Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some pics

Stitched this in one night! Join Tonia's group so you can join in on her January SAL!! You can purchase her awesome charts from this group too so come on and join us all!!!

I worked on this for a week and loved doing it! This is from Brook's group which has a lot of great designs too!

Thank you for this award!!

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Congratulations to the following: I know it says to please pass the award on to others but I just want these ladies to know how much I enjoy reading their blogs. They don't have to pass the award forward just know someone out in "blog land" loves to read your blogs!

Awesome giveaway!

Please take a second to check this out! Leelou is having an awesome giveaway!!! WOW! I know, I know, it's supposed to take you directly to her site from the picture but my brain is fried so I had to do it the "old fashioned" way. Sorry folks, I had a hum dinger of a headache and had to take something and now I'm very tired but still trying to get through all the stuff I wanted to get done today.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

A little Mommy time

I started a quick Halloween pattern that I think my girls will love once it's completed. Hubby took the camera to the game tonight so maybe tomorrow I will be able to get a shot of it. Then again, maybe not. The kids are home from school for a teacher duty day so who knows what will get accomplished as we have two therapies scheduled for the afternoon.

For some reason, I woke up early this morning. It was one of those times where you know you aren't going to be able to fall back to sleep so why bother. I decided to take some much needed me time and just sit and read. About 30 minutes later, little man Ryan started calling me. "Mommy?" "Mommy, where are you?" I, of course, ran to get him before he woke the rest of the house and we snuggled in my recliner for about an hour. He wasn't fully awake so, with his eyes closed, he said, "I love you Mommy!" (I think my heart melted; nothing like hearing your little ones tell you they love you!) He then put his head on my shoulder and just snuggled right up and fell asleep in my arms. I was able to sit there and enjoy just holding my little snuggle bug and thinking about my baby growing into a little boy right before my eyes. I swear it was just yesterday when I brought him home from the hospital and now he's almost three! He's my constant companion; it's almost 11:30 and the other three are fast asleep. Daddy won't be home until much later so we get some more quality time tonight. It's times like these that make me so thankful that I can spend all my time with them. He just dropped something on his little knee and is requesting a kiss for his boo boo so I will sign off for now. Hope everyone is having a nice restful sleep!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday update

4 Season SAL - Spring and Summer done!

ILCS - Halloween SAL

Here is the Halloween SAL finish from this past weekend. I also completed the Summer part of the 4 Season SAL. Now on to the Fall and Winter parts! I also need to start on the newest ILCS SAL after I get the fabric size I need and decide on the color or colors.

I'm surprised I have been able to get much done in the last week or so as all of us came down with a nice head/chest cold again. This time DH also came down with it but the eldest did not. Oh how I wish that she did get the little head cold rather than what she woke up with yesterday! She is now blocked in her room and the bathroom and not allowed out under any circumstances. She has the stomach bug that I hope is just something she ate but I don't think that is it and with everyone run down still because of the head/chest thing I'm just praying we don't get this other nastiness too. OY!

Katie is now 100% potty trained even though Mommy is chicken and puts her in a diaper at night. I was going to stop doing that this past weekend but with everything going on I thought the heck with it! She hasn't had an accident in about a week now so it's a done deal. I didn't think this would ever happen so I should be doing a big happy dance but I'm just too tired to do it. I'm wiggling around in the desk chair so that will have to be the happy dance for now. LOL

The boys are still not sleeping through the night although I can't blame them with this bug. Logan (KNOCK ON WOOD) has slept on the couch and not come to get me for the past two nights. I was going to let out a whoop of joy yesterday until DH told me that he came in to snuggle with him instead. Due to Marie's illness I've had to take Katie in the boys room and have her sleep in Ryan's bed. To alleviate any problems I've just slept in there with them through the night which hasn't made for much REM sleep for me lately. One day in the not so distant future, I will look back at this episode in my life and laugh but right now; not much laughing going on.

I've tried to stay up to watch the ALCS games and last night wasn't easy at all. I did fall asleep twice; Katie and Logan fell asleep with me but not Ryan. I woke up in time to watch the last inning of game 7 between Tampa and Boston. What a game and what an ending! I was able to prop my eyes open long enough to watch them give the MVP award to Tampa's Matt Garza. I'm so glad that he won it. He was so relaxed right before the game. He had me cracking up when they panned over to the dugout and there he was with his IPOD on and just jamming to his Tupoc. For a second there, after he took the mound I thought he still had his IPOD on but then realized he had some cotton in his ears to block out all the noise from their fan's cowbells. We still have the cowbell from when DH went to the regular season game against the Red Sox (which they won!) Thankfully hubby didn't put it back together and ring it throughout the game. I would have had to grab some ear plugs and leave the children with him to deal with. LOL

Here's hoping that this week gets better soon so I can get some much needed sleep. I have a full week with the therapies which were rescheduled, a few teacher conferences and Ryan's school transition to deal with as well. Calgon take me away NOW!!!!!!!!!! LOL Hope everyone has a great week.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Almost finished product

I found a frame while cleaning out the bedroom last night and decided to attempt to frame DH Astros project. I still need to do a little bit to it because as I was taking this picture I noticed that there is a teeny wrinkle in the top of the fabric. I think I need to cut it down just a little then glue/tape it to the cardboard back. I finished this in August and here it is October so I thought I'd put a picture of what it should look like when I'm done. Of course, the picture is crooked because I had to fight to get a picture where the flash wasn't reflecting off the glass back at me so this was as good as I could get.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Another update

Latest pic of 4 Season SAL

I've had lots of time to sit and stitch this week due to potty training Katie. Since she was terrified of the potty I had to pull the little potty out and have it in the playroom so she could sit and watch a movie. It took an entire week to get her comfortable enough to where she would actually go more than a drop or two. She would get on and off every five minutes all day! She's still doing that but we've moved on to the big girl potty in the bathroom so not sure how much time that will leave to stitch. The bribing her with a toy really worked!

She really loves Logan's speech therapist Cheryl so that is how I'm getting her to go on the big girl potty now. (That and I've promised to take her to Target to buy her something when she accomplishes it! $1.00 bins here we come!!) Yesterday she went both one and two in the big potty so I'm hoping the end is near. Actually, I'm praying it's near because she is still doing the get off the potty and two to three minutes later getting right back on. My hands are so raw and sore from washing them so many times. Every time she gets near it I have to wash my hands and hers so at least this will teach her to wash her hands after every use. It's time to get her crayons and coloring book out (GREAT distraction from the potty every two minutes!) Now if I could just get the boys to sleep through the night!!!!!