Friday, June 25, 2010

Pitiful progress, a late TUSAL update, and a free book!

I have been really bad about posting lately- I am so sorry! It has been crazy lately! Last week dh was admitted to the hospital- he had been at work and started sweating really bad, and having chest pains, and felt dizzy.  They took his blood pressure and it was pretty high, so he called our doctor, who advised him to go to the ER. They ended up admitting him and running a ton of tests.  They said it was only a muscle spasm, but still said he needed to follow up with our doctor in two weeks. He took it easy over the weekend and went back to work Tuesday. I'm so thankful it wasn't anything more serious.
I have been stitching a little bit- my mind has been motivated but my body has not. lol  Here is my pitiful progess on "F"-

And here is my very late TU SAL update-

And today I had a nice surprise in my mailbox- I was notified a few weeks ago that I had won a giveaway on goodreads. I received my book today- Pray For Silence by Linda Castillo. (Click the title for a synopsis.) I read the first book of the Kate Burkholder series and I'm excited to read the next one! I actually got the first book for free as well as the publisher was giving them away in a special promotion. 
Speaking of free, I was VERY blessed the other day- my boss's daughter had gathered a bunch of clothes that she was going to give to goodwill- then she happened to think of me, and wow! Four trash bags of clothes and every single thing I liked fit me.   Some beautiful clothes I can wear to work and some still had tags on them! Also some great shorts and capris, which I really needed. I am so thankful!   Well, I have to get little man to bed- so I have to sign off for now. I will really try to be better about posting, and reading everyone's blogs as well!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

a Surprise giveaway

Terri of Dixie Samplar Designs is having a giveaway! Go here to enter! And please don't forget to look at my post below this one if you haven't already, it is new as well!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

E is finished!

It has been for a few days- just seems life has been getting in the way of blogging lately! I started F tonight but only got a small corner done- I will post progress later in the week.

We had some visitors a couple of weeks ago- Rob's dad, his wife, and Rob's aunt and uncle came to see us.. unfortunately I had to work alot of the time they were here, but they did get to the beach, and Marsha (Rob's dad's wife) took some gorgeous pictures.  I got her permission to post some here.  I LOVE the candid shots she got of the kids especially.

And last but not least, a couple of pictures from our concrete garden, that I took-

a wee strawberry

Hanna's gladiolus
Aren't cameras a wonderful invention?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A quick post before work-

Thought I would show you my "Little Christmas" finish- I will be having a giveaway for this pattern soon so keep an eye out!

Also listed another old magazine on ebay-

The other two I listed that I showed in the previous post didn't sell- so if you are interested please email me and maybe we can work something out! ;) My ebay ID is hannasmom1198.
Things have been pretty busy here- I am behind on reading blogs- not much stitching done either. I did a few stitches on the Brooke's Bookes Summer House challenge last night but that's about it. We had a ladies' get together at church last night and I got home kind of late- not really that late but I still had to get David to bed when I got home so when I finally sat down there wasn't too much stitching time. Plus I was a little tired so I just sat there and did nothing but watch TV for a while. ;) Hopefully I will get more done tonight on E, all I have left is the backstitching and beading, then I can finally move on to F!
Well I better sign off for now- have to get to work!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

The "E" post

First the progress- my progess on "E" that is, since I don't think I have posted any! So here it is!

And the other reason this is called the E post- I have listed a few oldies on ebay- I listed 2 today and will hopefully list some more tomorrow- just didn't want to take up all my stitching time. Here are the items I listed(my ebay ID is hannasmom1198)

We  have been busy this past week- my FIL, his new wife, and my husband's aunt and uncle were here visiting. I had to work during the day unfortunately, but we still had a nice visit. One day they went to the beach, and Rob and Hanna took some pics with my camera- here are a couple or three..

Is anyone having issues with uploading pictures to blogger? Even when my cursor is at the bottom of the blog, it puts all the pictures at the top and I have to drag them down. Ugh. Well, that's it for now.. I have more beach pictures I will post if you'd like, but another day. :)

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,...