Practically finished master bedroom

The before we moved in pictures: And the after, going from the left to right: Some general notes: The sand ceremony stuff (which is right now on top of the low dresser) should be on the shelf above the vanity with the wedding cross-stitch.  There was no way to stud-mount that shelf, though, so we’re [...]

Tons of pictures

I finally wore Salina yesterday, so here’s a modeled shot of it: Project details here. Brad took me for a snow driving lesson this morning. We found a parking lot with snow banks and no poles to run in to: After about 20 minutes, a plow driver told us to leave since he didn’t want [...]

Annual Christmas Ornament

Last night I stayed up way too late to knock out the cross-stitch for the annual ornament. To be quite specific, this is really all backstitch, but anyway… This year’s theme is our awesome European trip, if that wasn’t obvious. :) The pattern is from X-plore France, and it took me 2.75 hours to stitch. [...]

New starts

I started the Boteh scarf (Rav link) on Monday, and have been kind of obsessed ever since: It’s already Lani sized – and it actually goes well with her, too. :P Using Claudia’s Handpainted in Blueberry Toast. Of course, this isn’t on my list of goals. :P I’ve also started a sweater – Manhattan from [...]

More staycation

I’m not surprisingly not so good at operating without stress. I have zero deadline knitting, had filled out my timesheet yesterday to take today completely off (my father is here), and I only just now remembered to even look at my November goals (of which I’ve done precious few of – I totally forgot I [...]

Christmas wrap-up

Better late than never, right? Brad’s stepmother asked for a snowman ornament with our names and the year on the back. We’re all very sure that she meant something like a ceramic ornament that you get from Hallmark with our names and date put on with a sharpie, but I do have this inate ability [...]

Been busy!

I just finished gift knitting/cross-stitching yesterday. I still can’t post it all, but I can blog what has been received. First, socks for my sister. Technically, they were her birthday socks, just really, really late (March 8th birthday). Pattern: Retro Rib Socks, Evelyn A. Clark Yarn: Less than one skein of Socks that Rock lightweight [...]

Marble Arches from start to finish

This post is going to be a bit picture heavy – part of taking an unofficial blog break is losing a bunch of progress pics. My normal sock club photos of the skein were taken, but not posted, and now I have finished socks! I’ll put the more interesting stuff up front. :) This was [...]

Remember that other hobby?

Yeah, neither do I. I used to cross-stitch. I haven’t done anything since my Christmas ornament last year – I had to create my 2006 cross-stitch folder in order to upload this picture: I ordered the pattern to stitch the Massachusetts map. I made a Hawaii map as well as a California map in 2003 [...]

Health Goals Week 41

This is going to be pretty weak. I also sorta missed the update last week, so no week 40. Anyway, Brad and I did spin and back/bis on Tuesday, yoga on Wednesday, and spin and chest/tris on Thursday. We were going to go back today, but are both having some back pain that we didn’t [...]