Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Progress pics

 My second ornament from the 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Magazine

 My first ornament that took forever to complete. lol

Here is the third one.  I think I'm on a roll now!!  

Here is the one I'm currently working on.  I do believe that my stitching MOJO is now back!

More awesome giveaways!

Go here for Teresa's awesome giveaway.  While there, check out here beautiful stitching too!

Check out Terri's Spooktacular Halloween giveaway!  Check out her beautiful Halloween (and other) stitching while you're dropping by her blog.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I stitched!!!!!

ROFLMBO!  I finally sat down last night and stitched while watching the Phillies beat the Reds.  Sorry to see the Reds get swept but I have soft spot in my heart for the Phillies.  Love Roy Oswald and Brad Lidge as they are both former Houston Astros players.

I stitched for about a 45 minutes but then little man decided he wanted to snuggle and who am I to deny such a cute little guy??  I have to say it felt good to stitch and I believe (fingers and toes crossed this time) that maybe my MOJO is really REALLY back this time.  I can't take a picture of it yet as I need to get other pictures off the camera first.  I hope to do that by Wednesday and then I can get a picture post on here.

Hope everyone is having a great start to the new week.  I know, I can't believe it either!!  I'm posting again and it's more than once a month or once every 6 weeks. lol

Saturday, October 9, 2010

And another great giveaway!

Checky out Alyssa's great giveaway!  Wait!  On second thought, don't do that because I want to win. lol  ;)

Thanks to all the lovely ladies with these awesome giveaways!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Another great giveaway!

Check this out!!!  Name will be drawn on Halloween for these great gifts from Sarah.  Woo Hoo!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

An evening at the Cole house

Some conversation from the Cole children when they think Mommy is distracted


C'mon Kaitlyn, you can get out of timeout now, Mommy said so.  - REALLY??? I don't recall speaking but maybe I was thinking it and he read my mind. ;)

GO! Get OUT of my room I'm trying TO DO MY HOMEWORK!!!

C'mon, COME ON KAITLYN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shut up Ryan!  Get out of my room!

Vroom! Vroom!  

NO! His name is Ferdinand! You said Ferdinana!



I don't want to play anymore Ryan!

Get BACK here!

Yes you do!  PLEASE, come play with me!



KAITLAWWWWWNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is what Ryan resorts to when he's mad and he wants her to pay attention to him.

I really wanted to do some stitching tonight while watching the game but I don't think I should chance it while they are fighting so much.  Believe it or not, this has been about three minutes of VERY loud conversation.  Imagine what would happen if I sat here longer. lol

I'm off to supervise the homework Queen  and the fighting trio.  Hope to get some stitching done and if I do, I will post a progress picture but I have to warn you....... don't hold your breath. ;)

EDITED:  In case you were wondering, the children finally calmed down.  Marie did, in fact, finish her project but it was very late. lol  I never did get to sit and stitch as the final child went to bed at 10:20 (yes, that is when Marie a/k/a "THE PROCRASTINATOR" finished her school project.)  Maybe today/tonight but by the time I actually have time to sit I may not feel like doing it.  Anyone ever have that problem???? ;)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An awesome giveaway for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Check out Nataly's wonderful giveaway for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I hope I'm lucky enough to win, if not, I know whomever does win it will absolutely love it!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Progress pic

Here it is and yes I started over way too close to the left side.  I'm hoping that I can figure out a cute way to finish it.  Maybe that's why I am having a hard time getting it stitched.; it was a nice thought! lol

Oops, I did it again!

Time has been getting away from me so much this past year.  I can't seem to get on here and post like I want once a week.  I'm lucky to do once a month.  SIGH* hanging my head in shame.

Nope, stiching mojo didn't last long at all.  It has been over a month and I'm still not done with my Christmas ornament.  I have no idea what my problem is anymore.  I just don't seem to want to pick up any stitching.  I pick it up and put a few stitches in and then realize that I'm just not into it and put it right back where I found it.  There are such lovely projects that I had wanted to start and finish but nothing is catching my fancy. 

I've started back on the flat belly diet again.  It was so great to lose the weight last year and not gain ALL of it back.  I did gain some but nowhere near as bad.  I'm about 7 pounds away from hitting my lowest weight from last year so I think I may be able to stick to it this time.  I believe that since we started after the school schedules are now pretty much a done deal that I will have a much better chance of keeping on it then I did last year.  I do know that I will not be denying myself the coffee this time around though.  I'm a coffee girl, there is no denying it so I just might as well face it.  I am only allowing myself a cup a day.  It's better to indulge a little then go hog wild and completely blow it, don't you think??  I'm over the initial four day hump where I did deny myself coffee and just knew that I have to figure out a way to add it in or this diet is done. lol 

I've also had some "woman" issues as of late which is probably not helping the diet or the stitching mojo. lol  I think I'm hitting the pre-menopause stage.  Is anyone else going through that in their early forties????  I'm crankier than cranky, tired all the time (that's normal anymore lol) having two visits from Aunt Flo this month which didn't help.  Emotions are on a roller coaster which is so much fun when you have little ones. lol  I did find some lovely stuff that will hopefully be helping me with most of this but I have to wait until 14 days after the "last" day to begin.  Fine, but, can I count from the first one or do I have to start 14 days form the second one???? ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!  How appropriate can it be that I feel this way and it's close to Halloween???!!! ROFLMBO

I will attempt to get a progress shot of my ornament.  It is almost done just going to take forever to finish it at the rate I'm going.  I usually love this time of year and stitching all of the lovely Halloween goodies that are available.  Nope, not this year!  GOD, please help me to get back to my stitching as it's what keeps me from going completely looney!! ;)