Monday, December 5, 2011

Hi Everyone !!!

I can't believe that it has been so long since the last time I posted. As I've said before, I just don't know were the time goes. Since July we have had to deal with a hurricane, DH's health problems and numerous other things that have cropped up along the way.  For Halloween we had our first snow storm of the season that left us with many trees down and no power or heat for six days. After that my stitchging mojo was hiding under the bed and refused to come out. LOL I finally managed to coax the little bugger out recently and started stitching again.  I am working on an Advent Ornament SAL with the Sticklounge. All are by differnt designers and all are pretty.  I am behind in my stitching ( nothing unusual there LOL) but I have six designs finished and working on more.  I am also working on The Berlin Work Sampler / Sticklounge by Pelin Tezar. I love this design and am working on the next part right now. Below are pictures of my efforts.  I hope everyone is enjoying good health and preparing for the coming holidays.  I will try to be more faithful to my posting as time goes on.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day !!!

Advent Calendar part1 / Sticklounge

Advent  Calendar part 2 / Sticklounge

Advent Calendar part 3 / Sticklounge

Advent Calendar part 4 / Sticklounge

Advent Calendar part 5 / Sticklounge

Advent Calendar part 6 / Sticklounge

Berlin Work Sampler by Pelin Tezar / Sticklounge

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Here We Go Again !!!

This month has been a busy one, plus blogger hasn't been letting me post.  We'll see if this works. I had a surprise visit from my sister, her husband, her daughter, and Joshua, her grandson. They were only here for the day but what a great visit. They live in Maryland - a nine hour drive away and stopped on their way through to upsate New York.  Joshua is 4 and a little love.  This was the first time I've seen him other than pictures. He is such a happy child. He is actually my great nephew -- where does the time fly to. I can remember Stacy at this age. sigh !!!
Sissy, Stan, Stacy and Joshua

Sissy, my " baby sister" and me -- DH in the background

Josh and Auntie

For Joshua !!!

Another surprise afternoon visit from my Aunt and Uncle that same week.  They live in Massachusetts. She is my best friend and a very special person to me.
Aunt Duggy and Uncle Gil

As far as stitching, I have been plugging along.  I finished the second part of the Berlin Work Sampler and the Summer Heart is complete. Both are SAL's on Sticklounge. I really am enjoying the Berlin Work Sampler.  I love watching all the colors come together. It has 36 different colors for the whole design. Can't wait for more. LOL i am thinking of making summer Heart into a pillow.  I just need to decide on the fabic and style.

Berlin Work Sampler Part 2 / Pelin Tezer / Sticklounge

Summer Heart / Sticklounge

Well I guess that is all for now. Thank you for stopping by. Take care and have a great day !!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hope This Works

I tried to post several times this past week and blogspot would not accept it.  Hope this time it works..

       Life has been about the same around here, although today was a great day.. My son took me out to lunch.  We had a great meal at the Olive Garden and a nice chat.  He lives about 50 miles from me so most of our contact is by phone.  He pops in every now and again to see how we are, but his life is busy so those times are not as frequent as I would like.  My other son lives in Kentucky so I don't get to see him very often. 
As far as my stitching, I am moving right along.  I finished Madonna and Child and just need to get the fabric to make a pillow of it. I am pleased with the way it turned out. I have also started two new SALs in the Sticklounge.  One is Summer Heart, a small design and the other is a Berlin Work Sampler by Pelin Tezer.  It has 36 colors but I am enjoying it so far.

Madonna and Child

Summer Heart part 1 / Sticklounge

Berlin Work Sampler by Pelin Tezer - part 1 / Sticklounge
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day !!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rainy Again.

We had lovely sunny weather for several days and now it is raining again and is supposed to rain for the rest of the week.  I know it is good for the flowers but the sun did feel nice. I guess I will eventually get the front of my house the way I want it.  I will have to be quick and get out there in between rainy days.  I was walking in the back the other day and found a cluster of wild violets.  They are so pretty.  So I ran and got my camera and took a picture.

As far as stitching, I have been working on a few small things but mainly just sitting and relaxing. It is unusual for me to sit and do nothing but there you have it, I have been a lazy slug !!  LOL

I hope you have sunny skies and a wonderful day !!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Is Here !!!!

At last the sun is shining !!! The last several days have been beautiful. Cool at night but warm during the day. I didn't think it would ever get here.  My Lilac bush is loaded with blooms, I am sure all this wet weather has helped that out. The air is full of their wonderful scent.  As you can see I have a mixed bush, both purple and white.  I love them !!!!!

My Lilac Bush, isn't it lovely !!!

A close up of the Lilacs

Another close up of the Lilacs, can't you just smell them.

As far as my stitching, i have finally finished my Homage to Japan, a SAL through the Sticklounge.  i love the way it looks.  I just need to take a run to the LNS to get the hardware for a bell pull. I have also been working on the RR for Needlecraft Haven. I should be finish with that either today or tomorrow.

Homage to Japan / Sticklounge SAL

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day !!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Back Again !!!

Sorry I have been away for so long.  I didn't realize that so much time had passed by.  We went to DH's daughter's home for Easter and had a great time.  We always do.  DH was not feeling well but we went anyway.  He had a good time but was very tired when we got home. Here are some pictures from the day.
DH / Easter Sunday

Nikki and Katy / 2 granddaughters

Donna (DH's daughter) and her Mother

our Katy -- what a ham !!!

The whole gang, of course I am taking the photo !!  LOL !! 

I stitched on my Chatelaine Mini Mandala Rose garden and have it ready for the beads, it should really pop once they are added. I also finished a small freebie I had on hand. My Homage to japan is almost done.  I have one more part to stitch and then I will have another finish for 2011.  And I finished The 2011 Easter SAL from Novalee.  It was a fun piece to stitch.
Mini Mandala Rose Garden / Chatelaine

Joy / Hand Blessings

Homage to Japan / Sticklounge SAL

2011 Easter SAL / Novalee

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Not a Good Day

Yesterday was not a good day for me, I felt very tired and unwell.  I slept on and off all  day and then was in bed by 10pm. Obviously there was no stitching done.  Oh well Tomorrow is another day !!! Take care !!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dreary Weather

The weather here has not been pleasant.  It has been over cast and dreary.  We have been having snow flurries for the past two days.  Thankfully nothing is sticking to the ground.  I really do not want to shovel anymore this year.  Sigh!!!  DH is also having a lot of problems with all this cold damp weather, we just go day by day.

I have managed to get some stitching done. I finished a quilt square for a friend, made more progress on my granddaughter's graduation sampler, finished another part of a Quickie SAL on the Sticklounge and caught up on a small SAL for one of the French Blogs. Doesn't look like a lot but I am pleased never the less.

Quilt Square for a friend it is from a freebie from the Gift of Stitching mag

Easter SAL from French blog ( Novalee)

Quickie SAL from Sticklounge part 2 

Progress on Graduation Sampler for Granddaughter

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and take care.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Rainy Day !!!

The rain has been pouring down here for the last couple of days, light yesterday but today I think someone unzipped a cloud and forgot to close it.  The snow is melting away finally.

Today was a day to sit relax and stitch with some laundry trown in out of necessity.  LOL  I managed to finish my Mandala at last. Its a design by Tracy Horner and I loved stitching it.  it was part of my 2011 UFO Challenge. So you can see that I am making some progress.  LOL  I did some more on When Stars Collide and finished  part 4 of Homage to Japan.  I love the colors in this design and it a fun stitch. i am off to bed shortly and hope I can get more stitching done tomorrow.

Mandala by Tracy Horner / Finished !!! / Sticklounge SAL

When Stars Collide part 8 / Sticklounge SAL

Homage to Japan part 4 / Sticklounge SAL
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Quiet Day !!!

Today has been a very quiet day, not much stitching as my back has been giving me trouble  -- again.  I think I did too much shoveling the other day. When I take the pain meds I can't function very well as they make me very drowsy, but they do help my back. I just seem to sit like a lump and sleep.  Hope fully this flare-up will settle down soon.
i did receive my Valentine's exchange package finally.  The mail has been giving everyone fits here lately. Anyway I received a nice pair of bed socks, some floss from House of Embroidery and a nicce hand made card from Polly / Needlecraft Haven.  thank you Polly.

Valentine's Sock Exchange / Needlecraft Haven

I think that is about it for today.  I am making a lot of spelling errors, I hope I caught them all. I'll post some more in a day or two.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hello everyone, things here are the same as usual, we lead a very quiet life for the most part due to DH's health.  We had a couple of days of lovely spring weather last week.  One day even got as high as 60 degrees.  I loved it but unfortunately it didn't last.  We had three inches of snow yesterday and today it is bitter cold. I can't wait for the warmer weather to get here and stay for a while.  I have been stitching, I managed to do three more parts on HRW from the Sticklounge and the next part of Homage to Japan.  I love the both of them. I have also been working on this years Ozark Sampler Mystery SAL. It is going to be a bell pull. I have half of the border done so far.  It should be interesting to see what comes next.  I also received my pinkeep from the Sticklounge exchange. Jette did a wonderful job on the finishing.  I love it and the sweets that came with it. Thank you Jette.

Sticklounge Pinkeep Exchange from Jette

Homage to Japan part 3 / Sticklounge SAL

HRW through part 9 / Sticklounge SAL

Ozark Sampler Mystery SAL - border
Well I think that is all for today, I hope everyone has a great day. Take care.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day !!!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.  Here is hoping that all of you have a special someone in your life to make you happy, whether two legged or four legged.  We all need a little love.  DH and I will probably spend a quiet day at home, it is too cold to venture to far.  LOL

I have been sitting and either stitching or reading, two of my favorite pastimes. The weather has been kinder to us here lately. The temps have been above freezing during the day and thankfully no new snow fall.  What we already have is starting to melt. What a mess !!!  LOL  We just keep our fingers crossed and hope for an early spring like everyone else.

Clare's Round Robin / Needlecraft Haven

A Little Furry Friend

Progress on Chatelaine's Mini Mandala Rose Garden

Take care and have a good day !!!  thanks for stopping by !!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Stitching Day

Today has been a day to catch up on my SALs.  As it rained all day I didn't even feel guilty.  LOL  The laundry still needs doing and the house will wait for another day. I rested on my Laurels and stitched.  Lazy thing that I am.  LOL  Here is what I worked on.
Part 2 of Homage to Japan from Sticklounge

Mary Poppins through part 4 / Sticklounge

Now it's time for bed.  Sweet dreams everyone and have a good day !!!!! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Where's Spring !!!!!

It is definitely winter here.  We have had one snow storm after the other. According to reports, we have had over 60 inches of snow for the month of January. Too much as far as I am concerned.  All I seem to do is shovel as DH can't do any of it any more. Now that February is here the temperatures have warmed up a little, but now we have huge puddles of water that freeze as soon as the sun goes down.  As I said  Where is Spring !!!! 

I have managed to stitch though.  I finished two pinkeeps that I will use for gifts and exchanges.  And, there has been progress on my Challenge pieces. Here are some pics for you to see of my stitching and all the snow.
Two pinkeeps, one for an exchange and one for a gift

Papillion's Byzantine Gem  all it needs is the beads and then it will be a finish

Progress on my granddaughter's graduation sampler

A first finish for 2011 and the Challenge

The front of our home and all the snow. You can barely see the roof of our car.

This is the side yard and our shed. We won't be getting into it for a while.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day.