Wednesday, September 28, 2011


 Witchy Kitty by Brittercup Designs

Happy Halloween by Fresh Threads Studio

Pirate Sock Monkey by Raise the Roof Designs

All of these patterns are from the 2011 Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.  This is the issue that helped me get my mojo back!  I've got to pull threads and then decide if I want to do Halloween Jack on regular fabric or order the perforated paper.  Logan is my destroyer, thinking perhaps I should just stitch on cloth so that it survives for more than 5 minutes. lol 

I love the fall; just wish the weather would actually mimic the season it's supposed to right now.  Today the forecast is for a high of 90 and no rain chance until after dinner.  The only good thing is that I will not have to sit in car rider line today as we have a meeting about Ryan at school.  Yeah!  As soon as the meeting is over, I'm grabbing the kids and heading home to relax in the a/c. lol

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Quickie...

to let you know I'm still alive and kicking. lol

Today is my eldest daughter's 13th birthday so in between laundry and cleaning I'm baking a cake and making her favorite snack....Rice Krispie Treats.  I am currently waiting on the coffee to cool so I can make the cake so thought I'd drop a line or two for a post. lol

I've been stitching every chance I had for the past week which feels good.  I've completed two Halloween ornaments and am almost done with the third.  I decided to make one for each of the kids this year and of course, Logan chose a difficult one which will be done next........ or next  He chose the Halloween Jack by SamSarah Designs.  I've never stitched on perforated paper before so not sure when it will get done.   No, no pictures to show of them yet as I thought I'd actually finish them before I did the pictures.....hmmmmmm maybe I'll just take pictures sometime tomorrow and upload them as I'll have Marie's BD pics too. lol

Well, washer is done so now it's time to change over...again. lol  Have I ever mentioned that I LOATHE doing laundry??? lol  yeah, that and cleaning. ROFLMBO!  At least I have a couple of fun things to look forward to today.  Baking and wrapping of the presents!

Have a great week and hope to post some pics in the very near future. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I was somewhat on a roll there for about 2 seconds with my blog posts.  I'm still doing better than I had been but I will try to improve a little more.  lol

I actually have done a little bit of stitching but have no pictures to show as it's been VERY LITTLE stitching.  The fact that I got over that mojo slump at all makes me feel good even if I don't do a lot.  I am currently stitching Witchy Kitty by Brittercup Designs out of the Halloween JCS edition.  I also finally received the Christmas Ornament issue and have been drooling over it for the past few days.  I'd say that is a good thing and must mean the mojo is back!

Kids are all doing great at school or so they tell me.   I will know for sure as soon as I sign up for the online grade review that the district has or get their interim reports whichever happens first. ;)  I need to actually go into the school to sign up and by the time I get there in the afternoon it's too late and the morning drop off is crazy.  So why don't I just do it while I'm volunteering you ask??? Well, that's easy.....because they haven't let me volunteer yet.  They started out trying to get to know Logan and then see how he does each day, then the teacher took time off to go to her daughter's wedding.  After that the kids got sick and shared with me and then I had my allergies freak out.  Hopefully by next week we can start with the one day a week to see how it goes. 

Yesterday I had a little scare.  Now I can laugh at myself but at the time I was a bit terrified. lol  I dropped the kids off, ran by Marie's school to drop off some glass baby food jars for science class then went to do some grocery and other shopping.  I got home with my coffee and sat down to relax at the computer.  I got on facebook and was trying to type something to a friend and realized my eyes were acting strange.  Rather, one eye was at least.  I had a blind spot that slowly transformed into a pulsing shape.  While slightly blind in one eye I freaked out a little, called my mom and tried to answer my husband's instant messages.  By the time the pulsing started I finally realized what the problem was and jumped up to grab some tylenol.  It's been so long since I had a migrane give me a warning that I didn't realize what it was at all. lol   Seems like for the last couple of years, those buggers just come out of left field and knock me on my butt with no warning and tons of pain.  Yesterday, it decided it felt sorry for me and gave me a warning.  Brainiac that I am, it took for the pulsing and pain to start before my brain would turn itself on. lol  I'm VERY lucky that the tylenol did the trick.  Usually I have to take a prescription pain med that makes me loopy and I HATE to take that and won't unless I'm home for the day and DH is close to or at home.    NOTE TO SELF:  spotty blindness in one eye means grab the tylenol and drink a bottle of water.  Don't think about it.....JUST DO IT!

I need to get the house picked up and the laundry started....why can't they design a house that will pick up after its own self????  Make the laundry do itself too while I'm dreaming big. lol  I hope to have some time to sit down and put a few more stitches in Witchy Kitty today.  It's nice to relax and stitch even if it's only for 30 minutes.  Every minute counts!

Have a great Wednesday!