Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The three amigos

I decided to upload this picture to try out the new way blogger uploads pictures.  Seems simple enough.  This is my husband and his friends Jim and Tom, who earned their way into heaven by helping us move last year.  They have been friends for 30+ years.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Friday!

SO glad it's Friday!  It has been a very busy week.  Not much stitching done, and not sure I will get much done over the weekend, as I am going to my Mom's for the weekend to help her with landscaping chores and any other little projects she needs help with.  I do this every month, and it's a nice visit.  I am lucky to be able to see her so often, my brothers and sister live far away and are lucky to be able to see her once a year.

Mischief and Mayhem continue to be cute beyond words!  Every evening Mischief jumps up into my lap and snuggles in for cuddle time.  I'll wrap his blanket around him and he will "make biscuits" and suck on his blanket like a baby.  I took some video of it last night.  I'll try to upload it next week.

Still waiting for my fabric for "Family Sampler" to arrive.  I was hoping it would arrive yesterday in time for me to prep it for stitching, but alas, it did not.  If it is at the house when I get home today, I'll bring it to Maine with me, but who knows if I will be able to get it started.  I plan on stitching it on Sundays and Wednesdays until all my Christmas stitching is completed, then it will be my focus piece.

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


One of my active WIP's is Cat Lessons for People by Lizzie*Kate.  I am making it in honor of these guys:

Mischief and Mayhem, born on May 29, 2010 and adopted by us on August 3, 2010.  They are a delight!  Here is my current progress:

Please excuse the hoop marks and general wrinkleyness (yep, I made that word up!).  I am going to put their names and birthdate at the bottom, and hang it in the laundry room.  This is where they spent the first few days with us.

This is the first photo I took of them!  Look how fuzzy and small they are! 

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I got my Just Cross Stitch ornament issue on Tuesday, and I wasted no time going through it and picking out the ornaments I want to stich.  A few thoughts, though:

  • Why would you put the color key on a different page from the pattern?  Not facing pages, that I understand, but opposite pages?  That's the quickest way to get me to NOT stitch it!
  • LHN never fails to deliver a great design, but the Lizzie Kate this year was a disappointment.  Seems to me I have seen it done before.
  • Why do they insist on the recipes?  First of all, it is a STITCHING magazine.  Second, I don't know ANY stitcher that would bring that magazine anywhere CLOSE to food.  Quickest way to stain it and/or ruin it.
I'm going to stop the complaining right there, because I really do think it's wonderful, even more so knowing that the designers provide the charts for free.  Can't wait to get started!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I am so FRUSTRATED!!! Ahh...... glad to have that off my chest. Work...BAH!

Last night as Scott and I were having dinner, Mischief came into the kitchen dragging his blanket (which we have NEVER seen him do!). He dropped it by my feet, layed down on it, and proceeded to "make biscuits". It was the cutest thing I have ever seen! I wish we had the camera! Scott and I just looked at each other and laughed.

Life with 15 week old kittens is certainly full of laughs and love. I am so glad we got them, and even more glad that we got 2 - they love to play and chase each other, scuffle and sneak up on each other. They are so much fun to watch, a ton of work, but the unconditional love they provide makes everything worth it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Today we went to a birthday party for my 2 nieces, who turned 7 and 6. It was nice to spend the afternoon with family!

Now I'm home, playing with my babies and getting dinner ready. I worked on Cat Lessons this weekend - no progress pic yet - the memory card is full of kitty pics! I tried to kit up Time for God but I'm missing a few colors - they must be with other projects.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Katurday - woo hoo!

So now that I have finished my first ornament of the season, I really think it's time for my mail person to PLEASE deliver my JCS Ornament issue already!!! Mail already arrived so I guess I'll have to wait until Monday. But, I DID get something in the mail that I wanted to make as a Christmas gift, so I guess I'll get started on that. Here it is Guess I'll get up to the studio and start pulling it together! Enjoy your Katurday!

Friday, September 10, 2010

An actual stitching finish!

I have had a few finishes this year, but am just now getting my act together to start taking photos and updating my blog.

This is "Mine" by Brittercup Designs, from the 2010 JCS Ornament Preview Issue. The photo was taken with my blackberry, so it is obviously crappy. Hey, I'm working on it!