Saturday, February 04, 2012

2011 Finishes

Looking at my blog I have noticed that I haven't posted anything in almost a year. I would love to say something big and wonderful happened, like we won the lottery, but that didn't happen and reality is I got lazy. Plain and simple. Good thing is I just got lazy in posting and not stitching! :) However I haven't stitched a whole bunch but I did have a few finishes from last year.

1.) Sunflower Fairy-Nora Corbett

2.) QS Fairy Tales-Heaven and Earth Designs

4.) Boo Moon-Blackberry Lane Designs

3.) My Baby Duck-Cross Stitch and Country Crafts

Like I said a few finishes. Nothing impressive.

So for 2012 I have a couple UFO's, and a couple of WIP's and my goal is to finish all of them this year.....if not all at least all my UFO's. I know one of them I started back in 2007.


1.) Topaz Fairie
2,) Fairy Roses
3.) Moonlight's Visit


1.) The Biggest Stash
2.) Spring Fairy

I had 4 finishes last year, I think I should be able to do 5 this year.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Gift

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I hope you have a fantastic day!! Sweet hubby gave me my gift a day early. :) I love, love, love it!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

What a Week!

All I can say is what a crazy messed up week it has been for me! It all started last Friday (Jan 7) when Krissy got sent home from school with Pink Eye. I quickly got her an appointment to be seen at the doctor's to get some medicine so she wouldn't miss too much school or work. Well, Dr. R came in the room and looked at her and said that it was Pink Eye (which I already knew!) and that he wasn't going to give her any medicine because it would go away on its own. I was not a very happy person because this now meant Krissy would miss some school. Her grades are very good but I still don't like my kids to miss school unless necessary. Before we left the doctor's office I had to make her another appointment as she has something going on with her wrist. You can look and see there is a very prominent bump and it is causing her pain. (And no the Dr would not even look at while we were there on Friday!) The Townsend luck kicked in over the weekend and we got 9 inches of snow by Monday so school was called off and the doctor's office called to reschedule Krissy's appointment because they were closing the office down early on Monday.

Meanwhile, Krissy's eye was getting worse and I know that I was going to have to take her back in to the doctor's office. Wednesday morning I call the school to get Krissy's make up work because I know she wasn't going to be back to school that week. HA!!! Who knew that you HAVE to miss 3 days before they will let you pick up homework! I tried to explain to them over the phone that she wasn't going to be at school because she still has pink eye. They said nope she has to be absent for 3 days before they will get it for her. Needless to say as I hung up the phone I was slightly cussing the school. Anyways, I take her to her appointment and the first thing Dr. R says to her when he sees her is her eye isn't getting better and she needs meds. Duh!!! So he writes her a prescription and gives her a note to be excused from work and school for the rest of the week. He then starts to leave the room when I thank him for looking at her eye, but that wasn't the reason for our appointment today, her wrist is the reason! He looks at her wrist and x-rays it and says that they wasn't any fractures (again Duh!!) and he couldn't see anything wrong with her wrist....even though when he would press on it she would nearly jump off of the table in pain. Again, I am frustrated but thankful we at least got some meds for her eye to get better.

I take her doctor's note up to the school showing that she was going to be absent more than 3 days so I could get her homework! And they still gave me grief over getting it for her!! It was not till Friday (almost a week later!) before I got her make up work and then it still wasn't all of it. When I got home from getting Krissy's homework I was greeted at the door with hubby saying we had a problem. Krissy now had white spots all of her throat! Ugghhh!!! Back to the doctor's because I thought it looked like Strep throat. We are in our little room when the doctor walks in and looks at Krissy and says her eye looks a lot better. I said yes it was but we were there because she has white spots on her throat! He looked at it and the Strep test came back negative but she definitely had some sort of infection going on so he wanted to due a throat culture and see what it said. So we got more prescriptions and headed home and I thought that was the end of doctor visits. LOL....I was wrong!!!

Friday evening when hubby got home from work he sat down in the recliner when "something" in his back popped really loud. By bedtime he could hardly even walk. He didn't get any sleep that night so Saturday morning we were back at the doctors. They are open on Saturdays but our regular doctor wasn't there so we had to see another doctor. After the doctor poked, prodded, and took x-rays we were delivered with the news that hubby has a herniated disk, bone spurs, and the disk is deteriorating. Lovely. The next step is to have a MRI done to pinpoint exactly which disk(s) are affected. However, he did warn us that Mike may have to have shots directly into the spine to reduce pain and swelling but until he can have the MRI done Mike has to take medicine to try to bring the swelling down and major pain pills to help with the pain. Actually this diagnosis doesn't really surprise either one of us too much. Hubby has been hit by 4 cars and struck by lightening so something had to give eventually.

So, you can see why this week I haven't been able to get any stitching done! I am hoping next week isn't quite so busy with Dr. appointments.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day

Late Saturday night it started snowing and hasn't stopped yet! So far we have about 7.5 inches of snow. What does that mean? Yep, no school for the kids today and tomorrow. :( Krissy and Allie weren't brave enough to go outside...but Megan and I were!

Megan loved the snow. She kept picking up handfuls of snow and saying "ready, set, go!" and then tossing it up in the air. She didn't like the idea of making a snow angel.....maybe next year. I did take her on Mac's sled 2 times.....she laughed the whole time but didn't want to do it again. Another thing she really liked was catching snowflakes on her tongue. :) After about 45 minutes I was ready to go in and get warm (I didn't have snow pants like her!) but Megan didn't want to go inside! I was such a mean Mommy and scooped her up and made her come inside to get warm. She was pretty mad until she realized that I had hot chocolate ready for us, then everything was okay. lol

Since tomorrow is another snow day for the kids AND hubby has the day off I might to get to do some stitching! :D

Thursday, January 06, 2011

My Baby Duck

It's not much but here is my progress on my current WIP. It is called My Baby Duck and it is from the May/June 1989 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts. This is a pretty simple pattern. No specialty stitches, no metallics, and no beads! However, there is a lot of back stitching in the hair. Plus side of that is it is all one color! :)

Things have been a little crazy trying to get back into the school routine but I think they are settling down now. I had better enjoy this while it lasts because the kids' school district is going to year round school soon. None of my kids have ever attended a school that went year round. They have always had a traditional school year. I'm sure once I have more information about it I will have an opinion but as of right now I don't.

One thing that did happen this week that really opens your eyes. There was a school shooting where a student went to a local high school and shot 2 principals, (killing one and the other is in serious condition) and then killed himself. Thankfully it wasn't any of my kids' schools but still it could have been! It is such a scary thought.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to everyone who is still reading my blog! My blog....I have to laugh at that! It is almost non existent! However, this is one of my New Year get back to blogging! At least for now on a weekly basis. I have to say since I started blogging 5 years ago I was a daily blogger but things have changed so much for me in the last 5 years that something had to give. Sadly, I slowly became a sporadic blogger which isn't a bad thing but I realized I miss those few moments when I get to sit down and reflect back on the day. So please bear with me for the next few weeks as I get back into the swing of blogging.

As far as stitching goes, I really haven't stitched a whole lot since my last finish. I did start on a small piece out of an old cross stitching magazine. (Sorry, I can't think of the magazine or title of it right now.) I haven't made much progress but now the kiddos are back in school and back to somewhat of a routine maybe I can sneak in a few extra minutes to get some stitching done. :) I didn't set any stitching goals for myself this year because it is an All For Me Year! All my stitching will be done for me or patterns that I just like. Of course, I hope to squeeze some gift stitching in but that is not a priority for me this year. I am not buying any extra stash this year unless needed for the pattern I am working on at that time. That doesn't mean I might splurge here and there but for the most part I won't be purchasing patterns.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

HAED Finish

After nearly 2 years and over 60,000 stitches, QS Fairy Tales is finished!! I am so happy to have this one done as it was my first HAED. :) Now, the question is will I stitch another one? Yes! Only the next time I think I will try the tent stitch seeing as how long it took me to stitch this one with full stitches. As for what is up next to stitch......I have no clue! I will have to go stash diving tomorrow and see what catches my eye.

QS Fairy Tales from Heaven and Earth Designs
Started January 1, 2008
Finished December 6, 2010