Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I am now feeling better after a week of a stomach virus! WoW, it kicked me in the A**!  Almost canceled my Christmas party on Christmas day but did manage to have it without all the baking of cookies by me since I was sick up to two days before Christmas!!!!!!!!  So, I had to buy store bought this year, lol.   Had a wonderful time! I need to add a pic soooooo............

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sorry For Not Posting

Hope all are ready for Christmas I am not!  I have been sick with the stomach flu the past week and a half and scrambling to get my shopping done and decorating for my Christmas party on Christmas day.  Could not eat anything!!!  Guess you can say I fasted for two days : )  Hope everyone has a very Merry Chistmas and a Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Very Soggy Sunday!!!!

It is pouring here and has been all day!  I have done a little stitching on Frederick but not enough for an update yet.  I do want to show you my new ornament in my tree.  It is Amber!  Is she such a cute addition to my tree? lol  Happy Stitching everyone and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Been Working On Frederick!

How is everyone doing!  Happy Holidays to all of you : ) 
  I have been stitching on Fred so I thought I would show you an update! I have been working on the purple book and finished the bottom shelf.  Has been pretty quite here so really not much to post.  Hope all is well with everyone and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday with your family and friends. I will be thinking of all my family here as I sit down for my Thanksgiving dinner. My menu is.....
Roasted turkey
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Broccoli Casserole
Homemade Dinner Rolls

and for dessert I have 3 pies
cherry, apple and blueberry!
No pumpkin pie because no one in this house eats it. What is everyone elses menues? So again Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 22, 2010

What's Better Than This!!!!!!!!!!

In the mail today I got an invitation to join a chocolate club!  Yummmmy, a chocolate club!  I am in heaven!  Anyone ever here about a chocolate tasting club?  I am going to try it!  Here is a pic of a couple of the chocolates I recieve for my introductory sample.  Since in the US candy does not have real cocoa anymore I am going to try this out.  I am a chocolaholic!  These chocolates are from Britian.
I am also stitching on Fred tonight so will have an update soon!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Today My Guy Is Detained!!!!lol

Guy is now only able to go out at night after the birds have decided it is sleep time.  Today Guy decided to bring his prize to us and it was a bird.  Wrong!!!!  Not happening at this house!  He will be able to go out in the evenings only!  When all my bird friends are in bed.  I feed my feathered friends and will not have them attacked by my own kitty!  He is an adorable kitty but I cannot put up with any killing of my feathered friends.  Night time fine, mice and such I do not mind : )
Hope everyone is doing well

OK! OK! Not Much Stitching Lately But........

I really have been stitching on Fred, honestly!  I am on page 2 and last was working on the bookshelf.  I had to rip the shelf out because of a mis calculation, lol ,of the stitches!  Oh yeah some of the stitches you probably cant see since it is black on black but they are there, lol.  Not sure how much stitching I will be able to get done this week due to work and Thanksgiving.  We are having guests at our Thanksgiving feast.  Planning, and more planning the next couple of days and cooking and more cooking the next couple of days : )  Will try to get some stitching done since it does relax me.  The holidays always get me so stressed out!  I also have  Christmas at my house every year.  I have a buffet since my guests come and go through the day.  It is always a great time!  Okay, here is my update
I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy stitching everyone : )

Monday, November 8, 2010

Non Stitching Update!

Sorry but have done some stitching this past week but not enough for putting a pic up of my progress  )  Will have a pic up soon.  How is everyone doing with there stitching?
As for weather we had our first snowfall last night.  Today it was sleeting and raining all day.  Just a dreary day today! 
Just finished taming the feral kittens and here is a pic of them
Anyone want to adopt one?
I know I posted this pic already but really trying to adopt these kittens out!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Finished My Halloween Towel!!!!!

I did manage to finish my Halloween Towel on Oct. 28th!  Was able to display for 3 days, LOL : )  Now it is packed up for next year and believe me when I say No One used it, lol!  How was your Halloween?  We had a hectic one with a Halloween Birthday Party with lots of kids!  My daughter Ashley had her birthday party and I would say there was over 30 kids here!  Here are a couple of pics of the party!

Very interesting party : )

Well, here is my Halloween towel that I finished!
Happy Stitching everyone : )

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I had a Visitor tonight!

And he was a cutie!!!!  I had a flying squirrel in my feeders tonight!  Look at the pic.........
How adorable is that!  Didn't know I have night feeders visiting my bird feeders, LOL
Have a great night!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Will Be a Meme Soon!

I have been waiting for this forever! LOL  My oldest daughter is pregnant and due May 9th 2011!  I am sooo excited!  My first Grandchild!  Here is a pic of the ultrasound!

Happy Stitching everyone!

Not Much Stitching Done Again This Week!

I have been taming two feral kittens and they are finally out of the taming cage and are totally tamed.  They are both males and ready to be adopted!  They are so adorable with the loudest purr!  We have decided to keep the little female runt.  I have done more on the Halloween Towel and will post progress later.  But I do have a pic of the feral kittens to show you.  When I first took them in they were hissing, cowaring and trying to bite.  But just look at them now, so sweet!

The one in the front is now adopted by us!  Aren't they sooo cute!  Would love to keep them all but that is not possible!
I should be able to stitch more this week since I am done taming these two kittens.
Happy stitching everyone!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Still Stitching And Trapping!

I first must say the female Feral I trapped last week was returned tonight and released!  She is free to roam and eat at my house anytime ; )  She is an adorable kittie!  Still taming to kittens and looking for adoption for the two. They are so adorable!

On another note, my stitching wasn't much this week!  I did do aliitle more on my Halloween towel but must get back to Fred this week.  Here is my update this week
Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Well Halloween is Almost Here!

I have been busy working on Fred but in between that and taming two new feral kittens I have been working on Kitty with Jack-o-Lantern Towel.  I am almost half done!  Here are some picks

Happy stitching everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Great Week! Caught Two More!

Well, I have caught another kitten and a beautiful adult female!  Now I only need to trap two adult males and 1 more kitten!  No pics as of yet but soon ; )  This new kitten is grey and white alot like the first one I posted.  He is in the taming cage when I get him out I will post a pic.  The adult female is already getting nutured and I will get her back after she heals, which will be in about a week.  Then she will be released here where I will take care of her as she lives her life outside.  So much rain tonight!  Can't set the traps, but will leave food out for the night to make sure the kitties are fed well.
I will post an update of my stitching later.  I have been stitching on my Halloween towel.
Heere are two pics of my kitties Amber and Felice.  Both were saved by me.  Amber was basicly born in my house.  I saved her at a day old after her mom was killed by a dog.  Really there was 3 kittens but I was not able to save the other two.  Felice was a feral that I took in and was and is so cute could not put up for adoption.

Here is Felice!  He is just adorable!  He was a feral kittie I brought in last winter.  Such a sweetheart!
Well, happy stitching all and will have anupdate on my stitching later tonight : )

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Caught another one!

I have caught the second feral kitten!  This one is so cute and all grey with yellow eyes.  Only two more kittens  and two adults to trap.  Very busy this week with trapping and taming so no stitching this past week.  Here is a pic of the new kitten which is already adopted.
Happy stitching everyone!  WIll try to fit some stitching in today!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I have An Update On Frederick!

I have managed to stitch on Fred!  Not as much as I wanted to but life gets in the way : )  I managed to finish the first book on page 2 along with half the shelf.  Will be pulling out some Halloween WIPs to stitch this week.  Happy stitching everyone!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Not Stitching But Interesting!

 It has been a crazy week at my house! There are two adult feral cats and three kittens I am still trying to capture. I have caught one of the kittens and have tamed him. Only took two days because he is so young. I say the kittens are just about 4 weeks. I have someone coming here tonight to help me to catch the others. Need to get those kittens caught quick because it is easier to tame and be placed. The adults will be nutured and released because they cannot be tamed at that age. I will still feed them and have shelter when the weather is bad. Oh well, hope I didn't ramble on too much : ) Here is a pic of the feral kitten we captured, which is adorable!

Any one want a kitten? : )

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Diswasher, New Shelf Microwave and New StoveTop!!!!

Well, went and bought a new dishwasher, a shelf microwave and an awesome stovetop!  When I have them delivered will post pics!  Picking out the counter top this week.  There was some more done but not enough to post a pic.  The kitchen will be done before my Christmas party on the 25th!
On the stitching front,  not to much but sparatic.  Working with the kitchen, working all day, besides busing my daughter to her tennis games and such I am trying to stitch.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yellow Be Gone!!!!!

Before I start talking about our redoing our kitchen which is a start but the bathroom and basement will follow.  I have stitched and will post later about that.
My hubby has decided to redo the kichen and is doing a great job!  In this first photo you see it is all yellow!

Yellow Be Gone!

Here are some pics of what he has done so far!  It is a work in progress and he wants it done before our annual Christmas Party on Christmas Day!

Here you see the red oak cupbards on the top along with my awesome black double ovens on the right.  Oh yea! and the lighting he has put in over the cupboards.  No doors as of yet : )

Here it is at another angle.  You can see the old white stove to the right.  That will be history really soon!

another angle

You can see here the island to the left that will be totally changed, quite soon!
Hope everyone is doing well and getting alot of stitching done!  Just needed to share why I have not been stitching lately!  Along with the back to school shopping, lol!

Monday, August 16, 2010

So far I am Beating The 100 Stitch Challange! Yeah!!!! : )

I have been stitching alot this month!  I have stitched 1829 stitches so far this month so I am ahead with 229 stitches!  I believe I will beat the challange this month!  Here is the progress I have made so far this month.

I put 1261 stitches in Fred!  Finished another book and stitched another shelf.
I am in a Halloween SAL and started Stoney Creek's Kitty with Jack O Lantern Towel.  Was able to put in 325 stitches

I am also in a Kustom Krafts Mystery SAL and was able to put in 125 stitches.  This one is slow going but the colors are so pretty!  Here is what was already stitched.

Here is what I was able to get stitched, not alot but progress

This next progress is for Stoney Creeks O Holy Night Devine.  Was able to put in 143 stitches. 

I know the color looks green but it should be blue.  Hopefuly I can fiqure out how to fix that for my next update lol.
So I am so excited that I just might make the challange this month, yippeee ; )
Have a great stitching week everyone!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

WOW!!! Nothing Posted Since July 19th!!! My Bad!

This summer is going by way to fast!!!!  I have been stitching but wasn't able to get my 100 stitch challange completed for July, not even close!  To many fun in the sun days : )  The weather has been just beautiful here!  To make the challange I was supposed to have 3100 stitches done as of yesterday, but only managed 1339.  So fell 1761 stitches behind this month.  O Well, I'll try to do better this month!  The two projects I stitched on was Frederick and another UFO called Autumn Gathering Place by Stoney Creek.  Here is the progress I made this month
Last Progress
Here is the progress as of July 31st

I also have had progress on Autumn Gathering Place

Here is my progress ; )

Monday, July 19, 2010

I have AN Update On Frederick!

I have done some stitching on Fred.  Not as much as I wanted to but something to show : )  I was able to finish one book and also just about another book.  I have finished pg 1 and going to page 2.  As far as the 100 stitch Day Challange this month, not doing well!  I was able to put 377 more stitches since the last update.  So For the month that makes 752 stitches< I think this is my worst month ever!  I need 1148 stitches as of today to catch up and I dont think that is possible, lol.  Well, we will see what happens : )  Here is my update....
last update

Here is this week

Hope all is well and you are having a great stitchy day!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Well No Stitching Update But A Cute Pic Of My Kitties!

I just Had to share a Picture I took of two of my kitties.  You can see Buddy on the left, that is a feral cat I rescued and then there is Felice.  Remember the movie from Disney called Homeward Bound and the dogs.  Felice is just like the character of Chance the buuldog, lol.  You know slow but Ill get there type of attitude. : )  Well, here is the pic I took

Buddy is still feral in some ways but domesticated in a few.  He has come along way from his caged days.  I love him dearly if not more than my other babies.  Tough trying to survive outside where no domesticated cat is meant to be.  Please spay and  neuter your babies before they escape to the outside world.
  Please do not take this as boastering or being prideful but I have rescued 4 cats in the past 4 months that were feral, meaning they were born in the wild and fighting to survive in the wild.  I trapped them with a humane trap, fed them, took them to the vet, had them neutered two were released and two are now part of our family.  Mind you the cost was over 600 dollars.  Buddy excepts petting now but you have to be very slow at approaching him.  Felice is a Oh Humm kind of kitty, laid back and loves everyone.  Felice does not want anything to do with the outside word anymore but Buddy still ventures out a couple of times a day but never at night.
I will never stop fighting for these kitties that are out there because this is truly not where they want to be.
Hug your furbaby tonight because they are safe and warm and do not need to worry about anything : )

Monday, July 12, 2010

I Am So Behind On My 100 Stitch Challange For July!

I think it is because of all the parties 3 in the past week and a half!  I am ready today to relax and stitch!  Well, here is my update.  I have stitched 375 stitches so far for this month only 625 stitches behind, lol.  So now for the update.  This is the last update
Here is my new update for July

You can see I have finished half of Fred half of another book.
Hope everyone is having a beautiful stitching day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Nice Beautiful Day Today But Hurting!!!

Such a beautiful day today and not a cloud in the sky!  Woke up at 7:30 am cleaned the house and got all the chores out of the way, awesome!!  No it is pool time!  At 12:00 pm went to the pool, what a beautiful day!  Fell a sleep on my raft and now I am hurting : (  Bad sunburn on my back and legs.  Never realized how long I was sleeping but it was over two hours.  I am now bathing myself with aloe.  I think I will be ok, just hurtting a little.  I am stitching on Frederick tonight, what a pain, black on black again!  Enjoy your stitching and have a great 4th of July!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ready For the Holiday Weekend?

Hope you are because I cannot wait as of tomorrow at around 1:00 pm my Holiday starts!  I am off Saturday through Tuesday! Yeah!!!!  I am already loving it!  Here the weather is supposed to be in the 80's and all sun, awesome!!!  I have a cookout on the 4th besides that I will be in my pool ; )

Here is one of my decks, it is the middle one, since I do have three.  We were toasting marshmallows for smores here.  My daughter Ashli is in the bathing suit and Andrew, who is Kristinas BF is to her left.  My dd Kristina is in the red and Rat their friend is sitting on the deck rail.  All having an awesome time!
I am still waiting on the newest results from Milos tests!  Were not able to get them today so will definitely have them tomorrow.  Hoping all have a wonderful safe holiday weekend!  I will be at my sisters for the 4th for our annual party.  Good food, drinks, and pool an awesome time!  Will try to get some good pics, I really need to learn my new camera!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Not A Good Week!

Not sure if you know but my kittie Milo was diagnosed with severe diabetes two weeks ago.  He has been on insulin and a strict diet but this week was not a good week!  His sugar level has been all over the place so not alot of stitching for me this week.  I did do a little but not worth posting a pic yet.  Hope everyone is having a great week and will post some pics soon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Little Behind At The Moment!!

Well, I am still staying with the 100 Stitch Challange but am a little behind at the moment!  Hope all the fathers had a very Happy Father's Day! Here are my updates............

On Frederick I have a total of 4749 stitches done.  As of today I have put in 819 stitches for June.  In the Cocker Spanials I have put in a total of 2382 stitches and as of today I have put in 689 stitches.  So that means I have stitched 1508 stitches so far this month.  I need to catch-up, lol! I am behind 792 stitches this month.
Hope everyone is getting lots of stitching done this week : )

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Worked On Cocker Spanials Today!

Well, didn't think I would get much done but I managed to put in 403 stitches!  You can now see one of the Cocker Spanials faces.  I am enjoying this but it does have alot of confetti stitches so it is slow moving.  Here is some pics..........


I now have a total of 1996 stitches done!
Happy Stitching!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Picked Up Cocker Spanials Watching Birds Today!

Well, since I have been working on Frederick for over a month decided to put him down for the day and work on my scanned pattern, made it with my cross-stitch software.  This is a Bap so not sure how long I will work on it ; ) Here is a progress pic of Fred since the last time.

I am showing a pic of Cocker Spanials Watching birds and my progress so far.  Alot of confetti stitches in this one!

Here is the photo

Here is the progress so far..... you can see I am working on the face of the Cocker Spanial near the birds.  Really this is not a WIP but a UFO that I put down Aug. 20, 2006!  WOW definitely an old  UFO : )

My week so far has not been to good!  My kitty Milo has been diagnosed with diabetes so he is now on insulin and a strict diet.  Needs a shot every day at 9 am and 9 pm.  Hoping with a low carb diet which we call CATKIN's diet will help to get him off the insulin.  Hope all is having a great week so far!