Sunday, April 24, 2016

Quick New Update!

Hi everyone I'm here with just a quick update to show you some new stash and a new addition to our family!  First up was my goodies from the HAED sale.  I bought the four charts that are not Harry Potter but are close ;)

I still don't know what fabric I'll do them on or how I'll dye it but I have time.  Second off we brought home a new kitten from the pound yesterday!  Meet Mocha :)

She's very energetic and was the last of her litter to be taken.  We think it's because she's so lively and still in the biting stage.  They had us thinking she wouldn't settle down but she's currently sleeping under our bed at the moment and has sat on the couch with us for a few hours.  She's very playful and I think we wore her out lol.  She didn't let us get much sleep last night but I'm hoping tonight is different.  Shes 10 weeks old they think.

Thanks for stopping by I'm taking a brief sabbatical from stitching paradise so I can do the haed challenge so you'll see more of Celtic wolf soon!  I just hope Mocha lets me stitch!

Friday, April 22, 2016


Hello again everyone!  I'm back with another post and page finish!  It feels like it took forever but here it is!

Last time:


I'm done with the bottom line and am now 67% done!  

What took so long?  In my last post I said I'd update you all so I'll try to keep it short but I did a lot!

First of all we finished setting up our office/craft room.  

I have another desk chair on the other side of the table now and my cross stitch stand is there.  Along with all of my floss and 2 computers (one for stitching and I watch movies on my old one).  So my desk (on the left) is a mess lol.  Oh well that's why hubby has his own ;). The only thing left to do is to put a lightbulb in the lamp and plug it in.

Over spring break we went to 3 places.  First off was St. Louis over the weekend. We went to visit his best friend and her husband and they took us up in the arch:

The way into the arch was a tiny 4'x5' elevator with 5 people sitting in it.  My claustrophobia might have got the better of me if not for the Glass doors to see into the arch.  

And then they took us to this insane place called city museum.  Basically it's a 10 story building where they used recycled city materials to build a giant jungle gym with little holes and tunnels that you have no idea where they go.    They could lead to a slide or to another tunnel or up in the ceiling.  There was a hidden slide that was really steep we found after going up some stairs that lead to a basement room where the only way out was a super narrow (as in the walls touch you front and back) wall fissure or through a tunnel that you had to crawl on your hands and knees with your back almost touching the ceiling.  It was insanely fun but definitely caused my claustrophobia to kick in worse.  They don't have naps and basically tell you they're not responsible if you die.  There's also a huge 10 story slide...if you can find it!  It was fun but it's a spiral so I kept sticking to the sides and couldn't go very fast.  In between all of the insanity was art pieces and fish tanks.  Definitely check out some YouTube videos on it because it's nuts!

Here's some of the photos:
Hubby where I was scared to go:
1840s organ:
Random art:
Random hole next to snack bar: (yes you can climb down it!!)
Narrow passageway with my hand for comparison:
Labyrinth-type random room:


After that hubby left for home and I went on to Colorado.  It was my spring break from work so I had time to kill.

 I mainly saw friends but I also went blonde!

 The main purpose was to help my mom bring my niece and nephews back to California to go to Disneyland.

Airport trip:

It was the little one's first time :)

My two cousins came on a later flight and we all had a great time!  My birthday was that Saturday so they all helped me celebrate :)

My mother in law got me a millennium frame for my birthday as well so I hope it comes before September!  I'm going to a stitching retreat then :). We had a ton of fun and the youngest was a lot better behaved than we thought he would be.  He was adorable too he got so excited!  Every ride was "I wan(na) go again".  My moms already planning to bring them out again next May.
I got a cold right after the trip probably from being so exhausted and am finally starting to feel myself.  I think it mixed with allergies too but meh.

Thanks for sticking with me I hope I didn't bore you all!  See you next time!

Friday, April 15, 2016

April Gifted Gorgeousness

Long time no talk lol hi everyone!  Sorry for my absence I've been very busy!  I'll keep this post short but my next one will be very long!  

GG is hosted by the lovely Jo at Serindipitous Stitching and is a chance for us to show off our projects that are to be gifted or that we were gifted.  Paradise will be a gift for my cousin.  Last time you saw it here:

Now I'm here:

2nd pics are with flash.  So not much progress but I'm hoping to change that soon.  I haven't even touched this (or done any stitching) in 2 weeks!  Ugh I'm so far behind lol I need to get to stitching!  I'll see you all in a few days with a page finish and the tales of my adventures!  Thanks for stopping by!