Saturday, January 26, 2008

Houston, We Have Progress.

So in the spirit of Guilt Free January, I put aside everything I have been so diligently working on to start something new, something that holds a certain nostalgia for me.

I am stitching 8 of the Care bears! I started working on Funshine bear (the yellow one for the uninitiated) last night and so far, he has a muzzle, half his head, and one arm. ...Okay, put like that, I suppose it sounds morbid, but really, he's-- at least I think its a he-- already starting to look cute.

I googled the kit number trying to find some sort of reference picture to post so someone at least knows what I'm talking about. I cannot for the life of me figure out who made this little guy. So, this will have to do. I present to you, Funshine bear:

Cute, isn't he (she/it)? Funshine was always my least favorite, but that was 20 years ago. I hope to be done with him over this weekend. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Dances?

Here's another SBQ:

Have you had a happy dance yet this year? If so, tell us about it! (Or just point to the entry that mentions it.) If not, when do you predict it will be?

I have not, unfortunately, had a happy dance yet this year. I should have one very soon however. Sweet Treat is almost completed and I also picked up some quick stitch things for my baby brother today. What nursery is complete without Carebears, I ask you? I've got 8 and can probably knock one out in a couple of ideas.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Passing the Time

This SBQ was suggested by Outi (http://snowprincipe ssa.livejournal. com/). Thanks for the great question.

What is your favorite past time while stitching? Do you just enjoy silence, listen to music/audio books or do you "watch" TV/movies? Do you have specific favorites you listen to/watch while stitching?

Usually when I am stitching, I'm watching a movie or a favorite TV show. They are almost always something I've seen 5,000 times. That way I can "watch" without focusing on the details. I do have favorites. For TV, it's House. For a movie, it's a comedy, one I don't have to think too hard about.

On another, slightly unrelated note, I now know that the CW house is expanding in a masculine way. I officially have a baby brother. Sweet! Now, if only I can keep my parents from giving the poor boy a cringe-worthy name, it'll be all good.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A cute meme I found on View from an Alternate Dementia

I thought this was adorable and wanted to play along. I hope she doesn't mind. Besides, we all need an off-topic day now and then.

How to name your band...

1. first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, then post the result.And the result is:

That has to be the most random band I have ever seen. They would probably be Emo. What do you think?

My blog will be back on topic tomorrow. I plan to update the baby drama and also post pictures of my current WIPS.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Favorite Finish

Today's SBQ was:

What was your favorite finish of 2007?

Well, this is hard for me to answer. Sadly, I did not have even 1 stitching finish in all of 2007. Yes, that's right. I should go hang my head in shame.

I did however finish two latch hooks. My favorite of which was one entitled "Cat Nap" by Caron International. So, there you have it.

I now must go work on my WIPs so I can have at least 1 finish for 2008. Eep.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

How the heck do you decide...

...what to cross stitch for a sibling when you don't know its sex? My mother confirmed today that she is due March 1st. The problem? The baby is breech and will not show what the heck it has going on below. That makes things tough for me.

I want to stitch something for the baby. Though she's an adult and doesn't need my permission (obviously) to have another child, I think she's worried that I won't be accepting of a sibling at 22. I think something as small as this would help ease her mind.

Does anyone have any clue?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Guilt Free January!

So I decided to post an answer to the SBQ:

Are you starting something new to celebrate the New Year or participating in “Guilt Free January?” If so, what are you planning on starting?

I haven't the foggiest to be perfectly honest. I want to start a couple of bookmarks for my mom (an avid reader) and Mr. CW's mom, but I haven't committed to anything for either one of them. I might just for the heck of it. The parrot for Mr. CW's grandmother is taunting me with its unfinishedness (okay, so that isn't a word. Feh.) and I'm getting a little tired of my hummingbird pattern.

I'm beginning to think that I'm one of those stitchers that have way more stash than I will ever be able to use. I even inherited my grandmother's stash. Eep!

Thursday, January 3, 2008


So have you ever had a time where you felt like it didn't matter what you did, you never made any progress on whatever you were working on? Yeah, that was the last few months for me.

So with 12 days left before winter semester starts, I finally made progress! Sweet Treats now has most of a hummingbird, part of the border, and two flowers. It's starting to look like something!

Also, back in October, I said I was going to do an angel for Mr. CW's grandmother. We talked about it and since she had birds most of her life, I decided to stitch a parrot for her (found on It still doesn't look like anything, but a big chunk of its tail is done.

So hopefully, I can keep up the pace and at least get Sweet Treats knocked out before school starts.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! And New Goals.

It's officially 2008. What does this mean? A brand new year, a clean slate, and a whole lot of possibilities. I hope the new year brings you much joy and plenty of time to craft.

As for me, this past semester in school kicked my butt, so I didn't get any crafting time in. Not my idea of fun, but hey, my GPA went up significantly.

My goals for January are much the same as at last update. I was given a subscription to for Christmas so I think I'll have even more to keep me busy! Yay for permanent memberships!