Thursday, April 20, 2006

Here's my finished ornament! It's the Joy Tree ornament by M Designs, out of the 2005 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue.

It was not the most fun thing to stitch but turned out pretty IMO.

Me and my youngest daughter went to the library today and I found an interesting book there, The quilter's legacy by Jennifer Chiaverini/Elm Creek Quilts series. Now, I'm not a quilter but I think it will be an interesting book to read due to the similarities of stitching.

Tomorrow it's Carnival time! When it's over in the evening I should be done with with everything that I volunteered to do for the school this year. It's a huge relief, getting volunteers and making sure that nothing is forgotten can be a bit stressful. Especially since co chair had to step down since she broke her arm, poor thing. All the kids at school seems to be excited though and hopefully we'll get enough money for the new playground equipment.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Allergy season is here!

That means that I'm walking around with a constant headache despite being on all my allergy drugs. Hopefully all the leaves have branched out soon so I will get better!

Hasn't really been stitching a lot lately, it's hard to concentrate with the headache. I did finish my monthly ornament for the STO SAL, have to scan it soon. Mostly I have been stitching on Mirabilia's Sleeping Beauty, an UFO that I pulled out again. I'm really enjoying stitching on her when I do, the shading is wonderful but time consuming in this one.

My garden is coming to life again, I have tulips and daffodils blooming and buds on my irises. We have only been in this house for 2 years and since it's a new house we put in almost all flowers last year. It's so nice to see which ones that survived the winter and are thriving. All our trees came back which was a relief since they are a pain to replace. Seems like we are in for a rough tornado season this year so I have figure out a better way to support the trees, I wouldn't surprise me if they broke off during one of the storms otherwise.

Our Easter was really relaxed, just the family which was what we chose after our hectic spring! The kids really enjoyed their Easter egg hunt so it was fun to watch.

Since the kids were off from school Monday too I took them to see Ice Age 2 in the afternoon. Very funny and cute movie!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Naughty blogger!

Haven't posted anything for about a week. Maybe I was silly to start this during the busy season!

We have soccer, soccer and more soccer going on now and add in some swimming and Destination Imagination too and that's our schedule. At least we are done with DI ( by this weekend, the team and I are going to State in Kearney and since we are competing on elementary level I really doubt that we are going to be one of the 2 teams out of 200 to go to Global in Tennesse. It's been an interesting experience and I think it's great fun for 6 4th graders to compete at State so I think I'm pretty content to not go.

And that way I can get some more stitching in!! I think I did lose my Trilogy kit Warm Hearts at the Regional competition though, just can't find it after we came home. It's a real bummer!!

At them moment I'm stitching on Simple Egg from Shepherd's Bush with Kath! The Shepherd's Bush kits are always fun to do and the silks are so yummy. Much more fun to stitch on it now when I'm filling in the flowers.

And I also finished a couple of Prairie Schooler Santa's from St Nichola's II leaflet. I'm going to finish these as ornaments when I have stitched all 8 of them.

My other WIP at the moment is to clean up the yard! We have some nice weather at the moment (when it's not interrupted by severe storms and tornados, remember I live in the midwest) and I'm itching to prune back roses and a just prepare the garden for the spring. My crocuses and scilla has started blooming and in a couple of weeks I'm sure the tulips will be in bloom.

I'm going to try and post a bit more these coming weeks and hopefully I can figure how I can get my pictures to go where I want them to go. These ones just popped up on top.