Thursday, March 27, 2014

SFS2014 March Update

Hello everyone,

How has your month been? Mine has just flown by. There has been some stitching but not as much as usual. My DD and I finally went on vacation to visit her Grandfather. When I got back I needed a vacation from my vacation. We were so busy that my poor body just couldn't handle it and the day we were leaving it let me know by running a fever. My advise...if at all possible Do Not Fly When You Are Running A Fever. It makes for a very miserable trip. I hope you don't mind me sharing a few pictures but first for lets get to the SFS2014 update.

Amount Spend: Monthly Budget: $43.06 (Thankfully I have the leftover from last month that I didn't use.) Balance: $50.00 - $43.06 = $6.94
  • Floss and bobbins to complete the two HAED's $20.31. I also picked up some needles that were needed (thankfully they don't count towards our budget) :)
  • Fabric $22.75 (I found some wonderful linen odds and ends that will be great for some of the ornaments I want to complete this year.)
New Starts from Stash: 
  • Q4OC Valentine's Sal

This one took longer than I expected but the purple, pink and red look perfect with the variegated floss I used.
  • WOCS Dolly Mama
This one turned out to be a little more difficult that it looks.

  •  Q4OC Stitcher's Challenge #2
My little one really can not stand clowns at all and keeps telling me that this looks "Creepy"
But I have to say that this is turning into a fun stitch.

WIPs or UFOs worked on:
  • Cat Collage
I was able to get two more cat squares done since my last post so that makes three for the month.
 That is now #18 & #19 complete out of 36.
Still a lot to go, but it doesn't seem so bad when I work on one box at a time.

Now that business is out of the way, lets go back to our vacation. Hehehe

As I mentioned above, we went non-stop almost the whole time we were there. Right off the plane we went to lunch at the famous Rosco's for their chicken and waffles. Thankfully they did not try to put the two together on the same plate since the chicken was smothered in gravy. Pretty good too.

Then we went across town to Union Station and walked a couple of blocks to China Town. What an interesting blend of the new and old. Then we stopped at Philippe's. Oh My Gosh!!! If you are ever in the area you must stop by for their beef sandwiches (don't forget to ask them to double dip the bread)!

Day 2: Disney Land. We were there from the park opening to the park closing. But what fun!
The Princess

Day 3: The Science Museum where the space shuttle Endeavor finally came to rest
The Endeavor is so big there was no good way of getting the whole thing in one shot

Day 4: The San Diego Zoo (again another day of opening and closing the park). I really liked how they try to make sure that each habitat is as close to their natural habitat as they can make it.

The little one at the Polar Bears

Day 5: a wonderful little flea market then off to the Santa Monica Pier and the end of Route 66. Thought I had a picture but I didn't get all the pictures my Dad took while we were there. Still, I now can say that I have been from sea to shining sea. For dinner we went to this wonderful local place for Corned Beef Sandwiches. Again OMG! These were great.

Some of the coastline from the Pier

Amazing Corned Beef Sandwiches

Day 6: packing and returning home (with a fever).

Of course the adventure didn't end there. I forgot to transfer my keys from one of the bags in my suitcase to my carry on. Do you see where this is going? Yes...our bags were delayed in Dallas. Thankfully we had someone taking care of the cats so were were able to get in the house but I still had no way to drive anywhere when we got back. On the bright side, I was too sick to go anywhere.

Time to get some work done,

Ta Ta for now,
Angela (Still Recovering ) in TX

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Update and a New Givaway

Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is hosting another one of her wonderful give-away's. She is giving us the chance to pick one of your new Samplers. You have to go over and check them out. Beautiful work and even more beautiful sayings. Don't forget to tell her I sent you.

I have a few updates to share with you today.

I finished my piece for World of Charity Stitching. They provided the kit. This is such a cute little stitch and saying.

 I was able to finish another cat in my cat collage...

Here is a picture of my progress to date:

Not the best picture but it was dark when I took it. :(

And my new start...HAED Mini Purple Dragon. I am stitching this on 20ct Jobalene fabric. I am loving this fabric. Nice and soft to work with, even holes that are amazing easy to see. And the coverage using 2 over 1 is perfect.

It is hard to imagine that this little bit is 960 stitches.

That's all the time I have this morning. We will be taking a trip soon so will not be able to make another post until after we get back.

Ta Ta for Now,
Angela CG