Thursday, February 28, 2008
More than a bit to go....but at least it's progress right?! Busy day ahead...so off to conquer the day! Until next time Stitch with Smiles :)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
~~~A rousing rendition of "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think"~~~
~~~Ian's speaking part during "Horton Hears a Who"~~~
Jolly good time! I was humming the songs all evening long and can still reflect and laugh at the boys and their singing, dancing and general antics...it was inspiring...I do believe that Jacob is destined to be a thespian! Ian, God love him, while an enthusiastic singer and dancer - may have other destinies :)
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Anyway, this is what I stitched up for her:
Got my Little House Hearts of America and My Needle Work Nashville released kits this week, plus a couple of others...bad, bad, girl I am...plus I visited Sassy's and she has "Sampler Packs" now.......oh yikes........ and in my favorite colors too......oh geez.....Khaki, Creamy Cocoa, Sugared Coffee, Tan Marble and Milk Chocolate....plus have you seen THIS? I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. SO...... I got a cut of 32 ct. Blue Lagoon from Sassy's to stitch my Winter Whites on....and since I was buying....might as well throw in a "Sampler Pack", right?! I believe that "Hearts of America" will be STUNNING on the Milk Chocolate linen. I'm really getting a stockpiled load of Sassy's since I've been going overboard buying them up...but you can't go wrong for 5 pieces of 18" x 27" for $99 That's stellar...plus her fabrics are just lucious!
Ok, well if your still reading I hope that you're all doing good...Indiana is getting pelted *again* with Ice/snow/ice/snow/rain/ice/snow...as we've been hit each week for the past month. Everything's cancelled for tonight ~ *NOT* complaining...we're going to study our spelling words for tomorrow, finish our homework, take some hot baths and snuggle in for a long winter's night!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
(doesn't hurt that the name reminds me of my very favorite series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder...Little House Series :) )
No one can make me smile more than Ben Bailey on my favorite T.V. show "CASH CAB"!
Ben is such a cutie! and funny too :)
But my most FAVORITE LOVES are......
My husband ~ Keith ~
and my kiddos.....
~ Katie, Ian, Jacob and Ellie!! ~
May you ALL have a wonderful Valentine's Day celebrating with the things in life that bring you love and happiness!!!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Today I finished my first project using my Needlework System 4 floor stand. And all I can say is, I continue to love it. Here's what I finished stitching last night at approximately 8 p.m:
And here's how I finished it today:
Design: Hope Perches
Designer: Tanya Marie Anderson ~ The Sampler Girl
Stitched on 28 ct. Antique White evenweave using DMC
Finished as a pillow
I love it and its mine...my Mom was here this weekend and although I've got a lot of beautiful cross stitched items in my home...little or none of them have actually been stitched by me and she commented on the fact that I give almost everything I make away....so I'm going to become a little bit stingy for a bit and stitch some things for me :)
I'm coming down with something...I guess spending 12+ hours outside in the cold the past week messing with Girl Scout cookies is catching up with me. I'm not down and terrible, just beginning to feel a bit ill.....I'm drinking tea and settling in for the rest of the day, hopefully that will kick what's trying to take hold.
Until next time my dear friends, stitch happy!
Saturday, February 09, 2008
I made a tutorial which can be found HERE if any are interested in how I did it. I think it turned out nicely.
Friday, February 08, 2008
AND as if this isn't enough to make you BURST with excitement...did you know that Down Sunshine Lane is having a super duper incentive for people that pre-order these delectable designs...For ANY pre-orders made by 9 a.m. Monday morning ~ for either of the new LHN kits (Heart of America or My Needle Work), they will be entered into a drawing to win 5 LHN charts of their choice! Now I think you need to make your Master Card sing! :)
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
So without further ado here is bitty princess Ellie, so aptly "showing" us how wonderful the stand really is!
Saturday, February 02, 2008
The Needlework System 4, floor stand and Q-snap frame. SO! There ya go! I bought it at a LNS close to my hometown in Evansville, Indiana. My Dad is picking it up for me and I'll hopefully have it in my hot little hands by the end of this week! Whoo Hoo! As you all know I've been researching for quite a while about these and I've spoken to two designers/needlework artist that travel a lot and they swear by these. Plus my good friend THE ENABLER dared me that if she bought hers then I buy mine...so she bought hers last weekend and now I must buy mine. Thanks Sue! :) Really she did help me in the purchase because we've been discussing pros and cons and when my wrist hurt so badly the other day for holding it prone to stitch, I thought..."enough is enough" already. Plus since I get free shipping with my Dad willing to be my courier...how can I go wrong?! So can't wait to get it set it up and let the stitching commense! WHOOT!
Gotta work today...that SUCKS :( but I'm hopeful that we won't be busy and nobody comes in with skin eating MRSA or anything (have you heard about it?! ) Did have a particularly bad case of MRSA last week that kept me hopping, but maybe with the ice/snow/cold temps, people will stay at home and away from communicable diseases. Eat chicken soup people!
Taking my stitching in to work this weekend....and I've got my pack (remember the one that Wendy made me (seen here)?) Well let me tell you Wendy it works GREAT for me to pack everything up to take to work....when this one wears out, I'm going to have to commission you to make me another!
Ok, enough blathering...hope everyone does good and the best team wins on Sunday...whichever that may be....I'm impartial this year since the SILLY Fillies aren't in it.