Saturday, May 26, 2012


I meant to update last weekend, and again, time got away from me.  Today I had some quality stitching time with the ladies at the Thistle Bee Quilt Shoppe.  Made quite a bit of progress on my friend's project, which was good because I haven't been making time to stitch like I should. Here is my progress- keep in mind this is since my last post, not just today! ;)
I plan to work on it some more tonight, if all goes as planned. I really need to start setting a timer when I get on my computer at night, I sure would get more stitching done!

I think I mentioned Sneak Peeq in one of my last posts, and the bracelet you could get for free- I got mine yesterday and I really like it-
They aren't selling these currently as their deals only last for a limited time, but they have tons of other really fun and unique, and useful! items.

We had lots of rain this past week, and some neat storm clouds-

And here's a pretty little cup I found at a friend's yard sale.. she is so sweet, she was nearing the end of her sale, and let me have a bunch of things and wouldn't take any money for them.  This was one of the things. :)

Sorry for the dark photo!I think it is inspired by something at the Biltmore mansion- there was something about Biltmore on the bottom of the mug.

Here is a picture I took of Ginger the other day- I have some really tall Cosmos in the concrete garden and they were bending over far enough that she could reach them- and it was such a sweet picture-

No flowers were eaten in the making of this picture. hee hee..

Well that's enough of my randomness for now-hope everyone has (or had , if you are reading this after the fact) a great Memorial Day weekend! :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I haven't forgotten..

Sorry it's been a long time! I'm not even going to give you my excuses.. you don't want to hear them anyway! :) Stitching-wise, I have mostly been plugging away on the project for my friend.. I did finally take a picture of my progress, now that I hopefully won't have to do anymore frogging. :) I'm currently working on the right side of the window frame.
In the wooded area behind my house, we have been having all kinds of flowers growing.. some come for a few weeks, then different ones come out- first we had these- I'm not sure what they are-

Now we have lots and lots of honeysuckle, and it smells so nice!

Not sure what these are but they are pretty!

                                                    And some wild berries growing too!
My garden has been growing a little bit- not as much as I'd like- I do need to go buy some more plants- but here's a few-
Baby's breath, sorry the pic is not so good-
Some sage.
And mums, believe it or not!
Touched this picture up with Instagram- I love that app!

I also came across a really fun site for unique items at great prices- I think this site will come in handy with gift giving! It's called Sneak Peeq and when you sign up(it's free!) you get a $10 credit! I got one of these bracelets(don't know which one yet) free!! You can too if you hurry and sign up, and click the "Style" link, then "bohemian fantasy." Click above to sign up or here. UPDATE:  I believe you must share site (on facebook? can't remember for sure) with at least three friends to unlock additional discounts that will make the bracelet free. :)
 Ginger is growing like a weed- and is silly as ever!

Well, I think that's sufficiently caught you up! I will try not to take so long in the future! :)

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,...