Sunday, January 5, 2014

First finish of the year.

Look my second post of the year!  I am already ahead of what I did last year!  I have even managed to finish something this year as well.  I had started this little Mill Hill bead kit just after Christmas but didn't finish it.  I thought about putting it away and saving it for next Christmas but my DD said if I finished it now I would be ahead by one ornament for gifts next year.  So I finished it.  I really like these Mill Hill ornaments.  They are really fun and pretty quick to stitch up.  I am done with Christmas for a while. I made over twenty ornaments for co workers, teachers and coaches.  I think will have to start earlier next year though.  Some of them didn't get finished in time for me to give them out before the Holiday break.
On the gym front, competition season will start full force in two weeks.  First we are going to go and see a college meet next weekend in Salt Lake City.  We get to see the University of Utah, Southern Utah University, BYU and Boise State all compete.  These meets are so fun to watch.  DD is hoping to compete in college, especially University of Utah or Boise State.  Then the following weekend it is off to warm Las Vegas for a huge meet.  There will be over 2000 girls competing in 3 days.  Craziness.  I am just hoping it is warm!  After that it is a meet back in Boise, a week off, another meet in Boise, two weeks off , 2 more meets, two weeks off and the State.  It is quite the whirlwind but in three months the whole season is over and they start training all over again.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My once year post :)

Hopefully I really will do better this year on keeping my blog up and just getting to do more stitching in general.

It was a decent year in stitching but unfortunately I spent more time on the computer reading about gymnastics and stitching than actually doing any stitching.  I did have quite a few small finishes two of which won best in show at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.  That was exciting!  Funny thing is, I don't get to keep either one :)

My other time consumer is taking DD to gymnastics and practices and meets. This year she is a Level 7 and gets to choose her own music and choreograph her our routines and she is supper excited about it.  This is a video of her first meet.  She did well but there is a kind of scary fall but she bounced right back up on the beam and kept going.  There were no placements at this meet.

So here is to a more balanced stitching/computer/cleaning 2014.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

The end of the year was a good for stitching!  My family and I went to visit my Mom and Dad and sister in Co for Christmas and I had a full week of being able to sit around on the couch and stitch all I want!  I loved it and even managed to finish two more pieces.
February Stamp by Lizzie Kate
Mill Hill bead kit
I also finished DD yearly ornament BEFORE Christmas for a change!
Bird House from Better Homes and Garden Christmas Cross Stitch book.
A nice way to finish out the year.  

In other news, it is the busy time of year for DD gymnastics.  Her competition season gets on the way this coming weekend with a small meet in Twin Falls.  Then it is off to Las Vegas for a huge meet, then to Boise for two more meets.  Then we have a small break before two meets in Salt Lake City and then State in Northern Idaho.  She loves it and does well but we are home a total of three weekends from now until the end of March.  Come back to see how she does.  She should have a wonderful year.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Finishes!

I was busy this Thanksgiving break finishing up my Christmas gifts to staff at school.  It is minor miracle that these are done so soon.  Usually I am scrambling the night before trying to get them done.

These were a kit I got from 123 stitch.  They stitched up fast and look nice.

These are Mill Hill bead kits.  I love doing these little guys.
I still have one more ornament to finish for my DD10 but I couldn't find my glue gun to glue it all together.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A few finishes

I did finish a few things in time for the state fair this year.  After almost 3 years I finished this fractal freebee.  While I love the way it came out, I will never do another one again.  All of those confetti stitches just drove me crazy.  This one took fourth place mainly because there is a stitch missing!
Next I have been doing the Lizzie Kate Stamps and I have finished January, March and April.  Not sure what happened to February.  I skipped it some how.  I plan on starting it as my next travel project. I could only enter one of them so I choose January.  It won second place!
I also entered two ornaments.  One is a Mill Hill stocking.  I have actually finished six of these and they will be gifts to my co-workers at Christmas.  I was really happy with the first place on this one.
The other ornament I entered was a ginger bread house made from perforated paper that was then cut out and folded to make a little ginger bread house.  There are three of these that I made for my DD for Christmas for three different years.
The last thing I entered was another Lizzie Kate design for Valentine's Day.
I haven't stitched as much recently as I would like. I have gone back to work full time as a Montessori teacher.  I love it but it totally wears me out! I have completed a bunch of other Christmas ornaments that as soon as I actually finish, finish them, I will post.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Since Multiply died a new blog...

Well, since Multiply apparently has died I need to start a new blog so here it is.  I will attempt to keep this one more up to date than the last one!  I plan on putting stitchy stuff and gymnastics stuff here as DD10 gymnastics competition season gets underway.  So thanks for checking in and come back to see more stuff soon!