Monday, October 29, 2007

Iris Keeper Storykeep

Ok, my newest project is the Iris Keeper Storykeep from HAED. Isn't she pretty? The pattern is 3 pages long. That doesn't include the 5 pages that list the different color threads required. This project has 90 different colors! It took me two nights to kit it up! I almost gave it up it was so monotonous!

I've only worked on the actual stitching a little bit. I was having quite the lazy weekend after my New Orleans Halloween trip. Sorry the picture quality is so bad. I just can't seem to repeat the same "procedure" each time I take a picture to get a good quality one!
I hope to work on it some more this week as I will be out of town again this upcoming weekend. This time: Houston! I am going to see my 6 year old niece compete in a cheerleading competition and watch the LSU-Alabama game with friends!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween in New Orleans

I am back from New Orleans. We had so much fun! We attended the Witching Hour Ball at the Howling Wolf in New Orleans. It was fun! It was so interesting to see how people really get into the whole vampire/Anne Rice books and spend a lot of time and money on their costumes. I don't have many pictures (I was busy drinking and having fun!) but here are a few of me and my friends dressed up! There are more, but they are on my friend's camera! We also went out on Bourbon Street and ended up at the Piano Bar of Pat O's! Always a good time with singing and drinking Fuzzy Leprechauns! It was overall a very good way to celebrate Halloween!

Monday, October 22, 2007


I finally finished!!! Yeah! I had to take a couple pics of the finished project because it is an icky day here and I couldn't get the lighting right! So this is going to be for my friend Joy for Christmas. It only took me 3 1/2 months! Yikes!!

I am getting ready to kit up my next project, which is the Iris Keeper Storykeep (last picture). I am going to be doing it on the fabric that I also have pictured here. Unfortunately it didn't photograph well!

It is currently monsooning here as we have a cold front coming through so I couldn't get my lighting right! But I wanted to get this post up as quickly as possible instead of waiting till it was a better day to take pictures!!!

I also still have The Kiss I am working on. I haven't touched it since the last time I posted progress on it as I have been so busy with work, play, and working on Amore! I may try to put aside one day this week though to work some more on it! It's ok though. My friend doesn't expect it for at least another 5 years or so!!! LOL!

I recently received a RAK of the Queen of Hearts chart from HAED. I am looking forward to starting on that one. I will probably work on kitting it up first. I will have to check out Sugar Maple Fabrics to see what would look good with it!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Where did the weekend go?

This weekend was supposed to be a quiet weekend. Time to catch up on housecleaning, laundry, and projects. Instead it was a non-stop weekend.

Saturday I ended up having lunch with some friends who came into town for the LSU game. Which I didn't mind. One of them was a friend I hadn't seen in a couple of years so it was good to catch up! After lunch, I ran by my parents house where I got a phone call from another friend saying that she had gotten tickets to the LSU game and did I want to go? Of course I wanted to go! So off to campus for the game which didn't start till 8 p.m. It was nice though because we caught up with my other friends from out of town and I was able to spend some more time with them!

So since I wasn't home Saturday, that meant that today, Sunday, my lazy day was anything but! I had to finish laundry, do some household chores, etc. I was able to work some on my current project, Amore. I am hoping to have a FINISH picture this week. I am very close! Less than 200 stitches.

It will be an early night tonight to get ready for the week. But my plans for the week do include pictures of a completed project and a start to my next one. Plus maybe some additional ones of other projects that are currently ongoing!

Monday, October 15, 2007


My sister and I finally found the time to go have our pictures taken. The last time we had our pictures taken together was probably when I was 15 and she was 10. Let's just say that it was long enough ago I really can't remember. Plus I haven't had my picture professionally taken since I was a senior in high school. Can you see the family resemblance? LOL These are the pictures that we are giving our parents:

Since I really dislike taking pictures (never like the way I look in them), it made me especially happy when my sailor said that he loved the pictures. Good! Because I put the picture of me by myself in the mail for him!!! LOL!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Trip to Bama

Just got back from my trip to Point Clear, Alabama. We stayed at the Grand Marriott. This place is beautiful! Did not want to come back! This is an absolutely beautiful resort! It has a beach area, a huge pool, boardwalk all along the property so you can walk or bike by the water, go sailing, so much that we couldn't even begin to enjoy anything as we were in class! The rooms are heavenly. I can't wait to go back!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Upcoming Events

Just wanted everyone to know that I probably won't be posting an update on any projects this weekend. I haven't made much progression since this past weekend and I will be going out of town on Sunday for a work related event!

If I should get some progress done on any of my projects before I leave on Sunday I will gladly post it! But with my sister currently in town, we are have portraits being taken tomorrow as a surprise for our parents. We haven't had our picture taken together since we were probably 10 and 5 years of age! They should be so pleased. We are also taking single portraits which I have not done since I was a senior in high school.

Saturday is of course football. And since I will be leaving on Sunday all household chores and laundry must also be completed on Saturday!

On a happy note I did get a new cell phone today. My sister surprised me and bought me the new Chocolate phone. Total surprise. I hadn't mentioned that I needed or wanted a new phone. She just brought it to me out of the kindness of her heart. Or.....will I be asked for some favor at a later date? LOL!

I will be leaving for Point Clear, Alabama on Sunday. I have never been there and am looking forward to it. Attending two days of continuing education. But also get a chance to go to the huge outlet mall in Foley, Alabama. The only downside of this whole trip is that My Sailor will be in Talladega, Alabama for the car race and even though we will both be in the same state, we will not be able to see each other. We will still be 5 hours apart! Darn it! So close and yet so far away!

Our mascot is supposed to be making his first appearance at this weekend's football game. This seems to be a big game as the CBS Early Morning Show is broadcasting from our stadium on Friday and ESPN Game Day will also be broadcast on Saturday from our university's parade grounds for the second time this season. Here's a photo of both of our mascots:

Monday, October 01, 2007

Old and New

I didn't quite as much done on my Amore project. Life just seemed to get in the way! LOL!
On Saturday, my friend Joy came over to watch the LSU game and since Amore is for her for Christmas, I couldn't work on it in front of her. So I started The Kiss. I didn't get much progress done. This is being done on 28 count. It is 2 over 2. This is my first time doing that and well, I already hit one snafoo but was able to pull the stitches and correct it pretty quickly!
It amazes me how different the colors look in the two photos from the original piece and even from each other!