Friday, December 16, 2011

I Have To Brag Here! I am so Happy!

My daughter Ashley has been accepted into Bryant University College, the best business college in the US.  She is taking the premed program, majoring in biology and her minor is psychology.  She wants to get the business end done first before her medical studies.  She wants to be a doctor with her own office.  So she needs to now the business end also.  Another exciting thing is Bryant is giving her a $12,000.00 scholarship for the 4 years of college.  So that is $48,000.00 in scholarships!  I am so proud of her : )  Here is a picture I took when she read the letter.
Doesn't she look happy?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Want to wish all Happy Holidays!!

I have been soooo busy with work, it is crazy this time of year!  I have been visiting my grandsons.  Now getting ready for our annual Christmas party at my house.  It is also going to be a going away party for my daughter Kristina, her husband Andrew and my little grandson Connor.  Andrew is going to be stationed in Virginia for three years!  I will be visiting in the Summers but I am not happy about this.  But Andrew will be deployed on the new nucleor sub that should be finished in 2013.  He will be on the sub in 2013 and will visit iting all the subbases around the world.  So it will be exciting  for him.  I will miss them all so I have not had much time to stitch so I do not have an update.
Here is a photo of my last years tree.  Will update with my 2011 party soon.


Here is my little man Connor!  How adorable!!! I decided since I have no stitching updates I would upload a few of Connor.  He is such a sweetheart!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  My grandsons Jonah and Connor are doing well and will be visiting during Christmas and I can't wait!  Today I picked up Puss & Boots, they were spayed and nutured along with Boots needing extra surgury for a hernia where his umbilical cord was.  So big bills I had to pay today but I got my babies back so that made it hurt less, lol.  Have my sister and here family over tomorrow for dinner.
Just want to mention, I was at work till 6 tonight.  Since Friday is Black Friday I needed to deliver so many ads!  It was crazy today!  The packages are really building up!  Well, I am not complaining because this is my paycheck and the more the post office gets the longer I have a job.  All I can say this is the craziest time of year for me.  So, I have been too tired to stitch.

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Grandson Is Here!!!

My Grandson Connor was born at 10:30 am on November 8th.  He weighs 8 lbs 14 ozs. and is 20 inches long!  I just got back from Connecticut and already miss my little man.  I will be back there on Sunday!  I was enjoying my time with my grandson so I didnt get any stitching done.  Will try stitching in between work this week.  Well, I want you all to meet Connor.  Has his fathers pucker lips and Kristina's dimples!  So cute!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Kristina's Baby Will Be Born Nov 14th!

Kristina found out at the doctors today that her baby Connor weights 9lb. 1 oz.  so seeing she is too small to deliver such a large baby she will have a c-section next Monday.  If she goes into labor this week they will give her the c-section then.  All my daughters weighed 5-6 lbs. each.  My daughter Jen's baby, Jonah weighed 8 lbs.  My daughters are having big babies, lol.  Will keep you posted on the delivery!
As for stitching, stitched on Fred and Storykeep Masquerade today.  Still not happy with Masquerade but very happy with Fred.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Well, No Grandson yet!!!

Still waiting for the arrival of my second grandson Colen!  Kristina was due on the 5th and we are still waiting!  She has dialated 1 centimeter so far.  It can be a while!  She has been doing alot of walking lately. The doctors think that might help.
Photo is of my Puss & Boots

As for stitching I am stitching on Storykeep Masquerade and Frederick this weekend.
Happy Stitching
Marie

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Its Here!!!!!

The snow has started!! I am so depressed, lol  I hate snow!  Scary starting even before Halloween.  Looks like we are in for a bad winter this year.  Who else got snow?
Happy Stitching
Marie

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today Was A Relaxing Day!

Today was my day off so did some stitching on Fred.  I didn't get too much done but there is progress.  My home business is picking up so that takes alot of time from my stitching.
Also, my daughter is due within a week or so,lol
Realy busy at the moment.
Hope all is well and Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I hope everyone had a nice Sunday!  It is nice and sunny here in the high 50's.  I been stitching on Max in the Zinnias by Kustum Krafts. I put in 222 stitches so far today.  I am going to stitch on Fred tonight.  Here is my update.
I started on the top left corner.
Happy Stitching everyone!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beautiful Day For Stitching!!

It is so beautiful this weekend couldn't ask for better!  Almost 90 degrees yesterday and 80s today with bright sun.  I have pulled out a UFO called Witches of Booville here is my progress so far
I have done 2321 stitches as of today so I am 7% done!
Happy Stitching everyone and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Any One Else Watching the Xfactor???

I am watching the XFactor and wondering what others think about the show?  Simon is there I am there! Will still watch American Idol at least for this year, lol

Monday, September 19, 2011

Well I worked On Cocker Spanials Watching Birds Tonight!

My day went well today!  Worked on Cocker Spanials today then brought Puss N Boots to the vet for their first vet appointment.  They got their first phase of shots had bloodwork done and are clear for their spay and nuturing.  Managed114 stitches in the Spanials but am moving to another WIP tonight not sure which one but will update tomorrow.  Happy Stitching everyone!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Worked On Fred!

Finally back to stitching and worked on Fred!  Here is a pic of my latest, not to much but alot has been going on these past few months.
Lots going on at the moment!  Will post more soon.
Happy Stitching

Sunday, September 4, 2011

What A Disaster!!!!!

Well, now that Irene left Rhode Island and I just finally got my internet back!  I lost my power for 5 days and my internet for 7 days.  I am finally up and stitching again.  I thought you might like seeing some photos of the mess Ireene left here around my home.  We did have wind gusts of 90 mph!


 Across my street






I have survived with no damage to my home.  Just a large tree fell in my backyard.  So am back to stitching!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

While I Was Away!!!

Yes I have been away too long!!!  My oldest daughter had a son which she named Jonah.  So adorable!  My daughter Kristina got married and is now due  in December.  She is having a boy.  Tomorrow is my youngest daughter's birthday she will be 18.  So we are having a birthday party tomorrow for her.  It has been quite hectic for the past few months.  No stitching this past month.  But maybe after the party tomorrow I can relax a little before my second grandson is born in November.  When I say no stitching has been done it is but it is such a little amount and not worth showing.  I have worked on Fred so hoping to update this weekend.
Now about my ferals
I think I have stopped the breeding in my area!  No kittens!! No Adults!!!  Awesome!!!!!  I do need to show my two additions to my furfamily.  It is Puss and Boots!  These were feral cats that had three kitten which I tamed to be housecats.  The grey one was adopted out and is named Smokey, who is doing well.  I have decided to keep the other two.  Puss is mentally challanged where I am still working with the vet to see how bad.  Boots is adorable and so affectionate.  Purrs all the time.  Here are the pics of my new additions. 
This is Puss


and this is Boots
I love them so dearly!  I am happy that I saved their mom because I know Puss would not have made it living outside. Please spay  your cats especially if you let them outside. Thanks and Happy Stitching to all : )

Sunday, July 10, 2011

WOW!! It Has Been Awhile!!!

I know I have not posted in quite awhile!  I have been so busy with work and parties.  I have not stitched at all in July if not because of work then the party planning.  I have had so many partys in June and the past week in July.  I have now to plan for a 18th Birthday party for my daughter the first week of August and a baby shower for my other daughter who is due in November.  We will have her party Sept. 4th.  Since I have no stitching update I am showing you the three feral kittens we have raised and tamed the past 6 weeks.
First is Smoky who was adopted two weeks ago!  Second is my baby female that looks kind of like a Siamese and third is my baby who is a love bug!  He is mine!
Smoky
Siamese Female
My Baby

Happy stitching everyone, hope to stitch soon!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Look At This Egg!

This is an egg I got from a friend from work.  It is a prayermantis egg.  There is over 100 in an egg.  Great for your garden!  Still waiting for some hatchlings.  Will post pics as they grow!  Not much stitching on my end at the moment.  Too much postal work and gardening work.  I have stitched but not enough to warrent a pic as of yet. Here is the egg
I think Prayamantis are adorable can't wait for babies!  Happy Stitching everyone!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Am Officially A Grandma Now!!!!

My oldest daughter Jen had her baby boy in May!  My middle daughter is expecting in October.  I had a great birthday yesterday.  May has been a very exciting month!  Here is a pic my daughter Jens' baby Jonah!
Isn't he adorable!

On to stitching, here is an update on Fred.  I finally got the threads I ran out of from Dimensions.  Here is an update
I finished another book, working on another and starting the owl.
Happy Stitching everyone! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Photos and Videos Of My Feral Kittens!!

Finally am able to show some pics and video of my feral kittens!



Here are the new arrivals!  The two white have grey tip ears with grey tails and the one you can't see on the left is all grey!  They are adorable : )  The grey was born on April 19 and the two white were born on the 21st 2011.  Here they are looking around to their new surroundings.  Had to relocate them from under the couch since they are wondering and driving MaMa crazy!


Here they are nursing on MaMa.  Sorry but cant see the grey one.  It is in the middle.



Here is a pic again of them feeding and Krystal another mom on the left who is a fill in MaMA   Since all females in a feral colony help each other out she is her helper for these kittens.


video
Here is a couple of videos of the kittens playing and nursing!  Hope you are able to see them : )

video
Well hope to be able to stitch tonight : )  Happy Stitching everyone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Kittens!!

Well, no stitching for me at the moment!  My Promise is having a tough time keeping her kittens in her nest Sooooooo  today was moving the nest day!!  Me being happy and Promise totally against it, lol.  She has been trying to move the kittens for the past two hours!  I put them in a room we are not using so they are alone.  Everything including catbox is in there.  Door needs to be shut since I have some very unfriendly males.  It is a big transition so will take some time.  Hopefully will have pics in a day or so of the kittens.  Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Just popping in to wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day!  Enjoy the day it is so beautiful here today!  Going out on the deck with my coffee and stitching and then a Mothers Day dinner out with my daughters.  Will post again later.  Happy stitching!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Can't Stand Dimension Kits!

They never give you enough Thread!!  I ran out of four colors so emailed them the colors I need but have not heard from the as of yet!  Probably because I emailed them on Sunday and I am sure they were closed.  I do have a little progress that I will show but waiting for the threads to continue to stitch Fred.  Will work on another of the 5 WIPs I have in rotation at the moment.
Happy Stitching Everyone : )

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good REason For Not Posting!

Well, I have been caring for my feral girl Promise who had delivered 4 babies.  The first baby was born on April 17 but died on April 18th.  Promise had two more kittens on the 20th and another on the 21st.  SO she had a little of a problem with the deliveries of these kittens.  I was by her side as much as I could be and if not me my daughter helped out.  She now has three kittens that seem to be growing aand also are very healthy.  I would love to show pictures of them but at the moment with the location of where she delivered them it is way too dark.  She has had a white one with one black little spot on its belly, a grey one just like mom who is all grey and another white one with as far as I see a little grey spot on its ear.  Will post pics as soon as mama lets me : )  Here is a pic of Promise and she is a very caring Mom for her first litter.  SHe will be spayed as soon as she is done nursing these kittens.
Hopefully after Easter I maybe able to find some time for stitching in between work and taking care of Promise and her kittens.  I have other cats so until the kittens are old enough we watch them 24/7.
Happy stitching all and have a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

What Happened To This Week???

WoW!!  This week went by so fast! 
  Helped my daughter Kristina pack her things to move to Connecticut with her new hubby Andrew : )  She has moved close to the Navy base.  Yes, we just finished packing the truck this afternoon and she left around 4 this afternoon.  My daughter Ashley went with her to help her unpack at her new place.  She will be home in the morning.
  I know I mentioned before that I have taught her to crossstitch and she is at the moment working on 3 WIPs.  Since I do not use the stitchbows I gave them to her along with two traveling totes.  I also gave her plenty of hoops and a whole set of DMC threads so she has everything for her stitching.  She is working on Kustum Krafts Blue Eyes right now and enjoying it.  Here is what she has done so far


The first stitching was before and the second is progress as of now.  You can see she has got alot of the nose done.  She is almost done with the first page.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Beautiful Day here In RI!

It is so beautiful today!  Sunny and in the 50's.  My rose bushes are budding and I think spring has finely sprung here!  My snow birds are dwindling and I am seeing my red-headed finches returning to my feeders!  Hope everyone is having a great stitching week?  I pulled out one of my BAPs which is Cocker Spanials Watching Birds.  I started this pattern Jan. 2006 so it has been awhile : ) I am showing a photo of where I stopped in 2006 and an update to now.


It is slow moving but I am enjoying it!  Happy Stitching everyone : )

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Off To Groton CT Today!!!

I am leaving for Groton CT today!  My daughter Kristina is getting married.  She has been dating Andrew for the last 6 years.  It will be a quiet wedding with close family and friends.  She will be living in Groton CT near the navy base with Andrew until next year when Andrew will be deployed to Georgia.  Here are a couple of pics from the engagement. 

Will post later pictures of her big day!

I also have an update of Frederick.  I have put in 12020 stitches as of today!

Happy Stitching Everyone : )

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Non Stitching and Reason!!!!

First I want to say I have been stitching on Fred but have not taken a pic as of today.  My baby Felice had an accident last night where he jumped on my stovetop while it was still pretty hot an has burned his right front and back paws.  I have put aloe and ice packs on his pads but he is still limping.  So have not had time to post.  My Felice is hurting and I am conforting him at the moment. Here is a photo of Felice.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Who's Been Stitching??

I have stitched some on my Haed Lavender Moon and have stitched  287 stitches but still does not look like much but then again it is a Haed, lol
Happy Stitching everyone!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happily Stitching Again!!!

I am now stitching away on Fred!  Had a few snags on two of my wips but I think all is well now.  Will have progress pics really soon : )  Weather here today was not bad!!!  mid 40s snow is just about gone and hopefuly done until next winter!  Since nothing new to show stitching will show a random sweet pic of my kitties : )
Here is Ashes and Mooshi, both are feral kitties I saved from the crazy outside world lol.  Both of them are now tamed and will be nutured within the next couple of weeks.  I find that this colony is so close knit and very protective.  They are adorable!!!