Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Sweet Little Berries" finished!

Just a quick post before bed to share this photo! Stayed up tonight to finish, so glad cause I am picking up part two of LK's Mystery Sampler tomorrow and I haven't even started part 1!
More soon..
oh and don't forget to look at my previous post, Parsley is having a giveaway!

A surprise giveaway!

Parsley at Seasons of my Mind is having a mystery giveaway!! Go check it out! :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Awesome mail day!

A quick post before bed to show off the goodies I got in the mail today. ♥ First, I won a giveaway over at Willow Tree Stitcher- Jeanne's blog-and received my treasures in the mail today-LHN's pattern "Hot Cocoa" all kitted up, in this lovely Christmas-themed project bag, a beautiful pincushion, and some shortbread fingers, along with a sweet note on a beautiful note card! Thank you so much Jeanne, it was like celebrating  my birthday early!
ARGH.. blogger does not want to do right so just turn your head upside down. LOL Also got these Starbucks K-cup samples I had forgotten I even ordered so it was a nice surprise. They will go well with my shortbread fingers. :)

Thanks everyone for the advice about the barking- I had forgotten we were using a squirt bottle for awhile- we had stopped cause when we weren't around the kids would squirt her anyway cause she tries to catch the water in her mouth if you don't squirt her where she can't reach.  Maybe we will try again but have the bottle in an adult's care at all times. ;) May also try the coffee can idea, it's worth a shot!

Got the kiddos off to the first day of school today- they were dressed and ready before I even got up! Wonder how long that will last..
I also forgot to post this yesterday- it's kind of blurry but it's a funny little tree that was at our park- it looked like someone had cut it down to a stump and the leaves were growing out of the stump so it looked like a little tree. Will try to get a better photo next time we go.
Well it's late and it's back to the old routine so I better get to bed.. not much stitching progress today- did a little this morning but then had work, dinner, zumba class at the Y- so I will leave you with this one instead.  Fitting for bedtime don't you think?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Almost finished and a lovely giveaway!

First things first - Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a wonderful giveaway with lots of stitchy and beautiful items! Please go check it out, and if you enter, please tell them I sent you!

I had hoped to finish my LHN freebie tonight- but didn't stitch fast enough- and Ginger needed attention off and on- and tomorrow is the first day of school and I have to make sure the kids get there on time(as I post this at almost 11 pm..) so here is where I am. :)

Not much longer now, just some birds and the border. :)  I am getting anxious to get this finished so I can do some fall stitching. :)
What is it about summer?  This summer I said I was going to be better about stitching- and i got caught up on the computer and a game on fb and my stitching suffered, maybe not quite as much as last summer but still suffered.  So I am trying to be better about limiting my time on the computer.  I still need to get some sort of timer. :) I am also going to try to be better about blogging and reading blogs- I am starting to try to be better about that too- I enjoy reading them so much I don't know why some nights I just can't remember to take a peek at what people are up to.
Weather here for the most part has been a little cooler this month.. I got spoiled yesterday- I took David to the park and I could've actually worn jeans and a jacket..  this morning was pretty mild too but boy did it get hot later.  I had to run some errands and couldn't wait to get home. And here I was hoping for an early fall..
I didn't get to post any pictures of Ginger last time cause Blogger was acting up- so here are a couple-

She's still a sweetie but we've been having some problems with her barking lately- barking when we eat and she wants some, barking when we are sitting down and she wants attention(and she gets plenty of that already, mind you), etc.  Any advice for how to stop this? We have gotten one of those remotes that makes the high-pitched noise- it works sometimes, but sometimes not.. we've tried turning away from her for a few seconds, but usually she doesn't stop at all or just starts right back up when we turn to her again.  It's really frustrating!
Hope this post hasn't been a downer.. thanks for checking in with me! :) And welcome to my new followers, I notice I have a couple! I'm so happy! :) :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I know, I know, I haven't been very good about posting lately.. I apologize!   I do have some pics.. I am coming along better on my LHN piece than the Alamo.. I did have to frog a little of the Alamo.  I really should break out my needle parker to do the Alamo, but I need to buy some more needles first. There are a lot of color changes in it.

I want to get my LHN project finished as I have gotten the LK Mystery Sampler and am itching to start on it!  I just don't want to start too many things or I won't get anything done at the rate I stitch these days.  I'm also working on a Christmas ornament as my lunch break project. :)

There was a beautiful sunset tonight- didn't get a good pic of the actual sun but the sky sure was pretty!

Ginger is still as crazy as ever-last night David was (supposed to be)in bed, and Hanna and her friend were in the kitchen getting a snack- so Ginger ws running to the stairs to bark at David and make sure he stayed in bed, and to the kitchen hoping for a handout from the girls. Back and forth across the living room, it sure was funny! Here are a couple recent photos..

Well.. maybe not.. blogger is being finicky and won't let me upload any more photos. So I will try to remember to share them next time! 

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

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