Monday, February 28, 2011

Part One of a new SAL

I am happy to show you part one of a new SAL I am going to do. It should be a really relaxing piece to stitch. It is just a small amount, each week, from now until Easter. I fell in love with it at first sight & immediately went & found a piece of material that will work great. It is hand dyed by me....a real pale green....perfect for an Easter/spring piece.
You can find the SAL here, with the directions:

Have a wonderful sure to get all of your Feb. stitching commitments done today!!!!! Tomorrow starts March!!!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Feb. ornament finished.....

I have had a couple busy days here. We got about 8 inches of snow yesterday, after my husband left for work. Not only did we get the snow, but it was blowing & drifting pretty bad. I was worried he wouldn't be able to get in the garage, so I shoveled 3 different times yesterday. I still only got the drive about 1/2 way done.
Today, we went out & did more of it....we left some areas that weren't very deep!!!!
I was able to 'finish/finish' my Feb. ornament this morning thou. My husband COULD have made a star for me to use as a template, but he has just been TOO BUSY with work. I didn't want to ask him one more thing to do!!
I am still loving the Wii. I haven't missed a day yet!!!!
Have a great rest of the weekend & thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Who Says Exercise Can't Be Fun?

Did the title of this post get your attention??? I thought it might.
Many of you know, I have been walking on the treadmill very faithfully for over 2 years now. It has been great for me, but the time has come to add something else, since my weight won't budge any longer.
My mom & my aunt both have a Wii Fit & have told me how much they enjoy it. (especially my aunt) I have wanted to try it for a long time, but haven't had the money. Well, we got our tax returns this week & my husband said if I would like to get it, to get it. So...we did!!!
I am loving trying the new fitness routines & the that DO work your
Ok, off the exercise topic and onto stitching. Yes, I am still stitching!!!
Last week, I did a small piece for a recipe book for a bride to be. I forgot to take a picture of the finished project before I wrapped it & gave it to her. She is suppose to be getting me a picture & I will post it at that time. It was finish #9 for the year.
Once that was finished, I pulled out the April LHN sampler & I have been working on it since. I am happy to report that I finished it today. This one honestly has been my least favorite so far. I am not sure why. This was finish #7 of the 15 new project challenge & #10 for the year, so far.
Also this week, I kitted up a couple more projects..with the exception of a few things for each... I need to get to an LNS!!
Thank you all for visiting & I hope to build my blog back up now that I was so slack the past month...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dad has a new blog.........

My dad has created a new blog & I know he would love to see some of my stitching friends pay him a visit...
Here is the link:

He has just started making cross stitch pens & he has a few shown on his blog. He will add more pictures soon, I am long as I can keep encouraging him on HOW TO DO IT!!
I stitched & finished a piece for a bridal shower gift, but got in such a hurry that I forgot to take a picture. I have emailed the bride to be & asked her nicely to send me a picture of it, but so far I haven't heard back.....I KNOW she is very busy! Her wedding is in March...
Have a great weekend!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Catching My Breathe

Oh my! Can anyone say exhausting?!?!?! That is what the past almost 3 weeks have been. We had the boys for a total of 18 days. That is the longest we have had them & oh my! We all know how busy ONE 19 month old can be, multiply that by 3. They left on Sat. am. We were not able to take them, like we had planned. The other grandparents had to step in & fulfill that duty, as we had obligations with our other son that afternoon. Long story, leaving it at that!!!
On the stitching front, I actually have stitched SOME every day so far this year, except for Sat. With the boys leaving, then doing operation 'put the house back in order', then going to the other obligation, there just was not time.
But......on Sunday, I finished my March LHN Sampler. Again, it is done on the same fabric as the others, using Victorian Motto Samplers flosses, for the most part. This one had a couple of the actual flosses used in it. This is finish #8 for the year and finish #6 of 15 for the new project challenge. Not too bad! WAY BEHIND LAST YEAR!!
I had a bridal shower to go to on Sunday, but I was still playing catch up around here, plus I wanted to make at least part of the gift, so I nicely told the bride to be that I would not be there.
I started her gift yesterday & hope to have it finished by this weekend, at the latest.
I have also added a picture of the floss & fabric for an upcoming project. I still need a few flosses.
I am sorry I have not been visiting blogs too much over the past 3 weeks, but I should be getting back to normal real soon. I also am sorry I haven't replied to comments from my previous posts. I usually take time to do that, but with the boys here, my computer time was very limited. Please don't stop commenting!!!!!! I love reading your comments & believe me, I read each & every one!!!!
Have a super day......thanks for hanging in there with me!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quick Check In

Hi all,
I am actually getting to stitch a little each day, but have no new finishes to show yet......soon!!! The boys go home this weekend, so my stitching will pick back up...........after I get my house back in order..........
just imagine 3 very active 19 month old boys....yeah, you get the picture!
I did send out a PIF gift a couple weeks ago & also a RAK & I know they were both received, so I am showing you pictures of them.
I am working on the March monthly sampler & it is going well......amazing how much stitching you can do during a nap or a favorite dvd...
I am so sorry I have not had time to post on your blogs....just not enough time in the day.
Ok, back to stitching..have a great week!!!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb. Ornament Stitched

I have the stitching finished on my Feb. ornament. I thought I would 'finish-finish' it while the boys napped today, but silly grandma forgot the sewing machine is in the room they sleep a picture of the stitching for now...not sure when I will get the finishing done.
I love stitching these little JBW is so fun to watch the little symbols come to life as they are stitched.
As you can see, the walk to Branson has been halted!!!!!! I tried the first two days the boys were here. I wasn't even finished with one mile & I had to stop. My husband was home those 2 days, so he would 'flash' the lights & I knew the boys were up! They are early risers......5:30 am.
Speaking of, I hear someone waking from the nap, so I off I go!!!!
Have a great day.
I am adding some snow photos as well. We got about 8 1/2 inches, plus lots of blowing & drifting!!!