A Stitcher's Stitchings

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

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….


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


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…


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….


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!!


Happy anniversary to us!! August 25, 2012

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 10:55 PM
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It’s been 6 years to the day that hubby and I said our I dos. It hasn’t always been easy but it’s always been worth it. I have been blessed with an amazing husband who is the greatest daddy my bug could ever ask for.

Today was quite a nice day. My fil (father-in-law) came over last night so he was here for our anniversary. Lol. We had a good day.

Hubby didn’t know what to get me but I found something I liked and what does he tell me? That’s too much for what it is. Well hmph!! I end up leaving the store without it and we go to CVS. Guess what I found Ginny!!


Yup. The first one I own. I showed it to hubby and he says sure he’ll buy it, Happy Anniversary. I’m thinking at least I got something I wanted and it was from him.

Well, later in the evening I find a card and the exact thing I wanted (which was too expensive) sitting on my bedside table. Sneaky, sneaky.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Here’s what it was….


A beautiful glass perfume bottle. But not just any perfume bottle….


It’s one of the old school ones without the pump on it. I’ve never had one of these so I was so happy with it.

And there is something else that makes it even more special


It says “My love. How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.” And it’s see thru so you can see what is painted on the back through the front of it


It’s simply gorgeous. I love love love it!!


Finally some more nail art!! July 14, 2012

Filed under: Nail art,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 12:51 PM
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I finally decided to polish my nails and do some stamping on them. Now I warn you, I haven’t done this for a bit so they are a bit sloppy.

Before I cleaned up around them….




And up close….


I was going to do all flowers but they didn’t cover my nail so I improvised and threw some fishnet design on the bottom. Then I thought they would look good with some dots so I took my dotting tool to them. I definitely need to get back into the stamping mode. Hopefully my next one will be better, but for now here it is. This is for Ginny who inspired my to get off my tush and get to polishing.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚


Updated update schedule July 10, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 10:48 PM
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Wow that was a hard title to figure out. I was going to go with updated update but wasn’t sure that would sound quite right. Lol. Now, I know that today is Tuesday and it’s the first day for my twice weekly updates but I think I’m going to have to change that up. School has started up again and the classes that I’m taking right now are a bit harder than the ones in the past and I’ve got a few other things on my plate (I started Insanity today so I think I’m going to need quite a bit of downtime to recover from that every day)ย so I think I’m only to be doing updates once a week now.

I was trying to decide what day would be the best day to do updates and I decided on Wednesday. It’ll be my hump day update. Hehe. I think it sounds cute. So, when Wednesday comes around be looking for my updates!! Hopefully I’ll have a bit of a difference to show you every week since I get a bit more time to work on it in between updates. *fingers crossed*


My skein nemesis!! July 3, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings — K. Marie @ 11:19 AM
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When hubby and bug were feeling a bit better I dragged them into Austin with me so I could go to the Michaels closest to us. It’s almost an hour away so the ride was part of the trip too. Lol. When we got there I found a shadowbox to put some of hubby’s stuff in for him so he could hang it on his wall. Bug and I threw it together realy quick and hubby loved it, though he has yet to hang it on his wall. I know it’ll get there one day though.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhoo, I went to get some skeins for the Sleeping Beauty and the Geishas in the magazines that I picked up and found them for 35 cents each (I still need the seed beads but forgot to put them on the list so I didn’t grab any of those). That’s only 5 cents more than at our Walmart so I grabbed all of the ones that I needed, well almost. I wasn’t too suprised to find out that the braid I needed wasn’t there so I still need that one. But there was one other one that I can’t believe is still evading me!!

The braid I need

They didn’t have it at Walmart and at Michaels I found everything else EXCEPT for 3849!! They had every other color there except for that one!! Are you serious?? Oh I got so frustrated. I even dragged hubby over there to help me look for it and we still couldn’t find it. Grrr…. I can’t believe that out of all the skeins they had the only one that was sold out was the one I needed. So not happy.ย  >:-[

My nemesis!!


I’ve been out for a bit July 2, 2012

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 1:37 PM

….but now I’m catching up. I haven’t really been keeping up with the blogs that I’m following because we had quite a week and weekend. There are blogs coming up soon about that so be ready for more blog overload!! I’ve been reading up on what I’ve missed and I have to say that the blogs I’m following have gotten a lot done stitching wise and others just have a lot going on altogether!! I’ve been nominated for an award but I am a bit short on time right now so I’ll officially accept it later.

I’ll be back to post more later.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚


Cricket invasion!! June 27, 2012

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 11:51 AM
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We have been battling crickets for the past few weeks in our house. We have no idea where they came from or why they won’t leave but they are everywhere!! We’ve sprayed bug spray around the borders of our house and our garage door. I even went to drastic measures because we thought that they were coming from the garage and I coated our garage floor with the bug spray. That kept them away for a day and a half, but then they came back!!

I was in town for my knee appt. yesterday and there were crickets in there too!! I feel like we’re being overrun by them and they are in every place in town where we go. I have no earthly idea what brought them about because we’ve lived here for almost 4 years and they have never been like this.

Anyone know how to get rid of crickets or keep them from coming back without an exterminator??


In case you get bored….

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 12:09 AM

Just for a small heads up, there is going to be a time in the near future when there will be some mass blogging going on. I’m not sure if it’ll be today but it will be soon. The blogs will range from our recent cricket battle, cross stitch magazines and other ramblings.

If you get bored then swing by this week and get an overloaded dose of blogging. Heheย  ๐Ÿ˜‰


Almost caught!! June 19, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 2:20 PM

I was doing my stitching in the living room with hubby sitting on the other end of the couch. He’s been very supportive of my recent stitching obsession and he wanted to know what it was that I’m working on now. UH-OH!! Red flag!! The Footprints is supposed to be a surpise for him and while I know that he’s going to see it while I’m working on it eventually I don’t want the suprise spoiled just yet.

When I told him that I didn’t want him to see I think he honestly got hurt and didn’t understand why I wouldn’t let him see. He said I should know that he wouldn’t criticize me so why wouldn’t I show him? We had a bit of a disagreement and even though I felt bad I held out. He may or may not know that I’m working on it but I’m hoping he doesn’t. I want to get as much done as I can before he realizes what it is that I’m working on right now. I’m going to have to come up with interesting ways to hide it. Hmmm….and my brain starts working.

Also, I was texting my sister-in-law, we’ll call her sis (that’s what bug calls her, Auntie Sis), and she said that she got a cross stitch kit of the eiffel tower to start stitching because she liked my projects. I’m going to see if I can get her to send me some pics of her project while it’s in progress so I can post them as well. She’s full-time Army and going to college full-time for her Bachelor’s so I’m not sure how she finds time to work on crafts. Lol. She’s quite impressive.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚


Family fun and school June 10, 2012

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 7:50 PM
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Well the hubby’s dad, sister and nephew came over Friday evening and stayed until Sunday afternoon so I didn’t get much stitching done. We had a good time just hanging out and visiting and it was quite fun and relaxing. We took bug to a place called Giggle N’ Jump which is basically a big room filled with kid’s toys and 5 or 6 moon walks/slides. She had a good time and so did we. We were planning on BBQing but the heat index was up to 114 degrees here so there was no way that that was going to happen!! We wanted to BBQ food, not fry. Lol. (Bad joke, I know but it made me laugh so I had to say it. Hehe.)

On the side of school, I’m in week 7 of my 8 week long semester so that means a short week and then studying for finals next week. After I’m done with finals though I get 2 weeks off before I have to start again so that’ll be nice and relaxing. I’m doing school online so I can stay with bug until she starts school and I’m loving it. She’s growing up so fast and I just want to take in as much of her as I can until I start working and she starts school.

It’s been a good weekend and right now hubby and I are watching Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos and we’re laughing our butts off while bug is watching Dino Dan in her room. She’s really getting into that show so she’s liking things other than cartoons. Lol. I hope everyone has a good week!!