Saturday, December 29, 2007
I haven't been stitching much this week. Giving my eyes a much needed break due to a little suffering from eye strain. They feel rested now, so will pick up the stitching again. My first project will most likely be a scissor fob for the Hooked on Exchanging board. I also have three Winter seasonal charts I'd like to get done and of course there's the ever present WIP's.
Here's a photo of the latest biscornus I stitched for gifts. I've finally gotten the hang of finishing them. They are so much fun to put together.
I stitched them on 28ct opalescent cashel linen. This has become one of my favorite fabrics of late.
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. There's some college bowl games on that will capture my attention for the next few days. I should get some quality stitching in!
Monday, December 17, 2007
I believe the girls at the Humane Society enjoyed their ornaments. I know I enjoyed stitching them. The lunch was so good, smoked ribs, fried chicken and all the trimmings plus some home-made candy and cookies and one of my favorites, peach cobbler.
The weather was wonderful here. The temps got up to the mid 50's which was quite tolerable. It's supposed to stay that way most of the week. Yipee. No ice or snow in OK's forecast for now.
Have a great stitching evening. I'm heading off to start another biscornu.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Are these two not the cutest strays you have ever seen. Gismo ( the black one) came into the shelter yesterday, Burney today. We are fairly certain neither one will remain in the shelter for long. Both are going to Doggy Doo's tomorrow to get groomed. I can't wait to see how they clean up!
Isn't Burney so cute sitting in front of out little tree? Both are pups and so cuddly.
More stitching to do. Later.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Speaking of photos, I forgot to take one, so had to unwrap the ornament to get one.
Last night I worked on putting my little Tipsy Trees together. My goodness, they are tiny but going to be soo cute when completed. I'm just going to whipstitch the sides and use a purchased ribbon for the hanger.
My Tobie is persistently requesting to go outside for a while. Unfortunately for him, and me, my lawn was treated for weeds this week. He will have to stay in one more day. We are supposed to have some rain today. If it does rain, then he will be able to go outside.
Hope everyone has an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving or wonderful Thursday. Happy stitching.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
We had a slow week at the Humane Society. Our computer was in the repair shop a couple of days, one or two adoptions as I remember. Every adoption counts though, which means a life saved.
Hope everyone has a restful and productive stitching weekend.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I am stitching on two exchange pieces though, so you can see why no photos to share. Have a great stitching week!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Today at the shelter I gave my first shots to two kittens. It didn't bother me too much, except when one of them meowed a little loud. He was okay though. You have to start somewhere. I'm not ready to tackle doing the puppies yet, but I can do kittens.
Just back from Weight Watchers. Whee, I had a terrible week. So much so, that I gained five, count them, five pounds. So, you know, I was bad, bad, bad. I start again tomorrow.
Hope everyone had a good stitching day. I was up super early, around 3:30 a.m. Once I got some coffee made, I settled into stitching and made pretty good progress. I like to stitch first thing in the morning when my eyes aren't so tired. Later...
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I have a stand my dad made for me. It was supposed to be the form for a Christmas tree, but I never got around to making it. I decided to use it for my needlework instead. It's about four feet tall. He made it out of a 1-1/2 by 3-1/2 piece of wood. With a brace at the bottom.
I then place my magnetic hook on my refrigerator to hold my strands of floss used to make the cord.
I make a knot in each end of the strands of floss. I loop one end onto the refrigerator hook and the other end onto the KCC hook.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Well, here it is the last 50 minutes of my life as a fifty something. Tomorrow is my 60th birthday. It is so hard to believe. I don't feel 60, and everyone says I don't look my age. What's a gal to do? I think I'll post my latest finish. It's a M Designs name tree for my sister's belated birthday. The beads look green in the photo, but they are the same color as the floss. In person it's a real stunner. I may have a problem giving it to her!
While I love the look of over one, and really like doing it, the stitching sure plays havoc with my eyes. I'm gonna have to do a quick project on some larger count fabric just to give my eyes a break.
We had the annual German Dinner at church tonight. There was lots of sauerkraut and some out-of-site beer cheese soup and apple strudel made by a local German lady. All of it was so good, however, I limited myself to small portions and tried really hard to stay on WW'ers Core program. I'll have to count a lot of points for that dinner!
Hope everyone had a fantastic stitching weekend.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Lynn and I had a very nice visit with Mary Ann. She loved her birthday present; she decided that she would have it professionally framed. I can't wait to see it.
I sent my USEBB Autumn Quaker exchange today. I hope the recipient likes it. I was so Quaker challenged at the time I had a hard time deciding what to do. Then I spied a pattern on a blog. It was by one of my favorite designers, so that's what decided it for me.
We're having an open house at the Humane Society Saturday. I hope the weather is good. There's a lot of animals in foster care that need permanent homes.
I finished another Kitty ornament for the shelter girls and started work on a biscornu for another exchange I'm in. Biscornus are so much fun.
Expecting thunderstorms later this evening. I hope they don't interfere with satellite transmission during DWTS, Boston Legal, or Cane!
That's it for now.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
We're having a thunderstorm right now. Wouldn't you know it rains right after I get my lawn mowed. Happens every time.
Sad day for me at the humane society. My Tess got adopted. She went to a good home with another cat to play with so guess I can't be too unhappy. She was such a pretty cat. I know there will be another to take her place soon.
Tobie, my cat, got his nails clipped this morning. He wasn't very happy with me, but Peggy, another volunteer, got them done before he really knew what was going on. He won't be scratching me for a while.
Potluck at church tonight and I have no idea what I'm going to take. I'm not much on cooking, so it will have to be something simple.
Guess I'll go put my biscornu together since there's no tv to watch with the storm passing through. Later...
My first ever biscornu finish. I can see why so many of you are addicted to them. I had fun putting it together. I need more practice, but for the first one I'm ok with it. I used my favorite color purple. It's really more vibrant IRL, but as I've said before, I'm no photographer. I also think I need a little more padding. That's what a practice piece is for.
Thanks for reading my blog.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Today is the big Adoption Day/Bake Sale for the Humane Society at the lake. We always have a large crowd out there. Ready made customers for the baked goods. Hope we can adopt some of out many cats.
Hope everyone enjoys their Monday holiday.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I'm house sitting for friends for a couple of weeks, so I have bits of pieces of myself in both homes. I come into town to check on Tobie, do my Humane Society, work, and then back to the country.
It's hard for me to stitch in a home other than my own. I don't have my chair, my good light, all my stash...
Gotta run. Later.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
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