Saturday, October 30, 2010

Early Birthday

I went up to Amy's today for stitching and stashing. I thought my dh would want to go golfing or something today since I went to Myrtle Beach last weekend, but he was very sweet and told me I should go. So I went!!

My birthday is on Monday, so I decided to treat myself to some new stash (like I really needed an excuse).

Shepherd's Bush "The Journey," LHN "Belle Pepper" and "Winter Band Sampler," and BBD "Moonlight Visitor."

I have been working on Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler for the past couple of days. I got the bottom half finished up and now I'm working on the top half.

I also came home to two birthday cards in the mail. It's been a great birthday so far and it's not even here yet!! :) Write soon!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jenny Bean Halloween Start

Not much to share - I've just been working on the border!

40 ct Vintage Pearled Barley

It's a half day for the kids today, so they should be home soon. Write later! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Couple More Pictures

Here is the group picture from Pals (I'm in the bottom left corner).

And here is a picture of a shaker tray I got. I just couldn't resist it! Now I have a place for all of Tanya's beautiful hand-painted accessories. Amy told me she has one more left and will be getting more.

Shaker Tray

I started Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler last night. I meant to take it with me to Myrtle Beach, but forgot it. I know I won't finish by Halloween, but I've been wanting to stitch it for so long that I decided to start it anyway. I'll take a picture of my progress tomorrow.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm Home!

Well, I actually got home yesterday around 12:30 pm. I was going to stay later and do some stuff around Myrtle Beach, but decided to get home to babies instead! :) They were all happy to see me and I was so happy to see them. Distance (even for a couple days) definitely makes the heart grow fonder. :)

My dh is such a sweetie - he had the house all clean and the dishes done, so all I had to do was get lunches ready for the coming week.

Anyway, I promised to share pics of my exchange pieces. Here is what I gave...

I had stitched it awhile ago, but never got around to finishing it, so I decided to finish it for the gift exchange. I only took it apart three times - I just could not get it right - it's still not perfect, but oh well. Michele ended up getting it in the end (she traded with someone to get it). :)

I actually got Michele's pin cushion in the end, but someone asked me to trade (she really wanted it, so I reluctantly said yes), but it wasn't a bad deal because I ended up getting Karen's sweet little Shepherd's Bush pin cushion.

And speaking of Michele and Karen they gave me a surprise package when I arrived! In it was a very nice card and this adorable pin cushion made by Michele and scissor fob made by Karen (attached to my Premax scissors). Thank you both so much!! It really made my day!

Well, I still can't believe how fast the weekend went and now it's. Back to reality and back to cleaning and doing laundry (Matthew decided to destroy the house today - it's amazing how fast he can do that). Write soon!!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Myrtle Beach Day 2

I can't believe the day is over already!! I can't believe I have to go home tomorrow (today actually, it's almost 1 am). Today was so much fun. After a very good lunch at P.F. changs - I went to the conference center to stitch a bit. Here is the beautiful view from the conference center....

It made it very difficult to concentrate on my stitching! And here is the view outside - there is a fishing pier attached to the hotel (my dh would have loved that - too bad he had to stay home with the boys)...

I worked on Shores a little bit today. I'm so ready to be done with this block!

And I realized I didn't have any pictures of people, so I took a few and then my iPhone started to die. I really should have charged it longer today. Here is the gang I hung out with today...

Karen, me, Yvonne, and Faye

We had so much fun. Lots of stitching and lots of laughing. I'll never forget the memories made on this trip. I have a feeling they're going to post some pretty embarrassing pictures of me. I can be a goofball. :)

Here's a picture of my dinner buddies. We went to Five Guys. When I heard where they were going I begged to come along - I even drove!! :)

Sorry for the blurry picture! Michele WA and Karen AZ are in front and Chris NC is next to Michele.

Well, like I said it was so much fun and I really can't believe it's over. Amy really outdid herself putting it all together. I can't believe I didn't get more pictures and none of Amy (she was very busy). I'm hoping I can come for a longer time next year. I'll take more pictures tomorrow of my stitched exchange (given and received) and of a very sweet gift I received from Michele and Karen. Write soon! :)

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P.S. I'm going to fix the pictures from day one's post.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Myrtle Beach Day 1

I got to Myrtle Beach around 6 pm. This is the view I saw when I got to my room.


After I grabbed a bite to eat I went to the conference center. I got my registration pack. I actually already knew what was in it because I helped Amy put them together. :)


We had our gift exchange first. I ended up with a huge box full of goodies!! The box is very cool - it looks like a huge book.


After the gift exchange was the ornament exchange. I got three very sweet ornaments!

It was such a fun night.

I woke up to this beautiful view...


For today I plan on stitching the day away and then later on tonight is the stitched exchange and games. Write soon with more pics!! :)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ornaments Finished!!

I got another ornament finished for Myrtle Beach and I got all the finishing done on them! I'm so happy to have them done and I hope whoever gets them will enjoy them!

Little House Needleworks "Frosty Flakes" Ornament
Little House Needleworks "Frosty Flakes"
Fabric: 32 ct. unknown Lakeside Linen
Threads: DMC, CC, and GAST - Conversion given to me by Amy (thank you!)

And here are all of them together

LHN ornaments

I can't believe I leave tomorrow! I can't wait! I haven't gone anywhere by myself, overnight, in about two years. I desperately need this mini vacation!! Write later with pictures from Myrtle Beach! :)

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Another Ornament Finished!

I finished up another ornament for Myrtle Beach last night. I think it turned out so cute. I'm definitely going to have to make one for me.

Little House Needleworks "Peppermint Twist"
Fabric: 32 ct. Tundra by Lakeside Linens
Threads: DMC, CC, & WDW

Well, I'd better get these finished only four more days now!!! :)

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Winter Sheep and Paradise Lost

I finished Winter Sheep the other day and now I just need to do the finishing!

Little House Needleworks "Winter Sheep"
Fabric: 30 ct. Straw by Weeks Dye Works
Threads: DMC

I decided to get Paradise Lost out and work on it a little bit yesterday. I would love to get it finished this year.

I mainly worked on this tree....

Well, nothing really going on here. Just doing mountains of laundry and hanging out with the kids. Write soon!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Winter Sheep

Here is a little wip pic of the ornament I started for Myrtle Beach. It's Winter Sheep by LHN. It's been a fun stitch so far. I'm liking stitching something smaller than Shores! :)

LHN Winter Sheep

I'm not sure how Im going to finish it yet. I love the way. Vonna does her ornaments. They're so cute! I might attempt something like that or just do a little pillow.

While at Amy's last weekend we stopped by her local Vera Bradley shop and I got a case to carry my iPad and Kindle. It was a great deal at 40% off. When I got home I wasn't sure about the color, but now I'm really liking it.

Vera Bradley Mini Laptop Case

Vera Bradley Mini Laptop Case

Well, I'd better get back to my ornament. Myrtle Beach is only nine days away now!! :)

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Monday, October 11, 2010

A Little More Stash!

I went up to Amy's again last weekend to help her a little more with some stuff for Myrtle Beach. Of course I couldn't resist getting a couple things while I was there...

I just love this new chart, "Dust of Snow," from Plum Street Samplers...

I also love the new scissors I got. I borrowed Amy's scissors while we were stitching (I forgot mine) and really liked them, so I had to get a pair for myself. They're made by Premax. They cut so nice and are so smooth.

I have been thinking about stitching a Halloween design lately and thought I'd better get going because Halloween is less than 3 weeks away now. I was thinking of starting Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler. It's been sitting in my closet kitted up since last year.

Well, nothing else really going on. I have gotten a little more stitched on shores, but didn't take a picture and started an ornament today for the exchange. I'm sitting in the car right now watching my two older boys play baseball. They have about 20 more minutes - glad I brought my iPad. :) Write soon!

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A Little More Shores...

I have been slowly working on block 6/7 aka The BIG Block. Here is my little progress pic...

And here is a pic of the whole thing...

I'm so excited because I'm going to Myrtle Beach for the Pals Fall Fling in a little over two weeks. It's going to be so nice to get away - by MYSELF!! :) I can't wait! I'm going on Friday and I'm coming back Sunday. I wish I could go on Thursday, but my dh can't get off work. Oh well, I'm just glad I'm able to go at all! I finished my stitched exchange for the Saturday night exchange and I have my gift exchange together for Friday night. Now I just need to work on a couple ornaments for the ornament exchange. Lots of exchanges, but they're all fun.

Well, I'm still loving my Kindle 3 - no more drama there!! Hope you all are having a wonderful start to fall - it's gorgeous here in SC. Write soon! :)

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