Sunday, April 7, 2013

Four whole months

I can't believe it has been four months since I last posted. If you are still with me, thank you. I will try to do better.

I won't bore you with all of the details of the last four months. I will just jump in to the here and now.

I'm trying to make myself stitch on one big project until it is finished while mixing in seasonal smalls to break the monotony.

Currently, I'm working on Mirabilia's Red Lady Pirate as my big project. I can't wait to have her finished and framed. She is a fun stitch and will have lots of beads and bling when she's finished.

I have been very inspired by Carol at Stitching Dreams and her Year of the Bowl. Her stitching and finishing is incredible! I am attempting to start my own Year if the Bowl. I have stitched small designs off and on for the past few years, but not many and not with intention. My goal is to stitch and finish 2-3 smalls each month, and by this time next year, I will have a new bowl of stitched smalls to display each month.

Currently, I am working on May Word Play by With Thy Needle and Thread. I adore this series, and WTN&T designs in general. I plan on stitching this series as one of my 2-3 smalls monthly.

I have been looking for an antique dough/trencher bowl to display my monthly smalls but with no luck. When my aunt heard that I was wanting this type of bowl, she offered to let me have hers! Apparently it is something she no longer uses and has stored in a cabinet and she wants me to have it. I am THRILLED! Stay tuned for pictures next month.

I finished a pair of socks that I gifted to my Mom. They were Opal in the Van Gogh Cafe Terrace at Night color way. She loved them. I love the Opal Van Gogh yarn. I have several more color ways including another skein of Cafe to make some socks for me. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of them before I gave them to her. Here's a picture of the yarn and how it looks knit (but not the socks I knit)...

I have another pair of socks on the needles. I love knitting socks! These may be my most favorite socks ever....

I love self striping sock yarn and plain stockinette socks. This yarn is called Mind The Gap from Etsy seller Trailing Clouds.

On a sad note, my sweet cat Boo died during the early morning hours of March 28. He had gotten sick the on Tuesday evening . We took him to the vet on Wednesday. He thought he had a bladder type infection. He kept him and performed a procedure to insert a catheter and started antibiotics. Apparently we did not catch this early enough. He was an outdoor cat, and it's sometimes hard to monitor their restroom habits. Boo became septic and passed that evening. We have been heart broken. He was such a sweet boy. Very loving. Very chatty. Very loved and missed. He was nine. I miss him and think about him every single day.

I don't want to end on a sad note, so I will tell you that we just returned from a little spring break getaway. We went to Indianapolis to watch the Pacers play OKC. My son is a huge Kevin Durant fan. He was thrilled with the opportunity to get to see him play. We love basketball at our house. This was the first NBA game that any of us had been to but it won't be the last. It was so much fun!

That's it for now. Maybe if I post more often, I wouldn't have so much to try to talk about at once. :)

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