Friday, January 25, 2008

Like I need more stuff!!

Well, my mom was stitching on her project and thought she didn't have enough fabric and asked me to go to the LNS with her. No problem, I'll go - I have things on hold anyways that I have to pick up. So we get there and I promptly picked up my stuff on hold and somehow $68 dollars worth of stuff JUMPED into my hands. LOL (well, no, not really but you get the picture.) What did I buy?? WELL, I bought SamSarah's January and February Baubbles (with buttons to go with AND the proper fabric- which is really cute), a Lizzie Kate chart with fabric and some much needed threads for various OTHER projects. I'm currently stitching on "Frappuccino" but I'm getting very bored with it and need a different project (something that will stitch quick!), so I need to go looking in my "NEW" stash and see what I come up with. OH, my mom DID have enough fabric to finish the first part of the pattern but needed a small piece to finish the other design. Hopefully I will post a picture of my progress on "Frappuccino" soon and maybe get motivated again to stitch on it.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Just another day .....

Well here I am typing on this blog and missing my husband. Did I mention that he's in China on business?? Well, he is and I didn't think I would miss him as much as I do but I got used to him being home every night for the past 3 months (after years of him being on the road) and now he's 7000 miles away (for those of you who can figure it out, it's 14 hours AHEAD of Central time zone). I'll be glad when he gets home this Friday. I think 2 weeks is enough of him being gone but I know that he could be gone as much as 30 days at a crack, but this is more typical.

We are experiencing a "heat" wave here with temps in the upper 40s and just 50 degrees and rain. Most of the snow is gone but we are supposed to get some "light" snow later in the week, typical for Wisconsin. As far as my stitching goes, haven't started anything new even though I have new Valentine things to do, so maybe in the next couple of days. Kids are back in school and Sam has 3 maybe 4 loose teeth and I want to pull the one that is giving him trouble out so it's done with, but as he says "It will come out on it's own MOM!!" Just started reading "Friday Night Knitting Club" (yes it's a chick lit book, what else is new?) Will write again soon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Well it's the start of a new year and frankly, I'm glad to see the old one go. I do hope that this year is an even better year for my kids, husband, etc. I've uploaded a picture of my kids and my nephew Ben, my niece Laura (in black shirt) and my other niece Lindsay (in purple shirt). The last time all of the kids got together for one picture was when my father in law took one when my youngest child, Sam was about 18 months old and he's now 7!! (pardon the red eyes, my camera is incredibly stupid and I need a new one!!)

I've had one last completed stitching project for 2007 and that was CCN's "Gingerbread Cottage" and I think it turned out alright. But, if I had to go back and change anything it would be the lettering, I would have opted for a slightly darker color so the words "Gingerbread Cottage" would show up better but otherwise it was fun to stitch. I'll post a picture as soon as clear out the digital camera of current pictures.