Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Be Mine!

Picture this:
I am sitting in the recliner in the family room with a blanket over my legs.
The fire is going.
My reading glasses are perched on the end of my nose.
I am.........cross stitching.
Am I old?
I always thought of cross stitching as something
only little old ladies did.
I love it.
I am addicted.
Look what I made:
It's not perfect.
Do I care?
Nope.
I downloaded a free pattern off the Internet,
and here she is.
I decided to put it in a frame,
but the only available one I had was too big.
Solution.
I cut out some fabric to fill the frame,
and simply tacked the four corners to keep it in place:
Then I put it in the frame.
Easy.
Inside the hearts, I put the initials of our 4 boys.
You like?
Yes, I do realize I have a problem....I can't stop.
Now, if only I could get paid for doing this.

Linking up with:

17 comments:

Becky said...

I had to laugh as I read the first few lines of your post! ----

I am sitting in the recliner in the family room with a blanket over my legs. The fire is going. My reading glasses are perched on the end of my nose.

These words described me as I read it AND as I type this! LOL!! Just had to tell you!

Love your cross stitch design! :)

His girl said...

So cute! Your blog has inspired me to decorate for Valentines Day this weekend. I cant' wait to do my mantel. :)

The Soladay Family said...

Thanks, ladies!

The Rand's said...

You are truly talented. Glad you are able to do what you love!

Sara said...

I want to learn to cross stitch!! Come teach me!

So cute.

Carrie Darney said...

I love it! So creative! I use to cross stitch...and knit...

Dee Stephens said...

Love it but I don't think I could get into cross stitch. I'm too ADD!!

Simply Amy said...

I cross stitch all the time! I love your Be Mine, it is so cute!!!

debbi said...

Cute..tfs.
i used to cross stitch...don't seem to be able to find the time anymore.

Impulsive Addict said...

Ugh. More stuff I like but hate you for because I can't think that way. It's cute. But yes, I think you're too young to cross stitch with glasses perched at the end of your nose.

La said...

Your cross-stitching looks fantastic. You pulled it all together in a very romantic vignette.

Leslie said...

soooo cute!!!! I love to decorate for valentines, it is the only time that I can sneak in the pink.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

HA HA LOL! Nah' stitch or crochet(e) away. I want to learn. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! so darling, love your taste. Please come link this up to CraftOManiac Monday tonight. Have a good one. Jen

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

P.S. I just read your about me, and my OlDEST is "9" and his name is Preston too. LOVE IT! jen

Sassafrass Jane said...

Aw Alice I love it all! I don't need a vomit bag for decorations :) Just jealous you can turn an old lady hobby into such modern cuteness. A gift, I tell you!
I need more hobbies besides drinking. Maybe my house would be cooler.
Happy early Valentine's day :)
Love. love. love.

FROGGITY! said...

oh this is fabulous!

happy v-day!

Merry Mack said...

I cross stitch. Well, I used to. Idid our stockings and a few other things. Yours is way cuter.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Be Mine!

Picture this:
I am sitting in the recliner in the family room with a blanket over my legs.
The fire is going.
My reading glasses are perched on the end of my nose.
I am.........cross stitching.
Am I old?
I always thought of cross stitching as something
only little old ladies did.
I love it.
I am addicted.
Look what I made:
It's not perfect.
Do I care?
Nope.
I downloaded a free pattern off the Internet,
and here she is.
I decided to put it in a frame,
but the only available one I had was too big.
Solution.
I cut out some fabric to fill the frame,
and simply tacked the four corners to keep it in place:
Then I put it in the frame.
Easy.
Inside the hearts, I put the initials of our 4 boys.
You like?
Yes, I do realize I have a problem....I can't stop.
Now, if only I could get paid for doing this.

Linking up with:

17 comments:

Becky said...

I had to laugh as I read the first few lines of your post! ----

I am sitting in the recliner in the family room with a blanket over my legs. The fire is going. My reading glasses are perched on the end of my nose.

These words described me as I read it AND as I type this! LOL!! Just had to tell you!

Love your cross stitch design! :)

His girl said...

So cute! Your blog has inspired me to decorate for Valentines Day this weekend. I cant' wait to do my mantel. :)

The Soladay Family said...

Thanks, ladies!

The Rand's said...

You are truly talented. Glad you are able to do what you love!

Sara said...

I want to learn to cross stitch!! Come teach me!

So cute.

Carrie Darney said...

I love it! So creative! I use to cross stitch...and knit...

Dee Stephens said...

Love it but I don't think I could get into cross stitch. I'm too ADD!!

Simply Amy said...

I cross stitch all the time! I love your Be Mine, it is so cute!!!

debbi said...

Cute..tfs.
i used to cross stitch...don't seem to be able to find the time anymore.

Impulsive Addict said...

Ugh. More stuff I like but hate you for because I can't think that way. It's cute. But yes, I think you're too young to cross stitch with glasses perched at the end of your nose.

La said...

Your cross-stitching looks fantastic. You pulled it all together in a very romantic vignette.

Leslie said...

soooo cute!!!! I love to decorate for valentines, it is the only time that I can sneak in the pink.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

HA HA LOL! Nah' stitch or crochet(e) away. I want to learn. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! so darling, love your taste. Please come link this up to CraftOManiac Monday tonight. Have a good one. Jen

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

P.S. I just read your about me, and my OlDEST is "9" and his name is Preston too. LOVE IT! jen

Sassafrass Jane said...

Aw Alice I love it all! I don't need a vomit bag for decorations :) Just jealous you can turn an old lady hobby into such modern cuteness. A gift, I tell you!
I need more hobbies besides drinking. Maybe my house would be cooler.
Happy early Valentine's day :)
Love. love. love.

FROGGITY! said...

oh this is fabulous!

happy v-day!

Merry Mack said...

I cross stitch. Well, I used to. Idid our stockings and a few other things. Yours is way cuter.