Saturday, June 27, 2009


Well, It's Saturday. I'm officially on Vacation. Woo HOO!!!!! I'm heading to the beach today. I have my stitching in Tow. And my Knitting too. Computer? Always! I have plans to visit a couple of tea rooms, and a stitching store too... get some sun, and most of all the big R's! Rest and Relaxation.

I have the new loose feather's winging it's way to me, as well as the new Winter Wonderland series begins. I also have the new LK coming! I can't wait. My Big Round Zipper arrived, and I can't wait to get started on that, although I have to finish EEK. I found a Boo Boo! Yes, I have to employ the "frog". It has to be fixed I can't tweak it. Oh well... I hope I have enough floss. I'll post the pic upon completion. I have managed to put in a few rows of stitches on my knitting while waiting for the dermatologist. Ok, I'm a freak of nature. They don't know what the recurring rash on my leg is. They don't know what causes it. So, I had another biopsy and I continue to wait for some answers.

Well I'm off and running. Posting soon, I promise.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Well, I was told that I needed to post we go....

Here is EEK. Not quite finished but soon...

Another Week

I can't believe it's been nearly a week since I posted last. WOW! Where does the time go? I finished my SB necklace "Witch's Delight". It looks very cute made up in it's little case and hanging from some black and white checkered ribbon. I started "EEK". WOW what an easy stitch. I started on Father's Day (Sunday) and nearly finished it in one day. I imagine a more diligent stitcher could have had it completed, but I was up and about taking some breaks, making dinner, checking email etc. Ifinished more than 3/4. I was able to put a few stitches in last night as well, but not much. I get up so early that by 9pm I'm beat and need to go to bed. I'll post a picture later of how much is done, and the fabric I purchased to back it in a flat fold. I think it will be very cute done up as a flat fold.

I had a great mail day yesterday. My new Big Round Zipper by Bent Creek arrived. OOH I'm so excited. I loved the last one. It was fabulous, so I'm taking this one with me on vacation. The large stitches are so nice and easy on the eyes. I'll be taking some more delicate pieces and my knitting of course. We have a house/pet sitter all lined up, so we are good to go. AHHH dreaming of the beach.

The weather here in Tampa is HOT. It's been hotter than normal this year. We are having August weather in June. I can't imagine what the temps will be in August and September. Our feel like temperature over the last week is 110 with the actual temps being in the mid to high 90's. Whew, and the humidity? Let's not go there.

Well I'm off to work. Have a good Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blogs & Social Networking

I woke up this morning to some frustration. My email contained notifications that my facebook had been compromised and has been suspended due to terms of service violation. I have no idea what is going on. I certainly didn't violate any terms of service. I attempted to log in to facebook and yep....account is frozen. The email I received from Facebook security indicated that the account had been compromised. That just ticks me off. Hmmm, I've sent the requisite email, and hope I can get this squared away.

So, I'm pondering scammers and criminals this morning. What's wrong with these people. My account is so vanilla, what is the purpose of stealing it? The same thing happened on Gaia. I had been a member for years. I had a cute little avitar, I blogged, and in a blink of an eye, my account was stolen and years of fun and collecting was gone. Gaia wouldn't even acknowledge the loss or return an email. I never reopened an account. I'm still bitter. I hope my facebook account is able to be recovered, not that I have a whole lot of time or money invested, but my friends and family are there, and it is a great communication medium for us. I try and post regularly to my twitter, blogs, myspace and facebook. So I'm really bummed this morning.

Well I'm off. I hope the rest of the day progresses better than the morning. Blessings to all.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Quiet Sunday

It's another quiet Sunday. I was up at 6:30 AM and messing on my computer. I actually was working on this fabulous design that won't leave me alone, and computer died. UGH, I'll try again later....

Greg has been working on a Shed. He's worked really hard and the kids have chipped in and put their sweat into it as well. I helped this morning. WOW was it hot, but the project is really coming along!
The neighbor came over with new toys. Oh, I mean tools and so I was relieved of duty and the two guys continued on without me. I came inside, started some laundry, always a Sunday chore, and started dinner. MMMMMM, Ribs. I L O V E my BBQ Pit. These beautys are fall of the bone delicious.

These were done cooking at about 3pm, but alas, we had to wait for dinner. We put the ribs on warm and left to visit our Darling Daughter, Kristy. Kristy is currently in the hospital. She is doing well, and we hope will be home soon. We stopped by the grocery on the way home to pick up, what else, potato salad to go with dinner. Yes, I agree, homemade is so much better, but honestly I just didn't have time. I printed some research for Kristy to take to her at the hospital. I took a 3 hour home study course on line, and manage to fit in a bit of knitting. Oh, but I digress. Dinner was delicious. Kelsie (Darling Daughter #2) is visiting my sister and family, so leaving Steven with Greg and I. The house sure is quiet.

Greg is now working on the doors of the Shed, and I'm finally ready to put my feet up and get on with some stitching. Bruiser is showing me how it's done....

He sure looks tuckered out. He's all naked and pink. Bruiser needed to be outside where all the activity was and as a result is a little pink. He needed to even out his tan anyway!

Well, I'm off for some stitching. Another week begins tomorrow. I sure hope it is better than last week, for everyone.

Hugs & Stitches

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Morning Blabbering

Well here it is just after 7am this wonderful Saturday Morning, and I've been up since 4:30 AM. What is wrong with me?? I actually laid in bed (deluding myself that I actually wanted to sleep) for an hour before I realized, I was awake and nothing I could do would put me back to sleep. UGH. I got up, put 30 minutes on the exercise bike, read 3 chapter's of "Dewey", made coffee, read my emails, talked to my daughter, shopped and now blogging.
Pictured to the left is a great new piece from Amy Brueken (spelling) Designs. I though this was precious. I loved Amy's designs as Sister's and Best Friends, and now I'm continuing to enjoy her designs. I'm waiting for my copy to arrive from Down Sunsine Lane (DSL). I love the green fabric. Unfortunately DSL did not have the exact fabric, so I've purchased a substitute. Frozen Margarita. Sounds fun anyway. I'm in a Halloween stitching mood of late. The 4th of July feeling has passed, and Halloween is now in it's place. Soon it will be Christmas. Good Heavens....Let's not get that far ahead. I've been too exhausted this past week to really stitch. No knitting either. Just vegetating when I get home from work.
I'm having Tea with my friend Denise today. Something we try and do atleast once a month, however, there are times, money, kids, family, work, life in general gets in the way. I enjoy spending time with her. She is the only friend that I have that doesn't stitch, but that I will stitch for. She understands the love and time it takes to put into a piece and appreciates the work. I love that about her.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Life's a Stitch

This is a great little pillow. It sits on my desk to remind me to take each day one stitch at a time. This pillow was given to me by a dear friend.

I woke up this morning to some unexpected occurrences. Many thoughts are running through my head. Some fears, some worries, etc. I'm reminded by this little pillow that I have friends and family that care. Sometimes, that's all we need. Getting through the day.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hump Day

Well it's Wednesday already. Sorry no picture today. I'm awake, did my workout on the exercise bike and am prepping for work. It's been a busy week, and I've been exhausted in the evenings. No stitching or knitting to report. The silver lining? that at noon today, the week will be on the down hill slide into the weekend. WOO HOO! I'd rather be stitching...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Awwwww Lazy Sundays....

Awww the lazy Sunday feeling. I love it! Apparently so does Bruiser. He's looking a bit iritated that mommy was snapping pictures while he was sleeping. He'll get over it with a nice nibble on a doggy bone.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Day at the FIRM

Today was a GREAT day stitching with the girls at the Firm. We talked, shared, stitched, ate, and laughed. It is always a great time when we gather.
Cheryl, Caron, Barb and Cherie shared some of their fabulous completed pieces.
I made an error in labeling one of my medications that resulted in fits of laughter. I thought we might lose Joan for a moment.
I put a few rows of stitches in on my knitting and was able to start and finish this adorable little witch. She is a Shepherd's Bush design and will be a necklace. I still have the back piece to do, but how long can that take, it's only back stitch?