Monday, June 21, 2010

Christmas in Summer?

I have taken part in a Christmas in July swap in one of my crafting groups I am in. The theme was Christmas in July. I had fun stitching both of these Lizzie Kate pieces! I made them off simple because I did not want to get too fancy with the beads and such since the ladies they are going to has young ones in the house I get worried about all the what ifs so I did not embellish it too much. Not too much going on here it has been hotter than Hades in Ohio. Some days in the 90's or near 90 and when you have no working ac and can't afford one then you really are sweating through the summer! All in all so far it has been a good summer. I am back now to working part time since my extra summer work I completed early so now I have time to do what I want. For a while I did not I was to wiped out at the end of the day to have the ambition to do what I wanted to do. The heat did not help either. My son James is having fun he spends a lot of days away from the house having fun which is good for him. He will be an 8th grader in the fall. 1 more year and he will be in high school. This year ahead though I worry about because things are only getting harder and this year they are preparing the kids for high school so that means learning things that are even too much for me to understand! Our newest baby Gisborne is doing good too. He is a good boy all around and a cutie in my opinion. Other than that not too much else to share. So until next time I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy June!

It has been a while since I have updated my blog. I have been a busy bee here. May turned out to be a busy month with all the extra cleaning jobs I have picked up for the season. James also had a lot going on at school. He earned his green belt in karate a few weeks ago. James is finally on summer break now and he does not go back until September 7, quite a long break for him. We do not have any major plans for the summer just taking it week by week and see what comes up but he will be busy with helping out family and camping trips and other fun activities. Over the holiday weekend James was camping so I pretty much had the house to myself almost all weekend long. Got a lot of stitching in and reading. Less than a week after Mother's day I got a new addition to our already chaotic family. I have a new kitten! His name is Lucius Gisborne, he is a hyper little guy but a cutie as well. He wandered into our yard after being weened from his mom and he was a loud little guy with all the meowing he was doing that night on our front porch. It took a while that night for him to loosen up but he did and at first I fed him and watched him eat before trying to pet him and then eventually bring him in. All the other cats at first were not so fond of him but they got over it. My other 2 younger cats took an instant liking to him, maybe because they are all in the same age range but those 3 pal around like best pals. In between everything I have managed to get some stitching in as well. I have finished the June angel from the barefoot angel of the month club by Curtis Boehringer and the June design from Curtis Boehringer again from the 3 for 2 club and Sunflower Santa by Prairie Schooler. I hope everyone has a great week, and thanks for stopping by!