Saturday, May 31, 2008

Why benevolent being, why?!

Do you ever get to a point working on a project that you've had for so long, you start to wonder what possessed you to start it in the first place?

Good googly moogly, yes! Who doesn't? My current PITA project is my parrot. I worked on him for 5 hours today and still am not where I want to be.

Great question, Jan. She can be found here: http://www.alpineme stitchery/ weblog/

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Two for the price of one.

First, Sweet Treat is complete! Finally. I washed it tonight and it's currently drying so it can be framed. Lookie! The background is a beautiful fabric I received from Mary over at Confessions of a Craft Addict (Thanks!).

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A close up of the flowers...
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...and the three birds.
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I think it came out pretty well.

Secondly, remember my first HD of the year, Funshine Bear? I finally took pictures. Fabric in background also from Mary.

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Yay me!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A, B, C, D, E...

I saw this on Confessions of a Craft Addict (look left for the link) and figured, 'Hey, I have a huge update later, so why not do two today?' This is the ABC's of me.

Accent: Midwest meets Southern. It's really odd.
Book that I like: Wow, there are a lot. World War Z by Max Brooks was darn good.
Chore I don’t care for: Any of them. They're Chores!
Dog or Cat: Dogs. I have 4.
Essential Electronics: Cellphone!
Favorite Cologne: Anything that Mr. CW wears.
Gold or Silver: Silver
Handbag I carry most often: A small black leather clutch that I adore.
Job Title: Poor college student
Kids: Not yet.
Most Admirable Trait: Mr. CW said it's my kindness. Sure, dear.
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: Sneaking out at night to play with the horses.
Overnight hospital stays: Many. Migraines suck.
Phobias: Spiders!
Quote: There is madness in love. But there is always some reason to madness.
Religion: pagan
Siblings: Ninja-baby
Time I wake up: Whenever it's convenient.
Unusual Talent or Skill: picking things up with my toes.
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Brussel sprouts.
Worst Habit: swearing like a sailor
X-rays: Tons.
Yummy Stuff: I'm addicted to hummus. Truly.
Zoo Animal I Like Most:

Back later with my announcement.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In Stitches for Charity

I mentioned in my last post that I was donating a couple of projects to a friend's rescue to be auctioned. I decided to post pictures of the one that is closest to complete. Click the thumbnails for full size pictures.

This is Sweet Treats, designed by Dimensions. Please excuse the shaky photography. I never claimed to be the best photographer, even after photography classes.

I haven't done any of the back stitching yet, and there is still a lot of flora to add, but it's coming together nicely.

The pink you see between the two hummingbirds is the start of another blossom.

What say you? From what you see here, would you bid on it for charity? It will, of course, be cleaned and framed before I hand it over to Ann.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Y'all can't get rid of me that easy!

I'm ba-a-ack! Miss me? Thought I fell off the face of the planet? Well wonder no longer, dear readers. CraftWench is back.

My life has been, to put it bluntly, circling the drain. Mr. CW's grandmother passed away (may she rest in peace), D-san (the ninja baby) decided giving the entire family a heart attack by not breathing was a good idea, my migraines are packing a huge punch, my computer is still dead, and finals happened. D-san is now being treated for apnea and finals are over. Two out of five ain't bad, I suppose.

So what does this mean for the craft-corner? No progress was made... at all. I dropped everything to deal with what life threw at me, until two nights ago. I picked up my hummingbird cross stitch, took my frustration and turned it into something positive.

I've decided to donate my hummingbirds (that one was bittersweet as it was meant for my grandmother) to a friend's rescue to auction off at a fundraiser. ( Check them out, they're a great organization.

So to get back into the swing of things, I'm answering the newest SBQ:

For seasoned stitchers: Define a stitching term or acronym for new stitchers.

Well, my favorite term has always been SABLE. SABLE means Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy. I... am so there. Between what I have acquired on my own or through my pusher (Mr. CW), and what I inherited, there is no way I will ever finish.