I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I see it's been a while since I've updated this. It's been busy around here for January but since I don't think I'd like being bored (not sure what it feels like, lol!), it's all good.

I have some finishes since I last posted. BOAF Love (with some color changes thanks to my friend, Renee), a Casey B. freebie for a chocolate themed block exchange, an old PS freebie for another block exchange, and a snowman freebie I received in a snowman themed kit exchange.

I'm currently working on a model so I have to be hush hush about it until after its release.

As for non stitching life, this will be a busy weekend with DS's band's solo ensemble competition, working the consession stand during the contest, the band's chili supper fundraiser, with the concert to follow. (DS will play his solo on vibes while people are coming into the auditorium before the concert.) I'll be baking some stuff to donate to both the concession stand and chili supper tomorrow. I'll use the Big Game (Go, Steelers!) for my excuse to be a couch potato on Sunday.

Friday, January 14, 2011


It's been a busy week but I have a slow day and an empty house today. That's nice every once in a while.

DS is on his way back to college. I'm thinking the respectful thing to do would to wait at least a day before converting it into my craft room....but I may take a few things up there today. ;-)

It's been unseasonable "cold" here this week. (I'm from the Midwest so this doesn't really qualify to be called cold but, oh well.) The am walks have been nice and I've enjoyed turning on my oven and making comfort food. Today it's already starting to warm up. Seize the moment, right?

I've been working on 3 things this week, a chocolate themed block for a block exchange (designer Casey B--can never spell her last name), my bap sampler, and LHN Winter Band Sampler. I'm "into" cardinals lately and this one just called to me. I may even finish and frame it before it's had time to properly "ripen".

Until next time..........

Friday, January 7, 2011

Back to Normal

I guess we're back to normal here...or OUR brand of normal, anyway.

I started off the week Monday evening by having my first band booster board meeting. 3 of us have been to the doc or dentist this week (more of that next week), DS and DH drove to Austin Wednesday to find DS an apt. for this semester. (He attended community college last semester and will go back to UT this semester. Unfortunately the deposit that was supposed to hold a dorm room for him DIDN'T hold a dorm room for him and we just found this out last week.) So between now and the end of next week we have to scramble and buy some stuff for his apt.
The Christmas decos are all packed and stowed away for another year, a big job b/c I like them packed away "just so".

Another DS is preparing for his upcoming solo ensemble (Jan. 29, the same day as the band's biggest fundraiser of the year, the Chili Supper/Silent Auction) and his Region Band clinic/concert is coming up next Fri/Sat. (same weekend his older brother moves back to college.) He also informed me the other day that he's been asked to the Belle Dance (his HS's version of a "Sadie Hawkins" dance so we'll probably be renting a tux for that.)

This world just keeps spinning faster and faster. lol! I love it, though.

On the stitching front, I started a Jan. 1 sal project, LHN's Winter Band Sampler and another sal BOAF's Love, an OOP chart I'm borrowing. I plan to get back to my bap sampler when one of these is finished.
I downloaded a freebie for my Kindle last weekend...The Winner's Manuual: For the Game of Life by Jim Tressel (GO BUCKS!). He describes the manual he's developed and uses with his players and has some very good advice for how we should all live our lives. It's so good that I bought a hard copy for my sons's to read. Funny story about that...I live in a small city in Texas. I was out yesterday and, even though I didn't think the small bookstore here would carry a book like that by the coach of Ohio State, I looked anyway. Imagine my surprise when I found one copy of it, yet there was no copy of a similar book by Mack Brown (the UT head fb coach. lol! Long story's a good book. Makes you think...and a good read for the beginning of the year when self-improvement is on all our minds.
Speaking of books...I'd like to start a blog list of books I'm reading with the ability to cross out the ones I've finished. I have no clue about how to do this so if anyone knows, please let me know.

Until next time, happy stitching!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone!

I just have some cooking planned (not too much) and stitching for the first day of 2011.

Here's a picture of the sampler I've been working on...Samplers Remembered Village Town Square. I've stitched a lot on this one but there's still a lot that needs to be done. It's truly a bap! I'm just hoping to finish it in 2011.

I plan to start 2 sals today, LK's "Boo Banner" (with a couple of friends) and LHN's Winter Band Sampler (my Jan 1 project with one of my yahoo groups).

It was supposed to get "cold" here in SE TX but it's still too warm for my tastes this time of the year.