Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just a reminder...

My drawing for "Big Bee Little Bee" is the 31st- leave a comment on this post if you'd like a chance!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Crape Myrtles and my silly boy

I apologize for the not-very-good photos.. I took the picture of the crape myrtle with my phone, and I was laughing so hard at my little one I kept shaking the camera! lol Anyway, the crape myrtle, along with the magnolia tree, are two of the bright spots in the long summer of the south. I love these beautiful flowering trees! And my youngest made these super-cool Elton-Johnish sunglasses for "Tropical Day" at his daycare. I tried to get a re-take of the pictures but he refused and took the glasses off. hee hee!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another stitchy giveaway..

but I can not take credit for this one, and it is much better than mine! ;) Go see Jan at her blog for all the details. Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

a little bitty giveaway..

I am giving away my Just Nan "Big Bee, Little Bee" pattern-kind of a PIF cause I think my mom gave it to me. :) It doesn't have the bee charms though, it's just the pattern. Post a comment here if you're interested and I will draw a name on the 31st. :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Drifter's Wheel

The Drifter's Wheel: A Fever Devilin Novel (Fever Devlin) The Drifter's Wheel: A Fever Devilin Novel by Phillip DePoy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Phillip DePoy's "Fever Devilin" series are like nothing I have ever read. With quirky characters from Appalachia, lots of folklore, and a touch of supernatural, you can never predict how the story is going to end. I love it! And the combination makes for a very interesting read.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Just listed a few items on ebay

if anyone's interested.. Starting bids are low. :) I'll even post pics of what I listed. My ebay ID is hannasmom1198.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Handmade goodies giveaway

My Little Raggedy Blessings is having a giveaway of some handmade and lovely goodies that are a complete secret. Check it out!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New finish and new stash!

I finished another ornament kit for my MIL- I think I have 4 left to go. Phew! I went to Lazy Daizy in Raleigh today to pick up the remaining threads I needed for the Sense and Sensibility sampler. They were having a sale and I got one chart with three free. :) Also picked up Country Cottage Needleworks' new "Mermaids" to make for Hanna eventually. I got a cute Curtis Boeringer chart free! Also picked up a skein of Crescent Colours for another project. I got some stitching done on the way, on "Home is Where the Snow Flies" by Val's Stuff- and realized she is based in O'Fallon IL, where my FIL lives! I used to date someone from O'Fallon back when I lived in Illinois. Small world.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

And another great giveaway...

of surprises!! Check out Patti's blog to see how to enter. :)

Because I love all things Irish and you might too..

Micki is having a great giveaway at her blog! Lovely Irish things! I do hope to visit there someday. It seems my link is not working so to go to Micki's blog click the "Irish Muses" button on the right!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Better picture of Big Bee, Little Bee!

I went outside and took some more.. in this one I think you can see the true fabric color a bit better...
I think I am going to ask my dad if he can make me a pretty wooden box with a lid I can insert this in.. I think that would be so pretty!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Big Bee, Little Bee

It's finally finished! I was able to go get the last beads I needed today. However, I realized today that I used the wrong size braid for the gold stitches.. what do you think? Does it look too bulky? I'm wondering if I should buy the right one and re-stitch..
This was done on a really pretty fabric called Desert Sky(I think) by Sugar Maple Fabrics. The lighting in my house really does not do it justice; I will try to remember to take a picture outside soon.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Some Fourth of July pics!

We found a little bit closer spot this year without having to sit in the crowd at the mall(where they launch the fireworks.) Most of the pictures of the fireworks were taken by dh- I also took a couple of pics of the sky before it got really dark- it was so pretty!

Friday, July 03, 2009

The Everything Austen Challenge

Stephanie is hosting a really cool Jane Austen challenge- click the title of this post or her name to check it out! As I am a die-hard JA fan, of course I am going to participate- I probably would even if there wasn't prizes! tee hee.. Anyway, I am officially listing my six Jane Austen things-to-accomplish:

1. Read Pride and Prejudice (again :) )
2. Read Emma (again :) )
3. Cross-stitch "In the Kitchen with Jane Austen" by the Sampler Girl
4. Cross-stitch "Sense and Sensibility Sampler" by the Sampler Girl
5. Watch "Sense and Sensibility"
6. Watch "Emma"

Stash Mail!

Tammy and I did a pattern swap, and look what she sent! The rose covered box is a collapsible ort box, it is so neat! I should've left it folded up for the picture.

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,...