Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Playing catch up

I had a lot of pics to share. These are from the ice storm we got January 15.

Thisis from my front yard
My poor car
My red maple tree
My side yard. The ice lasted over a week but luckily we didn't lose power.

Sunday is my finishing day and this is what I accomplished . I have to buy some bellpull hardware for 2 of the designs.
The stocking that I made for DH has been finished, by Gisele, who I know throuhg Stitching Sisters yahoo Group. She did a fantastic job on it.

I stitched up the volleyball ornament yesterday and finished Cricket collection Cup of Cocoa Mittne. This is a freebie pattern I had.

Now I am stitching on 2003 JCS Cross My Heart Sbow Puppy ornament. I started this on the 25th but hadn't stitched in a few days.
Sorry I haven't been reading blogs or updating mine on a regular basis. I will be doing that more often again.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

been MIA

Cricket Collection - Cup of Cocoa Mitten

Joy of the Needle- Merry Christmas ornament

soccer ornament

Well I was sick for most part of the weekend so I didn't go online. In between sleeping , though, I was playing Sims 2. Monday i woke up feeling better but my sides hurt. I did get a lot of stitching done yesterday.

TV Watched:
Sundays 24- DVR
An Unfinished Life - DVD
General Hospital
What About Brian

finished - Kill Me - Stephen White
S is For Silence - Sue Grafton

Friday, January 12, 2007


I finished August and started September, of A Year Full of Happy by Sam Sarah.

I cleaned the family room and did 2 loads of laundry. The phone wouldn't stop ringing everytime I ran the vacuum. Didn't think I would ever get anything done. All was quiet once noon hit.

TV watched:
Live! With Regis and Kelly
Ghost Whisperer - DVR
Desperate Housewives - DVR
What About Brian - DVR
Christmas At Water's Edge - DVR
General Hospital
Grey's Anatomy

Kill Me - Stephen White, I have about 100 pages left. The storyline is good but it is very slow moving.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

July is Done and August is begun

I finished July and started August, of a Year Full of Happy. I think July is the only square that is filled in with stitches.

I visited with my parents, this morning. Gave my dad his birthday gift. He received the Frogs cube that i finished , on Sunday. Plus, while in SC , last October I had found a frog plug for a tub or sink. It is the cutest thing and something unique, which my parents loved. Yes, my dad collects frogs and their masterbath is done in frogs. but they have to be realistic and not cartoonish.

TV watched:
Live! With Regis and Kelly
General Hospital
Snakes on The Plane - DVD

Kill Me - Stephen White

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Year Full of Happy

This is what I stitched on all day. I did clean the kitchen and wiped down everything, cleaned windows and DS#2 washed the floor. I also washed 2 loads of jeans and put away yesterdays clothes.

I am stitching the July block of this piece.

TV watched:
All She Wants For Christmas- DVR
The Thing About My Folks - DVD
General Hospital
Sixteen Candles - DVD ( 1 of my favorite movies)

Kill Me by Stephen White. This book seems a little slow at first but it is starting to pick up.

Monday, January 08, 2007

productive day!

I had a pretty good day today. Went to Curves this morning. Came home and vacuumed and dusted in the living room. Washed 2 loads of laundry and put a load away. Mondays are ornament days for me. I stitch the sports ornaments for a charity and stitch one a week. Then I decided, this year, I will also stitch freebies. I had started the Don't Peek ornament , from Cricket Collection, a few months ago. I finished that today. Then I started the Merry Christmas ornament that is a freebie from Joy of The Needle. I will finish that next Monday. The rest of this week I will stitch on Sam Sarah's A Year Full of Happy
Tv watched:
Live! With Regis and Kelly
Rachael Ray
The Road To Christmas - DVR
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio - DVD
General Hospital
2 episodes of Lifetime's Straight, Gay or Taken
To Be Fat Like Me - Lifetime movie
finished The Chocolate Mouse Trap - Joanna Carl
started Kill Me - Stephen White

Sunday Finishes

I have made a New Years Resolution , to have Sundays as my finishing day. I finish what I had cross stitched during the week and things that are sitting in a big box. Yesterday I did quite well. I put together the ornaments and then the cubes. Sewed up the halloween banner. Then when DS#2 came home he helped me make the cording for the ornaments. The Frog cube is a gift ti my dad, his birthday is Wednesday and I did the cording as it is more masculine than a bow. The Hats cube is for my mom, whose birthday is in March. I will look for Red Hat wired ribbon to finish it. The ornaments are mine as well as the Halloween banner.

While sewing I also was fixing lasagna and taking DS#1 to work. I picked Sundays to do finishings as DS#2 and DH work from 7am-2:30 so I have the house pretty much to myself. DS#1 doesn't bother me.

I also cross stitched for about an hour on Sam Sarah's A Year Full of Happy. I am on July now.

Today is ornament stitching day. So I will stitch one sports ornaments and then a freebie, I started, a while ago, by Cricket Collection.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Gentle Soul

A Gentle Soul by Carol Emmer designs.
I would have finished this today but I ran out of one color of DMC. You would think, that since I have a dresser drawer of extra floss, that I would have it. So once I get it this weekend it will be done. I just need to stitch in that color. I started Hinzeit Frogs. It is a gift for my Dad , as his birthday is next Wednesday. I will finish it in a cube. All that I got done was the outside frame so I am not taking a pic yet.

My kids came home and told me that The O.C. is being cancelled on FOX. I didn't believe them so i had to check it out online, and sure enough they are playing the last 8 episodes and then it is done. I love this show and will miss it.

TV watched today:
Ghost Whisperer-DVR
Medium - DVR
3 episodes of General Hospital
The O.C.
The Chocolate Mouse Trap - Joanna Carl

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Well I survived Christmas and New Years. I hope everyone had a great Holiday. For the new year I decided to change the look of my blog and revamp it. I hope that you like it. I still need to get my Avatar back but am not doing the clock.
DS#1 got Sims2 for Christmas and I am hooked. I loved Sims 1 but this one is so much better. Now DS#1 and I can not find the disc 1 of Sims 1 and we have searched high and low for it. Looked through all DVD , CD and other games cases.
I have been stitching on Gentle Soul by Carol Emmer but haven't taken pics in a while. Will do that tonight.
I also have been reading quite a bit. I just finished Mary, Mary by James Patterson and it was awesome. I am now starting The Chocolate Mouse Trap by Joanna Carl.
Haven't watched much TV either but I did watch the Rose Bowl Parade. Beautiful floats.