Tuesday, August 29, 2006


That is all I have heard today since the roofers are here today. Thye were suppose to come and start on Friday but it rained and then it rained again on Monday so they are starting today. Got my evenweave back from my mom today and I have FINALLY decided what I want to stitch next...going to stitch the nutcracker series from The Cross Stitcher magazines. Off to try and find some Tylenol to get rid of this headache!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Awesome S.E.X today!!!

This morning I was reading the 123 message board and saw something about Hancock Fabrics . I opened the conversation and went on to see that they were having a sale on DMC floss so I decided to see if there was one near me. The closest store was in Fitchburg, MA (an hour drive from where I am). I talked DH into taking me. I perused the store for about 30 minutes and this is what I came home with 55 skeins of DMC (the best part is that they were one sale for 20/$1.00 and no the is not a typo I typed 20), a 20" x 30" piece of 14 count Aida, and 2 packages of needles which I paid .74 each. I stopped by Colonial Needleworks on my way home but Sue was already closed for the day :(. Off to make some dinner for the family and then fondle my newest buys some more.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Jumping for Joy!!!!

Hot Off The Q-Snaps (well not off the q-snaps quite yet HAHA). I just finished this this minute and couldn't wait to post a picture of my finish. I am not quite sure if I like the left side of the Y (where it goes from real dark to real light). Might frog that and make it blend better but I will ponder it for a little while and see what I think after. Now to figure out what to stitch next. Since I like stitching on the evenweave so much I decided to go to AC Moore and but some more but they only had 1 tube left so I may have to take a trip to Micheal's or Colonial Needleworks (I am an determined to get back there soon). Will post soon to let you all know what I decide to stitch.

UPDATED 10:43 PM Since I finished Joy tree and I can't get my mini sewing machine to work to zig zag the edge of my new evenweave piece I am working on another small towel with hearts on it. Not sure what I want to put above and below these hearts but I guess I will think about that as I finish up with this row of hearts. Will take the evenweave to my mom's and see if she can use her zig zag setting on her machine so I can get started on a new evenweave piece. Am thinking that I may start on a few pieces (2 or 3 at a time) and work on a rotation so then I don't get bored working on just one thing. I do have some Aida that will eventually have to be stitched on anyway too LOL.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Joy coming together

Been working off and on on Joy tree today and this is what I have accomplished so far today. Thanks to all you girls that have given me such positive feedback on this when I first posted a picture. It is good to know that there are others out there that will give me a push if I need it.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


I am so happy that I decided to give stitching on evenweave a try. I LOVE the way that Joy Tree is starting to look. I am also glad that I decided to do it in a variegated floss as it gives it that extra character.
I am a little further along than what this picture shows but my camrea batteries are charging so I figured I would at least post this one. Now I am trying to decide which of my to do patterns I want to do on evenweave next.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Baby Steps

OK well since I was up at 3 am and there was nothing on the tube I decided to work on my small hearts towel...AND GOT IT DONE!!! (If blogger let me you should be able to see a picture of it here). OK now with the being said I have decided to stitch one of M Designs trees (not sure which one yet) on 28 count Monaco. Since I am used to stitching on Aida only then this will be a different experience for me. I am thinking that I will stitch it with one of DMC's variegated flosses. After I get this one done I may splurge and buy some WDW floss and do a different tree with that. Baby steps here. HAHA Off to bake a cake since today is DH's birthday!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Long Day today

On the bright side though I finished Flip Flops Rock last night (will post a picture once Blogger allows me to post one) and started a small hearts towel that is stitching up really quick. I have decided to stitch a couple of towels and then try and sell them for some stash money. Found some huck towels that were being clearanced at Walmart but there was only 2 left so I snatched them up for $2.00 each.

Ashley was up most of the night crying with a temperature of 102.7. I finally got her back into bed around 4 only to have Jordan wake both of us up at 6 because he wanted to watch cartoon and felt that we should watch them too.

Off to get Ashley ready to go to the doctor's to make sure that she doesn't have an ear infection.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Pictures Finally

Finally here are pictures of my finished Java towel and the progress that I have made so far on Flip Flops Rock. I have been looking at some of the other stitching blogs and I have decided that sometime in the future I may stitch a sampler. The work that some of you girls have done and the samplers that you have stitched are gorgeous. Off to look at some samplers and get an idea of which one(s) I would like to stitch.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Sunny Day Saturday

Due to my digital camera acting up I haven't been able to add pictures of my finished Java towel or of my progress on Flip Flops Rock so imagine one flip flop stitched and the other one about to be started. Can't wait unitl Tuesday when I can take a trip to Colonial Needleworks. Off to stitch some more and see if I can get this darn camera to work right.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Flip Flops Rock!

Finished up my Java towel today and have all the fabric and floss ready to start on Flip Flops Rock freebie that I have. That one looks like it is going to be colorful just like Java was. Will take a pic in the morning. Off to bed to dream in floss colors!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Need a caffeine boost???

Then this picture of my Java towel WIP should work. Since it has been so nice out during the day I have been sitting out with the kids or sitting out reading on the porch and working on this little by little at night. The nice thing about this project is NO BACKSTITCHING! Can't wait to finish this one and then stitch some of the other projects that were included with this one. Off to stitch on it some more before bedtime!