Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oh check this out!

Hey everyone... you need to go to Jennifer's Feathers in the Nest blog and sign up for her St. Patrick's Giveaway!!! TRUST ME when I say that you definately want to sign up for it... yummy chocolate Klemscott scissors, fat quarter of beautiful plaid wool and a simply sweet chart from Sampler Girl... Irish Needlebook!  Go there NOW! lol... have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Your Shade update...

It's going along nicely... pretty easy stitch actually...  I'm really liking it!
I got more STASH!!! Yay! 
N.Hinde 1778 mini sampler... ya... 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"  1 over on 35ct... holy smokes!
OOOOHH.... Peaceful Paradise!!!  I have loved this chart from afar... just got it today!!!  I want to start it now... !  But NO... I will resist... I must finish WIPS!!!  I must have will power... I must... I must.. lol... well, we'll see...
and then there is Copper again... he's also my stitchin buddy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Springtime... and Copper stories

Dreaming of spring... Ok... the flowers are not from outside... they are silk, but oh how they put me in the mood...  I looking longingly outside mostly because everytime we get snoow it gets warm and then we have a mess.  Granted it hasn't gotten warm enough to actually make the ice go away... just warm enough to melt stuff and then freeze to make skating rinks... however I don't skate.  It snowed probably a good 3 inches last night, now it's 40 degrees and thinking of rain... the water is running off my roof...  Lovely!

Picture 2 and 3 is Copper... napping on the couch... he does have it rough doesn't he?  I do love him to pieces though!  He's my 3rd child...

Ok, I have a "Copper Story" for you... Copper loves chocolate, he apparently never heard there was a health risk for dogs to eat chocolate because he will eat it by the pound!  (and I'm really not exagerating much)  His love affair with chocolate goes back to puppyhood when he "broke into" several Christmas baskets and ate the Hershey Kisses out of them... (very civilized... he takes the wrappers off)  Then Mike (hubby) came home from work (he sells hearing aids) with a 2 lb box of fudge (from a man who owned a candy store and bought hearing aids)  He gave it to me in our room while unpacking his work cloths... being side tracked I set it on our bed and forgot it.  Later that evening I went in my room to discover an empty fudge box... OMGosh!!! 2 POUNDS of FUDGE??? I figured he had expired somewhere or was on the sugar high of a lifetime... but no.  Later I found a brick of fudge in my dirty clothes... hmmm... and then hidden in Brandon's room... ahhh... we are stashing it away for later! Smart dog!!!  Yesterday I went in my closet and found a Candy Quick White Chocolate box with the corner chewed off... hidden under some clothes... we've been on a no candy diet so I guess he decided to raid the pantry... lol... what a mutt!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dreams, business and stash...

I'm thinking of doing something new... well... sort of... not really...   hmmm... now that doesn't make any sense does it?  It's just if I put it down here... then I'm somewhat accountable.  For quite sometime I've thought of starting my own pattern/design business.  Maybe even a small web based needle shop... though I don't know about that... I suppose it could start with kits... hmmm...  There, I've said it.  I'm thinking cross stitch (of course) but it could easily branch into needle punch/rug hook & quilting.  Which I think all go together anyways!  LOL...
I guess, I need to start talking with established designers for information.  I have a couple of charts made up... maybe I will post one as a freebie and see what you think??? 
Ok... so, stash... there really is much to report! LOL  The last picture is a block of the month that I am participating at my local quilt store.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good Morning

How is your morning?  Mine is sunshining (Ya!), but snow and ice...  I am so wanting spring... I was on Beth Twist's site My Heatstring and she has lovely pictures of spring buds and blooms... I look outside and see winter.  deep long sigh..........
But today is bible study day so I'm busily tiding up my house.  We have a small group of gals that have come over.  This next few months is the Book of Revelation through Beth Moore.  If you like to do bible study I strongly recomend Beth Moore
I will be back... I have to make coffee... hot water... I have a small treat in oven and my hair needs curled! lol
but here's what I'll be stitching on later today...
Erica Michaels:  The Lord is your shade.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Hey! I'm back... sorry I've been gone so long!  So much going on here... the first year my child played basketball!  We are on our way to District Tournements!  Their team ranked 2 in their league.  He's on the tourney team... but probably won't play much.  He's excited.
Corey has not had a seizure since October 14.  We've got him on a vitamin/mineral diet plan... we've cut back on his meds.  I am so praying he'll be better.  And finally we have an offer on our farm.  Oh, how good it would be to get that sold!!!
So many projects to do... Cross stitch is still my love.  I've been quilting also. 
I've finished 2 more stockings!  How dumb of me though... I forgot pictures before I sent them away! 
Here is the last one... it hasn't been finished yet...  I have 2 more and I think I will be done with those... lol... maybe... ya right!