I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone already. I prepared Thanksgiving dinner and took it over to my Momma's house so she could enjoy all the yummy's of the season. I'm so glad that we were blessed to have my momma home from the hospital. Now it's time for Christmas!!!!
I'm working on a pillow that I got out of the GOSM ornament issue. It's very pretty and simple. I love the simple elegance of it. I'll post pictures tomorrow!
Hugs till tomorrow!
Monday, November 21, 2011
My Momma is home from the hospital today! Hooray!
Plus Good triumphed over evil today! I'm so happy for a close friend today! You know who you are!
Tonight's post will be short! look for more tomorrow!
P.S. : I want those Lizzie Kate's Fat Men patterns!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
My Momma got sick and has been in ICU on life support! I'm so happy to say that she was able to sustain herself and is breathing on her own! I've been up at the hospital everyday, and I'm really exhausted! I'm gonna sleep soundly tonight! I've not stitched since Momma went in the hospital! But I'm gonna stitch tonight!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I am back! So many have emailed and asked me whether or not I was gonna blog again and the answer is Yes! I haven't in so long and while I am still cross stitching, I just didn't blog about it! Certain things happened over the summer and I was hurt by a friend that I didn't see coming. But I've decided that I know who my real friends are and I'm blessed that I have the ones I do have.
Summer came and went way to quickly! School is back in progress and I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving break in 2 weeks! I know, Thanksgiving already!?!
My cross stitch group The Hooty Girls are still meeting! We just meet at the IHOP in Buford! We have a wonderful time eating wonderful food and then we stitch for 3 hours! We have a wonderful waitress Jenna and they have welcomed us with open arms! Thank you to IHOP!
I am proud to say that I have lost 73 pounds so far! I'd love to lose 10 more, but with the holidays coming and all the yummy goodness coming up, I'll be happy to stay the same till the new year! Exercise has become my personal outlet for me! I still love to eat, but I eat less now and most times I can't even finish my food. The not so happy side effects of weight loss are the excess skin and flab. :( If I win the lottery, I will have a tummy tuck and a thigh tuck! Plus new boobs! hahahaha
I am starting on Christmas ornaments this week for family and friends! So I hope to post pictures after Tuesday night stitch in!
Well, that's all for tonight! I'm gonna check out y'alls blogs, as I have been a naughty girl and haven't kept up with everyone!
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I've started a Barbara Anna Design with squirrels! It is so cute! Plus I got the Thanksgiving on to start next! There was a really cute Halloween Owl one that I bought too! I need to go get new print cartridges for the printer so the copies will be crisp and clear!
Had my stent removed today, I'm still experiencing some discomfort, but Dr. Cleveland informed me that it should lessen up in a couple of days! I am so ready to be over with all this kidney stone mess!
I guess I'm off for the night! I'll see y'all later!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Every year I have a 4 TH of July party and I make alittle something to be entered into a drawing! I stitch something cute and all the girls put their names in the bowl, and hope that their name's chosen! I'm working on a cute piece from Prairie Moon! It is turning out so cute!
John's getting ready to leave for South Carolina again, he will be gone over my birthday! :(
I'm bummed, but work is slow here in Ga, so he's having to travel, and it means money, so that's always a good thing!
I'm looking forward to getting that new Just Cross Stitch Halloween book! I loveeeeeeee Halloween and I'm excited to see the new 50 ornaments that they have come up with! I'm getting ready to start an ornament from last years' Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue! Makes me very happy!
I'll post a picture once I get it started!
Tomorrow will be a busy day for me, gym as usual, plus gotta visit my friend in Winder.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Summer has come and I have been busy! John and I went to St.Augustine for a much needed week away! It was awesome and almost like a mini second honeymoon. We had a wonderful time! Makes me hope to live on the beach one day.
I am excited to say that I've been invited to join the PINS cross stitch group. My first meeting/stitch-in will be this Saturday! My birthday too! What a great present to me! I'm still helping out at the shop once a week during the summer. I watch the shop on Tuesdays and then we have our little stitch-in on Tuesday night! I named our little group, we are "The Hooty Girls"! I love owls and we all have boobs! No pun intended! Jacob is designing me a cute logo for the group! Can't wait to see what he has designed for me to stitch.
I'm still on my weight loss journey, I'm down 65lbs, I've got 20 more to go to reach my goal. I haven't worn a size 12 in soooo long! It's been so worthwhile, I love going to the gym now, I don't want to go back to size 22 ever again! Now, I just have to get my kid Jason on track! lol
Stitching has been alittle harder for me due to my vision issues, but I'm going to the eye doctor in July, so I'm hoping for some change! I'm looking forward to this week! Hope we get to go canoeing, just John and I. Cross our fingers that he has a free day for me! He's been having to travel to South Carolina to work, he stays at a hotel during the week and comes home for the weekend.
I'll try not to be such a bad blogger! I've been reading y'all's, just not blogging myself! I've missed it, so I'm hoping to blog at least twice a week!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Wishing everyone near and far that they have a wonderful Mother's Day! We have one of the toughest jobs out there, and yet we willing do it with all our hearts every minutes and every breath of our life! I love my Momma and thank her for all she has provided for me to become the woman I am today!
Now y'all know me, I am such a slacker about finishing one project before I start another. Yep, I started LK Christmas Rules! Maybe I might get it done in time for Christmas! lol
I'm probably gonna go rest in a bit! It stinks having a spring cold! I haven't been sick since Jan./Feb. I think, can't remember. My throat is so scratchy feeling! Ugh!
We are down to 15 days left to school! Yippee!
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Stitch Store will be closed tomorrow, so no stitch-in! I've either called or sent everyone a text that there will not be any stitch-in tomorrow night!
Also, everyone please keep Liz's nephew in your prayers, he was in a bad car wreck and is in critical condition per Liz's text to me! So shout out to the Lord for healing!
Hoping everyone had a great Easter holiday! I know I did, my parents and brother ate dinner with me and my crew. John smoked a turkey and it was fabulous!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Here's hoping Trish will check the blog! I've called everyone else, but I don't have Trish's number in my new phone. Yikes!!! So please don't drive to the shop, it will be locked up! A friend of mine is trying to pass a kidney stone, gonna help them out! So far my spring break has been quite boring, but I am excited cause I get to visit my baby sis in Marietta this Thursday! Woop woop! Working on my LHN pincushion/needlework book! Pictures will come later! Gotta run, at the cross stitch shop right now! See Ya! DaisyGirl
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Got my new smart phone Friday night! I'm gonna have to go to the tutorial at the Verizon store to help me figure this sucker out. But its great! Love it! I can FB anytime I want! lol I decided on a Samsung Galaxy Continuum. I looked at the HTC Incredible, Droid Pro II, but my vision helped me make the best choice for my eyes! The screen image was really sharp on the Galaxy phone, something that my poor eyes need. I did look at the IPhone, just couldn't justify paying that much for a phone. The Thunderbolt was sweet too, but way too much for my pocket book. Thank you Johnny for buying me a new toy! :)
One thing though, Verizon was unable to transfer and of my phone numbers from my old phone! I fried that one! So I will need to get all my stitching buddy's phone numbers again! Sorry y'all!
I have been working on 2 projects, Belle Pepper and LHN's new needlebook with the pin cushion. Belle Pepper is on my needlework stand and I'm taking the smaller project with me to stitch-ins on Tuesdays.
I helped an old friend move yesterday, in the rain! But I knew they needed help so I volunteered myself and my son Jason to help! We had to haul stuff up to a second story apartment :( My body is stiff today! Plus it's stilling raining here and that makes my RA unhappy! As much as I should go to the gym today, I think I will rest my weary body.
I'm hoping that everyone has a great rest of the weekend!
ps: Pic is from my new phone! It takes great photos! Jacob took this one!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Hmmm, as I sit here at the computer with readers on top of my glasses, I pitched a tiny fit and dug out my contacts. I had hoped that having the contacts sitting right up on my eyeballs, I'd be able to see better! Dangnabit! It didn't work! I still had to put on readers to see up close. Sighing very loudly in Dacula! I will say that I got a LOT of compliments on my new look, so does vanity win out or do I go back to glasses? I guess I will try a new pair of contacts soon, maybe they make bi-focal contacts? who knows?
Both boys are gone for the weekend, so it's very quiet here at the house. I do have the cats to keep me company, John is watching(sleeping!) TV. lol I need to get ready for bed, but I might watch alittle more TV myself.
Has anyone purchased one of Just Another Button Company's new pin cushion kits? They are super sweet and cute. If you got one, where did you find it?
Well, that's all for the night!
The Blind One!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Where does the time go? Who knows anymore! I can't believe it's already St. Patrick's Day! hope you didn't get pinched today! I didn't! lol
We had stitch-in on Tuesday night! all my regulars were there! I need to remember to take my camera next week so y'all can see what everyone is working on.
Here's a picture of Belle Pepper! Coming along pretty good! Haven't decided how to finish it though.
Monday, February 28, 2011
I'm working every evening on LHN's Belle Pepper, so cute, don't really know how I want to finish it. I may try a stand up cube, I know Vonna has a great tutorial on cubes. I finished the cardinal from Button Up Birdies! I'm working on my 3rd birdie right now!
Plus I have major exciting news! My baby brother and his girlfriend are getting married! They set a date and it's Dec. 10, 2011! I am thrilled! So y'all will most likely be tired of hearing me talk about the wedding! lol Since I know Kelly reads my blog, I can't show pictures of their wedding sampler that I am working on! boo-hoo! It's gonna be awesome!
Jacob has been under the weather since Saturday with a stomach bug. He attended Taste of Dacula and came back home sick as a dog! Poor guy!
Hoping everyone has a great week! Don't forget that tomorrow night is Stitch-In at The Stitch Store! Wahoo!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I'm very tired today! :( I thought I was on the mend, I must have done too much yesterday. Grocery store and the gym did me in! My husband John told me I wasn't ready yet, guess I should have listened to him! heheheheh
I won't tell him that he was right!
I've worked on LHN "Belle Pepper", I'm loving it so far. I'm getting ready to start the middle section, I'll post pictures tomorrow when I've got more completed.
Our spring weather here lately has got me wanting to paint the inside of our house. I'm so wanting to go to IKEA and check out that store. I'm hoping that maybe I can make the trip soon. I just know I need to get organized, yet I want our home to look cozy and lived in. Plus I'm wanting new leather furniture. We have burgundy leather furniture now, I'm hoping to get saddle tan next time. I want matching leather recliner's, so that I can put my feet up at the end of the day. Ahhhh! The thought of it!
Well, it's getting late and I need to get ready for work tomorrow. I go for my next RA treatment on Tuesday, I'm hoping they will not cancel it since I've been sick with pneumonia. Cross your fingers friends!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I started on LHN's Belle Pepper, it's gonna be really cute and I love the colors. I did change the linen color on this one. The picture on the pattern looks darker, but in real life the linen was very light. The Straw Bonnet color would not have even showed up on the linen that the pattern called for, so I just went with a darker linen.
My Saturday will be filled with grocery shopping and cleaning up the house :( I hate chores! Since I was under the weather, do you think any of those things got done? Nope! We women are so under appreciated! hahaha We are expected to hang tough, suck it up, keep moving until we drop!
I worked even with pneumonia, we had a county reviewer in the other day, and I was coughing and the lady wanted to know why I was at school once she found out I had pneumonia? I just told her that my manager thought I'd be ok to work and so here I was. So we will see if anything comes of it. It'd be different if I had no sick time to take, but I have over 22 days of sick time! It's just that if I take off, then the manager has to come out of her office and work!
Well, I guess I've rambled enough for now, I've gotta go to the grocery store! Ugh! I hate wasting my time at the store!
Hugs to all,
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Jeez, can't get better, went back to the Dr's. and know I have 2 shots plus 4 new meds to hopefully knock this out! Truthfully I do feel somewhat better Sunday. I got the shots on Saturday afternoon, Dr. Andrews did say I'd feel better quickly with these shots. I just know that we have people out all week and I really can't be out, even though I should take the time off.
Yesterday was our luncheon at the shop and everyone had a great time stitching and hanging out enjoying the company of friends.
I got my newest LHN pattern Belle Pepper and I will be starting that one this afternoon. It is so cute!
I taught a bunch of Girl Scouts last Monday night how to cross stitch and they were fun to be around. Had 15 little girls who were a joy to teach. I will be going back on the 21st and the 28th to help the girls finish their projects.
Hoping everyone out there in blog land is well and has a great weekend!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I'm worn out! I've been sick since Friday night and I even went to the doctor :( Have meds, but still feeling puny. Haven't taken a day off from work since we have had others out. I even cancelled stitch-in tonight at The Stitch Store. Sorry friends, but I want to be better for our Saturday luncheon!
I've not even been to the gym :(
Hope I feel better tomorrow!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I have been trying to keep up with my exercising everyday, which I am doing, so why is it that when I look in the mirror I still see a fat dumpy person? I know I can't afford lipo to get rid of the belly fab :( Geez! And I have lost some of my most prized possession, my breasts! I hate that they are deflated! Boohoo! I had wanted to lose the belly first dang it! Oh well, a person can't win! lol
My girlfriend Leila who passed away last week had a beautiful funeral service. Such a shame to die so young. 38 :( When someone close to you passes away, you start to realize just how short life is. Please take time for yourself and your family. Tell them everyday that you love them and do things to make YOU happy! That's what I'm gonna try to do from now on.
I'm working on alot of Button Up Birdies! I need to get one put together so y'all can see how great they look!
I finally get to go back to my normal work hours at school. I've been going in at 7:30am to 2:30 pm, and now since Miss Jeanette and Doreen are finally back from their knee surgeries, I'm back to 9:30 to 2pm. I will miss the extra money :( But I'll get to sleep in again! :)
Well, it's close to 11pm and I need to hit the sack!
Hugs to all my friends!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday night was spent over at Tiffany's when John fixed a broken outlet in their bathroom. So that gave me time to hold Reagan again! She is so sweet, and sleeps all the time! Give her another couple of weeks and she will start being more awake!
Worked Saturday at The Stitch Store, I encouraged 2 more people to sign up and do The Button Up Birdies from The Victoria Sampler! I just love Cathy Jean Designs! So cute and they are gonna look awesome this coming Christmas on the tree!
The weather says we might have bad weather again this week? I don't think so! I'll be surprised if we do! It's been nice today, not sunny, but not raining either!
I'll have a new cross stitch pic for you tomorrow!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Look at me! I got to get my baby fix for the day! lol Went over to see my niece Tiffany and to love on my great niece Reagan :) She is so sweet and tiny! She weighs 5lbs and 3oz now! 18.5" long. She drinks this special preemie formula, I got to feed her today. Tiffany got up and started doing some chores that needed done since I was there to hold the squeaker!
I am back to school tomorrow! Boo-hoo! I really liked having all this extra time off! At least we only have a 4 day week!
I started another ornament last night, plus I'm working on a wedding sampler for my brother and soon to be sister in law! No wedding date yet, but since this is a pretty big piece, I figured I better get started!
See ya tomorrow!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Here's my first ornament finished for 2011! Wahoo! This is from the 2010 Just CrossStitch Ornament issue. It was a really fast piece to do! I'm loving these little birds from The Victoria Sampler.
Thank you for your prayers and concerns over my neighbors. The are fine, have found themselves another temporary home to live in. Their landlord is rebuilding the home that burned down, he has told them that they can move back when the house is rebuilt. That's a really nice landlord in my book. Karen's work has donated furniture and money to help them get back on their feet.
Our snow is melting away and we go back to school on Tuesday! I still can't believe we had a whole week off due to the snow and ice! Yikes! It's on January friends! I am feeling alittle tired today! I'm very stiff today and can't stay warm! I hate that feeling!
Hugs till I see you again!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
My next door neighbor's house burned down this morning! Friends, let me tell you that is the scariest thing and I have to vent big time! When did it become a burden to help out your neighbor? At 5:30am this morning, I had huddled in my house 11 devastated friends whom I've known for 5 years. No one else even opened their doors to check to see what was going on! And please don't tell me you didn't see the blazing house on fire or you didn't hear the sirens? And instead of coming down the road to gawk, how about offering to help out your fellow man? Lord, please forgive us as we've become so uncaring and indifferent to each other.
Thank the one neighbor who graciously gave money when I know they don't have it to give, and thank you for protecting my friends. They had no insurance as renters, they lost 2 cars in the fire also. Red Cross put them up in a hotel for tonight, I've offered my home to them if they need a place to stay.
Bless the ones who lost everything in the house fire, welcome into your arms the pets that did not make it out and bless my son Jason who is so distraught over the fact that his best friends are gone, he loves that family like his own and I know he wants all of them to move in with us. Help me Lord to help him get over this tough time.
We are watching their two dogs tonight, a Boxer/Pitbull mix and a Siberian Husky. They are camped out on my back porch tonight. Snuggle close together pups, it will be cold tonight. I've fixed up a area on my enclosed back porch for them with lots of blankets and pillows.
I'm very tired tonight as I'm sure Karen and her family are exhausted too, we tried to salvage some pictures and afew clothes from the house after the fireman gave us the go ahead to go back inside. (We were told we shouldn't go in, but since we are covered in snow and ice, the rain /sleet tonight would ruin the only room left in the house that had a few things we could try to save.)
Monday, January 10, 2011
Georgia has snow again! Wahoo! We got a snow day, and they have closed school for tomorrow!
I was only out in it for a very short time! Too cold! lol
I've been toasty warm in the house by the fire and I have been working on a new cross stitch!
John is sick, took him to the doctor on Sunday and I know he is miserable, just hope I don't catch it!
This is what I made for my niece for Reagan! We had her baby shower this past Saturday and Tiffany got so much stuff for the baby! Reagan is still in the NICU so we are hoping to have her home by Feb.
See ya later!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
As I got home today, I knew I had to hurry up and get my school things completed, I am adding to our Farm 2 School board. So I found my veggies that I needed printed and got them cut out, so I'm ready to get them up tomorrow! Whew!
Last night was our first stitch-in back in a long time. I had alot of fun with our regular crew! I also taught a little young lady how to cross stitch last night. This is Jenna and she was a very polite and willing to learn young lady! I know this will be the beginning of many hours of cross stitch that she will love! Jenna is a Girl Scout and I've volunteered to teach the troop how to cross stitch if they so desire! Great job so far Miss Jenna!
Don't forget Saturday is our anniversary sale! We will have been open for 1 year! I will only be at the shop the the morning as my niece is having her baby shower on Saturday too! So if you want to see DaisyGirl, drop by before 12:30!