Sunday, September 30, 2012

Surprise RAK received and some progress to share

Happy Sunday dear friends,  
I wanted to share with you this surprise in the mail yesterday by my friend Shirlee at the Easily Influenced Stitcher.  She sent me this beautiful patriotic pillow from Pine Mountain.  Since I am a military spouse I am a sucker for anything patriotic!  Thank you so very much Shirlee, I appreciate your thoughtfulness and friendship...

Here also is my progress on the Shepherds Bush piece, I finally feel like I've made some progress, I hope to have it done by the end of October, we'll see.  A lot of changing colors and it's on 32 ct linen.

Lastly our baby girl Chloe getting to be a big girl, she is still such a baby at 7.5 months.  Always wanting lots of love.

Everyone have a great weekend, enjoy the weather!


Monday, September 24, 2012

another give away at Victorian Motto Sampler

Check out her newest giveaway, beautiful fall colors...spread the word

Exchange received, a finish and a wish

Dear Friends,
Hello and happy Monday!  I had a surprise at my door yesterday, I'm sure it arrived Sat and my kids who went in and out of the house several times walked right past my box!  DH found it and it and I dove right in!
The is a Hooked on Exchanging, Halloween Exchange received from Keyona, she spoiled me with some buttons, floss and some beautiful orange and green fabrics and wee box of chocolates.  The block is too cute, the extra details she put into finishing are beautiful, even my daughter got excited with it (15 yo and cross stitch- she's not very interested in it)  
The pattern itself is from 2010 JCS Halloween addition, done on 28 count jazlyn fabric called Pumpkin Spice.

ABC Crow pinkeep from WTNT
just a small finish but still happy with it, I changed some of the colors, such a small piece, I wanted to use threads I already had instead of buying more, I'm really happy with it.  I stitched on a piece from my leftover stash.

This baby passed on yesterday, just a far far away wish, lol.
Beautiful day for a drive in that yesterday.

Maybe we need to make a Exchange group - Exchangers anonymous!  I signed up for another one today....I can't help myself

Have a fantastic week!!!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

thank you for the prayers and thoughts

First wanting to thank you for the prayers for my friends, surgury went well, as expected her explained, now she is at home recouping.

Also Victoian Motto Sampler is having a great giveaway!  check it out, she always combines such nice giveaways.

I broke down and went to Jo Anns and bought some material to finish off some exchanges, that after I baked some M&M cookies for the kids, rearranged our Great room, re - rearranged the great room, and put it back the way we always have it.  I just wanted to get the big dog crate in a better spot, she hates heat and it was by the fire place, now it's getting cold, will be turning the fire place on in a few more weeks?  It was 43* here this morning!  comfy outside now, even have windows open.  Just sat and watched the Chew and stitched for an hour, now it's time to go get the kids at school...

Have a great week!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Magazine Feature

I have been lucky enough to join a stitching exchange group this year, Stitched with Love, created and moderated by Lainey over in the UK.  She shared the news over the weekend that the group was featured in a magazine.  I just went to the store to see if the issue was available, but alas, it was not, at least not yet, but I will keep my eyes open for it. 

As for stitching, I've been working diligently, but at time my mind drifts... my local LNS shop owner found out she had breast cancer, scary thing is I"m as young as she is :(  She is in my thoughts daily as her surgury was scheduled for today I believe.  Please take a moment and remember all the women in our lives that suffer from this.

Also, another person I follow in blogland is having some family pain as well, if we could keep her in your prayers while she tries to get some answers, I send a personal thank you for this.

Shirlee gave me a plug on her blog and wow, my viewer numbers jumped over the weekend, so thank you to all who have visited me, looks like I may have to get into a giveaway when  I reach 50. 

Have a great week and keep on stitching...


Thursday, September 13, 2012

wish I could show you

Hello everyone, I see everyone is falling into the season, all kinds of halloween and fall exchanges going on.  I am guilty of signing up for 5....I just love the season and all the pretty patterns.  I have all of my fabrics and I think I'm decided on the charts for the exchanges, but since they are just that, I can't share any progress pics, but I have been stitching. 
My time is running down for the shepherds bush piece that I am contracted to do, so I have to work on it everyday, then I reward myself by working on my exchange pieces, otherwise, it won't ever get done, I'm in a moment now asking myself what was I thinking....then again, I was given more than enough time to complete it.  This is why I haven't been on blog world much lately, I peek in almost every day, but I really need to dedicate time to the Piece. 
I did lose time yesterday, i had my flu shot in the morning, but by afternoon, i felt like a mack truck hit me, thankfully it was short lived and now i need to go to my comfy chair and get back to work....
Blessings to everyone
Also, I just made 25 followers, woo hoo!  Thank you everyone for stoping by.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A finish!

Goodness, I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since my last post.  I've tried on several occassions but Blogger has been giving me grief and then a few more days go by...
Anywho, last night i finished "Smell My Feet" from La D Da and I put it on some awesome handyed lugana that Fiona sent me from a previous exchange.  I Love Love Love the colors.  I had done some ripping out on several occasions, you know the story, off by one row etc and it throws the whold design off.  I have been working on my big Shepherds bush piece and somehow signed up for 4 autumn/ halloween exchanges, lol.  I think I've lost my mind.  I swear I spend hours pouring through charts and magazines looking for just the right design to make.

August and now Sept are very busy, our Chloe turned 7 months and continues her path to being a beast.  My baby girl turns 15 this weekend!   My mom was in and out of the hospital briefly to get a stint in her heart, wow, I get told the day she is admitted.  I blew up at my brother for not letting me know..."they don't want you to worry"  I live 5 hours away, vice the 10 hours i have been for the past 12 years, I need to know when my parents are not 44 I am still the baby and always treated as such.
Chloe on Ashley

Duncan And Chloe
look at her paws!

Friday night was military appreciation night at the High School football game, of course I went, of course I made my husband stand up when they asked for veterans to stand.  Of course I cried when they did a 21 gun salute and played Amazing Grace on bagpipe and bugle Taps.  They gave a WWII veteran his high school diploma because he dropped out of school right after Pearl Harbor to join the Marines.  It was very touching...then the B-25 fly over.  Fantastic tribute.

 I inherited 25 more boys as soccer mom administrator.  Yesterday it was feed the boys before they get on the bus for an away game, oh no, subway forgot a sub, ran back, got sub, ran back to school, feed the boy, coach doesn't know where the balls are, text asst coach, do you have the balls, text Nate is running late may miss the bus, text coach, nate is late, go ahead and leave, will send him, when are team pictures...I don't know...text athletic was moved...moved? week, coaches have do you have picture packets...ugh...ok, will look for the packets....and that is how 30 min of my life was just yesterday, this is a near daily event.  

What I have learned is that 26 high school boys are much easier to deal with then the parents of these boys.  LOL.  The boys are even easier and laid back when they have food :)  Tonight is team dinner night and my fundraiser from Yankee Candle came in yesterday, will have to pass those boxes out to the parents this evening.  Just a few more weeks and then I'll be wondering what will I do now....STITCH.

I am a Goal Keepers Mother- 110% crazy.  Some poor kid ran right into him as he was coming out of the box, wrong thing to do, my boy is solid....kid broke his leg colliding with my boy!

Hope everyone is doing well.  Just keep stitching...