Thursday, December 03, 2009

Finished Villages of Hawk Run Hollow!

Villages of Hawk Run Hollow
designed by Carriage House Samplings
DMC and 36 ct Vintage Lakeside linen

It was really hard to get a good picture of this huge piece in our gloomy weather but here it is! I loved working on this piece! Thank you for visiting and for all your sweet comments! I have been visiting blogs this week and I'm hoping to be caught up in the next few days.

Block # 12, my favorite.

Monday, November 23, 2009

BBD Evergreen update!

" This is my progress after 3 Wednesday so I'm pretty happy. I just have to get some of that GAST Pomegranate in there this week to spice things up. It's very green at the moment. "

"I did write my finals and it went really good. After I was done I have been busy making merry! We had the dinner group here for a fotball party this weekend and last weekend my son had his birthday slumber party here. A lot of feeding is going on when you have teenage boys in the house. They are all such nice kids though and it seems like they had a blast. It sure was worth all the prep work!"
"Thank you for all your sweet comments on my snowman! I appreciate all of them. I just started browsing the blogs this morning, can't wait to see what you guys have been up too."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Green Snowman finish!

I totally forgot to post a picture of this little fella when I finished him. He was a shop model for Judi down in Plattsmouth. I loved stitching him, what a fun design! Well, it's back to the books, I'm writing my finals the end of this week. Thank you so much for visiting and your sweet comments!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Started a new Loose Feather yesterday!

It's Evergreen and I just love it! That border stitches up really quick, I thought it would be really tedious but it's really fun. I changed the WDW Havana to WDW Moss because my skein of Havana was really brownish and I wanted a greener color.

I'm off to play a bit more with my laundry. I don't have anything in the hamper (the second time that has happened in the last 10 years) so there's a lot of folding in my future. DH is off to China tomorrow so he will have his pick of clothes for once.

Thank you for all your nice comments on my Hardanger piece!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Hardanger class piece!

This is just a scan, after I finished the ornament up I mailed it to the shop right away. Totally forgot about taking a picture. Anyways, I just designed this little piece for my next Hardanger class in the beginning of December. I just wanted something very small so we might finish it in one afternoon so hopefully this will work for that. Thank you for visiting!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Third time's the charm!

I finally got some picture to come out decent, it's been so grey and gloomy here that all my pictures came out as weird color gloobs. This is my third batch and you can finally see what it was I stitched.

I finished up my SAL with Ranae over at Stitch by stitch. It's the Sunflower House from Blackbird Designs. I love how it turned out. We are trying to figure out which BBD we are stitching next, so much fun. I used all the called for threads and fabric.

Here's my new start Happy Haunting from Shepherd's Bush. Evidently I'm aiming for a Halloween 2010 finish, ahem.

I just felt the need to pick up Villages again so I can get the last block stitched up. I love this block, isn't the grave yard just great?

We did get to Vala's this year too, but we were pushing it. A friend of us were visiting from Indiana so a group of us got a firepit out there on October 31st. I thought it would be really crowded there so we went early and did all the things the girls wanted to do and then we wandered over for lunch by the firepit. The day was just beautiful and there wasn't that much people there at all (the Huskers played when we were there too so that did help).

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Now I remember!

How much work it was going to school. It's accounting I'm taking too so the homework takes a lot of time. But I have gotten some stitching done in the evenings. I finished the Red Snowman from Shepherd's Bush for Judi's shop. Yeah!

And I finished up two of the acorns Marianne of Midnight Stitching designed for STO's online retreat! Another yeah!
And I finished Block # 11 on Villages of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Designs.

Which of course means that only have one block left before my finish. Unfortunatly it's the one all filled in with black. I'm trembling..

I'm moving at a snails paste on Ranae's (Stitch by Stitch) and mine SAL. I have done more actually, I have to take another picture. It's Sunflower House from Blackbird Designs.

But I really have to finish up this guy next. It's the Green Snowman from Shepherd's Bush and he's also for the shop so he's #1 off my list to stitch on.

Brr, it's starting to get cold here. It feels like it's too soon.
Thanks everyone for visiting! I love reading the comments!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Two wip's only!

My in - laws have been visiting for 3 weeks so there hasn't been a lot of stitching going on. They are sweet but they sure keep me busy. Since they fly in from Sweden they really enjoy the shopping here (so much more to chose from and cheaper, A LOT cheaper). They sure have made their part to support the US economy lately! Here they are at Silver Dollar City in Branson, cute little couple aren't they?
We bought some soccer cleats in Branson for DS and thus we discovered that we have a secret box lover in the family. I still have no clue how she squeezes in there, but I haven't had to rescue her yet. One of these days I'll have to shake her out of that box.

Here's my VERY slow progress on Sunflower House from BBD. It's not such a quick stitch after all. Ranae's is so pretty, she started with the flower vase, clever girl!

And here's the Red Snowman that I'm stitching up for my LNS. I have such a bad consience about this one. Judy sent both the Green and Red Snowman to me before my in-laws arrived and this is how far I have gotten. These are my # 1 priority now. That and the accounting class that I started a couple of weeks ago. Thanks everyone for visiting and your sweet comments!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

New stash and small finish!

Here's my small finish, just had to add the buttons to this one. It's a JABC freebie that you got with the purchase of the buttons.
Look at my lovely new stash, sorry for the picture, my MIL is here visiting and she has quite a few opinions on the size of my stash. Words like huge and where to put it all comes up again and again. So I snuck my envelope up to my bathroom and snapped the picture there. Isn't it lovely? There's booth the 2008 and 2009 ltd edition kits from Prairie Schooler, the 3 new santas from Mill Hill and 2 little Debbie Mumm kits from Mill Hill too.
Thank you for visiting and all your lovely comments!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Finished Autumn Bouquet!

But first a picture of the girls before they headed back to school yesterday. DS declined a photo op! Aren't they cute?
I love the the details in this piece, all the little acorns and vines.

Here's the whole design finished. I did it on 40 count Iced Cappucino from R and R and I think all the called for GAST and Weeks threads. Not very much happning here except for the school start. I did make a small start on Blackbird Designs Sunflower House but it's just border for now.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SB's Purple Snowman finish!

Purple Snowman from Shepherd's Bush

I stitched it all from the kit, no changes. I had offered to stitch something for Judi for her new shop and this is what she wanted me to do. It was a real fun stitch and the best part is that I get the model when Judi's done with it! Yeah!

I'm being stalked in the afternoons. Around dinner time when I'm busy in the kitchen to be exact. The kitties know that they get their wet food when we eat dinner so they show up in the kitchen as soon as they hear pots rumbling about!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post! And for visiting the blog!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July is went by in a blur!

But I was able to finish this cutie! It's Blackbird Designs Summer House, I think it might be Loose Feather # 14. I used the called for fabric, and most of the called for threads. There was one that I subbed since it didn't show up well on the fabric. I loved stitching up this one. Thank you Ranae for stitching along with me!

Then I'm working on another Blackbird Designs project, Autumn Silhouette. The ladies at the Blackbird Designs Yahoo group are doing a summer SAL and this was my pick for it. I'm stitching it on R & R 40 ct Iced Cappuccino and that is a yummy fabric. My eyes hurt but it's so worth it!

And this is another almost finish. Just have to add the buttons to it. The fabric is gorgeous in real life.

My other darling daughter had her birthday too this week! The girls are just 3 weeks in July so it's always a lot of partying going here. Which is fun, I have a whole gaggle of tween girls here yesterday for a slumber party and they are all a hoot!

In between parties we have been busy. My older kids both showed their cats for the Sarpy County Fair. This is DD with Jack who took home a purple ribbon. Not bad for a stray that we found living under our grill. No microchip, no one called about him from the humane society so we decided to keep him after trying to locate his family for 6 weeks. Jack was not amused by the show and did hardly peek out of the carrier.

Oscar showed Juni, she did get blue ribbon. Evidently we have to brush her teeth since she has plaque. That will be an interesting experience.
Then we have built rockets and launched the same rockets and now their entered too. I have a little craft queen on my hand it seems. After weeding out some project DD entered 15 items! I love the crafting party but it's a pain finding all the projects scattered around the house, fluffing and fixing all the projects and the dreaded mind game of figuring out which Department, Division and Class they belong too. We did the interviewing Tuesday and Wednesday I just took a mental healt day. Lucky that everything was prepared for DD party.
Occasionally the sun shows up here and then we run down to the pool. Which is great because I have read quite a bit. I just finished up Must Love Dogs and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society. Both very enjoyable!!
Thank you for all the nice comments on my last post. I'm behind again, story of my life. The kids are going back to school in the 20th and then I don't have to wrestle 3 young uns for the computer!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy birtday sweetheart!

My sweet baby girl turned 6 this week, she's getting so big. We threw a party for her at Build a Bear Workshop and she really loved her day. Almost all the kids from her pre school class came and her friend from the neighborhood too so we had a big party crowd. It was so much fun seeing the kids party away.
I did finish up Block 10 on Village of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House. I have to say that this is one big design, I need to find a huge frame for it. It's worked on 36 ct linen.

And here's where I'm at on the Summer House after Wednesday. The letters and vines work up really quick. Wednesday was a good stitching night too with DH reading to youngest DD and I was able to catch up with 4 DVR'd shows while I stitched away.
Thanks for reading and commenting on the last post. I'm off to start catching up on some blogs now. We have 2 birthday parties today and I still haven't picked up gifts so I can only roam for an hour in blog land, but this next week I should be caught up.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The most magical place on earth was fantastic!

But first and foremost, here's how far I gotten on the Summer House SAL before tonights stitching frenzy. Can't wait, I haven't stitched for quite a bit now since we went away for our vacation. We really had a great time.

We flew out to Los Angeles to meet up with my husband who was at a conference there. The kids and I toured Hollywood for a bit although it was really crowded since Michael Jackson had passed away the day before we did get there. Here's DS with Jimi Hendrix's star, he's a big fan.

The kids and I in front of the famous Hollywood sign. You can see the sign vaguely up on the hill.

The day after we headed over to Universal Studio's which was just awesome. I think we did almost everything you could do there except for a couple of the shows. The new Simpsons ride was a huge hit with my whole family. The Shrek 4 D show was amazing too.

The kids got to meet Bart and Lisa even! So cool!

And we had a close shark encounter! Youngest DD was not to sure about the shark, she thought that part was kind of scary when we did the Studio Tour.

Disneyland was so much fun of course. It was a bit different then The Magic Kingdom in Disney World and we did find some new favorites there like the Matterhorn and Indiana Jones. Alice and I did take a twirl in Dumbo of course and the Pirates of Carribean was even better then I remembered it.

It was a big moment when we did get to meet Sleeping Beauty! My youngest daughter was so excited she couldn't talk!

The family as a whole enjoyed the California Wilderness park too. It had some really neat rides and was well organized. The food was so good too! We saw their parade just before we left Anaheim and it was great. Here's DS with his new Nightmare before Christmas hat!
And this is when me camera batteries died. DH had his camera though so I have plenty of pictures from the rest of our vacation. We did drive down to San Diego and visited SeaWorld and saw all their great shows. There was some frolicking at the beach involved too. The mexican food down there is yummy, and the sushi likewise. I'm on the bread and water diet now so I can zip my pants again.
Thanks for all your sweet comments on my last post. Since I have been preparing for our trip, going on it and doing laundry after our trip I haven't read or commented on any blogs lately. Can't wait to see what people have been up to lately so I have to take some time for that.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer days!

Despite the rain and the gloomy weather I'm enjoying having the kids home. We settle into a totally different routine, and I just get to hang out with them more in between TKD lessons and various camps. I don't stitch much and my computer time is non existent since they all are into Poptropica at the moment. Look what Ranae sent me for naming her cute little bunny Winston! Isn't it great? Thank you Ranae!
Judi opened up a LNS down in Plattsmouth this weekend, For the Love of Cross Stitch and it's so cute and it's in Plattsmouths historical district with all the antique shops and a wonderful quilt shop opposite it. So Mel and I drove down there and I got SB's 2009 scissor fob and 2 more of LK's Halloween series. All customers got a kitted up freebie too! The fabric is from the quilt store.

Sorry about this bad picture, I didn't realize how bad it was before I uploaded it. With it raining all the time here for the moment it is hard to get good pictures. Anyways, it's my last car project, LHN's Faith worked on a R and R mystery fabric out of a fabric scrap bag.

And this is how far I have gotten on Summer House, I really have to get some hours in on it next Wednesday.
Thank you all for your sweet comments on my last post.