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