Thursday, November 30, 2006

To Knot or Not and progress

How do you secure your thread when you begin a new one? Specifically,do you or have you ever used a waste knot?
I usually use the loop method or just hold the tail down with about 3-4 stitches on the back. Never any knots except I do use them if stitching on shirts so that they last through the wash.

Today I stitched on LK August Block and accomplished quite a bit. I am not sure if I will get it finished tomorrow.

DVD- Derailed
Hallmark Movie - Candles on Bay Street
General Hopsital, Grey's Anatomy

Reading: Finished Cutwork by Monica Ferris, Started April Shadows by V.C. Andrews

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

2 finishes

I am really tired so bear with me. I finished LK July block and started LK August block.
Today was breakfast day with the morning girls, from Curves. had a good time :-)

finished 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber, awesome book
started Cutwork by Monica Ferris and have 3/4 done

DVD Chicken Little
TV- General Hospital, Bones, Medium

stitching away

I have most of the July block done. Liberty is surrounded in white but you can't see it in the pic. So all I have to do today is the left side of that block with deep sea and then it will be done
Tv watched: A Perfect Murder, Tuff Turf, General Hospital, Standoff, House, and Veronica Mars
Reading: 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber. read 3/4 of the book and it is awesome.

Today's plans: Going to Curves, then breakfast with the Curves girls. Laundry and then stitch. Hoping to finish July block and start August and finish reading 16 Lighthouse Road. Watching : Chicken Little, Derailed, General Hospital, Bones and Medium.

The movies that I have been watching are DVDs, some borrowed and some from Netflix.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Stitching Day!

I finished LK June Block and started July. While stitching I finished the audiobook The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip Margolin and watched General Hospital and then tonight a DVD Phase IV which was really good.
I will be starting to read 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber.
I didn't post a pic of the ornament I worked on Saturday as I didn't get much accomplished on it. Was a busy day and then Sunday I ended up laying on DS#1's Nintendo DS game system with the game Pokemon Leafy Green version. Oh how addictive these video games are LOL. Maybe I should grow up? nah what fun would that be.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Christmas Ornament Day!!

In honor of Christmas I stitch on an ornament the 25th of each month. I will be stitching on a JCS ornament by Imaginating Inc. I started it last month and am hoping to finish it today.
I celebrate Thanksgiving today with the inlaws.
Did anyone watch the General Hospital special last night on SoapNet? it was really good and just about finished LK June Block while watching it.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends and a good day to those of you not celebrating :-)

Yesterday I didn't get alot of stitching time in but I did finish May Block and started June.
Watched 3 The O.C. episodes that I had DVRd, a Veronica Mars and a Vanished.

Also watched GH, which made me cry. SoapNet has a special on tomorrow night 7pm-midnightET/PT it is the only soap that I watch. I used to be a big soap addict and watched them from 12:30-4pm every day and taped when I wasn't home. I went through this spell a few years ago that I dropped the soaps. I did just pick up GH this spring and will probably stick with it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Another stitching day

I stitched on LK Blocks all day. I will have May done tomorrow.
Watched: Standoff, House , and Veronica Mars.
Listening to:The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip Margolin

Monday, November 20, 2006

productive day!

First I started out this morning sewing 2 ornaments for exchanges so no pics of those. Once those were done then I pulled out the LK December Stamp to finish. I got all done and then closed the pattern and realized that the flakes and mitten, in red, were supposed to be a light blue. The pattern said GAST Liberty and I didn;'t have it so I substituted WDW Liberty in its place. Not thinking of making sure they were the same. Well low and behold they are not and never paid attention til it was all done. I was wondering why they would use a red for snowflakes but stitched it anyways. I have decided to leave it all red instead of ripping it out. What do you all think? This is a Christmas gift.

After that was finished I pulled out LK Blocks. I started May and only got a small amount done. I am hoping to show more progress tomorrow :-)
I want to say thank you to whoever told me about Newsgator for being updated on new posts to blogs that i visit. I love it and since I have dial up it cuts my computer time down drastically. I have about 30 blogs that I would read a day and that would take me 4 hours to get through. Now I can read all of my emails, 3 Bulletin Boards and then newsgator tells me what has new posts on blogs and mostly have 12- 18 a day to get through so now I am down to 2 hours a day online. I am supposed to get DSL in january so that should cut even more time for me :-)

Mary Ann, welcome to blog world and it is nice of you to visit and post.

I have been getting more comments all the time and I love it.

So far I have finished 4-5 things from my 50 Project Challenge :-)

Sunday, November 19, 2006


I did manage to stitch a little bit on December yesterday. I was busy grocery shopping, dropping something off to the hunters(DH and his group) Taking DS#1 to work and then DS#2 had 4 friends over so I was watching them and they took over my TV and DH was in the other room watching TV , we don't like the same shows. So I did manage to read 4 of the magazines out of 30 in my pile LOL.
I am now on the last disc of Sesaon 5 of Gilmore Girls. I will be getting season 6 sometime today.
DH and DS#2 are working and DS#1 is having a friend over today so it will be quieter.

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Do you stitch Christmas ornaments? If so, how many do you stitch each year and for whom? If not, why not?
I stitch alot of ornaments a year. I stitch sports ornaments, for a charity and do at least 30. I also stitch a couple for exchanges and I try to do at least 6 a year out of the JCS ornament issues. This year though I think I have done 2 or 3.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

getting alot accomplished

This week I have been stitching on the LK Stamps. I finished October and started November. I am hoping to have it all done this weekend. This is a Christmas gift. After this I pull out the LK Blocks that I had started.
I am on season 5 disc 3 or 4 of Gilmore Girls. I really like this series.
I finished reading Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson and it was really good. I am now listening to an audiobook: The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip Margolin. I am on cassette 3 of 6. Pretty good so far.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Catching up

Saturday a friend came over for finishing day. I made chili and homemade red Lobster cheesy biscuits. I taught myself a finishing technique and messed up a little bit but I tried it on something that is for me. No pics of it. I do need a rotary cutter with a mat for cutting fabic though :-)
Sunday I took DS#2 and a friend of his to the mall. I like Christmas but I get sick of it real quick because Thanksgiving used to be an important holiday and for giving thanks and beeing with family. But already the Christmas decorations are up, santa was there and they were playing Christmas music. I will not be going back to the mall anytime soon. Let's get through Thanksgiving first. it is over looked now.
I am now stitching on the LK Stamps and am on October. They are a Christmas gift and I will post a pic tonight. Also watching season 5 of Gilmore Girls.
Reading Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson and trying to get it finished in the next 2 days.
DS#2 had a 6 week checkup on his leg. it is healing really well and he can go back to work this week. His gym teacher has him doing things with his upper body since he can't play gym yet.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


I did it!!! it is finished :-) Now I just have to send it off to Gisele to have it finished into a stocking :-) I had promised her I would have it finished by the end of summer but model pieces had come in and took up some of the time. I actually did a happy dance around the house and my boys thought I was nuts but then DS#2 said he wants a stocking. So we are going through patterns.

I am working on the LK Flip it Stamps now, I am on October and they are all on one piece of fabric. This should be done by the end of next week.

After cleaning this morning I sat and stitched. Watched Season 4 discs 3 and most of 4 of Gilmore Girls. Then tonight I watched Smallville, Grey's Anatomy and then Supernatural. I did manage to get in some reading time of Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

almost done

I did very well today on this and by the looks of this, if nothing comes up, it will be done tomorrow. I can't wait :-) I have my dancing shoes ready. I also have to put DHs name at the top of the stocking.
I have 2 Christmas ornaments to stitch up then for 2 exchanges and then onto LK Flip It Stamps.
I am watching season 4 of Gilmore Girls and am on disc 3. Tonight I watched Bones and DVRd The O.C. and then watched the mid season finale of Lost and now have to wait til Feb 7 for it to come back on :-(

I have decided to do the 50 project challenge that I saw some posted on their blogs. I made my list of 50 that need to be done until I can buy a chart. My goal is to either finish 50 or wait til Cross Stitch pals 10 year anniversary next October. Whichever comes first.

My dog is a woos

I accomplished this much stitching today. As you can see I had finished the one section and I have stitched all the white in this last section. Hoping today will be productive as well.

This is my big baby. He is 5 1/2 years old. I adopted him from a shelter when he was 1 1/2. he is a rottie /shepherd mix. Loves my cats and my kids. if company comes he thinks they are here to play with him LOL. Any ways yesterday he had his yearly checkup and shots. So as soon as he sees his leash he knows he is going bye bye. Loves car rides so he is all excited. We pull into the vets and another dog is getting out of a car. A little mini dachsund same color as Dreyx(my dog). They sniff each other and my dog wants to play but the other dog growls a little and barks. So Dreyx backs up a little. We all go into the vets office and they have me weigh Dreyx. he now weighs 99 lbs. Just a little more than the vet wanted but they don't say anyhting. Now is the fun part. They call us back to the examination room and we are walking and all of a sudden I get stopped in my tracks. My dog does not want into the examination room. he has his feet rooted firmly as can be, on linoleum. Fighting with all of his will. So we try to get him into another exam room, same results. We move onto the 3rd room, same thing. We try coaxing him with bones and sweet talk. it is not going to happen. Finally the vet pulls and I am pushing from behind and we get in the room. he is now hiding behind me LOL. He has never done this before so I don't know what his problem is. He gets his shots and since he is already cowered down I have the vet clip his nals, which he hates to have done. One thing I can say is he never growled or tried to bite. Just was a big woos LOL. Now I need to renew his dog license this week.

Anyways after all of that I did stitch quite a bit. Around 4 I got a migraine, from this rainy weather. makes my stomach off so i decide not to go to the women's church meeting. I lay n a dark room for awhile. Ibuprofen just takes the edge off. I decide to try stitching again and did manage to stitch some more.

Linda K asked what my next project will be and I need to finish the LK Flip It Stamps. They are all on one piece of fabric. I only have October, Nov and Dec to stitch on that. it is also a Christmas gift.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Another good day

I stitched on more of the deer today. I had hoped to finish this section but other things came up today. Tomorrow is ornament day but the rest of the week I will stitch on this and I am hoping it will be done by the end of the week.
Watched NASCAR, well most of it. Tony Stewart won the race. I never did catch the end of the Buffalo Bills game so I am not sure who won but I will find out soon. Last time I saw it they were ahead.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Productive Day!

Everyone was gone most of the day so I finished Season 3 of Gilmore Girls and stitched the day away. DH and DS#1 were at work. DS#2 had a friend over for a couple of hours and then went to DS#2's girlfriend's house. DH picked up DS#2 on the way home from work so at 10:00 they all walked in the door. The quiet was nice and no one to cook for. I made a huge pot of hamburger soup last night. So when DS#1 and Dh went to work they took some of that with them. DS#2 and his friend had some for lunch and I had some for lunch and for supper.

Friday, November 03, 2006

You are all invited

to my house, in western NY
WHEN:Saturday, Nov. 11
Time: 9am-?

For a ornament, ect. finishing day or just bring your stitching along and stitch away. If you can make it great, email me for directions . I would love to see you.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Good Stitching Day

I had a pretty good day today. I finished the bottom left section of the stocking and stitched the white on the bottom right. Then I switched and stitched up the Autumn Bread Cover. I go to Curves 3 times a week and my instructor's ;ast day is tomorrow. She will be greatly missed so I stitched up the bread cover for her as a Thank You.
I am on disc 3 or 4 of Sesaon 2 of Glmore Girls. Plus I watched a disc of Tripping The Rift. It is a sci fi crude cartoon show. it is really funny. Then tonight I watched: Smallville, The O.C. , Supernatural and DVRd Grey's Anatomy.
DS#1 will be filling in at the gas station where DS#2 works and DH is the manager. Since DS#2 will be on crutches for a couple of more weeks and someone else quit the gast station, then DS#1 is going to fill in.
We got quite a snow flurry this afternoon and everything is covered. Yuck!

scissor fobs for sale

I have been making scissor fobs for quite a while now and have decided to sell them. I make a few each day and keep adding to my pile. They are $10 each plus $1 for S&;H US . You can email me with the order

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

SBQ and updates

I finished 2 sports ornaments on Monday. Then I finished Twisted Oaks Model piece, today. Then picked up Snowy Forest evening Stocking and got quite a bit stitched on that while watching Gilmore Girls Season 2, Tonights Bones and then Lost.

Today's SBQ was suggested by Lee ( is:
How did you decide on the title of your stitching blog? Was it random,or does it have a special meaning to you or about you?

Musings to me is posting about anything that comes to mind and what I am doing.