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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's DONE!!

A 5 year WIP is totally complete including mounting and framing.   Linda Myer's Log Cabin Quilt..

I was begining to think it would never get done...I think the next one of hers I am going to do it Rosy Radiant Star...another multi year project.

I am so disappointed in myself...I started a large new project and half-way into the first square I discovered I couldn't do it on the fabric I had...over one just does not work on Aida...(pouting heavily).  That is what I get for not reading the stitching instructions prior to setting it up to stitch.
So more fabric ordered and on to another WIP in the pile.

The munchkins and their mom were here for Christmas Eve and the other son are getting a divorce and I am keeping custody of her and divorcing him. 

Christian was not a happy boy having his picture taken and Logan was more interested in the
They are growing so fast...Christian is such a little man and Logan is going to be a handful...he definitly has a mind of his own.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Long Time no post

It's been a while since I have posted anything but so much has been going on in my world that I just have not had either time or energy to do any updating.

I decided to get productive today and do some framing.  Broke out the unfinished frames for 3..picked out paint colors and when to stretching..I am pleased with the results.

This is "Harried Hare"..for my grandsons...I fought with the D@x# rabbit the entire time but now that it is framed I am rather pleased with it.

This is "Bone Cheeks"  I love the way it turned out..I decided to do it with DMC vs the silks the patter called for and think I like it better.

This is an AAN Christmas Tree on Christmas Green fabric.  You can't see the beading detail from the photos but I really enjoyed stitching this one.  I have several more of her patterns that I am going to be working on.

Finally another christmas piece by Blue Ribbon Designs...I think I like the frame color..have to let it grow on did bring out all of the greens in the stitching.

I hope things will calm down a little so I can update a little more often but ya never know what is going to happen.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Finally a few finishes!

I have been so busy stitching and working I have not posted in a while.  I have finished a few things which is living up to my promise to myself at the begining of the year to at least finish 2 WIPS before starting a new project.

So does this mean I get to start 2???  I am only starting 1...not enough done to really see what I am doing but am also working away on another WIP.  WIP & kitted up box needs some thining out so I have an excuse to kit up more  Couldn't sleep Saturday morning..up at 4 AM so kitted up 5 more projects and into the box they went.

Work has been crazy since the first of the year, getting geared up for our busy season and hopefully will continue to be busy just have to wait and see.

Final phase of dental work begins tomorrow...going in to have the impressions made of my mouth and then...tada...on 4/16/12 I am having there rest of my teeth pulled.  Dentist advised I could spend another fortune on my mouth  but he would make no promises that they would stay. So together we decided this is my best option.  Will leave the office after that with a pretty smile!  I am looking forward to being able to eat pain free for the first time in years.  The old dentist made such a mess of my mouth I don't think anyone could have fixed it.

Will spend the week letting the swelling go down...the pain get under control and stitching and reading...could you ask for a better week?  Will have to be in shape as that Saturday will be PINS and don't want to miss that!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Long post...time to update

It has been almost 2 months since I posted and life has been crazy.  The holidays, working, club meetings, name it and it's been nuts!

The holidays were almost peaceful this year...just 6 of us for both Thanksgiving and Christmas...sad in a way but nice in a way also.  I was so proud of myself with shopping this was all cash. No credit card use at all!

My husband bought me a very nice Vera Bradley stitching bag.  It holds 8 projects, my portable Ott Lite, all of my gadgets and 3 sets of Q-Snaps with plenty of room.  I love it! Makes carrying everything so much easier.

I have gotten a WIP done!

I love the does not do it justice.  It is called "Fog".

I am making progress on the (****) bunny...

I hope to have it finished in the next 10 days.  I won't get any stitching done during the week this week tho.  I will be in Alabama all week on business...not really looking forward to it.  One of the parts of my job I really dislike.  I have been informed I will have to do more traveling...more work and no extra pay for's "expected".  All I can say is I am lucky to have a job...I just have to keep telling myself that.

Waiting on test results for my dad.  Apparently he has Stage 3 kidney disease.  No diagnosis yet...keeping our fingers crossed...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

House junk...

There are times when I hate having a home...woke up this am to NO HOT WATER!!!!!  My hot water heater died over-night...URGH!  So we have been to Home Depot first heater purchased now we just have to install it...

On a good note...yesterday was PINS and we had a great a lot was good to see everyone that does not make it on Tuesdays and a lot of the ladies that can't make it on Tuesdays on a regular basis are going to be there this week!

Been cleaning out a lot of my stash and am making room for items on my wish lists...I know it's sneaky but it works! 

Working on getting a lot of my WIPS further along..goal this next year it to finish one WIP in order to start a new project...sounds good doesn't it??  Let's see if I live up to

No photos as camera is still at work..sent myself an e-mail to remember to bring it home..

Till the next time..hope everyone has a wonderful safe and peaceful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Long time...

It's been a long time...but a lots been going on...first of all the good things..I have a new grandson!  Logan Chandler Pierce was born on 10-5-11, four weeks early but healthy and happy.  He is now 6 weeks old and growing like a weed! This is his latest beauty shot..

His big brother Christian is not in the least bit jealous but still wants to be #1.

We had a scare with my mom...she went for her 6 month check up so she could leave for AZ and the  oncologist was a little concerned with some of her symptoms and ordered a lot of tests.  One of which was a brain scan.  Seems that when her type of cancer comes back it is usually in the brain.  Rough couple of weeks lots of waiting in hospitals and dr's offices and got the results back and she is still clean..YAHOOOO!  Mom and Dad get to leave next week for AZ and they can't wait, they need to destress.

Work has been crazy and stressful, came very very close a few days ago to being unemployed..took a weekend to think about and took a big breath and kept on going.  I need to wind the lottery!

Stitching has been my sanity..started 2 new projects...and am close to finishing a couple of more...this is the only current photo as the camera is at work...URGH

Tomorrow is IHOP and Saturday is PINS.  Hope to have a new finish at least!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Yes it's done!  I churned thru Alessandra Adellaide's Christmas Tree and finished it last night with my own touches.  The pattern did not call for any metallic's or beads but I added them.  I think it turned out nicely!

This picture does not show all of the detail work but I like the way it turned out.

Today was PINS and we had a great time...needed it after this week at work and next week will be just as bad.  Lots of meetings etc and not a lot of time to get my work done but it will get done.

Looks like the new baby Logan will make his appearance this week...not the best time in the world for it but we will handle it.