Friday, February 19, 2016

A Few More

Stitches that is. Slow and steady wins the race right?

I made the trip to Elvis Town to see my parental unit. Never a vacation. PATME (Parental Adult Teller-Machine Extractor - the half that gives us grown children $$) is still fighting the battle against stage 4. PATME's numbers are so low lately that they don't leave the house. My Granny Ho is also battling cancer... she's a walking miracle as she has already outlived her time frame for what she has. I mention this because when I go, being the most awesome daughter/granddaughter that I am, my trips are always working trips. I did some things for both my parents and grandparents that they can't do for various reasons. AND... I made PATME's favorite pound cake with the recipe their grandmother used when they were a small child. It's amazing to say the least. Thankfully, I am inheriting that particular cook book.

I fixed Precious again. Wire issues this time. LOL.

All I can say is thank goodness for iphones with cameras and flashlights. Oh. And, youtube videos. LOL. I'm telling you... you need to stick with me come the zombie apocalypse! This girl has skills.

Ok... enough about nothing. It's a lovely day in my neck of the woods... I hope it is wherever you may be as well. Go get some fresh air!

XOXO, Peeps!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Page 6

Here you go Ladies and Gents... the up to date photo of my H&E design...

So far it is 59,808 stitches. I've broken 1 needle - massive amazon man hands - and I'm on my 3rd highlighter. This will be the biggest project I have stitched yet. Move over Van Gogh... Spirit of the Wild is the new kid in town. Did you hear The Good, the Bad and the Ugly playing just now? Or was it just me? (Ear worms, man.)

Speaking of music... If you haven't heard the Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence cover by Disturbed... YOU NEED TO!!! Just GOOGLE it. You're welcome.

Ok, kids. Love you. Bye.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Time to play Catch Up

The Queen of Random Posts has returned. Maybe for just the day or maybe for a while. Who knows.

Finishing Van Gogh gave me a moment of "What now?" My inspiration went down the drain for a bit. I did start reading Wuthering Heights. I have to say, it's been one of the most excruciating books I have ever read. I mean physically painful. The story line is decent, but it's definitely not one of those suck you in and read until 3am situations. I will finish it. Even if I just read a paragraph a day.

I started stitching on my new big project last October. I have almost 6 pages of the 54 complete.
It's a Heaven and Earth Design, Spirit of the Wild, by Laura Prindle.
Here's what I had finished a few weeks ago. I'll take a new photo this evening... if I remember.

 Here's what it will look like when finished...
The kinder vermin are already fighting over whom gets to inherit this one. I think the Girl won b/c the Boy had already put his hooks into Van Gogh.

I randomly decided to get fresh ink last night. In randomly decided I mean just the act of heading out last night. Not in random choosing of symbol, place and size. And it's strategically placed so that it'll be hidden from the general population.
Just a subtle reminder to myself that my story is still being told. My struggles are my struggles and I just have to remember to "be still".

Welllll... that's probably enough for the moment. I don't want to overwhelm anyone.

A most fabulous day to you!!!