Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Friday night my husband carved pumpkins. We were not going to but Mike decided to at the last minute. He has been doing the patterns from the book called Pumpkin Masters for years now. These are the 3 he decided to do. Mike had a little helper of sorts last night as well. Our newest baby Bela that we got back in the summer for some reason was very interested in what Mike was doing so she kept getting in his way and sat on the coffee table and watched him carve away! I hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween today!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A few finishes

I got a few finishes in this week. The first one is a Halloween themed one it is called Happy Hauntings. I got this pattern from a book I checked out of my local library. The book is called Happy Holidays in cross stitch. The second piece is a saying that I heard a while ago and I loved the saying so much that I kept meaning to stitch it. I finally got around to it after 3 years! With Halloween being less than a week away now there is a small piece that I want to stitch before starting Christmas stitching. I am hoping to be done with my last Halloween piece in time for the weekend! Thanks for looking!

My Anniversary

Well today is the 25th and that means one thing for me, it is my 12th wedding anniversary! Twelve years ago I married the man that managed to sweep me off of my feet! Just like with any marriage we have had our ups and downs but in between that we have had many happy times as well that has given me many fond memories. When I met Mike I fell head over heels for him and was a goner after that! Throughout the years he has been a good provider, and loving husband and father and I could not ask for anything more. He is everything I want and need and I am thankful for the good life we live together each day and thank the lord everyday for bringing this wonderful man into my life and for giving me my son who is too much like his father!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The face of a class president!

There has been so much going on that I forgot to mention that last week my son was elected class president! He was thrilled he came home that day from school grinning ear to ear! We are happy for him! His first act as president was to see about having a school dance which he was able to work out with the principal for October 30. He has a special girl in mind but is being bashful about asking her. I tell him though if he waits too long someone else will ask her and then it will be too late! It is a Halloween party the kids will get to dress up if they like.

A start, and a finish, etc.

I have been meaning to post on my blog of my latest finish and such but so much has been going on that has kept me from doing what I need to do and want to do and instead I put many things on the back burner this week but am slowly climbing back up and getting everything done. On Monday I had finished a piece for my dad for his Birthday called "Thank You For Serving" by The Sunflower Seed. I have way too many birthdays in the summer and they trickle down to November and then in between that I have Christmas shopping to do so this year I put on my thinking cap and decided that for the adults for Christmas I am making everyone something and I decided to make my dad's birthday gift as well. That was where I ran into a few snags at first only because he is very hard to shop for and he has a hard time with manners at times and instead of biting his tongue when he gets something he does not like and lie he will be blunt and tell you he does not like it. So I was shopping online for quite some time looking at possible patterns that I may like that pertain to him and FINALLY I found this pattern that best describes my father. He dropped out of school to join the army and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1969. Through the years even though he was not overseas he still remained active with the United States Army and was gone a lot. I hate to say this but I am not sure what it was he did all those years in the Army forgive me if this sounds bad! He more than liked it when I gave this to him on Monday evening. When he looked at this he actually cried and told me this means a lot coming from me and this is better than any gift I could have bought. All that caught me by surprise but I am thrilled he loved it so much now my only problem is how do I top this for Christmas? I hope I find a winner of a pattern like I did for his birthday! I also have been working off and on on another Halloween piece that is called Happy Hauntings. This is a pattern I got from a book that I checked out at my local library the book is called Happy Holidays in cross stitch. Last but not least I am also putting the finishing touches on another Lizzy Kate piece that I am mailing out to friend. It is called If the Broom Fits I had done this one for myself earlier in the month so it was an easy stitch. I want to finish Happy Hauntings because I need to start on another piece that I want to have done for next weekend. It is my 12th wedding anniversary on the 25th so I found a little something I want to make and give to my husband as well as a gift card to gamestop of course. Then there are a few small Halloween pieces I want to do before it is time to start Christmas stitching! Can you believe it?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Not a stitchy update this time around~ next one will be though

For some of my friends that know me I am an avid animal lover and have pets of my own. Yesterday my cat Annie died. She was 16. I had gotten her as a gift for my 16th birthday. She was a peach fuzzed little cutie. Over the years we grew up and changed together with all the changes that life threw our way. When I was single she used to be a big old grump and hated my boyfriends she would growl and hiss at them and not let them come anywhere near her. That all changed when I met Mike my husband. she turned into a big sweetheart after meeting him and turned into an even bigger softie after my son was born. When James was a baby she would sleep under his crib every night and then when he was old enough to sleep in a real bed then she would climb into bed with him every night and occasionally sneak under the covers with him as well. She was s good girl and a part of our family. It was hard to see her suffer and even harder to see her pass away because towards the end she was in so much pain. I like to think that she is at peace now and no longer in pain. This week has been hard and stressful for me because I have so much going on here as well that today was one of those days that I just wanted to be left alone and I stayed in bed most of the day after I got James on the bus this morning. The following pictures are of my Annie girl when she was a baby and when I was a teenager and her with my husband and son over the years.

In the next day or so I will post a update on what I am working on. I finished a very special piece for my father and I think many will like this one! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Finally some finishes!

It has been a few weeks since I posted anything and I wanted to try to post once a week with a finish of some sorts if possible but the last few weeks have been very chaotic here and stressful as well. I am not sure if I will be able to post too much with the coming weeks because I have a lot of things going on so that will also throw a wrench into my stitching as well so I will have to see what kind of progress I make with my time being limited. I have four small finishes to share 2 of them are Lizzy Kate patterns called Don't Bug Me and If the Broom Fits. The next one I am not sure of the designers name or what the pattern is called this is one where I misplaced the pattern after finishing this and the last one is a small little fall scene that I got from a pattern book called Thru the Seasons by Sandi Gore Evans. I am also showing a picture of what little progress I have made on a new project that I will be putting to the side for a bit. It is called Patchwork Christmas by Willow Ridge Designs. Thanks for looking!