Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Photo Hunters...SHINY!





When I think of "Shiny", this week's Photo Hunters word, I immediately think of jewelry...in my case..rings. The first pic is my engagement ring from the Sweetie Man. He had it specially made for me (his own design) when he was in a country were emeralds are abundant. I wear this ring all the time so it doesn't look quite as shiny as the second picture of the matching wedding bands that he also designed for us. Unfortunately, the wedding band won't be officially on my finger till hopefully next summer.......the way things work out, sometimes you just need to wait for what you want....and, of course, anything worth having is worth waiting for!



As for projects, sorry to tell you that I'm still working on the wedding cross stitch, for the wedding that is this Saturday (obviously, it will be late!).....Click on it for an INSANE close up of the detail...what the heck was I thinking when I picked this pattern (and I haven't even added the beads yet!)




I'm ready to do the words and then finish off the swan area. The Sweetie Man bought me these nifty magnifying glasses which are a 4.0 magnification. OH...yinz guys look SO BIG!!!! Just Kidding!


They make me look like a bug....but they are really great as long as you have the needlework closer up to your face than you might normally have. (not the greatest pic of my eyes...I look a little cross-eyed)I really don't care for the magnifying things that hang around your neck. I love working on the higher count linens but I just can't see the darn things. I've also ordered a pair of these in 1.5 magnification for when I need just a little help.

Oh, and I've organized my craft space a little more with this shelf thingy.

This is my sewing area....(aka my little corner of the world)
It's really helped alot. I get soooooo frustrated when I can't find things or have to dig for them. I just have to remember where I moved everything!
And here is a pic of some swap items I recently made that have been received...so it's safe to show them. First off...crocheted bookmarks for the The Great Bookmark Exchange....
These I made for Netter for a Spring Swap. Some crocheted dishclothes that I love to make and use....
And this cool couch tissue box cover. I'm thinking of selling these as I can do them quickly and with a fat quarter of material. Aren't they adorable?

Speaking of getting things in the mail, I got this cool stuff from Wendi in Hawaii. Check out her blog Yarn Porn Hawaii (great name!) Love that Crab Bookmark. She has a great Esty Shop too.....


And I won this from the Needle & I....
The tree cross stitch is a complete kit and Ranae threw in some extras too....how sweet was that?
Other than that, not much else happening. Dogs are doing good but it's so hot they can't spend all that much time outside. We actually have sitters coming to take care of them when we go away on vacation...I've been sorta introducting the sitters to the "family" a little at a time.....I didn't realize I have them on such a schedule until I started making a list for the sitters to follow. I used to just board my older dog but she always came back home a little wacky for some reason...I've read that it's better to keep them in their environment if possible and have someone come to them. Anyway, our car isn't quite big enough to load Eros in to take anywhere....sheez!!! You don't think of these things when you see that adorable little puppy who grows into to be the biggest dog on the planet!!

Well, that's it for now.....enjoy your lazy hazy crazy days of Summer....so,till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

9 Comments:

ollie1976 said...

Everything looks great. Love the fact that Sweetie Man took the time to design your engagement ring and the wedding bands-they look great.
Too bad I'm not in the Burgh so I could help babysit the kids.
-Jen

Milly said...

Love the tissue box cover! That is adorable! Congrats on all your treats in the mail, what a wonderful week!

Stacy said...

That crocheted doily over the back of the couch is awesome! lol I love it.

We've got a house/dog sitter coming in when we go on vacation too. It's nice to hear someone else does that because I was feeling a little silly. :)

CritterLady62 said...

Your wedding piece will truly be something to be treasured. It's looking good! I love the little tissue box cover too. I like the engagement ring! It must be so special to have something custom made and not a piece off a jeweler's shelf. That sweetie man of yours is a keeper!!

Ranae said...

Wow! You have been busy. I love the bookmark and the dish clothes. very nice sewing room too. That one pic sure does look familiar. I am glad you like it. Cute tissue box cover.

andi said...

Wow on that ring! He did a great job!! You've been a busy beav. I wondered if those magnification attachy specs really worked. I may have to find me apair.

Sue said...

What a lovely post! I feel like I know you so much better now. :o) I love the tissue box covers!! So clever! I'm pea green with envy - I so want a craft area.

Itching To Stitch said...

Love your wedding piece, such detail. That tissue box is very unusual and I love it ;)

stitcherw said...

Your rings are lovely, and so is the wedding sampler. The sampler will be gorgeous when done, what a lot of detail. Glad the magnifiers are helping you see the material easier. I have contacts, so wear another pair of reading glasses to see better when stitching. I also have a clip on magnifier that I use as well for fine work.
Sue