Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Piece from Hell!


I've been so busy this week! I took Mom to the dr. 2 times; I went shopping twice; and I spent the day with my sister yesterday. We went shopping, too. We don't see each other very often, even though we only live 1 hr. apart. We are very different and have different kinds of lives. But we love each other and have a great time when we get together!


I'm working on the piece above for DD for Christmas. I wanted to show a pic of the finished piece from the book, but I guess I hid the book so that DD wouldn't see the pic, and now I can't remember where I hid it! lol This is a purse and it says "A purse diva lives here." This has been the most frustrating piece I've ever done! I had done the dark red all the way down the left side and when I started the other side I realized something was wrong on the left side. It took me forever to figure out what was wrong! When I did, it was a mistake in the second row! I had to take all of it out because I had made the same mistake in the next 5 rows!! Then I started it again and got to the end of the right side and it didn't end at the same place that the left side did. It took me forever again to figure out what was wrong! So I had to take out half of the left side and stitch it for the 3rd time! I guess I'm tired and not really paying close enough attention. I'll be so glad when I get this finished. I'm doing it for DD because she loves pocketbooks! Every time we go shopping, she has to buy a new one!! She has more purses than I have owned in my whole life!! I'm going to make this into a pillow like I did for her last year, if I ever get it finished! The ornies are coming along very nicely. I really can't wait to show pics of them!
I'm almost finished with my Christmas shopping. I get a couple of decorating and home magazines along with my xstitch mags, and I usually pass them on to my mom. She told me how much she and my sis loved looking at and reading them. I always forget to take the old mags to Mom. SO I've gotten a magazine subscription for each of them for part of their Christmas presents. When I went shopping with my sis yesterday, she was looking at mags while we were in the checkout line, and she said she wished she had a subscription to a mag. So I think I've done the right thing for them. My mom also wanted some new towels, so I got those for her. I'm doing a small pillow for my sis. I'll show that when I'm finished with it. Now if I could just find something for my niece. Do any of you have any suggestions! She's 30-years-old and has one daughter. I thought about giving her a mag subscription, too, but I can't decide what mag she would like!
Well, I need to start working on that pillow for DD while she's at work. I'm trying to keep it a secret! Have a day full of happy moments, and may God bless you!

7 comments:

Chiloe said...

Do you know if your niece scrapbook? Those magazines are really nice. She may like a parents magazine or is she exercice, Ftiness magazine.

Sorry to hear about your nightmare cross stitch !!!

Kendra said...

I've had to stitch-n-frog the same area several times before, and it's so frustrating! Usually (knock on wood) I don't have to stitch it more than 3 times...I guess "3rd time's a charm" rings true for me!

As for your niece...what is she interested in? If she likes cooking, how about Taste of Home? If she's an entertainment junkie, how about People Weekly? Or if she likes random stuff, Reader's Digest is a good choice. Those are 3 magazines that I've had in the past...other than cross stitch magazines, of course.

Wawanna said...

I am so sorry about Mr. Froogy sticking around so long, he visits me often and does not want to leave. Hopefully your stitching will go very will from now on, and he won't show his uggly wrinkled green face for a long time!!!!

msstitch01 said...

It's a pain when you have to keep frogging a piece. But look at it this way, at least now all your frogging on this piece is over and done with!!!!! I have seen this piece before in a stitching catalogue and it looks great, so stay with it, what you have stitched so far looks great.

Mary Ann said...

The WIP for your DD is looking cute! I hope the old frog leaves soon, so that we can see it finished.

The Silver Thistle said...

Just popping by to wish you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas!

I've just spent a good half hour, trying to get up to speed with all your news and it's great to hear what's been going on with you all.

I'm wishing nothing but good times for you as 2007 draws to a close.

Looking forward to hearing all your news in 2008!

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