Monday, May 07, 2007

I forgot.....

Okay...I forgot my Photo Hunters pic on Friday like I promised! The weather has been so awesome here that I just haven't been on the computer. I'll do better this week!!! I also forgot to give you Stacy's blog site in the last post where she sent me all the awesome Kitchen stuff. So when you have a moment, check out Zing's Things. (Sorry Stacy...I forgot!) I took a vacation day on Friday and the Sweetie Man and I spent an awesome day in the 'burgh at the Strip District buying fish and enjoying the beautiful weather. Saturday we went shopping for plants for the garden and Sunday he planted...I sorta helped. But I must tell you, because our loveable dogs are so much bigger and much more curious this year, we had to build this fort to keep them out. Every hour or so, as they tried another way to get to the plants, we kept adding onto the fortress till we finally finished with this.....

Not very attractive, but we are hoping to keep them out....actually it's Eros who is the more curious....and with his weight, what Eros wants....Eros will find a way to get!!! (and, of course, the culprit, Mr. Sweet and Innocent.......yeah, right!)

Oh, and I can't forget the add-on to my butterfly tattoo that I got on Saturday (a sort of early Mom's day present)....it's still healing so it's still red and sore....but the end result will be beautiful....

The add-on was the butterfly bush in the background. I love it.
And I did go to my "pin and tap" class at the cross stitch store nearby. Now that was informative...best $5.00 I spent in a long time. This was a sample that we worked on...not a real cross stitch.
Those little sequins pins are put in all around then gently tapped in with a hammer. The result is a nice tight fit around the foam board with no creases. The back is then taped with a fabric tape.
My stitching gru, Donna, also went a step further and showed us exactly how she frames the cross stitch piece. If we do this procedure of pin and tap before taking it to the frame store, we can basically just pay for the cost of the frame. Great class. You may possibly be able to find how to do this on the web...I really haven't searched it though. I'll be going back to the store on Wednesday evening for my first "stitch-in" night with about 14 other people. I've never been to one, so I'm sure I'll get to meet alot of people with the same passions as I have.
Well, that's about all for today....another beautiful day here, sunny and 72 degrees......I love Spring!!!! I'm still reading everyone's blog whether I leave comments or not....so keep on keepin' on! Till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

9 Comments:

andi said...

Love the add on to the tatoo. Very pretty! Will have to try the pin and tap method sometime - thanks for sharing. MAN - the puppy is gettin' bigger.

Will Blog for Yarn said...

Great tat! Sometimes I am envious of those who have good skin and no funky scarring conditions that make it impossible to pierce or tat any part of their body. But I live vicariously through those who can get away with it and that tat rocks!

We figured we would have the same issue with our beasts and a garden, one more reason why we decided to wait until next year that way once I find the best garden spot (the place we had decided I think will not be sunny enough after all that) we can go ahead and fence it in right (some of those pretty picket fence panels from lowes or home depot.)

ollie1976 said...

Eros is definitely trying his best to look innocent!
Love the tattoo-colors are great!

Court said...

I love the add on!! That is way cool. So how many more you goin to get? I want one more myself. My Steelers one. : ) Glad the weather is getting better for yall. It has been very nice here. The kids have been swimming alot. I will show pictures. The cross stitcing is looking great. Hope you have fun Wednesday. Have a good week.

April said...

Beautiful tattoo. Looks really great for only a few days out, and it's healing awesome.

I love how pets are more like children!

Mimi said...

The garden looks neat...I never got myself into planting, but I love to see plants grow.
The pin and tap work looks good!

Annemarie said...

I'm sure you will have fun at the 'stitch-in' tonight. Donna's class sounds like something I want to attend too!

sydney said...

Nice add-on to your tattoo. It's looking really good! I've never done cross stitch but I like the pin and tap idea. Eros does look like he's trying for the ultimate innocent look. :)

stitcherw said...

Very pretty tatoo, and the pin and tap for mounting looks like it is working great. With the cost of framing items, anything you can do to cut down on the costs really makes a difference.

Stitch alongs are such fun, I love seeing what everyone is working on, glad you found one near you that you can go to.
Sue