Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ten on Tuesday





Ten On Tuesday

10 New Year’s Resolutions
1 Lose weight (always the big one)
2 Get organized at my computer desk
3 Be consistant in my Blogging
4 Clean up the back patio
5 Rearrange Living Room
6 Exercise more
7 Work on the Family Genealogy
8 Get a new job (at least a permanent one – been temping since July 2006)
9 Cross stitch more
10 Take more pictures and post them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ten on Tuesday





Ten On Tuesday

'10 Favorite Holiday Songs'
Wow this is a hard one – just 10 huh? And I must be an old fuddy duddy, since I like the traditional versions ( It probably doesn’t hurt that they all used to have Christmas specials on TV every year) They are in no particular order
1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) – Nat King Cole
2. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
3. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
4. Little Saint Nick – Beach Boys
5. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
7. Christmas Time Is Here – Tony Bennett
8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Burl Ives
9. There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays – Perry Como
10. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #101



#101
And...here we go!

1. Snow flake.

2. I'm looking forward to holiday shutdown at work.

3. Disneyland is the best vacation spot ever!

4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Magnum PI (Tom Selleck was such a cutie).

5. I'm done with Christmas Shopping.

6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is watching the excitement in my nephews eyes.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing and stitching, tomorrow my plans include drive through the park with the Christmas lights and Sunday, I want to catch up on the computer!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Weekly Challenge for the week of 12-1-08

Weekly Challenge for the week of 12-01-08

Weekly Challenge for the week of 12-1-08
The weekly challenge will remain Anything Christmas until after the holiday! Maybe you have a gift you need to stitch for Christmas (it does not have to be holiday related if it is a gift) or maybe you want to stitch another ornament or two. It's that time of year and maybe this challenge will help you get some Christmas stitching accomplished. Remember the challenges are not mandatory and only for fun and to help you stitch on projects that may otherwise be neglected. The challenges change weekly to accommodate different designs. If you wish to take part in the challenge, please let us know what project you will be working on.

Everyone did GREAT last challenge! Congratulations!!
You all did EXCELLENT on the SAT Friday night :) Congratulations! Keep stitching!! I am kinda MIA for now...I have so much to do and that I want to do at this time of year that computer time takes a back seat!! BUT, no worries-I KNOW who has posted a SAT update, Weekly challenge update as well as finishes :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ten on Tuesday





Ten On Tuesday

'10 Things You Want for the Holiday'
1. Clear weather for Thanksgiving at Disneyland
2. To be able to find the bike my nephew wants for Christmas
3. More gift cards for iTunes
4. Good health for all my family
5. Backup drive (external) for my laptop
6. Some new stitching supplies (fabric, threads)
7. Time to spend with family
8. A new Permanent job in the new year
9. A magic pill for losing weight
10. ???????

Stitch-a-thon for 11-28-08

Stitch-a-thon for 11-28-08

We will stitch from 6pm-midnight (according to your time zone).
Please let me know if you are joining the SAT and don't forget to let us know what project you will be working on and to post a before pic before 6pm on Friday night and an after pic once the SAT is over :)

Make sure you sign up here in this POST-you never know when I may offer a drawing or other incentive for those that take part in the SAT's and it's easier for me to find a list of participants when the names are together in a single post and I can add them to the sidebar. You do not need to post here if you are NOT joining :) Only those that are taking part need to post under this post :)

I know this is Thanksgiving weekend (Black Friday) in the USA, we may not have as many participants as we usually do-if you can't join us next Friday that's OK-we'll see you the Friday after :)

Weekly Challenge for the week of 11-24-08

Weekly Challenge for the week of 11-24-08

I have had so many email asking me to stay with a Christmas challenge as they are helping get gifts stitched that this week's challenge will be to stitch on a Anything Christmas again. Maybe you have a gift you need to stitch for Christmas (it does not have to be holiday related if it is a gift) or maybe you want to stitch another ornament or two. It's that time of year and maybe this challenge will help you get some Christmas stitching accomplished. Remember the challenges are not mandatory and only for fun and to help you stitch on projects that may otherwise be neglected. The challenges change weekly to accommodate different designs. If you wish to take part in the challenge, please let us know what project you will be working on.

Everyone did GREAT last challenge! Congratulations!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #99



#99
And...here we go!

1. The last band I saw live was The Rippingtons.
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is the family time. (actually going to Disneyland with my Brother, SIL and 2 nephews - should be fun)
3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is half done.
4. Thoughts of packing for Disneyland fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear a smaller size.
6. Bagpipes I love (Hey with a Stewart side of the family what do you expect).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include going with my nephews cub scout troup to the fire station tour and Sunday, I want to start washing clothes and packing for Disneyland!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekly Challenge for the week of 11-17-08

Weekly Challenge for the week of 11-17-08


This week's challenge will be to stitch on a Anything Christmas. Maybe you have a gift you need to stitch for Christmas (it does not have to be holiday related if it is a gift) or maybe you want to stitch another ornament or two. It's that time of year and maybe this challenge will help you get some Christmas stitching accomplished. Remember the challenges are not mandatory and only for fun and to help you stitch on projects that may otherwise be neglected. The challenges change weekly to accommodate different designs. If you wish to take part in the challenge, please let us know what project you will be working on.

Everyone did GREAT last challenge! Congratulations!!

Stitch-a-thon for 11-21-08

Stitch-a-thon for 11-21-08

We will stitch from 6pm-midnight (according to your time zone).
Please let me know if you are joining the SAT and don't forget to let us know what project you will be working on and to post a before pic before 6pm on Friday night and an after pic once the SAT is over :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #98



#98
And...here we go!



1. Please feel free to leave comments.
2. When I cut the roses in the yard I can't help sniffing it occasionally.
3. My favorite thing to cook is enchilada pie.
4. Spending time with my nephews is something I can't get enough of.
5. That's the thing I love most about living close to them.
6. My birthday always makes me think to myself, what the heck?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading, soccer, tomorrow my plans include soccer, church and Sunday, I want to relax and catch up on blogging!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stitching PIF

I signed up to a PIF that Donna is doing over the next 12 months so I in turn need some willing victims. In case you've not done one before the rules are really simple.

If you would like to receive something handmade by me sometime in the next 12 months then leave a comment saying so on this post and by doing so you're committing to do a similar offer on your blog. I'm offering this for 3 people and should I get more than that interested I will get my nephews (Andrew & Logan) to pull 3 names from a "hat".

I will leave this open until Sunday November 30th and post the winning recipients on Monday night.

PIF stands for Pay It Forward.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've Been Tagged - Six Random Things





I have been tagged by the lovely Jenn to share six random things about myself, according to the rules.

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

So, here are six random things about myself:

1. I collect sports autographs either signed index card or sports trading cards. I have about 500+ autographs of all types of sports people baseball (my favorite), football, hockey, golf and auto racing.

2. I am working on my genealogy (family history) and have traced some back to the early 1600 in New England.

3. I love frogs – I have a great collection of books, figures (bellek china, plastic, stuffed).

4. I’m not a big vegetable eater, but there are very few fruits that I don’t like (mango and papayas being some of the few).

5. I’m on a quest to collect a postcard from every county in the US and every country in the world ( 3349 World Postcards)

6. I’m an active volunteer in my community.

I have tagged:

1. Miriam (Borduurblog)
2. Chiloe(Chiloe’s Corner)
3. Mercy (Pretty In Pink)
4. Nicola (Tales From…)
5. Ashley (EuphoricStitcher)
6. Donna (Stitching for a Cure)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stitch-a-thon for 11-14-08

Stitch-a-thon for 11-14-08

We will stitch from 6pm-midnight (according to your time zone).
Please let me know if you are joining the SAT and don't forget to let us know what project you will be working on and to post a before pic before 6pm on Friday night and an after pic once the SAT is over :)

Weekly Challenge for the week of 11-10-08

Weekly Challenge for the week of 11-10-08

This week's challenge will be to stitch on a Christmas Ornament. Remember the challenges are not mandotory and only for fun and to help you stitch on projects that may otherwise be neglected. The challenges change weekly to accomodate different designs.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #97



#97
And...here we go!



1. My blueprint for success includes laughing at myself.
2. Laffy Taffy Banana was the last candy I ate.
3. The best facial moisturizer I've ever used is Clinique.
4. Screaming can be good therapy.
5. I'd like to tell you about I'm not sure.
6. Honesty is my strongest characteristic.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Numbers, tomorrow my plans include watch nephews soccer game (last week was rained out) and Sunday, I want to do nothing (but will be cleaning house)!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Stitch-a-thon for 11-07-08

Stitch-a-thon for 11-07-08

We will stitch from 6pm-midnight (according to your time zone).
Please let me know if you are joining the SAT and don't forget to let us know what project you will be working on and to post a before pic before 6pm on Friday night and an after pic once the SAT is over :)

Before



After



and then my other start

Weekly Challenge for the week of 11-3-08

Weekly Challenge at Let's Stitch for the week of 11-3-08

This week's challenge will be to stitch on ant FREEBIE design. Remember the challenges are not mandotory and only for fun and to help you stitch on projects that may otherwise be neglected. The challenges change weekly to accomodate different designs. If you wish to take part in the challenge, please let us know what project you will be working on.

I hope to be able to stitch a couple of the Christmas baubles found at Borduurblog. I have previously stitch one and would like to do a couple of more.

Charity Piece Finish



Here is the final picture of the quilt piece - it's finished and will be going off to SOLAK this week

Finished Piece




This is a piece I finished about a month ago just hadn't taken a picture of it yet. It was from the year of Cross Stitch Calender 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #96




#96
And...here we go!



1. My favorite food seasoning is salt.
2. Frog's croaking is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is having a great family.
4. Voting is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people live inthe world.
6. Fruit salad was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing counted crossstitching and lots of trick or treaters, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the bathroom and Sunday, I want to read and relax!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Stitch-a-thon for 10-31-08

Stitch-a-thon for 10-31-08
found at Let's Stitch.


We will stitch from 6pm-midnight (according to your time zone). Please let me know if you are joining the SAT and don't forget to let us know what project you will be working on and to post a before pic before 6pm on Friday night and an after pic once the SAT is over :)


Plan to be stitcing the christmas trees in the latest issue of Cross Stitch Crazy. There are about 12 of them. I'm going to see how many I can get done in that time. There are several that can be done rather quickly. One is just the same color blue.


Here is what I got done during the time, since all the trick or treaters were coming by.

Stitch-A-Thon for 10-23-08

found at Let's Stitch.

Sorry couldn't post pictures - having some DSL problems.


Here is the before



Here is the after

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #95




#95

You can find the weekly list
here


1. Right now, I'm feeling tired.
2. At home is where I want to be.
3. How does one knitt?
4. Lists keeps me on track.
5. Please don't tell me I can't do something.
6. My nephews fill me with joy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing some counted cross stitching, tomorrow my plans include watching my nephews soccer game and then carving pumpkins with them and Sunday, I want to relax!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekly Challenge for the week of 10-20-08

found at Let's Stitch.

This week's challenge will be to stitch on anything Seasonal. Remember the challenges are not mandotory and only for fun and to help you stitch on projects that may otherwise be neglected. The challenges change weekly to accomodate different designs. If you wish to take part in the challenge, please let us know what project you will be working on.

Hope to finish the candy corn for my sister-in-law




Here is the finished product

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Looking for SAL for 2009

I know starting early - I'm looking for SAL for 2009. I hoping to maybe learn to stitch on linen (haven't ever done).

I'm looking for fun projects. Quilt patterns, lizzie kate, ornaments, charity projects and possible other things.

Let me know what your plans are for next years stitching

Friday, October 3, 2008

Christmas Bauble


Found this pattern on borduurblog and thought I'd try one of them out. There are quite a few and you can design your own also.

I will be sending mine to Crossstitch for Charity as part of the Christmas Ornament campaign.

Yellow Mini


Here is another car from the set (this were in an issue of Cross Stitch Crazy)

Blue Car


Here is another car from the set (this were in an issue of Cross Stitch Crazy)

Green jeep


I did this as a set for my nephew who love anything to do with object with wheels.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Think Pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I'm changing to pink

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Joined 1st Online Robin

I joined the Me,Myself and I Round Robin. I hope to be able to keep up.

Now it's just a matter of getting my building plan together before the deadline.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Computer Down

Sorry for the fact there have been no updates recently - computer crashed and I am in the process of buying a new computer.

Hope to be up and running again in a couple of weeks.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Blue Checked Mitten



I finished another mitten for CSFC. These are great quick stitching items. I hope to do several more if time permits.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Watermelon Heart


Here is my latest finish. I think I'll be sending to WOCS, since they happen to have generic categories.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Latest Finish - Cow Mitten


I just recently finshed this cow mitten that I think will be great as an ornament.

Will be sending out WOCS (World of Charity Stitching)

Friday, January 4, 2008

First Finish of 2008



This was stitched for the school that my nephews go to. They are having a reading contest in February.

This is the final one that I need to stitch, not I can get on to other stitching.