Sunday, June 28, 2015

12 Days of Christmas WIP

Hello dear blogger friends. I just finished up reading the blogs I've missed for almost a week! And now I have also been hooked on watching flosstube which I have been reading about from blogs. I first came across it from Tama's and then Kate's blog, that got me really curious... and now instead of stitching, I've been watching, haha.
But I did finish up the red numbers on Frosted Pumpkin's 12 Days of Christmas:
 Next, I will be doing the Title situated between the music notes. I'm already thinking of stitching this project by block instead of by color. I already have this idea of blogging each finished block (-making it look like I've accomplished a small finish 12 times over, lol.) I will be starting from the 12th day til I reach the 1st, then the whole piece for the finale. Now that really got me excited to start a block!
Before I close, here's some pictures from our trip going back:
After we picked up big niece, we drove down to Orlando and stayed for the night. As you can see it's been pouring pretty much every afternoon in Central Florida.
After dinner, little niece wanted to dip in the pool, it closes at 11 so she had almost an hour of fun before she went to bed.
The next day, we headed to Seaworld's Waterpark "Aquatica"
 Dolphins, but I didn't get the chance to get a picture, lol.
 This area is for the little ones:
 For lunch, sis and brother-in-law went for the all-day buffet, it costs $20. My nieces and I were not really hungry so we went to Grab n Go, where a hotdog sandwich costs $8 (should have gone for the buffet, right?)
 There's a lot of great slides, only thing though you have to climb up and wait in line, but that's okay for the adventurous, haha. Unlike in Disney's Blizzard Beach there's a chairlift going to the highest point.
Then it happened, at around 4pm the dark clouds came hovering over us. The park had to close some of the attractions until they finally closed everything down (they close at 5pm).
 Overall, it was a successful trip. Still gotta love Disney's Blizzard Beach over this one though, bigger and better attractions. First when we got to Aquatica, they could not scan the barcode from the printed tickets from Tickets at Work, so we had to lineup at guest relations to get the actual cards to scan at the entrance. Then for the cabana, they gave us this map (below), upon locating it, there was only one attendant who politely said "wait here" and was assisting a family for more than fifteen minutes before we were lead to our cabana. I think they should hire more people the way Disney does. Poor guy had to go back and forth the bridge gate (I don't know what they call it) and attend to all these families by himself, and mind you it's a long area to cover. And the wave pool was not working at first until they had it working. Minor things, still enjoyed the whole day, sand, sunburn and all, haha.
That's it for now. Back to stitching.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!


  1. You should have emailed me I could have given you free tickets :). I work at Seaworld. If you come in the next few days come to guest services and say hi! I agree they should have more people we're always understaffed. Hope you had fun!

  2. What a lovely trip thanks for sharing the photos , can't wait to see your stitching.

  3. Wonderful progress! I must get that design. I love your idea of stitching each block individually. Hee, hee, another Flosstube convert! I stitch while I watch. Oh, more beautiful pictures that make me sad. Yup, it rains every afternoon in Florida :-) Been to Aquatica many times. Some days are better than others on crowds and staff and attractions, but it was always fun. Glad you had a great trip :-)

  4. I would stitch each block too. :)
    What fun you all had!

  5. Love your idea on stitching this on and I look forward to watching your progress. Great pics!

  6. Great progress on your stitching!! Lovely pics:)

  7. Great trip, that waterpark looks quite amazing :)
    Lovely progress, all the numbers are starting to appear!

  8. Wow, you have already stitched a lot on this calendar piece. And what a great trip this must have been. So many attractions for adults and for the little ones.

  9. looks like you had a great time at the water park! what fun! love your stitching!