Posts About needlepoint

works in progress // sick baby edition

April 2, 2014

Yesterday I kept Liam home sick. I hated to call in to work since it’s only my second week, and he probably¬†technically¬†could have gone to daycare because his temperature was low-grade, but his breathing has been very labored, wheezy, & crackly, he is coughing a lot, and not eating much. My mama gut told me he needed me to hold him so that’s what I did. I didn’t take him to the doctor because I’m pretty sure he has bronchiolitis (usually caused by RSV), which Meredith had around this same age and there isn’t anything they can do for it. Anyway, today my lovely mother-in-law is watching him for me so I can get back to work and hopefully they…
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cross stitch #4: liam’s birth

March 13, 2014

Here is another cross stitch project completed for my goal. This one only took me about two days to stitch up and finish. I wanted to make Liam one of these to match the one I did for Meredith and hang up in their room. The pattern is from an Etsy shop called Sewingseed and I added the personalization myself. I just hot glued it into the hoop and now it’s hanging on the wall looking cute! Nowadays I’m trying to power through the last few squares on my autumn sampler before I get burned out on it!

cross stitch #3 : rosy posy

March 5, 2014

A little over a year ago I set a goal for myself to complete, frame, and blog about ten cross stitch projects. Here I am today finally sharing another one with you, even though it’s only the third one in this challenge. This one is from Cross Stitcher magazine and it was pretty fun. I placed it in a simple wooden frame I found at Goodwill. Eventually I think it might end up on the gallery wall in our bedroom that I’m dreaming up, but for now I have it propped up on our little buffet area. It’s always so satisfying to see a completed project displayed!

work in progress : autumn sampler

January 29, 2014

Remember when I started this autumn sampler back in September and I thought I would complete it on time in a five-week period? Haaaa. Well, that’s okay because it’ll get done in time for next autumn. I’ve been working on it almost every day so far so I’m making good progress. The frames were a bit tedious so now that they’re done I can get to the fun part. I still haven’t been released to drive yet (hopefully tomorrow!) so I’ve been getting kind of depressed every afternoon. I think it’s a combination of running out of pain meds, hormones, and cabin fever. It’s been very restful to laze on the couch all day, but I think I need to…
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work in progress and cross stitch project organization

January 8, 2014

Since it takes me awhile to complete a crafty project due to my lack of spare time, most of mine are in a state of progress. I’m usually constantly working on something though, so I want to start sharing more of things in an unfinished state. Here is what I’m currently working on: This is a Victorian flower found in an issue of Cross Stitcher magazine. I’ve been working on it for close to a year, only because it keeps getting put on hold. But I just have the bottom right part to finish now, and I don’t think it will take too much longer. Here is a close up: I’m looking forward to getting this done and framed, and…
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