Friday, May 30, 2008

Another Bookmark & 10 pounds!

I finished finished another bookmark this afternoon. This one is Little Monkeys from the UK Cross Stitcher magazine, Issue #201. Instead the called for white bookmark blank, I used a beige one I had in my stash.
Kyleigh had her two month check up on Wednesday and she now weighs 10 pounds and measures 22 3/4". She is extremely alert and attentive for her age. In the picture below, she's "talking" to the star.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A few small finishes

The first finish is Peace, Love and Happiness, a bookmark from the October 2007 issue of Stoney Creek magazine. It was meant to be stitched on a lime green bookmark blank but I stitched it on a scrap of Delft Blue Aida instead.

The second finish is the Treasure Bookmark, a free chart from At River's End. I used the called for Anchor floss, but used a scrap of Silkweaver Wild Violets 18-count Aida instead of the called for 32-count Lugana.

I also stitched this Paddington Bear card from the free cover kit attached to the June 2008 issue of Cross Stitch Card Shop. It will be sent to WOCS (World of Charity Stitching) to accompany one of their blankets or quilts.

Finally, I knitted a hat for Kyleigh. Actually I knitted two, but they look the same except for the size. The first was 49 stitches with size 5 needles and the second was 56 stitches with size 5 needles, both using Red Heart Lipstick yarn. The first was a little too small and will be donated to a neonatal unit at a local hospital. Janice had requested a cap in "Angels" colors because the hood on the sweatshirt she's been wearing is way too big. Fortunately, it only took two tries to get it right.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Little Angels Fan

Kyleigh's parents are Angels fans and now so is Kyleigh. She's already attended four games and even has her own rally monkey. The picture above was taken about a month ago. The hat is infant size, but is still too big!

This picture was taken at her second Angels game. She usually falls asleep at some point during the game, but because of the noise doesn't usually stay asleep long.

Friday, May 23, 2008

I finally did it!

I've wanted to create a blog since I attended a seminar on the subject by Geeks on Tour at the FMCA Convention in February, but it's taken me several months to come with a name and actually do it.

As the title states I do a lot of cross stitching and some knitting. I'm also a grandma to Kyleigh Ann who was born on March 31, 2008.