Sunday, February 25, 2007

Tennis Anyone? is Finished

I finished him up earlier today. I loved doing this piece, unfortunately a digital camera doesn't show as well as a scanner, but it will be awhile before I get a new scanner. I now have 17 pieces done toward the 50 challenge. So far I'm being really good on the challenge.

Before I go any further Thank you for all the comments to Light of Peace. They meant a lot to me especially from so many other great stitchers. I have given it to Michelle and she liked it.

We had nice weather for a while then last night we had another winter storm. A few more inches fell and it's still snowing. Oh well....south of here got ice storm we just got the snow. I'll take snow over ice any day. But I am ready for spring. Winter started so mild and is ending harsh. It's going down as a hard winter.

I didn't feel good today, my throat is sore, and I'm coming down with a cold or maybe flu. So I didn't go to church. I did my Bible reading. Like others at church I'm reading through the Bible and enjoying it.

Earlier this week my income tax came back so I paid a couple of bills and bought some videos for $5.00 each at the video store. I watched one this morning that was two in one I got earlier this year. The first movie was good but the second one I didn't care for. Well since I can't get patterns I'm getting movies! LOL!

Well the next piece I'm doing is My Security Blanket and I have it kitted up so guess I will go start it now.

Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Dance!

Light of Peace if DONE!!!! I started it back in Fall of 2000 and picked it up a couple of times, but laid it down 5 years ago and never thought I would pick it back up although I made a couple of attempts. Finally this year I picked it back up to do as a UFO SAL on Wed. Last Wed. it went so well I couldn't put it back down. This will go to a friend at church who I promised it to 5 years ago and has been patiently waiting for it. It would serve me right for her to wait 5 years to frame it!Now it's back to stitching on Tennis Anyone?

We have had a real UFO the last couple of days, it's in the sky, it's yellow and shining so nicely! Love seeing the sun and love having the days get warmer again.

Well until next time. Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Progress on Light Of Peaace

I had been working on this on Wed. as UFO SAL at ILCS. But this Wed. it went so well, I haven't laid it back down. Perhaps I will finish it off but no guarantees there. I can't wait to get it done. This is my oldest UFO.

I think the worst of our weather is behind us. We are on a warming trend now, and by middle of next week it will be upper 30's and the snow will start to melt. Right now I see someone from maitenance shoveling off the decks, so they'll probably be on this side in the next hour or so. For a while I thought for sure I would look out my deck and just see snow, but it didn't get that bad.

Tomorrow we are celebrating my brother Kevin's birthday which was yesterday, and my nephew Andrew who will be 12 tomorrow. I'll get to see Baby John. I've heard he has grown a lot and is cooing and laughing now. He is 2 months and 5 days old now.
Can't wait to see that baby.

Well, until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tennis Anyone?

Here is my progress on this little guy now. He is really coming together. He's very detailed but I love working on him.

You will notice thanks to Mary Ann I finally got Blog Roll going. Only I screwed up on trying to get them in alphabetical order. There are about 5 more I want to add yet. Unfortunately Mary Ann's blog got separated from the others. Sorry Mary Ann and Isabelle is down twice I tried unsuccessfully to delete one of them. All in due time. I'll figure this blogging thing out.

Tomorrow I go to the dentist to get a tooth pulled. While the last tooth pulled wasn't bad I still am nervous. I hate going to the dentist!

Our winter weather continues, but this time we are just north of the rest of it, so we will luck out! We will be glad to have spring come that's for sure.

Well until next time Happy Stitching.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Contrast between young and old

You noticed I changed the template to my blog. I really didn't like the other template it was too bold and harsh. I like this one better. Hope you like it better too.

Today we had a former Pastor come and preach. Pastor Williamson is 93 years old and still going failry strong. We had sort of a tribute to him as they brought out old documents from the very early days as he was the Pastor that really got the church going. He left in 1966 I was a child but still it was great to see him again. As him and our Pastor now walked down the aisle together at beginning of church service you could see the contrast. Pastor Shane age 30, young and future of our church Pastor Williamson, old and part of the past history of our church. Pastor Williamson kept right up with Pastor Shane even managing the steps to the platform fairly well. Boy he brought back so many memories.

As I promised yesterday here is my start on my kitten project. It's really detailed so was very slow going. It is going better now though.

Welll until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Project #15 is Finished

This went very quickly. I loved doing it. If all 50 pieces were like this one I'd be through the 50 in no time. But unfortunately, that is not going to be the case. Now all I have left to do in this series is the Spring Welcome.

I have my next piece, Tennis Anyone? all kitted up and ready to get going on it. It's a cute kitten with a Tennis Ball, I found in The Cross Stitcher Magazine.

Yesterday was UFO day so I did stitch some on Light Of Peace. I think it will go a little better now.

Well, Until next time, Happy Stitching!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Winter Welcome

In more ways then one! LOL! I started this piece last Friday I think. It's going fast. Plus in this cold weather you don't even want to go outside! It's freezing out there.

Like much of the midwest we had a lot of snow over the weekend over a foot in fact plus sub 0 temps with windchills of minus 20 or so. Today is snowing lightly and still very cold windchill was -23 earlier this morning but I think it's warmer than that now. Needless to say about all the schools are closed around here. Yesterday almost all the churches were closed and the Police were begging people to stay inside. You know it's bad when almost all the churches close. Our church included and I've gone to our church all my life never had it closed it's doors on Sunday morning until yesterday.
Since we didn't have church yesterday I watched a couple of my new videos and watched figure skating. I love to see the figure skaters. I even found a movie on Family channel later in the day about a figure skater.
My mom gave us a scare on Sat as her heart started acting up again. My brother drove her and dad to the dr. (My brother works with the Cardiac Unit at the hospital so knows a lot about hearts.) Anyway she got to go home but Kevin had to go over there every hour to check her pulse and blood pressure. Fortunately Kevin only lives about 3 blocks from them. Right now mom is doing okay but having minor problems. She's stubborn she's still planning to go to my sister's on other side of state tomorrow. Our sister is a RN so she'll be in good hands but we'd rather she stay in town. Can't control our parents any more than they can control us.

Well I switched to the new blogger. We'll see how it works out. I don't know that I'll figure out the blogrolling though. Maybe later on. I'd rather spend my time stitching then trying to figure out things. One of these days I'll have a friend who knows computers and the web come over and help me.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Dance! Eiffel Tower is finished!

Project 14 is now done! I finished this piece this morning. It really went fast once I got past the hard parts. I loved doing it it was my kind of piece small but detailed.

Earlier this afternoon my dad came and took me to get a few groceries and to get some DVD's. A Video Store near hear had a sale 4 for $20.00 so I selected 4. They were previously shown but I didn't care. I think I have seen 2 of them before but I wanted to own them. I was also looking for Ice Princess but the store didn't have it anymore. Oh well....

The weather isn't too bad today but is suppose to turn awful tomorrow through Sunday. Up to a foot of snow is to fall tomorrow and that's on top of what we already have. Wonder what will happen Sunday. I already told my dad if it's that cold not to look for me as I take the bus to church and if it's too cold and not running they have no way of telling us. They will send someone but still we're standing out there forever. It's not good for my lungs. I have bronchial problems as it is.
They say the Groundhog did not see his shadow which means spring is just around the corner. We'll see.

I have Brittercup's Winter Welcome all kitted up to start tomorrow. I did Summer and Autumn earlier. My cousin has them now. I'd like to get Winter and Spring done before I see her in March. We'll see.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Lookk! See how far Eiffel Tower has come

I can't believe how much progress I have made. It will be done Saturday I hope. I had hoped for tomorrow, maybe if I push. The only problem is there is so much tweeding, the picture doesn't really show the tweeding too well.

Now lets talk about January goals. I meant them all I think! That's a first. I did
1. Our Friendship is Soda-licious
2. Winnie the Pooh was done
3. I did work more on Light of Peace
4. I started Eiffel Tower

Now for Feb. goals
1. Finish Eiffel Tower
2. Do Winter Welcome
3. Do Elizabeth's Garden
4. Work on Light of Peace on Wednesdays
5. Do a Valentine piece.]

It is snowing out again. We will have to shovel ourselves out big time. We wanted winter we're getting it!

We had Adventure Club last night and this year especially I find myself loving those kids more this each week. We really have a good crew of 3rd graders. They are calming down and learning the rules. Last night we only had to give out one warning. That's good. The kids are getting excited about a sledding party in Feb. They have to have a certain amount of points to attend that one. Most of our regular ones will make it. The points aren't unreasonable at all. It's basically the newer ones (and some of them will have enough points)and those who just didn't do their papers or say their verse that will miss out. With all the snow they are getting there should be plenty of snow. If there isn't then they'll have a pizza party and games, they like that too.

Well, until next time. Happy Stitching!