Sunday, October 28, 2007

A happy dance and some thoughts

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

Beatrice received her biscornu

Beatrice notified me that she received her biscornu exchange. I'm still an exchange novice and forgot to take photos before I sent it off to Canada so I'm borrowing one she took. Hope you will take a peek at what I did for her. (I absolutely love making the teeny biscornus and loved doing this one.

I'm still stitching on the M Designs name tree for my sister. Alas, her birthday has past, but this tree will be a real keeper when I get if finished.

We continue to have a good month at the Humane society. Today we adopted an elderly female tabby Manx to a lady who was absolutely thrilled to get her. What fun it is to see a perfect match.

My Tobie deposited a little surprise on the floor this morning when he came in from the outdoors. It was a little bird he must have caught. That is the first time he has done that since I got him almost two years ago. At least it wasn't a snake. I would not be writing at this point if it was a snake!

Yesterday after shopping at Wal-Mart, I got in my car to leave the parking lot. Nothing, nada, dead as a door nail, the engine would not turn over. Luckily our store has an auto center that was able to get it started. I drove straight to my auto shop to have it repaired. I am still carless tonight. I really can't complain, it's ten years old. I should get another, but it drives so well, and I still like it.

Sorority meeting tonight at one of the local Mexican restaurants. Umm good, I have an extreme fondness for Mexican cuisine. I'll enjoy it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stash enhancement

Received these goodies in the mail from Amy at Down Sunshine Lane Monday.
After seeing the PS Fairie on Marie P's blog, I knew I had to have this pattern. I assumed it was out-of -print, but found it at DSL. I have put it on my 2008 stitch list. I also received some pumpkin colored fabric from a fabric club I belong to. It is so pretty.
Yesterday was another good day at the shelter. We adopted three cats, one dog, got one out of jail, and one into foster care. Update on the abuse case in the county. An animal rights activist is bringing a group with traps to capture the dogs. Once captured they will be taken to Tulsa and euthanized. One old hound is so pitiful. It certainly cannot have much of a life. So sad.
I'm house sitting with Scruffy the rest of the week. It will be fun to be with her again. She's such a fun dog. There won't be much major stitching done though. Too much going on. I'll have to take something small to work on that doesn't require alot of attention! Dawn talked of stitching a Christmas ornament for her LNS's tree. I think I'll do an ornament for the tree. That would be good to stitch on with Scruffy.
Time to get the day going. Happy stitching to one and all. Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Biscornu exchange from Beatrice

Look what I received in the mail today from Beatrice! A beautiful biscornu in my favorite colors. She did such an excellent stitch. I absolutely love it. She also sent some other goodies with it: cat and dog magnets, post card of Ontario, two skeins of fiber, a cute halloween pin and some CHOCOLATE! What an exchange. Thank you so much Beatrice.
I've been stitching on A Britty Puppy Christmas and a M Designs name tree. I'm trying to stitch a little on each one every day. I can't spend to much time on the M Designs because my eyes get really tired even though I use a pair of powerful magnifying glasses. Since my Lasik surgery, I've found that I can't do some stitching on higher count fabrics for an extended time. That's why I switch back and forth.
The Humane Society received an e-mail with attached photos of some extremely neglected dogs in the county. We are investigating right now. I'll spare you the photos, in my blog. However, it you want to see, just let me know and I'll e-mail you. It is such a sad situation. One wonders how people can allow such treatment of animals.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

USEBB Autumn Quaker from AmySC

Oh my, look what the postman delivered today. My first ever pinkeep and other goodies. AmySC sent me a wonderful exchange. She included some Dinky Dyes and Carries's Creation threads, an HiH wee one, Little Pumpkin In The Patch, a nifty notepad and a handtowel. What fun it is to receive exchanges. Thank you Amy for making my Saturday!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Terrry has received her Autumn Quaker Exchange

Terry has e-mailed that she received my USEBB Autumn Quaker Exchange. She says she loves it, and I hope it is an ok exchange. I'm not all that familiar with Quaker's. The design is from BlackBird Designs. I found it on a Quaker Inspired blog. The fabric is from R&R Reproductions, Sleepy Hollow. The threads are WDW Terra Cotta, WDW Ebony, and GAST Dried Thyme. The leaf button is from Mill Hill. Peacock Cypher was on her wish list. Since I don't have any Quaker designs, I am adding some to my stash. I ordered Victoria's Quaker from Amy at Down Sunshine Lane. Wahoo, she is one fast stash enabler. I think this design is a good start.
Stitching today has been on my Humane Society ornaments. I really need to start my sister's bd gift soon. I tease her that she was my birthday present. She was born on the 21st, I was born on the 29th. There's a few year's difference in our ages though. This upcoming bd is a really big milestone for me. I'm not looking forward to it one bit.

Saturday we had our open house at the Humane Society. It was a miserable day weather-wise. The humidity was so stifling that we couldn't keep the office area cool because of the traffic. We had a good day though, four dog adopts and one cat adopt.
Half time's over, Go Packers.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Good day at the Humane Society

What a day we had at the shelter yesterday. Four dog adoptions and two cats. To say we were busy is an understatement. We are a small organization of all volunteer's. Saturday we have an open house for Adopt a Shelter Dog month. My job at the shelter is answering the phone and doing all the computer entry work. We have a program called Adopt A Friend that I use. I go in most mornings. If you are looking to add a pet to your household, I highly recommend going to your local animal shelter first. You'll be saving the life of a cat or dog. And remember, spay or neuter your pets. They'll be better members of your family and you'll prevent unwanted liters. Sky was one of our adoptions.
My stitching this week has been exchanges. My goal for today is to finish my biscornu so I can get it in the mail tomorrow. The mailing deadline is getting close. I chose a very bright GAST to do the biscornu. Beatrice, you'll have to wait to see what color it is! Hehe. Off to work on my exchange.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A little this, a little that...

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.

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