Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #13

I can’t believe how absent minded I am. I breezed right through Friday without posting my favorite blogger. Hoping that late is still better than never, my pick this week is Jeanne from her blog, luv2stitch. She shows great pictures, you know I love pictures.
She does lovely work and writes an interesting blog. She has posted some blogs that are having giveaways. Click here to go there and visit. I am sure you will enjoy yourselves. Jeanne, I would write more about how much I like your blog, but I have to go check out some of the giveaway links you posted…………

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Finished the Cottage

A few posts ago, I showed you a picture of the cottage stitchery I had begun. It is now finished, but I think I got too carried away with the flowers. They sort of hit you in the face! I think I should have used a bit more soft colors and maybe not so many different ones. Oh, well, It was just something to do while watching TV. I think I will make a throw pillow out of it. Maybe I can pick out some fabric that will make it look better. If I still don't like it, I will give it to my daughter. "In your face" is right up her alley.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Another Giveaway

Helena is having a giveaway on her blog. She is giving away a nifty project keeper thingy and also a free stitchery pattern. Go on over and check it out. Click here to go there.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #12

This Friday’s Favorite Blogger is Finn from the blog, Pieces From My Scrapbag. She is a very nice lady and is always ready with a **VBS**. Great pictures, fun happenings, and interesting stories can be found on her blog. She has a secondary blog that shows pictures of quilts made with orphan blocks. She hasn’t posted in a few days. She said that she recently found the mo-jo that she had lost, so maybe she is too busy quilting to post. Click here to go there.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Giveaway

Carin is having a giveaway to celebrate her 200th post. Can you imagine.......... 200 posts! ...Click here to check it out. I hope she doesn't mind that I "borrowed" her celebrate picture. I don't like to post without a picture of some kind.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Ok……Here is the after picture. I must say it looks a little more fit for human habitation. I am looking forward to some stitching this evening in my new de-cluttered space. All of the stuff I need to work on my current project is in the little box. Kathy, I will really try to put things back when I am finished with it. I know my life would be much easier if I would make a habit of doing that. Sheree, I hope this picture helps to restore your chi. Just in case I haven’t mentioned it before, Sheree is my baby sister.

Monday, August 18, 2008


I am a slob. I have been working on some embroidery projects the last few days and I looked at my table today, and realized I am a slob! I have never been the most tidy person, but this is ridiculous. Kathy, my sister, will have a cow when she sees this. She is a total neat freak! But a wonderful person and my best friend!!!!! I just cleaned out that drawer a week or so ago, honest. You can't see it too well in this picture, but on the table there is a glob of floss with thread dangling everywhere. The remote to the TV does not belong there. There is a little dish with the floss I am using to make the Noah's Ark blocks. It could be put away. The mirror is out because I had to pluck my eyebrows and the light is good there. Of course, since I am a slob, I couldn't put it back when I was through. On the floor there are boxes of floss and bags of floss, some books and back there I see the cone of peaches and cream crochet yarn that I got out to make a dishcloth, and of course I didn't put it away when I was through. I am going to clean that area up and show you a picture of it tomorrow.........or maybe the next day. I don't want to turn over this new leaf to quickly. Have to be careful of my back you know.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #11..and More

Today is Friday once again and I think Bonnie at Calamity Jane’s Cottage is an excellent choice for this week’s favorite blogger. She is a very interesting person and has a very nice blog. Pretty pictures and some very creative projects she has made. She also has a shop with some of the nicest vintage items for sale. I see she is also in the Stitcher’s Angel swap group. Whoever is chosen to be her swap partner will be a very lucky person. Go on over and check out her blog. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Click here to go there.

The older I get the faster time seems to go. That is not fair. When you don’t have a lot of time left, it should go slower! I live a very calm but boring life, and you would think the time would drag, but no!!! It seems to speed up more everyday. This stinking computer is probably part of the reason this happens. I start reading blogs and it doesn’t seem like much time has gone by, but WHOA!!!!!, I have been reading for two hours. I don’t plan to change though, so I guess I will just have to shut up and deal with it.

I will close this post with the reason it has been a week since I have last posted. Last Saturday My son and his wife from Houston came for a visit. We had a great time and Eva, my daughter in law was so kind. She did all the cooking while she was here. She even cleaned out my microwave, which was in great need of it. My back is still preventing me from doing many things. Reaching over my head, where my microwave is above the stove, is one of them. Tim, my son, brought his new toy with him. It is the Wii gaming system. I am not sure I have the spelling correct on that. The grandkids had a great time with it. My son Dan and Tim had a few cut-throat games of tennis and golf. They are very competitive and both hate to lose. Playing with that game leads to lots of NOISE. The games themselves have audio comments. The players add to the NOISE with all of the comments they make while playing. For example… Dang, You cheated, I am just better than you, I let you win, You have had more practice, On a real golf course I would have made par, etc, etc. Fun, but NOISY. We had a houseful one evening. My daughter Amanda and her family, Dylan, Ashley and Kiley, were here. With Tim and Eva, Dan, myself and my husband, my little house seemed just a bit crowded, and NOISY. We had burgers from the grill and all the trimmings. We had a great time. I feel blessed to have such a loving family. Wish my other son, Chris and his family could have come. Tim and Eva left for home on Thursday. They called in the evening to tell us they had arrived safely. I worry so when my family is on the road. So it is back to just my husband and myself. I love visiting with my family, but I gotta tell ya, It wears me out. My life is boring, but I like it that way. Boring and QUIET. I know in a little bit I will be wishing they were back, but for now I am happy to be back to reading my blogs and doing just the normal QUIET things.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday's Favorite Blog #10

This Friday I have chosen Rondi, at Rose Colored Glasses, as my favorite blogger. I very much enjoy reading her blog. She recently changed her header and this one is as nice as the last one, which I loved. She has a real eye for color. Something I do not have and wish I did. Her pictures are always so beautiful. She has a post on Thursdays where she tells of the things for which she is grateful. This weeks was very lovely and inspiring. Take a look at her blog. I am sure you will enjoy your visit. Click here to go there.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I Finished Something

I got tired of being behind on everything, so I got busy and finished the latest stitchery from the Noah's Ark Bom. The colors don't look exactly right in the scan, but I thought it turned out well. I don't know if I have said it before, but I really don't like to do the satin stich. I am just not very good at it. I got the spots done and I guess they came out ok. Maybe I should just practice more. I was doing a running stitch as the border, but decided I like the back stitched look better. Have to re-do all the ones I have made so far, but it doesn't take too long to do. Getting finished with this one so quickly, makes for a long wait for the next one.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Computer Problem

I have not been able to make a post recently because of a computer problem. Our wireless router went on the fritz. It took my husband a few days to figure it out, but he got us back on the regular router and now I can get back on the internet. I didn’t get to post a Friday’s favorite blogger, but I think the world will survive. I don’t have any recent project finished, and since I can’t stand to make a post without a photo, I am showing you a pillow that my sister, Kathy, and I made for our sister, Julie, for her birthday a few years ago. It was our first attempt to print pictures on fabric. We used the bubble jet stuff. I thought it turned out pretty good, but it is a lot of work. I think I will bring this post to an end, and go catch up on my blog reading.