Friday, April 29, 2005

Day off!

I found out last night that I would have the day off today, YIPEE!!! Things have been so crazy around here I am very thankful for this day! I slept until eight, and layed in bed and watched the People's Court for an hour and then got up and cleaned the house and grabbed a shower. I grabbed some lunch and took off uptown for a visit to the Christian bookstore. I haven't been in there since they moved from main street to the corner of the youth group building they have now that used to be the old Pamida building. It is alot smaller, but the lady was very nice and said that if I ever find anything that I would like in another store or anything that she will order it for me. Coolness! I'm afraid I spent a bit too much money there, but I grabbed four bracelets for my Awana girls to send along with the group picture they are each getting from me, a book for myself, and a gift certificate for my mom for Mother's Day.
My parents had given me the second book of Then Sings My Soul 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories for Christmas and while I was in there I found the first, my dad had told me that they are not the easiest to find so I had to grab it! If you can't tell I LOVE music! I play piano (although I am looking for a new piano teacher), I sing with the Praise Team at church(we do some of the contemporary worship choruses Sunday mornings when it works out) and I sing solos when I am scheduled for special music as well. I LOVE these books!
Getting ready to sit down and do some stitching and some reading here soon, K will be home between 2:45 and 3:45 and then if we have practice tonight we will bum around here and get ready for that, if it isn't until Saturday we will run to Wal Mart. I have quite a lengthy list for there as well, all small things, but I know they do add up quickly.
Hope your weekend is a bright and sunny one!

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Stitching Blogger's Question

Do you set stitching goals?
No I have not set stitching goals for myself, although lately I have contemplated doing this. Although just not sure where to start. Do I try to set a goal for how much I want to get done? How many hours a day, week, month, to stitch? Do I try a rotation of two or three projects and stitch so long on them before going on to the next? What is your advise for the best and easiest way to start out for me?
Keeping in mind that I work at home;usually from 8 am to 6 pm doing daycare for one two year old full time and others sporadically through the week as well. This also includes running to playgroup two days a week, two trips and to the elementary school three to four days a week as well.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Combat pay!

I told K that he had better thank me for bringing in the recycling bin today. Now normally this is a usual boring unassuming chore that I don't care to even acknowledge, but today I think I should have accumulated combate pay!
Now the recycling truck has been coming late morning instead of the early morning it had been right behind the regular garbage truck before. I had C (a drop in who is 2) and my regular Monster who is also two. Well I really wasn't in any hurry to leave two two year olds alone in the house, especially when one really isn't so sure about the furkids that roam the house, so I was waiting until C left to bring the box in. I told Monster to find her pillow and blanket for naptime while I took the pups potty and thought she should be fine. WRONG!
Not thinking anything about it I walked down the steps, grabbed the mail(two newspapers and two envelopes), get the pups to potty, and grab the recycling bin. Feeling quite accomplished for juggling it all I proceed up the steps to put everything away and get Monster down for her nap. This is where it all began to unravel.....
I grab the door handle, turn, and hear the ever resounding CLUNK. I think to myself, no that can't be, try again, CLUNK....yep, Monster has begun to show us all what she can do and has now LOCKED ME OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!
So juggling the mail, the dogs, and the recycling bin, I stagger to the backyard where I know that K has hidden an extra key just for such an emergency, hoping and praying that Monster has not now decided to assert her independance again and unlock the front door and come looking for me. I get the key, literally drag the dogs up the back steps, nearly tripping in their tangled mess of leashes, and unlock the door and get in, finally...and you think that this is where it would end, right? Wrong.
I unleash Teddy only to find that Casey has brought in a snack from outside. Now I have no idea where he found this, but leave it to him to find it, and especially on this particular day, at this particular time; but the dog has found a left over piece of ham that someone had grilled and apparently thrown out or tossed to the side! So I drop the mail on the counter, toss the bin in and take said dog out onto the deck to hopefully dislodge this tasty treat from the death grip he now has on it! Finally after four or five minutes he lets go miraculously and I am able to shoo him in the house and clean up the ham.
Then I am free to deal with Monster and let me tell you she really was NOT pleased with me when I was finished. The worst part was that she thought it was a game, ran up to the door smiling and grinned from ear to ear when she heard the CLUNK when she pushed it to open it! We really aren't on full speaking terms yet either.
And all I wanted to do was bring the recycling bin in!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Got that knitty feeling....

Well, I am down to the last load or two of laundry, all the bedding plus a few of our blankets that I didn't think that we would need to keep out like we have been. Although with the colder and rainy weather we have been having maybe I will lbe proved wrong.
I have gotten the main section of black done on the butterflies wing on Butterfly Expressions. I now am working on a section of blended color on the wing now. One strand of dark purple and one strand of dark blue. I like it, just makes me really hope that i have sorted colors correctly! It is very pretty, almost makes me want to keep it for myself.....almost.
Went and looked for some knitting patterns online this morning. I found quite a few. Hopefully something that I can use. I am DEFINATELY going to have to get some prettier yarn though!! I can't wait to get started!!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Kind person
Your wise quote is: "Be kind to unkind people,
they probably need it the most" by
Ashleigh Brilliant.
You try to look beyond apperance, try to give
people second chances and are probably very
kind. Understanding is your biggest personality
trait, and thoose you can see through should be
grateful. If they aren't already. You detest
narrow minded people, because they can't see
what's really there. Facades is not your thing
and you strive to always be who you really are.

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Easily hurt

Active mind

Easily bored


Loves to joke

Tends to delay


Brand conscious

Loves to dress up

Having lots of ideas

Good debating skills

Funny and humorous

Thinks far with vision

Prone to getting colds

Polite and soft-spoken

Able to show character

Seldom show emotions

Knows how to make friends

Easily influenced by kindness

Takes time to recover when hurt

Choosy and always wants the best

Those who love me are enemies; Those who hate me are friends

and her big brother trying to run away from me! Posted by Hello
my adorable niece Posted by Hello
Progress on Butterfly Expressions Posted by Hello

The Weekend

Well as you can see from that last automated post I have decided to get rid of blogger comments and try haloscan. We will see how it goes.
The inlaws left around 6:30 this morning and I have to say that it was a pretty plesant visit. I think that the thought that she may just get out of the middle of nowhere where they are now did some good for the mil! It was a very plesant visit and we actually had some good talks about some things that were troubling me (unrelated to the inlaws I might add).
Today I am trying to stay awake and get some laundry done. Hoping to get some stitching in before I fall asleep too lol! Also on the crafting front I have found one of the ladies in church who has agreed to teach me how to knit! I am so excited, I have been wanting to learn for many years now!
This weekend was a busy one while the inlaws were away too, my parents decided to move to a different bedroom in the house so while K and I were there we got to help move all the heavy furniture and get things rearranged. The highlight of the rearranging was when the miniature poodle, Teddy, saw himself in the mirror on the dresser and started barking and growling at that other dog for a good five minutes!
Thankfully the new memory card for the digital camera came in on Monday, I put it to good use this weekend. I plan to take a picture of my progress on Butterfly Expressions and then get all my pictures downloaded and maybe I will share a few of my favorites with you. We got some adorable pictures of my little niece! Managed to grab a couple of her very camera shy big brother too, he kept running away yelling you can't get my picture na na na na boo boo! What a nut!
Well, time to run and get another load of laundry going too......anyone care to come and finish it up for me? Please???
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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Butterfly Expressions, my new project Posted by Hello
Home of the Brave Finished Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Stitching Blogger's Question

Have you ever been asked to do model stitching?
Did you do it? If so, what was your compensation? (money, stash,
etc.) If not, why not?
If you haven't done it, if you were asked would you? Why or why
I have never done any model stitching and I don't think that I would if I was asked. I do my stitching as a relaxation kinda thing, and for fun, and wouldn't want to turn it into work. Besides the fact that I don't do well with deadlines and stitching as I only get to stitch here and there with the kids here and if we have anything going on in the evenings there goes my stitching time as well. Also I don't feel confident enough in my stitching, I think I would have a panic attack and have to start over or redo things wayyyyyy too many times. Giving a project as a gift is one thing, I just don't think I could handle the pressure.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Last night I finally finished Home of the Brave. I will get it washed up and post a picture of it later today. I am so excited to have this done! This has been a long project for me, of course I did have to stop and get a birth announcement done for my new niece, so that slowed things down too. Now I can start working on my next project, the thank you gift for some good friends. I will have to post a picture of what that will look like too. This one is a first as it has some of the design printed on the fabric already.
Well, almost time to take the monsters to school. More later.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Pink info
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I'm Tired.

I finished up all the cross stitches on Home of the Brave, my patriotic piece, on Friday night. I also got the backstitching done one the helicopter and the two planes, now just need to get the stars done and then I can work on the wording.
It was a long weekend, I didn't get to bed until midnight or after all weekend so today I am really dragging. Trying to get laundry done too. And in a phone call with the inlaws last night we found out that they are coming up for my father in law to speak at a church about an hour/hour and a half away and they want to stay with us Thursday night, leave for his brother's house sometime on Friday, and then come back Sunday night after church and stay with us and leave for home on Monday morning. Not so bad, I just feel like nothing I do is right when my mil stays at our house, can't clean well enough, cook well enough, nothing. But of course if you knew my mil she is like supermom, she sews, she cooks, she crochets, she bakes, and don't get me wrong I love her to death, we are just not made to live in the same house lol! It is going to be a busy week too so hopefully things will all just sort of slide into place.
Well, must go and check the little monster's daiper and switch some laundry. Hopefully I can post a picture of a finished Home of the Brave soon!

Thursday, April 14, 2005

A close up view of the last section of the flag that I am finishing up. Posted by Hello
My patriotic piece almost finished! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Stitching Blogger's Question

Do you "stitch with the seasons?" (This could be reflected by the colors that you stitch with, the themes that you choose, or even that during your favorite season you stitch more (or less) than in others.)

I guess my way of stitching with the seasons would be in the amount I stitch. I find myself stitching the most in the spring and fall especially and summer when I am busiest I don't do as much, and in the winter I barely do any as I just don't seem to have the ambition. My colors and subject matter don't seem to change, I just keep stitching on whatever project I am working on at the time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Another rainy day today. Kind of a bummer that I can't get the kids out to play, but I do like seeing it rain, makes me feel kind of cozy and all I want to do is curl up with a blanket and stitch or read.
I have gotten the last soldier done on my patriotic piece and now am working on the last little section of flag. I can't wait until it is finished! In other good stitching news I won a big lot of kits off ebay yesterday. I believe it has 16 different kits. Some really small and some bigger. Two are Care Bears. I can't wait to get them in the mail!
I got some good pictures of the Awana Grand Prix, as well as some cute pictures of one of my daycare kids, and a couple pictures that my dad wanted me to take. But......for some reason my camera will not accept my memory card. It shows me a warning that says this card can not be used. ARGH!
K is looking at finding a new one, still has me worried that it will happen again.... I lost around 100 pictures! Ugh!