Sunday, April 5, 2009

Progress and Another Award!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a ton of laundry and housework to do and we also found all 7 of the puppies new homes! That is a BIG relief. It was just getting a bit much with all of them running around the house!

I finally joined in on the Totally Useless SAL! I decided that I wanted to go ahead and show you a pic of mine to show you my start! I think this is such a cool idea! I was not able to find a jar around the house to use but thought that this vase looked kind of cool. I think it will look pretty as it fills up with all those great floss colors!
I joined a new blog that I am excited about. I joined the RAOK blog! Check it out, you might want to join it too!!! Sue started this blog and I think it is a great idea!

I really did not have a ton of stitching time this last week. I got a small item stitched for a friend but can not show you that until she receives it! I got my last ATC for right now done as well. Here is a pic of it. This is for an exchange on the WOCS boards. I have made some great progress on my daughter's drawing that I am stitching. For those who don't remember or know about this . . . the below progress is of a drawing that my daughter done of an Anime character and she turned it into a cross stitch pattern for me to stitch for her. This is going to be part of her birthday this year. I am loving the way this is turning out so far. There is no backstitching in it and I hope that the thick black lines don't take away from it when it is finished. Other than that, I think that it is turning out great! I know I am just a proud mommy but it is really cool to be stitching a design that my 13 (14 on the 28th this month) year old daughter designed! Anyway, without further ado, here it is so far:
I also want to now talk about an award that I have been given! Sandy has given my a very special award! I am honored that Sandy thought of me for this award! Thank you so much fo thinking of me! Now my first two awards I passed on to everyone who visited my blog and left me comments. This award I am going to stick with the rules and award it to 8 more bloggers . . . .well actually I am going to pass it on to 9 more bloggers but you only have to pass it on to 8.
Here is the info about this special award. I took this off of Sandy's blog and she took it from someones else blog. The award is accompanied by the following words:

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. "

Please give more attention to these 8 (mine is 9) writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."

I would be honored if the 9 people listed below would accept this award. I would love to pass this back to Sandy but since she has received this award I will pass it one to 8 others. (These are in no particular order)


Well I think that is about it for now! I have decided that I might have to start doing updates during the week sometimes so that my post are not so long. People get busy and I don't want my post to take forever to read! LOL So when I have things to talk about during the week, I will post about it but will probably keep Sunday as my stitching progress day!

Happy Stitching,
Cindy Mae


Chars said...

Thank you so much for the award :) This is my first award!

I like your TUSAL Vase :) I think it will look great. Your vase already has more in it than my jar!!

I like how your daughters picture is working out... it looks great :)

Patti said...

I love how your daughter's picture is working out and congratulations on your award. Patti xxx

Terry said...

Love the stitching you've done on your daughter's drawing. Can't wait to see it finished.

Natasha said...

:0) Thanks for the award Cindy.... Have a great Day!!

Carolyn said...

Thank you for the award. I appreciate it to so much. I will post it on my blog tomorrow because I posted a picture of my jar for the Totally Useless SAL. I found out through another blog I can't wait to see everyone's progress. The Anime pattern is looking great so far. How cool your daughter drew it and then put it into a cross stitch pattern for you to stitch up. Have a wonderful day!

Yoyo said...

Congratulations for receiving such a nice award. And thank you for passing it to me, I shall find some worthy recipients.

The Anime is coming along nicely, I'm interested to see it done. You Totally Useless Vase is really classy!!

mainely stitching said...

What a cheery post, Cindy Mae! I love your daughter's drawing - I'd be very proud, too!!

lynda said...

Congratulations on your award Cindy Mae! and thanks so much for passing it on to me. I promise to pass it along to 8 other blogger sometime this week.
Isn't the Totally Useless SAL a fun idea?
Your little anime stitch is darling!

Carla said...

Nice progress on your anime piece, your daughter must be really excited that you're stitching one of her designs :)
Love the way you finished The Cross stitch collector!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on the award! Your stitching is looking good!

Lynn said...

Aw you're sweet to pass on your award to me ! What a nice surprise! I can think of several to pass it on to too! You have a great blog... Thanks so much for sharing with us too and for the award!
Have a nice week and Happy Easter too!

Lelia said...

Lovely stitching -- your new blogs are interesting : ) Nice job on the ATC : )

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your daughter's piece is looking great!

Siobhan said...

How neat to be stitching something that your daughter designed!! Love the ATC, too. Beautiful stitching!

Anita said...

Thank you so much for your nomination of the award. I am going to watch your vase grows with beautiful left over threads. Awesome desings by your daughter. Have a wonderful Easter and thank you for always leaving me wonderful comments on my blog.

Dawn B. said...

Congrats on the award. I love the ATC & I think the one for your daughter is comming along quit nice.