Monday, January 23, 2012


Here's my first TUSAL.  Not Bad.....

IHSW Weekend

I had a great time this weekend - minus the trip to the doctor!  Not as much accomplished as I had hoped.  Do we ever accomplish as much as we want???? 



Yikes!!!  It's side ways again.   I'm sorry.  I tried to rotate it but it keeps changing back to this.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

IHSW Weekend!!!

This weekend is IHSW weekend.  I'm so excited about this.  Not only do I have a great time stitching but I love to look at everyone's projects and progress.  It's so great to encourage each other.

I'm going to continue to work on All Things Bright and Beautiful.  I've been stitching on it for Jardin January in the Theme-A-Licious SAL.  I just posted a picture on 1/15 for that update.  I really haven't been able to stitch much since then.  But I will take another "before" picture Friday just in case I'm able to make some progress before the stitch in begins.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jardin January Update

I am enjoying this so much.  Usually this time of the year, I'm still finishing up some Christmas project that I didn't finish.  I think this is a welcome change and I'm going to have to remember it for next year.

I finished my Lizzie Kate "Hello Spring" project.  I have no idea why the camera shows 6/22/11 my husband took it for me today.  I'll have to ask him.

And I was able to start a new project!  This one I've had in my stash for a long time waiting for one day.  The chart is called "All Things Bright and Beautiful".

I'm going to continue to work on this one.

And now to check out what everyone else has been working on!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jardin January

You may remember that I joined Heather's 2012 Theme-a-licious SAL.  You can read more about it here.  I'm pretty sure you can still join us if you'd like.  January's theme is Jardin January.  We are relaxing while stitching on a garden or flowers.  Heather has several projects she'll be working on this month.  I'm really loving her Shakespeare's Garden.  It is so pretty.  I can't wait to see the finished project!!!!  Go Heather!  Go Heather!!!

My plan is much simpler.  I'm still worried about my Mom and Dad and really don't know how much stitching time I'll have.  We are still going to their house quite often and cooking and cleaning for them - taking turns with my sisters.  So my plan is to do a Lizzie Kate freebie called "Hello Spring!"  The colors are so bright and cheery.  And I'm already ready for Spring.  Let's just skip winter!!!!  I haven't started it yet so there is no before picture to show.  I believe we are supposed to post an update on the 15th.  And if I do have some extra time, I'll add a second project! 

Monday, January 2, 2012


I'm so sorry that it's been so long since I posted.  So much has been going on! 

My husband decided that almost everything on the to-do list needed to be done before we had company for Christmas.  Boy did that take a lot of time.  But on the plus side, the house looks really good!

Christmas dinner was a success!  We had Rosemary Scented Roast Pork Loin, Salad, Cranberry Casserole, Corn Pudding, Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble, Yeast Rolls, Ambrosia, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Cheesecake and Fruit Cake.  I know!  I know!  Fruit Cake.  But my husband loves it so every 3 to 4 years I make one for him. 

Each year we send trays of cookies to our neighbors.  This year on the tray was Peanut Butter Delights, Peppermint Snowballs, Big Soft Ginger Cookies, Merry Cherry Fudge, Saucer-Sized Oatmeal Cookies and Haystacks.

So just as everything was calming down my Mom had chest pains and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.  Almost all week last week I spent at the hospital.  She's doing better now and is at home.  We are still taking turns staying with her and my Dad because my Dad had a stroke a few years ago and needs some help also.

I know you really just want to know any stitching news and I do have some but no pictures.  I "finished" two ornaments that I has stitched earlier and stitched and finished two others that I gave to co-workers.  I did finish stitching Chilly's Gift (for myself) but I haven't "finished" it into an ornament yet.

I was all ready to place an order for some new stash but my husband asked me to hold off because he thought I would be getting some for Christmas.  So I waited.  And I did receive two new charts!  One is a Westie Kit
And the other is Lizzie Kate's Time For God

I haven't had a chance to start them, but I'm excited to have some new stash!

I hope everyone else had a great Christmas.  I can't wait to catch up with everyone.  I feel so far behind!