Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flu Season and an Update

Yes, I got it.  I feel so horrible.  My tummy hurts and my whole body aches too.  I have not done much of anything.  Both of my exchanges got to their destination.  The rose piece went to The Netherlands, I was part of the Blackbird Designs Exchange. The pumpkin went to Canada that was part of a Seasonal Exchange.  While I have been sick I finish the second book of Percy Jackson and The Olympians, Sea of Monsters. 
The next one is The Titan's Curse.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my blogging friends.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My exchanges

I have mailed out my two exchanges.  I cannot wait till they get them.  One goes to Canada and the other is on its way to the Netherlands.  Will post pictures when they arrive and the recipients have posted that they have received them.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness.

I saw this on another persons blog and I had to post it on mine.  Check the girls once a month.  So important.  So many mothers, sisters, cousins, mother in laws, and friends that could be affected by this horrible disease.  Do it not only for your family, but for yourself.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


This is from a pinkeep exchange with my friends from a Yahoo stitching group.  This was sent off to Char.  I'm glad that she enjoyed it.
This is the pinkeep that I recieved.  Sewing is how I started crafting.  She also sent some floss.  Very nice.

This is from the Lizzie Kate Exchange.  A great pin keep.  I love the saying and have wanted to stitch it myself.  Great minds.  LOL

This one is from a Season Exchange.  You can never have too many scissors fob.  It is sooo cute.  She even put a cute little star button on it.  It came in that flip flop bag along with a hand made note card.

Here are some personal pieces that I have finished.  Just had such a startitis on this piece.  Ya know how a project keeps talking to ya.  I think it turned out quite nice.  Not sure how I will finish it but I have been making quite a few pin keeps.Here is a Pine Mountain Spring 9 Patch pillow kit.  I picked this up while on Rereat this spring.The last one here is one that I finished quite a while ago but do not think I showed it off.  Yes, another Lizzie Kate.  I have all 12 just need to stitch them.  I am almost half way done. Five of them are done.

I have taken a break from blogging.  I am now ready to write and show off a bit.  I have been busy stitching for a couple of exchanges. 
My adult son moved back home for a while so we both have had to make adjustments.  School is a constant challenge but I will get through it.  I ordered more books and I think I might get one more.  It will such a huge feather in my cap when I test out of this one.
Have a great day.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Have a great weekend

I am working all weekend.  It is my weekend and my holiday.  It's okay.  The weather is great here.  Hope it is where you are.  I have lost a bit of my mojo for stitching so I will be working on my school reading.  Fear is a good/bad thing.  I am okay with starting up with chemistry again.  I finish the third installment of the Twilight series.  It was quite the adventure.  I cannot wait to see the movie.  This is why I feel it is a good time to start back on the studying thing.  My garden is starting to bloom and I will post some pics sometime soon.  Gardening is another part of my creativity.  If I did not have it, I would not be a happy camper.  Gotta get ready for work.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Back to reality

My last great day of vacation.  Monday is back to work.  Ughhhh  
Mother's Day was great.  Having the boys at the house was great.  I picked them both up from their prospective homes and ran them out to my place.  We all played video games for a while and then we just relaxed.  Allen adjusted my flat screen TV and now I can see it all the time I am watching it.  He uped one of the settings and the picture is much brighter.  Yeaaah Allen.  On the way home we stopped at Culvers.  Food is always good there.
Stitching --- I have started on my Lizzie Kate Exchange piece but no pics till my partner gets it.
Reading --- I have gotten half way through Eclipse and I have checked out Breaking Dawn to immediately move on to the 4th installment of the Twilight Series.
School  --- Started reading in the Chemistry again.  Little bit everyday.  Feels good to be working on it.
Work --- It is Nursing Home Week.  Today is Red, White, and Blue day.  All week different days - different themes.  This is fun.
Hope your week is going well.  Take care

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mothers Day

Since it is Mothers Day on Sunday I just wanted to show off my boys.  I love them to death and I miss when they were small.  Even though my younger one had many daily challenges.  My older son took it all in stride and did his best to be a kid.  We are getting together on Sunday and playing some video games.  I cannot wait.
Hope all the mothers have a great day on Sunday!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Word-less Wednesday

Tulsa and some stitching

I just got back from Tulsa. I atteneded the Spring Fling. The Stitchworks sponsored it and a great time was had by all. Weather was okay. Raining off and on. Got lots of stitching done and the company was wonderful. All the ladies that attended the fling were very gracious. We got four projects to do. We all started out with the scissors fob. A sparkly cubcake. I will post a picture later. Cindy (shop owner and sponsor) taught us all a new way to finish the fob. Very very easy. I do have some picture to show. One of many (cough) projects in the making. I think I am going to start a rotation for my projects. I have read quite a few fellow stitichers do this. Maybe it will help detour my "startitis".
Reading.... I have started Eclipse. Book 3 of the Twilight series. I am really enjoying it and it is moving right along. I also downloaded a couple of books on to my mp3 player. And a couple more onto my computer. Can never have enough books.
School I have a plan of attack. Tomorrow off to the library.
Hope everyone is having wonderful weather like us.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring and Happy Easter

Happy Easter!!!

Such a glorious day! The grass is green and my perenials are starting to come up. I love this time of year. I have turned the heat off even though it is some what cool in the house with the windows open. The house smells so much better with the windows open. Snuggling under the extra covers is wonderful. I feel like a catepillar. lol Off to work today. I tried to stitch but my eyes are working against me some days. I want my new glasses to come. Eeek I have to wait one more week.
There are many difficult things in life. Work is getting better but still I learn something new everyday. Becoming a better nurse for my patients is the least I can do for them. Concentrating on my skills and not worrying about the other nurses is what I need to do.
Spaz (fur baby) has needed some attention today. She wants you to pet her but she wants it on her terms. She will not let you hold her. Affection at a safe distance is what she requires. This is something good to see. She usually does not want that much. She is enjoying a much needed break from her brother Miles (younger fur baby).
Enjoy your day

Monday, March 29, 2010

Small finishes and an update

Here are a couple of small finishes that I did over the weekend. The first one was all the way stitched. I just added the back stitching. But the other cat I stitched this weekend. They were from a kit that I recieved a couple of Christmases ago from an exchange. They are stuck to the shelving in my office. They are stitched on perforated paper.

I kinda went through a dry spell with studying. Just didn't think I could do it. Well, I got off the pity pot and have started to study again. Working on Chemistry. Emperical formulas, balancing equations, and all kinds of good "stuff".
I did a stretch of day shifts. That was something. I liked doing them so I put in a request for day shift. Not sure when that will come about but who knows. I have not heard from the UC clinic job that I applied for. I had that one interview but nothing since. I really think I would likeit there. I might just follow up this week. A different clinic did call to see if I would be interested. It would be a Pediatric clinic, which would be cool. Only 32 hours and a cut in pay. Thats the not so good part of it.


I have been listening to audio books on the way to work and back home. I finished "Life of Pi". It was okay. It was about a young man that was suppose to got to Canada with his family to start a new life, but the ship sinks and he gets stranded in a life boat with a tiger. Now I am listening to "The 37th Hour". This is a mystery about a couple who are both cops. The husband is suppose to go to a retreat and he never gets there. Now the wife starts to look for him. This has strong women characters. I enjoy reading that type of book. It makes me feel smart. The book that I have pictured is another book that I am reading. It is a historical science fiction. It includes time traveling. It is set in the year 2060. The "historians" are the people that do the time traveling. I have not gotten too far in it but it is quite good. I found out about it going to different blogs. It just came out. And I quess the conclusion comes out this fall.
I guess thats all. Have a good one!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Olympics Lindsey Vonn

Here is a picture of my cousin. Well it is my cousin's daughter. But anyway, this woman is an excellant athelete and sportsman. She has worked so hard for her whole life and she is reaping the rewards now. I am so happy for her. I am sure my mom up in heaven is cheering her on and maybe helping with the weather conditions. Hehe It is soooo awesome.
She won a gold medal for her first race. She fell on her second. She was brave to do that one because her shin was really hurting. She got a day of rest and then went on to get a bronze in ther third race.
Goooo Lindsey!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I have heard many good things about writer Ann Patchet. I read her book "Run". I would have to say that it was a pretty good book. The story of a family that is broken apart from complications in their lives and how it is brought back together in a whole new way. How two deaths could change the course for two members of that family. It's a good read.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEARS Everyone!! I had to work but made it home before it turned midnight. Watched some TV, had a Mike's Hard Spiced Beverage with some chips and dip.

Another pic of the Floss exchange for my bday. Thank you Diane and Lisa at SNS2. On the left is Scarlet Red and Grecian Gold from Sampler Threads. On the right are two limited edition flosses from Sampler Threads.
Thanks Ladies.