Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Celebration

I would like to thank all the service men and women who gave their life to secure our freedom.  Also the men and women who have and are currently part of our Armed Forces. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stitchin Update.

This is what I have been working on.  It is from Leisure Arts. I am using the recommend DMC colors. It is part of my WIP Challenge pieces.  Feels good to be doing these WIPs. I may get this done this week.  Maybe after this one is finished I will let myself start a new one. I have also started reading Breaking Dawn.  The last installment of the Twilight series.  I have had a productive weekend.  Got my mower fixed.  Mowed probably 1/4 of yard then ran out of gas.  Good excuse to stop and do some stitching or reading.  hehe.  I am going to get a small saw, work gloves, a gas container, and some dirt.  I am ready to work outside now.  I think I will move some of my perennials around.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two new finishes and exchange pictures.

I have two finishes and a big happy dance.  I have been working on these pieces feels like forever.  The above sampler I started last year and it is a part of the WIP Challenge that I am a part of.  I almost put it back in the pile.  I am glad I didn't.  It feels good to get the darn thing done.  I had a head cold forever.  Finally got some antibiotics and I was feeling better but when I was almost done I broke out in hives all over.  Needless to say I did not want to stitch for quite a while. But now I am stitching like a storm now. 

I also was in a couple of exchanges.  My partners have recieved their pieces so I can show you.  I did not take a picture of my seasonal exchange  :(

This is my exhange from the seasonal one.  It is so cute.  A scissors fob that included a pair of scissors.  Wow.  It came in a pretty pink bag and she sent a card too.  Kathy always sends great exhanges.

This one is from the Lizzie Kate exchange.  Very very cute.  I love it.  Bonnie did a great job.  I love how she finished this.  Bright colors and even a carrot.  It will fit in well with the rest of my bunnies.

This is the piece that I sent to Bonnie for the Lizzie Kate exchange.  She said she liked it.  I am glad she did. 

Summer is here in Wisconsin.   Near 90s here.  We might not get a spring.

Friday, April 8, 2011

It's about time for an update.

Here is a quick stitch that I picked up at my LNS.  My second finish for the  year.  The colors were so upbeat I could not pass it up.  I am going to frame it in the next couple of days.  It is an older Bent Creek Farms.

Here is a little of decorating that I did yesterday.  I repurposed it.  It was in my kitchen.  Made it way downstairs in storage.  I was cleaning and found it.  It looks perfect there. It is in my hallway.  The bench I got a while ago at a craft fair.
This is the second piece from the challenge that I joined called Up for the Challenge.  I am almost done.  I lost my mojo when I was working on this one and that is how the above two got started.  I know I have more to finish, but I am such a serial starter and my taste changes and I have to start something else to lift my spirts.  This piece is from a SAL from last year on the internet.
Another one that I purchased at the store at the same time.  As soon as I finish this one I bought a frame at the local St. Vincent dePaul Store.  It is similar to the one in the picture of the pattern.  I did not like this pattern when I first started it but I absolutely love it now.  Little House Needleworks is the designer.

This is the first piece that I started for the challenge.  It is a HAED.  It is called Auras Garden.  Beautiful teals, greens, and yellows.  It is stitched 25ct Linen.

For other things......School.
I am still working on Chemistry.  I have bought addtional study guides so the I can pass this bloomin class.  I know that you have to work for what you want.  Enjoy the journey.  My academic ability has had me question alot of abilities. Then I go to stitching then back to chemistry.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Valentine Gift Box Arrived

This is the wonderful giveaway that I received from Cat.  I worked a double shift yesterday and when I got home this was in the mailbox.  Thank you.  Thank you Cat.  I love it all.  I am a big pink and red fan. Smiles.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Primitive Giveaway 
  She is having a wonderful giveaway.  I just found this blog tonight.  I will have fun following her and reading what she has to offer.
Thanks, me

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Stitching Day

A day off and I spent it working on one of my UFOs.  I got some done.  This is from a designer from the internet.  She has a blog and I printed it out probably last spring.  I love the flowers and the bunnies. 

This piece is my first finish of 2011.  I am part of an exchange with Lizzie Kate patterns.  I thought the saying was pretty cool.  I found the fabric at one of the JoAnns near my town.  I tried to mix it up a bit with the checker board ribbon.  I know she recieved it so I can post it here.  I had fun stitching this.  I used the Weeks Dye Works colors that were called for in the pattern.  My exchange partner said that she put it in her kitchen.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Birthday Giveaway

I have been surfing the web and guess what??  I found another giveaway.  It is a birthday celebration.  Go on over to her blog and take a peek.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another Valentine Giveaway.

Here is another Valentines Day giveaway.  Go to her blog and enter.  Isn't it just precious?    Hope everyone has a wonderful valentines day.  Spend it with someone special.  I know I am.  Gonna spend some quiet time with myself.  :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cooking Cashew Chicken/ A Giveaway Winner

This is what I cooked tonight.  It was really easy to make.  It was kinda blah, but that's okay.  It looked really good on the cover of the box.  Maybe it will taste better tomorrow.  I love leftovers. 
About the giveaway.  I WON!!  I usually do not win.  It was the Valentine giveaway that I posted on my blog a couple of days ago.  I am psyched.  My beautiful cross stitch from the exchange and the giveaway.  Best valentine day in a looong time.

Lizzie Kate Exchange

I sent out my Lizzie Kate exchange piece today.  I hope my partner likes it.  It is my first finish of 2011.  I will post a picture as soon as it gets to its destination.
I have started a new book, "Swamplandia!"  So far it's pretty good.  I have started reading right before going to bed.  It seems to help me relax.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  It's suppose to be in the middle 30s.  Woohoo.
Take care.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Valentines Day to me.

I am in a Lizzie Kate Exchange group.  This is the wonderful piece that I recieved today.  This was stitched by Sharlene.  In her little note that she sent me  "This was hard to give up".  I can totally agree.  I am over the hill over this one. You cannot really see very well but the stitched piece is on another fabric piece.  It has dimension.  I have not seen a piece finished like this before.  Thank you so much.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A HAED update

This is what I have been stitching on for the past three weeks.  The colors are great and I enjoy working on the linen.  I have finish reading my latest book.  Hold Tight by Harlan Coben.  It was a great mystery.  I loved how he put all the various pieces of the story in the end.  Made it a real "page turner".  I will be reading more of his work.  He has published like 15 books.  He would make a great writer for tv series.  I have been pretty much working and stitching.  Had my car in the shop for 5 days.  Had to take it in for a muffler and as always, turned into much more.  I cannot complain too much.  It has been a good car.  Not alot of repairs till now.  My son is moving out soon.  That is good for both of us. He found an apartment on his own.  He is in a production of  "Mame".  They started production on it.  He loves the theatre.  So glad he has found something that he can have passion. 
Take care.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Day of Stitching

This is Auroas Garden after one day of stitching.  I am really enjoying how this is turning out so far.  I cannot tell you how many times I changed the color that I used, but it was well worth it. Take care

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Up for a Challenge and 2011 Goals

I have joined the "Up for a Challenge" stitching challenge.  (  I have listed my 15 WIPs that I will be working on this year.  I have decided to do this cause when I finish a piece it really helps my self confidence.   I am also challenging myself to "test out of" four classes so I can start the Nursing part of my BSN journey.  I have Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics, Interp. & Analyse Lit.  When I get those done I can do the four challenge exams.  These exams are to show them (people at Indiana State University) that I have a good sense from my LPN training to continue to be that RN.  I have set some great goals for myself for this up coming year.  Health wise, I want to decrease the amount of meds that I take for my diabetes.  I am on two meds.  This year one med and maybe next year the other med.  My son has some options for an apartment.  I guess that is another goal.  To get him in his own place.  I have some pics to post.  I have two WIPs I am working on.  And, the snippets from my stitching.

 This is a Pat Rogers.  I am not sure when I started this, but I would like to finish it and then frame it.  I love the colors.  I did a stitching mistake in the letters on the first row.  I think that is why I put it down.  I will fix that, finish it, and off to the framers it will go.  It is stitched on 18ct Aida.  All DMC colors.
This is my first attempt at a HAED design.  It is a freebie.  It will be Auroas Garden when it is finished.  It also is all DMC colors. I love the colors.  It is stitched over 2 on 25ct Linen.  I am stitching a block at a time.
This is the start of my TUSAL jar. 
Hope you have a great weekend.  It is suppose to be really really cold here in Wisconsin.  Great weather for stitching or studying.
Thanks for stopping by.