Sunday, October 9, 2011

that time of year again

i really liked this free pattern from urban threads. so i had to stitch it right up. gettin' ready for halloween! :-)
Rockabilly Calavera

summer goings on

ok, so i had a busy summer. went on a wonderful dream trip to europe-london, germany-bonn, cologne, amsterdam, paris, and so i kinda slowed down on my stitching.
here's a couple things i made for my good friend kat, who i went to visit in germany where she lives with her husband. they're having a little boy, and any day now! i'm so anxious to here when he arrives!!

i did a onesie, too. finished it in germany and don't have a pic. but i bet i'll get a pic of lil man wearing it at some point.

Kat and I in Bonn, Germany. My first day there, after 3 days in London. Just a little bike ride to the River Rhine.
Kat and Chris(her germ. haha) and yes, she was riding her bike all preggo. We rode/walked everywhere. She's a trooper, 4sure! Stayed with them for a week. Such a great time!! Loved seeing my sweet friend! :-)

Monday, June 20, 2011


Made this for my dad for his birthday/Father's day. I know, I'm bad, but that's what happens when it's so close...and when i start kinda late...oops. love ya, dad. :)
i seriously found the perfect frame, and it really is just what i had in mind! i love it. i kinda wish i woulda bought a couple more of those frames while they were on sale. i should check and see if that's still going on. think it was for father's day though. anyway, michael's always has coupons and sales. now i want one for me and everyone else i know! haha. oh, and it's a Sew Lovely Embroidery pattern, of course. From the Mad Ink designs.

this next thing, i'm kind of ashamed of...but...i'm watching the damn bachelorette and this b*tch won't stop talking about this bentley guy and he's AWFUL! AWFUL, really. i can't believe i'm watching this, and it's driving me cray cray!!! i hate this show. LOL. (sorry about the b-word, but there's just no other way for me to describe her in this situation. i can't help it.)

SLEEP. need some. gonna go get some. good night. :-)

and Mumford & Sons

oh, yeah. time for Mumford and Sons!
They're so good!
what??'s Ben...
Are ya with me?

oh, yes. thumbs up all the way!
Marcus Mumford on drums.

closing out with "The Cave" with Austin High Marching Band.
oh, what a night!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

aren't they cute?!

Ben from M&S is sooo cute! I love him.

oh, yeah...and this one.
Marcus Mumford

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

more RRT Austin

OCMS and Mumford & Sons
RRT Austin

It was really cool seeing Marcus Mumford and the rest of the band come out and play with Old Crow Medicine Show. A great show made even better. A lot of the Edward Sharpe bunch came out to jam with them, too. Pretty fun! A great start to an awesome show. Oh, yes, the wait was worth it. So close! :-)
I'm gonna do a seperate post for Mumford & Sons and the closer with all the bands up on stage. Coming soon.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

spring cleaning....errr...

so i was 'sposed to do some spring cleaning all weekend, but what did i do???
you got it...i stitched all weekend long. Sublime Stitching is having a contest using the Mod patterns. Just what I needed to get me going. Should be done with it in the next few days!
Man, I would really love to win that contest. First prize gets their embroidery piece posted on the Sublime Stitching website 4evers and a $100 gift certificate! Wowzas!
oh, and I learned a new stitch. Bullion...kind of a pain. but looks neat.

so there was this Railroad Revival Tour that I went to in Austin, Texas on April 26, 2011. It was amazing! Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Mumford & Sons. It really was truly amazing! What an absolutely wonderful time.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros were great! I've been listening to them for about a year now. Love their fun, fun music, and their spirit of love! :-)
and there was a wonderous sunset behind the crowd that had all the bands pointing and oo'ing and ah'ing.
there's that cloud! there's tons of pics of it on the interwebs.

Alexander...(aka Edward Sharpe) he loved being in the crowd. do you see my pretty "Lacey Lilac" fingernails??? I touched him. hahaha. :-)

There he is again. RIGHT THERE! so neat.

Alexander and Jade...singing the most lovely and cute song ever - "Home"

And next is a little video I took of "Home." Really wish I woulda got more of the song, but ya know, I hate to stand there recording half the time and I also wanted to save battery and room on my camera, and last but not least, I HAD TO DANCE! <3<3<3

i'll post some more about that lovely little concert getaway soon. i like reliving it!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ok. i need to get to stitching! been so busy lately, that's been on the back-burner.
and i need to blog more. try try again.

Monday, April 4, 2011

getting ready for my nephew Eli to get born. haha. due date may 6. :-) so much fun being an auntie! blob bib is from Sublime Stitching, and Love Bear is a free pattern from Badbird. i love teddy bears. (though i prob should retire mine...that i got when i was 10! haha)

had a great weekend!! started off going to First Friday on the Green concert in South side Fort Worth with my friends Dawn and Colleen to see Seryn. BEAUTIFUL MUSIC! and a beautiful night!! u must check them out! then did the MS Walk Saturday morning with my mom and friends, followed by breakfast/lunch/margaritas at Joe T. Garcia's! Yummm. The a bunch of family time. Was going all weekend! Had a great bubble party in my dad's backyard with my niece and nephew! LOVE BUBBLES!! get the bubble swords from Wal-mart, really cool. :-)


 me, Dawn, and Colleen


Mom's roses-BEAUTIFUL!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

seahorse ride

seahorse ride
Originally uploaded by carrie_76

another lovely sew lovely embroidery pattern from the Deep Blue Sea Collection. wanted to make the seahorse kind of like the rainbow seahorse i did for the PQ movie swap. ("The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou")
Love Sew Lovely Embroidery. They've had a lot of new patterns out and several great giveaways lately! One going on now for one of their lovely red messenger bags. Check it!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Funky Finds Spring Fling Fun

Pax and I went to the 3rd Annual Funky Spring Fling in Ft. Worth today. It was fun taking Pax. A lot of neat stuff to look at. Won a cute embroidered towel from the raffle. Not a bad little swag bag either for the raffle tickets. Lots of cute dogs there, too. Pax was pretty good. People love him! Of course.
couldn't really spend money on the cool and fun crafts that i saw. but got some cards and got some ideas. i did get $5 worth of raffle tix and a $5 pet portrait(lol)...for a good cause.
that's where I got Pax! LOOOOOVE HIM! (duh...WINNING - sorry, had to do it)
Adopt a Pet

octo-mermaid lady

octo-mermaid lady
Originally uploaded by carrie_76

she's just so pretty! love this pattern from the Sew Lovely Embroidery Deep Blue Sea patterns. Working on another Deep Blue Sea pattern now! Almost done. :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Day postcard

Valentine's Day postcard
Originally uploaded by carrie_76

just a little V Day postcard i made.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

hug-bot <3

hug-bot card
Originally uploaded by carrie_76

Hug-bot! so cute. free design from Sublime Stitching. made this card for my nephew. His birthday party is today. He turned 4. He's the cutest kid I've ever seen! :-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

phone is ringing

phone is ringing
Originally uploaded by carrie_76

another phat quarter swap. this time the theme was music. this is from the song "Get it Together" by the Beastie Boys.
unfortunately, my swap partner who got this basically said she hates the Beastie Boys....DOH!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

what about the blackbirds?

so most everyone heard about/read about the story of the mass blackbird deaths, falling from the sky, on new year's eve in Arkansas.
i came across this really great piece on flickr by cauchy09. it's really cool! it lead me to her blog post about it.
you should check it out!
What about the blackbirds? on Completely Cauchy.
pretty cool and interesting blog post and really awesome embroidery piece!
another blog to follow.....


Hope everyone had a Happy New Year! GO 2011. Bring it!