Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's me again

Why is there never enough time in the day to do everything I want to do? Maybe I'm jut slow. :(

Last time I said I would show you the one finished piece from the stitching retreat - it is all stitched but who knows when it will get 'finished'. It is supposed to be made into a little zippered pouch - have everything to finish it with, but . . .

I have such nice friends. :) Two of them, they don't even know each other, but  recently they both got to take a little trip and both of them brought something back for me!

Terry brought me tea towels, a pincushion and a little tin of shortbread cookies. That tin was hard to open but I assure you it no longer holds any cookies!

If I had been blogging when the movie Titanic came out I probably would not have told you how many times I went to see it. I was a little obsessed and still watch it when I catch it on tv - I do have it in both VHS and DVD format but I rarely pull out movies to watch. Anyway,
Ann brought me my own necklace!

We have been so wet here there hasn't been much going on. Fortunately where we are we haven't had all the flooding other parts of Houston has had but we have had enough that the ground is squishy when you walk on it. Hubby poured out 5 inches of rain water last night and I think there is another two in there now.

I did decide to skip the May stamp chart and do June - it is stitched but not in the frame yer - I'll get it in there by June one way or another!

Hope you are having a great week. I'm enjoying the sunshine for now because I know it won't last but a couple of hours before it starts raining again!

Friday, May 1, 2015

7 Hours to spare

Put the buttons on this piece at 5:00 yesterday afternoon!

I intended to have it out for display before the end of April but things kept coming up and I couldn't get enough stitching time in, but at least now it is stitched and all I have to do is get it mounted before next April! I've pulled the colors and fabric for May but I' still debating whether I should skip May and go ahead and do June. I know I won't finish May in time for display but I might be able to get June done in time for June.

Right now I have clothes in the washer waiting to go in the dryer and dishes to load in the dishwasher so I will think on it a little longer.
I did finish the retreat piece that was on the qsnap in the last post - I'll show it next time.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Maybe once a month?

Maybe I can make at least one post a month? Clearly once a week isn't working.
Last month I went to the annual 3 Stitches get-away. It's always a fun weekend. 
 This was our 'collection bag' this year
 We had a fall theme this year (it is always different) Everything except the magnet board came home with me as projects to join the other years that I haven't finished. (I am almost finished with the one on the qsnap)
 Some of the give-aways
 I didn't buy a lot this year, but I did manage to use up all the gift certificate from Christmas. :)
 I thought this little guy was too cute to pass up. I have one magnet board that is full of just  magnets, no place for a chart, but he was just too cute to pass up.
 One of my door prizes was this Vera Bradley cup and note card - I had just bought a couple of VB pieces in the same pattern as the note pad. It is always fun to see how door prizes and blind gift exchanges end up fitting the person that gets them!
This was I got in the gift exchange. Love all of it and have been using the mug for my afternoon coffee every day.

I'm quite sure I've left some stuff out of the pictures but things have been a little on the frantic side around here lately. I am an over packer so I usually just keep living out of my suitcase until it is empty then put it back in the closet, I didn't get it empty before there was a family issue that came up and I ended up having to pack again and spent a week in J'ville. I have finally got the suitcase put away but in the process of trying to get things ready for an unexpected trip of unknown length some things got lost in the shuffle. (they are here, just didn't get photographed)

Okay - I'm still way behind on stuff here so I better get to it.
Hope you are all having a wonderful week. We are having great weather but it is supposed to change again tomorrow. :(

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!