Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A little on the fuzzy side

I'm posting these pictures hoping they show up clearer on your monitor than on mine. Something went wonky with the monitor on Sunday and I haven't figured out how to fix it (or if it is even fixable, If not, that will bring on a whole new debate on whether to ditch the desktop, which still works fine and buy a laptop or just buy a new monitor)
Anyway, I stitched this stitchers roll a long time ago (as you will see in the last photo)

 I stitched it in a class but the teacher disappeared before giving us the finishing instructions and I had no idea what to do with it.

 My friend Sherry (no blog) finished it for me recently. I'm so glad it is finally finished!

Until next time,

Friday, March 20, 2015

Looking out my back door

 My poor back yard has been neglected lately.

 We have had so much rain - unfortunately the only thing green out there is weeds.
Look closely by the bench by the fence (ignore the stuff that needs to be power washed)
Nicholas spotted Boots (the neighbors cat) and started barking his fool head off, but this is as close as he got. Boots didn't move until Autumn came out barking then they both moved so fast I couldn't get a picture of them.

Hope you have a great weekend! 
Ours promises to be rain again so I'm off to take in the rain free weather this afternoon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On the bright side

I've been having some issues with my left foot lately. At first it was just kind of a whimpering now and then but has been becoming more frequent. Last week while at my parents my dad asked if I wanted to walk around the block - I didn't know he meant a two mile block! I didn't have my regular walking shoes (I just wear them to the gym because they have a big hole in the toe) By the time we got back that whimpering had turned into an all out tantrum.  I could barely put my foot on the ground. I had on sneakers but they really aren't good walking shoes. I have an appointment with the foot doctor tomorrow, but in the meantime I ordered me a new pair of walking shoes!

Not a lot of stitching going on around here but I will be sittin and stitchin this afternoon! I'm going to ignore the stack of papers that need to be shredded and the one that needs to be filed and just stitch!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I don't have  a lot of Valentine decor but I thought I would show you what I have

Just a few little hearts in glass jars

Some rag balls. If you look in the mirror you can see the balls hanging between the kitchen and breakfast room. The were actually Christmas ornaments that I bought on sale several years ago but they are white and red with hearts on them so I use them for Valentines instead

I finished the (Lizzie Kate - from 2005, I don't exactly get in a hurry sometimes) February stamp just in time to put it in a frame
This is the wall that angles beside the cabinet and is where the rest of my Valentine stuff is. Told you I didn't have much. 

I'm stitching on the March stamp now - I would like to get them all done this year which would be no problem if I didn't have other things that I need to get done. (I've already signed up for one ornament exchange for this year)

Oh well, if they get done, great, if not, there is always next year!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A nice visit

Last week we had a short but wonderful visit with baby boy and his bride. They flew in on Saturday and Ashley had to go back on Tuesday, but baby boy stayed the week then went to San Antonio to spend the weekend with friends there. He barely made it back to New York ahead of the weather (in the wee hours Monday morning) but he did arrive safely..
While we wish the visit could have been longer, we are grateful for the time we had and hope to see them again soon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I got nothing

I haven't been getting a lot done as far as pictures to post go but I did finish this little gingerbread couple up in time to have it out before putting all the Christmas stuffs away. They were from the 3 Stitches get-a-way a couple of years ago and were nearly finished so I pulled them out and got the stitching done a while back but I didn't 'finish' them until closer to Christmas. I made them into a little 'book' so I could fold it to store. I had no instructions, I just kinda made it up as I went along.

Not much else going on around these parts. It's cold (for us) so haven't gotten much done since putting the Christmas decor away. I was going to put my Valentine stuffs out and realized I really don't have much so I decided to stitch something so I dug around and found the Lizzy Kate flip its from 2004 and pulled the February one out to stitch on. I have the charts and fabric for all of them and I found a frame I think will work with them so maybe this will be the year I get them stitched!

Well, I guess that's about all for now. Hope you are all having a great start to the new year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's been awhile

I haven't been here in awhile - had some computer issues (operator error) which I hope have been resolved. Had company, went out of town, had company again. I'm slipping this in while the middle kidlet is still asleep - he takes full advantage of his vacation time to catch up on sleep. He made it here about 10;30 Monday night and the oldest will be here this afternoon.
we put up the tree while they were here for Thanksgiving - it really didn't look that big in the store! I didn't buy any new ornaments - I did make about 10 new ones (well, I made more than that but they went in gift boxes so I ended up with about 10 for myself)
I'll show the new stuff soon - hopefully before the end of the year, but who knows, my schedule has been whacky lately and doesn't seem to be getting any better.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!