21 September 2009

New Finish!

I have another finish. This is the Glory Bee Coffee for Gossip. I used most of the recommended threads except for one. I did not like the color so I used Purple Iris from Gentle Arts for the cups and the word "gossip". The picture came out a bit blurry for some reason. The material I used was Silkweaver's Summer Breeze on 28 count lugana. I love the material. It does remind me of a summer's sky. Now on to a Christmas ornament.

I almost forgot, I did finish one of my books in the book challenge. I read The Chocolate Bridal Bash by JoAnna Carl. It was a good mystery but kind of predictable at couple of places. There are a couple tidbits from the author about chocolate and even a recipe for a chocolate cake. Looks really good but it is a double recipe. I might try it around the holidays, since there lots that happens at that time of the year. A thought came in my head, maybe I can make some cupcakes out of the batter too.

Happy Stitching everyone!

12 September 2009

Labor Day and a Find!

Topsy-Turvy Mason

Our family had a BBQ on Labor Day. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and a slight breeze. My father had forgot to check the propane tank for the grill. We had the tank for almost 2 years, and even though it was used on and off, more off than on, it will run out of gas eventually and it did! My uncle went back to his house to get his tank. Dad didn't start grilling after 2:30. My mom was not too happy but we told her we will just pack the food for her. She had to go back to the home and her ride was suppose to pick her up at 4. It was cutting it real close for her. But they end up being late and didn't pick her up after 5. We got an extra hour with her which was nice.

I love baking and I know I am good at, so I like to show off my baking skill with my family. I made a strawberry shortcake from memory. I made this cake once about 5 years ago and it was so easy to remember. I loved how the final results came out after I put the cake together that I had to take a picture of my strawberry shortcake. It was very yummy. I was so happy it came out great.

Dad and Jayden, 7 mos.

I got some pictures of my family. My cousin finally came over with his new baby girl. It only took them 7 months to get her. The little one is named Jayden Amaya and she is the cutest little baby. My cousins were outside and Dad brought Jayden inside so mom could see her. Jayden's mom said she won't cry and likes strangers. A couple minutes after Dad brought her in, Jayden made her mother a liar and gave this huge wail! I got some more pictures of Mason. He is going to be 1 years old at the end ofthis month. Where does the time fly? He is not walking yet but looks like he is ready to take that first step anyday. Of course I got a picture of Anthony. He started kindergarten. It just seems like yesterday he was a baby. Again, its this time keeps going. Dont you just wish you can stopped for a minute or two just to take it all in without time slipping by?

Now for my stitching news. I started a new project, Glory Bee Coffee for Gossip. I dont have pics for it but next time I should be finish with it and you will get a pic. It is a quick stitch for me. I did a little more of LHN Snowflake but not enough yet to show a progress. I am using hand dyed threads so I am making my stitches as I go along so it is a slow progress. As I was cleaning and putting away some stash, I came across Prairie Scholer When Witches Go Flying. One of my friends just started this piece and I knew I had it somewhere. I am going to try to finish it. I took a picture how it looks when I found it. I did add a few stitches since than, again not enough to take a picture of it. Next post I will tell you of a new project I will be starting. I talked enough for now.
I almost forgot to mention my find. I had to go to the post office the other day. On the way back, I decided to go into Goodwill. Sometimes I find something but most times I don't. This time I found a oak frame which is the exact size for The Bookshelf I just finished stitching a couple weeks ago. I only paid $4 for the frame. I was so happy. I do need to clean it it up first. There is a painted picture in the frame but I will do something else with it. I know if I had brought the original frame I wanted for it, it will cost close to $50, if not more. Now I have to do research on frame cleaning and putting needlework into the frame. It will take time but I just know the end results will be gorgeous.

Happy Stitching!

Elisa's Giveaway

My friend, Elisa, has this wonderful blog. She talks about her two kids, her life in England and her stitching accomplishments. Elisa just reached her 200th post and is having a great giveaway for the celebration. You look at it on her blog site:

08 September 2009

Book Challenge 2009

I am joining with a friend for a 10 book challenge. The challenge is to read 10 books by the end of 2009. I decided to do this challenge since I love to read. Here are the 8 out of the 10 books I have picked. I might change a couple of them later but I will see when the time comes.

1. The Chocolate Bridal Bash by JoAnna Carl finished 9/19/2009
2. A Stitched in Time by Monica Ferris
3. Eclispe by Stephanie Meyers
4. Marked by Kristen Cast and P.C Cast
5. The Wedding by Danielle Steel
6. The Accidental Virgin by Valerie Frankel
7. The Nanny by Melissa Nathan
8. Cyber Cinderella by Christina Hopkinson
9. not sure yet
10. not sure yet