Sunday, May 26, 2013

Baby Piece Complete & new home mess.

Well May has turned into quite the month. We've been in the new home for one month this past weekend and so far we have had:
- one laundry room flood; new pipes were required to fix it
- one bathroom sink leak; fixed with a new washer
- a backyard full of what we think are dew worms (making it all lumpy and yucky)
- someone break into our truck out front of the new home (only stole a couple cables no big deal)
just got rear-ended in said truck last Tuesday.
So... you could say it's been a bit of a challenge.
Being a home owner is waaayyyy more work than renting and well just kind of stressful all the time. I feel like we will be fixing things in this home forever! (there is more to the story here but until lawyers settle it I cannot discuss it).
But screw all that, let's talk about stitching!

I've got the baby piece I was working on complete! And have started the 'un-shareable' piece as well. But I have a smaller piece on the go that I will share in the next week or so that is my "break" piece from the 'cant show you' one; so there will still be updates to come.
I'm hoping things start to become less crazy and a little more manageable. We will see.
Here is the baby piece. I signicantly changed this piece to fit the size I wanted and put in the motifs I wanted as well. But love the way it has turned out. Colors were all chosen based on earth palette and what I had available in stash. It's on a 28ct Cashel Antique Linen. I'll be framing it here soon and sending it off to the baby it belongs to (who just turned 1, gah bad). I'm glad to see it done up and can't wait to get it in the mail off to baby.
(name is obscured for privacy sake).

Thanks for visiting! Hopefully I will have some new, better stories in the next couple months! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I'm coming back... I promise!

I know you're thinking geez Mel a whole month and it's not like you were even in Europe this time.

Forgive me everyone it's been crazy. We've had some set-backs with the new home (though we are living in it and mostly happy with it) that have just eaten up time.

I will be back this weekend. I hope! With a new finish (baby piece). The next piece I have coming up is going to be a secret, can't be shared here piece. My apologies. But I'll try and update you all on different things that are a happening.

Thanks for continuing to follow me and read these!