Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kitty possum??

I thought I would post real quick while Brianna just went to bed.
Her mom and dad just arrived safely in Honolulu. They left at 4am this morning and just arrived around 8pm. They were at the airport 3 hrs early and had a 3+hr lay over in San fransico, Ca.

They are to be wed on Monday.
We have Brianna all week long, something tells me it will be a long one, lol.

So if you don't hear from me, thats why.

I am going to try to read blogs, when its nap time. Just to keep up.

Have you seen these scissor blocks? They are way cool

found here

Here are a few pics from nap time today.

Just need to add beads and stocking on this one.

This one is "Keep Christmas In Your Heart" by Lizzie Kate, CS&N Dec. 1998.
So hopefully next time I post there will be some finishes.

Here a few nature photo's taken today and tonite.

'This is the kitty, well, that's what Brianna calls it anyway.

I snapped a pic out the patio door (we have an exposed basement). when I opened it, he turned around and looked at me, isn't she suppose to play dead?

The possum was feeding on some chips I threw out earlier in the day for the birds.

Well, I better do a few things and head off to bed. Brianna was up at 5:30am, makes for a long day.

I will post pics of Heather and Sean in Hawaii, when they get back.

Take Care!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fairy Celebration

I finished my Fairy Celebration II freebie found here

Stitched on 18 ct of the fall collection dyed by Joan

Witches' Hour

stitched with DMC 333

I was so surprised when I received Prairie Lodge by The Prairie Schooler and this beautiful ornament was included.

Thanks so much Brenda (no blog) I will cherish it always.

Fresh out of the oven Cinnanmon Rolls.

I almost took one out before I remembered to snap a pic. I made these yesterday and this morning there was one left, I suppose for me, lol.

Currently in place is a Winter Storm Watch for our area. How much will we get?

They are saying up to 8"

Happy work week to all.

Thanks for visiting my little corner.

Happy Stitching!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

NO Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate pie shell for me and graham crust for him.

Here's the recipe
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
1- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
1 (16 oz.) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts
Beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk, beat till smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
Spoon into two 9" pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm. I didnt wait that long, lol.
This is what I did so far last night and I am not liking it. My leaves are the same color with hardly any varigation becuz the colours are so alike. I might just have to frog some. I want to start to add the beads, but I have to wait.
2"-4" snowfall expected tomorrow. I think we are off to a good start, lol.

Thank You for visiting and commenting.

Be back soon

Monday, December 1, 2008

What could be better???


Our first measurable snowfall 4" last night.

Here's a new start, hope I can finish it before Christmas day

Off to play catch up on reading blogs,

then off to make yummy peanut butter pie.

Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Joyous Christmas

Haaaa!!!! I finally finished A Joyous Christmas this morning, after I don't know how many years it was a UFO.

Some of you probably noticed I didn't stitch the border. It would have took me at least another year to do that. A joyous Christmas by Birds of a Feather

36 ct meadowlark with Sampler Threads and DMC

Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Talcum powder in my ...

One evening a Husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!'

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.

The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the Heck is this?' He said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'April', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put Talcum Powder in my underwear?'

She replied with a snicker. 'It's not talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Woohoo!! I did it!!! I did it!!!!

I can't believe I made a flat fold and it turned out near perfect. I worked on this last night, it was so easy.
I had glue all over my pants, but that's beside the point, lol.
I am just so proud of myself.
There is sparklie on the branches and snowfall, but my camera didn't pick it up.

White Christmas freebie by The Drawn Thread found here

I started this last nite and am loving it.
Dash Away by Dames of the Needle
JCS Christmas Ornament 2003

I picked the names for the magazine drawing last night,
Here are the names drawn
BH&G craft is Chiloe's corner
Taste of Home is Marita

Congratulations! ladies. please email me your addresses. My email can be found in my "about me" in sidebar

I better get stitching.

Bye for now

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Woohoo!! Peacock Sampler is finished


I stitched and stitched last night and finally finished it. I need to find a frame, maybe something with a touch of gold.

The Peacock Sampler by Goode Huswife
stitched on a mystery cream with VC silks.
Next up is my BOAF, so watch for another finish soon.
I just had to grab my camera when I seen this. I didn't think this would ever happen, but it did and I have proof


What's so unusual about this picture????
The kitty queen let Brianna get that close to her, I just couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in and seen Brianna had crawled up on my lounger, in a matter of seconds, lol. She did get to touch her, just a wee lil bit. Smidget ususally hides downstairs when she is over and we don't catch a glimpse of her till Brianna is gone.

Here's a pic looking out that big window, NO snow as of yet :(

This is where I am as of this afternoon with White Christmas. I know I am going to try to finish it as my first flatfold. Wish me luck

Can someone help me with this pattern? I found it in an old Bible I don't use. I believe it came from a magazine, I just don't remember. I don't have enough material on the edges to work with, so I might just add a piece of felt to finish it off.

Don't forget to enter for the drawing on the next post down.

Don't forget to floss!!!

Happy Stitching!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fabulous Friday giveaway

I am having a drawing for these two magazine. Anyone can leave a comment for either one or both, just let me know. You must leave a comment on THIS post.

First up we have the Better Homes & Garden Creative Collection Holiday Crafts 2008

Second we have the yummy Taste of Home Holiday recipe card collection 2008 Sorry the photo's are a bit dark. I bought these last night and took a photo right away, wanted to post but didn't get around to doing that.

These are two fun magazines.

I really have not had time to stitch. I did get my roof blowed off and the leaves cleaned up and the outdoor Christmas decor out, hoooray!!! and besides getting my new header name and nobody else has it, I am feeling pretty darn good :) Thanks for all the comments about it.

O.K. now if you have left a comment on my blog before, I will put your name in twice for the drawing, how does that sound?

sound good?

alrighty then

Huppy up and comment now, you never know when I might get the to urge pull out the winners.

Good Luck

Monday, November 17, 2008

How do you like my new header name?

Please let me know what you think.

Is there another blogger with the same?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another small finish

Happy Friday!!

I finished off my freebie found Here last night.

32ct cream belfast

This was a total joy to stitch.

I couldn't resist this when I was digging around,

White Christmas by The Drawn Thread

I would really like to finish this one as a flatfold. Any good tutorials out there PLMK

Can you figure out this mystery now?

Run, Don't walk over to Chiloe's corner for a drawing of a French magazine

*Edited to add
Sandra tagged me to share 6 random things about me.
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post
.5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Here I go:

1. I love to play in the snow, just like a kid
2. When I stitch the alphabet I ALWAYS have to stitch them in order.
3. I love to eat soybeans right out of the combine
4. I don't eat any desserts if they don't have chocolate in it
5. I collect mammies
6. I also collect salt and peppers shakers

I am not going to tag anyone as this tag has been around the block

Happy Weekend!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Loose feathers No. 5

Blackbird's Winter Delivery by Blackbird Designs

Loose Feathers No. 5

Stitched on 28ct Cranberry Bog from R&R

The fabby in the back is the backing fabric


I saw something over at Needlecraft Corner about Lizzie*Kate double-flip series for 2009 will be Halloween themed

Woohoo!! how exciting it that? I can't wait (squeal)

Happy Stitching!!

Thanks for your visits

Monday, November 10, 2008

A little sparkle in my sparkle

What did I do this past weekend?
This is what I finished

When Witches Go Riding by The Prairie Schooler

I did this little freebie in just a few short hours, can be found Here
The photo looks a little funkie, with a faded sparkle, but really it looks nice. I used one strand dmc and one strand Krninik blending filament. I wished it would have come out like it looks in real life, lol
I am in a hurry just look at how crooked the PS is, lol, not to point it out or anything,lol.

I have BBD finished, now I just have to dig out my Christmas fabric, so I can finish a few.

And here is the last one I started before heading off to bed. I will leave it as a little teaser for now

I hope you all have a great start of the week

Happy Stitching

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Warm Winter Wishes

I finally finished Warm Winter Wishes by Waxing Moon into a pinkeep. I finished stitching it this summer. Thanks! Julie for the idea, she did the same design.
I have the BBD all stitched, now just have to finish that one off too.

I have been reading some new awesome blogs lately.
My problems with blogger all of a sudden cleared up.
I finally weeded my google reader, maybe that helped.
Thank you for all the comments and e-mails. I really love to hear from you.
And just because I seem to get more comments when I post a pic of Brianna, here she is playing in the leaves.

Hey! Where did this shoe come from?

When I take her for a walk, she thinks she has to step on every single leaf, so it takes a long while just to walk to the mailbox, lol.

I received my blog candy from the very talented Karin today. Even though some were broke, they are just gorgeous in real life. I plan on doing some kind of spring or summer biscornu with them. Thank You! so much Karin I absolutelty love them.

Thank you for all your continued support.

I am still wishing for a stitching friend, I must have used up all my wishes, :(

Happy Stitching! Don't forget to floss every single day ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Little elephant

I hope everyone that went out trick or treating stayed safe.
Here is a couple of pics of Brianna (granddaughter, for those who don't know) That elephant trunk kept getting in her way, she was so annoyed by it, lol

Please check out my new trading blog found on my side bar. I really hate to get rid of my Just Nan, but I really need to start to downsize. Many of these are oop. I will randomly be updating both trade and wish list here and there and will try to remember to inform when I do that

Well, back to raking

Wite soon and Thanks for visiting me.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Dance & winners

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And A Forest Grew/ Rosewood Manor
32ct belfast linen, cream
DMC 1 over 2
I started it Oct. 29, 2007 :) I met my first goal

Now for the winners of the Breast Cancer Awareness give-away

First winner of the bracelet and pen go to Carla

Second winner pulled for the peeler is Brenda (no blog)

Congratulations! Carla and Brenda

Do you notice the ABC is ripped out from the last post? I went off the wrong chart on the pamplet for a different design and ended up stitching the ABC and border the color that is of the bird. I didnt want to frog the border or have that much of one color. So I will do the alphabet in 310 or maybe a forest green, not sure yet.

This one is hard to put down

Thanks so much for visiting me.

Happy Stitching!!