Friday, March 27, 2009

Easter F and S Squares and PIF

What a wonderful week! Earlier this week I received these adorable sqaures from Monique K. from the Easter Round at F & S. She also sent some lovely hand dyed thread from Australia...which I can't wait to use. Thanks so much for an easy funfilled exchange, Monique.
And then today, I opened my mailbox to discover this beautiful PIF from Sue.

Here are pictures of the front and back of the ornament. Isn't it beautiful?! Plus, look at the gorgeous hand made card Sue made. Amazing and so talented. Thanks so much Sue. I've already hung it from our wine rack in our dining fits right in.

I haven't been stitching to much, with my class and all. And what I have stitched I can't show since it's for an exchange:(. Class is going okay. AM averaging a B on my quizzes, so I guess I can't complain. My DD is busy playing softball for her high school team, so any free time is spent watching her games and picking her up from practices, but I love it.

Hope everyone is well and finding time to stitch. Be Happy!

Till next time,


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Spring!

Well, we think we've managed to get the computer up and running good enough to use. So, I'm back. LOL Haven't any stitching to show since I'm working on an exchange item. I have tomorrow off :) I hope to finally be able to complete the March Sampler Girl piece I stitched recently. I was able to get to Joann Fabrics at the end of last week and found 2 fabrics that'll work...just need to see which one I like the best.

I hope everyone is well. I managed an 84 on my 2nd quiz :( 2 silly spelling mistakes. Definetly, need to slow down and take my time, but when I see the clock counting down my time I get nervous and type faster. Oh Well, the good news is that the lowest quiz score will be thrown out, so hopefully, this will be my lowest. Thanks for all the good wishes.


Monday, March 16, 2009


I've been MIA all week because our computer got the google virsus. Basically, I can't sign into any of my google accounts. My BIL's gonna try to fix it later this week. Until then I can only check things at work. So, I just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive and will be looking, but not commenting until my home computer'sup and running again.

Hope everyone's week is great!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Look What The Mailman Brought Me!

When I got home from work today I had a package from the LNS. YEAH! I guess you could say I rewarded myself for doing well on my 1st quiz by picking up some stash. I just had to have LHN's Traveling Stitcher chart...just too cute to pass up and it comes with all those delicious threads from Crescent Colours. I also picked up some of the limited edition GAST's ...Christmas bag, Secret Garden, and some of the Simply Shaker colors. No real uses for them, yet, but lately I seem to be using them on some of the freebie charts I have. Now I wonder what I'll reward myself with if I get a good grade on the 2nd quiz:)
Thank you all for your good wishes on my returning to school anf your nice comments about my stitching. Still haven't gotten to the fabric store, but am hopeful I'll find the time before St. Patty's Day, so I can display my latest finish around the house. Now I'm off to watch my son play soccer.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Little Stitch To Brighten My Day

After more than a week without stitching I was in full swing friday night and started a quick little project. I stitched a freebie from The Sampler Girl in honor off St. Patty's Day. Finished it up on sunday and now to decide how to finish it. Am thinking a little hanging pillow. Now to get to the fabric store, so I can complete it. I started working on my F & S Easter square, not much stitched, and photos will have to wait till it makes it's way to my partner.

Have my 3rd class tomorrow night. Much harder material to learn, but I'm hopeful it'll click sooner than later. Thanks for all the incouragement. It really helps keep me plugging away.
A Beautful Day here in Maryland....very Springlike. And to think a week ago we had a snow day because we got 4 inches of snow. Crazy!
Till next time...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I'm Still Alive

Well, I started my medical terminology classs 2 weeks ago and boy is it a big change going back to school. After the 1st class I didn't stitch for a week and a half, but I was able to find some time yesterday to. Thank goodness for teachers meetings, since I run the cafeteria at my sons school and when the teachers have their meetings and school's canceled I get the day off. Hence, my free time to stitch and study. I took my 1st quiz on friday was online and I checked my grade today. I got 23 out of 25. One was a silly spelling mistake, so will have to watch for that in the future.

Yesterday afternoon I decided to try my hand at a new finishing technique. I'd stitched a small quaker motif and used it to put on top a small 4 x 4 wooden box I found a few months ago at the dollar store. I think it turned out cute for my 1st attempt. I really need to get to a larger fabric store so I can find some neutral braiding and ric rac, not to mention fabric. The close stores are AC Moore, Walmart, and Michaels and their selections are rather small. Joanne's is about 20 minutes away, so if I can find another day off will have to get over there.

Last night I joined in on Let's Stitches SAT. I kept things simple...brain dead from studying. So, I started a new quick piece. It's the March freebie from The Sampler Girl. Only 2 more motifs to stitch and it'll be complete. Hope to get this done this weekend.
I'd like to say Thanks for visiting to all my followers. It's so exciting to see that I am now in double digits:) It's always nice to read everyones comments and to visit the different stitching blogs that are out there. Wishing Everyone A Wonderful Stitching Filled Week.