Saturday, February 21, 2009

Life and Stitching

To start with this weekend I decided to pull out my MM & I RR and work on it. I added some more trees to the 1st chart to soften the look and then started on the 2nd piece of property. The 2nd building is going to be a church, so far all you can see from the photo is the sky that I managed to get stitched last night.

Now a bit off topic. I have decided to go back to school. Yeah, school at 45! LOL! I'm going to start off slow with just one course [Medical Terminology] and I start tuesday evening. This is a once a week class from 6-9:15pm. Right now I work at my sons school...a Catholic School that goes from grades pre-K to 8. I run the cafeteria. This is a job I literally fell into. The principal, when my son was in K and my daughter was in 3rd grade, was a Nun. I used to be a stay at home mom who volunteered at the school 2 days a week. Well, one afternoon she caught me in the hallway and asked me if I worked and how about running their cafeteria for them. Can you say "no" to a NUN? LOL! So, a new career was born. Prior to this I had gone to college, never completed my degree[pysh/social work], and ended up in Retail Management. So, now with the economic situation being what it is and the fact that both my children will be in Catholic High Schools next year, I feel the need to "help" out our finances a bit more than what I have been. Needless, to say my cafeteria manager job has been more for convienence than economic benefit. I'm hopeful, that I'll be able to get a job in the medical field this summer, and continue on with my schooling in order to get a certification in this field. Otherwise, I'll continue managing the cafeteria until I do get my certification. It's all a bit scary and exciting at the same time.

Now, I'm off to work on my MM & I RR.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Prairie Schooler and F and S Round # 11 Exchanges Recieved

I just recently found out that Lisa has received the Prairie Schooler ornament I made for her, so I can post a photo of it now. I stitched Snowy Night form 2008's JCS Ornament issue.
Also, received were the squares I stitched for Rima in the F & S Round #11. I used a freebie flower chart I found at and stitched in all in Cranberry GAST.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My 2nd PIF Winner is....

I just noticed Patti is interested in joining in on the she's my 2nd PIF winner. Patti's gonna offer a different version of PIF on her blog, so be sure to head on over and check out her blog starting tomorrow. Congratulations Patti! I'll be making you something over the next 365 days. Hmmm, now I need to figure out what.LOL


Sharon, within the next 365 days I'll be sending you something handmade by me. Please remember to offer the PIF on your blog. Thanks for playing along.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My 1st Award

I've been given an award by Sue and have to pass it onto 8 friends who I think deserve this. The words go with the picture.

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.
I've thought it over and l'd like to recognize these people:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

F & S Winter Squares and PIF

I just heard that Sharon has received the F & S Winter squares I stitched for her, so I can now show you all a photo of them. I stitched CCN's Let It Snow from JCS's 2008 Ornament Issue. I also made my 1st ever fob, using a snowflake design from Prairie Schooler and stitched it on 32ct sky blue linen over 1. I'm glad to hear they made it to their destination and that Sharon likes everything.

Just a reminder that I still have a PIF running and so far only have 1 person interested in joining, so if anyone else is interested there's still time. I won't be drawing names till Saturday[if I even get enough:)] If interested please leave a comment on this thread. Thanks!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gazette94 freebie-thistle colors


I was asked about the colors I used to stitch the thistle freebie from gazette94. I printed this chart in color and used DMC 367 for the dark green squares and 368 for the light green. Fot the purples there were 3 shades....208 for the dark, 209 for the medium, and 210 for the light. The backstitching was done using 367, also. Hope this helps.


Prairie Schooler Exchange Recieved

I received my 1st exchange from the Prairie Schooler exchange group I'm in. Lynda stitched and finished a very pretty pinkeep for me. She used a design from the leaflet "From the Heart". Isn't it just lovely! I mailed my piece last week, but it may take a while to get where it needs to I'll post a photo of what I stitched and finished once it reaches it's new home.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Yeah, it's the weekend and I was lucky enough to be home alone last night, so I could stitch in peace:) My DH took our son to his soccer game and our DD decidedto join them. I was so nice and quiet. I really enjoyed myself. I even decided to watch a little bit of HBO and finally got to see Juno. Cute.

So, while I was home alone I joined in on the weekly SAT for Let's Stitch. I started 2 new pieces. Both for the Seasonal Ornament SAL. The 1st is a heart freebie from gazette94. I'm stitching this on 28ct platinum cashel using Needle Necessities #150 and DMC's #315.
The 2nd was also a feeebie, but from The Sampler Girl. Believe. I stitched this one on 14ct country linen aida and used Caron Watercolour's Black Cherry. A more rustic look to the piece.
And finally, I had a finish this week. Another freebie from gazette94, that I used as my SAT piece the last couple weeks. I really like the bright colors on this piece.

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Weekend!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lizzie Kate Exchange Received

On the 28th the mailman brought me a wonderful package. Inside was this lovely Lizzie Kate exchange from Melissa. This exchange was sponsored by HOE,TOO . She stitched me Life's A Stitch and finished it into a scissor pocket. My 1st! Melissa, also included a cute bookmark. Thanks so much Melissa...I love everthing.

January Ornament Finishes

Here are the photos of the 3 ornaments I stitched and finished for the month of January. The 1st two are for the Seasonal Ornament SAL.
The 3rd ornament is for the 2009 Christmas Challenge.

I should have plenty of ornaments for my tree come December, if I can keep this up.