A Stitcher's Stitchings

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

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!!

 

Percent complete June 20, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — K. Marie @ 1:28 PM

So after about half an hour of counting stitches and outlines I think I’ve figured out how to do my stitch count. I counted all of the boxes that have a stitch in them whether it’s a half stitch, whole stitch or 2 half stitches (counted as 1 stitch) and added all of those together and got 12,007. Then, for my letters I counted over all of the lines that I would stitch and came out with 2,515. (All of  those stitches counted by hand!! Geez) Afterwards, I added both the boxed stitches and the lettering and came to a total of 14,522 stitches that I have to do (not including the backstitching). That’s a whole heck of a lot of stitches!!

I looked over the part that I already stitched and counted those stitches and came up with 383 stitches that I have done so far. Geez that number looks so small!! That means that percentage wise I have completed 2.64% of the project. (I haven’t stitched any more yet because I wanted to be able to use the percent for the Tuesday update.) I think it’s so small because I counted the lettering but I didn’t think it was fair to leave it out because that’s a big part of the project. I think once I get some of the lettering done it’s going to be a big difference in how much is completed.

I’m going to start keeping track on how much I do from update to update by switching between pink and yellow highlighters so that I can just count up the new highlighted parts and add it to the number from the last update instead of having to count it over and over again each time.

*June 19th – 2.64% complete

 

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.

a diary of a mom

Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
~Wallace Bruce

My friends,

If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ve heard me talk (ad nauseam you might say) about the absolutely egregious lack of care for our nation’s military children with autism. You’ve also undoubtedly heard me talk about my friend, Rachel, who is leading the fight to fix it.

Yesterday, Rachel sent the following letter to every single chief of staff of every single member of the Armed Services Committee. When she shared it with me, I knew I had to share it with you. Because together, we can help to right this disastrous wrong. We can step up to the plate to care for the families of our nation’s heroes just as they step up to the plate every day for us. We can, in twenty seconds or…

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