Monday, August 31, 2009

Another pretty.....

girl......This is Jennifer....She is this month's birthday(8/10th) girl in my family.....She is my oldest sisters daughter. I can't tell you the joy I experienced when my sister told me she was having this child. I adore Jennifer. When Debra was still carrying Jen and Jenn would hear my voice she would just dance up a storm in Deb's tummy. You could really see her moving around! I wish she would get her hair cut like this again.

I know I've been remiss in posting......I can't even tell you what I've been doing.....but I did have to spend the day yesterday with my right hand bandaged in an Ace bandage....too much stitching and knitting I suppose.....Of course last night while watching football with Dh I was able to stitch up some yo-yo's with out much strain on my wrist!

I have ALOT of blogs to catch up on....maybe later today.....but I need to get to the kitchen now and finally get my chicken in the crock-pot.
Hoping you all have a joyous time in the sewing room!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Prizes and Swaps!! Oh Boy!!

Remember when Lynn of The Vintage Nest announced her Nest Eggs and a "give-away"? Guess who won?! ME!!!!!!!!
Can you believe it? My sweet lil' package came in the mail yesterday.....I talked my Dh into snapping a picture for you, but you really should just zip over and check out Lynn's blog
Let's see......What else have I been up to?? Oh yeah! I signed up for the Hug Swap
over at Jenny's blog.....Vicki at Tozz's Corner is also hosting this darling swap! They have provided great designs we can use.
Hmmmmmm....Oh! I've also been tracing and stitching the Christmas designs from Cheryl at
Have you noticed all the links I've been practicing putting in my post? I'v got to quit calling Allie everytime I need to do this ;P
Surely she will appreciate my practicing!
Oh! I also started knitting a dish cloth for Christmas......the cotton yarn is white with specks of red and green sprinkled all over....too to come if I can wink enough at my Dh!
I'm off to play a little more before I head to snooze-land!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This is what I've been....

making lately. I'm not sure you can see these very well. The long denim blue beads are stitched together in the peytoe stitch and made into cylinders and then strung with other beads to make a bracelet and earring set. It definitely takes time and patience to do......Wait till you see the next project like this one.....I'll probably show you a bit at a time because it will take awhile to finish. ;P
Oh! And I will have more news for tomorrow!! I'm tickled pink!
See you later!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Terry has struck again....

Look what I got!! Terry of terrytreasures, sent me the sweetest little gift. I just love it all. Thank you Terry....I know I'm going to enjoy dreaming up how I will use these little treasures.
I had a dickens of a time taking pictures today....I was almost in tears so my dearest, beloved husband, Brian, took some for me.....Now I'll have pictures for a few more posts ;P
I'll probably post them one day at a time as he is not likely to want to come to my rescue too often. Maybe at some point I will get a camera I can manage on my own. I really want to "stage" some pretty pictures sometime for my blog.
Okay....I'm off to piddle around in my sewing room...I'm itchin' to do some stitchin'

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Isn't she pretty?

This is one remaining kitty....she looks less than thrilled doesn't she? She is missing Squealer alot, but we have been trying to give her more attention since he disappeared. I named her Lacy because when she was a kitten, her markings were more distinguished and she looked to have a "lace" pattern on her'm all about lace. She used to lay across my chest while I sat. in the rocking chair to do hand work.
Let's see.....what news do I have? Ah! Terri of posted her winner and even some extras.....and I'm one of the lucky extras....I'm so tickled pink!
Today, one of my sewing friends came over for a "Sit-n-Sew".....we worked on some charity projects....I have 2 more friends coming over tomorrow to do the same. In the meantime, I think I will take a break from the Charity sewing and work on some beading or stitchery....I have so much I want to do!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Look at these!!

Okay...I know it's not a great picture but aren't these cute? My evening ASG group the "Moonlight Stitchers" got together last night and we made purses out of Santa Hats/Elf Hats.... We used Christmas themed fabrics for the lining and straps. We are donating these purses to raise money for our ASG chapter. Last night we also dived up some fabric donated from my stash to do some other sewing projects for different Charity projects we're involved in. I even put out a challenge to my group.....I will have my sewing room available 2 different weekends this month for any of them to come over and they can make Charity projects in a "Sit-n_Sew" style environment.....I have 2 ladies coming Sat. and 2 ladies on husband is such a good fellow for putting up with this! ;P
Hmmmmm....what else? Oh! I finished making my peyote beads for my bracelet. Thurs. morning my morning ASG group the "Rockin Bobbins" are going back to "Nuff Stuff" (local bead shop) to finish our beaded bracelets. Then hopefully Friday I can rest up for my marathon "Sit-n-Sew" weekend.
More later....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Whew!! A busy weekend!!

Let's see......Sat. I went to my knitting group.....we always have so much fun. We're always laughing....and usually eating too. This group of people always cheer me up if I need it.
Then today, I actually roped my Dh( Brian) into helping me purge/re-organize some in my sewing room. Boy that felt good! Still have more to do but made some progress.
Tomorrow I have to go to Aiken SC (1.5hr. away) for a CAB meeting for the American Sewing Guild since I'm a Neighborhood Group(NG) Leader and THEN I have NG meeting at 6:30 pm to do a Sit-n-Sew....I'll be dead by bedtime.....
And to top it off tomorrow is my oldest niece, Jennifer's birthday....she will be 10! I can hardly believe it.....I adore this could I not when she sees me through a window when I arrive and she starts clapping and jumping up and down. All of my nieces are special to me in one way or another....Jennifer was the 1st. one and I thought going to be the only one. She was a loooooooooooong time in coming. My sister and I kept saying "think pink" because we wanted a girl so bad. I'll try to post a picture of her tomorrow.....If I'm still alive after everything I'll be doing.
Now I need to go get some shut-eye......;P

Friday, August 7, 2009

Give-away Alert!

Yep!! Another give-away.....Terry of is doing one for her one year anniversary of blogging. Wooohoooo! Zip over and look at the goodies. I just can't get over all of the generous people in "blog-land". While you're there look at all of the beautiful pictures she posts.

BTW, please say a little kitty, Squealer, has been missing since Wed. afternoon(last time I saw him).....Poor Lacy keeps looking around for him especially when she goes to the food bowl. Though we call him "The Mighty Hunter", he doesn't usually wander far off our property. And he had not shown signs of being sick. So I'm confused and troubled.
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Doesn't she look....

blissfull? She is in her backyard having such fun. Makayla came to visit us unexpectedly yesterday.....needless to say I took a 2 hour nap after she left!
Then I was lost in "blog-land" for awhile....quite awhile.....reading blogs and reading Tare Frey's new book Blogging for Bliss see
I did finally take the time to "fill-in" my profile.....Now I'm off to read again or maybe do some stitchin'.....

Monday, August 3, 2009

Oh Hurry!! Hurry!!!! Another "give-away"

Jenny is doing a great "give-away".......I really want to win it....but just have to tell you about qualify (big grin here) and I really want everyone to know about her Stitcheries too. I just love them!
I'm going to go knit with two of my friends today as I need some "girlfriend" time(out of the house). And my Dh is cooking dinner so I should have a good day. Hopefully I'll come back this evening to blog some more.....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Two of my favorite......

people.....My son Anthony and my niece Makayla....he is 20 and she is 2.....Makayla says Anthonthy is her "brother"! Boy will she "correct" you if you say otherwise.....They were having a fun day at my MILs house.
Not really much to tell you this evening....I just wanted to post so I can practice and get into a habit here! lol......
Tomorrow, you have my permission to ask me if I did "anything" in the sewing world but not today!(that tells you something huh?).....I think I'm off to do a little knitting...."read that as a "mindless" task for this time of night!"