Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Whew, almost time to get off work, thank goodness! It's been an awfully long night!! Anyways, I wanted to hop on and wish everyone a Happy New Year!! I won't be logging on for a few days (still no laptop) but wanted to tell you all what I was doing on New Year's Eve. DH bought tickets to tour the Biltmore House in Asheville,NC and then to the special night time show they are having this year! I've never been there during the holidays and can't wait to see all the trees decorated!! I am planning on taking LOTS of pictures! I will post some when I get a new computer!
As for stitchy stuff...still poking along on a Noah's Ark birth sampler for my sorority sister who is due in April. It's a really cute design. I finished up the LOVE stamp. It was a really fun quick stitch that has been on my to do pile for years, so I am happy to have it completed.
Well, guess that's all for now. See you in 2009!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
On that note, the insurance paperwork was sent off yesterday, thanks DH. So....I guess now we wait. I am hoping that we can get a price for cashing out and taking deprecation before moving forward. I just don't want to end up with a "whatever" brand computer and not be happy. I would rather lose some money and get what I want, ya know?!?!?
I started a new piece...yeah, I know, that start-itis again, lol! This one is really simple and a quick stitch. It's a LOVE stamp, like a postage stamp. It's pretty neat. I may try my hand at a flat fold for finishing this one, but we'll see.
All for now...take care, and see ya back here soon!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I am at work, but it's really slow today, so I've been working on a little stitching!! I have made a lot of progress on the Dachshund, but am unable to post a pic right now since my laptop was stolen. I promise....there will be a pic soon, but it may be a finish not a progress one. *happy dancin'*
Well, better get back to it! Have a great day!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
On a higher note...I met Rachael Ray yesterday! She was in NC doing a book signing for her new cookbook. I got my pic taken with her, so hopefully when I can get my hands on a copy, I will post it!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This cat has the right idea!! I am on night shift right now, and am SO ready to go home and get some shut eye! The first night back is always hard for me, because I don't get enough sleep during the day.
Good news is....I got a little stitching time in last night. Maybe about 2 hours. I am making progress on my little Dachshund and am hoping to finish him this weekend. I will post another progress picture on Thursday.
All for now!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
To my DH!!
I am hoping to get some laundry done and some stitching in tonight. DH got his gifts last night, so he's all set. Wow, I'll actually get to post a WIP over at 123 and Sanman tomorrow! Yahoo!!
Check in sometime this weekend! Later!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I managed to get about 4 hours of stitching in over the last couple nights. I am working some more overtime tonight, so won't have time to stitch, but hope to get some more stitching in maybe over the weekend. Check back in later!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
All for now!
....All for now
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
...but we did go to the 1st drag race in Charlotte!! It's a super nice facility, and I can't wait to go back next year. I had fun, but here's a breakdown on how Saturday went.....
We get to the track no problem. Get parked, go inside the gate, go find our seats. Still no problem. I start taking pictures, tons of them, and my batteries run out. I left while some of the Top Fuel cars still qualifying, therefore missing that, but should be back in my seat for Funny Car qualifying. Get back to my seat, and I have TWO batteries not FOUR. OMG this will not work. Not to mention, when I got back Funny Car had started and I MISSED JOHN FORCE!!!! I go back to my seat, really ticked off now, and tried to use the old batteries for just one or two more pics. I couldn't stand to miss Ashley Force! Got a couple more pictures (juicing the last of the old batteries) and saw Ashley's first run. Afterwards, DH and I go for lunch (my head is about to explode from a headache) and to walk around a little. We went to get some autographs and some tshirts. DH goes to the restroom, and comes back out and says "Where are your tickets??" I look down, and both my tickets are gone.....fell right out of my plastic holder on my laynard! OMG, no ticket for tomorrow, it's GONE! In a panic I go back looking for it, but with a SOLD OUT event, I know someone has picked it up and realized they have a GREAT seat and kept it. Yup, no luck finding my ticket. So, we returned to our seats, I'm steaming, partly from teh 93 degree heat and the other from being so stupid, and for losing that much money essentially. So after qualilfying, we went to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner and to the hotel to spend the night, the room already paid for, so we certainly weren't going home!!
Anywho, no time to stitch now in about two weeks!! I am hoping I can get some time in the next couple nights. Gotta run and get something to eat! Happy Stitching all!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
This is actually last week's progress, (pardon the hoop marks) but I didn't get a chance to take a pic and post. He's coming right along. Now that I outlined some of the "white blob" he looks a little more snowman like, LOL.
I baked my first batch of Amish Friendship Bread yesterday! OH MY it's so yummy!! I'm glad I gave all my starter away....two loaves of this stuff is quite enough!
Well, that's all for now! Happy Stitching all!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I got a chance to go to The Lazy Daizy today!! I'm so excited. I really like this LNS. It's really a shame that the store has been there since 1982, and I just found out about it! Fear not, I will go back! I picked up a couple patterns while there, but made sure I was on the mailing list and frequent buyer plan!!! Yippie!
All for now! Happy Stitching!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Isn't he a cute little gray baby??? He has beautiful blue eyes!
No stitchy news today. I am working so much OT this week, it's crazy. I am hoping to stitch some this weekend, when I finally have some time off!!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yeah!! Thanks to Eva and Erynne for this award! What a nice surprise this morning!!
Its exciting to receive awards like this, and to be given the award twice is awesome! Thanks ladies!!!
The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.
So, here are the 7 that I nonimate (although there are sooooooooo many)
Mary Kathryn http://marykathryn.wordpress.com/
I tried to nominate people I didn't nominate for the last award!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
My Aunt has 4 beautiful furbabies. I would like to show them off for her!! This is Snowball. She is the only female kitty in the house. She has a little thyroid problem and is on meds, poor thing, but she is looking great and feeling much better! I will introduce you to the other 3 later in the week. Each of them will get their OWN post!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I'm back from SC! I had a wonderful visit with my Aunt, and her 4 furbabies! On the way back home, we got stuck in stop and go traffic for almost 2 hrs. There was a road crew doing some sort of paving AND a tree service trimming trees by the highway, both within one exit of each other. Can we get a little more organized with time please?!?! Anyway, I did get a little stitching time in on Saturday. I worked on the monthly SAL for SanMan Originals. It's called Magic Hat. I will post a pic in a couple days. Not too much else going on right now!
Friday, August 15, 2008
The Dachshund piece! This one is for a Christmas present for one of my sorority sisters. The top pic is what it will look like finished, minus the frame. This one will be finished as a cube. I already have the perfect fabric for the backing.
My boss surprised me with getting off work a little early today! This NEVER happens in an emergency center, but we were pretty slow today, and with us working so much OT, she thought we deserved it! This means I got a little stitchy time in!
It's Friday, yahoo! I haven't gotten in too much stitching time in the last couple days, but I did start a new project. It's Magic Hat from SanMan Originals. I really love the design! This piece is part of a monthly SAL for board members. I hope to post a WIP pic next week.
I'm off to SC this weekend to visit my Aunt! I can't wait! Chat more later! Have a good weekend!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I love this piece. So simple, but says so much! Not to mention HOPE is my middle name!!! I think I may finish this as a no-sew cube. I have a cute little bear who would make a great partner to this finish, and maybe raffle them off for breast cancer?!?!?! Hmmmm...just a thought!
That's all for now!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Finally!! I thought I would get around to finishing this piece last weekend, but instead, spent most of my time off working in the house. I have finally got all my stitchy stuff in one room! Now I'm waiting to find the perfect chair that is comfy and will be suitable for hours and hours of happy stitching!!
I'm on night shift this weekend, and have mandatory training on one of my two days off next week, so I don't think I will get in much stitching in the next few days! A week from today I am going to visit my Aunt in SC!! I can't wait to see her! Guess that's all for now!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Tonight I've been working on my LHN piece. I was almost finished and realized that I had a section I miscounted somehow. Guess who paid me a visit?!?!?! Darn FROG!!! I will finish the LHN piece tomorrow or Sunday and post a pic. I also got a chance to work on the Dachshund piece. It's coming along pretty well. I will post a progress pic of that one as well.
Well, I'm off this weekend, whoo hoo! Tomorrow I will be sleeping part of the day (coming off night shifts) and then hoping to hang out with my childhood friend that I was recently reconnected with! Then back home to do the dreaded laundry, LOL. Sunday is church with Granny, then off to do some scrapbooking with my sorority sisters!
DH gave me a GC for www.123stitch.com
for my bday!!! I'm off to shop for stitchy stuff!!! I will post a pic when it all arrives!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm so excited!!! Thanks to Eva for nominating me for this award! There are so many wonderful stitchers out there, it will be hard just to pick a few for my nominations!!! Stitchers are wonderful people! Ok for the rules....
1) Put the logo on your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
Here are my nominations in no particular order....
Ladies, if you already have been nominated or do not want to participate, I totally understand. This is just my way of giving you a pat on the back and saying how much you inspire me. I love sharing my stitching with all of you and hope to continue blogging for a long time to come!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
A little more progress was made on the LHN piece today. I was hoping to work on another WIP tonight, specifically the Dachshund piece, BUT going into work at 3am this morning, is telling on me! I have been nodding for about 2 hours now! Guess it will truly be an early night! So much for watching the Nationwide Race!! Thank goodness for DVR's!!!
On another note...I purchased the O Canada chart today. I don't even live in Canada, but have always loved this piece! A very nice lady from the 123 MB sent me her color conversions also! I also recieved something from my wish list on 123. My GRITS pattern arrived yesterday! Thanks Patti!!
Ya'll Come Back Now, Ya Hear?!?!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Here's the progress on my LHN Ye Olde Coffee House. It's been a quick stitch so far! I plan on working on it some this weekend, and then back to more Soldier Kissing Pillows.
Went to Trader Joe's today with Mom. I just love that place! Also ate lunch at Jason's Deli. Great food. A really nice day all around!
That's all for now!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I managed to get a few hours of stitching in tonight. I am currently working on a LHN piece called Ye Olde Coffee House. I am thinking of keeping this one for myself! I don't know exactly why, but I just fell in love with this one! I will post a WIP pic in the next day or two.
My start-itis has gone away, at least for now. I have two other WIP's going, but one is for Christmas, so I can't let that one hang for long, lol.
Thanks for dropping by! That's all for now!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I have been able to work on Happy As A Pig some the last couple nights. I will be working on it some more tonight, so will be posting a pic maybe tomorrow.
I have found a new passion. Gingher Designer Series Scissors, the 4" ones. Wow, they really are nice. I will be on the hunt for the ones I don't have on Ebay!! I was guided by Debbie to visit www.mybigtoedesigns.com so that I can get a look at the ones already released to the public. Thanks Debbie!! I also saw some scissor blocks (like ones for knives) for displaying the scissors. Too cute!
Well, gotta run. Going to get a snack, then off to stitching world!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Tomorrow will be housework, and stitching, then back to work on Thursday night!! Gotta run for now. They don't pay me to blog!!!
Monday, June 30, 2008
For those of you who don't know....RAK stands for random act of kindness. A very nice lady from the SanMan Board stitched a beautiful piece for breast cancer awareness. I loved it so much I sent her a message asking for the designer name so that I could purchase the pattern. She told me she had an extra and would sent it my way. To my surprise *happy dancin'* she sent me some fabby, hand dyed floss, brads, stickers, a button, AND the pattern!!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
On another note, I got a new cross stitch pattern in the mail today. The nicest lady sent me a pattern and the floss to finish it with too!! How nice of her! I can't wait to start it. It's another one for breast cancer awareness.
That's all for now.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Getting ready for another night shift. I like to try and stay up late the night before a night shift so that I can get plenty of sleep. My night shift is from 6:30pm to 6:30am. To help me stay awake I started Lizzie Kate's Peace Love and A Cure. Ironically, I participated in the Susan Komen Breast Cancer foundation walk yesterday. I raised $620.00 this year! Back to the stitching....I did about 2 hrs of stitching on the piece last nite. I am hoping that I can work on it a little tonite at work during the slow times. I should have a pic posted sometime this week. Take care all, and I will be chatting with you more later!