26 August 2008

August Block and Ornament

I finished my August block and ornament this past weekend. The theme for August block was 'Fun in the Sun'. When I was in AR, Vickie, Karin and I went to Barnes and Nobles before dropping me at the busstation. I looked at the cross stitch magazines and found this cute pattern in Crazy Cross Stitch, an UK magazine. I stitched it on Sassy's Fabbys Bahama Blue 16 count aida.

The August ornament is a Mill Hill, called Santa's Sack from the Santa's Closet series. I loved how it came out.

Some sad news, my girlfriend and her husband lost their baby last Thursday. It was a boy and named Jacob Eugene. He will always be an angel and in all our hearts forever.

Until next time.

My First Blog Award

Thanks to KarolI have received my first award.

The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.
I would like to nominate the following blogs (I know some of you already got this award but I really love your blog):

1. Katie
2. Kelly
3. Mylene
4. Marta
5. Dawn
6. Kathy
7. Mare

Second Blog Award

Here are the rules:
1. Only five people allowed.
2. 4 of them have to be dedicated followers of your blog and 1 has to be new and live in another part of the world.
3. You have to link back to who gave you the award. Debra
So to honor some fellow bloggers, my nominees for this award are: (I don't know how dedicated they are but I have had comments from)

1. Amethyst Lady-Kelly
2. BW's Stitches and Things -BW
3. The Stiching Nook-Dawn
4. Rosebud's Stitching-Karol
And my new blog nominee is
5. Stitching and Stuff-Joke

18 August 2008

Secret Sister Package

I got my first Secret Sister package today from my I Love Cross Stitch group. My SS send me 3 Lizzie Kate patterns: Sunshine Crossing, Housework Never Kills and Good Things. Plus the threads for Housework. She must have known somehow I wanted to do this one and I might start it tonight. Thank you so much!

I have to make a correction. This package came from a SS Angel. When my SS failed at her commiments on the last round, a wonderful person stepped in. I dont know who the person is but I hopefully find out soon.

17 August 2008

Brunch, Baby shower and My mom

Today was a busy day. First I went to church for a memorial mass for my aunt. Her first anniversary of her death is next week. Since I was in the hospital last year, this was my chance to say "goodbye". I still miss her and I always remember her when I make potato salad. She was allergic to green peppers so I will put a small amount aside for her. I still want to put aside for her.
The biggest surprise for the day was when Amy showed up for the mass. I was not expecting her to come from Cape Cod. She has a new hair style, which is short and naturally curly. I am so jealous with envy. I wish my hair was like that. As you can tell I dont see my sister too often. The family went to San Marino for a brunch. My nephew was trying to get his cousin's attention by saying "Hi Debbie" and when she acknowledge him, he got all shy. It was so cute.
I went to a baby shower, a cousin's girlfriend is expecting a boy on September 26. She got some cute stuff. There was a onesie with FBI on it and underneath said Fat, Bald and Innocent. It was adorable. She got a bouncer, a chair, a stroller, and lots of clothes and washclothes. Another cousin is due February 12. She is just 14 weeks along so too early to know if its a girl or a boy.
When I got home, I got a call from my aunt, my mom's sister. My mom is getting 2 tests done tomorrow, a colonscopy and the one that goes down the throat for a look at her stomach. I know she was having pain in her stomach for a week now. I hope it is not another obstruction. That will mean another operation and she had one a year ago in September. The last time she had a colonoscopy, we almost lost her. So the whole family is really nervous for tomorrow.

On the stitching note, I did finish stitching Viv's SFE, just have to finish it and send out, which I will do this week. I am stitching Debra's SFE and than her RR, which I forgot on my list. I am almost done with my August ornament too. Just have to finish adding the beads. Hopefully by next week, I will have a picture to show.

Who reads my blog?

This was stolen from Kelly, who got it from Viv. Frequent commentors, and lurkers alike... I'd *love* to hear from you! So who reads my blog??

1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! And if we've never met in real life, leave me a comment of your favorite post I wrote and why it was your favorite.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually really funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

11 August 2008

My Insanity of UFOs

How did it happened? I am trying to do a little cleaning in my room. Everywhere there are stitching projects put aside, that either I had started or kitted and never got back to it yet. I made a list of projects I know I want or need to do by the end of the year. I did not want to do this because it will make me face what I have to face reality on my stitching, which is getting so out of hand. I typed the list on the side of my blog and I came up with almost 30 projects just from the top of my head. Even as I am typing, another project popped in my head.
I am thinking I might have reached a level in my stitching that I may not have to buy another pattern or kit for the rest of my life. I cant even begin to tell you the patterns I have in my craft desk or in my closet, and I think some under my bed. Now thinking about it, I have a few UFOs under the bed. The sad thing is my groups have UFO days and you think I will reserve the day for at least one UFO but I just can not fit it in.
It seems the computer takes my time away from my stitching. Most of the day I am on the computer just reading stuff than I can do later. Majority of my stitching is in the evenings after supper, sometimes in the afternoon. It is very rare if I stitch in the morning unless its like 1 or 2 in the morning. I can understand when my friends say they do not have time to stitch because they have jobs and families to care. I do not! I should be whipping out these models in little time but I just seem to have a hard time finishing projects.
Any one have ideas what I can do?