A Stitcher's Stitchings

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

My WIP June 27, 2013

Filed under: WIP — K. Marie @ 10:31 PM

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This is a picture of my project that was taken on June 6th. Then, on the 11th this is what she looked like….

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And now, as of today, she’s coming along a bit better than she has before. I’ve been doing some slow stitching lately but want to be able to get back into it.

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I’m not going to show what she is going to be in the end because it’s going to be a surprise. Hehe

Keep those stitches whipping!!

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My old stitches

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings,Updates — K. Marie @ 10:27 PM

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This is what ended up happening with hubby’s project. I got a painting canvas and pasted the project to it then used some ribbon to border it and make a hanging tie for it. Other than this one, I’ve even done my other lady….

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I did roughly the same things with her but added a few flowers on the corners. I love the way she came out and I did this cause I couldn’t find a frame i wanted for her or the cross and couldn’t afford to get them framed so I looked online and got creative. The lady is the sister of the one I’m working on now but That’s a different post.

I don’t have a picture of the geisha that I finished but it is completed and gifted. Next up is my stitching I’m working on now.

Keep those stitches whipping!!

 

And for hubby….

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 10:18 PM

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Hubby hasn’t really been up to too much more since I was last here and there’s not much to post on him but I feel that I have to include him in here.

Other than the fact that him and Bug are pretty much twins when they sleep….

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I love sneaking pics of the two of them when they look like this cause its just so cute to me!!

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She also got a breathing treatment at the ER cause she may have asthma and need a machine. Her daddy had one so it makes since that she needs one too. I find this humorous because the two of them are so much alike!!

Keep those stitches whipping!!

 

Bug’s soccer season

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 10:11 PM

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My little princess hasn’t been to school and she doesn’t really get to be around other kids except her cousins and they live almost a hundred miles away so we decided to put her in soccer so she could interact with the other kids.

Her first practice went Okay and she had a hard time talking to her coaches because she is quite shy. We took pictures and she did this weird little thing with her arm when she tried to kick the ball and control it.

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Then I was able to snap a few pics from one of her games. I don’t have a whole lot of pictures from her games cause I was too busy screaming but I did get some.

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My baby even scored a goal in one of the games and I was so over the moon about it!! The whole team got medals for participation at the end of the season.

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I love my baby and this is what she’s been up to. Soccer and growing into a big girl.

Keep those stitches whipping!!

 

My life so far….

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 9:42 PM

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So why am I staring down this mannequin? Well because she kept looking at me. Lol. This is a simple random post to let ya’ll know one of the most dramatic events that I went through, in a symbolic way, since I was last on here. The picture above is me with me old hair before I decided to get it completely re-done. It was okay but I wanted something more with an oomph and because I was trying to grow my hair out I wanted something that was going to be close to the color of my natural hair.

During the process:

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My hairdresser Maria is an amazing stylist and I went to her to see what it was she could do with my hair. During my appointment I completely destroyed my phone case (don’t ever try to be cute and talk on your phone to your mom while you have dye in your hair, it just won’t work) and had to stay past closing time.

Fast-forward to 3 1/2 hours later and you have this:

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I absolutely loved the ombre way my hair came out and I thought to myself that now I would be able to grow it as long as I wanted to. I’d curl it and straighten it and take care of it because I wanted it to stay looking this beautiful. Well after 6 months or so my hair had grown a bit, it doesn’t grow fast because I don’t have good hair genes, and I was okay with it. I was trying to decide how to wear it for when I walked the stage for my graduation.

I came up with this:

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As you can see, it was a good bit longer than before and because it was cut in a v shape it was longer on the very bottom. I’d had it trimmed a few times but it was still growing good for me. I wasn’t too happy with this style and I couldn’t decide what it was that I actually wanted to do with it.

After a while I thought that since I was finished with school and I was starting a new chapter in my life I’d have a fresh start. On a bit of a planned whim, I’d thought about it but wasn’t sure how exactly I wanted it done until I got there, I ended up with this hair:

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That is me and Bug after my graduation. My hair is all chopped off in a short above-the-shoulder long angled bob and it’s a deeper red color. I love it. I’ve started a new chapter in my life with being finished with school, Bug going to start school and finding a job that will eventually lead to my decision on what I want my career to be so I’m starting it completely fresh. I never thought that I was one of those people who did dramatic things when they started new parts in their life but looking back on this I’d say that for those who know me it’s the best way to describe what has been going on in my life.

I know this was random and a bit of nonsense but that’s a bit of my life. Bug also made her first big girl decision and got her hair cut from about the length of my old hair to how you see it now. She made most of the calls on it and even picked out the picture of how she wanted her hair. She sat over there with the stylist all by herself and wouldn’t let me see it until it was done. My baby is growing up and it’s making me so sad!!

Keep those stitches whipping!!

 

7 months later…. June 26, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — K. Marie @ 12:56 PM

I can’t believe that I haven’t been on in more than half a year!! I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting but things got hectic and I had to put my blog and my stitching on a temporary slow mode/hold. I’ve done quite a bit in the last few months and I’m hoping to get back into my stitching and blogging!! I’ve missed all of you and have quite a few updates to throw on here.

Here we go:

  • I completed my geisha in time for Christmas and got it framed. It looked crooked to me so after a while I just had to throw my hands up and gift it as it was, crooked an all.
  • I have another stitching completed and will post a picture of it soon
  • I’m working on 2 other stitchings and I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish at least one by mid-July so I can start on my next project
  • I am anxiously wanting to start a Sleeping Beauty project

In non-stitching news:

  • I completed college and received my Bachelor’s as well as walked the stage
  • I’m waiting for Bug to start school before I find a job
  • Bug played soccer for a season!! Pictures to come later
  • Hubby got me a new car for graduating and I LOVE it!!
  • I’m trying to start working out again so you may hear some gripes from me about that from time to time
  • We moved Christmastime and now have a little fenced in backyard (not that we can go outside cause it’s sooooo hot here!!)

I have missed everyone and my stitching so I’m crossing my fingers that I can get back into it!! This blog is going to be post heavy for the next couple of days so I can give everyone a bit of the past few months of my life.

Whip those stitches!!