Friday, July 25, 2008

Finally some finishes to share

Well, i have been going through my WIP's and trying to finish some off before starting any new projects besides my exchanges. I have finished Spooky Wrap by Pine Mountain Pillows, Reindeer Sampler by Heart in Hand and Love Letters by The Chocolate Cat (don't have a pic of this one yet). That's 3 little ones out of the way, i really need to start "finishing" alot of these pieces i have in my closet, I am really afraid to go take another look at my finished pieces and count them. OY!

I see that Edgar has received his exchange from me from the Make a Wish board. This was my first wish to grant and was so much fun stitching for him. He asked for something quaker in any finish with dark dank colors. I stitched Master Quaker Silhoutte by Homespun Elegance for him using 32ct Meadlowlark linen by BOAF, Thread Gatherer's Silk N Thread - Cypress Umber and WDW in Indian Summer. I finished it into a biscournu (my absolute favorite finish).Edgar is the master of quakers, he stitches so many of them i thought this was appropriate for him. And now i want to stitch one for myself using the female version.

Well, Michele W. (link on the side, i don't know how to do the linkie thing yet) has nominated my blog for Kreativ Blogger and thank her very much. Michele and I met a couple years ago at the PALS stitching retreat in Myrtle Beach SC and have become close since then. I cannot wait until Oct for the retreat again to see Michele and everyone else that are just the most wonderful people/stitchers you will ever meet. Michele does some great stitching, great listening and overall just a wonderful person and friend.

Now I need to pick my 5 nominees with the following rules ...
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Now here is the hard part picking only 5 blogs, but here we go.

1. Edgar
2. Barb
3. Malinda
4. Vonna
5. Shelleen

It's hot here in AZ and humid and monsoon season, eventhough we haven't seen too many monsoons on our side of town. Just trying to stay inside in the AC and stay cool. DH and I will be going up to Flagstaff next weekend staying at a friend's cabin for a few days, no kids. Just a nice relaxing weekend with the 2 of us. He has a 3D archery shoot (annual thing) one morning, other than that i will be stitching all weekend while we are there.

The kids will be going back to school on August 11 (WOOHOO) I love when summer starts but it's nice when school starts back up too. LOL They are getting cabin fever and need to get back to school. Dustin & Josh will be freshmen this year and Caitie will be a Senior graduating in December if she sticks to her plan, then start junior college in January for one semester. Then she is planning on going to UofA next year to go through their medical program to become a doctor. Brianna is in her 2nd year at a junior colleg this year.

well, that's all for now. have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

LHN scissor fob for myself

Well, on my birthday last week i decided to stitch for myself all day. So i chose to make a small scissor fob using "Patience" thread pack chart from LHN. I only used a little portion of it and stitched it over one. I really really LOVE how it turned out and it is soooo small. But i might think about doing some other patterns over 1 now and not just a motif or two. LOL I also finished up a quilt square for Cole's Quilts that is long overdue. So I do have 2 pics to share of my stitching.

All my current stitching is for exchanges so I cannot share as of yet, but soon. I am only working on exchanges, etc this weekend (today through finished).

Doug and I had a great time at our 40th birthday party, lots of friends, family, great food, drinks, lots and lots of drinks. OY! We stayed at our friends house (where the party was held) for the night which was a very good thing. Lets just say that we had lots to drink(which doesn't happen with me very often), there was a bucket (at the end of the night) and i have a black eye. It's not a proud moment in my life, but, well, you only turn 40 once. LOL Oh well, it's getting better, changing colors everyday. hanging head in shame

Here is Doug and I when they brought out the cheesecakes and cherries jubilee (i think)

It's been a very very rainy night here in AZ and i love it. Our backyard of course is now flooded, but should be dry by tomorrow night when it should start again. It's Monsoon season.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

40 years ago today..............

there were "2" little ones born and just destined to meet and get married. Born on July 3, 1968, Karen weighed in at 8lbs 6 1/4 oz in Elizabeth NJ while in Ohio, 3 months premature, Doug was born weighing in at 4lbs 8oz. We met each other on a softball team, but actually by playing darts at the bar after the game. LOL We were both hitting "3's" which we didn't need and said it was a good number since it was my birthday, in stereo. LOL we didn't believe each other and showed our driver's licenses and low and behold we were born on the same day, same year. I am 8 hours older than Doug, so of course i hear about that all the time, I am 40 first, so i robbed the cradle. LOL

Here are a couple pics of pics so they didn't turn out that well, but i will post them anyways and hope for the best. (taking pics of pics doesn't seem to work out well and scanned pics just don't post well here).



Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Round Robin finishes

HI All, well i have just a couple smallish finishes that are for a RR i am in. I finished up Ruth's RR over the weekend and since I already had Chris's in my possession i stitched hers up real quick in one night. So these are off in the mail to the next person to stitch (Karen watch your mailbox).

Ruth's RR, Faith by LHN

Chris's RR, Oct Heart by Sweetheart Tree

I am stitching on a couple exchanges so can't share pics of those yet. Just sweating our butts off here in AZ and now it is getting humid to add to the 115 degree weather. it's just plain icky!