Confessions of a Floss Licker

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Getting closer!

Part 11

How Does Your Garden Grow - Part 11 - Finished 3/31/09

I made a goal of finishing How Does Your Garden Grow before starting the next Papillon Creations mystery Castles in the Sky. I have only part 12 left of HDYGG and I'll be starting that tonight as well. It's very hard to not start the new one but I'm going to use it as a treat for getting something finished. So I'm on track!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March update

I finished the model the day I last posted. I took pics and sent it back to the designer the next day. A little over a week later I got a good reference with a "we will definitely use Susan again"! Woohoo! I'm really happy about that. I like knowing there are people to work for when I feel the need to stitch a model.

I've kitted up the new Papillon Creations mystery and I want to start it, but I want to get How Does Your Garden Grow finished first. I don't know how long I'll be able to hold out but I'm doing good as I just finished Part 10 and started Part 11.

I finally got the credit card thing corrected and received the order. However, the new bf is no longer so I have no reason (at this time) to stitch anything out of that booklet. I would feel really bad to send it back after all I went through to get it. And it's not their fault where I ordered it. So it'll go into the file.

I also picked up a Mickey Mouse kit. (It's all about the Mouse!) And I started it. I don't consider this a "serious" design, it's strictly for fun so I went ahead and used the aida that came in the kit. I honestly don't have any idea where I could hang it in my house when it's finished. But I want to stitch it!

I think that's pretty much it for at least a week. :)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Surprising even myself...

In the last post I talked about the model stitching and how far along I was. I posted that I had 6 weeks to finish. Well, at a little less than 3 weeks later I can report that I should be done today. Last night I estimated a little over two hours of work left to do. But I didn't want to stay up until midnight to get that accomplished. (I had already put in over 5 hours of work last night.) So I'm going to do my best to get it done tonight. (At last conversation, the new bf wants to come over and take me to dinner. That usually takes most of the night.) I really want to get it done and send it back as soon as possible. Not only will it benefit the designer by having it back early for photos and getting the design ready for publishing, but it makes me look good for finishing before the deadline. It's a win-win all the way around! I would so love to put it in the mail tomorrow and have a "free" weekend!

And, speaking of the new bf, the lns didn't have the Stoney Creek design booklet so I had to order it online. No problem except I was a bit dyslexic when entering the credit card number which put off the order being in the mail for about a week. That's ok, it's something I can look forward to as a reward for finishing the model. (I'm hoping to get it in tomorrow's mail.)

Other than that, nothing new happening stitching-wise since all of my time has been spent on the model. I will go back to the bookmarks soon because I want to get a couple more stitched before the May deadline.