Friday, June 22, 2012

A Finish, TUSAL, and more!

I think it's only fitting that post 100 for me would be a finish. I didn't plan it, I actually just logged into blogger and noticed that I have 99 posts. So for my 100th, I have a finish.

Tiny Rose Garden Mandala Before:


A Tiny Rose Garden Mandala by Chatelaine Designs (freebie)
Stitching on 32 count hardanger
2 threads over 2
DMC, Thread Gatherer Silk n' Colors, and Mill Hill Seed Beads

I have already mailed it off to California for my mom to use her magical sewing skills and turn it into a pillow since I've broken every sewing machine I've ever touched. Ever. I'll be sure to post pictures of that once it's finished, but my work here is done. It feels good to remove one of the projects off my sidebar!

Next up is the TUSAL. My TUSAL and threads stayed in California (the threads are getting shipped out with the movers but I'm going to have to get a new jar). So until then I have a temporary slot in my stitching box where I've been putting them and here it is:

Exclusively Rose Garden Mandala threads in there.

Next up, I bought my first pair of fancy sunglasses ever today! By fancy I mean actually good for your eyes. The Texas sun is a lot stronger than the California sun I'm used to and it hurts my eyes. So I've been doing a lot of squinting. Now, because I wear contacts (for severe astigmatism) the squinting causes my contacts to move, which causes me to not be able to see very well, which makes driving really difficult (and terrifying, did I mention terrifying?). I have some cheap sunglasses, but they weren't really solving the problem. So I dragged handsome helpful Boyfriend out today on a mission to buy good sunglasses. I ended up spending a bit more than I hoped (but way less than I expected) and got a pair of Ralph Lauren aviators. Now, honestly, I'm the kind of person who looks absolutely ridiculous in sunglasses, but I feel like a total badass in these. So here they are:

That's my best badass face. I need an FBI badge.

And last, but certainly not least, I have the creepiest Boyfriend in the existence of time. And to prove it, I have this photo:

I think that explains just about everything.

Happy stitching everyone!


Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Happy 100 post! I love the pics of you and the boyfriend! And the finish project is AWESOME! Have a great weekend!

sharine said...

Awesome finish! Love the sunglasses and lol at your creepy/handsome boyfriend.

Anne said...

Congrats on your finish!! It looks fantastic and I can't wait to see your mom use her sewing magic!!

Total badass Ewa!! You're Ewa, FBI agent ready to kick some felony butt!!

The Crafty Princess said...

Very cool to have a finish for your 100th post. Good work stunner! Nice badass pose like the pout!

As for BF it actually took me a while to find him in the shot and yeah pretty creepy indeed!

milly said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish, it's stunning!

I like your sunglasses and I really had to look hard to see your creepy BF lol

Claudette497 said...

It's a wonderful finish - congratulations! Looks like you're having fun in Texas!

Heather said...

wow. so so gorgeous! I wish I had your skill!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Definately bad-assed shades!

Congrats on your finish it looks great!!!

Congrats on 100 posts!!!!

Veronica said...

Your Tiny Rose Garden Mandalas are absolutely gorgeous. The beads are so sparkly. Congrats!

Hehe... love that pic of you. Very cool ^.^


Melinda said...

Beautiful finish - love the glasses. Love your posts. They always make me smile. Congrats on your 100th SO looking forward to many more.

stitchstitchknit said...

100 posts and a finish, that's two wonderful things at once =)
Tiny Rose looks fantastic and it make a wonderful pillow =)
I like the glasses you bought, it's really hard to get good sunglasses, but they are such a relief (I bought some last year)
I hope your eyes will get better with them =)

♥ Nia said...

Gorgeous work!! And i love your new shades :)

Stitching Noni said...

Love your finish. It really is such a lovely design & will make a gorgeous pillow! Well done. Great shades. It took me a moment or two to find your boyfriend in that photo too!! :0)

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous finish I can't wait to see it as a pillow!

Valentina said...

Congrats on finishing Tiny Rose Mandala!