Monday, May 9, 2011

Too much time on my hands..

I have a few more finishes to share, since I have been a homebody anymore and I no longer work because I decided to quit a while ago since I had been missing so much time with my pregnancy, I had to make a choice because I knew that if I did not I would eventually lose my job anyway from all the time missed, so anymore I spend my days at home mostly and have been doing a lot of sewing and reading. For the longest time, I always had a to do pile on my coffee table and since the new year I have been slowly weeding through it all and I am happy to say that my to do pile has been getting smaller little by little, however a lot of my to do pile is cross stitch patterns that I just keep grabing from, if I have to stay home and not do much I might as well keep busy so I have been keeping my hands busy and then some! My first finish is from Bent Creek it is the May Blooms design. The second one is from my prairie schooler book that I got almost 2 years ago, the book is called Santa and friends, I made the second design from this book, last year I made another one of the designs from the book, all together there is 4 designs in the book, so I only have half way to go, my goal is to get the last 2 done in the coming months because I love how the first 2 have come out already!

Mothers day here was good, it was quiet and that is more than fine with me, a quiet day at home with everyone here is all I need and want and that is what I got, as well as breakfast in bed and dinner being made for me and a small online certificate to go shopping at! I hope everyone had a good mother's day, and as always thanks for stopping by and for all your kind words.

Monday, May 2, 2011

More stitchy finishes!

I have nothing but time on my hands at the moment, I have been having issues with my pregnancy since late March that have kept me home and in bed a lot. I had to go back to the doctor last week on an emergency basis because I thought I was having a miscarriage, I did not. I have had my moments in April where I was doing way more than I should so maybe that caught up with me. So since I am home all the time anymore I have been doing nothing but a lot of reading and sewing. I have gotten 3 more small finishes done in the last week. Two of the finishes are cards that I made, the piglet one is for my friend Shelli, whose birthday is today the 2th. She already got the card in the mail before her bday so I was happy about that! The other card I made is for a monthly swap I take part in with my friends yahoo group, the third finish is for my inlaws for their anniversary, it is by Lizzie Kate, I am including pics of the finished and framed piece, I think it turned out pretty good! Last week weather wise in Ohio we had 3 days of heavy winds that reached up to 60mph, luckily no damage occurred from all that, just had a lot of branches down in the yard that was easily cleaned up, the one day I decided to leave the front door open because it was 70 outside and my cats love it when the front door and windows are open, I had to sneak a picture of these kids because they were all huddled in front of the door watching the wind blow stuff around in the yard, it was too cute and funny to see! From the left the gray cat is Tamzien, by her is her brother Gisborne, then Bela and Tigger. My kids are always good for a laugh and a smile on a daily basis, I do not know what I would do without them!