My nails

Pink, Glitter nails

I have had this polish on for 2 weeks.  I wanted to post a photo last week, but didn’t get to it.  So, before I go and get my nails done today, I thought I would share what I am wearing:

I LOVE glitter polishes, but they don’t really like my nails.  I haven’t worn glitter for a while, but when my nail tech was wearing pink glitter nails 2 weeks ago, I couldn’t resist.  I wanted the paler shade of pink that she had, but it couldn’t be found.  So, we went with OPI’s Elephantastically  Pink, with Teenage Dream over it.  LOVE it!!  I had forgotten how sparkly Teenage Dream is.  I used to wear it alot, but I think that the wearing the glitter polish all the time (and letting them chip) was causing my nails to split apart in layers.  So now I only wear the thick, chunky glitter once in a while.  But I do love the sparkle.  I wonder what color I will get today???


Itching To Start Something New

I finally got the call that my order for Mirabilia’s August Fairy was in yesterday.  So guess what I did today? Yep, jumped in the car this morning and drove the 45 minutes to my LNS.  Here is what I picked up:

I decided to stitch her on the suggested Milk Chocolate, but in 16ct Aida.  I have been wanting to start something new for some time now and when this fairy came out, I knew it had to be my next project.  I am going to stitch it for my Mom whose birthday is in August.  I also picked up the white 20ct Lugana fabrics for my Seasonal Banners .  I don’t know if you can see in the photo, but I have already stitched around the edges of my fabrics and the Milk Chocolate is already on a scroll frame ready to be stitched on tonight.  I am working on RR, but I will put it down tonight to get a start on August Peridot Fairy.  As my title says, I have been itching to start a new project and tonight is the night.  I will show my start tomorrow.  Happy stitching!

Mirabilia Round Robin

Finally, some stitching!

Ok, so in between running my youngest son around everywhere, and getting ready for my stamping open house, I was finally able to get some stitching in.  I stitched the Pixie,  Lily of the Valley for Karen’s Round Robin.  Lily turned out beautiful and I can’t wait to stitch her one day, in full.  Here she is:

I love the fabric Karen chose for her RR.  A beautiful hand dyed fabric with blue, green, yellow, purple and pink in the nicest shades.  And it’s sparkly.  Here is the piece as it looked before I put it in the mail today:

So beautiful.  Now I want to stitch some pixies.  Unfortunately, I have to get back to Snowman or Angel.  I promised myself that I would finish those 2 pieces before moving onto something else.  That’s another reason that I like stitching on the Round Robin…I can break away from my current stitch and do something different.  And I am really not breaking my promise since I am committed to getting the RR pieces done and in the mail by a certain date.  I should be getting my next RR in the next few days and I can’t wait to see what I am going to stitch on next.  Thanks for stopping by.

My nails

Magnetic nails

I don’t have a stitching to share with you right now.  I have a few minutes before I have to go and wanted to post my latest nail craze.  Come back later today for RR stitch I finished over the weekend.  For now, here is my new favorite polish:

It is Sally Hansen’s Magnetic polish.  The polish is actually the lighter purple and when you use the magnet, it pulls out the darker color.  I LOVE this new concept and hope that the industries come out with more designs on the magnets.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come back later for a stitching post.


Friendship Bears Picnic Game

I’m still here.  Just busy doing a Stampin’ Up! Open house this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun.  But I didn’t have any time for stitching.  But now I am back, busy getting started on the current Round Robin in my possession, and will post photos whenever I get it done.  I have less than 2 weeks to get it stitched and back in the mail.  But for now I have a treasured family piece to share with you today.

Can you tell what it is?  It is a game similar to Candy Land.  The pattern is called the Friendship Bears Picnic Game and was by Dutch Touch Inc.  It also came with this:

Little teddy bear game pieces and a deck of cards and instructions.  My boys had such fun playing this game when they were little.  It sits under an end table in my living room and other little ones have played it from time to time.  Recently I started thinking I should have purchased another one so that I could give one to both of my boys when they get married and have children of their own, but I am having no luck finding another one.  I still have the original pattern (which is all marked up as I didn’t make a working copy) but the original pattern also came with the game pieces.  It would be nice to find another like this.  I stitched it on 16 ct. Antique White Aida and was framed in Game Box #245 from Taylor’s Workshop. I wish I could find another one of these kits.  So far, no luck in even finding anything similar.