A Stitcher's Stitchings

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

4th of July, nails, WIP and a puppy July 11, 2013

Filed under: Nail art,Ramblings,Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 1:41 PM
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So we’ve been busy since my last post. I didn’t really have time to stitch but I got some done. But first, I did my nails and Bug’s too for 4th of July. I tried to do some little flowers on mine and stick to the red, white and blue theme. Bug wanted some gold stars on hers and her theme is easier to see.

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We went to a little pet parade this past weekend and I was able to get Bug a chance to pet a pony. She loves, loves, loves horses so when we saw them in the parade she made me take a picture of every single one. Afterwards, when we were walking back to the car, I saw the ladies putting up one of the ponies and I asked if Bug could pet it. She said sure and was even nice enough to let her take a picture with the pony.

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After the weekend finished I repainted my nails, they were chipping anyway, and I used the polishes I got in the mail. They’re holos so they look even more beautiful outside in the sunlight.

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I love these polishes. That’s 2 of the 8 colors I received. I know I don’t need anymore polishes but these were holos and I didn’t have any so I needed these. Lol. Hubby just doesn’t understand my logic. Hehe

Now for my WIP, I was able to get some stitches put in there. I finished up most of the dark colors and started on the cream colors on the floor. So far here’s what I’ve got….

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I’m hoping I can get more done before next week so I can have a bit more on my next update.

And, last but not least, if u remember we have a puppy named Sugar. She’s a mini poodle and we’ve had her for about a year and a half now.

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She looks like she’s smiling here so I had to use this picture.

Anywhoo, I’ve been trying to talk hubby into getting another dog so she won’t be lonely when Bug starts school and I go to work. He’d always been against it saying we couldn’t afford it cause I wanted to adopt another puppy and most of them were between $150 and $200. Well, when we took Sugar to get groomed they were having adoptions at Petco and I fell in love with a doggie. He’d been mistreated and kept in a crate his whole life and because of that his back legs are smushed together and he has to take meds for them. Because of all this, he was only $35 to adopt. My heart went out to the little guy, and guess what….

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We brought him home!! He’s a new family member and has only been with us for a few days so far but we love him. His name is Donnie and he’s a 3 year old Chihuahua.

That’s it for this update. Hopefully next week I’ll have more to show y’all!!

Keep those stitches whipping!!

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Update on WIP July 3, 2013

Filed under: Ramblings,Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 11:03 AM
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I haven’t had much time to stitch lately but I’m trying my best to get the project done quickly. Even though there is only a slight bit of difference, small progress is still progress!!

This is how it’s looking now….

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The majority of the light colors are actually a really light blue grey, like this….

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Hopefully you can see the difference there. It’s a bit hard to see right now because I haven’t added the rest of the bottom areas so everything just looks white and blends in. Hopefully I’ll get a bit more done before next weekend but hubby is off tomorrow thru Monday so I may not have time. Lol.

On the rambling side of things (if you don’t want to here my ramblings you can stop reading, I just didn’t want to start a whole different post), I ordered some nail polishes that are coming in the mail and I’m completely anxiously awaiting their arrival. The reason I’m so hyped up about them is because there is something special about these polishes, but I’m not going to tell you what that is until I receive them. I did get something to use on my nails now though. They are in need of quite a bit of repair so I went to Walgreens, and with my point card saved almost $5, and got these…

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Sorry for the bad picture, it’s the best I could do with th’s lighting conditions. But, I’ve read that with the Sally Hansen it’s a hit or miss thing as to whether or not it works hopefully it’ll be a hit on me. The Nailtiques is something that I’ve heard and read many people rave about so I had to snatch it up. It’s the half ounce bottle and it was $19.99. Now I know you’re thinking That’s pretty expensive, and it was to me too, but out of the thousands of reviews online about it I found maybe a handful that were bad. That’s pretty impressive to me and because my nails are in need of some extreme TLC I got it. Hopefully it works. I’m also thinking of doing my nails a stars and stripes design because tomorrow is 4th of July (Independence Day) for us but I’m not sure yet.

Also, I have to mention really quickly that we had some friends over on Sunday for a BBQ and we got a game to play cause it looked like fun….

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It really was so much fun!! The object of the game is to guess what you are based on the card in your headband. You can only ask yes or No questions and the others can only answer yes, No, could be or I don’t know. It was hilarious because it took us a couple of rounds to get the hang of it because we would have to go around the circle and by the time it was our turn again we had forgotten what we had asked. If you ever have a chance to pick it up and you like games with a challenge then this’ll be perfect for you!!

Until next time,

Keep those stitches whipping!!

 

A girls night July 31, 2012

Filed under: Nail art,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 12:38 PM
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This is the result of hubby having to stay overnight at training. I had school work to catch up on but bug wanted me to paint her nails, so I made her a deal. If she would let me do my school work in peace then I would paint her nails when I was done. About an hour and a half later we were sitting on the floor and being goofy painting our nails. There is no nail art on our nails but still they look good. It was a nice night for us, but hubby was missed by both of us. Bug picked her own nail color and it came out really good. I’m not sure why I don’t go to this color for me more often. It’s beautiful!!