Thursday, August 11, 2011

Doing a SAL.....and joined another one....

I'm currently working on my NeedleWork Press Anne Wheatley 1829 which I bought from the Attic.  I wanted to be farther along but somehow have gotten behind due to different things.  We went away as a family on a couple of short vacations and I was fearful for taking it with me and losing my supplies or leaving them in the hotel room.   So now I'm trying to play catch up with it so I can email the designer my WIP for her contest for this project.

Then I've joined another SAL from iStitch.  This one is a Mystery and Carol has now closed it out but you can still read and possibly follow our progress on this Mystery.  The link is here.

I am going to be stitching mine on 40ct Antique White Newcastle linen as well with a HDF from my stash.  You can find HDF (Hand Dyed Fibers) from this link here.

I started SB Tiny Garden Scissor Fob on my birthday but didn't get very far as you know from reading below that my birthday started out with me having a bad migraine headache.  So I'm trying to finish that little project up also. 

That's about it for now.  I've GOT to start stitching some more xmas ornaments as I feel SOOO FAR BEHIND because I'm usually DONE by now with all my xmas gift giving ornaments.  Hmmm....may have to devote one week to doing NOTHING but xmas stitching!  That sounds like a plan!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Ohhhh how I absolutely LOVE my birthday!!!  My family and friends totally spoil me to death and I love every bit of it!!!!  But I love to do the same for their birthdays as well.

I've taken several pics of all my gifts from family and friends.    I would post a pic of them IN their boxes but I can't figure out how to post the pic without you clicking on the picture itself and I don't like posting other people names/addresses online. 
Here is a picture from my Tranquil Stitches message board group!!!  We LOVE to exchange birthday presents with each other!!!

I've also received some VERY NICE gift certificate from a close friend also!  Thank you Carol!!!  I will tell when I spend it!!!!  {{{{HUGS HON}}}}

Here is what I got from Ted and the kids!  Four wonderful cards and a GORGEOUS necklace ..... IT'S PINK and has XOXO on it in the shape of a HEART!!!

Last but not least, cards and presents from family and close best friends.  Of course....I did receive money for my birthday from my parents and my MIL but I don't photograph checks.  The new Vera Bradley purse is from my sister! 

I was worried that I would have a horrible birthday when I woke up with a migraine headache this morning but I took some Excedrine and a nice cold compress helped with the migraine for me to have a very BEAUTIFUL birthday being spoiled by family and dear friends of mine!  Thank you to all my close friends and family for making my birthday very special!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Blog Award!!!

Wow!  I've been awarded my first Blog Award!!!!  Thank you Carol of iStitch for giving me this!  I feel so honored!  You can find iStitch's blog in my blog list.

The rules of the award are :

1 Thank the person who has awarded you
2 List seven thing about yourself
3 Pass the award to 15 other stylish blogger
Seven Things about myself:
1.  I am a blessed SAHM of 2 wonderful kids and a great husband.
2.  I try to xstitch on SOMETHING every day for my sanity.
3.  I do xstitch on multiple projects but I was a one project person LONG ago.  Imagine that!
4.  I do have some UFOs hiding in my closet but most are close to finishing.
5.  I love to sew matching dresses for my daughter and myself and the occasional ties for hubby and my son.
6.  My favorite xstitch fabric is 38ct Nacre linen and comes from Tissage Gander in France.
7.  I love Bohin Needles.
Now to give the reward to 15 other stylish bloggers.   These are in no particular order either:
1.  Little House Needlework Blog
2.  You Know What You Ought To Do
3.  Samplings From a Blue Ribbon Girl
5.  Seasons of My Mind
6.  iStitch
7.  Lizzie Kate Blog
8.  Tempus Fugit
9.  Anita's Stitching
10.  GigiR Designs
11.  Vee and Co and Design
12.  Valie's Blog
13.  Rensel Studio
14.  Blackbird Designs
15.  The Twisted Stitcher

That's it for now.  I'm off to xstitch for the rest of the night since I had to go today to get the school supplies for my kids.  I soooo wished teachers would send these out SOONER! 

Happy Stitching!