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

Monday, April 30, 2012

Drawing for $25 GC at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy, at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having another drawing...this time for a $25 gift certificate to her shop.  You can read more and enter at her blog:

Friday, April 27, 2012

This looks like a fun little SAL

Happy dancing!

I finished my model for Diane Williams and it's safely in her hands.  It was a joy to stitch and I'm sure you Little House fans will love it.

I'd signed up for Lynda's Traveling Pattern and LHN's The Busy Needle arrived just as I was finishing the model.  It was great timing for a quick "stitch" and I really enjoyed stitching this one.

You can visit Linda's blog here:  .  Thanks for loaning me your pattern, Lynda.  It's on its way to the next stitcher.

I also got to do a little stitching on LHN's Family Sampler.  (Are you seeing a theme?  I'm such a LHN fan!)  I changed the color of the house to resemble our house we built in MI.  I sure do miss that house!  I chose this design to participate in a Remembrance SAL and in memory of my maternal Grandma who was all about family.  Although she wasn't a cross stitcher, she was a talented seamstress, quilter, and crocheter and was ALL about family so I thought this would be a nice one to remind me of her.

No proms, concerts, etc. this weekend but DS's marching band boot camp will be on Monday (I'm a band aide for that) and a band concert Tuesday night.  We're approaching the frenetic end-of-the-year final push of activities.  DS finished his last every TAKS test of his HS career.  WOO HOO for him!  I'm hoping to clean windows and blinds this weekend with DH's help.  Doesn't that sound fun?

Everyone have a great week!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Wow!  Where did the week go?

I'm on the "home stretch" of a model so can't show a stitching picture this week.  Maybe next week I'll have one of my own wips to show.

Instead I have one more prom pic to show, taken my DS's date's mother.

You wouldn't know it to look at me but I try to walk for fitness with my habit being walking 4 1/2 miles 5 days a week (give or take) at the jogging track at the community college not too far from my house.  (I could even walk TO the track for a little extra exercise if I wanted. :-)  )

I couldn't walk Monday because it was a stormy day.  Here's what I encountered on the track on Tuesday:

My kudos to the grounds crew.  While they haven't carted it away yet, they had it cleared off the track by the next day.

Behind the storm system came some dryer (less humid) and cooler air.  It's been glorious weather the rest of the week.  I love walking in this kind of weather.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and productive week.

Monday, April 16, 2012

another blog's giveaway

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a drawing to give away some of her beautiful floss.  Go check it out!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I'm working on another model so I have no stitching pics to share but Diane at Little House Needleworks is releasing a recent one I stitched for her, Summer Band Sampler.  (I love the whole series!)  You can see it here on her blog:

Last night was DS's high school prom.  He's blessed with some great friends and  they had a fun evening.  Here are a few pics:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

I'm singing an Easter cantata tonight with our church choir which will sure put me in the mood for this holy weekend.

I started another model this week but before I started, I stitched a couple of small spring themed pieces:

Bunny Wabbit by Val's Stuff (love this little guy!)

Spring ABC's by Lizzie Kate

Last night I took a break from model stitching and worked a bit on a (please don't ask me how) old wip that I dug out while watching OSU play in the final 4 of March Madness:

My "baby" celebrated his 17th birthday yesterday by going to the beach with some friends and then having them join us for dinner.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!