Saturday, March 31, 2012

Won an award

I was given this award from Erla Bjork . Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
I know the rules say a new blogger and someone with less than 200 followers but I have been blogging since 2005? and have over 200 bloggers. So I will search who I blog with.

The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting.
  1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
  2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  3. Post the award on your blog.  List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites.  Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
  4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don’t know about you.”
Here are the five people and blogs that I’ve chosen to share this award with, I could have chosen so many more …. Hope you all like your award

Well I now need to tell you 5 things about me….
1. I played the clarinet for 8 years in school 
2. I have sarcoidosis
3.I love to dance
4. I have OCD - everything has to be organized, CDs, DVDs, all in alphabetical order. Books alphabetically by author and their book by published date.
5. I am a sims3 addict

Jewelry and scissor fobs.

Last night was bead night at Michaels. So I only made 1 bracelet and 1 necklace. Justin had txt me that it was getting nasty out and he works in the same plaza where Michaels is. So I left a little early.
First I set up the little table and put the bracelet and necklace on it, so I could take a pic but look what happened!

This is Ruby and I adopted her from my son Dylan. She is 2 years old and loves attention.

Now down to business. I made this necklace for Allie(Dylan's GF), sshhh don't tell her. I am hoping to give it to her today. I made the bracelet that goes with it last November for her birthday. But she asked me to make a necklace to go with it. The bracelet I made for my MIL. She likes my bracelets and asked me to make her one for her birthday, which is in April.

Then when I came home I still felt like making things. So I made 3 more bracelets. The pastel pearly one will have a matching necklace. I will do that today. These will be for sale.

Then I made 3 scissor fobs, which I also will be selling.

Cross Stitch kit review

Yiota from Yiota's XStitch had emailed me asking to review one of her cross stitch kits and then posting on my blog. I was honored to do so. The kit came in 2 weeks ago and I was sick the first few days so couldn't do it.  I have a lot to blog today so wanted to let Yiota know that I love the kit. The pattern is in large print so it is very easy to see the symbols for stitching. The floss is already wound on bobbins for easy use. I asked for evenweave. Her kits are in aida and 28 ct evenweave. The instructions are very easy to read even for a beginner. There are just 2 very minor things and no big deal but being honest in my review. 1 is the picture of the design is slightly blurry but not very much. I have problems taking my own pictures lol. The 2nd thing is the fabric wasn't cut evenly on one side so I will just fix that before I begin stitching it. Like I said 2 very minor things. I highly recommend checking out her site and ordering from her. Oh and very fast delivery. Her business is in the UK and I am in western NY. She mailed it on a Monday and I received it that Saturday. That is faster than some services I get from online stores IN the US. Please go check out her site as she has a lot of themes to offer.

Oh and I don't have to stitch this up any time soon. She just wanted me to review the kit. But since it is a cute little snowman then it will fit into my stitching sometime this year :-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A row is done

I have been making pretty good progress on HAED SK Sunny. My goal is to finish page 2 by the end of April. Hoping I can do it.

Both of my boys have had their birthdays this week. Justin turned 22 on Sunday and Dylan turned 20 today. My baby is no longer a teenager and I am sad about that. They grew up to quick :-(

Today I listened to more of Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown and I am on the last CD. I also read more of Hunger Games, which I really like.

Tonight I watched:
General Hospital
Ringer - gets better with every episode

Thank you for all the comments. I was also awarded a blog award and will post that another time.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

HAED progress and 2 Halloween finishes including Crazy January Challenge #1

I managed quite a bit of stitching this weekend.
Saturday I managed a few hours and 200 stitches on HAED SK Sunny .

Today I did dishes and then listened to my audiobook for 6 hours while stitching and doing laundry. I am listening to Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown. I have 3 CDs left to finish it. Anyways after that I watched Once Upon A Time and then Desperate Housewives - 3 more episodes til the series finale :-(
Anyways I finished LK Halloween Rules
 LK Halloween Rules
28 ct Amber linen
Crescent Colours, GAST, WDW, DMC
7/17/11 - 3/25/12

Then I pulled out Crazy January Challenge #1 and finished it right at the end of Desperate Housewives, perfect timing for the blog.
JCS Halloween Collection - Brittercup's Halloween Cat Tree
30 ct Belfast Antique white linen, GAST, Kreinik
1/1/12 - 3/25/12

Pretty good stitching day for me.

Thank you for visiting and the comments, I appreciate all of you.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March TUSAL and HAED progress

This month's TUSAL has threads from Marty Bell's Rocky Mountain Christmas, LK Halloween Rules, HAED SK Sunny and JCS Collection's Halloween Tree.

Tonight I stitched some more on HAED SK Sunny. I am thinking of skipping this month's Rocky Mountain Christmas week. I really want to finish page 2 of Sunny by the end of April.

TV watched today:
General Hospital
Private Practice - from last week
Supernatural - from last week
The Vampire Diaries

Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate them very much.

IHSW - March

I am sorry I am late posting this. I have been sick all week but now feeling better.
Saturday I stitched on HAED SK Sunny

Then Sunday I pulled out LK Halloween Rules. This is getting close to being finished.
I finished Howl at the Moon and stitched the border for the last chart. Then onto the bottom border.

This week I finished reading Blind Side by Catherine Coulter and I think this one was my favorite one, of the FBI series, so far.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March WIPocalypse

It's that time of the month. Actually I was supposed to post on Thursday night but I was tired and I went out for dinner last night and then vegged out.
So since last month's post I have stitched on:
A Colonial Garden - Elizabeth Designs

LK Halloween Rules


 Marty Bell - Rocky Mountain Christmas

Brittercup Halloween Cat Tree

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tuesday's stitches

I am trying to get back into an exercise routine. If I am busy reading things online and I get home later than usual then I walk, march in place and do other exercises while watching General Hospital. If I get out of work early or it's not a busy evening then I will work out with a Wii game or a walking DVD. This works for me and I am sore but it is a good thing.
So tonight while doing my exercising, my cat, Molly decided to keep batting her toy mouse under my feet lol.

I sat down and stitched more on HAED SK Sunny and am enjoying the colors in her.

Today I also got to read more of Eleventh Hour by Catherin Coulter and I am on the last CD of Play Dirty by Sandra Brown. They are both really good.

Tonight I watched:
General Hospital
Live with Kelly - 2 episodes

Justin(DS#1) and I plan on going to the movies tomorrow. Trying to decide what we want to see.

Thank you everyone for reading and leaving comments.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

weekend update

Friday night DH took me out for prime rib. Then he had to go into work. I ended up watching Grimm while finishing gridding on HAED SK Sunny.
Saturday I went to my LNS because I needed CC Blackbird. I needed more to finish LK Halloween Rules. But as always, she was out of what I needed. She always is. So I ended up ordering what I need for the rest of this years projects, online.
So Saturday I stitched on HAED SK Sunny
I am enjoying working with the bright colors.

Then today I pulled out JCS Halloween Collection, Brittercup Halloween Tree. I started it January 1 as part of the Crazy January Challenge. Not much left to stitch on this.

Maybe I will finish this next Sunday.

Tonight I watched Once Upon A Time and then Desperate Housewives.
I did listen to my audiobook a little bit today: Play Dirty by Sandra Brown.

Today I played the wii and played Just Dance Summer Party. I loved it and what a workout. I am sore all over lol.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Page 1 finished HAED SK Sunny

Woohoo! 1 page is done, 2 more to go.
Now I am gridding page 2. It looks like there is a lot of confetti stitching on page 2. Do you think I can finish the 2nd page by the end of April? I will certainly try.
I listened to more of my audiobook while stitching tonight, Play Dirty by Sandra Brown. Plus I watched yesterday's and today's episodes of General Hospital. Sad episodes.

wow, MIA

I didn't realize that I hadn't blogged in over a week. Where have I been? Well stitching of course :-) I am not putting in any pics to share as I haven't taken any.
Last week I stitched on Rocky Mountain Christmas and then Sunday I pulled out LK Halloween Rules. I was stitching on Howl At The Moon and ran out of the CC Blackbird. So I am going to the LNS this Saturday. All week I have been stitching on HAED SK Sunny. I am hoping to finish page 1 tonight.
I was bad and broke my rule of not buying anymore charts til I finish everything that I have started. How could I pass up the 50% sale on Leap Day at HAED. I had to buy QS Genevieve. I saw her being stitch on another blog and fell in love with her. I also bought the mini Queen of Hearts. That is my favorite chart and I have the original chart which is about 36 pages. The mini is only 9 pages.

Reading wise I am doing pretty good. I finished Hemlock Bay by Catherin Coulter and started The Eleventh Hour by Catherin Coulter. I love this series. I am also listening to Play Dirty by Sandra Brown and am halfway through that.

I think that is about it for now. I am hoping to post a stitchy progress pic tonight.