Saturday, July 28, 2007

Just another finish finish!

Poor Jack from BOAF

DD stitching!
I have snuck out here since I couldn't take more of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. There's just so much misery and gore that I can take and after 45 minutes I had had enough.

Just wanted to post another finished finish this week, Poor Jack from Birds of a Feather. I think I have to put some new batteries in the camera, it's hard to get it to focus. I also added a picture of my DD getting ready for her 4 H stitching class. All went well, the kids were well behaved and seemed to enjoy it!
Otherwise we have mostly prepped for fair this week and the kids have had a few play dates and I even had time to have lunch with Mel. The basement is getting close to being finished. The carpets are going in on Monday.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Finally a finish!

Sit a spell from Pine Mountain Designs

At least a finish that I can share that is! It has taken me this long to get everything working on the new computer but now I can upload pictures again and the scanner should be working too!

I did finish 2 more things this week for 2 different exchanges so I'm not posting those pictures now. The finishing is done on one of them and I have to finish the other one into a needle book. Shouldn't be to bad, I'm doing the finishing on a couple of other things at the same time.

It's so busy here with the kids being home from school and we are still working on the basement. There's always so much to pick out or buy for the basement but I'm starting to see the end of it. I'll just grab some towel bars and such things for the bathroom tomorrow and then I should be done. If I do that they are nice enough to put it up for us so that saves Anders some time.

No, I'm not getting a craft room but I'm going to store quite a bit of my crafts in the guestroom! I will probably get a room of my own when the kids start to move out but I don't complain, we have lots of space that I'm using for my projects.

The kids are just home for 4 1/2 more weeks, in our school district they are getting 13 weeks of in the summer and I think that they won't be sad to go back to school this year. We have had the cousins here and they have been busy with their camps and other fun stuff but they miss buddies from school too. I don't mind having them home (we are doing lots of fun stuff together) but I can really notice that my yahoo groups are suffering, I don't have time to read and comment on blogs much and I'm not posting as much as I would like.

Thank you for all your nice comments, I'm just thrilled that someone still stops by here since I'm not updating as often.

The rest of my day is pretty busy too but with fun stuff! I'm doing finishing, I promised Emma that I was going to make a bracelet and necklace with her so she can enter it in the fair and I'm prepping the cross stitch class that I'm doing with our 4 H troop. I have 12 kids signed up and a couple of ladies from the EGA is coming to help out so that will be so much fun!

I'm hoping to post some of my finishing finishes later this week.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hopefully we have fixed the computer!

Future guest room
Wetbar plus bathroom

Drywalling and mudding in process (my least favorite)

Before the walls went up

What we started with!

Or rather, hopefully Anders has fixed it! I can't say that I contributed to much!

I don't have much to show in the way of stitching. I tried to take a decent picture of my Pine Mountain pillow but I think I have to wait until it's not overcast outside. The other 2 pieces I have worked on are for exchanges, I haven't decided if I should post them or not here. There's not that much chance that my exchange partners are reading my blog but you never know.

Our company left early this week, we all had a great time together and everyone did get along great the whole time, even the kids. We did some touristy things here in Omaha and they did shop quite a bit. Everything is so much cheaper here compared to Sweden.

The basement is starting to look like it's actually going to be finished, maybe even this month! It's been taking so much longer time then we all thought but hopefully it's just 3 more weeks left and then I will get my house back. It will be awesome to not have people in the house at all hours and work around their schedule so they can get in.

So since I don't have any stitching to share I will post some basement pictures!
Oops, that went in in the wrong order! We are doing a guest room, bathroom, home theatre for DH and the rest is a rec room with a wet bar. And we have some storage to of course.