Saturday, November 05, 2005

Late Night with Barb

Couldn't sleep, so decided to get back up and do some stitching and also post on here. I'm finishing up a special ornament for Katie (my granddaughter). I plan to make her an ornament each Christmas, so by the time she's grown up, she'll have a tree full. I'm nearly finished with Curious Cattitude. Had to put this one aside to work on other projects (2 ornaments to exchange, the ornament for Katie). I've also got a list of projects to stitch by Christmas, so Curious will have to take a back seat on the priority list for now. I'm really excited about winning the Disney 2006 Calendar from Elaine in the ChattyStitchingExchangers group. It was so nice of her to give it away in a drawing since she had duplicates. Many would have sold it on ebay. I thank her and do look forward to stitching the Winnie the Pooh designs from the calendar. Oh...........more to add to my "to do" list. The list seems to constantly grow longer. LOL Well, guess that's enough of my ramblings for tonight. I need to get some sleep so I'm not too tired at the Renaissance Festival tomorrow. I'm going with my son, his fiancee and her niece. It's always fun to go there and people watch - especially all the costumes people wear and how "little" attire their costumes are. :-O

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Nascar Favs

As you can see, I'm a Jimmie Johnson, car #48, fan. I'm hoping he wins the Nascar Chase. My other favorite driver is Elliott Sadler in the 38 M&M car, although he isn't in the final Chase. I watch Nascar every week and usually cross stitch at the same time. Great weekend activity!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hurricane Rita

Hurricane Rita is over and all I can say is I am so very grateful it did not hit as predicted, which would have been my area (so my home was spared from any damage). My heart does go out to those who lost their homes and family members in this storm. There is simply no words to ease their grief. Only God can give them the comfort and strength they will need in the upcoming weeks and months of recovery. The worst part of it all for me was the horrendous evacuation from my home - spending 12 hours driving a 4 hour trip. It was no fun to be in a car with NO air conditioning for 24 hours before I was able to find a room. All the shelters were full and so were the motels. Finally, I was able to find a motel room for myself and my cat for 3 nights. The motel waived their normal policy of no pets so evacuees could stay there. 7 1/2 hours of my drive was going only 20 miles. It was a parking lot and at times I sat in one place for over a half hour. I kept my car from overheating by turning it off. I didn't have a/c anyway, so keeping it running served no purpose other than to chance overheating. The hundred degree temperature was miserable. I drank 5 bottles of water and 3 bottles of soda in the 12 hours. Also kept my cat cooled down by rubbing him with cool water from my ice chest. I paid strict attention to the advice of when to drive home and waited until Monday. That's the day recommended for where I live. Glad I waited because my drive home only took me nearly 4 hours (the normal driving time for the trip). It's good to be back home!!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Me and My Shadow

Here's a picture of my baby, Shadow. He is 9 months old. Even though he looks like a Russian Blue, he has no official pedigre papers. I got him from the Humane Society in May. He sure livens up my apartment as he's very vocal. He lets me know that he is here and wants my attention. Of course, he gets it, too. LOL

Monday, September 12, 2005

Crazy Cattitude Finished

I completed this Crazy Cattitude cross stitch and just love how he turned out. He really does look kinda crazy, doesn't he? LOL Now, only one more to go and then I'll have all 12 finished so I can put together a quilt. My recent stitching has also been my monthly Christmas ornament exchange and a wedding sampler for a friend. Now that the fall is here, I have to begin thinking about Christmas gifts. That will take some thought about what to stitch for each person. Of course, I always try to come up with the "perfect" gift. I must stop putting myself through all this extra stress. That's it for now. I'll get working on the Curious Cattitude.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Another Cattitude Finished

I'm so happy that I just finished stitching my 10th Cattitude Cat (Contentious). He really looks likes he's ready for a good argument - doesn't he!?! Only 2 more to go and then I can begin my quilt. Wahoo!!

Friday, August 05, 2005

Sharing a family picture

Here's a picture of my daughter and granddaugher. This was taken on Father's Day at the White Sox park in Chicago. She is having her very first taste of cotton candy. :-) I've been stitching on my Contentious Cattitude Cat and looking forward to when I can finally share the "finished" project with everyone. These designs are so much fun to stitch. After I finish this one, I'll only have 2 more to stitch to have the complete set of 12 done and then plan to make into a quilt.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Cross Stitch update

It's after 2am & I'm still awake, but that's not unusual for me. I must have been a cat in a previous life since I like the nights more than the days. I've recently finished my newest Cattitude cross stitch (picture at left). I've already stitched 9 of the designs and am really looking forward to finishing all 12 so I can make them into a quilt. Perhaps I'll make a wall-hanging quilt (per my daughter's suggestion) so I'll be able to enjoy looking at it without putting any wear and tear on it.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

My first entry

I'm really excited about having my first blog. This is a great place for me to journal about my world and how I'm feeling about current events. I'll also be able to write about what cross stitching I'm working on at the moment, the projects I have waiting to be worked on and what I want to get started on. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some pictures of my work on here to share with everyone.