Friday, March 31, 2006

So sad today!

I was sitting here today determined to finish up my carousel horse today and as I was added my way to the top of the canopy I noticed that I added one too many stitches. Normally I don't think that this would have been such a big deal to me but I have to frog the whole multi-colored canopy! I am so upset that I am ready to just say forget it and toss the project and make it another time but no I won't do that. I will frog it a little later after the anger at myself is gone. Ugh thought I was sooo close now I am only that much farther away. Will update with a picture after I get this part re-stitched.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

75% Done!

Well I found the camera! It was in my undie drawer HAHA. Yes I change my underwear daily. That is how I found it this morning ROFL. Wen to get clean clothes for after I shower and poof there it was. Anywho... ... here is an updated picture of how the horse is coming. Sorry if I bore you guys with all the pic but DH isn't really into looking to see how it is coming so I enjoy showing all you nice ladies!

Other than some light cleaning here and there I am only planning on going out and buying a few things at the store and maybe taking the kids out to play.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Chugging Along

Spent last night watching Extreme Makeover and stitching. That show ALWAYS brings tears to my eyes. So you ask how did I do when it comes to stitching this weekend??? Well that is a question for another day. I got a good chunk done but ... ... ... I can't seem to find my digital camera so I guess I will have to keep chugging along on it and then I will get a picture of it once I find the camera again. I know I put it somewhere that Jordan couldn't get his sticky fingers on it but now forgot where that was HAHA. Off to make some dinner.

Friday, March 24, 2006


Friday is finally here !!! Wanted to stop in real quick and give everyone an update on my progress with my horse. Hoping to finish this up this weekend! Will be off and on all weekend. Hope to catch some of you online sometime!

Monday, March 20, 2006

First Day of Spring

Well it is the first day of spring but by stepping outside into the cold temps you would never know it LOL LOL. Worked on my cross stitch today and as soon as I am done here I am going to lay Ashley down for her nap and work on my project some more. Here is an updated pic. What do you all thing so far???

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Saturday Already?

I can't believe that my week flew by as fast as it has. I got a few comments asking me about how the carousel horse will look once it is done so while I type this I am scanning a picture so you can all see. We are having a birthday party for Ashley today with my family but after that I am planning on coming home and planting my butt on the sofa and stitching on this. Not sure if I will do all the horses or if I will just do one then frame it then later on do another one. So many decisions so little time to make them all. HAHA

Friday, March 17, 2006

Spring is in the Air

Well my little girl turned a year old yesterday. Where has the time gone?!?!? :( I have decided to devote my weekend to working on my horsie for Ashley and Jerry is behind me 100%. Once we get back from taking Ashley to the doctor's for her check-up then we are going to clean the house top to bottom so that I don't have to do too much this weekend. Here is an update on how it is going so far.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Make the Noise Stop!

So I didn't get much work done on Ashley's carousel horse today but that is OK because I got quite a bit done yesterday and last night. Want to see a pic? OK I will show you all how it is coming out. LOL

Today I have had such a huge headache and no amount of Tylenol has seemed to help so I am not sure if I will get to work on this any more today but I will definitely keep you all posted on the progress.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away!

Well as you can see I changed my template and now I need to refigure out how I got all my blinkies on there LOL. Please bear with me while I try and remember how to put everything back.

Boy it sure is pouring out there right now! Took the kids over to my grandmother's house for a visit and then on Saturday we are going back over there to have a small family party for my little girl who will be 1. Where has the time gone? Worked on the carousel some this morning and am really happy with the progress that I am making on it.

Right now I am feeling down and out but can't seem to figure out why. Know when you have that feeling that something is wrong but you can't put your finger on what it is? That is the feeling that I have right now. Off to play with Jordan for a little while since Ashley has just gone down for her nap.

~~~ UPDATE 5:33 PM ~~~

Here is where I am after working on off and on throughout the day...

Have decided to make some seafood chowder for dinner tonight. I am thinking that I will make some and then wait until everyone is in bed though before I eat mine. Then that way I can sit in front of the TV and watch Days of Our Lives that I DVR'd this afternoon. MMMM I can smell the chowder already and the thought of enjoying it snuggled on the sofa all alone is cheering me up already. HEHE

Your Irish Name Is...

Roisin Blake

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Lazy Day Sunday

Well here is where I was as of last night at 9 PM

and here I am on this as of right now

Think that maybe I had too much of a lazy day today??? HAHA I did manage to make an awesome roast in the crock pot today and did dishes and laundry so I guess that I don't have any reason to feel guilty. Tomorrow I am planning on doing all of the housework that needs to be done and then once Jerry gets home he can watch the kids and I will hole up in the bedroom with my stitching ROFL.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Carousel Horse

Well I finished my teacup as my last post shows so I sat for a few days and decided to work on a carousel horse for Ashley. The best part of this three part pattern is that THERE IS NO BACKSTITCHING!!!! I LOVE patterns like that. ROFL. Will take a picture of it tomorrow before I start working on it some more. Right now the batteries for the camera are charging.

Update 8:27 PM Everyone is in bed and I am just enjoying some quiet time by myself. I will probably go and work some more on Ashley's horse in a little while but for now I think that I will read some emails and check in with some friends.

Jerry went to the doctor's on Thursday night because of a sore throat that he had had for about 3 days and was told that he didn't have strep but tonight he is saying that his throat is hurting him more now than it was the other night. All I have heard all day is how his throat hurts and then at 6 tonight he says in his sweet little voice "can you please go and get me some ice cream?". So I went out to get him some and that seemed to appease him for the time being. Why is it that when men are sick they cry like little babies??? Hopefully tomorrow he feels better though because if he doesn't then I told him that he will have to go back to the doctor's to find out what the problem is.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Happy Hump Day!


Finally I got the teacup finished. Now to just make something that has more color in it tan just 5 different shades of green. Tonight both kids are going to be gone so DH and I have decided to have a date night movie night. We bought some movies back when he was on vacation and have yet been able to watch then so we will try and watch at least one or two of them tonight. Tomorrow I need to go and do my groceries. Fun Fun Fun. Off I go to make my shopping list so I don't forget anything.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Is it Monday Already???

You are Butterfingers, you are chocolated on the

outside and crungy and sweet on the inside

What type of candy are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

Boy this weekend sure did fly by. Seems like just yesterday it was Saturday morning and I was enjoying the cartoons with the kids LOL. Worked on teacup some more but it sure is getting boring since it is made up of just green. Can't wait to get this done and be able to start something more colorful.

3:45 PM -
YEA!!! I got my magazines today!!! I was looking through them and found 6 or 7 patterns that I would like to stitch sometime in this lifetime of mine. I especially want to stitch Tropical Fantasy from the May/June 2001 issue of Stoney Creek. Now to get the kids to bed and start kitting some of this stuff up. HEHE!! Now I have some incentive to get the teacup done faster.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Slow as a Snail Today

Saw this while perusing Amy's blog and thought it would be fun to do.

You are a Ragdoll! You are known for your laid

back attitude. You are the ultimate in

low-maintenance. You'd rather hang out

around the house all day than seek adventure.

What breed of cat are you?
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Heather had commented to my last posting and asked how the babysitting went on Friday. Let's just say that I was sooo stressed by the end of the day that I didn't want to stitch and ended up crying for a little over an hour.

Michael (6 years old) decided that when I called the kids in from being outside in the cold for about 5 minutes (didn't realize just how cold it was out there) that he would get mad and run by me, slam the door and lock me out. As if that wasn't bad enough my daughter Ashley was in her carseat sleeping in one of the bedrooms. If it wasn't for Michael's sister being in the house with him then I wouldn't have been able to get back in as he couldn't get the door unlocked once he had locked it. I called his mom at work as I was standing outside in the freezing cold (that goodness for cell phones) and it didn't even seem to phase her that he had done this.

Right now I am contemplating weather or not I want to sit for her again. I think I may do it and just tell her point blank if her son (or any of the other kids) are as rude and unruly as Michael was on Friday again then I will not be able to take care of them. Aside from watching Laurie's 4 kids I am also looking after my 2 kids so I am watching 6 kids ranging in age from 11 months to 11 years old. What have I gotten myself into?!??!!?

On a brighter note I am thinking of picking up my stitching and focusing on mainly that today so that I can start some new projects once my new stash comes in the mail. Will update this a little later with a picture of what I have gotten done on my teacup.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Windy Day

Boy the wind sure is blowing out there. Went out and got the newest issue of The Cross Stitcher today. There are some really cute things in there that I can't wait to start stitching. Speaking of stitching I didn't get any done yet but the night isn't over so maybe I can get a few more stitches in before bed. Still waiting on those Stoney Creek magazines. Think I may be a little impatient ??? ROFL

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Cleaning Day

Well tomorrow I have to baby-sit for the terror kids again so I spent most of today cleaning up the house so that I am not worrying about walking in to a dirty house tomorrow. I did take a little time here and there to work on my cross stitch too.

I also ordered 4 back issues from Stoney Creek magazine so I need to get this finished so that I can work on one of the projects out of one of them. I am trying to find more pictures that I will stitch and then frame for the house rather than just doing something just because I "need" something to stitch.

Off to get a few things done while everyone is sleeping then I will plant my tired butt on the sofa and watch ER.