Thursday, July 31, 2008

My 1st Blog Award!!!

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....

Lynda http:/






Cathy B



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!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ashley Force #1 Qualifier!!!!

Whoooo hoooo! Another piece of NHRA history!!

July 26, 2008

Hi All,

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

LHN update


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

Happy Hump Day (almost)

Hi All,

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

Soldier Family Kissing Pillows

Hi All,

I am helping out with a project for the Evergreen chapter of EGA in Seattle Washington. They are making Soldier Family Kissing Pillows. A deploying soldier gives the pillow kisses and then leaves it with their children to keep until the parent comes home. I will complete a few more squares like this one and send them off to be finished into pillows!

It's Finished!!!

Hi All,

Happy As A Pig is finally finished! I decided to make a new sew cube to finish the piece. This is my 1st attempt at a cube, and I am pleased with the way it turned out even though I totally forgot the batting!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


It's almost time to get off work!! I am going to the hospital to visit my friend after work, but wanted to drop by and tell you all about a great site to visit. Lisa is WONDERFUL to work with and I highly recommend you stopping by. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Hump Day!!

OK, here he is....still not finished but alot closer now! I was off work today. Did A LOT of running around, and got my nails done, FINALLY! Back to work tomorrow, and working an extra shift on Saturday! I am hoping to post a finish this weekend, so check back!! That's all for now!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Monday!!

Whew, 3rd night shift is a killer! I will be SO happy to see 7am!

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 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

July 10, 2008

Hi All, worked an extra shift today, but got to leave early and go see Miss Gail at the hospital. She looks great. Swelling is almost gone and she was sitting up and talking. In fact, she had a room full of people when I arrived today! I took her a new pig for her collection, and he's keeping her company! Here he is.....

Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Monday!

Hi All,
Mom had a bday yesterday, Happy Bday Mom!! I was off work today. Got some laundry done and did manage to get about an hour of stitching in tonight. I am hoping to get this piece done this weekend, so that I can move on to a Christmas present I am working on. Sorry for the hoop marks...I don't iron until it's finished! Not much else going on here, so that's all for today!

Friday, July 4, 2008

On the Night Shift....

Man, a lot of drama at work tonight!! I came to work expecting to be really busy because of fireworks and shots fired calls, BUT it was storm damage that kept it hopping! Then a flood in the building!! Well, not really a flood, but about 2-3 inches of water on the floor making it's way towards the radio room with all our equipment and wiring! YIKES! Some sort of drain was clogged on the 1st floor and was causing water to seep out into the hallway in the basement, YUCK! Here I am with the bottom of my jeans pulled up to my knees, trying to mop out as much water as I can until help arrives. Lovely picture I'm sure, LOL. Anyways, flood is over, and it's almost time for me to go home....about 4 hours left until my weekend OFF!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

Well, it's officially the's 2:58 am and I am working night shift. 6:45am can't come quick enough! I did manage to stitch for about 1 hour tonight, but without much quality sleep today, my eyes are crossing up on me, (LOL) so I better stop. Made a little more progress on the little piggy for Miss Gail. That's all for now.....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy As A Pig WIP

Hello again! I was able to stitch about 3 1/2 hours today. I am happy with the progress. Hope you enjoy looking!! I am back on night shift Thurs and Friday night, so maybe if it's not too busy, I can sneak in a couple hours of stitching!

Happy Hump Day!!

Morning All! The piles of laundry await me, but I am most excited about starting a new stitching project today. It's called "Happy As A Pig in..." by Waxing Moon Designs. I will be stitching this for my co-worker who is in the hospital. She is a HUGE pig lover and collector, AND it's her birthday this month. Hopefully I will get this little fella stitched and framed before her bday. OH, and I'm stitching it on purple fabric because she LOVES purple too!! OK, off to the laundry! Check in with you later!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Itchin' To Stitch

Good Morning all! I have the biggest desire to stitch this morning and CAN'T!!! I am working an extra shift today for my co-worker who is in the hospital. She is in good spirits but has a really long way to go. She has another surgery (this being her 3rd so far) Thursday. I am REALLY hoping to get to the hospital today and visit with her. I have been working every day since her accident and after work she is already asleep so I haven't seen her. I will feel much better when I can actually lay eyes on her.

Tomorrow will be housework, and stitching, then back to work on Thursday night!! Gotta run for now. They don't pay me to blog!!!