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Saturday, August 11

Tyler had some fun today splashing in the pool and throwing around his plastic frog and duckie!!
My aunt gave him this cute little Hawaiian outfit and we just couldn't resist sharing the photos!

Monday, July 23

It's been a year since I've posted here..
I haven't been stitching at all since Tyler has been around, especially now that he's walking around it's just too hard to pay attention to him and needles and scissors! Soooo my will to stitch just hasn't been there, some days I feel the pull and I'm sure I will stitch again eventually, but for now it's just taken a back seat to my reading..

Here are some photos of Tyler that I took last night while he was discovering watermelon :)

Friday, July 14

I Tried to upload some new photos of my nephew last night, but blogger wouldn't let me do more then one in the post so I'm trying again!

I took these the other night when he got in his new walker seat :)
He was so happy! But so far he only knows how to walk backwards in it lol

He is now 6 months old and cute as a button!

Thursday, July 13

I finally got a little stitching done!
It's a gift for someone who has been a very good friend to me the last few years. She knows she is getting something stitched from me, but she doesn't know what it is so I'm not going to show a finished photo.
But here is a scan of what I have done this week.

Tuesday, June 13

Wondering where I've been latley? This quiz ought to give you all some idea! LOL

I haven't been stitching much at all... I've been lucky to get a couple of hours a month which is why I haven't had anything to show lately. And my computer has been acting up majorly which is another reason I haven't posted in a while. I sure miss being online and reading everyones blogs and group emails.... but things just have been too crazy to spend much time trying to figure out what's wrong with this thing! Somedays (like today) it some-what works, but other times I can't even get it to turn on! For some reason Mindspring has taken over my IE and it seems to be stopping other programs from working or installing properly.. and I haven't been able to run the recovery disk either. It stops mid-way and tells me it can not continue. I don't understand :( I've ran all the scans... virus, adware, spyware... can't find any virus. I'm not the brightest crayon in the crayon box when it comes to computers anyway, but this thing is really over my head :(

And tonights quiz:

Your Stress Level is: 82%

Wow! Not only are you extremely prone to stress, you're a total ball of stress these days.
And while times are certainly tough right now, being stressed out is not making it easier.
Your stress is effecting your relationships, career, and most importantly, you health.

Sunday, April 30

OK! LOL Let's try this again!
I knew the photos didn't come out right Friday night when I tried to post this the first time, but I had to get offline fast and hadn't had a chance to come back and fix it till now.

So once again.... Here are the newest photos of my nephew Tyler!
I just love the last one... He is a little Cool Dude.

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Wednesday, April 19

I started this on Monday night, only stitched a little bit the last 2 nights and this is my progress so far. Below these words will be 3 little chicks coming out of their eggshells.

I actually feel guilty for stitching this, since I should be stitching my Charity ones that are late... but I need the extra push to get me going. The Looney Tune Foghorn Leghorn was driving me nuts and so every time I went to stitch I just didn't.. I got everything out, put the TV on, stitched a stitch or two and that was it!! It just sat in my lap till I put it away. I just couldn't will myself to stitch on it! There are a lot of color changes in the Target around his head.... and the fabric I choose is just too soft and the stitches just look all wrong to me.
I'm used to stitching on Charles Craft and I'm never satisfied with anything else I guess. I choose this fabric because it was all I could afford. I went to Wal-mart to get 2 small packs of white fabric and they didn't have the Charles Craft packs ... they only had the tubes which were more money and there would be a lot of wasted fabric that just wasn't big enough to stitch anything else on... But they had these small packs that are Wal-mart brand and were only .99 I guess I should have gotten the 2 bigger ones and spent the extra money :(

Anyway, This pattern you see here is called Spring is Peeping Out and is by San Man Originals. I thought it was just too cute and looked easy so I know it will give me that push I need to want to stitch again... so now I'll try and stitch on the Looney Tune again this weekend :)

Saturday, March 25

You Are a Prophet Soul

You are a gentle soul, with good intentions toward everyone.
Selfless and kind, you have great faith in people.
Sometimes this faith can lead to disappoinment in the long run.
No matter what, you deal with everything in a calm and balanced way.

You are a good interpreter, very sensitive, intuitive, caring, and gentle.
Concerned about the world, you are good at predicting people's feelings.
A seeker of wisdom, you are a life long learner looking for purpose and meaning.
You are a great thinker and communicator, but not necessarily a doer.

Souls you are most compatible with: Bright Star Soul and Dreaming Soul

You Are 36% Abnormal

You are at low risk for being a psychopath. It is unlikely that you have no soul.

You are at medium risk for having a borderline personality. It is somewhat likely that you are a chaotic mess.

You are at low risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is unlikely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at high risk for having a social phobia. It is very likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.

You are at medium risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is somewhat likely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

Your True Love Is a Taurus

Why you'll love a Taurus:

Romantic and sentimental, a Taurus can provide you with the security you need.
And you both share a fondness for the finest things, from great food to luxury vacations.

Why a Taurus will love you:

You have the honesty and direct approach that down to earth Taurus desires.
And enough elegance to show a Taurus a few new decadent delights!

Your Seduction Style: Fantasy Lover

You know that ideal love that each of us dreams of from childhood? That's you!
Not because you posess all of the ideal characteristics, but because you are a savvy shape shifter.
You have the uncanny ability to detect someone's particular fantasy... and make it you.

You inspire each person to be an idealist and passionate, and you make each moment memorable
Even a simple coffee date with you can be the most romantic moment of someone's life
By giving your date exactly what he or she desires, you quickly become the ideal lover.

Your abilities to make dreams come true is so strong, that you are often the love of many people's lives.
Your ex's (and even people you have simply met or been friends with) long to be yours.
No doubt you are the one others have dreamed of... your biggest challenge is finding *your* dream lover.

Tuesday, March 7

Thanks to everyone for all the compliments on the baby... It was so great having them here..

And thanks so much craz4acop7!! I wondered who got me that free credit on paperback swap ;) Ohh and that is my sister in the photo with him, are you from MA? Maybe you do know her.

I haven't been stitching hardly at all... my Grandfather came home from CA on Feb. 25th and has been in the hospital again since last Wednesday. He came home today, but is still not 100% yet. He seemed to be really uncomfortable all day today. Mom and I will be staying with him for the next few days so that he isn't alone.

Hopefully I'll get some stitching done and be able to post a photo soon.

Monday, February 27

My sister and my new little nephew have spent the last couple of weekends visiting us and I finally got a couple of photos online... Here he is sporting his new little Harley cap my Father got for him! Awww So cute :)

I'm glad to see that a lot of people have the same opinions about leaving pets outdoors 24/7.

Sorry if I came across as a bit aggressive, but at the time I was still steaming from the ears at how I was treated and stuck in the middle between these 2 friends. I've since spoken to the 2nd person in the situation and it seems that there was a slight bit of miscommunication between her and her friend. She told me she didn't tell her friend that I called her horrible that she told her exactly what was said -- that the situation was horrible.
The thing that gets me mad is why in the world would this 1st person get so mad at me when we already had the exact same conversation in the past. I was NOT the one that brought her up in the recent conversation with her friend, her friend was! So I'm just pretty much stuck in the middle here and annoyed as heck lol.

Point is I love animals and I won't ever leave them outside unattended all their life, I let my dogs out in the fenced in yard for a few hours on a nice afternoon to play, but never would I leave them out all day & night long in rain, cold, or heat. It's not right and there is nothing anyone could ever tell me to make me think otherwise.

OK all done about this, not really caring anymore lol

Friday, February 24

So I'm in a mood! (and not a good one! LOL)

And no, this has absolutely nothing to do with stitching, but it's a subject I feel VERY strongly about.
Pets! In this case Dogs...

I'm not naming any names, only stating that I'm extremely upset not only at the situation but the way I have been treated for pointing out that there is a situation in the first place.

I will never understand why someone would even want a dog if they have no intention of ever and (I mean EVER) letting the dog into their home?

But for this person who asked my advice on how a dog should be cared for to turn on me is beyond me!
She ended up making it a whole big production with a mutual friend (who I had this same conversation with a year ago).

I have now been accused (by the 1st person) of being a backstabber and bad friend for expressing the same concerns to her friend...

As I said above this 2nd person came to me asking advice on dog care knowing that I've always had dogs in my life.. and she needed help on how to care for her new dog (that she ended up not keeping way)

In the middle of this conversation she said she wanted to just leave her dog (a medium sized long haird dog) outside all the time never to come in her home...
I told her that I thought this wasn't something she should do... and she then brought up (NOT me) that the 1st person leaves her 2 dogs outside, and I told this 2nd person that I think it's a terrible/horrible thing to leave your dogs unattended outside in the elements of cold, heat, storms, wild animals, and at risk of being abducted.

This 2nd person then went back to tell the 1st person that I called her horrible. OK now Please tell me, who is the back stabber here? hmmmm

So now just for the heck of it I will post some Dog Care info!

Here is the start of the article on the Humane Society page for further reading click here

The HSUS strongly recommends that all pets be kept indoors with the family. We do not discourage pet owners from letting their dogs spend time outside, as long as the animals are supervised and under control at all times. But leaving a dog outside for long periods, especially if he or she is chained or otherwise tethered, can be physically, emotionally, and behaviorally detrimental. Dogs need companionship, care, exercise, and attention.

Tethering or otherwise leaving a dog outside for an extended period without supervision not only deprives the animal of these things, but can also lead to behavior problems (including aggression). It may place the dog in serious physical danger: A confined or tethered dog is unable to escape the harsh effects of weather (heat, cold, storms, etc.), attack by other animals, or theft or abuse by humans. The HSUS receives countless calls and letters from pet owners and neighbors about dogs who have died from exposure or been stolen, abused, or even killed while left tied outside.

And also from the Humane Society website this is stated in the top 10 Dog Care rules list:
Give your dog proper shelter. A fenced yard with a doghouse is a bonus, especially for large and active dogs; however, dogs should never be left outside alone or for extended periods of time. Dogs need and crave companionship and should spend most of their time inside with their family.

As an added bonus lol here is a photo of my little Taylor being a good boy and hanging out on the couch ;)

Thursday, February 23

Saw these Word Clouds on other Blogs and thought it would be cool to see what my blogs would look like!
I'll post a progress photo of my Looney Tune Foghorn Leghorn this weekend.. Having some trouble with the fabric since it's a store brand instead of my usual Charles Craft... I think after these Looney Tunes I won't ever get any other fabric since I tend to have trouble with all others even the expensive dyed ones! Maybe if I used a hoop I wouldn't notice it so much, but I like the stiff Charles Craft so much better then this Walmart stuff.

Saturday, February 18

Here is my little Butterfly all finished up!

I'm really happy with the results and I'm glad I decided to change the colors.. Now it will be mailed off to be added to a special quilt that's soon to arrive at it's new home ;)

Hopefully I will have a photo of the completed quilt with all the stitcher's squares. It will be nice to see them all together (with my 3!)

It's been a busy weekend here, we had company again over night last night. I've barely had a moment to myself in the last 24 hours lol but I did manage to get this scanned in.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend..
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Saturday, February 4

Thought I would have a finish tonight, but instead I spent most of the day organizing and doing laundry..... next weekend we are having company so I've gotta clear out the extra room as much as possible and get the room ready. So that didn't leave much time for stitching today... tomorrow I plan to take some time out in the afternoon and really get some stitching time in and watch my taped soaps!

In the mean time I found this on
Amanda's Blog and figured I'd see what toy I'd be... hmmph guess I'm a wimp! ah well I guess that's what I get for hoping to come out something cute like a Strawberry Shortcake doll or a Care Bear!!

my little pony
You're My Little Pony!! Sweet and innocent and
happy, you make people want to spew burrito
chunks. Even a Care Bear could kick your

What childhood toy from the 80s are you?
brought to you by

Seen this on a lot of other Blogs, so here are my answers:

4 films you’d watch over and over
1. Phenomenon
2. The Game
3. Dirty Dancing
4. Titanic

Four Places I Have Lived
I have lived in the same area all my life.

Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life:
1. Catering
2. Childcare Provider
3. Retail

4 T.V. shows you love to watch
1. Veronica Mars
2. Gilmore Girls
3. Ghost Whisperer
4. Medium

4 Places you’ve been on holiday
1. New Hampshire
2. Pennsylvania

4 of your favourite foods
1. Pizza
2. Chicken
3. Fish
4. Chinese

4 Places you’d rather be right now
1. Upstairs Stitching
2. New York because I've always wanted to go
3. CA with my Grandfather
4. Somewhere a little warmer

Four singers I Can’t Live Without
1. Vince Gill
2. Trisha Yearwood
3. LeAnn Rimes
4. Richard Marx

4 sites you visit daily
1. Yahoo Groups
2. Blogger
3. Google
4. Fantastic Fiction

4 to tag
Seems everyone has done it already.. I dont think Trish & Mary have though!

Thursday, February 2

My February Stitching Goals:
Finish Little Butterfly
Finish Foghorn Leghorn
Complete just the first bunny in Happy Easter
Work on San Man Friends Come in All Shapes and Spices

How I did on my January Goals:
Finish Rose Heart Assisi - Finished!
Finish Classic Car for charity - Never even took this one out of the bag
Work on San Man Friends Come in All Shapes and Spices - Worked on it 2 times

For Christmas a great friend of mine gave me a Gift Certificate to
ABC Stitch
I got my order in the mail finally a little over a week ago.
Here is what I got:

Pinn Stitch - Every Heart Needs Love
Dimensions - Northern Dignity
Bent Creek - Cat-O-Lantern
Imaginating - Hooping It Up (KIT)
Jeanette Crews Designs - Wannabee Bears/Butterflies
Mirabilia - Fairy Flora

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Fairy Flora I've wanted to stitch for a long time, but I won't even begin to think about stitching her until I get either Angel of Fantasy or Mermaid Heaven done and neither of those have even seen the light of day for a few months now!

Northern Dignity I had a framed photograph of and it got ruined, so when I saw this in a cross stitch pattern I thought it would be nice to have... though I didn't realize the background is all in half stitch and I'm leary about starting one like that since I know my stitches go in the opposite direction of how the chart shows and I'm not sure if it would look right if I stitched it the other way.. I just need to get brave and try one out!

Wannabee Bears/Butterflies Aren't they the sweetest little patterns! I just fell in love with them when a Yahoo group friend Jackie finished one up a while back.

Hooping It Up Now this is one naughty little kitty! LOL It was too cute not to get, I just love these attitudy Silly Snobs little black kittens.

Every Heart Needs Love How can anyone pass up these cute little faces holding those Valentine hearts?? I've been tempted to open that kit up right now and start stitching! But I'll hold off since I know I've got so many more to finish up first.

Cat-O-Lantern I saw this awhile back when Jenn finished and just loved it so when I saw it on sale I snatched it right up!
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Wednesday, February 1

This is what I decided to stitch this evening while watching my taped shows and then Veronica Mars..

I know I said I'd start the Looney Tunes, but I did do the first couple of stitches of that last night, but then tonight I remembered this cute little butterfly (freebie) and thought since it was small I'd do this up first :)

My issue.... I'm not sure I choose the right colors! The pink might be too bright.... what do you think? And the blue inbetween the purple and the green isn't really showing is it..... it should be brighter? I was going for a subtle change in shades, but I think I goofed a bit! It looked better before I actually started stitching lol

Let me know what you think! Tonight if I stitch anymore I'm going to work on the Looney Tunes and wait for some feed back :)
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Tuesday, January 31

My first finish of 2006!!
This one is for a very special friend, but she doesn't know it yet ;-)

I found this freebie pattern online a few years ago... it was supposed to be stitched with one solid color using DMC Flower Thread. They don't make Flower Thread anymore, but to me the one color solid stitching was boring anyway.. so I choose variegated colors for the heart and made the leaves green the way they should be :)

Next up is the Looney Tunes squares for my
Charity group. I signed up for 2 squares... Foghorn Leghorn which I will do first, I kitted up yesterday and cut the fabric so tonight I will start the first stitch! This one shouldn't take too long hopefully. And I'll be sure to take some progress photos as I stitch this time! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 29

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Some of you might remember this piece, I was working on it 2 years ago when I first started this blog! :) I've decided since Easter is coming up once again I want to work on it again! It's such a colorful piece and lately I've been feeling really BLAH and need some pretty colors to cheer me up... I think posting the photo will hopefully give me some incentive to work on it. I've still got so many others going, I have the charity ones to do and a special one for a friend still.

I'm forever saying I'll have them done soon and something always happens and I don't and then I feel bad/guilty and don't post here at all! Seems silly I guess lol.. so I am not going to say that I will have anything done soon ;) I will only promise that I will post more photos of my work as I go along no matter how slowly I am stitching! LOL

Wednesday, January 25

saw this on both Amanda and Jenn's blogs and thought I would join in the kitty fun! :)

You are a Persian! You are quiet, gentle, and
loving, though sometimes you need extra
attention and care. Some might call you high
maintenance, but you just need to be

What breed of cat are you?
brought to you by

I meant to scan some stitching progress tonight, but I'm really tired and promise I'll do that this weekend! I've also got some stash photos to show ;-)

Friday, December 30

Charity Stitching

I hadn't been over to the EMS board in awhile and yesterday while checking it out I discovered this cute little teddy bear freebie for Charity, I plan to stitch it sometime in 2006 for my Charity Group for an Any Child Square for Quilts4Kids. He's just too sweet to pass up!

Tuesday, December 27

This is hilarious for all cat lovers!!

Sunday, October 30

Here are the 3 projects I worked on during the month of Oct.

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Classic Car (click photo to enlarge)
The Classic Car is for Charity and will be finished up and mailed off to Montana sometime this week. I'll be sure to scan a finished photo before I mail it off.

Posted by Picasa Semco Rose (click photo to enlarge)
This pink one is a Rose by Semco and is for a special friend and needs to be mailed out within a week or so as well. I started this one just Friday night.

Posted by Picasa San Man (click photo to enlarge)
The last one is a project by San Man and is what I used in early Oct. to get me motivated to stitch once again thanks to my friend Teresa. I hope to get some work done on this one after I complete a couple more Charity squares.

And tonight I will go back to working on the Classic Car till it is finished. Now I'm off to answer some emails and then to stitch for about an hour or so before sleep. :)

Your Japanese name should be: 'Hiroko'
which means "generous child".

You're a very kind person! You're loyal to your
friends and would do almost anything for them.
You're generous and caring.

Which Japanese name fits you best? [females, 9 results + absolutely stunning ANIME pictures!]
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Monday, October 3

I stitched most of this during this weekends trip to our familys cottage. I hope to have it finished and mailed off to be part of a charity quilt by the end of the month.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 7

Blog Template

I've been searching for a new blog template with 3 columns instead of the normal 2 columns...
Does anyone know of any websites other then ??
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