Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21 Christmas is almost here!

Just peaking in like the grand daughter is... to say HI and to show you a few finishes that I have done! Since this picture was so adorable I had to put it in here...

Here is a picture of how I finished the grand daughters ornament! It is her first of hopefully MANY MANY ornaments. I hope she thinks it is fun and playful!
and another shot of it...

Here is what it looks like from above... showing the entire ornament!

This is a picture of my Daughters ornament! I thing it is a little more plain that I had hoped but the gold is very shiney! It was fun! and I still would like to find a small button in green for each side of the ornament to attach to it! I am still looking!

Here I was trying to help you see the shine on this ribbon... but it is not showing like it should!

The ornaments this year were FUN... and seriously helped me to feel like it was Christmas... I know that Abigail was a present from God to help me get through the end of the year! She doesnt even know that she helps me but she does... and I try so hard to tell her about her Great Grandpa and how much he would have LOVED her... I used phrases that he would and tell her they are his... He is still here and is carried on with that precious baby girl!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just a Small Quick Update!

I am sorry... I have not been posting... life has been so busy. I have been trying to hang on with both hands and see where the ride ends up!

Oct 30th we lost my papaw... He was my dad and my grandpa all in one. He is the one person in my life that I always knew he loved me with his soul! God sent him just for me! He was an Awesome Dad.. Grandpa... friend... and I am going to miss him so much! He has battled for so long now... and it has been so hard to just see him this way! Sometimes I think I did not visit him just to keep my heart from hurting so much!

On to stitching things... I am working on a shop model for a friend ... Terrie at The Stitch Store in GA. I am stitching LHN- Colonial Welcome.

Then for myself... I have stitched 3 of these little deers... sorry but I do not even know who or where this chart is from. It is a freebie that I had and fell in love with it! It is a BLAST to stitch... and I changed the colors for our little grand daughters ornament. Abigails First Christmas! I am making ornaments for my kids each year for the tree... and Abigail will have a hand made ornament to take with her when she puts together her first tree as an adult!

My Son and my Daughter had the Red and Green Ornaments matching...

but just changed the names on each.
My grand daughters was stitched with HDF silks and was in a bright pink and a dark purple... her favorite colors seem to be the pinks and purples.

AND YES... this is stitched with a signature of Moo Moo... that is what my precious Son has everyone calling me... BUT i think I have the good end of it... My husband is called POO POO... giggle... like Moo Moo and Poo Poo... giggle... makes me laugh each time I hear it!
OH and the most fun thing to tell you about!!!!!
I finally made it to a show. Everything about this was just Magical!!! I LOVED it... laughed...almost cried... and loved the play on how this could have been! GA Linda was great... My daughter and I went together and had a blast!
Tickets... Near $200
Dinner... Near $60
T-shirts for both ... over $100
Memory... PRICELESS!!!!! This is the Stage Set up!!! and the view from our seats...

Sorry! I can not get these blasted Pictures to rotate! I have tried everything! Still you get to see this amazing sign... where ALL wanted a picture as a keepsake!

What a wonderful cast! They did a PERFECT job!

I am thankful to be able to go to things like this!

Just a quick update... will try to post more later! Take care and if we do not talk before...

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Giveaway to show you!

Please go to this site... and look at her AWESOME giveaway... It is her 3 year blog anniversary...

Thank you for looking and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finishing progress

Today at lunch I worked on the finish work for the finished ornament that I have. I completed all of the beadwork trip and have just the remainder side to completed and it is ready to display.

Last night I twisted the cord with a charcoal grey and a bright rayon metalic yellow... and then I am using purple beads to accent...
The back fabric is just FUN!!! and playful!

In this pic you can see the little flower like knot that I am placing on each side. Then I am adding the small tassels. It is just such a FUN piece.

This has been such a fun fun piece!!!!

Thank you for looking!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick update: new start and 2 finishes!


Hallow Eden - Plum Street Sampler

Always start out with the best thing! A NEW START!!! This piece is so cool to stitch!!! I just loved stitching this S -snake! I have a fear of snakes but he is a cutie patootie! I usually do love stitching Plum Street Sampler charts though!

This is Lizzie Kate Fresh from the Garden Needlebook and pin cushion. I did get the kit of the pre-made pieces to go with this ... and LOVE the way they turned out!!! I had a blast stitching this and it went so fast!!!! What a fun piece!

This was a piece from the JCS regular Halloween Mag Issue... It is by Brittercup Designs... called Stitchy Kitty. I found this fun scrap of fabric at Keepsakes cross stitch shop in Ohio. This was just PERFECT for this piece... it has that spotting that lays in just the right places! I am in the process of finishing this piece now! I will post pics of it when it is completed!

This is a pic with it besides the mag pic of the finished piece... How fun is this ! I am not crazy about Cats (was attacked as a child and had a Rabbies scare) but this is soooooooo adorable ... I had to stitch it!

I have so many that I want to start now... so I hope I will get so start some of them and of course finish them too!

Keep crossing those stitches!!!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Abigail is here!!!!

Abigail Francis is here... she made her long awaited arrival... August 16th. I have several pics of the first week of her life... I was the birth coach... so that was the most exciting thing ever...I was able to cut the cord and connect with her and her mom that way! What a huge blessing.
Her first foot print...

Here is a pic of her on the warming table!

This is Mom and Abz all ready to go out to lunch the other day! Red Lobster was where we were taking her to eat!

Here she is right before her first doctor check...

We had to take her back up to the hospital a day after her release for a nurse visit... and she got all dressed up for the occasion!

She is soooo adorable !!!

While we were in the hospital... a older couple brought around a gift/snack cart... this Monkey was on that cart... and it caught Abigails Eye!!! Well that was it! She had to have him!!! and he was sold!

This is her being a model... The hospital photographer came around to take the most adorable pics of our litttle princess!!!! As you can see... we have been so busy and so exhausted that there has been no time for cross stitch... but that will come soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Terri- Dixiesampler give away

I will be sure to post more later about the updates... No baby yet! I am sure I will have so many pics for you to update you... We have been spending so much time walking and helping Megz get through this part of the pregnancy... Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.


and another giveaway...

Please go and check these blogs out!

Keep Crossing those stitches!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Updates Saturday 07/09/2011 (heavy pics)

Saturdays Adventures!!!!

Today we left for Work early Meghan went into work with me for a little bit! Then after we headed to that LOVELY bag sale... just $15 more dollars.... After we went to Hobby Lobby... Then to get Chick-Filla for lunch and over to Babies R Us!!!!!

My pics are in backwards though... so this is the Babies R Us shopping.... She really wanted this little soothing sounds stuffed toy for Abigail! It has music, the heartbeat, and white noise. This is so cool!!!!

Here is what all we bought at Toys R Us! The little thing on the side is a Bag Holder... so that if you change a diaper while you are out and it is a stinky one... you place it in these little baggies and it takes care of holding that smell inside! Meghan just HAD HAD HAD to have this... she thought this was just so cool!


I ordered a few frames ... I laced my pieces... and I watched them while they assembled the pieces and made sure they were so nice to my work! But here is the result!

Quaker quaker piece!

Shepherds Bush Kit... I just love this little witchy girl! and the pics do NOT do this frame justice... it is just gorgeous! With charcoal flecks in it! It is just perfect for this piece!

I think that they turned out WONDERFUL!!!! I am so Proud of them! and that is 2 more of my goals of getting some of my finishes that are in my bin FRAMED!!! I had a goal of One a pay period ! I wanted them all hanging in my house...But SOME are finished other than a frame!!! So least I am 2 more towards my goal!

OK... Here we go again! This time is was only $298 worth of clothes for $15 but still it was a TON!!! and we bought shoes Galore!!!! That took up a ton of space in the bag! I have a few pics for you to be able to see some of the goodies!!!!!!

Here you also see some of the shoes!!! Meghan and I BOTH have a shoe thing! WE LOVE SHOES!!!!

Look at the Franky-Stein sockies... and then the little Minnie Mouse sockies!!!

Swimsuits of all sizes and cover ups too!!!!

These are Socks... and stockings for the fall! They are so FUN!!!!

We had bought a plain white Bassinette... but then Stephy found us this one... and we were able to trade them for the difference. This one is the cadilac of Bassinette's. It has vibration... music... toys... and several crib sheets!!! It is ADORABLE!!!!

You have heard me talk of Grandma 2 being Stephy... This is Meghans call on calling her Grandma 2. She is the mother of Meghans long time boyfriend Justin. Stephy has a connection with Meghan and has always been there for her to support her. Stephy and I both joke about Meghan and Justin being in an arranged marriage. We are hoping that these two kids can work things out. So Grandma 2 works at Once Upon A Child and she had these two little outfits waiting for Meghan and out little peanut(that is what she calls her)!!!

Look at this one... I will have to try to get the other one to post at a later time the picture is not wanting to upload. It is a little yellow elephant outfit! and They are adorable!!!!

Thank you for sharing in my excitement, and for looking at my pics. I will post more later! Have a great day!!!

Summer Updates! Friday 7/8/11(heavy pics)

Good Morning all! I thought the easiest way to catch up on some of the busy things we have been doing is to do them in sections by the weekends... that way you all can see everything that we are doing!

Friday after work my Daughter met me at work and we drove to ONCE UPON A CHILD resale shop. They were having a "bag sale" $15 a bag all you can fit in it! WOWOWOWWWWW!!!! Working for YEARS in retail I know I can fit a TON in a bag! These were tiny Walmart style thin plastic bags!!!! so we started to see what all we liked first and then if we could find things that she would be able to use in larger sizes too!

We originally went to Once upon a child to get a Diaper Genie... and we DID get that... we ended up getting it so very cheap! WOW!!!! So here are some pics from our adventure!

Tons of clothes and jeans for Abigail! These were one of the cute ones!!! Look at the little flower on the belt!
This is another pair... They are Apple Bottom Jeans! and They are ADORABLE!!!!!

This is a little soft rainbow hedgehog that Meghan found it is a rattle and is made of polar fleece and is sooooooo soft!!!! Abigail is going to LOVE it!!!!

Here is Meghan afterwards in Abigails room going through things and seperating the sizes! We have to get the baby detergaent tomorrow so we can start the cleaning process!!! We are getting everything ready for our lil princess!!!!

Just to give you a bit of a breakdown.... as they scan the tags and process the sale they add all in the bag and give you a total of the items before it goes to $15 for that bag. Today we found drum roll please... $392 worth of clothes and the total was.... $15 We were so tickled!!! and all around us was having fun watching us push these things in that bag!!!

Thank you for Looking!!! Have a Great day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Framed Finish

One of my goals this year is to finish some of the UFO's that I have. Another Goal this year was to either finish or frame the completed pieces that I have. I am trying hard to get a few done each time I get a little extra.

This is Sheepish Designs

Betsy 108 Exemplary

I had the frame made at Hobby Lobby and I laced and completed the actual framing. I was scared about this when I went to get the frame the piece looked so close to the edges of the laced work and I did NOT think it was going to look right... But WOW the pictures do NOT do it justice... this is a LOVELY piece... and everyone that was there in the shop that day started to talk of how perfect the frame was for that piece. I am so tickled with this framed finish.

Thank you for looking and have a great day! Keep crossing those stitches...