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Thursday, February 25, 2010

SFAC quilt square completed

It's done. What a quick, easy stitch! I hope my little contribution helps!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Had a good weekend

Got the house cleaned, got some stitching done, got some crocheting done. Not much else to update you, so here are a couple of photos.

Here is the quilt square for Stitching for a Cure:

and this will be a scarf for my friend Jennifer. I ride with her to work every day and she does not charge me for gas. The Fun Fur color is called Raspberry.

Monday, February 15, 2010

whew - glad last week is HISTORY

We had a major upheaval at work last week in the form of VERY unexpected layoffs - thank goodness I still have my job. My heart goes out to those who do not. It was the most awful Wed, Thurs and Friday in my recent memory. Lots of tears and hugs; I am not going to dwell on it... need to move forward!

I did not get any stitching done over the weekend. I had planned to devote Saturday to my WIPS, but DS and DDIL let me know that the car had died (again) and she was stranded on her way to work. They only have the one car that works (most of the time) so he had no way to go rescue her. Fortunately DH of a friend of mine was willing to help out so I kept the grandbabies while DS and friend's DH went to take DDIL to work then try to get the car started. They were able to get it back to friend's house where he looked and looked and did this and that - could not find a thing wrong with it. Girls finally went home at about 8pm Saturday night. I took it to Firestone on Sunday and THEY couldn't find anything wrong with it. We have decided the car is possessed and/or does not like DDIL. It only seems to die on her, on her way to work.

DS has a second car that is currently not running, so friend's DH came over to see if he could get that one running. I had to babysit again so they could focus on car (DDIL works and for now DS is stay-at-home dad). So bottom line is that I was not able to stitch.

Tonight I have decreed NO EMERGENCIES unless they see bones or blood. I so hope that I get to work on something, anything!

My prayers go out to xs friend Terry!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Got another HAED pattern

I am starting small, I know.. I used my $5.00 GC to buy a storykeep. I stumbled on this one and I do not know where. It is not in the regular list of SK's.

I have a friend who reads a lot and "envies" all my cross-stitch goodies, and since I have never made her anything, this will be a good something.

Flower Fairy Rest

Another finish - this one is all mine!

I finished the crocheted scarf for my friend's granddaughter. I hope it's long enough, but Kae says it will be since she is only six. I told her I can easily add more length to it if necessary. I used Lion Brand Fun Fur in "Tropical" because she loves pinks and purples.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I had the girls on Friday and Saturday nights - and the younger one is waaaay off on her sleeping schedule. Or something. She went to bed at 9:30 pm, then was up and wide awake at 3:08am!!! We sat in the rocker and every time her breathing would start getting even like she was going out again, she would sit straight up in my lap and say DAAAA! and wake herself up again. I crawled back into my bed at 5:48am! Had to be up by 7:30am, not much sleep. Then we did it all over again on Saturday night. I have already told mom and dad that Yaya is old now and can only do without sleep ONE night per weekend. I was a total zombie most of Sunday. Coffee did not help much.

I did, however, find the energy after they went home to sit down and at least get seven stitches in my HAED Butterfly, and a bit done on the Stitching for a Cure quilt block for Donna. It is going very quickly; it's a very easy stitch!

I have figured out something of a rotation schedule for all my projects. Mindy's Never the Same on Monday eves, Brotherly Love on Tuesday (I get home later on Tues and Thursdays so less time to stitch), Madi's birth announcement on Wed eve and Kryssie's chinese characters on Thursdays. I will save the SFAC quilt square for the office at lunch and work on my butterfly on the weekends.

Now let's just see how good I am at keeping the plan working! LOL..

Back to work now...y'all have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sort of First Finish

I started these, then a friend finished them, then I added the names and dates. So I am counting it as a "shared" finish for 2010.

Now to frame them, simple 5 x 7 frames, and get them in the mail. You can see this also (bigger) in my Photobucket album.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Proud of my Small Accomplishment

I am happy to say that I was able to stitch Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights all three in a row! I didn't get a whole lot done, but five stitches done is still five stitches done! Okay, so I did more than five stitches, but you know what I mean.

I worked on Brotherly Love and Never the Same. I also have two birth announcements that quite frankly I had forgotten about, mostly because I started them and someone else finished them for me because I ran out of steam... really fell "out of love" with them. I am now in the process of adding the names and birthdates to them, then I will post a picture. They are really very cute and they are for someone again associated with my Mom in the nursing home. Her therapist is Michael and they are great friends, so she asked me to stitch something for him. Since he is married, it would have been awkward for me, so I picked the two birth announcements for his two boys. You'll see...

Anyway, I feel like I am getting somewhere on a couple of pieces that have been gathering dust, so I just thought I would share.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Is it Monday already!

Wow, that was some fast weekend! Seems like I spent most of it in the car driving somewhere. Yeesh!

I did not get any stitching done at all, and very little crocheting. I managed to get a few rows done while sitting in the church nursery. Oh well, there's always tonight.

So I got a fortune cookie that TOLD me to start something new! It said "A good time to start something new." Right! And the other one that nobody wanted said "Versatility is one of your outstanding traits" which tells me that I can do more than one thing at a time. It's karma!

I am thinking about this one:

I do love purples, but I am not crazy about the florals and bunnies etc. I may find a different Serenity and give this one away. We'll see.

Back to work for now. Y'all have a great week!