Cole's Stitching

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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Plans for the New Year

Alright, I know you are all giggling out there, so just be quiet for a minute and listen up. Queenie and I have come up with a new rotation and this is it...

Slot 1-Cirques by Ink Circles (Christmas gift courtesy of Queenie)
Slot 2-Gatekeeper
Slot 3-Winter Queen
Slot 4-Dark Rose
Slot 5-Persian Iris
Slot 6-Thomas
Slot 7-Puppy Love
Slot 8-Whatever is screaming at the moment

We will also be working on a piece for the SAL challenge once a month and mine will be Small Things color. On months that have 5 weeks, that will be another free week. So our new rotation works out to 2 months.

We have also set yearly HAED goals....4 pages of each HAED in our rotation and finishing a QS.

So, what does everyone think?

OK, on to other things.....I'll be spending the weekend organizing my pieces for the new rotation and starting Cirques. I have Dark Rose all gridded and kitted. I gridded 1/2 the piece, so should be set for a very long time. I'm going to finish up kitting Gatekeeper this morning and then do the gridding, I think I'll grid the top row of pages for that one. I have Small Things color all gridded and ready to go, I ordered SILKIES for this one!!!

I also want to set up scrapbook pages for all the pieces in the rotation.

So that is my exciting New Years weekend!!

Happy New Years everyone!!!!!!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

What I have been up to this morning

I decided to revamp my crafting room. Started last night and just finished. It didn't take as long as I thought it would. Now hubby got involved in the fray and got all the Christmas stuff out and efficiently trashed my livingroom and kitchen. We found out the mice got into the box with the Christmas dishes so now I have to wash all of them.

So here is my progress, the last pics are of my living room and kitchen, I'll be back to show better pics later.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 10, 2006


After many trials and tribulations, the monster is done. I won't get into my cranky details, but lets just say I will not be doing another Reflets de Soie chart. OK details, 28 ct Royalty Opal Lugana by Enchanted Fabrics and Vikki Clayton's Midnight Rainbow premium silk. I must say Vikki was a lifesaver when I ran outta floss, had it in the mail to me the next day and even included an extra skein for me! And lovely Lori did a special cut size just for me. What more can you ask for?

Now it is back to Puppy Love and hopefully will be finished in time for Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This Ones for Fudgling

OK, here is an update on Reflets de Soie's d'Orient. I have quite a bit more done on it, but its at work so can't take a pic. I'm hoping to actually finish it this weekend, I have decided that I just wanna finish all these darned Christmas gifts. I am thrilled with the way this is coming out and can't wait to see it completely finished.

I restarted Small Things color this past weekend during the Restart SAL, but all I did was sparklies so not much to show.

Lif is hectic, the holidays it always is. I will hopefully be adding a finished pic of that this weekend and maybe even another little surprise for you Miss Fudgling.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Alright, I'm updating my severly neglected blog

Lets see, well I've got a relatively boring life, which is perfectly fine with me. I've been stitching lots, finished my Nephew's stocking and making major progress on my Momma's gift (Reflets de Soie's d'Orient) and my Niece's gift (Puppy Love) and Saxony. So there is all my stitching news. We are patiently awaiting the release of Nene's charts, I just can't wait. At least I'm trying to be patient.

Not much else going on, sinuses are acting up as usual b/c the weather is changing, its starting to get cold.

Hope everyone is well.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

This entry coming to you from my shiny new laptop!

Yep, finally broke down (well broke the dh down) and got a new puter. Its a Gateway laptop (recommended by Al thank you very much) and I AM LOVING IT! It actually does what I want it to do without a fight and so many new features that I never knew about with my old puter.

On the stitchy front...I finished a page of Hope, Did 3 of 4 parts on PIG and have now turned my attention to a 2nd page of Autumn due to the Mid-Season SAL on the MB. I haven't made as much progress this weekend as I would've liked. I went on an organization binge yesterday and completely cleaned and organized my craft room, then I went and bought a new chair for stitching. Then came home to a puter that was acting totally wonky, combination of Yahoo acting up and the puter acting crazy. Got MSN IM installed and used that for the night (no way Lana and I cannot chat for an entire night). Well I woke up this morning to a computer acting crazy again and just finally gave up on it. So my stitching has suffered tremendously this weekend.

After I finish this page of Autumn I will post pics of Hope, PIG and this promise!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Wow...what a week

Well made it thru another week! And finally finished that dang page of Hope today (I'll post pics after PIG part 3 is done). I've got some stitchy housecleaning to do tonight, wanna outline Scrump's stocking and finish up a Papillon freebie. I decided to use VC Premium silks for Scrumps stocking, got a few stitches in yesterday while I was waiting for the car. It is going to be a masterpiece, if I do say so myself.

I had a bunch of retail therapy yesterday, went shopping with a friend. Boy did I spend alot of money! But it was free money, sorta, my brother owed me $300 from something I charged for him and I had already paid it off. So, I went to the mall with a friend and her son and bought 3 pairs of jeans, a cute little pair of flip flops for around the house, a pair of housepants and 5 or 6 tops. Oh and we went to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, OMG it was delicious and the menu what 20 pages lol.

Now off to another week of work. I'm considering taking Friday off and making it a nice long 3 day weekend. Since I don't get paid for time off, I can't really take a full week at a time, so I'm thinking I might start taking some Fridays off and making long weekends.

Well thats bout it, nothing much else going on...