Friday, September 4, 2009

Summer is almost gone

Summer as just flown by hasn't it. It seems that schools let kids out just yesterday and here they are back again. It's getting colder here in the heartland too. Soon leaves will be changing colors and falling to the ground. Don't get me wrong I love Fall but just don't like the ice and freezing temps that follow behind it. I've noticed that Halloween decorations are starting to show up in stores and so is the candy which as my husband says if evil and taunting to me. I'm borderline diabetic and have just known for a year and I'm trying to cut back on my sugar intake but hey I like my candy and chocolate and then next couple of months are going to be hard on me.
I did get some stitching done in July. Here is an ornament that I completed it's #11 of the ornies that I'm doing for the year.

Here is ornament #12 done also stitched in July. I have 2 done in August also but will take pics after my batteries have charged. The first pics turned out really fuzzy.

Finally the Snowmen are all done with the stitching. Only thing to be done now is to put on the snowflakes, buttons and beads which I will do as soon as I wash and iron it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Where has the time gone....

this year. It seems like it was just Christmas and now it's July. I was in the fabric department at my local Wal-Mart and saw that they had some Christmas material and was thinking it is July so I should be getting some Christmas presents started and finished or just finished in some cases. I am trying really hard to get the snowmen done that I haven't been working on anything else
except for ornaments these past couple of weeks.
Close up of the face
Full shot of second snowman
Here is the May addition of the OakHavenDesigns SAL. I'm a little behind but I hope to get caught up soon.

I didn't get an ornament finished for June but I have finished one for July. I've decided that I'm going to try and sell these for a charity at work that I'm involved in called Children's Miracle Network or CMN.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Melissa's giveaway

Melissa at Words and Blooms is having a chart giveaway on her blog the drawing is on June 14th.

May Ornies

I finished 3 ornaments in May all three where the stocking shaped ones. I only have 3 left of them. Sorry I didn't post them sooner but as you know I was at my parents house last week and before that I have been spring cleaning and working.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Yuko's giveaway

Yuko over at Be Happy blog is having her 3rd year blogaversary. She is having 2 different drawings you can sign up for one or for both. The drawing will be June 13th.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Long time no blog

Sorry for not blogging sooner but it's been crazy around here. My DMIL decided that the carpet in my living room and hallway needed to go and in it's place is hardwood lament. As you can see everything that was in the living room went to the kitchen I had a path to the bedroom and that was it. As of right now the flooring is all layed we are just waiting for Mernards to get more of the doorway pieces in. Not sure what they are called. All of the work being done my DFIL is doing. That is my dog Jack and cat Grace.

I have been stitching just not much over the last couple of weeks. Earth Song not much has changed so no pic. I did work on Snowmen and finished the white, backstitched what I could and added the berries at the bottom.

I'll be on vacation this week. I'm visiting my family in Nothern Iowa by myself with no husband so hopefully I'll get some stitching done. I say hopefully because on Monday I found out that I have Tennis Elbow in the right arm. I'm hoping that I can hold my Q-Snap in that hand and use my left hand for my needle. You would think that it would be no problem since I'm left handed but it seems like I use my right hand for alot of things including holding my needle. I will figure it out.
Until next time,

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A finish

Sorry for the fuzzy pic. I got a new camera and still trying to work out the kinks. This is the April edition of the January SAL from OakHavenDesigns. Tonya does such a great job designing all of these wonderful patterns.

Earth Song Update

This week I worked exclusively on Earth Song. I think I'm going to do like a weekly rotation between Earth Song and the Snowmen.

Several people wanted to know which HAED I was working on so here is a pic of what it will look like hopefully when it's done. The snowmen that I'm working on is out of Cross Country Stitching Magazine February 2008 edition.

Before, mainly black done here.

Now, mainly dark navy blue. I can't really tell the difference.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

2 week update

Here is a snowman piece that I'm working on for my Mom for Christmas. I think I'm about 3/4 of the way done with it. (At least I hope so.)

                          I worked on my HAED. Here is my progress as of Sunday April 26th.

 I have a finish. It's my  3rd ornie for April.

Edgar is having a drawing on his blog for "Lo Rose" he'll take entries until May 1st and the drawing will be on May 4th.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April comes to a close

I'm doing a Happy Dance. I've totally made up for not getting an ornie done in Feburary by doing 3 yes 3 in the month of April. They can be seen in the group photos under Jennifer B.'s ornies.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Some finishes

I have finished 2 ornies for the month of April and I'm working on my 3rd, whether it gets done or not is another story. I have also started an HAED design called "Earth Song" I have a little over 1400 stitches done on it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

First Posting

Welcome to my blog. Here is where I'll post stitching pics of what I'm working on, be it knitting, crochet or counted cross stitch. I have no pics right now but stay tuned.