Friday, November 20, 2020

No recent posts... but for good reason!

 I know I haven't had a recent post here, lately, but there is a good reason for this. My cellphone suddenly just decided not to power on any more. I tried everything and even took it to a store, but it couldn't be saved. I had some pictures already taken of some bookmarks, but I couldn't post about them because the pictures were on the SD card!

I borrowed a phone for about a month, but it didn't have an SD card slot, so I just had to wait to get to my pictures. I was finally able to get a new phone, so I am back in business. 

So, first, I want to show the picture of the bookmarks I was hinting at with my last post. Those were charms from Avatar: The Last Airbender! From left to right: water, fire, air, earth.

Next, here are some individual ones I have made, too. 

I have a few more made, just don't have any pictures of them, yet.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

99 Bottles - Beer # 12

 Hello everyone! I haven't been posting much lately because I haven't had a chance to do much, lately. I majorly procrastinated on studying for a test that I had to take for a certification for the day job, so when it got to about a month until I had to take the test, I had to seriously buckle down to finish my studying. I never want to do that again! I was stressed that whole month, and even during the test, I thought for sure I was going to fail. Luckily, I didn't! I passed, so I am good for another 3 years. 

Once I had that test done, my anniversary was a few days later (8 years!). The husband and I went out for a nice dinner. I was perusing the drink menu, and I wasn't really enthused with anything there, but I noticed on the beer menu that there was a beer that was on my 99 bottles project. I, of course, ordered it! 

This one is called Moose Drool Brown Ale. I really liked this one. The flavor on this liked to linger. After my first taste, the flavor didn't go away for a little bit. I liked this, though! The flavor probably wasn't the best pairing with what I ordered for dinner, but I still enjoyed both the food and the beer. My husband remarked that there was a bitter flavor to it, much like coffee. (He doesn't like coffee, so he didn't really care much for this beer, either).

I would order this beer again, however next time I think I would want to have beef with it, rather than delicate chicken. Or, this would be good by itself, for sure! This is a beer that likes to linger, so it is a good one to linger with!

Here is the stitching of my beer (I love that you can actually make out the moose in the picture!): 

Here is the rest of the project so far:

I have also had a chance to work on some chainmail, and I have even more bookmarks planned. Some of my charms have come in! Here is a sneak peek on the subject matter: 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

I want to do another giveaway!

 It has been a while since my last giveaway, and I want to do another one. 

I have a bunch of stitchy things that I have collected for just this purpose, and I haven't done anything with them! I did neglect my blog for a little while, which didn't help, but I am back now! I may even have more than one winner!

Included will be:

Lots of plastic bobbins (you can never have too many)
Thread organizer boards
Travel scissors
Handmade (by me) chainmail charm/scissor fob
Needle minder
a few other small stitchy things
Some random charts (if you let me know what kinds of things you like)
... and more!

This is definitely not a complete list, there are so many things I have to include. I want a lot of it to be a surprise!

 Due to how international shipping is going right now, I want to limit this to the US, if possible. Things are getting held up in customs super extra long, and I would hate for things to get lost. 

Here's what to do:

  1.  Follow my blog!
    1. That's it, just click on the Join This Site or Follow button on the right-hand side!

  2. Add a comment to this post, and let me know what kind of needle minder and charts/crafts you like!
    • Whether it be plastic canvas, cross stitch, crochet (I may even have some needlepoint)
    • Also, anything specific: such as flowers, landscapes, people, holiday, animals, etc.
    • Be as vague or specific as you want
      • Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee I will have a chart in the specific style you like, but I will try to get close!
    •  Or, just say "surprise me", and I will pick some things on my own!

3. (optional) Promote my giveaway on your blog or website

            o    I put this as optional, as I realize not everyone has their own blog or website. It isn't                             necessary, but I would greatly appreciate it!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Another IHSW this past weekend!

 There was another IHSW this past weekend, so I decided to get some stitching in. I really need to get back in the habit so I can start the monthly challenge I set again in September! Since I failed in August, I really haven't been in the mood to stitch, so I just haven't. 

I got stitching again over the weekend, and I completed about 10-12 colors on my page. It may seem like a lot, but considering some of these colors only had a few spread out stitches across the whole page, it really didn't add up to much. Most of the progress seen is from about 2-3 colors. 

Here is where I was last update: 

And here is where I am now:

You can see most of the progress visible in the circles across the bottom half and the half-circles at the top. 

I'm getting motivated to start stitching again, trying to finish this page! I wanted to have this page done a long time ago, I just wish there was more time to work on it! Work just gets in the way!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Lego bookmarks!

 A while back, I bought some lego pendants and earrings, intending on using them for.... something (I don't remember what). I ended up sticking them in a box, since they weren't exactly what I was wanting. I figured that I would find a use for them later.Well, here we are, a couple years later, and I found a way to use them! 

I turned them into bookmarks!
I made one black and one silver, and used the same colors that are in the lego part, and I really like how they came out! The chainmail part is a little shorter than the others, but the lego makes up for it. 

Also, while I'm on this rainbow kick, I made a new bracelet. I saw someone posting a similar one online, and I wanted to try out the weave.
I like how it came out, but I don't think I'll make another one of these again. It was a bit of a pain.