Saturday, January 31, 2009

January ornament

I started this last weekend and finished it today. it is Santa's On His Way. It is by Rosie & Co. and from the JCS 2003 Christmas issue.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Christmas Angel progress

I stitched on her face tonight, while watching Lost and General Hospital.
I started to listen to Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I am hooked on the series now.

lots of WIP and 2 finishes and a NEWS!!!

I have some good news but I am going to make you wait and read my progresses first. Now stop groaning and no you better not be scrolling down to read it. I knew you would, you just can't resist. LOL

Last Thursday I pulled out Night Before Christmas and worked on Santa in chimney. I just need to do the backstitching on it. That will get done tomorrow night.
LK Hoppy Easter is finished. Well not the way the chart shows it. I did this for my RR with the Belle's. My RR is Easter. I am using 2 pieces of fabric. 1 is for a bellpull and the other piece will be for a pillow.
Then Sunday I finished Brittercup's Trick or Kitty Treat. The pic came out darl but I think it is cute.
Monday night I stitched on Rocky Mountain Christmas by Marty Bell. I started this many years ago and love the piece but the changing of colors all the time is as bad as a TW.
Last night I stitched on Mirabilia's Winter Queen. I finished the 1 section, that was my goal. I can't wait to stitch on her again.

I am also thinking of changing my rotation. Quilt Sampler and Night Before Christmas are 2 SALs with 2 different groups and Quilt sampler is supposed to be done in February as part of an incentive. I do enjoy stitching on them. So I was thinking for february to stitch one week on the Quilt and then another week on Night Before Christmas and alternate the weeks. Then go back to daily rotations in March.
I started an ornament - JCS 2003 issue- Rosie & Co. - Santa's on His Way. I will finish it this weekend.

I finished the aaudiobook New Moon by Stephenie Meyer and I enjoyed it very much. I will be starting Eclipse, tonight.
We have been getting a lot of snow. We have been in snow warning from 10pm last night until 1am Thursday morning with a foot of snow when done. Roads have been horrible but schools didn't close because of state mid terms.

Ok so now for the good news. Are you ready?
JUSTIN DS#1 is on the Dean's List at college. I am so thrilled for him and so proud. We got the letter in the mail yesterday and he happened to be home. I handed him his mail and he opened it and the surprise and grin on his face was priceless. He started giggling and told me what it said. Way to go Justin!!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday Rotation

I stitched on this today. Have this whole 1/4 section done except for the holly and beads. I will add them when i am all done cross stitching this piece. it is Christmas Angel by Joan Elliott from The Cross Stitcher December 1996 issue.

Season Premier of Lost was on tonight and it was good to see it back. I sure did miss it.

I listened to quite a bit of New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Came home and charged my MP3 player so it is ready for tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesdays Rotation

I stitched on this during the evening. Mirabilia's Winter Queen. I love stitching on her.

Work was slow the past 2 days. We have to rely on mail for work. Well no one picked up Saturdays mail and the PO was closed on Monday so we had 7 samples to work with and I left work at noon. Today we only had 30 and I was done by noon so I left at 12:30. I wasn't feeling good anyways so I caught up on emails and BBs , picked up Dylan's girlfriend and then took a nap for 1-2 hours. I am feeling better now. I watched last week's and tonight's episodes of 90210 and wanted to watch General Hospital that I thought had DVRd only to find out that the soaps were not on. Bummer as it was getting good. I don't get into all the hoopla of the inauguration, sorry if it offends anyone. This country has money problems and to spend it all on that just was upsetting to me. My opinion and I am entitled to it :-)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

progress pics

Friday night I stitched on TW The Storyteller. This was my Friday SAT with Let's Stitch blog and Stitching Sisters Yahoo group.
Today I stitched a little bit on my Halloween piece, Brittercup's Trick or Kitty Treat. I was hoping to finish it today but was playing on the computer today.

Saturday I went to a party at my mom's house. it was a Tastefully Simple party and I love their products. They have spices and dips and all kinds of good things. So I booked a party and having it with Shelbi, DS#2's girlfriend. She went with me and loved it. I didn't get in any stitching time on Saturday.
What else went on this weekend, hmm. Oh yeah I now own the movie Mamma Mia. My mom recieved 2 copies for Christmas and she didn't want the widescreen version that my dad gave her so I now own it. The temps have gone up today, woohoo!! it is 10:30 pm and 17F. Still cold but much more bearable than it had been.
I got caught up on General Hospital , watched 4 episodes today. I didn't get a chance to listen to New Moon by Stephenie Meyer, this weekend. I did start it on Thursday at work but that was it. Hoping to get most of it listened to this week.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I won an award

I won this from Carolyn NC , thank you so much. You have been a great friend.
I am supposed to list 5 of my addictions and name 5 bloggers who I think are "Fabby."

So here are my 5 addictions:
1. cross stitching
2. auidiobooks
3. color purple
4. Fairies
5. music

Here are the 5 people I have nominated for the Fabby award:
1. AmySC
2. BeckySC
3. Yvonne
4. Golden Angel
5. Nicole

Now there were way to many other bloggers out there that I enjoy and I have given awards to them before and if I haven't well all of you that I read and leave comments deserve an award because each one of you inspire me with something.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

thank you

all that leave comments and those that just read my blog. I have been really tired this week, after work, so not much getting done. I am working on a RR right now and am hoping to finish that tomorrow night. The weather here has been nasty. Snow and winds making things difficult. Today was a high of 10F and tomorrow around -2 and wind chills of -20. Plus more snow tonight. 4"-6" of new snow, yuck!!
I am FINALLY caught up on everyones blogs. I haven't had a chance to just sit and read them for almost 3 weeks now. But I got through all of them and even left some comments.
Laurie, the snowman pillow that i did was a long time ago but I do believe it is called Snow and is by Bent Creek. It was a fun stitch.
I keep seeing SALs that others are doing and I really want to join in but I promised myself no new stash til 25 projects are stitched and finished. I am breaking that rule for the new LK Halloween Flip Its. Yes, I am naughty sometimes. I really would love to join in on the Peppermint Twist that everyone is doing but I really don't want to start something else either. Oh decisions, decisions. Guess I will sit it out. I have so much stash already kitted up that i really want to start soon.
Well I finished my glass of wine and reading blogs so time to go to bed.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

progress pics

Saturday I stitched on the Quilt Sampler. It is moving along slowly. I also finished listening to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Even though I did enjoy it and am listening to the whole series I do not see what all the hype was about.
Today I pulled out Just Nan's Batty Jack and finished him. He is so cute.
Then I started Brittercup Designs Trick or Kitty Treat. This was also from JCS October 2008 issue.

Today I watched Mama Mia and just loved it. I want to buy it now.
I also watched shows on the DVR:
Thursdays and Fridays General Hospital, which is getting good. I also watched The Barbara Walters special with Patrick Swayze. I also heard today that he was taken to the hospital for pnemonia.
I started listening to New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.
Oh yeah and I watched 24 tonight.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

progress pics

I stitched on Night Before Christmas , on Thursday. This is a SAL with Needleworkers Haven BB.

Then last night I did the Friday night SAT with the Let's Stitch blog and I stitched on TW The Storyteller.

Today is a SAT with Only One Ewe BB so I will do the little bit of backstitching on The Storyteller and then stitch on Quilt Sampler.

I have been listening to Twilight and enjoying that. I have the next 3 on audiobook as well.
Another storm is on the way starting anytime and we will get 4-6 inches of snow, yuck!! So a nice day to sit and stitch and drink some wine :-)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thank you all

that have been posting to my blog. I really appreciate it.
Vanessa, You asked where I lived. I am between Buffalo and Rochester. The author of Twilight is Stephenie Meyer and the movie is out now.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

progress pics

I stitched last night on Mirabilia's Winter Queen while watching General Hospital and then 90210. I got a little bit done on her.
Tonight I stitched on The Cross Stitcher Christmas Angel. I loved working on her.

I have been listening to the audiobook of Twilight and I love it. I have New Moon and Breaking Dawn sitting here as well. I will listen to them in order.

The weather here has been crazy. We got freezing rain, sleet and then rain which lead to a bad commute this morning. Scott took me into work. Right now Scott just got to work and he called and said that the roads are worse tonight than they were last night. We are getting snow tonight and tomorrow and have a weather advisory until 5 tomorrow. I think maybe Scott will be taking me to work tomorrow as well.

I am trying to get caught up on blogs as I had taken over a week off because of the holidays. I also want to thank all of you who have been visiting my blog and for those that have taken the time to leave a comment. I knpow how much time that takes as I have been reading a ton of other bloggers posts and haven't been posting many comments.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

another start

I am stitching a Halloween piece. It is Batty Jack by Just Nan out of the JCS Premiere Halloween Issue. I will add another color tomorrow night and then move onto Rocky Mountain Christmas which is my Monday stitching piece.

I stitched while watching the 2 hour episode of 24. I am so glad to see that it is back this season.

FAL pics and a WIP

I did get to stitch a little last week and I work on Twas The Night Before Christmas by Little Old Me Designs. I have this in my rotation for Thursdays.

I finished 18 projects. Can you believe it? 2 I can't show as they are for exchanges. I also didn't start til early evening Saturday and finished around 6:30 tonight. Yes I did sleep last night and went to bed around 11:00. Some of these pieces I stitched in 2000 so it was good to see them and since some say Winter, snow or have snowmen on them they will stay out til Spring. Some will get put away for Christmas gifts this year. I know a family member who will love the one little pillow that has a bird on it. The canvas bag was from a stitching retreat that i went on in 2006 and we did a SAL of the porcupine and I fused that to the bag. Now I can't wait til next month's FAL. The only thing I hate is not having a craft room so I have to put everything away and then pull it all back out again next time. I am so glad that I have a huge family room that I can set up a TV tray, 6 ft table and a card table and still have room to walk around in here. So who wants to join me next month? The dates for all of this years FALs are in the sidebar.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


I tried going to the HalloweenSAL Yahoo group but it says I can not access and is for members only and I would like to join.

FAL weekend

This weekend I am doing as many finishes as possible. I have a table set up with the iron and I have ironed everything that needs it. Now my pieces are all set up in groups, stuffed ornaments, pillows, Needlerolls, cubes, flat ornaments. Another table is set up with fabric , ribbon and felt.
Anyone else want to join in?
I will put a FAL weekend in the sidebar of dates every month so you all know when I plan on doing them.