A Stitcher's Stitchings

Oh, for the love of cross stitching….and a few ramblings

May 30, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings,Ramblings,Uncategorized,Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 1:04 AM

I don’t have an autistic child but I do have a husband who is in the military. I can’t imagine being put in the position to have to continue to be pulled away from your family by multiple deployments simply so that your child can get the care they need. That’s simply not right. My full support goes out to this cause.


Oh my knee!!

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 12:51 AM

So I mentioned that I’m banned from doing housework for now and I wish I could say it was for a better reason but sadly it’s not. I’ve been having trouble with my left knee for a few weeks now and I was referred to a specialist after having X-rays and an MRI done. I went today and took Bug (my nickname for my daughter) with me because hubby had to work. Anywhoo….I was told that I probably have tendonitis and was given a shot in my knee. Bug saw the needle and covered her eyes saying “Mommy I don’t want to look!!” I told her it’s okay I wasn’t going to look either. She said (while still covering her eyes with one hand), “Mommy but you can hold my hand so it won’t hurt.” She’s such a sweetie but I didn’t want to squeeze too hard so I passed on the offer. Lol.

AFTER I was given the shot the dr told me that it was going to be numb for about an hour and a half (and I’m thinking that’s so awesome I won’t feel the pain) then it’ll wear off and I’ll be in worse pain than I was before for about a DAY and a half (WHAT??!! Why didn’t he tell me this before giving me the shot??). So after we ran around to the store while I could still walk we went and picked up hubby from work and my knee had definitely stopped being numb. It was hurting like a beast!! Hubby sat me down and told me I was not to get up from the couch and he brought me my food so I could eat it there and he cleaned up afterwards too. When it was time to come upstairs he has to half carry me half help me hop because he was so tired and ready to crash.

Then while I was tucking Bug in she told me that I better hold on to something when I’m walking and I better not carry the basket up the stairs while daddy was at work. Come to find out hubby had a talk with her and told her to snitch on me if I did anything except rest. Lol. It’s going to be an interesting day tomorrow (or today actually because it’s almost 1 in the morning) trying to move around without being caught or in too much pain. At least I’ll have some time to get some school work and some stitching in!!  😀


Tuesday update (at 12:38am Wednesday)

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 12:36 AM
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Okay so I have no idea how to rotate the image so that y’all can see it but the right side is the top and the left side is the bottom. It’s actually about ready to be scrolled up again so I wanted to take a pic before I did. This is the part that is continued from my last pic update and it you look at the top part of the picture you’ll see where the collar is, it’s the lines going across. Also the lighter shade has been put in on some parts to add the contrast that you see in the image of what the work will look like.

I was able to get quite a bit done and have been all but banned from doing housework, but more on that in another post. Hehe. This means that I’ll have time to stitch and do my school work hopefully without a whole lot of stress.

All in all, I think it’s coming along quite nicely. I hope to have another update on Friday but my little brother is graduating then so it’s probably going to be late.  😉


Friday update – late but nothing new May 27, 2012

Filed under: Updates — K. Marie @ 9:54 AM
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There are no pictures of progress with this post simply because I didn’t do any stitching at all since Tuesday. I wanted so badly to stitch because I felt like it would make me feel better but it just didn’t happen that way. The hubby came home and we had a movie night instead so after that we were pretty tired. I have done some stitching since then though so hopefully my next post will have more progress to show. The hubby’s cousin and his girlfriend are coming over today so we’re going to be busy busy today.


**I want to say an extremely big thank you to all of you who posted words of encouragement on my previous rambling post. I didn’t know where to turn so knowing that I can sometimes turn to my blog when I have to rant or rave about something without getting brought down for it is a great help. Thank you all!!!!!!!  ❤


When everything in life goes wrong, stitch May 25, 2012

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 5:55 PM

I have been having quite a rough few days and feel like nothing is going to be okay. I know that in the end everything will probably *crossing fingers* work itself out but right now it doesn’t seem that way. I’ve been loaded down with projects and other school work and having a few personal problems and everything just seems like it’s crashing down around me.

It’s times like these that I just want to pull out my stitching and work on it because it’ll take my mind off of everything else. It’s just me, the princess and Sugar (our mini poodle) at home right now cause the hubby isn’t here and I feel like stitching will take away my worries. I know that sounds silly and the hubby told me not to stitch only when I’m upset because then it wouldn’t be something for enjoyment it’d be to get away from something bad and I agree. However, now is a time when I just need to stitch and have nothing else on my mind.

This is the first time this week that I’m going to be stitching because things have been so busy and hectic so I may have a Friday update a bit late. Technically it’ll probably be Saturday but to me it’ll be when I end from stitching today. Once I get started it’s hard to stop.  🙂


Tuesday update May 22, 2012

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 11:44 PM
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I have finally been able to start some outlining!! I think it doesn’t look like too much because the scroll I have it on is so short. Hmmm, I may have to get another one thats longer.

But now for the pics….


I took another one that shows where it is on the picture too so maybe it can be seen better.


I’m just about done with the bottom quarter and I can scroll up to work on the next part.

I’m excited to be getting it done but not sure how much I’ll get done this week. The hubby had to catch up on college work so hes off work for the next 7 days. Yay!! But this means I’ll want to spend more time with him. I’ll try to get some stitching in after I finish my school work this week and while he catches up on his. Wish me luck and quick stitching this week!!


Some nail art ramblings

Filed under: Nail art — K. Marie @ 4:39 PM
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Other than school work, cross stitching and family time my thing is nails. I’m hardly ever without nail polish and usually have a design of done short on my nails. I’ve even collected a large amount of polishes.  🙂   My hubby puts up with all of my little obsessions and I love him do much more for it. Lol. I thought I’d just post a pic of my nails and my collection so I can add to my ramblings.  😉



This is my current nail design. My little brother is graduating from hs next week so I’ll probably add another post then.


My daughter loves me to do get nails too but shes only 4 so it’s hard to get some designs on there. Hehe.

And of course my nail polish collection….


I swear it’s not an obsession, I’m simply very dedicated.  😉


Friday update, late again May 19, 2012

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 1:25 PM
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So I completely forgot about my friday update. I’ve been busy with school and have been a bit absent minded lately. Anywhoo, this us what I’ve gotten so far


I know it still looks like a bunch of nonsense but I promise u it’s turning into the pattern. I had to completely scroll down from what I had my last update so I know it’s getting done.


This shows a bit of what was done. I’m slowly getting there.  😉


Tuesday Update May 15, 2012

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 10:38 PM
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This is what my work looks like that I’m working on now. I realize that it’s not a very good shot of it but it is on a scroll frame so I had to take a pic before I moved the work. If I were to take one of how it is now it really would look as if nothing has been done. It looks like a bunch of oddities right now but I think that once I start putting in the outlines it’s going to come along quickly.

Because this project has more outlines than it does actually stitches it’s something that might take a while to form. I do think that this is going to take longer than I thought it would. I first wanted to get it completed by this Thursday but there is no way in the world that that is ever going to happen.

I’m not going to set a time line on this one because I have school work and school projects that I need to get done so when I can stitch I’m definitely going to take advantage of it.

Hopefully my next update will be a bit better and *crossing fingers* have some outlining.


Delivery….part 2

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings — K. Marie @ 10:37 PM
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Something was waiting for me in the mailbox today, but I wasn’t expecting anything so I was intrigued. Come to find out it was….


My second scroll frame!! It was delivered a whole 2 days before it was expected so it was a nice surprise. The bad part is I’m not done with my WIP so I cant start working on it yet. I want to give each of my scrolls a good run so I know which one I prefer. This means I better get to stitching!!