Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Page 4 Done!

The day started out so great yesterday morning when I(finally!) finished page 4 on QS Fairy Tales minus 8 little stitches of 3773. However, I corrected that today by running past Hobby Lobby today and bought some DMC flosses. I was going to start on something new once I finished page 4 but I decided to keep working on this HAED while I still have the mojo for over one stitching. Page 5 seems like it will be a quicker stitch....not as much confetti stitching on this page! :)

I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes for Megan. She had a great day getting lots of new toys and clothes.

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

One Year Ago.....

It is hard to believe that one year ago today Megan arrived in our family, even if it was 7 weeks early. You started out only weighing 3 pounds and 15 inches long. Well now look at you! You are 22 pounds and 28 inches long!

Happy 1st Birthday Megan!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I haven't been posting lately because I have been busy watching 6 (yes 6!) softball games for the past 3 evenings! The bright side is no more games until Monday. :) Of course next week I have to go and watch at least 6 more games, more if varsity wins at the tournament on Friday/Saturday.

Krissy batting which was a line drive to center field. :)

I have been able to sneak in some stitching during the days so I am slowly making progress on QS Fairy Tales. I am really hoping to be able to finish page 4 this weekend. Then I would able to start Mine All Mine (again) on Monday.

Have a great night! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall is Here!!

It is officially Fall today! Yippie!! With Fall arriving that means snow will be here soon. :) Oh I am sure after the first snow I will be complaining it is too cold to go outside but for now I can't wait to see the first snowfall of the season. :)

I had a small surprise waiting for me in the mail yesterday. :) Anne S. sent me a bunch of hoops and this gorgeous hand made fob!

I even had a pair of my favorite scissors that just happened to need a fob. :) Thank you so much Anne!!!

Along with the fob Anne sent me a bunch of hoops for me to use. As you all probably know, I am a hoop stitching kind of girl. I have tried scrolls and free hand but hoops work the best for me. With all the new hoops, I now need to make a stash dive and see what projects that are screaming for me to start. One design pops to mind immediately. Gentle Encounter by Stoney Creek.....but the nagging voice in the back of my head reminds me I need to start on Mike and Devin's stockings.

I worked on my HAED yesterday and I am getting close to finishing the page(page 4 I think). Finishing a page on a HAED is like a mini happy dance because it takes me sooo long to finish a page.

Speaking of stitching....that is what I am headed off to due for a bit while Megan is somewhat calm. :)

Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quiet Weekend

It has been a fairy quiet weekend for us. Krissy had 2 softball games yesterday but I didn't go to that one as it was over an hour away and I honestly didn't feel like trying to keep a baby entertained for 2 hours of driving and 3 hours of softball. So instead, Megan, Mac, Allie and I hung out around the house for the day. This meant I was able to get some nice progress on QS Fairy Tales. :)

Today has been a pretty relaxing day. I haven't even gotten in my van once today! :) However, most of the day has been spent chasing after Megan. She has become quiet the little Houdini in figuring out how to get around barricades. It is hard to believe that she will turn 1 year old in a week!

I hope everyone is having a nice relaxing weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

From Baby to Toddler

Yesterday I watched my baby emerge from baby to a toddler. :) Little Megan took her very first steps unassisted! Unfortunately I did not even have my camera ready for it. :( Mike was putting his shoes on to leave for work and Megan started fussing (she knows putting on shoes means going someone is leaving) and I looked at her and told her to walk on over to daddy......and she did! I am not sure who was more surprised us or Megan. LOL. By the end of the evening she was taking 2 steps before falling down. We are so in for it now!

My butt fell asleep again tonight sitting on the bleachers cheering for Krissy and her team. JV lost but Varsity kicked butt! It looks like the 2nd week in October will probably be the last of the games. least I will get a little break before Track seasons starts.

I didn't get to stitch any today but I did finish these 2 pieces this week.

Fraidy Frog
by Just Nan

Let it Snow
by Country Cottage Needleworks

Have a great night!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


It is Wednesday. The only reason I know that it is Wednesday is Krissy has no softball games tonight! :D I am not kidding when I say my butt literally went numb last night sitting on the bleachers. I really need to invest in one of them bleacher chairs.

I have been stitching on QS Fairy Tales when I have had a spare moment which has been very often lately. At the rate I am getting this one stitched up I will be lucky if i get it finished before 2010! (I am not even at the halfway point yet !)

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fraidy Frog

I am so glad it is the weekend! It has been a hectic week as Megan has developed her first cold. Which means nothing is making her happy. :( I have had to put her in the van and drive her to sleep for the past few nights! Can we say spoiled little girl? LOL

If that Megan being sick wasn't bad enough I caught her dang cold! I woke up this morning not even wanting to get out of bed but I had to because Krissy had a softball game EARLY this morning. I had to have her at the field by 6:50 AM to get warmed up for the game at 8:00 AM. At least I get tomorrow off from games. :) Next week Krissy has games, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.....I swear when the season is over I am parking my van and not going anywhere for a week!

You probably guessed that I didn't get much stitching done this week and you are right. It took me nearly a week to finish this small design from the JCS Halloween issue by Just Nan. I still have to stitch the back square and do some personalization. I think this one might be a surprise gift for a friend....that is if I get finished in time for Halloween!

Fraidy Frog
by Just Nan

I have no plans for the rest of the day other than attempting to take a nap when Megan takes her nap.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Housework Never Killed.....

Today was the first day I was able to pick up a needle since last week but I wasn't as productive as I had hoped I would be. I first started out working on my HAED design but I quickly got frustrated with working over 1 so I put it away. Then I decided I would work on something from the WTF pile. I came up with finishing Housework Never Killed Anyone. The finishing went fairly smoothly and here is my result.....

Housework never Killed Anyone
by Lizze*Kate
stitched 2/1 on 25 count fabric

After I finished Housework I decided I would stitch an ornament from the JCS Ornament Issue. However, only after I finished the outside square did I realize I was off by 2 rows of stitches. Problem was I didn't realize I was off until I was just about halfway done so I ended up ripping out most of what I stitched today. *sigh* Guess it just wasn't my day for stitching.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

My Children

What a great weekend it has been for us! I have a little explaining to do before I continue with my news. Before Mike and I got together he had a son (Devin) with another woman. I haven't said anything about him before because the last time I/we saw him he was 2 years old......That was until today. :D

L to R
Devin, Allie, Krissy, Mac.....Megan was zonked out.

All of us are thrilled beyond thrilled to have Devin back in our lives. The girls are tickled to death that they have an older brother to pester. Mac is happy also because he can teach him all those dangerous tricks on bicycles and skateboards.

As you can guess with all the commotion going on around here I haven't had much time to stitch. I'm not sure if I will get to stitch tomorrow or not. We have plans on taking all the kids over to the in-laws for dinner.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Rain with Attitude

I love days like today! It is cool and raining (just a nice steady rain no T-storms) which means I stayed indoors and stitched. :) I made it to HL yesterday to buy the colors I needed so I was able to finish Rain with Attitude this morning. :) I absolutely love how this design turned out!!

Rain With Attitude
by Stoney Creek
Start-August 2, 2009
End September 3, 2009
Fabric- 28 count hand dyed with tea

I will probably just work on my HAED for a bit before I start anything new. I need to get started on Mike's stocking (Mine All Mine) but I am procrastinating as long as I can because this will make the 3rd time I have stitched this pattern.

That pretty much sums up my day so far. :) I hope everyone has a great day...rain or shine!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Packer Softball

I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday but by the time we got home from Krissy's softball game I was just too tired to do anything that required concentration and that included stitching! At first I didn't think I was ever going to make it to Krissy's game. In the process of trying to make sure I had everything I needed for the game (extra bottles, blankets, etc) Megan decided to dump the dogs' water bowl over the top of her head! Grrr....I had just gotten her dressed and now I had to do it all over again. Oh yeah and she is in the stage when you take a piece of clothing off her that means for her to move as fast as she can to get away from you.

We finally got everything packed in the mini van along with us and head off towards the ball field. I found the school no problem it was the darn softball field that took me 45 minutes to find! I even stopped at the football game and asked for directions and nobody could tell me how to get to it. They just kept pointing in a direction saying it was off that way. Ugghhh!!!!! It would have helped if they had told me it was behind the soccer field instead of pointing in a general direction. I finally made it there and luckily I didn't miss much of the game because the bus picked the girls' up late, making them late for their own game.

Krissy 1st base for JV

Varsity Line up

Today is free from softball games but it picks right back up tomorrow afternoon with a JV game(if it doesn't get rained out), another JV and Varsity game on Friday night, and another Varsity game Saturday 9:00 AM. That early in the morning and me trying to find a ball field could be an interesting trip!

My plans for today are to head off to Hobby Lobby when Megan wakes up from her nap and then I am going to attempt to stitch my heart out on my snowman until it is time to pick Krissy up from ball practice tonight.

Have a great day!