Sunday, January 25, 2009

Angels on Earth

Sorry I haven't been posting more.. I haven't stitched as much recently (working on that though) and money stress has been weighing me down. Things already were not great, but now dh's overtime has been cut and it is hurting bad. My week has looked up though, thanks to some great friends. First a friend here, who is always looking to lend a hand, and who watched my dd at the last minute this Thursday so I wouldn't have to pay daycare.
And to some very special online friends, who when they found out of our troubles not only offered support, but real help as well, and we have never even met face to face. All of these friends are angels on earth! I truly believe God has sent them to me. You know who you are, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow day finally!

The first "real" snow of the winter. The kids loved it! Unfortunately they were out then in too quick to get pics of them.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What would you think of this?

Ever gotten a back-handed compliment? ( I think that's the right expression.) Today a customer of mine, who is usually very sweet, came in. She is an older lady and I hadn't seen her in a while. She asked me if I had gotten a complete makeover for Christmas! And I asked, "Why, do I look different?" And she said"You look nice, almost- and here she mouthed a word I didn't make out. When I looked confused she said "pretty." I look almost pretty? What the -? Nice, huh? So I wondered part of the day what, in her estimation, would take me from "nice" to "pretty." Oh well, people have said worse to me since I moved here. lol

Monday, January 12, 2009

Just spreading the word..

cause everyone needs a little help in these hard times! Some women at my kids' daycare recently told me about something called Angel Food Ministries . If you need a little help with that rising grocery bill, here it is. And you don't have to fit any income guidelines to participate! And some of the money goes to a good cause!! Check out the website and see if there's one near you- it's really a great deal, or seems to be! We're going to try it soon! If anyone has already used this program, I would love to hear your experiences!

Thursday, January 08, 2009


I finished this a few days ago for DD. I asked her if she wanted it framed, in a pillow, etc, but she hasn't answered me yet! It feels so good to finish something!!! The design is "Meow" (who would have guessed?) from the book "Cats Galore" by Leisure Arts. It's done with DMC thread on Sugar Maple Fabric I believe, not sure of the color but I think I have it somewhere. lol

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


I totally LOVE this new template, I think I will keep it forever. So get used to it. lol

Out of the mouths of babes..

Last night the kids and I went to church for the Epiphany service. We went up to communion, the kids don't take it yet but Pastor gives them a blessing. Well when Pastor leaned forward to bless DS, the chalice of wine leaned forward too. DS said "Mom what's that?" I really don't remember what I said, I probably shushed him or told him I'd tell him later. Then he waits a second or two and says "Mom I don't like beer!" So all of us in the near vicinity are trying not to laugh, and he says it again "I don't like beer!" It seem he always waits til communion time to crack us up with something.. sigh..

I loooooove this Hobbit template!!

While waiting on laundry, I was messing with this template. I found it on several blogger template sites but it wouldn't work right. Finally I found one that converted it to the new blogger format correctly! I will have to mess with widgets, etc. tomorrow. I was just so tired of all the templates on blogger! lol

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm back!!

I tried wordpress for a while but I think I'm gonna give blogger another go. Too many extras wordpress won't accept, plus most people I know are on blogger. I may import the stuff from wordpress, but it looks like kind of a process so I may just leave it for now.. maybe one day when I'm looking for something to
OK, gonna go mess around with my widgets, etc. now..

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,...