Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Birds Make Me Happy!

I forgot to mention yesterday that I would be having another giveaway in the near future so please keep watching! My mind doesn't work right until after that second cup of coffee! LOL!

We were in such a hurry to get things done on DH's one day off that I forgot to pick up some bird food! They finished it off during the last snow we had and even though it's been cold, nesting season is upon us! I will try to pick some up next weekend when he is off again. I will get an extra big bag to help make it up to them! It's time to start filling all of my feeders instead of just the big one that I use for winter feeding.

Besides samplers, I have a special fondness for pieces with the themes of needlework or women so I am always on the lookout for them. I fought it for as long as I could but I am also becoming a fan of primitive Halloween stitchery! I was just drooling over Lori's Halloween blog!

I promised a picture of my current progress on Thirty Birds and here it is. I am hoping to pick up Lauren's Voice and work on it a bit today.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time - stay safe, stay warm and stay well!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Morning

I hate to do a pictureless post but I just don't have any to share today. I decided to take a stitching break for several days to let my strained eyes and sore hands rest up just a bit! I am reading a very interesting book instead for the remainder of the week!

We had beautiful weather the past 5 or so days. Lovely warm temps and absolutely no humidity! You just can't get much better than that! Of course, I had to pull out the allergy meds since all this warm weather is making the trees bud thus bringing the pollen out in full force! So many trees were beginning to bud before the big snow last week and we thought it would kill them off but they are just picking up where they left off! And now the temps are falling again! Luckily, we aren't going to see the 20's again but it will be a big not so pleasant difference from the past days!

This will be a short post. I had all the symptoms of food poisoning last night and am feeling pretty weak and plain tired this morning! I just can't pin point the culprit unless it was the one cup of flavored coffee I had about mid day. I seldom drink it anymore and upon checking this morning, it had been in the cabinet a little longer than it should have been! Well, my taste for flavored coffee has been zapped for a very long time now!

Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway on the previous post by 9pm EDST tomorrow.

Until next time - stay safe, stay warm and stay well!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Stitches and Secrets

Glad Tidings is moving along steadily but each time I hold it out to look at the progress I've made, I just don't seem to see as much as I think I should! Oh well. At least I know I'm working diligently on it! My goal is still to have this piece finished by the time DST begins so I need to get really busy! There are just so many of these leaves! I think I will be doing them just a little different than the chart calls for.

Shame, shame, shame on me! I have so many beautiful designs waiting to be stitched from magazines and freebies that I have not yet done! I could say that I will stop buying new designs and only work from all of these plus all my on hand charts that are patiently waiting in line but who would I be kidding!! I may have to cut back due to the economy but just to stop buying charts is enough to make me laugh hysterically!

I have my next 4-5 starts picked out! Now I need to go buy the threads so that I can kit them all up. But I will save them as a surprise for when I start on each of them!

Speaking of surprises, I got a phone call yesterday along with a wonderful surprise! I am so excited but am sworn to secrecy for now. I should be able to divulge everything sometime this week though!

I read Vonna's post and was in total agreement with her! I only get my hair trimmed about every 3 months and get it trimmed shorter than I like so the cut will last longer. I only buy a few new shirts and maybe a pair of jeans once or twice a year. I am very frugal about buying things that pertain to me but I want to buy my hobby supplies! My hobbies make me happy!

Until my next post, stay safe, safe warm and stay well!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Thunder, Lightening and .....

SNOW! We had one heck of an electrical snow storm last night! Over the weekend, we had two days of solid non stop rain then it turned into sleet. After a short while, it began to snow hard and heavy along with thunder and lighening! The power flickered off several times during the night but we were one of the lucky ones that didn't lose it completely! We woke up this morning to 9 inches of fluffy white stuff and more in other areas!

Over the weekend we did our usual errand runs and grocery shopping. I managed to find the time to color my hair so I finally feel like a person again! So long gray! LOL! I also worked in a quick stop to pick up some threads and while there I noticed a great sale on frames so I got several in sizes I don't currently have on hand! I managed to fit in some family history time and found several new people to add to the line! And, oh yes, I added some more new links to my sidebar! There are just so many great blogs out there to enjoy!

Harold decided I should get some new charts! I didn't ask for any but he knew I wanted some. I always want some! LOL! I ordered the following

1 Thirty Birds by Hands to Work
2 Whistling Girl by Hands to Work

There are several more I am debating on and will probably order later this week!

Thank you to everyone who has asked if I am feeling better! Yes, I am - finally! The dr. had given me some new meds and I believe these are actually doing the trick! I am really feeling like myself again!

Have a wonderful day. Stay safe, stay warm and stay well!