Thursday, September 17, 2009

Long Needed Update

First of all, I want to begin with an apology to the three ladies that I owe PIF to. I have been terrible about getting them done, but not to worry, they are in progress and hopefully will be winging your way soon. Unfortunately I had about a two-three month period that I was not stitching at all (and of course the deadline for my PIF fell right in the middle of that period). Due to a few different events in my life, stitching was not high on the priority list.

The first major event was changing this:

into this:

DH and I decided that our kitchen was in serious need of a makeover, so for most of the summer most of our kitchen stuff had been moved to the living room and there was dust every where from the demolition and the construction. This was not the most cross-stitch friendly environment. So that is one reason my stitching got pushed to the side. The other reason was that for most of that time period I was just plain exhausted due to this:

DH and I are expecting our first little one at the beginning of next year. Thankfully the worst that I got was the exhaustion and not really the morning sickness. The pending arrival also resulted in a change in jobs which caused about a month or so of upheaval around the house as well.

Thankfully, I finally found my stitching mojo again towards the end of August. I succeeded in finishing the cross stitch for DH's stocking (now to finish the backstitch and the beading). It's taken a back seat so I can finish up these PIFs. The stitching is complete for the first and started on the second. Hopefully all three will be finished and ready to head out the door at the end of the month.

Oh, and I finally get to show you a piece I finished during my deployment. Thank you Vonna again for finishing it. It has been sitting around my house for months waiting to get sent to the intended recipient. I finally got my butt in gear and sent it to Miss Hope this week and she received it yesterday.

Design: "Hospitality"
Designer: Erica Michaels
Fabric: I think it was a 32 ct R&R that was suggested in the pattern
Threads: Suggested WDW
Finished by: The Twisted Stitcher

Hopefully there will not be such a long delay before my next posting. Have a great night! God Bless!


Hannah said...

The kitchen looks awesome. Congrats on the new baby! Wait til you feel him or her start kicking and moving around. It is awesome :) You are lucky that you did not get the morning sickness. It's horrible! Take care and keep us updated.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are so lucky that you didn't get morning sickness.

Your kitchen looks fantastic, it must be such a pleasure to cook in.

belinda said...

Congratulations to the baby. :)
The kitchen beautiful!

Katrina said...

Huge congrats on the new baby! That's wonderful.

Love, love, love your new kitchen. Very nice :-).

Jade said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Vonna said...

Many,many Congratulations Dani! :)
And your kitchen looks wonderful!
Tell your friend to iron her wallhanging...that will take care of the settling it has done and the lines that it has in it. I do it all the time and it makes it look all fresh and crisp again!

Daffycat said...

Wecome back, Dani!

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations!

Pike said...

Great to hear from you again, Dani!
The kitchen looks awesome - and congrats on the new baby!!! You will have to come back more often to tell us how you're feeling, right?

Take care, and don't worry about the PIF! Remember to rest when you feel like it.

Pirjo from Finland

RuthB said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!!!!

There's really nothing else to say now is there? :)

Sharon said...

Wow! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your kitchen looks awesome.

a dancing needle said...

Congratulations on the baby!! Stitch as much as you can now, soon you will be trying to sleep as much as you can!!

Love the kitchen! It looks great!

staci said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! How exciting for you :)

Love your new kitchen...must be a real treat to cook in!

Sonda in OR said...

Congrats on the baby! How wonderful and what a good excuse to stitch stitch stitch. The kitchen looks wonderful!

Barb said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be stitching for that baby before long. Your kitchen look really nice.

mymarkdesigns said...

WOW, Dani... major congratulations!! Your kitchen looks great and I'm sure your baby will too LOL