Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ABC's of me...

A - Age: 37
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: folding clothes
D - Dog's name: Jack
E - Essential start of the day item: Take Meds
F - Favorite color: Green
G - Gold or Silver: Gold
H - Height: 5'2"
I - Instruments you play: None
J - Job: Produce Stocker
K - Kids: None
L - Living arrangements: Mobile Home with my DH and our 2 cats and 1 dog
M - Music you love: Country but will listen to any
N - Nicknames: Jen, Jenni or Dorkfish (My husbands for me)
O - Overnight hospital stay at hospital: Yes
P - Pet Peeve: People asking the stupidest questions like "Do you work here"
Q - Quote from a movie:
R - Right handed or left: Left
S - Siblings: 1 younger sister, Jodie and a younger brother Cellie (pronounced Kelly)
T - Time you wake up: 9:00pm (I work overnights)
U - Underwear: Yes
V - Vegetable you dislike: Parsnips
W - Workout Style: Easy
X - X-rays you've had: Most everything has been x-rayed
Y - Yummy food you make: Pork Chops with Garlic mashed Potatoes and Corn
Z - The best place to visit: My mom's house

and now you know my ABC's, won't you play along with me????

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mel's giveaway

Mel over at Epic Stitching is having a giveaway for having 200 followers. The deadline for signing up is December 21st. I have posted a pic of her prizes.

Package #1 - Christmas (forgive the slightly blurry photo)

Package #2 - Halloween (cause how can I not keep giving away things for my fave holiday)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

HAED updates

I've been working on a couple of my HAEDs while watching tv adn not doing housework like I should. The first update is on Believe I took this pic this morning but I last worked on it in September.
Terry asked about my 2nd HAED so I pulled it out and snapped a pic. I haven't worked on it in a while. I believe I last worked on it in May.
This last pic is what I have done in the last week and a half. I decided to work on it since it is for me and it is a Christmas stitch.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Still another giveaway

A lot of people are doing giveaways. The latest one is from GoldenAngelsWorks there will be 3 winners on this one the deadline is November 7th.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Teresa over at At Willow Tree Pond is having a 100th post giveaway.

Fall is finally here

With the fall weather comes the falling of the leaves and temps starting to fall. Don't get me wrong I love fall, I like the cooler temps and the changing of the leaves. What I don't look forward to the the falling of the snow and the below freezing wind chill here in the heartland.

I've been stitching I've finished 1 project this year it's been a slow year. I've been working on a couple of other project one being an HAED. Here is an exchange project that I did it was for Shelley over at Shelley's Artsy Fartsy Life it was part of a Fall Ornament Exchange at the ILCS yahoo group.

The ornie that I did for Shelley.
Here is the package that I sent Shelley minus a post card that I threw in.

Shelley made this lovely card for me.

Here is the great ornie that she made for me. I have it hanging on my entertainment center.

Here is the whole package that I received I loved everything that I got.
Other then working and doing some stitching I was on a vacation with my DH we went to Florida and then took a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas. I loved the cruise DH wasn't that happy with it, we had really rough seas and he was sick both ways. You can see pics here.

Keep on stitching

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Still on leave

I'm still on leave from work it's been a little over 3 weeks now I go back to the doctor on Thursday to see if I can go back or not. I'm not sure if my arm can handle the 50 pounds yet but we will see what the doctor says.

While I've been off I've been stitching and I even signed up for an ornament exchange for in one of my yahoo groups. It's been awhile since I've signed up for one so I'm excited to see who my partner is.

I got this from Dottie at Dotties xstitches

I entered her birthday giveaway and she asked me for my snail mail address for a surprise and this is what I got.

Now for stitching news:

Here is Believe I've started filling in the butterfly after that there is just a little for to do on the outside of it to finish page 1. Maybe I'll get it done for my sister's birthday next year.

That's it from the heartland today.

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's August already

I can't believe it's August already. Christmas is just around the corner and I'm no way ready for that.

On a good note I'm on a 2 week vacation from work, not by choice though. My tennis elbow is acting up so I had to go the Dr. a couple of weeks ago he gave me some exercises to do and told me to put heat on it, I was surprised that he didn't put me on any restrictions but I let it go. I went to see him the next week since the pain was worse, he sent me to physical therapy still no restrictions. Now understand that I left about 50 pound crates and pull pallets that weigh between 500 - 3000 pounds depending what's on them. Last year when I was a cashier I was on a 25 pound weight limit so understand my confussion when I wasn't put on one this time. I called him on Friday and asked him why I wasn't on any restrictions he told me he didn't know that I wanted to be on any. HELLO my arm was hurting worse when I worked so why wouldn't I want to be on any restrictions. He is a quack so I won't be seeing him again I will find another Dr.

On to stitching. Since I've been off and I can't knit or crochet because of my arm I have been cross stitching. I've been working on Believe for my sister again. If you look at the post just below this one you'll see where I left off at the 9th of July and here is the pic of where I am now.

It's not a very good pic but it was getting dark outside and today it's looks like it could rain so it's all icky outside. I'll probably stitch on this one until I go to my mom's where I will see my sister so I'll pick a new HAED to work on I just haven't decided which one if I'll work on Earth Song or A Long Winter's Nap.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I've been stitching

I have been stitching (I know it's hard to believe) I've been working on Believe which is a HAED design that I'm working on for my sister. It's a Quick Stitch so hopefully it won't take that much time to do.

This is what I had done at the end of June not much from my last post but at least it was a move forward with the project.

Here is the same HAED on the 9th of July you can start to see the butterfly. I'm almost to the end of the right side of the first page so I'm getting excited about that.

The bad new is that I've started knititng socks which has my attention right now I'll take a pic after I'm to the heel flap which I hope is tomorrow so I can go to my local knitting store and get some advice from the friendly ladies there.

Until next time

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Facebook is evil

Facebook has been taking up all of my time. When I'm not at work I'm going through requests and trying to stay up to date with all of my friends and family. Speaking of work I switched to overnights so I'm sleeping during the day and working nights so I'm falling behind on everything I try to get caught up on my days off but that never seems to work.

I've been trying to stitch on several HAEDs at once and it was sort of working but then I had to finish the baby blanket for my cousin which I did. I forgot to take a pic of it before I gave it to her so I'll take a pic when I visit in August. I got an order to do another blanket from a lady at work so I'm working on that now and getting no cross stitching done until the blanket is done.

Here is a picture of what I was stitching on before I started the blanket its a Quick Stitch from HAED called Believe by Galbreth. Hopefully I'll be able to stitch on it somemore soon.

Well I better sign off so I can get some sleep before work.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

First finish

Here is a pic of my first finish for the year I started this last year as a Just Nan SAL in my ILCS group but was kind of put off by the beading that is on it. I finished the beading on it on the 31st of March. I'm going to have it framed when I have the money. I'm not sure where I'm going to hang it yet.

I've started a new HAED called A Long Winter's Nap today. It's one that my husband picked out. I will post a pic when I have more then a dozen stitches done.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another update

Here is another update in one month I'm even surprizing myself. I took advantage of Heaven and Earth Designs St. Patty's Day sale and bought myself another pattern this time a Christmas design called A Long Winter's Nap. Now I want to start that one but I don't know if I can work on 2 of them at the same time.

Here is a pic of Earth Song as of March 10th. I haven't worked on it since then.
Here is a pic of the blanket I'm crocheting for my cousin. I got the pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn website.

I finally bought a Crop-A-Dile at my local Wal-Mart for $10. Now I want to start a floss tag so I can use it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Long overdue update

Here is an updated pic of Earth Song I'm working on page 2. It's alot of dark navy and black so it seems to take forever to do. When I'm not working on this I'm working on a crocheted baby blanket for my cousin who is due this summer with her first child. I'll take a pic later this week of the blanket and post it.
I'm now working overnights which is a switch for me. I'm so use to working days but I like the pay of doing it. I get to buy more stash now. I'm thinking of joining a fotm (fabric of the month) and a totm (thread of the month). I don't have much of a stash of fabric and the only floss I have is DMC so I'm going to a specialty floss collection now.