Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New project!

Well.. I am still working on the Alamo of course, but started something else recently.  My grandma is moving out of her home of about 56 years and into an assisted living apartment.  I know part of her is looking forward to it-  a lot of her friends live there- but also sad because she has lived there for over half her life!  So I decided to make her a little something as a housewarming gift.  I got this kit with the UK World of Cross Stitching mag I think and thought she might like it.

I don't have any recent photos of the Alamo- but so far have just gotten a little more done on the trees on the far right.  Grandma is moving in July so I have been trying to make sure I put some time in on her project as well.

I forgot to mention in my last post about a "beauty club" I just joined- I guess that's what you would call it.. you get a monthly box of beauty samples - some are actually full size items- for only $10 plus tax.  I have been getting it for a couple of months and I really like it.  It's called Ipsy. Here are the items I got this month-
You get a different cosmetic bag every month as well.  There is a survey to fill out when you join, that helps them pick products you will like.  You can retake the quiz too if you want to change things up a bit.  This month I got an eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, lip gloss, trial perfume spray, and an anti-frizz cream for my hair.
This is my bag from last month-
I loved this bag- it was made of a soft canvas and very flexible, it is great for keeping makeup in my purse. This bag had an eyeshadow, sunscreen, moisturizer, a face mask, and some anti-frizz hair oil.  With my naturally curly hair and the humid summers here I am appreciating the anti-frizz products. If you'd like to check it out please use my referral link:  Oh, and if you review the products in your bag you get points that you can accumulate and redeem for free items! It's a great way to treat yourself inexpensively. :)

Well hopefully I will have a bit more stitching progress for you in my next post- but until then here are my furbabies. ♥

a Kona selfie ;)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A little progress..

I would apologize for not posting in so long, but I know you don't want to hear it! I am sorry- I need to fit blogging into my schedule again.  I have been stitching on the Alamo; I finally am finished with the bottom half and have started on the top half.  I can now stay at work for lunch so that has been helping. Here is my progress as of today- have not stitched on it yet today but am hoping to in a bit.
I haven't bought any new stash lately-I'm trying to stitch some of the things I have first.. so unless it's needed for a project I'm trying to be good!
Kona is getting bigger- he is 3 months old now.  He and Ginger are such a hoot together.  They have been chasing each other around the house tonight.  I think they are finally getting tired out.
Well... maybe..
Since it's kind of hard to see how he's grown in this photo, here is one I took last night.
My hydrangeas came back, unfortunately one only has one tiny cluster of blossoms and one has two larger ones close together.  The plants themselves seem to be growing so I don't know why I'm not getting more blooms?
I also got a hanging basket of petunias- they were really flourishing for a while-
Unfortunately they are not looking so well these days, I forgot to water them for a couple of days.  I need to pick off the dead ones and see if I can bring them back.  I'm mad at myself cause they were looking so nice!
I have been reading a lot lately as well- am currently reading Deep Down by Karen Harper.  I just finished Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs which was an excellent book, very moving!
That's the latest- not much going on here but the day to day stuff- a late Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there- of human children and furbabies! Hope you had a great one!

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