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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Halfway point

So I’m at the halfway point and still in love!!! Mirabilia Mooka on 32 ct Hamlet opalescent linen by Under the Sea Fabrics.  She is my spirit cross stitch. I know that’s not a thing but it is to me!!  On to the candles and more!! 





And that’s her beadpack..... just a “few” beads .... xoxoxoxo

Friday, October 26, 2018

Progress pics

Mostly pics ....here’s Lilly of the Woods progress followed by Mooka then it’s Blossom Goddess and Florentina..














Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A box finish

I had my Mia Mermaid finished into a box!!! I love how she looks!!! 







Monday, October 22, 2018

More progress and a new start

More Blossom Progress 
And a new start on Lilly of the Woods ....
I have a bit more done.... I was supposed to start her in August as part of a SAL..... her fabric is 32 ct PTPlus Hermosa... 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Blossom update

A quick update picture of  Blossom Goddess.... she is such a fun stitch. On 32 ct SeaGod opalescent by Under the Sea fabric. 



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seasons change SAL finish

I got my box finish back from my LNS of Seasons Change SAL from Ships Manor and I’m in love with it!!! The fabric is perfect and the finish is perfection ....





Monday, September 10, 2018

17 years later

Emotional day...17 years later and still I cry........how could I not ...... 

I hesitate and think about what I'm about to write next. Since after all this is a stitching blog.... But today was a really hard emotional day for me. I'm not sure if it was "post traumatic stress" since I really don't like that term. I live in Las Vegas now but that wasn't so 5 years ago on this date. I lived in NY and was working in the city at my hospital that I had worked at for over 20 years....It was on the Upper East Side....a few miles from ground zero as it's known now. I was in charge...yes I'm a nurse and the news hit....communications went down. I have chills just writing this now. The tears are coming.... We all know the stories all too well. For me it was the absolute silence. Work was hectic to a degree....getting in touch with family members for patients, watching it on the news, the O.R. closed, telling those patients what had happened, and waiting for what to do next..... I worked at a non trauma hospital....so we weren't receiving victims.....I do remember watching and seeing the hospitals closest to the Towers.....no victims were coming in.....everyone was ready and waiting and nothing just nothing.... I remember an older male patient said while watching the news that "he" was your generations "Hitler". And I knew he was right. I could see the 59th Street Bridge and the only thing moving across it was a mass of people...no cars no buses. The city was in complete and utter lockdown....I didn't have time to be scared then...there were patients to care for and calm. I guess I put my feeling on hold and here they are...... Later that night I went out to get something to eat since I was sleeping at the hospital.....and there were no buses no cars no taxis no ambulances, just the occasional police car....on one of the busiest avenues in the city!!!!The silence was terrifying!!! The sheer and utter silence was like nothing I had ever experienced. Even the next night when I did get home it was eerie and unnerving. The thing that stood out besides the silence was absolutely no planes overhead. I lived between Laguardia and JFK airports and the planes were a fact of life. And to not hear them was crazy scary. I jumped the first time after they started up again. Several people ask me why I live in Vegas....lots of reasons come to mind but the first and foremost.....NY became to scary for me. Me a life long New Yorker.....I never ever was going to move. Why move everything is there.....you name it.....especially food delivery at 2am even!! After 9/11 taking the subway all I could think was these are the people I'm going to die with! Not a pleasant thought to have everyday twice a day..... This is the first time I've put this into words on paper so to speak so I hope it makes sense. If it does good if it doesn't oh well...

Friday, August 31, 2018

Mooka

A quick post update on Mooka before she takes a nap so Blossom Goddess can come out and play.... she’s not making it easy I love her so !!! She’s my spirit crossstitch ...... 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mooka update

A quick Mooka update before bed .... I loved her the very second I saw her.... she truly is my spirit cross stitch I feel such a deep connection to her.... she is on 32 ct Hamlet opalescent linen by Under the Sea fabrics. Just how gorgeous is this fabric..... another one of my all time favorites by Leslie!!! And those amazing wings......like stained glass but better.....

Two back to back posts........ 



Santa

Santa is framed and ready to gift to my brother when he visits in September !!! I truly love how he turned out .... Santa is on 32 ct white opalescent linen... I added some personal touches whitesSparkles  thread to his hat brim and red petite treasure braid to his package bow.... and my favorite mill hill treasures to his hat.... I love those treasures so much that I’m going to add them to projects when I can.... 



Monday, July 30, 2018

Mia Mermaid

Another finish happened yesterday ... but to be honest she was very close to a finish when I put her down.... she was a freebie from the Australian Mirabilia retreat in 2017.... I stitched her on Scattered Leaves linen though I’m not sure of the company....it was a remnant that I got at my LNS.... So here she is Mia Mermaid.  I freehanded the 8 in the 2018. I do love her!!! And love how she turned out!!! I do love a mermaid with a crown.....







Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Santa is a finish

My not so secret gift for my brother is a finish.... I loved stitching Santa..... Such a sweet face !!  I added some petite treasure braid to the bow in red and some sparkly white to the brim of his hat!!! And I also added Mill Hill Treasures to his hat.  I love those Mill Hill treasures so much so that I’m trying to add them to every piece I stitch. He is being stretched now and I picked up a frame....more pictures to follow...



















Sunday, July 15, 2018

Santa in July

I’ve been focusing on Santa as a not so secret present for my brother!!! He has loved Santa since as long as I can remember..... and bonus it’s a Mirabilia. Once you get to know me you’ll find out I’m obsessed with Mirabilia in a very good way.... 



















Saturday, July 14, 2018

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