Thursday, July 28, 2016

Working on some things

I know there are a lot of youtube tutorial videos out there, but I thought maybe I'd throw my hat in the ring, too.  I've been working on fixing up my husband's old school desk because it's a nice deep brown color which is a decent background color for overhead shots.  I just bought a bit of video lighting equipment and have been shopping around for a good microphone.

All I need to figure out is where I'm going to start.  I want to do both crochet and cross stitch videos, but I don't know when it's going to be.  I'm thinking within the year at least.  I don't expect many subscribers, but even if I can help one person learn then I'll be happy with that. of that, I'm going on to some other stuff.  I've been working on my Desert Star afghan and am sewing in the tails of  the next round right now.  So whenever that's done I'll be able to post an update picture of that.  I'm loving my afghan, I just hate sewing in tails, so when I finish a color it takes me forever to get the picture because of that.

I'm off to watch the Powerpuff Girls with my son.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Desert Star and Geisha WIP

I have a Geisha WIP for you!

The left picture is where I was at before and the right picture is where I'm currently at as of...oh...two minutes ago.

Next up is the Desert Star afghan I've been working on.  I finished the pink section a lot quicker than I did the grey, so here's where I'm at with that!

No more pink for the rest of the blanket.  Now I'm working on the variegated color again.  I was afraid these colors wouldn't really work together, but I'm really liking this blanket so far.  Apparently my daughter is liking this blanket as well because as with all my other blankets I've ever made EVER, she has stolen this one.

Okay, on to something kind of personal.  I signed up for a website called  I've never actually signed up for anything like this before.  It's a website where you run "virtual races" and you get medals for completing them.

It seems to me that the entry fee for each race is $25-30.  I assume that's for the cost of the medal plus shipping.  A little gimmicky, I know, but for me I look at it like it's a tangible thing I can feel and look at that shows that I walked or ran that far.  I am someone who very much lacks motivation, but I feel like having something there that shows "Hey, I did it and here's the proof!" I will be more likely to keep going.  

Random, I know!  My dog is seriously benefiting from these walks though.  We went five miles tonight alone.  He ran through the grass that we walked by as if he'd never seen grass before.  That happy dog smile was definitely a mood booster.

Off to play some Demon's Souls.  Yeah, yeah, old video game, I know.  I'm looking to get a Siegward tattoo (Dark Souls 3) but I didn't want to get it until I've played all the games in the series (I've played Dark Souls 2&3)...even if they're not totally correlated.  I have never played Demon's Souls until now, so I'm really behind!

Happy Stitching, everyone!  Praise the Sun!!! (Dark Souls, sorry, couldn't resist)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Desert Star

I have finished the next part of my Desert Star blanket

On to pink!  This blanket is starting to take shape.  It's actually been a pretty fun work up so far.

I have been on this weird "go, go, go" kick.  You know, where I don't want to be at home, I only want to go out and do things.  I am now in the habit of venturing out to Barnes and Noble when I'm bored.  My most recent trip to B&N I went to the craft section.  I never visit the craft books there because I've never had good luck finding anything.  This time, though I struck gold.

I found THIS:

I'm currently working on one that says "I hope you choke" for my kitchen.

Off to go finish watching Wreck-It Ralph with my kids.  I've got banana bread cooking and it's made my house smell wonderful.  Happy stitching, everyone.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sophie's been removed from the land of UFOs

UFO=UnFinished Object

I finally did it.  I finally finished my Sophie!  Here's the finished project!

So happy to finally have this done.  I started it in California and finished it in Texas.

And just because:

While I was trying to lay it out, my dog kept diving into it or sitting on it.   I had to pen her just to take the finished product photo.  Apparently she likes my blanket and also thinks she's a cat.

Mmkay, on to something new...POKÉMON GO IS OUT Y'ALL!

My son and I have been wandering the neighborhood checking out Pokéstops.  Unfortunately where we live is not exactly Pokémon inhabited, so we haven't seen any in the "wild" yet.  We have received a lot of eggs from various stops, though!  My son likes to wear his Ash Ketchum hat and carry around a plush Pokéball when we're out.  It's pretty adorable.

I'm off to go Pokéhunting at WalMart while I shop for school uniforms for my kindergartner.  MY BABY IS GOING TO SCHOOL!  Happy stitching, everyone!