Sunday, January 27, 2008

giveaway winners and new giveaways

The book Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie goes to....Mary
the kit A Little Irish Blessing goes to....Jessica
Congrats and email me with your addresses.

This weeks drawings are :
Book - Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
Cross stitch kit- The Silver Needle - Peace on Earth

email me with what giveaway you want in the subject line. You can put your name in for both the book and the chart/kit.

I am here

I haven't been stitching as much as I should. I got playing Sims2 on the computer again and it is addictive. I did finish an exchange piece and need to mail that out. I have been reading a little bit as well.
My bad news is no car. My engine is shot and I have no more warranty on the car, it is a used '99 mercury Cougar. So we are getting a used engine but the labor will kill us. Although it is my neighbor's shop working on it and he has said if Scott does alot of the work then the labor won't be so bad. Scott does know how to do most of it so that will save us. But coming up with the money ahs to wait til taxes come in, that will be the end of February. meantime Scott has to take me to and from work.
I am so far behind on stitching. I have a few SALs that i wanted to do this month, with the Cross Stitch pals. I also have a RR to start and is supposed to be mailed Feb. 1. I don't know if that will happen for me.
I have all these packages here to mail out of books for the giveaways and a chart but no way to get there. i was supposed to go yesterday but Scott couldn't get me to the PO on time due to unfortunate events that came up for him. And no, I don't live in town to walk.
I finished reading Just Rewards by Barbara Taylor Bradford and is part of her Emma Harte series. I am now reading The Hard way by lee Child. I finished lsitening to Chill Factor by Sandra Brown and am now listening to Ricochet by Sandra Brown. Both are very good.
Well I need to go and get some laundry done and sit and do some serious stitching today. I had started Simply Winter by Waxing Moon, yesterday. it is part of a season SAL through the Cross Stitch pals. I plan on watching Failure To Launch and then listen to Ricochet, while I am stitching. Yesterday I watched Basic Instinct 2.

I will post later of the winners of this weeks book and chart giveaway and list the new giveaways.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

This weeks winner and the new giveaways

This week's chart winner is Connie Irelan
this week's book giveaway is Serena


Now for the new book and chart giveaway:
Book - Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie
Cross stitch kit - The Silver Needle's A Little irish Blessing

email me with what you are putting your name in for, either chart giveaway or book giveaway. Winners please email me with your address

Sunday, January 13, 2008

last week's winner and this week's give away

The winner of the book Worth The Risk by Jayne Ann Krentz is Serena. Please email me with your address. Congrats!
No one signed up for the chart giveaway.

Remember to always include in your subject line book giveaway for the book and chart giveaway for the chart. email me with whatever one you want your name in for

This weeks book:
Perfect partners - Jayne Ann Krentz

This weeks cross stitch chart:
A Year Full of Happy by Sam Sarah Design Studio

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

windy day!!

we had high winds today with gusts up to 75mph.Some lines were down and trees.

I got my car back today and it seems to be running like new. I didn't have to work today as it was a slow day so Scott finally took the tree out of the house and I vacuumed. What fun that is LOL. did some laundry and took a nap. I haven't been sleeping well all week for some reason.

I finished watching The Dresden Files on DVD and then found out that SciFi cancelled the show :-( I thought FOX was the one notorious for that. Medium started their 4th season on Monday night and it was good. I had 3 Netflix movies come in today: Transformers, Shrek the Third and Annapolis. I watched Transformers and gave it a rating of 5/5. great action packed and the graphics were awesome!!

I finished M designs Halloween Bag, It is similiar to a tuck pillow and there is another piece called Autumn that also goes in the bag. So you replace it with Halloween. Plus the kit came with 2 scissor fobs. 1 is for halloween and the other one , of course, is for Autumn. I will work on those as well.

I am reading Hidden moon by Lori Handeland and it is really good. I am about 3/4 done with it. it is a library book so no giveaway on that book. I am also listening to Chill Fatcor by Sandra Brown and am enjoying that as well.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

stitching away

Friday at worked, I finished listening to Midnight In Death by J.D. Robb. it was very good. Last night I finished reading Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson. I am starting to read Hidden Moon by Lori Handeland and will start an audiobook by Sandra Brown. Not sure if it will ne Chill factor or Ricochet. I have them both to download in my Mp3 player.
I finished stitching Joy tree Ornament by M Designs

I am now stitching on Halloween bag from M Designs . I took the class in Myrtle Beach at the Cross Stitch Pals Fall Fling. The class was fun and I want to finish this bag. I will take a pic when i finish it. I then will stitch on the Autumn piece that goes with it and the 2 fobs. But I do have to stitch a fob for an exchange I am in and it needs to be mailed this week.

I watched season I of The Dresden Files. it is a SciFi series that i just found out about. I am not sure if it is a summer show or what. I read the book by Jim Butcher and was told that they made a series on TV based on his series of books. I loved the DVDs that i watched all weekend and will keep an eye out for the series on Scifi.

I have had a couple of bad days with my car. Why does everything have to be computerized and harder to figure out what is wrong with a car? I have had my car worked on but other codes keep popping up. I can't drive it or I will be in a car accident and I can't trade it in because I still have a 1 1/2 years left on payments. Besides I love my car. it is a '99 Mercury Cougar and it handles awesome!! I have a great stereo system in it as well. I am hoping once it is fixed this time that it will run like mint again.

Justin had Alex over for the weekend, which he is a great kid. Dylan spent Friday with Vanessa at a friend's house and then Vanessa showed up today , to hang out with me while Dylan was at work. She is the best thing to happen to him and he knows it lol.

Give aways

I plan on giving one book and one cross stitch pattern away every week. I will post on Sundays and you have til Saturday to email me. I will put names in a bowl and have one of my boys or Scott draw a name and I will post on Sunday who won. My books all have bookcrossing labels and I would like it if you go to the site to say you received the book and again when you read it but it isn't mandatory, it is just fun.
email me

This weeks book:
Worth The Risk by Jayne Ann krentz

Glendon Place- The Maiden of the Harvest

Thursday, January 03, 2008

movies watched in 2007

Devil's Diary
Final Destination 3
Music & Lyrics
Van Wilder The Rise of Taj
The Ultimate Gift
Because I Said So
Perfect Stranger
Bridge To Tarabithia
The Messengers
Night at the Museum
Tristan & Isolde
Running Scared
The Illusionist
Last Holiday
Write & Wrong
Date Movie
Wolf Creek
Spiderman 3
Rumor Has It
Valley Girl
City Of Angels
The Producers
The Lake House
Tuff Turf
Sixteen Candles
Pretty In Pink
Nanny McPhee
Stick It
Eight Below
Silent Hill
Ghost Rider
Wild Hogs
Match Point
The family Stone
Cheaper by The Dozen 2
Aeon Flux
An Unfinished Life
Christmas At Water's Edge
Snakes on a Plane
Sixteen Candles(one of my favs)
The Thing About My Folks
All She Wants For Christmas
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
The Road To Christmas
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (family channel)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
28 Days
the Covenant
A grandpa For Christmas
Griffin & Phoenix
Carolina Moon
Tara Road

Books read in 2007

Cross - James Patterson
Storm Front - Jim Butcher
Mum's The Word - Kate collins
This Pen For Hire - Laura Levine
All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
Definately Dead - Charlaine Harris
Dead As a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
Sins & Needles - Monica Ferris
A Crazy Little Thing Called Death - Nancy Martin
Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too - Nancy Martin
Cross Your Heart & Hope To Die - Nancy Martin
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a deom Hunting Soccer Mom - Julie Kenner
Steamed - Susan Conant & Jessica Conant Park
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell - Lilian Jackson Braun
In Plain Sight - Tara Taylor Quinn
Candy Apple Dead - Sammi Carter
The Stolen Child - Keith Donohue
green Angel - Alice Hoffman
Canine Caper - Rose Block
Picture Perfect - Fern Michaels
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
Naomi's Room - Jonathan Aycliffe
Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodward
Vampaholic - Harper Allen
Touch a Dark Wolf - Jennifer St. Giles
Sleeping With The Fishes - Mary Jancie Davidson
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
The Other Twin - Hunter Morgan
To Catch a Cat - Marian Babson
First Offense - Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
Interest of Justice - Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
What She Can't See - Hunter Morgan
Masquerade - Gayle Lynds
Don't Look Down - Jennifer Crusie
Two Little Girls In Blue - Mary Higgins Clark
Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult
Hitched - Carol Higgins Clark
Burned - Carol Higgins Clark
Popped - Carol Higgins Clark
Jinxed- Carol Higgins Clark
Fleeced - Carol Higgins Clark
Twanged - Carol Higgins Clark
Red Lily - Nora Roberts
Black Rose - Nora Roberts
Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts
The Chocolate Bridal Bash - Joanne Karl
Can You Keep A Secret - Sophie Kensella
Peach Cobbler Murder - Joanne Fluke
Thanksgiving - Janet Evanovich
Darl Tort - Diane Mott Davidson
Let Me Whisper In Your Ear - Mary Jane Clark
Prior Bad Acts - Tami Hoag
Daniel's Veil - R.H. Stavis
Simply Sensual - Carly Phillips
Cell - Stephen King
Love Overboard - Janet Evanovich
Echoes - Danielle Steel
Robot Santa - Dean Koontz
Hot Blooded - Lisa Jackson
S Is For Silence - Sue Grafton
Kill Me - Stephen White
The Chocolate Mouse Trap - Joanna Carl
Mary, Mary - James Patterson
Tara Road - maeve Binchy
A Peach of a Murder- Livia J. washburn
Nights of rain & Stars - Maeve Binchy
Quentins - Maeve Binchy
Kitty & The Midnight Hour - Carrie vaughn
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers - Lilian Jackson braun
Step On a Crack - James Patterson
Envy - Sandra Brown
Knit one, Kill Two - Maggie Sefton
The Case of the Roasted Onion - Claudia Bishop
Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich
Lean mean Thirteen - Janet Evanovich
Metro Girl - Janet Evanovich
Coming Out - Danielle Steel

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

January Goals

stitch on Fishing Santa Stocking
stitch on MH Flying High
JCS 2004 Brittercup Noel Birdhouse ornament
JBW Designs Christmas keepsakes II reindeer ornament
Halloween/Fall bag and fobs - M Designs class in Myrtle Beach
stitch on TW The Storyteller
stitch Waxing Moon Simply Winter

Sweet Revenge - Diane Mott Davidson
Hidden Moon - Lori Handeland
Just Rewards - Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Hard Way - Lee Child
Bad Luck trouble - Lee Child
laced - Carol higgins Clark
I Heard That Song Before - Mary Higgins Clark
Drop Dead Beautiful - Jackie Collins
Midnight in Death - J. D. Robb
a couple by Sandra Brown

Movies or TV DVD shows:
The Santa Clause 3
The Dresden Files season 1
Shrek The Third
Basic Instincts 2
Failure To Launch
Live Free or Die Hard


Here are my December goals that i made:
stitch on Fishing Santa Stocking stitched a little bit on it
stitch on MH Flying High stitched a little bit on it
M Designs Joy Tree ornament started it
stitch on Waxing Moon Simply Winter nope

Reading goals:
The Case of the Roasted Onion - Claudia Bishop finished
Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich finished
Lean Mean thirteen - Janet evanovich finished
Coming Out - Danielle Steel finished
Sweet revenge - Diane Mott Davidson started
Metro Girl - Janet Evanovich finished
Motor Mouth - Janet Evanovich started

Happy New Year!!!

New Years Eve was nice. Scott and I stayed home and Justin had his boyfriend over and Dylan had his girlfriend over. We stayed up late and watched the ball drop. Had a lot of food.

New Years Day I took down all the Christmas decorations and the tree ornaments. That tired me out so I took a nap, although staying up til 1:30 in the morning didn't help lol. I then got all of my goals writtn down for the month and I started and finished an ornament for the Cross Stitch pals 2008 Myrtle Beach challenge.

I also watched The Santa Clause 3 , which was cute.

Today I had to work til 4, came home to stitch and watch TV shows on the DVR.
I also started to listen to Midnight in Death by J. D. Robb and did read Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson. I am not finished with them yet. Then I turned on the DVR and watched :
Grey's Anatomy 12/6
Women's Murder Club 12/7
General Hospital 12/21
while stitching on M Designs Joy Tree ornament