Friday, November 30, 2007
1. Start/finish Bourse Exchange-Yep
2. Start/finish Birthday Exchange-Yep
3. Start/Finish Lottery Exchange-Yep
4. Start/Finish Snowman Exchange-Yep
5. Work on Topaz Fairie-Nope :(
6. Work on Christmas ornaments and gifts-Yep
7. Start on a stocking-Yep, almost done, too:)
I completed 6 out of the 7 goals I had for myself this month. :)
1. Mail Bourse Exchange
2. Mail Birthday Exchange
3. Finish Allie's Stocking
4. Start/Finish Mac's Stocking
5. Start/finish Christmas gifts
6. Mail Christmas cards & gifts
7. Work on Topaz Fairie
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I am planning on working on the stocking today but I am not expecting to get a lot done. I woke up this morning with a nasty cough and a stuffy head. I already took some cough medicine (yuck!) so I am planning on snuggling under a nice warm blanket with a hot cup of of hot chocolate!
Have a great day:)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
Jen FW-I would be happy to send you a picture of the Tree Frog when I get him finished. :) I really enjoyed stitching this one up and I plan to stitch the other critters that go with him!
To answer some of your questions on my letter ordeal with Mac....Sadly, the school he goes to is a somewhat large school so the one school nurse for the hundreds of students doesn't get to know the children one on one. The paper that gets sent home has to be signed by a doctor/audiologist and returned to the school within 60 days. Since he has had a history of ear problems Dr. L and I both agree that it is best to have his hearing checked yearly just to be on the safe side. However, sometimes the school will test twice a year and that is when it gets messy because he has just had one a couple months previous and they usually want me to have another test ran to make sure. I know that they do this to make sure the child is receiving all the help they need but I don't see it necessary to have an ear exam twice a year when there are no hearing problems. I have asked his teachers repeatedly if he notices Mac not hearing things, etc. and his response has always been that he has no hearing problems in class. While no one notices any problems it does make me feel better to have him tested and no for sure that all is okay. While I complain about the running back and forth that it involves I have always been grateful that each time the result have came back normal.
As for my week it is gonna be a busy one! I still need to do my shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. Once that is over then it is time to start baking for Christmas. :) I love this time of year because of all the baking I get to do.
I hope everyone had a great day!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I did attempt some stitching late last night and got a few stitches in but nothing major. I started a new little pattern from Funk & Weber Designs and is called Colorful Critters Tree Frog. This one is for my little guy. He is frog and bug crazy. He has loved them since he was about 2 years old and I kept thinking it is just a phase and he will outgrow it. Well, 7 years later he still loves them so I don't think it is a phase anymore. I will be finishing this one into a box for him. Since he is all boy I do tend to worry things I make for him will get destroyed so I tend to try and finish him things that are sturdy like pillows. I think the box will work for him as he likes to have boxes to put his money in and hide. Strange I know but he doesn't like to put his money in a piggy bank.
On a completely different note, Mac's school sent a note home this week saying he failed his hearing test. I get this letter EVERY single year from his school. Mac was born 10 weeks early (2 lbs 11 ounces) and has had problems with his ears from the day he was born. His ears produce too much ear wax causing him lots of ear problems. I really don't think that it is directly related to him being premature since his dad has the same ear troubles but the doctors insist that it is from his premature birth. Anyways, when his ears are wax free and his allergies are fine and he has no ear infections his hearing has been tested and his hearing is completely fine. I don't mind the letter coming home saying there is a problem but after 5 years......of me taking him to his regular doctor to get a referral to have a hearing test taken, then having that doctor fax papers to the school saying his hearing is perfect and did they bother to inquire before they test if the child had allergies or an ear infection at that time..... it is getting really annoying! Seriously, how hard is it to ask a 9 year old child if they have an ear problems before you attempt to test a child?!
So Monday morning I get to call and make an appointment with Dr. L to have his ears looked at again. He will wash his ears out, give him some ear drops to put in, and a date to to have a REAL hearing test taken. With Thanksgiving next week I am not sure how soon we will get an appointment to be seen.
I think I have bored you enough for today. :) I am off to go dig out my stitching stand!
Friday, November 16, 2007
As for cross stitching, I don't think that is going to happen anytime today. I can't even close my
hand to hold on to the hoop! Who would have thought that a hobby as quiet as cross stitching could be dangerous to your body! LOL
It looks like it is going to be a quiet night around here. Krissy is spending the night at a friend's house and Mike has to work late tonight so it will be just Allie, Mac, and me tonight. I think we will order a pizza and watch a movie. That is if Allie and Mac can agree on a movie to watch!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I am still working on a gift. I am hoping to finish the stitching and start on the finishing today.
I hope everyone has a great day today!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The best part of the package is her stitched gifts! :) This one is so perfect for me! I love it!!
AND.....she stitched me a birthday card, too! I have admired many of her cards before and now I have one I can actually admire and touch! :)
Since I have been working on exchanges and gifts I really don't have much to show right now. I am currently working on a gift and I think it is going to turn out really cute. That is, if I finish the stitching on it. One over one stitching on 32 count fabric.....need I say more?
Enjoy your evening!
Monday, November 12, 2007
It is cool and raining today. What a better day to curl up on the sofa and stitch! I am planning on finishing up the stitching on the design for the Snowman exchange. I have an idea on how to finish it but I am not sure if I have all the materials I need or not. But before I do that I think I will grab a cup of hot chocolate and catch up on some blogs!
Have a great day:)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
And she put my my first initial on the back :)
She also sent me a very lovely redwork pattern and I can't wait to stitch it. She included a postcard for my postcard collection, too. Thank you for everything Margaret!!! :)
Friday, November 09, 2007
Isn't the beading stunning?!
When you have to frog out stitches, do you reuse that thread or do you start over with a new strand?
99.9 % of the time I do not reuse the threads. I have noticed that the thread has little fuzzies on it and looks frayed.Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Have a great day and I hope I will be able to get caught up on all the blogs soon:)
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
1. Start/Finish Mac or Allie stocking-Nope, didn't even buy the linen for them yet.
2. Work on Woodland Faerie-YES!! I FINISHED HER!!
3. Work on Topaz Fairie-Nope
1. Start/finish Bourse Exchange
2. Start/finish Birthday Exchange
3. Start/Finish Lottery Exchange
4. Start/Finish Snowman Exchange
5. Work on Topaz Fairie
6. Work on Christmas ornaments and gifts.
7. Start on a stocking
Well, I didn't do too well with my goals this month BUT I did have a major finish. Hopefully, this month I will do better with my goals.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I have 4 exchanges and several Christmas gifts to stitch up and finish so I started on one exchange and one gift. I actually started out working on the gift UNTIL I discovered the floss gremlins struck my house again! DMC 702 is missing. *Sigh* I was just at Hobby Lobby yesterday picking up floss I needed, too! So I ended up working on an exchange last night. It is a really cute design. I am pretty sure on how I want to finish it but I am lacking some ribbon to finish the finishing. Somewhere in between exchanges and gifts I plan to stitch on Topaz Fairie.
My kitties love to watch squirrels out the windows and today Bitsy decided she was going to escape from the house, run straight up a tree, and try to catch the squirrels. She didn't catch the squirrels! We had fun laughing and trying to coax her down out of the tree for the next few minutes. Now, after being scolded, she is still in the windows watching the squirrels!
Have a great evening!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
This piece took me almost 2 years (Jan 06-Nov 07) to finish! Granted, I didn't work on it everyday and I even put it away for a couple of months but I finally finished it! :)
This design has been the hardest one I have done so far! I want to thank everyone for their words of encouragement because I probably wouldn't have finished it this year if it hadn't been for all your comments. :) Thank you!!!! As for this one, it is going to be framed and reside in my home. :)
Thursday, November 01, 2007
My good day didn't just stop there either! In the mail today there was a package for me. Renee made me this adorable fob! Isn't this too cute?! I love it so much! She was even kind enough to let me snag her picture as my batteries need to be charged. Thank you, Renee! :)