Thursday, August 1, 2019

Happy August!!!

Hello everyone!!!  WOW yes I am making a blog post.  I know I have lost a few followers from being gone so much last year and busy this year too it seems.  But I also did go through a tornado earlier this year RIGHT before we moved which didn't help our prepacking before the movers came.

I am moving our son back to Un. of TN, Knoxville later this month and will spend some time with our moms who don't drive anymore.  I will hopefully get to spend some time with our daughter too and son-in-love a little while I am at home. 

The house is getting there.  We have some boxes left in the guest bedroom left to put away as well as the family room which is now our office as well. Our son got his room all unpacked the night we moved in.  However, he did't have 26 1/2yrs worth of a house to unpack for one room either.  As for my sewing room, yeah, I have done a little rearranging in there with our son's help but only 1 trunk unpacked onto a bookcase shelf and it was NOT that much unpacked.  So needless to say, I have my work cut out for me when I get back from moving our son back to college. 

After getting the sewing room all set up, I will definitely be in trying to finish Christmas ornaments for gifts this year.  I don't have too many left to stitch which is great!  Maybe I can squeeze in some extra stitching time while in TN.

Until then, I hope you are getting your Christmas ornaments all stitched up for gifts this year. 

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

YES.....I am still here.....long post

Yes I am still here.  I have not posted since May but I have had A LOT going on.  We went to TN to move our son out of his dorm, went to our son in law college graduation, spent time with family and left the day after Mother's Day to go back to OH.  Since then, we experienced that bad tornado that went through Beavercreek, OH.  That was a first for us in all our years, and I pray I never have to go through that again.  We were very blessed that our rental house with all our belongings was spared.  The house did sustain minimal damage but lots of trees down.  Our neighbor behind us had a tree that fell onto our fence, and in our neighborhood along with severe damage just 1 block from us.  We are just extremely thankful we were spared and the house was not damaged.  Otherwise we would have had to postpone our military move to TX.

Speaking of our move, yes we did make a new military move to San Antonio, TX.  We took the 4 days allotted to travel to here but did make arrangements to go see a friend of ours Change of Command ceremony one morning along the way.  However, we were not able to attend his retirement later on that day because of time limitations of making our way towards TX. 

House hunting was another story here.  WOW!!!  We were looking at rental houses and by the time we would get back to our TLF (temporary lodging facility), we would put our applications in to rent.  However, 3 houses were rented before we could get the apps submitted.  One house that we REALLY loved was taken sight unseen even though we were the 1st ones to look at it when it came on to rent.  The real estate company's policy was that they took the applications in and it didn't matter if they had not viewed the house, but that the application was submitted first.  After viewing about 7 houses, some I would have been ashamed to show if I was property manager, but that is their decision to show it or not.  They were TOO FILTHY! 

We did FINALLY get a rental house after 2weeks which was on June 29 but we couldn't get transportation to deliver our household goods until July 8.  My poor hubby is having a longer commute than he wanted.  But AT LEAST we are in a house now.  I am just taking a small break at the moment from unpacking and hanging clothes and washing things that have been in storage. 

I hope to unpack my sewing room some over the next few days to make sure nothing is broken and that my machines all sew like they are supposed to.  I will unpack the rest of the sewing room after I take our son back to college in Aug.  I will be flying back with him to spend 3 weeks back in TN.  I will be helping my mom and my MIL out since neither drive anymore.  No more doing a quick 5hr drive back to home like I had while in OH.  Oh well.  That's the life of the military.

I guess I have "rested" enough.  Now back to unpacking and hanging clothes from my suitcase.  Oh joy......

HAPPY STITCHING EVERYONE.  I will get back to that here soon.....LOL!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day

I wanted to take the time to celebrate and remember this Memorial Day for all those men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  I pray that you take the time during this holiday to remember what the real meaning of Memorial Day.






Friday, April 5, 2019

April ORTs.....


It's It's Daffycat is our host for our TUSAL each month but I know she had started a new job.  You can click on her blog name to find out more about our TUSAL each month.

Here is mine for the month of March.  I did have some but not very much because I was sick a lot this past month.  Thankfully I am on the mend, but I still have that nagging cough.  Hopefully it will go away soon!


That's all I have for now.
Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

March Smalls SAL.....



Mary's Threads is our host for our Smalls SAL each month.  Please click on her blog name to be taken to her blog to see what all we have been doing and stitching.

I managed to get a PS 2002 Santa stitched up for a Christmas gift this year.  I haven't done the finishing because I have been so sick with a cold and chest congestion that has literally knocked me off my feet for almost 2 weeks.  This is also the reason for me NOT getting my March Smalls posted on time last Friday.

So on to the actual picture for you to see my PS Santa.  I hope to get him finished up into the actual ornament this week.


Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post.  I do hope to start posting more things about my stitching soon.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mar TUSAL.....


Sharon of It's Daffycat is our host for our TUSAL.  And as you can see.....I am late in posting mine.  I was supposed to have posted on Mar 6.  I had gotten back from the Nashville Needlework Market in plenty of time to post it but in all honesty, I just plain forgot.  I did not have it listed on my kitchen calendar nor my stitching calendar.  Shame on me.

But here is my ORTs for the month of Feb all the way up til today.   Now I get to add them to my bigger jar which at the moment still doesn't have too much from Jan and Feb.



Now I am off to stitch some as I want to get an ornament for a friend started for this year's Christmas present.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, February 25, 2019

February Smalls ....


Hi everyone.  Yep....I am a few days late for posting my Smalls but I had a very busy Fri for posting day.  You can join our SAL by clicking on this link to Mary's Thread.  We post on the last Friday of every month, and I really did mean to this past Friday.  However I had some unexpected appointments to come up.

Here is one of the things I did manage to stitch up and get totally finished.  It is The Primitive Hare Valentine freebie!!!  I used 36ct Sassy's Fabric and a HDF Gandy Tangopremium silk to stitch it in.  I filled it with crushed walnut shells to give it a little bit of weight.


I also finished a small for a Valentine Exchange that Sassy Jack's Stitchery organized.  We were to take a Plum Street Sampler chart and take a portion of it to make in to a small.  It could be made into any kind of small such as a pincushion, needlebook, scissor fob, etc.  I used the chart Remember Me and took a small portion and made it into a small pincushion .... again filled with crushed walnut shells and chenille trim around it.  I thought it turned out really nice.


I am off to stitch the day away and take care of a very sick hubby. 

HAPPY STITCHING EVERYONE!