Monday, January 28, 2008


I can't believe it but I did get to stitch for about an hour or so yesterday. I was so angry because I stitched through an entire episode of Band of Brothers and realized I was off by a row so I had to frog half of what I had done. I would not stop until I got back to where I was so it took more time - but I stitched. I also got my fabric in today for my Dove of Peace so I will rotate that in sometime.

I went to a Pampered Chef party yesterday. I ate way too much food but it was fun and I LOVE their products. I am trying to decide on what I want versus what I need. Anyway, I plan to stitch a little tonight after the kids go to bed. I finished reading the new Steve Berry book so plenty of time to bedtime stitch...yeah!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Baby it's cold outside...

It has been really windy here which makes it so much colder than it really is. I have actually resorted to wearing a jacket this week. I only wear it about a week out of the year so I guess this is it.
This was a really short week and I am glad. I needed the extra day!! I finally got my tree decorations down...not the tree mind you - it is still up. I hope to finish that this weekend. It takes three of us to get take it down.
I got my BareEscentuals in the mail today so I am very excited to try it. Ashley really likes hers and it looks great on her but then again, everything looks good on her. I am waiting on some fabric to get here so I can start on my version of the Dove of Peace. I am actually going to take off the dove and add a verse. I am going to rotate that piece and the SAL. I need to finish my papilion too. It is not so much cross stitch as fancy though. I REALLY want to start on my Chatelaine mystery but I have too much going on right now to take that one on, plus the supplies are very pricey!!
Well, off to bed for me. Blog with you soon.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Long Weekend

Well, our long weekend is over and we are all exhausted! We had a very busy weekend celebrating Greysons birthday. The weather was forgiving but thats about it. The important thing is I survived another year - I am still not sure how that happens, although I am sure my two earthly angels have something to do with it. We saw The Waterhorse this weekend and it was a surprisingly good movie. We have Allens birthday coming up next week to look forward to. This is our season of holidays and birthdays. I am not sure yet what we are doing for Allen but I think it will include a Wii Party!
I finally started taking down the Christmas tree and decorations. It will take me all week but it will be done. Taking down the tree is always so depressing. The house looks so bare after it comes down. I guess I shouldn't worry too much...only 300 days till it goes up again!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Weekend is finally here...

We had a little winter weather last night, nothing major. The kids were all excited that school was going to be canceled but alas, no such luck! We all went to school today. We were planning to go out of town since Monday is Greyson's 4th birthday but the weather has put a crimp in our style so I am not sure what we are doing just yet.

I will post an update of my WIP on Monday once I scan it. Other than that, not much going on here. Winter is upon us...

Monday, January 14, 2008

See if this works...

Well, I tried posting a link to my WIP pics but it won't work so I will see if I can upload them here...keep fingers crossed! I am working on a design I downloaded from You choose your own colors. I am about 1/3 of the way finished. I plan to work on it tonight. I finished the new Steve Berry book so I have more time to stitch.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Quick post

My brother and my two nieces are visiting so I have not had a chance to post anything. Not much news anyway, just visiting with family. I am still working on posting pictures and will try to get that done this week...

Monday, January 7, 2008

First day down, about a gazillion to go...

Today was the first day of the semester. While my semester is really light compared to normal, the first two weeks are always tedious. My classes seem to get bigger and bigger every semester, I guess that is a good thing!

I finished AJ's Harry Potter scarf while I watched TU destroy Bowling Green, what an awesome game it was. Now if it would only get cold enough for him to use the scarf...I know the cold will be here soon.

My brother and my nieces are coming out for a visit this weekend so no stitching for me...only cleaning and more cleaning. I am ready to work on my angel. I really have to do something about the light in my living room. I can't see the squares on the linen in that room so I have to stay confined to my room.

Well, off to bed. Have a great day. I promise to get some pics up soon.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


After looking for months and months and scrounging through magazines, we have finally found our flooring and our colors! We had decided with travertine for the kitchen but when we laid it out we did not like it. So, we decided to with the wood throughout the downstairs. The decor for the kitchen is going to be country staying inline with the greens and reds we already have (and my new teapot-which I L O V E). We are almost finished in the front bathroom...only flooring, molding and the new faucet left.

I haven't worked on any of my craft stuff but have to finish AJ's scarf so I can focus on my SAL. I am determined to get one of Greysons angels done and start another one. My scrapping is in the pits, I haven't scrapped in forever. I just don't enjoy it right now and haven't for sometime.

Well, off to watch a Jerry Lewis movie or box depending on which kid wins the argument...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Final Day

Well, today is the last day of my break and it is going to be spent running all over the place for dr. appts, hair appts and all that. Yesterday was supposed to be my day to what I wanted and I did for about 2 hours in the afternoon. I was able to read some of my new book...the new one by Seve Berry. He is becoming one of my favorite authors.

The kids all had a good day back to school yesterday. DD schedule got messed up and she didn't get into her law class since it conflicted with her honors history class. She wound up in sociology. She also has all coaches for teachers, her math is mostly the football team and ironically the teacher is the football coach...hmmmmmm?

Well, I am off to start running my day off. I am getting my hair done today so I can get rid of the "anti-skunk hair" as my dd calls it. I hope to post a couple of christmas pix sometime today...notice I said hope!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008? WOW!

I can't believe that I have not posted for months. I hope to do a better job of keeping up with everthing. I am also using this site for my SAL so I will be posting some pictures as I go (assuming I can figure it out).

For now, I hope you all had a great holiday and looking forward to the New Year!
God Bless.