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Friday, June 19, 2009

Stitchy Finish, Scrapbooking Finish, etc!

WHEW! The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind. Ever feel like you're just running in place, going nowhere fast, but there's so much happening around you? That's the past couple weeks for me. Getting my son through the end of school and wondering how I now have a 13 year old boy. Boggles the mind. That was last week, then we had the party, then he had dentist appointment, then he had a small surgical procedure on his face (I know!!). Had to have a small growth removed from his face and will have some follow up laser procedures. OY VEY. I'm tired.

I told you I finished With my Needle, and indeed I have. Here it is. These are outdoor pics so I'm sorry 'bout the shadows !


BlackBird Designs With My Needle
28 ct. Antique Cotton Linen
GAST Fibers

Oh, I also wanted to post my recent gift to my sister. She also has a June birthday and I wanted to give her something special, so I made her an altered tin album of some pics of us as kids and a couple recent ones too. She cried, which as you all know means.......SCORE!!!! :P She's the beautiful blonde!


Don't mind the little paws in the upper right hand corner. :p

I really love scrapbooking too. This little album uses a digital template from Shabby Miss Jen, which, if you are into digi scrapping at all, is a way awesome site. I just downloaded some Halloweenie type kits. FUN!

Now, what to stitch next? I thought maybe this. It's cute, right? Shepherd's Bush The Goblins. I can't resist a goblin! :

And no one need remind me I still have Halloween Fairy to finish up. Maybe I'll take this opportunity to work on her too. She's crying out to be finished before Halloween this year, after the fiber dye lot disaster of last year, lol. My goodness.

A very sweet lady, Joanne, was visiting my blog and saw I wanted Firefly Fairies:

So what did she do? She sent her copy to me! Joanne, you are an awesome lady and I can't wait to see your Cricket Boo Sheep progress. I think Joanne needs a blog too, in order to show it off. I don't believe she has one, but if you do Joanne, please let me know!! You are too sweet.

Today I scored my copy of Adam Lambert's Rolling Stone cover. I have to wait until all is quiet to read it. I'm so excited he's going to have an album out later this fall. Seriously, Adam fans, how cool is this cover?

And with that, I think I'll sign off before I blog your ear off (or your eyes out?). Have a great night and I'm looking SO forward to getting back to reading posts and see all the gorgeous things you're working on. Thanks for the b-day wishes for my boy. So sweet of you all! You guys really make my day.

37 comments:

Loraine said...

Oh Tammy, how cute is your BBD finish! Love it! The pictures look great. I love the new start! It should be a fun stitch. I have that one somewhere in that stash of stuff! I love Halloween!

Your photo album is adorable! No wonder your sister reached misty red eyes with this one. What a cleaver idea. I love to scrapbook too, as long as it's small projects like this!

Enjoy your Rolling Stone mag! Happy birthday to your 13 year old. Yikes, I have one almost that age as well. Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Yes, it seems like spring/summer time is even busier than ever. Your BBD finish looks great!

I love your scrapbooking gem! Very very nice! I haven't gotten into it (am afraid to get hooked on another hobby!) but YGG!

WendyZ said...

"She's the beautiful blonde!" and you're the beautiful brunette! ;) Great album! I'm inspired! Now if I could just get everything unpacked...

Once again, hope the birthday surprise was fun!

Tracy J said...

Your new finish is super cute! Just in time for the 4th too. Your goblin is going to be a cute stitch too.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Love your finished BBD piece! And, what a great gift you made, too, for your sister. Sorry to be a Chris fan! LOL But, can we agree that Adam will make a good stage presence? And, I know we can always agree on stitching!! :) Loved your blog!

Leila Jo said...

I love your scrapbooking project - such a wonderful gift. You did an amazing job.

Edige said...

Your BBD is so lovely... and this beautiful album! What a great idea! I'm looking forward your next job.

Jurga said...

Your BBD finish is so beautiful! Congratulations, amazing work! :)

Jane said...

Wow, so much going on in your life, so much going on in your post! What to comment on first? I'll work my way down...

Your BBD finish looks amazing!! Well done! Nice to get another fnish out the way.

What a sweet, sentimental gift for your sister. No wonder she cried. I'd love to do scrapbooking but my time and money is tied up with cross stitching, that I don't think I could support two major hobbies ! :)

Will look forward to see how your Goblins turns out. Surprise, surprise, I have this one in my stash too!

Firefly Fairies looks gorgeous, but so much work with it. Something to sink your teeth into.

Finally, I'll let you drool over your magazine - enjoy!

Brigitte said...

Tammy, your new finish looks terrific. I love this piece and you stitched it so beautifully.
Ohhh, and how sweet is that gift for your sister. I can understand why she was in tears, it's just a wonderful idea to make this for her.

Siobhan said...

Your BBD is gorgeous!! I am so impressed with your scrapped tin, too. What an amazing gift. If Dell ever delivers my laptop (don't get me started!), I really would love to get into digital scrapping. I used to do the paper scrapping but don't really have the space to drag it all out & leave it, and half the time was spent pulling it out & putting it away.

Have a great weekend!

craftthefinalfrontier said...

What a beautiful finish! I've been enjoying watching your progress on this one. A belated happy birthday to your son. I hope he is recovering well from his surgery. The gift for your sister is beautiful. She is the beautiful blonde and you....the sultry brunette! I love the little paws in the corner of the piccie. The goblin is a real cutie....I may have to use it as the "reason" to visit my LNS soon. ;) That was really lovely of Joanne to pass her copy onto you...I agree she does need a blog if she doesn't have one already. I saw a few seconds of Adam Lambert on a morning show when he was in American Idol...singing with KISS. He has a real presence doesn't he? As for not winning....I think he will be in a much better position than the winner career wise...as he will not be tied up with contracts to American Idol....

Silverlotus said...

That tin is fabulous!

Sadie said...

Oh my you have been busy!
What a beautiful BBD finish. It looks lovely, congratulations, I just adore the colour of that linen.
The album you made for your sis is so adorable, and isn't it great when people cry when you give them something you have made yourself (in a good 'happy tears' way of course!).
Goblins looks cool and suitably 'Witchy' and how nice of Joanne to pass on the chart. Stitchers are such a generous bunch.
Here's hoping that your time starts to pass a little more slowly now.
Have a great weekend x

Dee said...

You MUST go with the Shepherd's Bush piece. It is SO cute!

Cindy said...

Your BBD is beautiful, and I absolutely love the tin!

I stitched The Goblins a few years ago, and it was a fun little piece. So, I vote for that one :)

Jan said...

OH Tammy, I love your BBD finish! Truly awesome! And that tin you made for your sister is definitely a keeper. What a truly special gift, I don't doubt for a minute that she cried!

Ranae said...

Ahhh! Beautiful BBD finish.
OH WOW that gift for your sis is so awesome. I am sure she will treasure it.
I like the SB awhole lot.

Glenna said...

Wonderful BBD and new start! I love the album for your sis--and you're BOTH gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Great BBD finish - it turned out great! Can't wait to see the next project. That's a great idea for a gift for your sister. If she's the beautiful blond then you're the lovely brunette :o) Happy belated birthday to your son. Where does the time go?? Mine turned 17 last month & it seems like just yesterday I was fixing bottles & changing diapers.

Lei B. said...

Yea! Your BlackBird Designs finish looks great! I also love the picture of the Shepherd's Bush project you are going to stitch next. I can't wait.

The altered tin album is just beautiful and seeing it almost made me cry. You are so lucky to have wonderful memories of times with your sister and the album was an awesome gift. Never lose that closeness - it is truly a blessing in life. Take care.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your beautiful BBD finish!! WooHoo!!!

and I can see why your sister cried....the scapped tin is absolutely a precious treasure!!

Barb said...

What a great post! So much eye candy (including Adam of course). Love the BBD and the little album. How the heck did you do that? I would never have the patience! I made Christmas cards one year with stamps and that was enough for me.

Cathie said...

that scrapbooking gift for your sister is so wonderful and unique. i love that. i've always loved the firefly fairy pattern too.

Suzanne said...

Your BBD finish is beautiful, well done!

The scrapbook tin is such a wonderful gift.

Sharon said...

Both finishes are wonderful!

Leila Jo said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog earlier. I think spending the day cleaning out your crafts is an EXCELLENT way to spend a New Moon (new beginnings) in Cancer (home)!

pammyjo said...

Tammy your stitching is super and I love the scrapbooking finish. What a neat idea. You are super creative and I wish we could spend a day together in my studio too.
Have a great rest of the week.:)

DaisyGirl said...

I hear you girl! It's like you wake up one morning and they are 20! Gulp! how did that happen. You got to tell me this: Is that digital scrapbooking hard? I want to make a video/scrapbook for my parents for christmas. I am completely computer dumb! hahaha
Donna
ps:I'm hanging in there! Thanks for being a kindred friend.

Lucy said...

Thanks for the link to Shabby Miss Jen...I love it!!! I think I'm hooked!

Meari said...

That photo tin is awesome. Could you email me and tell me how you did it?

Stitch Wizard said...

I just totally love your With My Needle!! You have done an outstanding job on it and it is gorgeous! You have tempted me on this one and now I want to get this one too. I am in such a Blackbird Design mode right now. I also your Shepherd's Bush project. I have never tried digi scrapbooking but I love what you have been doing with it! Everything here is so beautiful! Debby

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your BBD is a beautiful finish! Congratulations!

nima said...

oh Tammy....beautiful stitchy finish.

wow...the tin album looks amazing....

Kit said...

As always, everything is so beautiful. You tin album is amazing, you are so talented.

Tracy said...

nice work...can't wait to see it framed.

are you going to stitch the fairies? WOW! finish that one design first, what's the name of it? umm...oh yeah...gathering eggs! haha! *wink* you know i love you!

JOLENE said...

Love the Birds of a Feather finish....gorgeous, I have this pattern also, but yet have to stitch it. Just ran across your blog, love the blog name by the way. Yes, Adam is definitely a hottie on that cover. I wished he would have been chosen as the "Idol" this past season. Your sister is lucky to have such a creative sister as you are to her.