Friday, June 26, 2009

Marshmallows roasting on an open fire...

Oh wait, that's not how it goes is it? LOL Oh well, it's the summer version. ha ha! DD had a friend over tonight and we roasted marshmallows and made s'mores. I won't post a picture of said friend until I have her mom's permission, but here are some others in the meantime. DS wasn't that interested in it so I didn't get any pictures-he didn't care much for stretchy marshmallows but he liked the Hershey bars!
I also took a rather blurry picture of our honeysuckle that grows wild in our yard, a flower from the tree in the back of the neighbor's yard, and our dog Wolf, who sadly is having a pretty hard time these days. :( Does anyone know what the fuzzy flowers are? And how do you put text in between pictures instead of all in the same place?

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I found this picture at Beautiful Britain of Arbor Low in Derbyshire. I can see why Jane Austen picked Derbyshire as the location of Mr. Darcy's estate. What beautiful countryside!

The Moon

“The moving moon went up the sky, / And nowhere did abide: / Softly she was going up, / And a star or two beside.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prairie Schooler Santa

I thought I would never finish this! I thought I did last night- then tonight realized I stitched the pear in the wrong color. Then realized I forgot to stitch his mouth. Argh! Stitched on unknown fabric- instead of DMC I used Gentle Art Oatmeal and Blue Spruce; Weeks Dye Works Sand, Garnet, Schneckley, and Swamp Water; and Six Strand Sweets Fruit Punch.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A finish and an "almost finished"

Here is the Lizzie Kate finish I finished a few weeks ago. I gave it to my friend last night so now I can post it. :) And here is "Magic" without the buttons, but the stitching is finished. I will have the buttons soon. My new snowman project is "Home is where the snow flies" by Val's Stuff. Snow doesn't fly much at my home so I'm not sure what that means.. ha ha!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sharing the cuteness

My dear friend Mark sent me these- pics of his fur (and feather)babies.. aren't they sweet?

Progress on "Magic"

I am really excited about this one.. I just love the fabric and the way it looks with the colors for the design.. I am hoping to finish it this weekend. Click the picture for a close-up. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

pool party!

Yesterday we went to a pool party for a friend of ours' daughter(who happens to be friends with our kids. :) ) A fun time was had by all! Here is a pic of my kids.. not a great one of Hanna but in all the other pics she had swim goggles on. lol This was taken by my friend Wanda- the mom of the birthday girl.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9) Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I guess I may be easy to please, judging from some of the other reviews of this book, but I thought this book was excellent. I think all the books in the series are. Some have said that this book had too much going on, but I really don't think it did. To me, it made it all the more a page-turner, and everything was tied together at the end, for the most part. I also liked that we got to see Eric and Sookie interact some more. Eric can be domineering and cold at times, but I think the reader must remember in what time period he became a vampire. I thought this book was great and I can't wait for the next one!

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Blessings Journal

This is a neat idea I have been meaning to blog about and kept forgetting. I got it from an online friend of mine. This is an especially good idea in this time of economic downturn, etc. Get yourself a small journal or notebook- you can carry it with you or do it before you go to sleep (as I do). In this write at least three things you were blessed by/with during the day, it can even be something that happened to someone else. Just to remind you of the good things in life and how blessed you are!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Just got finished watching this fun movie!! Dh had taped it-I had been curious about it so I watched it. I confess I didn't get much stitching done while I watched, the storyline kept you moving right along with it. The ending was slightly far-fetched but I enjoyed it nonetheless. And the music was great! I may have to see if there's a soundtrack. :)

Another giveaway!

Gaynor is having a giveaway on her blog! Check it out!! :)

Friday, June 05, 2009

Stash Giveaway!

Kathy is having a giveaway at her blog! Hop on over and see what it's all about. She has some cute pics of her furbaby on there too. :)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Ebay plug!

I'm currently selling a 1986 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue on ebay- here's the link: hannasmom1198 ebay Thanks for looking!

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

I know, not much stitching lately but I have been on a roll reading books!  I was recently given the opportunity to read this awesome novel,...