Thursday, May 26, 2011

Latest RR Progress

This was my latest RR project that I have been working on. It is Lindsay's "Beguiling Tiger", a Dimensions kit. So here's the


And the "After"

Sunday, May 22, 2011


As you may know, I babysit my 5 month old nephew, 8 year old cousin, and 9 year old cousin almost every day of the week. My sister told me that she was going to a wedding out of state so I wouldn't be watching the baby for 3 days. So I go and volunteer to paint the outside of my parents house. Am I crazy!?! It needed to be done and it seemed like the perfect time. It's been slow going since I'm basically painting it all by myself but it's coming along. I have been stitching but only at night.

Anyway, after we had removed all of the plants and stuff from the back porch, this little guy flew in and let me get some photos of him. So pretty!

This Swallowtail butterfly was hatched out by me and my cousins. We found him as a caterpillar, fed him, and watched him go into a chrysalis and then out came this gorgeous little guy.

And last of all, my dog found this critter on the back porch right before dark. I know it's some kind of water snake but I'm not positive as to which one. My best guess is the Northern Water snake. But like I said, I'm not positive. My dog seems to give snakes lots of respect and keeps her distance. I have taught her well!

I have just a few more hours to put into this RR project and then I should have some update photos to show. And who knows what other creatures I may find before then! Ha ha!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Small Happy Dance

This is White Daisy by Mill Hill Spring Bouquet Collection. It came with a magnet for the back but some of their other kits that are the same size come with pin backs. My mom loves to wear pins and broaches and her favorite flower is the white daisy so I made this into a pin for her for Mother's Day. She really liked it! I had planned to also stitch Mill Hill's Hummingbird from their Buttons & Beads series but I didn't get it finished in time. (or yet :( ) She won't mind if it's a little late.

I'm still working on the RR project but as soon as I get my part done, I will post before and after pics.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Wow, I totally spaced on what day it was. I have been sick for the past 6 days and instead of working less so I can rest, it seems like I have been working more. I'm sure many of you can relate to that.

Anyway, here is my TUSAL ort jar. I have been working on a RR piece and a Mother's Day gift so no photos of either just yet. I'm starting to feel a little better so hopefully I can get back to my stitching soon.