Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wind Surfer is Finished

I don't know why but this was the most annoying piece for me. I think it's because of the bright colors, it's not why I would typically pick. But I love watching the wind surfers on Lake Michigan, especially when the waves are just right. They can do so many amazing stunts on these surfboards with sails. And they are so graceful! We could watch them by the hour!

Yesterday was a sad day as it was the funeral of a long time friend of the family. His in-laws and I were really close at one time. Now because we don't live near each other and many in the family have died we lost contact with some. One of them Jan, who was one of my best friends came in for his funeral, I hadn't seen her in 30 years. So we exchanged addresses and e mail and say we will get back in touch. We'll see. I confess I am not the best at answering e mails let alone snail mails.

I can't believe that July is almost over! Where did the time go! In a couple of weeks the Olympics will be going on. I'm looking forward to seeing the Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving Events and some Track and Field events.

Does anyone watch Design Star? Who do you think will win? Both Matt and Jen have been pretty consistent so I really don't care which one will win. I was rooting for Trisha but she came in 3rd. I did like Jen's design better than Matt's last week.

Well, enough chatting. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 25, 2008

WOW Another Award

I received another award. I'm overwhelmed. Thanks Dani (Navy Stitching) I really appreciate it. For so long I wondered how many people were reading my blog then got excited after I got the map and saw. Now to get two different awards I'm honored. Because I want to keep the award going I will nominate 5 people. I'm not sure how to do the links but you will find them in my Blog Roll. It was hard to just come up with 5 when so many deserve it
Here are the rules of the award

1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

My 5 people are
Mary Ann (Just Stitching)
Kitty (Kitty Stitches)
Kim (These are Days Well Rememberd)
Carolyn (Taking One Stitch at a Time)
Storm at Sea Stitching

Now to go notify these people.

I haven't done much stitching the last couple of days. In fact I lost the Waxing Moon piece. I think I left it at church yesterday when I went to work in the Food Pantry. I have to go back to do the sign today so I'll look. If it's not there, I can redo it at a future date as it is an easy pattern, I do have the pattern here. I really want my hoop. It was 25 years old and my favorite one. Oh well....

Until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

An Award and Yet another start

I received this award from Meari (Meari's Musings). Thanks Meari! Here are the rules when you select your people. Here are the rules for the award:
1) Put the logo on your blog;
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
I do need to pick 7 other people for this people. See my Blog Roll it's long and I enjoy all the blogs, but I am going to name 7 people.

Sharon-Seaside Stitches
Kathryn NZ
Lennun Tekeleet
Virpi (Virpin R)
Dawn (Golden Angel's Works)
Jen (Jen's Stitching)
Sara (Just Another Flamingo, now I need to let these people know I gave them the award
Barb (Around Barb's Bend)
Barb (Barb's Stitches)

Okay I can't count I did 9 also I do not know how to do any of the links so just click on their name in my blog roll to see their blogs.

I have started yet another piece. I have this problem nothing is really holding my interest so I'm turning into a Serial Starter!

Today I went to the Dentist and had a tooth pulled. We had hoped to save it but it wasn't possible. I like this dentist so much better than who I was going to. Granted he's more expensive but worth it. I don't like going to the Dentist and it's hard for me to find one I like. I didn't find one in GR I really liked until towards the end, then I moved. Now it's taken 11 years to find one I really like! I talked my parents into going to him to. My dad likes him. I joke it's because he's a Finlander and you don't find too many of us Finlanders around here! (Two of those I gave the award to are in Finland) but I really do like their blogs and they do blog in English and Finnish so I like that. Not that I can read Finnish!

I cannot believe it's getting into the end of July. Next week it will be August already. Where does the time go?

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 21, 2008

This is almost funny!

This is wind sailing after about 14 hours of stitching. On 3 different colors I ran out and had to change to a new skein. The one there is little shading difference fine. The second pink you can tell very much that the two shades are different. Grrr.....but that is typical of DMC when they make new batches I guess the shades are a little different.

Now this is hilarious! Look at the shade difference. Both say 959! On the grounds I had several 959, I am throwing the one away as the other shades actually match each other. I think the one skein is a very old skein! I just had to show the difference.

Well I'm done whining and grumbling so until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Back to the Zinnia's

Progress on this has been very slow. It's been one of the most difficult pieces I have ever done, but it is so pretty. I love it and when it's done will be worth all the frustrations I'm sure. I haven't had much time to work on this piece this past week either as I've been at the campground a lot.

It was a nice week. Got to see Addison and Johnny. Addison is 2 1/2 months old now and smiling and cooing more. She's so cute. Johnny at 19 months kept everyone on their toes. What is it with Toddlers and roads. It's like the road just attracks them and calls them by name!

We played Ladder Ball a little. It's a game we play at our church picnics a lot but my sister and brother in law bought it recently. Once I caught on to the game it was great and my sister and I even won against her daughter and son in law. I got a Pepsi out of that deal! But my first few times I'll never live down. Hit my brother-in-law's car, got one ball up in a tree, which my brother and his girlfriend got on a picnic table and used a pole to get down! But I settled in and became quite good at the game if I do say so myself.

Well, the week is over and now it's back to reality. Next week I'll clean my apartment. I plan to do a lot of stitching now through the weekend. Maybe feel like I'm getting somewhere on this piece.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 11, 2008

For you Animal Lovers

I saw this on 123 stitch and loved it I had to put it on my blog.

Here is the story behind the picture. It is priceless!The fireman had just carried her out of a burning house. She was pregnant. After saving her he went back to fighting the fire. Exhausted he sat down to rest.

She watched him carefully and then started to walk towards him. A photographer from NC noticed her and grabbed his camera, not knowing what she was going to do. He snapped the picture just as she was thanking him. She thanked him the best way she could!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Finish # 18

The Brown Bears are finished now! They were fun to do as they were so cute but all the brown was a little boring. I finished these earlier this morning and they just got off the iron about a half hour ago.

We are enjoying some summerlike weather. Hope it continues through next week as we'll be at the campground a lot. My sister and brother-in-law will be camping. So we'll joing them from time to time. Also their daughter and her family will come in one day so we'll get to see baby Addison. She's 2 months old now. Heather sent me pictures of her last week and she's growing. I could tell she's developing her personailty now as she smiled more and I hear she's cooing now. Can't wait to see her.

I took Autumn for her walk. She's getting to think she owns the area now and knows who her friends are! Only today another dog had gone somewhere in the car with her owner and was walking ahead of the man, Autumn didn't like that. That dog was loose as far as she was concearned. She's usually good with smaller dogs, but this one she wanted to pick a fight with! She's home with my brother now.

Thank you for reading my blog. I love the comments that come in. And now that I have the Feedjit map I love seeing where people come from. Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth Of July

Today being the 4th of July I felt like posting a Patriotic Piece. This Liberty Bell I stitched for my nephew, Jake, after he got shot in Kuwait, just prior to the war. You really can't see the material around the pillow but it was blue with white stars that really added to the piece. My sister-in-law made it into a pillow.

We had a wonderful surprise when we went out to Meijers the other day. My niece and her baby, Johnny, were out there shopping. Johnny is 18 months now and is so cute. He's getting so he knows us each time he sees us. Every time he passed us in the store he would wave Byee to us.

Next week (13-18) my sister and brother in law will be camping in our area so maybe we will get to see Addison some time. She is two months old now. Heather sent me some pictures the other day and is so cute.

I finally figured out how to add Feedjit to my site. I can finally see how many visitors and where they are from. It took me long enough to figure out what I was doing wrong all this time. The only problem is often I'll go to my blog roll to see their sites then back space to my site, and it records that too so it will look like I'm going to my blog a lot when I'm really using it as a jumpoff to get to other sites. I also added sitemeter but not sure I did that the way I wanted to. Time will tell

. I started Windsailing to go along side of The Brown Bears. This is progress on it after about 5 hours of stitching. It goes fast so won't take that long to go. This will go to Love Quilts, either for a Sea scene quilt or Sports quilt

Of course I have to include progress on The Brown Bear. Hopefully I will be done early next week.

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and to those who leave comments. I really have appreciated them.

Well until next time Happy Stitching and Happy Fourth of July!