Friday, June 19, 2009

Stitching but no progress pics yet

Long time, no post eh?! It's been a busy week with all the kids home from school. We've been playing outside in the kiddy pools at least once a day and trying to take a nice walk in the mornings. As long as we can get outside before 9:00 a.m. the walk is great but anytime after that and it's a sweat suck-the-life-out-of-you walk. Today we're skipping the walk as they all woke up too late for it. It's back to the horsey rides through the house with Mommy being the horsey. At least I get my exercise that way right?!?!

I have been stitching but no progress pics to show. I finished my second Peace, Love and a Cure to send to Donna and I have one more ornament to finish stitching before I can send her package out. I did try my hand at finishing but I made a mess out of two cute smalls so I have to give up (for now only) and send all that I have to Donna to finish for me. She's such a great lady, she agreed to finish all that I have stitched for her Stitching for a Cure tree.

I've been meaning to get on here with a post but with all the kids home and Logan's habit of turning the computer off, my time on the thing has been drastically reduced. I'm hoping to get into a nice schedule of fun, school work (summer we like to keep everyone up-to-date and have them practice what they learned this school year) and down time soon. Logan's summer school will be starting in about two weeks so a different schedule will begin soon. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the later waking up time when I can get it, especially as I'm having to stay up later with Ryan. Oh and I've given up coffee so it does make for a harder wake up time in the morning. On top of everything else, I've finally pulled my head out and started exercising and eating better so I can lose some weight. I hope to be down to a tollerable dress size by the time the kids start school in late August. Wish me luck!

Monday, June 8, 2009

A few awesome giveaways!

Okay, if you could have seen what I just did you'd be shaking your head and chuckling at me. I put in my title and promptly hit enter instead of tab and posted this with NOTHING in it. I tell ya' if my head wasn't firmly attached......





Good luck everyone!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Check out CindyMae's Giveaway

Go to CindyMae's site here and check out her awesome giveaway! I can't wait to see who wins and what she comes up with for them!!

While you're there; check out her designs and how Jenna finished her latest 4th of July pattern.

Hope everyone has a great week!


Brown Ribbon is for Colon Cancer

Completed OHD SAL

New pattern on Stitching for a Cure site.

I did do a lot of stitching this past weekend but I also did a lot of frogging. I figured I just needed to continue stitching on easy patterns while the frogs were visiting or I'd give up and not touch anything for another month. I really like the new pattern that Donna has on her blog. It was a fun stitch and the colors are pretty. I did substitute a few for floss I had in my stash or I would have had to wait until my next visit to Michael's and I have no idea when that will be happening. I didn't feel like waiting forever so I made do with what I had and I like the outcome.

Now, I really, really, REALLY need to work on my finishing. I need to just bite the bullet and try different techniques or I'll be sitting here biting my nails and miss out on all the fun everyone else has been having. I have just about everything I need to do the flatfolds but I've been to scared to attempt it on the Peace, Love and a Cure yet. I do have a few other things I could try first but I think I've been afraid to find out that I'm really not THAT crafty and that will really make me cry. Wah wah wah! Oh, just stop being a namby pamby baby and "just do it!" already. At least do it this week before the kids are home from school for the summer and you'll really have an excuse for not being crafty! Yikes!!! ;)