Sunday, July 29, 2007

Woo Hoo! I received my first ever pinkeep .. it was a PIF from Cheryl and I just love it! Red if my favorite color :) and I love the design ... it's "The Three Emblems" by Papillon Creations, a freebie Cheryl found .. isn't it wonderful *smile* .. thank you so much for stitching it for me Cheryl!

Happy Birthday Robert! My baby turned 19 on Thursday the 27th .. it's hard to believe he's all grown up .. this is one of my favorite pictures of him .. taken on his 11th birthday .. I'm so proud of him. He's grown into a nice young man, with a great sense of humor, very nice friends and still enjoys being with his family. He's off school for the summer, but his attending a community college in our area and wants to major in Sports Journalism ...

and this is Robert in one of his casual graduation pictures ... I hope for all your dreams to come true Robert .. in everything you do .. love you, Mom ...

I've been stitching but it's going slowly .. my rotation is all shot to hell .. mostly because I don't seem to be stitching everyday, which doesn't fit well if you are trying to rotate projects .. so right now I'm just concentrating on a couple of PIF's I want to finish and get mailed and the PALS sampler that I want to get finished before the Fall Fling in October. And my stitching room is so disorganized right now and it's on my nerves .. I really need to spend a day cleaning and getting it back in order so I can find things .. never enough time for it all! lol

I hope everyone is having a great weekend .. and getting lots of stitching done :) I do love the comments and visits from all of you .. thanks for taking time to check in with me ...

I'm grateful for my boys ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I was tagged by Kim to list my "Last Seven" So here it goes...

1. Last dollar I spent: $15 - monthly coffee club at work .. I was a couple of months behind!

2. Last time I ate fast food: Saturday night .. DH and I had taco salads from Taco Time and watched The Good Shepherd

3. Last thing I ate: A Rainier cherry while I was cleaning up the kitchen after dinner

4. Last song I sang to: lol .. I sing ALL the time! I think it was Little Big Town's "Little More You" .. awesome group by the way .. 2 guys/2 girls and their harmony's are incredible!

5. Last time I bought clothes: Oh that's easy!!! Friday night my good friend Lisa and I went shopping, dinner and a movie .. let's see, I bought some new underware, two shirts, and a cute gray sleep pants/shirt. Oh and we went to see "Evening" .. has anyone else seen it? Very good movie .. just curious what others thought ...

6. Last time I felt envy: That's a tough one .. I really try and not feel envy .. but we all do, don't we .. I think the last time was Friday night at dinner when Lisa was telling me about the cruise she and her DH are taking in August .. they are going to Alaska for 10 days! ok .. I admit it, I was GREEN! lol

7. Last time I paid bills: Sunday .. online

I'm going to tag a couple of ladies .. I really do like reading tags and getting to know you all a little better .. but I know some of you don't like to be tagged .. so if I tagged you and you don't want to .. no worries, you definately won't hurt my feelings *smile

I tag ... Sally, Michelle, Lizzy, Sonya, and Vonna

I'm grateful for blogging ..

Thursday, July 12, 2007

We're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave .... and we aren't liking it at all! lol .. most of us that live in Western Washington are total wimps when it comes to temperatures over 90 and the last couple of days have been just like that .. hot and sticky and icky .. and most of the homes here don't have central air because we get soooo few really hot hot days .. so after a couple of night where it's cooled down to like 75 outside and 85 inside we haven't had a good nights sleep and I'm cranky because I want to stitch but it's too damm hot to put a needle in my hand *grrrrr* .. today was cooler, a bit overcast and in the 80's .. the weekend is supposed to get even cooler .. maybe I can get some housework none or some yard work and definately some stitching! ok, enough whining here lol ...

I did finish Heart in Hand's Flags on the 5th .. just need the star button .. I love these quick stitches *smile*

Sure glad it's almost Friday!! I hope everyone's had a great week .. and thanks for leaving comments .. I do love hearing from everyone *smile*
I'm grateful for cooler nights ...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

How cool is this! lol .. try it here

M I is for litter C H e Pewter Letter L E

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July to all my
stitching/blogging friends
This is a picture of downtown Seattle on a 4th of July .. I didn't take this one .. pulled it off the internet .. but I wanted to share a bit of my city with all of you. I hope you all have a wonderful day with friends and family and stitching of course *smile* Don't eat too much! lol
I'm grateful for holidays ..

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sunday Sharing .. I got some new stash last week and I want to stitch it all right now *lol* .. this is Sunflower Sampler by Country Cottage Needleworks. Love the soft blue fabric .. this will be a fun design to stitch.I love my new scissors .. Glory and Maria .. now I have to find scissor fobs for each of them. I will be really fun in October to use the "Boo" needle minder from Kelmscott Designs, I love Halloween! I splurged and got the new limited edition Colors of America (GAST) threads, wonderful colors and of course I had to have Seattle Sky *lol* The new Lizzie Kate's are really fun .. I'm going to do all four of the season Banner Boxer Jr together on one piece of fabric (hopefully this winter) and I think "Good Things" might be a fun PIF stitch, don't you? and I had to get "Just One More Stitch" by Simple Stitches, since I say that all the time! *lol*
Here's a few of my WIPS .. this one is from L*K's Coffee Crazy leaflet .. I'm doing it over one and really enjoying it .. don't you love the qsnap hugger, it's one of Kim's .. I love them!

This was designed by Blue Ribbon Designs to Celebration Cross Stitch Pals 10 Anniversary. There is a Fall Fling that I've attended the last couple of years .. it's in Myrtle Beach, SC in October and we have a blast .. lots of laughing, stitching, shopping and even a stitching class or two *smile*
and here's JBW's Reindeer .. this is taking longer than I thought .. but I'm enjoying watching the reindeer come alive :) The weekend was pretty nice .. I got my hair cut and colored on Saturday and then spent the day doing laundry and stitching .. later DH and I went to dinner and a movie .. we went and saw Knocked Up. It was much better than I expected, even DH enjoyed it. Today was spent watching the nascar race and stitching .. Chris and Monica helped organize a big Subaru carshow/camping trip ... Robert and one of his friends went and had a great time.

I'm really looking forward to this week .. we have the 4th off and then I'm taking the rest of the week off on vacation .. will be wonderful to work two days and then have the rest of the week off *smile*

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I'm grateful for new scissors *grin*