Stitch's Showcase

Come in and view the lens into Stitch's soul. Take what you will but remember that this photograph is a true original.

Howdy do blogging world! No mood to this's just a tag from Outi blog. Enjoy! More to come later today!

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Visit :: Prision
2. Cake :: Endulgence
3. Period :: Punctuation
4. Triumphant :: Cancer Survivor
5. Screen :: Facade
6. Neglect :: Absence
7. Guitar :: Melodic
8. Loathe :: Seething
9. Sugar :: Cubical
10. Montage :: Play

Thanks for challenging my brain!!

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X

Current Mood:

Howdy do blogging world! What a great day I had today! I met up with my friend R to go stitching again this morning. We try to go at least once a month just to catch up and such. There is a neat little sandwich shop next door where T usually goes to work on the puter, but today it was closed. So he hung out with us as well and we had a great time stitching and talking. LOL It was fun! She's back to teaching school so she doesn't have as much time to stitch, so she was quite appreciative of our "meetings". LOL Of course while there, I found three more things to add to my Wish List. Precious little Mill Hill Kits! I love them!!! Of course, the winter collection would have to be too cute and make me want to buy them all! :P *sigh* Such is the life of a stash-a-olic. :)

I had a good mail day too! Being that we live a good 20 minutes from my post office box, we only manage to get to empty it once a week. No worries as usually it's crammed full of stuff so it's like a mini- Christmas. Unless it's bills and then it's a bad nightmare. LOL I got my threads from Carrie's Threads so I can finish my Quaker Heart! YAY!! (update picture to come tomorrow), got a tuck pillow from an exchange I was in, and the best yet two pairs of crocheted flip flops from my friend L! LOL I had completely forgotten she was going to send them to me. It's actually a funny story as when we were chatting about the flip flops online, she was eating double chocolate swiss rolls. Normal swiss rolls have the vanilla creme in them, these were all chocolate! Now my chocolate love kicked in and I nearly had to wipe the computer screen off! LOL So when I got the package, for some reason I thought she might have sent me some of I was worried with the heat..that my swiss rolls would become a big mess. Got home and it was the flip flops!! LOLOL Too funny! The heat is really messing with my mind...COME ON FALL!!

Anyhoo, operation secret project is done and in the mail. Upon it's arrival and reaction, I will share the pictures of what I made. :) Hopefully that will be tomorrow....*keeping everything crossed* But it was a good day tater! LOL

Happy Stitchin!!

X Stitch X

Current Mood:

Howdy do blogging world! Whew..what a day. First off, my mood as I know you are questioning why I have "Sly" up there. Simple. It's because I am working on a secret project for a dear friend..and well just feel sneaky. Hehe..I can't talk about it or show I feel like a Sly fox, cunning with secrecy yet eager to spill the beans. LOL Anyhoo, back to the day. Today was a pretty interesting day as I have learned that beading needles made by the company DMC are useless!!! I broke THREE of them trying to add beads to my secret project! Also, I appear to live in a town that eventhough we have a bead store, for some reason they don't sell beading needles! *Puzzled looks* Yes, you are exactly right...we have two craft shops (major chains) and a bead store which none of them sell beading needles! I too stand in shock! So I had to ask T's co-worker to save my tush and grab some for me on her way home from work. Tomorrow they will arrive home and I will be able to finish part one of my two part secret project! Bwhahwahahahahahaha!! *lightening and thunder*

Secondly, I'm sure you noticed the change in my blog. Yes, it is supposed to be Autumnal. :) I am aware that the calendar says it's still summer but in my mind's eye, the kiddies have gone back to school, so Autumn is upon us. Now to just sit and wait for the leaves to change..and cooler weather. Yay!

Lastly, a few pictures to show. Yes, I did say pictures..which means finishes. *THUD* Haha..very funny. :P Anyhoo, the first picture is of some K magnets I made for some friends. One is using Calypso by Needle Necessities and the other is using an Anchor varigated thread. I think they turned out pretty nice myself. Now just need to send them to their home..hehe. The second picture is a Binky Square of Snoopy hugging Woodstock. I had finished that one a while ago, but for some reason just never uploaded the picture. LOL Hey, I'm lucky if I remember my name sometimes.

Alright, off for the night...need to do something about dinner. Have a good night!

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X

Current Mood:

Howdy do blogging world! I just woke up..yes early! LOL But I'm going to go back to bed for a little bit. LOL Just came on to read blogs of my friends...don't know why..I do odd things like that sometimes. Anyhoo, here is a survery from my friend: Cindy
Enjoy! Oh..don't worry I have lots of other stuff to tell you, but sadly just because my body is awake..doesn't mean my mind is. Though some would question whether or not my brain is ever fully awake..hahahahahaha!!

Time started: 6:54AM (too dang early :P )

Name: Stitch ( my friends know my real name :) )

Single or Taken: Happily Taken :)

Sex: Female

Birthday: A Day in October...

Siblings: None

Eye color: Blue

Shoe size: I honestly have NO idea! I just find something that fits..;)

Height: 6ft 1 inch

Innie or Outie: I'm assuming you mean bellybuttons??? Innie

What are you wearing right now: PJammers

Job: professional cross stitcher..LOL

Where do you live: somewhere on the East Coast (privacy)

Righty or lefty: Righty tighty

Can you make a dollar in change right now: No...

Who are your closest friends: L,L,T,C,Lowi,..etc..etc

Do you have a BF or GF?: BF

Did you send this to your crush? crush.

Best place to go for a date: Dinner and a movie :)
Favorite place to shop: someplace ecletic..:)

Favorite kind of pants: Jeans

Color: Blue and Hunter Green :)

Number(s): 7 or 17

Boys Name: Jesse (don't know why....)

Girls Name: Alexandria (again..don't know why...)

Animal: Tigers naturally...

Drink: Dr. Pepper

Sport(s): Basketball :)

Fast-Food Place: Umm...I don't know..Chick-fil-a

Month: October

Movie: too many to name...but Four Weddings and a Funeral is up there :)

Juice: Apple

Finger: What kind of question is that???

Breakfast: French Toast

Favorite cartoon character? Tie between Tigger and Calvin/Hobbes
Have you ever
Given anyone a bath: Yeah..not sexually tho..:P

Smoked: No

Bungee: No

Made yourself throw up: if I get really stressed I tend to..

Gone skinny dipping: No

Eaten a dog: A dog??? Are you NUTS?!

Put your tongue on a frozen pole: it all the time! *rolls eyes*

Loved someone so much it made you cry?: Yes

Broken a bone: Yep...

Played truth or dare: two words...Middle School ;)

Been in a physical fight: Yes...I won! :) LOL

Been in a police car: Yes...not being arrested or anything..

Been on a plane: Yes...

Come close to dying: Sadly..yes. But I'm still here :)

been in a sauna: No..

been in a hot tub: Yes

swam in the ocean: Lived in Cali for three years, it was a requirement for statehood

Fallen asleep in school: Haha! All the time...usually in MATH class :p

Ran away?: To the neighbors house..

Broken someone's heart: Not that I know of...

Cried when someone died: No, I laughed hysterically! What kind of question is that? YES!

Cried in school: Yes...after breaking up with my HS right!?

Fell off your chair: Miss Clumbsy at your service :)

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call? maybe 3 hours..but not ALL night.

Saved AIM conversations: No

Saved e-mails: Yes..

Fallen for one of your best friends? Yes...

Made out with JUST a friend?: No...

Used someone: Not that I know off...

Been cheated on?: Yes..

What is...
Your good luck charm: I don't really have one...

Best song you ever heard: Oh gosh...I have no idea.

Stupidest thing you have ever done: It's soo stupid, I'd rather not relive it. :)

What's your room like: Comfy and cozy :)

Last thing you said: Boo! (don't ask)

What is beside you: My stitchy stuff and a window...

What kind of shampoo do you use?: Dove

Best thing(s) that has happened to you this year: clean bill of health :)

Worst thing(s) that has happened to you this year: Nothing really...
have i had..
Chicken pox: yes

Sore Throat: yes

Stitches: yup

Broken nose: No

Believe in love at first sight: Yes..not reciprocated tho...

Like picnics: Yes...

Like school: Yes

What schools have you gone to: Umm..elementary, middle, high and college..LOL

Eat a live hamster for $1,000,000: No..but I did stick a ping pong ball in someone's exhaust pipe once...

If you were stuck on an island, what people would you want with you: People? If I had people with me, I wouldn't be stuck on that dang island very long now would I? :p

Who was the last person that called you: The phone hasn't rang in a while..LOL

Who was the last person you slow danced with: Take a guess..

What makes you laugh the most?: Never really thought about it..I just laugh :)

What makes you smile?: Being alive, T, animals...all kinds of things.

Who is the last person
You Kissed?: Duh..

You yelled at: Tiger..

Who broke your heart: Several people have...

Who told you they loved you: Several people have...

Is your loudest friend?: Loudest friend?? CeceliaAZ LOLOLOLOL

Do you/Are You:
Do you like filling these out: If I'm completely bored or brain've got to do something.

Do you wear contacts or glases: Glasses..

Do you like yourself: Pretty much...I have a few things I'd change..but I'm workin on it.

Do you get along with your family: No comment.

Stolen anything: Well once..long story.

Obsessive: Yes

Compulsive? Yes

Anorexic? Not for a long while...

Suicidal? No...
Final questions
How many people are you sending this to: The whole's on my blog.

What are you listening to right now?: SportsCenter on ESPN

What did you do yesterday: Stitched...finished something...slept...ate..the norm ;)

Hated someone in your family: For sure...

Gotten any awards: Yes...even been published once :)

What car do you wish to have: 65 Mustang...

Where do you want to get married: Don't know...

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? Being more open to people...and not so afraid when people really know the "real" you

Good driver: I think so..others..well nevermind.

Good Singer: Yes..10 years of choruses..I hope so.

Have a lava lamp: Yep...purple glittery one...

How many remote controls are in your house: I think just two...

Are you double jointed: OW! No..

What do you dream about: Everything really...99 percent of the time in color :)

Last time you showered: A day ago...

Last time you took a bath: A day ago....

The last movie you saw at the theatres: LOL Fantasia 2000 I think..

Scary or happy movies: Happy comedic movies :)

Chocolate or vanilla: Am I PMsing? LOL

Root Beer or Dr.Pepper: Dr. Pepper for sure...

Mud or Jell-O wrestling: Gross to both :P

Skiing or Boarding: Boarding...tho I haven't been skiing..Pizza..french

fall or winter: Fall...tho I love Winter too. :)

Silver or Gold: silver

Diamond or pearl: any sapphires lying around?

Sunset or Sunrise: Both...

Sprite or 7up: Sprite...(quick changing the formulas tho!!)

Orange juice or apple juice: Apple..

Cats or dogs: Both...tho nothing ankle biting and yappy :P

Coffee or tea: Neither...

Phone or in person: Person...

Are you Oldest, middle, youngest or only child: Given that I have No siblings...all three? LOL

Indoor or outdoor: outdoor

End Time: 7:24AM

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X

Current Mood:

Hello all my blogging friends! Now I know you are sitting there going, does she feel "minty"? I feel minty as I just ate a peppermint and since I"m not exactly sure what the emotion means, I figured that was a good explanation. LOL It works! Anyhoo, another quite weekend after a busy week. The week was full of chores; laundry, cleaning house, getting mail together...that sort of stuff. Bah! :P House cleaning should be banned...well maybe not banned as that would be scary. about a requirement that ALL houses in the US have a maid! There that's better! LOL :)

So this weekend was quiet. I went out with T yesterday to run a few errands. A trip to the post office, grocery store..stuff like that. I did get a few surprises in the mail on Saturday. YAY! I got my order from 123stitch and a surprise from my friend L. :) From 123 stitch, I bought with a GC I had recieved for some stash I sold. I got these:
TheCrabIsIn and SnowyDaySnowman. Whoo hoo! New Stash! I had to sit on my hands not to start The Crab is In. Though with it being smaller than I thought, he will be done soon! :) From my friend L, she sent me some beads she found for me and a scissor fob she wishes for me to repair. So I will get that back out to her this week with a few surprises....*evil grin*

Other than that, I have spent this weekend wrappin floss! Ugh...the only montonous part of stitching..wrapping floss around bobbins and putting them in plastic containers! ZZZzzzzzzzz.....LOL But it's needed to be done for a while, so I decided to start with the DMC Variagated threads to wrap and now of course I need another plastic container..LOL Oops..didn' realize I had that much. LOL Oh and my mojo did come back! YAY!! I stitched up some "K" intial magnets for a few friends...(pictures to come once I put batteries in the camera) LOL

So that was pretty much it. Nothing too exciting....but progress nevertheless. Hehe..I close with this weeks SBQ: (the link seems to be down..sorry :( )

For those of you who use hand or over-dyed floss, how do you store it?

Well given that I've been doing that project this weekend, storing my overdyes, I'll say that I store them on bobbins placed in plastic containers.

Have a good one!

Happy STitchin!

X Stitch X

Current Mood:

Howdy do blogging world! It seems as if I'm up to torture myself today. Why and how you ask? Why, well because I have to as I read my friend Try'sBLog where this meme was located and she has forewarned me of grave consenquences if I don't answer this. How, well because it is asking you, the meme that is not Try, to dive deep into the depths of your life and recall your life 10 years ago! A bonifide way to make yourself feel completely ancient!! *sigh* Here you go: Enjoy!

Your life 10 years ago and now: Are you where you want to be?

1. How old were you?

In fear of acting admitting this, I will merely say I'm 27 now, and you do the math. I can't actually type that number as it's just far to difficult to imagine that I was that age 10 years ago!

2. Where did you go to school?

As not to give away my complete identity, I will say this I was in *gulp* high school as a Senior. HOLY FREAKING @)(*#*(*!@(*! *runs to the mirror to find a grey hair creeping out of her skull*

Now, I don't go to school but I am planning on going back. :)

3. Where did you work?

Then: I was a grocery clerk
Now: I sit on my bum and let T make all the money! LOLOLOLOL Kidding...

4) Where did you live?

Then: The East Coast
Now: Same state on the East Coast
*Don't want to give too much away* Hehe..

5. How was your hair style?

Then: Shoulder-length in layers
Now: Long past my shoulders (time for a cut)

6.Did you wear contacts?

Then: The idea of sticking my finger in my eye scared me away from contacts.
Now: See above.

7. Did you wear glasses?

Then: Yep.
Now: Duh, yes.

8. Who were your best friends?

Then: My boyz! The two Jameses and Brian..(notice all males)
Now: My girlz!! Lani, Robin, Libs and Sim, Lowi (notice all females...odd?) Yes T is included as my best friend..but he's my sweetie..and he knows that.)

9. Which of your pets was still alive?

First off, Morbid question! :P
Then: Didn't have any pets
Now: See above.

10. Who was your celebrity crush?

Then: Leonardo DiCaprio (helloooo?? Romeo and Juliet!!!)
Now: probs Matthew McCongehey (sorry for spelling! hellooo?? How to lose a guy...)

11. How many piercings did you have?

Then: Nada
Now: Nada

12. How many tattoos did you have?

Then: Busts out in laughter...purposely stab myself with a needle repeatedly?? Are you crazy?!?!?!
Now: see above

13. Who was your favorite band/singer?

Then: Do I actually have to admit this....*blushes* NSync and BSB
Now: Gosh...I listen to everything now...including the aforementioned :)

14. Have you smoked a cigarette?

Then: Heck no!
Now: Eww, gross!

15. Had you gotten drunk?

Then: Nope, I was a goody-goody.
Now: Old habits die hard I guess..still am a goody-goody.

16. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Then: A singer on Broadway
Now: A writer

17. Looking back are you where you wanted to be in 2006?

Nope, not at all. But that's not a bad thing. I wanted to be living in NYC or Cali with a house full of roomates, galvanting all over the world as we preformed musicals and plays. Nary a care in the world. If I wasn't that, the other dream was to be married with my white picket fence house and maybe an adopted child. Those were my dreams 10 years ago. However, life dealt me a different hand because I guess someone had better plans for me than I had for myself. I'm pretty much happy where I am now, I just wish to go back to school and finish. I can't complain though that things are different then where I thought they would be, as all the events that took place in those 10 years not only challenged me, but help make me who I am today. :)

Ok...I need to go stitch I can get thoughts of being OLD out of my head!!! I'll get you Try for this one luv!!!! Bwwhahahahahahaha!!!

Oh and if you read the comment section you HAVE to put your link back to your meme as you are REQUIRED to fill it out! ;)

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X

Current Mood:

Howdy do blogging world! I had just a relaxing day today so I went to a new friend for inspiration on a blog topic. I was inspired by this: BookList Now the actual list is over 450 books long, so I'm going to break it up in series of 100's to make it easier for my lovely readers! Enjoy!!

Bold those books you've read.
Italicize started-but-never-finished.
Add three of your own.
Post to your journal.

(Part ONE of FOUR)

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. 1984, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Susskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

Other parts to come soon. I will add my three to the list after Part four! :) Seems like I've read quite a lot for being 27! LOL

Happy Stitchin!!

X Stitch X

Current Mood:

Howdy do blogging world! Hmm...I am beginning to wonder a few things. First, I wonder what has happened to all my friends and comments on this blog. It seems as both have disappeared. *sigh* I hope the heat has not caused my readers to melt away, though I do understand if your chairs are leather and your house has no AC. I understand this in that your chair in front of the puter is probably hot and the idea of sitting down and risking 2nd degree burn isn't appealing. So to the leather chair homes with no AC, you are excused, but the rest of yas. *shakes finger* Where have you gone?? My email inbox has been empty...and I've been sending out emails. Do I need to call the gremlin service again and tell them to stop muching on gmail??? Come out, come out where ever you are!!! *looks under a rock* Peek-a boo.

Second thing is I am wondering if I do not need serious pyschological evaluation. Reason is this, it is HOT! Temps in the 90s and humidity levels in the don't worry about taking a shower as you will be sweating within a moments notice level and yet I am craving starting a Christmas ornament! It is not possible to think of snow, sleigh bells, Christmas in general when you are thinking that if you lie around naked to cool off, is it really worth scaring the neighbors to be cool? But yet, here I sit, clothed mind you, thinking about starting up a Christmas ornament. A San Man Originals one or something simple..that can be easily done with pretty my readers know..I NEVER stick to a pattern. :) Might actually have to look into doing one....I have an idea on a project.

Lastly,..well I'm not wondering three things but I just remember my English teacher barking at me..if you have two things in a need to have three!! So....I guess I could make up one...Ummmm....I wonder if tonight while looking up at the stars, I will see a purple dragon come flying out of the back of a comet??? Umm...yeah...I need help! LOL

Anyhoo, with this weeks is the SBQ: Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite needlework tool that you like to work with? What is it and why do you like using it?

Hmmm...does a needle count??? LOL Other than that, no I don't have a favorite needlework tool.

So in closing, will my friends please come out of hiding???? Miss you!! Oh..and update on the Quaker Heart..I haven't put the order in I haven't gotten the threads...meaning no update. LOL I'll keep you posted...just have to get a MO. :)

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X