Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Peace, Man.

Time for another Tea Towel tour update!  This time around I was stitching for my pal Tara. She takes these wonderful photographs with Bigfoot so when thinking of what to stitch for her--I thought immediately of the Michael Sieben Sublime Stitching pattern from here of the hairy hand giving a peace sign. 

Peace, Man!
I used 4 strands of floss to give it a more chunky, hairy look.  I used four different colors to add some dimension.
I'm very pleased with the way this turned out!  I would stitch this pattern again for sure. It would be fun to do with really bright colors!

Now, I'm working on my next towel and I still need to stitch the May Dessert of the Month pattern!  I'm definitely falling a little behind on that. Oh well, it will get done when it gets done. 
'Til next time!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Getting things ready

Boy did I have a busy weekend!  I worked a lot getting things ready for the baby.  May family came over and put the crib together for us!  Seeing it put together really hammered it home that this baby is really coming----and soon!  Just 4 more weeks to go now (give or take).  So, I thought I'd share what we've got going on in the 'nursery'.  I use nursery loosely because he won't have a room to himself, but has to share with the computer, a lot of my art/craft stuff and a few other odds and ends.  We've only got 2 bedrooms so we're making do with what we've got!  Luckily, I don't think little man will mind.  : )

The beautiful crib.  I love it's simplicity and warm color.  I finally got to hang up the woodland embroideries I made a while back!

I love how all the stitches came together.  You may remember me posting about these here and here!  And can you see the little hedgehog in the crib!  Eek!
There's my beautiful rocker my mom gave me.  Also, you'll see the shelf that has all my art/craft stuff on it behind it.  Hey you've got to work with what you've got right!
Of course Maggie jumped right in as soon as I got it all set up.  The little stinker.  I've got to find a way to keep her out of it.  That may present a challenge--for now I've got the crib filled with a  car seat and a high chair. 
I decided to make my own version of a crib duster.  I didn't like any of the ones online or in stores.  I've had these crocheted squares for a while now.  I bought them for $1 at the thrift store and have been holding on to them until I figured out what I wanted to do with them.  So I decided to make a little banner of sorts and hang around the bottom.  I think it's super cute and adds a little vintage touch.  (you'll also see in this photo--all the stuff I have in the crib to keep kitty out)
And just for the heck of it--here I am at 36 weeks.  I can't believe it's almost here!! 
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I've been taking it easy and stitching away.  It's been so nice!!
'Til next time!

Monday, May 21, 2012


Well folks, it's time for my second installment of the tea towel swap.  I stitched this up for the amazing Pam!  She's super cool and into all sorts of amazing things--particularly rodeos and cowboys and cowgirls.  So I decided to use one of these Stitcher's Revolution patterns from here of this sexy cowgirl.  Yeehaw!

 I wanted to really let loose with the colors for this and chose bright, fun colors for her outfit--with a touch of sparkly silver. And who says you can't have a pink lasso? 

 I really enjoyed stitching this pattern and I'm pleased with the outcome, particularly the facial features.

  If you've been living under a rock and don't know who Pam is, then please go check out her super fun blog.  It's full of awesome! 

                                                               'Til next time!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

April shower

I just wanted to share a few photos from our baby shower we had last month.  We had a wonderful time and were surrounded with love from family and friends.  We got so many nice things for the baby that I can't wait to have him wear, play with, wrap up with etc.  

My aunt made two cute cakes for us.
A handmade fleece blanket.
My grandma made the little pillow and quilt with the cutest little farmer and tractor fabric!
My sweet little bassinet.  If you peek inside, you'll see a green crocheted blanket.  My mom brought me home from the hospital with that blanket!

 We had two cute diaper cakes!

This has become my favorite picture of the two of us.  

We had a lovely day for sure.  Now just 5 more weeks until the baby arrives!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sheep are cool

Hi everyone--I know I've not been the best blogger this month.  I'm tired most days and honestly just haven't had the energy to sit at the computer in the evenings for long after sitting at one all day at work.  But I do want to share a few things that I've made and what's been going on lately.  So without further delay, I'm going to start with an embroidery I did as part of a tea towel tour swap with some of my awesome stitchy friends. The first person I had to stitch for was Jo--who lives all the way over in New Zealand (jealous!).  I knew right away that I wanted to do something Dr. Who themed for her--she's a fan and I'm a fan.  While discussing the swap there were many sheep jokes going around being that she lives in new Zealand so DING, I knew right away what I wanted to make for her.  I present to you Dr. Ewe--with a bow tie and Fez--because bow ties and Fez's are cool.  

 I just adore it. 

 I just added the bow tie and Fez and some little stars and a moon.  

 I'm so pleased with how this turned out and luckily Jo liked it as well!  This swap is with 11 folks so eventually I'll have stitched up 10 other things.  I'm so excited about the swap, especially with such awesome people---not to mention that I'll have 11 awesome stitchings from them!   So, this is a good start.  I still haven't even started the May Dessert of the Month cross stitch.  This month is a super cute flan and I can't wait to start it.  Maybe I can get that going this weekend.  I hope you all are having a wonderful spring so far!  

'Til next time!