Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, another year is done. I don't think I met any of my stitching goals! I'm going to pare them down quite a bit. My tastes and likes have changed over the year. I'm mostly only doing smalls for exchanges and every thing else I stitch are BAP HAEDs. So my goals this year are:

1. Stick to a rotation for the HAEDs. I have 3 going so I'm going to work on one a month, then rotate to the next the following month.

2. Keep up on my exchanges. Get them done and mailed on time.

That's it. I think I may even be able to keep to these!

Happy New Year my friends and happy stitching!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Happy Holidays.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Told Ya

We had snow. This is what my Jeep looked like this morning.

And this is our holly tree. It is under there somewhere. We had to shovel out this morning because I had to go into work for the payroll. We have to print the checks tomorrow since Friday is the holiday. Everyone is off Monday. Even the Federal government is off. So my DH gets to stay home and I have to go in. Not fair!

I finally finished my LHN ornament. I added a yellow bead in the lantern. I thought the candle needed a flame. I just need to make it into an ornament.

Stay warm everyone.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow, snow, more snow and a gift

We are getting slammed with the snow storm on the east coast. We have ten inches so far and it's not suppose to stop until tomorrow morning. Good day to stay in and bake and stitch. I don't know what it is about snow, but it really makes me want to bake things. There is this sweet kid at work that whenever I ask him to take my place relieving the receptionist he always says okay no problem. I'm baking chocolate chip cookies for him today.

Now onto the gift. Our mailman just humped his way up to our front door and left a package. For me! It's the lovely box Angela at Hooked on Stitches made for her End of the Year Giveaway. It is just beautiful. I wish the pictures were better but everything is very overcast as you can imagine. So, drumroll please, HERE IT IS .........................

She not only finished the bottom of the inside, but the top too. I have all sorts of little things I can keep in it. Now I'll always know where my beading needles are! I just wish you could all see it in person. Pictures just do not do it justice.

Thanks again Angela.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Weekend Stitching

Yes, I stitched this weekend. March and I met for our monthly Stich n Bitch. We stitched on Home of a Needleworker Too first. I got some of the leaves done and finished the top border.

Then I started on LHN's Fa La La. I went with the recommended fabric. It is actually a little darker than the picture. Hopefully I'll have it done by tomorrow.

Finally, I started the 13th page of Fantasies of the Seas. I thought I would get away from all the black of the Astronomer. So what did I end up using? DMCs 310, 939, and 823, No they're not dark at all! LOL!

So a very productive weekend. I just took some gingerbread out of the oven. So now I have to go taste test it.

Thanks to everyone for their well wished for my dad. He is doing better and has been moved back closer to home to a long term care facility.

Happy stitching!

Friday, December 11, 2009

OMG I won!

I won Angela's last giveaway of the year. She made a lovely box with Needle Necessities by LHN on top. It is really lovely. You can go here to see it. I can't wait to see it in person. Thanks to Angela for her generosity.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Astronomer HD

I finally finished page 1 of HAED's The Astronomer. Only 27 more pages to go. So as promised here is a picture. I also finished my exchange piece for the LizzieKate exchange, but I can't post a pic of it yet. Right now I'm working on Home of a Needleworker Too. March and I stitch on this as our focus piece when we get together once a month. Last month we worked on pinkeeps so we agreed that before we get together this month we can stitch two hours on it. I've done one hour and will do my second hour in a little bit. It's been snowing here all day, so while DH is working in his workshop, I've been stitching and watching movies. I've watched the Star Trek movie almost every day since we got it. I love this movie! If you haven't seen it, do so. Now we're watching My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn was so beautiful. A true classic beauty.

Well, off to stitch some more.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Can't believe ...

That it's been so long since I posted. With my dad being in a hospital 5 hours away in Johnstown PA, we've been spending a lot of time on the road. DH and I went up last Wednesday and took my mom to see my dad. She stayed in the hotel across the street until Sunday. DH and I stayed until Friday and then went to their house in Breezewood PA. While we were there we did get out and get some pictures before the snow started falling. Here are some highlights.

City Hall

Rosetta window

There is some really nice architecture there.

Now, I have been stitching a little. I took my LizzieKate Exchange with me and almost have it done. I also stitched on the Astronomer and only have about 300 stitches to finish the page. And I just picked up the new LHN ornament Fa-la-la. Got the fabric too so all I need is the floss. Then it's away I go! Hopefully next time (which will NOT be two weeks) I'll have some stitchey pictures to show.