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.