Thursday, November 14, 2013

A couple of finishes

Sorry about being absent from the blog but I have reason. Life threw me a loop in the form of breast cancer on October 14th. I've been reassured that it is the best breast cancer to get as it is stage 0, it won't spread since it is just in the ducts and non-invasive. I have had two surgeries to remove the cyst and additional tissue to have a good margin between the cancer and good tissue. I will be starting radiation later is month, I have taken off work to deal with all of this and am trying to decide if I want to go back to working overnights and deal with all of stress that is involved with it all.

Stitching has been my saving grace in keeping my sanity. I have finished The Quiltmaker and a small little stitch that I made for my sister. I'm now working on Solstice & Equinox an HAED chart for my brother.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Finally an update

I've been stitching and reading but not posting much. The heat here has been just terrible. I've moved a couple of months ago and still have yet to find where I put everything.

This is where I'm at as of the 7th of September on The Quiltmaker.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stitching update

Well I have miss placed my camera, usually it's the cord that goes missing not the camera so you'll have to forgive the sucky pic that was taken on my cell phone.

Here is where I am on Mini Blue Topaz a HAED pattern that I started on January 1, 2013. I'm not even done with the first page. As of this picture I've done 2,299 stitches out of 75,825. 

I want to welcome all my new followers that came from joining Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party. I personally am still going thru the blogs on her list. I got distracted by a new game that I downloaded to my Google Chrome called Mahjong Butterflies. It's very addictive.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party

The party is here, finally. I can't wait to grow my blog and meet some new friends. Let me tell you some things about myself.

 Here is a picture of myself and my DH on vacation in Florida. We've been married since October 2003. Here we are at Universal Studios waiting to go on a ride. I haven't changed much since this pic except that my hair is much shorter now and a lighter color. We have no children as of yet, except for our furry ones who act human. We are trying to get pregnant with the help of a fertility specialist but no luck as of yet. If we don't get pregnant we will adopt if we can agree on the age of the child(ren) we want to adopt.
I enjoy counted cross stitch, knitting, crocheting and reading. DH has decided that when it comes to my obsessions I can not be denied and that I have way more patterns then I could do in a life time, maybe. Working slows down my stitching, I work overnights so sometimes sleeping is an issue so then I stitch or read.

 Here is Jack. He is a schnauzer, in the summer he is shaved way down but in the winter his hair is just everywhere. He is the youngest.
 Here is Karen. My DH found her at work in the spring while it was nasty outside. Someone had just dropped her off and he brought her home to me. She is very friendly, sometimes too friendly.

Last but not least is the oldest of the three, Gracie. We have had her since just after we got married. She is the Queen and she knows it.

If you want to know more about me feel free to drop me a comment or send me an email.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Well it's a new year so another round of TUSAL hosted by Daffycat has started. I have a pretty good start since it's on the 13th and I started on the 1st. All the floss is from my new start Mini Blue Topaz a HAED.

Another note, my DH has hurt is back and has been off of work for most of the week so that has slowed my stitching since he is a big baby when he is in pain or is sick. I'm hoping they release him to go back to work on Monday.

Friday, January 11, 2013

ABC's of Me

Not quite ready to show my newest sock project, so here's a little distraction.  Feel free to steal it, if you are so inclined.

A - Age: 39

B - Bed Size: Queen

C - Chore You Hate: Folding Clothes would have to be my least loved chore

D - Dogs Name: Jack

E - Essential Start of the Day Item: Medication

F - Favorite Colour: Green

G - Gold or Silver: Gold

H - Height: 5' 2"

I - Instruments you play: None

J - Job: Produce associate in a major retailer

K - Kids: None

L - Living Arrangements: With my husband, 2 cats and 1 dog.

M - Music You Love: Country

N - Nicknames: Jen

O - Overnight Hospital Stay: Several

P - Pet Peeve: Stupid people

Q - Quote from a Movie: "Yippeekiiyaaa, Mother F*****."

R - Right handed or Left: Left handed

S - Siblings: 1 sister and 1 brother

T - Time you wake up: 9 pm (I work overnights)

U - Underwear: Everyday

V - Vegetables you dislike: I don't really like cooked celery or cooked carrots but I will eat them raw.

W - Workout Style: Walking at work

X - X-Rays You've Had: left hand  and left foot

Y - Yummy Food You Make: Chili

Z - The Best Place to Visit - Florida

Okay ---- I've had my fun.  Who's next?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Blog Hop #14

Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

I have joined the Stitching Bloggers #14 hosted by Stitching the Night Away. This is my first blog hop so we'll see how it goes.
The questions for this round are:
What was your biggest stitching accomplishment in 2012?
What was your favorite stash acquisition in 2012 and will you be using it in 2013?

My biggest stitching accomplishment was finishing a piece and then framing it myself as a gift for my brother in law's wedding. My favorite stash acquisition would have to be several HAED (Heaven and Earth Designs) some by RAKing  and some by purchasing. I started one of them on January 1st as part of a SAL and I hope to start several other later in the year.

Visit all the blogs in this round of the Stitching the Night Away Stitching Blogger Blog Hop:
Find the instructions on how to participate in this round by clicking here.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Grow Your Blog

While reading Peggy Lee's blog I saw a link that took me here to read about a party. It's a Grow Your Blog Party so if you would like to bring more followers to your blog come and join the party.