Friday, February 25, 2011

Stitchy Stash Mail Day!!!!

YEAHHHH I got my order from Needlecraft Corner for my new Shepherd's Bush kits that just debuted at the Nashville 2011 Market! I used my gift certificate that I have saved since Christmas until now to buy such fun goodies!!! Now.....I'm dying to start them all but I think Keep Love will win out because it might be the quickest one to finish! I'm in desperate need of a finish because of such HUGE PROJECTS I'm currently working on. I'll share a photo when I do finish it.

I also got a Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine that was forwarded to me from my last address. I totally forgot to update my address with them. Tomorrow I'm off to The Attic to see what goodies Jean brought back from her trip to the Nashville 2011 Market. I do know that they have the new BBD book on hold for me because I preordered it from her. Now I'm anxious to see what other fun things she brought back. I'm thinking of taking my camera again so I can share pictures with you!!!

Now .... back to my regular scheduled stitching time and watching the new movie release Megamind with my children!

Picture Day

As you can see, I've been busy. Ok it's more of a sanity break from unpacking so many boxes but also great motivation to get everything unpacked so I CAN XSTITCH.

The first picture is Scarlet Letter Jane Rees. I'm almost finished with the first page and will be going on to the 2nd page. I want to work across this humongous sampler and then down. I'm stitching Jane Rees on 38ct White Gander linen. LOVE THIS LINEN as I was able to buy it in France from Tissage Gander!!

The second picture is Shepherd's Bush Road To Bethlehem. It came as a kit and this will be for me!

The third picture is My Big Toe GRACE Building Block. My daughter picked out the colors to match her room. It is being stitched on 32ct Cream Belfast.

I have more stitching but they are for exchanges and I really can't share the pictures just yet because that person may see her present!

Until another day......I'm off to have lunch with my hubby who just came home unexpectedly!!! YEAHHH

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New things added for my blog...... I'm a little slow at all this "blogging" and a friend suggested I add some things to it.  Well I always wanted color on it so it didn't look so plain and I figured that out easily enough.  Now today....she wanted me to add where it would let her know when I post something.  I think I've done that right but I also figured out how to add my blogs that I follow on there as well.  YEAH ME (patting self on back)  and I didn't even have my husband or teenage daughter to help me!  So I may not be as computer illerate as I think I am.  haha get some pictures added on here too.  I'll save that for tomorrow.......because I'm off to xstitch until time to get my son from school.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Today has been a great day!  I had a mommy/daughter day and we went to go to JoAnn fabrics to buy fabric for matching Easter dresses.  We started out with a light purple crepe fabric but then changed our minds to a light green cotton/polyester fabric with spring looking butterflies on it.  And of course....they were having Simplicity patterns on sale 5 for $5.  Talk about a bargain so of course....we had to get new patterns since it had been 2 1/2yrs since we bought any.  Over all....we had a lot of fun. 

The work begins this week so I can get the outfits cut out and done w/o having to wait til the last minute like I do sometimes.  Nothing like having a little pressure to finish something.  I will post pictures of when the dresses are done.

Now....I'm off to relax and have some xstitching time to myself! 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Busy chore day...... was time to go to the commissary ....on base with lots of other people because it was payday.  I knew I should have went somewhere else because I could have gotten it done quicker and been back home sooner. 

But on the bright DH was at the bank as the groceries were being loaded into my car and he was coming on home to have lunch with me.  PERFECT TIMING!!!  HE COULD HELP UNLOAD THE GROCERIES.....which he did w/o complaint or anything.  So I was able to have lunch with him!! YEAH  That was the best part of my morning.

Now....on to the fun stuff.  I have done a little bit of xstitching today but it is was on a project that I can't show here because it is for my hubby as a surprise which means I also have to xstitch on it while he is at work.....and not coming home unexpectedly for lunch! 

Tomorrow I will try to upload some other of my WIPs.  One is for my daughter and it is My Big Toe GRACE project.  It's going by very quickly.  I also have another project going which is from The Scarlet Letter and it's called Jane Rees.  Poor thing....I've not stitched on her in over a week and she's feeling neglected so I will try to work on her tonight to show some progress pics tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on here in sunny 78degree AZ.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

WOW!  What a day to start a blog!  Valentines Day....a day filled with love!

I love God, my husband, my kids, my friends all over the world (because I'm a military wife who moves a lot and has friends all over), hearts, chocolate, xstitching (cross stitching for those of you who didn't know), and lots of other things!

Check back soon and I will try to keep this updated with LOTS of things!