Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A giveaway

I see a lot of Bloggers are celebrating their blogiversarys. Well I looked and mine was last month. So here is my giveaway. it is a Autumn beaded scissor fob. Whoever leaves a comment to this post through November 2 will get their name put into the drawing.

BYOB Progress

I stitched a little more on the border and stitched the W. I watched General Hospital and Private Practice tonight.
Had a little bit of a busy day at work. Came home and caught up with everything online and then downloaded 2 audiobooks onto my MP3 player. They were:
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
Blessings by Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

At last a finish

This is LK Autumn Boxer and it was a weekend Quick Stitch a thon but it was more than I thought for stitching and didn't finish it til tonight. I did this with Cross Stitch Forever Yahoo group and a seasonal piece with the Let's Stitch Blog and the Pals Delights Board.
I stitched as much as I could last night while watching General Hospital and True Blood, Then tonight I watched general Hospital, House, and 90210. I also watched a DVR show of 20/20 that had the interview with Steve Irwin's wife a few weeks after his death. My family was a big fan of his and I miss his show. I couldn't watch the interview right away as it would have been real painful then. But I watched it tonight and am glad that I waited.

Tomorrow I will stitching on Glory Bee's BYOB.

To whoever mentioned to me to take 2 Aleve twice a day and to up my Vitamin C, because of my elbow. Thank you. The ibuprofen wasn't touching it but I started taking the Aleves on saturday and today was my fist day without any pain at all.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

LK Autumn Boxer

This is LK Autumn Boxer. I picked this for a couple of reasons. I needed to do a Quick Stitch weekend with Cross Stitch Forever Yahoo group , I used it as part of a SAT on Saturday with the Only One Ewe board and as a season piece with the Cross Stitch Pals Delights board and with the Let's Stitch blog . I had really hoped to finish it tonight but I still have a little more to do. I will finish it tomorrow night, I hope.

So while stitching this weekend I took breaks and Saturday I made homemade bread a beef vegetable soup. Today I made another loaf of homemade bread, since the family loves it and ate it all. I made a chicken and potato soup as well.

I did get in quite a bit of movies. On DVD I watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was good.
Relative Chaos - Family channel movie
The Mermaid Chair - Lifetime movie
Her Sister's Keeper - Lifetime movie
The Patriot- movie channel

Tonight I watched Extreme Home Makeover and then Desperate Housewives.

Yesterday it rained all day and then around 3 this afternoon the winds picked up and it has been raining since. Plus thunderstorms in the distance. Supposed to be cold and rain mixed with snow for the next couple of days.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

TW The Storyteller

Last night was a SAL with the Let's Stitch group and it was from 6pm-midnight. I actually finished a section that I wanted to and put in the last backstitch at 11:58pm. This is also a piece that I am stitching on with the Stitch a Fantasy group.
I watched General Hospital, Ghost Whisperer , some of a Harry Potter movie and then whatever Scott had on.
Today and tomorrow I am stitching on LK Autumn Boxer. It is for 3 groups that I can do it with.
One One Ewe board , Cross Stitch Pals Delights board and Cross Stitch Forever Yahoo group.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ok, who sent the frog?

I had the frog visit but some of it was my own fault. The green called for GAST Baby Spinach. Well I went through all my GAST and I did not have it so I went and pulled out the conversion chart as my chart said to use 305, which I don't have. Well I found a similar color and had most of the green stitched , when lo and behold. Now don't laugh at me, but I had bought the floss for this project and there it sat next to me, DUH!! So the frog was here and I replaced the green DMC with the GAST Baby Spinach. I felt real stupid.
While stitching I watched general Hospital, Smallville, Grey's Anatomy, and Supernatural. If anyone watches Supernatural and you didn't watch tonight's episode yet please watch through the end of the credits. The actor that plays Dean is hysterical in the very end.
My elbow had been giving me trouble today but as long as I have it resting on cushions while stitching, then it is fine to stitch with.
My sinuses are a little better as well and my headache is gone. I keep taking 4 ibuprofen and sudafed, per doctors orders every year. I also added an extra dose of Vitamin C a day.

Tomorrow night is Fantasy and SAT so I will be pulling out TW The Storyteller. Then saturday is have a SAT and a Quick Stitch weekend plus a season SAL so I am doing all of it with one piece called Lizzie Kate Autumn Boxer. Love how I can stitch with all of my groups and use one project to cover them all :-)

Thanks for reading and leaving comments, they mean alot :-)


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I finished the ornament for HOE and decided to try to finish Glory Bee's BYOB. I started it over a month ago and got quite a bit accomplished tonight. I will work on it again tomorrow night.


While stitching I watched some TV. I watched Sunday's True Blood, still not sure if I like the show. General Hospital, The Transformers movie and Private Practice.

Susancnw, thank you so much for the advice. I have been taking ibuprofen and I am not sure if I have Aleve in the house but I will get some tomorrow. I also take Vitamin C already for some other issues I have. Although I was only taking 1 a day so I will try 2 a day now. Plus I take Iron :-) I rested my arm on a cushion tonight and that helped a lot. What you described is what has been happening. Although the numbness is new to me. That started yesterday. I have had this on and off for years but it never acts up when I make the doctors appointment.

Barb, I still need your address for the fob. Sorry if we are having email issues.

Thank you all who visit my blog and leave comments. it means a lot to me and I do read them all.

A little stitching

I have had a problem with my elbow so I took 2 days off from stitching. But it hasn't been any better so I am picking up the needle again. I need to finish the ornament for the HOE.
I came home early today, from work, because of a migraine that was making me sick. It was sinuses and nothing that I took was helping. I got home and laid on the couch with my quilt over my head. Well the warmth under that quilt had helped so much. I still have a small headache but it is bearable. So I am drinking hot tea and putting my face over the cup for the steam and will stitch away. I wanted to go to Curves today but I don't think any of that moving around will be good on this head so I will go Saturday morning.
Last night I watched House and tonight is Private Practice. What are you all watching?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a quick Finish

I am in a Yahoo group and weekends are for Quick Stitches and a blog I am in is starting a SAT on Saturdays so I have decided to stitch up my Mill Hill kits and other small kits. This is Starlight Spell and will be a pin for a coworker. I have another pin that will go to my other coworker.

I haven'st stitched since Saturday because my elbow is bothering me. I get like this a couple of times a year so I took a break from stitching and housework. I do plan on stitching tonight as I really want to finish an ornament for an exchange. I have been working on so many exchanges and a couple of RRs that my other projects have been neglected. I hope to remedy that this week.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tw The Storyteller

Last night was a SAT (stitchathon) with the Let's Stitch group. So I pulled out TW The Storyteller and also used it for my weekly fantasy stitch with the Stitch a Fantasy group. I watched quite a bit of TV. General Hospital, True Blood, Ghost Whisperer and then a movie, August Rush, which I love!
Today is a SAT with another group and will stitch 1 or 2 Mill Hill kits since it is also Quick Stitch weekend with another group.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good evening

Work wasn't real busy today. I did have to stay late as my supervisor had to leave early.
I called Amy at the Cross Stitch Fling and said hi to the girls. I sure do miss them this year. Got a little teary eyed. Scott said we will go next year so no more buying stash as I have to save for the trip. Besides I have enough to keep me busy.
Tonight I finished an ornament for the Make a Wish Board and started another ornament for the HOE blog.
I watched 1/2 of General Hospital. Then I watched Smallville, Grey's Anatomy, and Supernatural. All good shows tonight.
Going to bed now.
Thanks to all of you that read my blog and leave comments. It always makes my day :-)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

good evening

Had a busy day at work today. Not much going on here. I did catch up with things online. I have about 1 more hour left on the Christmas ornament that I have been stitching. I watched Deja Vu, with Denzel washington , which was a really good movie!! The debates are on now. I don't know about the rest of you but I am sick of everything and still don't know who I want to vote for. I usually know from the beginning but with all this bashing it has gotten quite childish.

This week is the Cross Stitch Pals Fling and I am missing it :-(. Just couldn't afford it this year and I hope they all travel safe and have a great time!! If you have never been there then you have no idea how much fun it is and you walk away with some great friends.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Productive Day

it was dead at work so I left a little early. Picked up Dylan from drivers Ed. Came home and washed dishes and did some laundry. I finished reading 2 books and cross stitch on the Christmas ornament for the Wish. Watched some TV as well
Books Read:
Kitty Takes a Holiday - Carrie Vaughn
Lamb to the Slaughter - Roald Dahl, short stories in a small book

Monday's and today's General Hospital

Barb, I am still not receiving your emails so could you please try my other addy
Carolyn, go to Bookcrossing to see if they have groups in your area. I found mine through a Yahoo group.
Chris, my mom bought the Fearless Fourteen and she just finished reading it so I have it now. We swap books all the time and she now goes to my bookcross meetings :-)
Yvonne, I LOVE the Plum series. make me laugh out loud lol.

My next book to read:
Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Monday, October 13, 2008

Busy day

got up for work, met DH at Java for coffee. Went to work and had to leave early so I could take Dylan to his eye appointment. he had to have new glasses, they will be in 7-10 days. Then we headed to Walmart. I needed to buy a new litter box and a new keyboard for my PC. This one is a lot smaller than my last one and the keys are a little smaller. Then I headed to Panera bread for my monthly Bookcross meeting . My mom handed me her book, Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich. I love these books. Left there and took Dylan's girlfriend home, since she had gone with us. Came home and catching up on everything. Oh , I did read today. At the Eye appointment and I was early at Panera Bread. I think I have about 5 pages left in Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn.
Hopefully tomorrow I will get in some stitching time. I need to finish the one Christmas ornament and then start another one

Sunday, October 12, 2008

progressive weekend

I don't have any pics to share as I finished a RR and am now stitching up an ornament for a Make a Wish BB.
I did watch quite a bit of TV while stitching this weekend. 4 days of general Hospital, 2 Smallvilles and 2 Supernaturals, Ghost Whisperer, True Blood, and Desperate Housewives.
I am still reading Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn. I love this series.

Winner is.....

for the pumpkin fob, my son had helped pick the name, and it is......
Barb of my stitchingtreasures please email me with winner of fob in the subject line, and include your address.. Congrats!!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

a wish pic and Dylan

I received this altoid tin from melissa through the Make a Wish board. She did a great job and I love it.
This is what Dylan looked like a year ago with the longer black hair , he dyed it.

Dylan wanted to chop his hair so he had it done 2 weeks ago and his natural color is back. This is his new girlfriend and her name is Shelbi. She says she takes bad pictures and I had to force her to get her picture taken. She is very pretty and a very sweet girl.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Thank you

to everyone that has been reading and commenting. It is nice to know that I am not the only one who goes through things.

Today was busy at work. When I left the house I stopped for my morning coffee. I am not a big coffee drinker but our local Java has the best kind of coffee. Plus Scott works 3rd shift and I work days. he is justing coming through time when I am leaving for work so we meet every morning for 20-30 minutes and sit and have coffee and sometimes breakfast. Well this morning I got my cup and filled it. I was putting the lid on and spilled the whole cup on the counter. I felt like an idiot but Scott and Chris, who was working laughed it off and helped clean it up. The rest of the day went much better.

I have been reading Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn and am about 3/4 of the way through it. It is pretty good. I liked the first 2 in this series.
Tonight I stitched on Chris's RR while watching Bones and then Private Practice.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Have you ever

wondered what happened to friends? They just stop talking or disappear from your life. I had a very close online friend for years and she is active online but no longer talks to me. I have no idea why, we never had a fight or argument. I email her and never get a reply back. I even have a new email account because she would never get my emails from my old account and still nothing.We used to talk on the phone once in a while and then I stopped calling because she was always busy. I miss my friend but I guess life goes on and new friendships form. I was in her life for a reason at that time. anyone else ever feel like this?

Monday, October 06, 2008

Stitching & reading

I had a busy day at work today. Picked Dylan up from Driver's Ed and then took him to paint the garage/barn that he has been doing. Came home to read emails, BBs and blogs.
Sat down and started Kitty takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn. I like it already and did enjoy the first 2 books of this series.
Then I sat and stitched on a RR and finished it while watching General hospital and True Blood.

I want to thank all of you who have read my blog and left comments. I can't tell you how much it means to me.
My next finishing weekend will be November 15th and 16th. I wanted to do the 1st but Scott's birthday is October 31st and not sure if we are celebrating then or on the 1st. I have a book meeting on November 8th so that makes the 15th & 16th available. Anyone want to join in online or at my house? I will call these weekends FALs. Which was Ruth's idea :-)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Finishing is done

I managed to get all of my Halloween and October finishes done by 6pm Saturday night. Here is a pic of everything. There is about 13 finishes.

The haunted house done on the back fabric I finished into a cube. and used the fabric that I received in a Halloween exchange and the ribbon was some that was leftover from last year. The banner is made out of Mill Hill kits that was my RR a few years ago. I had them stitched on this fabric instead of the perforated paper.
The pillow on the right was actually an idea I got from a craft mag. I sewed the Halloween design onto the front piece of fabric. Then I cut the same fabric for the back and I had a pillow form so instead of sewing the pieces together, I laid the front piece on front and the back piece on the back and then took ribbon and just tied the corners together and there you go. The only sewing I did was making edges neat and the cross stitch piece to the fabric front. In front of it is a spring MH weathervane that I had stitched for an online friend , about a year ago. So that is now done and I will send it to her.
This little Pumpkin fob was stitched from a class that I took, in MB, last year with M Designs. I already have quite a few pumpkin and halloween fobs so I will be giving this away to a blog reader. All you have to do to get entered to win is to leave a post here between today and this Thursday, October 9 by 10 pm est. I will then draw a name and will send it out to you.

I have decided to have a finishing weekend every month and hope you will join in. Either online or at my house. I will post dates this week.

A big thank you to Ruth for giving me this idea.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Some finishes already

I am not posting pics until Sunday night. I got home early as it was dead at work. So I cleaned the house and then got 2 tables set up with sewing machine, ott lite, and glue gun. One table had everything all set up with how I wanted to finish things. Figuring out how I wanted to finish things took a while. I have 4 things done already. I have done a cube, 2 pin keeps and a small bulletin board for Lizzie Kate's Flip Its from a couple of years ago. All of the other projects that i will be finishing all have to be sewn so I have fabric to cut and pin. I have to kind of cover everything up though as I keep finding the one cat, Rascal, laying on top of everything.
I will post again tomorrow night on how tomorrow's finishing went.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

shopping for finishing

Starting tomorrow it is a finishing weekend. I do have a basket with a couple of fabrics and added pins and ribbon, batting and stuffing. But I wanted some more so I went shopping. I went to Joanne's Etc and then to A. C. Moore. This is everything that I bought. Yes, I have been wanting the Gingher scissors called freedom and they were on clearance so I bought them. I saw on someone elses blog the cute big clothespin and I saw it in the dollar bin so I bought that and of course a box. I have done a couple of boxes last Christmas. So this weekend is to finish anything Halloween and October. Then if I have time I will do a few Christmas ornies. I probably have around 50 that need to be finished LOL.

So who is joining me this weekend?

I want to thank those of you who read my blog and post comments. I appreciate it. I am hoping that more read but just don't post comments :-)

September Goals 10/1/08 ( postdated to keep at top)

Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift watched
Prom Night watched
Miss Pettigrew Lives For a day watched
Arctic Tale didn't finish
Deja Vu
A Perfect Day watched
December Boys
The Fountain

John Saul - In The Dark of the Night read
Mercedes Lackey - Burning Water started
- Children of the Night
Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Takes a Holiday

Cross Stitching:
Glory Bee - BYOB (Bring Your Own Broom) started
2 Halloween exchanges finished
JCS 2001 Chessie & Me - Chessie & Friend started
M Designs Shelleen Tree Ornament

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

October Goals

I have decided not to keep this at the top but I will let you know how well I did, at the end of the month.

Ruth's RR
Chris's RR
Christmas Ornament - Make a wish Board
Christmas Ornament - HOE
Glory Bee - BYOB - finish
JCS 2001 Chessie & Me - Chessie & friend- finish
TW The Storyteller - 1 section

Kitty Takes a Holiday - Carrie Vaughn
Joanne Fluke - Key Lime Pie
The Winding Ways Quilt - Jennifer Chiaverini

Deja Vu
December boys
Made of Honor
6 other movies

stitching away

I have been stitching on Ruth's RR and watching TV. I watched General Hospital, Bones, and Private Practice. I also pulled out the stitching plans for October and the scissors for the month and the Halloween fob. I love scissors and collect them so I plan on having a pair for every month. The ones that I want to get are I believe called Glory by Gingher.
I also have a basket of all Halloween and October pieces that I want to finish this weekend and all Halloween fabric and I believe I will get some more tomorrow after work. Maybe some extra floss for braiding. Anyone joining me this weekend on finishes?