beautiful these blankets have turned out so far.  The first Sophie looks like an Easter egg and the muted one looks like something you'd see in a woodsy cabin.  I'm in love!

I'm watching My Little Pony with my favorite little girl right now, so I'm going to go do that for a while.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home...

I had to do a small project to break up all my big ones.  This is a Bucilla kit called "Ladybug" and I got it from Walmart for a dollar.

Sorry for the very poor picture.  I've already washed, ironed, and framed this one (it's roughly 2 inches square).  I figured it was cute and would not take a long time.

The electric company is cycling the air conditioners right now, so they turned our AC off for the day.  It's currently 95 in the house right now and miserable because the kids are crying and hot and exhausted and that makes Mommy hot and exhausted...


I'm going to go camp in front of my fan.  Happy (albeit very hot) stitching, everyone!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sophie Update

I have been working on my Sophie blanket now that my friend's baby blanket is done.  Here's where I'm at now:

Page 18 of the pattern

She's been slow going the last couple of days because during the day she's often being used by my daughter.  She kind of takes over.

Otherwise nothing really big has happened lately.

I figured out something to make for my swap partner that's actually NOT crochet!  Hopefully they like it.  I will update with pictures whenever they receive it...but I haven't even sent it out yet and I haven't even made part of it.  Working on it, though!  I'm hoping to be done soon!

Watching Garfield with the kids, now, so happy stitching, everyone!