Thursday, October 28, 2010

Look what I finished on my birthday!

Sorry for the crappy pic- now I am going to start a couple of new things- I need to start working on Christmas gifts, and also am going to work on a little hedgehog fall freebie.. more to come...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Progress on H, pretty clouds, etc..

Thought I'd post a little bit this evening.. I have been working hard on "H" the past couple of days so I thought I would share my progress.  This had been on the back burner for a little while so I thought I should get back on the ball.
Sorry it's a little blurry, I took three and they all looked the same. My auto-focus was not working so well this evening!
We had a cloudy day most of the day today-rain and storms off and on-and I saw the neatest clouds this morning- they looked almost painted. I tried to get some good shots- it was hard with all the power lines though.

You  may have to enlarge them to get the full effect-especially on the first one.
I had a nice weekend- didn't get much done in the way of stitching but took the kids and Hanna's friend to a local historical village.  We've lived here for years but have never been there. It's free and it was actually a nice little park.  It's made up of old homes, offices, and schools that have been re-located from different places in  the county. Here are a couple of snaps-

And the kids had fun clowning around in front of the old outhouse-
And just a few more- it was such beautiful weather that day!

Sorry this one's not so good, was hurrying to catch up with the kids! This is an old doctor's office.

Thought the view of the trail was pretty too. :) Well, that's about it for now.. I am close to finishing "Wishing Waiting Hoping", so hopefully I will have a finish to show you soon!

Friday, October 22, 2010

IrelandIreland by Frank Delaney

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great book full of Irish folklore and legend, with a lovely story right in with it. It was a bit long, but a surprise toward the end made it all worthwile.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Didja miss me?

Ugh, I just can't seem to get back on track wih blogging! But in my defense, I do have something to show for my time away! Just finished "Cat-O-Lantern" tonight!
Not sure what I'm going to do with him yet..
And a couple of other pretty pictures to share- I see alot of sunrises taking my kids to school- here are a couple pictures of the beautiful sunrise yesterday-

Other than that, not much going on besides the usual.  After this weekend, our next few weekends will be busy- Halloween weekend, then Hanna's birthday party, then my parents' visit and my 2nd Premier Designs jewelry party! :)  Oh and my birthday is next week! :) No big plans for that though..

Sunday, October 10, 2010

a fun weekend...

Well, it's been a fun but busy weekend here! Friday evening I went to our semi-annual library book sale- I was very self-controlled as compared to previous sales, but still ended up spending about the same amount of money, because the books Hanna wanted were hardcover, and they cost more. Oh well!  

Saturday was our annual church picnic- you may remember pics I posted from last year.  The family who hosts the picnic at their home has a lovely yard.  Here are some pictures-

A fun time was had by all, and everyone brought delicious food!  We also had a beautiful day weather-wise, as you can see!

Today Hanna and I went to another Premier Designs jewelry party, which was also a birthday celebration for my friend Cheryl, who is a breast cancer survivor and has been several years cancer free.  I stitched her a little pillow that I thought might be appropriate-

I think it turned out pretty well, but I really do wish I was more proficient with a sewing machine! I see so many ladies finishing their needlework in beautiful and creative ways but I just don't think I know my way around a sewing machine well enough to try.  Maybe someday..I guess sometime I need to practice on something that doesn't matter! lol   That's about it here.. sorry I had been so long in posting- I was working on this alot and didn't want to post any pics til I had given it to her. Now I'm trying to focus not only on my other WIP but maybe some Christmas gifts as well.. so much to stitch, so little time!

Monday, October 04, 2010

A beary cute giveaway!

Ginger at Bearbits is giving away another cutie pie!
Here's a close up.  Just click here or on the post title to check it out!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Giveaway winners!!

Good morning everyone! Just a quick post before zumba class to announce my giveaway winners. Please email me at with your addresses. Thanks!

Bent Creek's "A Little Christmas"- Robin (of Crafting with the Stitch Witch)
Twisted Threads "Autumn Acorn"- Patty C. (of Hanning on by a Thread)
Sampler Girl's "Jane Austen on the Weather"- Catherine (no blog, aka catgerenser)

Congrats ladies! I love giving things away but always hate that I don't have enough for everyone to win. I will give more things away in the future, so keep an eye on this space!
And thank you so much for reading!

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,...