Thursday, March 11, 2010

NPI woes...

I would have finished block 2 of CaHRH by the end of last weekend, if I had had NPI 871 like I thought that I did. I thought that I had all of the silks I needed for block 2, but I guess that is what I get for thinking. LOL! So, aggravated but still determined, I dashed off a quick order to Needlecraft Corner and promptly began block 3 which I was sure I had all the supplies for. See that pretty, unfinished pineapple in the picture below. It lacks NPI 313 which I also thought I had. That did me in.

It took me less than 10 seconds after discovering my lack of 313 to chuck that baby into a project bag and put it back into WIP oblivion. To ease my frustration, I promptly started BBD's Easter Parade (which thankfully I seem to have all the threads this point anyway!).

Needless to say, I will be dashing off another quick order to Drema because I am determined to get both of these blocks finished before the end of March and get back on my (self-imposed) schedule.

In other news...
I was recently honored with an award from both Jolene and Faye. I greatly appreciate that both of them thought of me. :)

I am supposed to tell seven little known or unique facts about myself. So here they are, in no particular order...

1. I am a Disney fanatic. I have turned my husband and son into Disney fanatics as well. We try to visit the parks for an extended vacation each year. I scour the internet for tips and trivia. My friends ask for my help in planning their trips. My basement bathroom and one of my school offices is Disney themed, and that decor is starting to leak into other areas of my home as well. I have more Disney art on my walls than cross-stitch.

2. I love electronic equipment--computers, phones, iPods, flat screen TVs, gadgets, etc. I jokingly tell my husband that I would rather have the latest electronic gizmo than jewelry for special occasion gifts. (Honey, if you are reading this, a Nook for my birthday would be fabulous!!).

3. I sing. I am a member of my church's praise team, and I love it. I much prefer singing with a group as opposed to singing solo, however.

4. I've been cross-stitching for 20 years, but feel like I have so little to show for that amount of time. I gave a lot of stuff away, and I have a lot of stuff stored. I have very few stitched pieces hanging in my home, but I am making an effort to change that before the end of the year by either framing some things myself or having them custom framed.

5. I once met John Travolta in a Red Lobster in Florida and got his autograph. I was (am) a huge fan of Grease, so you can imagine how excited I was.

6. My husband's middle name and my first name are the same--Kellie/Kelly.

7. I met my husband on a blind date that I VERY reluctantly agreed to. Almost 14 happy years of marriage and a wonderful eight year old son later, I am so glad I didn't back out.

There you have it... a little glimpse of me that you didn't know previously. LOL! I am supposed to pass this on to seven blogs I love, and there are so many to choose to from that I love. And I am not sure who has been selected already and who hasn't, but here are my nominations...

Melissa - Words and Blooms

If you want to accept this award, the following are the list of rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Paste the award on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you.

4. Tell 7 interesting things about yourself.

5. Nominate 7 blogs and post links.

We are going to see Alice in Wonderland tomorrow night in 3D (refer to #1 in my list above... LOL!). I can't wait!

Well, Survivor and stitching are calling, along with a pan of snickerdoodles....



  1. I'm sorry to hear about the thread woes, but you're definitely not a girl to make that stop you. I like the piece that you're doing for Plan B. And I won the award from both of them too, but I can't think of seven things that would be interesting for anyone to know about me. I lead a boring life! Hope your threads come soon!

  2. Oh so sad when you don't have the fibers you need! Argh! I like your Easter Parade though. Congrats on the award too!

  3. Well...that does stink doesn't it - I try not to let it happen to me...that's what I tell my husband at least for all the charges...ha ha.
    Love your WIPs though...they are gorgeous. I finished Easter Parade last year. A very enjoyable stitch!
    I'd second the round of blogs you chose too and a very big congratulations to you!

  4. Sorry to hear about the threads! I love the start on Easter Parade!

    Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better!

  5. I totally understand about the frustration when you need 1 FIBER! So annoying!

  6. Sorry about your threads Kellie, I love your Easter parade!
    Thank you for the award I am so excited my first award in blog land. Hope I can think of 7 interesting things about myself.

  7. Hi Kellie,

    I'm just catching up on my blogs. Thanks for the award and I'll post this weekend!

    Sorry about the thread situation. It's so frustrating when that happens! You're off to a good start with Easter Parade, and Easter is coming up!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Isn't that always the way... you're working away on something and then you don't have the thread that you were sure you had. URGH! I hope your orders come quickly. Nice progress, though! I like Easter Parade... I stitched that a couple years ago. It's cute without being cutesie.

    I loved reading those facts about you... very interesting! Thanks for the award... now to find enough stuff to say about myself. LOL It might take me awhile...

    Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!

  9. Ahhh! Missing fibers are the worst! Even worse, I think, is having it, then running out, and finding out that you didn't have that extra skein in the stash- grrr! Thanks for the award! I would paste it in, but I don't see the award on your page anywhere. Help?

  10. Your stitching is beautiful Kellie. I love Easter Parade and the soft colors. Thanks for sharing your "bits" with us all, it's fun hearing some fun and interesting facts about oneself. Smiles....

  11. That is so frustrating running out of floss like that! I hate waiting for it to come in too!