Friday, August 29, 2008

Put me in the Growing Number

That is doing these Lizzie Kate's Double Flip It's. I've been eyeing them for quite some time. Then my sister sent me money for my birthday and part of it went for these 6 patterns. I am doing this piece for a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. They got it all in the surgery but she still has to have 25 radiation treatments. Another friend is going to sew it into a bell pull or wall hanging.

Anyone have plans for this long weekend? My brother and sister-in-law are coming in from MO. They'll be here early tomorrow afternoon, so we'll be having family get together's to see them

It's suppose to be a nice weekend. Unfortunately Tuesday the first day of school the kids will be going in 90 degree weather. So unfair for them I don't even think we had 90 all summer!

Well, I want to get back to stitching on this piece. Oh I'm counting this as 4pieces in one so with this piece I should be at the halfway point of the 50 challenge.

Monday, August 25, 2008

What State is It?

Thank you for the comments to my AOY piece it was so much fun to do.

I thought I would turn this into a guessing game to see if you know what state it is by the border. You may have to click on the picture to get a better view. I just started the first of four states by Lavender and Lace for my niece. One state Scott was raised in, another Michelle was raised in the other two they lived in together so far. This one is the one that looked least appealing so thought I would do it first. I don't know why when I do the middle there is a beer and mug in it instead of mountains as it is a beautiful state with the mountains. I'm not creative enough to replace it I pretty much go straight by the pattern.

My brother is coming in from MO this weekend. It'll be the first time in about 5 years since he was up here so we are looking forward to their visit.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Another Award

Wow I got another award. Thanks so much I received this from Mary Ann (Just Stitching) Edited Aug. 24 I also see I got this award from Dawn Tea Time). Thank you Dawn. To get it from 2 people means a lot.
It's hard to come up with 7 people, I like so many blogs but I want to keep the award going so will choose seven people. Unfortunately I tried to do the links and they didn't work so I'll just have to say who they are and you will find them in my Blog Roll some are not neccessarily Cross Stitching but I love the scenery pictures they had. They are :
Rachel (Come Stitch With Me)
Amy Stitches
Iceland Mom
Joyful Blessings

Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their Blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other Blogs.
4. Put the links to those Blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the Blogs of those you've nominated.

Well, I'll go and let these people know. Thank you so much for reading my Blog and thanks again Mary Ann for the Award. Until Next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Me and My Dog is finished

I loved doing this piece and probably will do more AOY pieces. It was so much funto do. This piece will go to an AOY quilt we are doing at Cross Stitching for Charity. I can't wait to see pictures of that quilt. It will be so cute!

Yesterday was a noisy and busy day. My sister brought Addie in and also another Great Nephew, and a Nephew were there, plus my brother, and Wendy and my brother's dog. Ashton is a cute, loveable hyperactive noisy kid. Little Addie had to see all the action so got very little sleep but she was a good baby. Ashton kept wanting to hold her, Autumn (the dog) kept wanting to lick her.

For today being an Ozone action day it wasn't too bad out there. I mostly stayed inside today. Did some running around. Tomorrow get to basically stay home all day. First day in over a week! I have my next project all kitted up and looks like I will have to make a trip to Jo Anne's. Irritating all that floss I have and I still don't have 2 numbers! Oh well.....

Well until next time Happy Stitching. Thank you for reading my blog. I have enjoyed reading the comments too. I love reading everyone else's blogs. There are so many great blogs out there!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Who is Reading my Blog?

I copied this from Cathy at Pumpkin Patch. I also later saw it on a few other blogs so I thought I would try it.

I know a lot of people are reading my blog but not that many leave comments. Some just are shy and people do get busy. If you are willing I would love to hear your comment.
Here are the rules:

1) As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! And if we've never met, leave me a comment about your favourite post that I wrote and why it was your favourite.

2) Next, re-post these instructions on your Blog (if you have one) and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your Blog and leave one about you

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some Progress on Me and My Dog

I haven't had that much time to stitch on this this past week, but when I stitched I really did get a lot done. This piece is moving along fairly easy and quick. It's easier than I expected it to be. (Knock on wood). I think it is such a cute piece. I'm anxious to see a picture of that quilt, it's going to be cute.

I've watched quite a bit of the Olympics this past week, especially the swimming, diving and gymnastic events. I probably won't watch as much next week. I think the US is doing well.

Today is my birthday so I'll be in and out today. It doesn't seem like I'm getting so old, I really don't feel my age. Tonight I get a free dinner at a restaurant and then I have Board Meetings at church. I told them they owed me a cake for that one! Usually they are first Thurs. of the month but because of the Unity Festival it's tonight. Oh well, it doesn't bother me I'm just giving them a hard time!

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, August 08, 2008

An AOY Start

Thank you to everyone that has read my blog and to those who have left comments. Thank you so much they have meant a lot to me. It really surprises me how many have read my blog and how many have left comments. I'm humbled by it. I love to read other blogs and leave comments and I think oh their's is so much better than mine.
There are some great blogs out there. And I love seeing everyone's works. I tend to read blogs that show their work more then just written blogs. I also like seeing pictures of the families. I don't show many as my family has requested I don't. Addison's parents in particular would have words with me if I got caught showing pictures of her online. They don't trust the internet and I respect that. Johnny's parents are okay with an occassional picture of him.

I started this earlier this week and this is progress after 18 hours of stitching. So far it's an enjoyable stitch and going quite well. It's Me and My Dog by Faye Whitaker (All Our Yesterdays). They are so cute. I got this book and 3 others for a total of $12.99 through Crafters Club. I found pieces to do for Love Quilts in all 4 books so I don't have to start over on the challenge.

Tonight the Olympics begins! I can't wait. I know the ceremonies are just starting now in China but we won't get them until tonight. I'll be watching them. I can't wait for the swimming and diving and gymnastic events.

This weekend is Unity Festival. I usually stay away from it as it's quite loud but a lot of people enjoy it. It's a Festival of all Contemporary Christian Music. Some of the bands are too jazzy for me though. It's always the 2nd weekend of Aug. I guess.

It's beem a beautiful few days around here an occasional storm or two but not bad. Yesterday water spout were discovered over the Lake. Water spouts look like tornadoes and in the immediate area do some damage but fortunately no boaters, or swimmers were injured and no boats or other propery was damaged yesterday.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Stitching Mends the Soul is finished

Not only does it mend the soul but it is relaxing to. I love taking a blank piece of material and seeing a picture come to life on it. I finished this a little over an hour ago and washed and ironed it. It really was fun to do but took longer than I expected. I have started the AOY piece but will get that going tomorrow.

Today wasn't one of my better days. My stomach was really acting up and all I wanted to do is sleep. I felt really lightheaded at times. So I just stayed in all day. Hopefully it's just a 24 hour bug, as tomorrow is a busy day.

Monday my niece, Heather, came with her baby Addison. Addison is 3 months old now and is growing. She coos a lot and she can even turn from her back to her stomach which she is ahead of schedule on that. She's working on turning back to her back but hasn't quite gottn there....give her a couple of weeks.

Oh I got another Brillant Award from Rachael. Thank you Rachel (Come Stitch With Me). I wasn't sure what to do since I got it a couple of weeks ago, but thought I would mention it and I will pass it on to 7 people. (After reading a couple of posts I'm passing it on, that had good points I will pass it on. So the 7 I am passing it on to are:
Leslie (Leslie's Stitching Haven)
The Fireside Cat
Michelle (Arthemise
Chloe (Chiloescorner
Lisha (Crafty Girl Lisha)
I don't think these 7 have received the award yet and I do enjoy their blogs. I just don't know how to do the link.

Only two days left for the Olympics. I can't wait!
Well, until next time Happy Stitching!