Monday, October 27, 2008

My Monday News

I came across a neat giveaway on another blog.  It's her 1st giveaway, so check it out here: Jo-Jo.

I finished the Snow Poem Tree by Erynne Chard.  Love this design and it was a fun (& fast) SAL at SanManville.  I'm going to use Meari's method of finishing, since I like how hers turned out so much.
I had an appointment today with my eye doctor and was very pleased with myself for showing up nearly a half hour early.  Then I was told that the doctor wasn't in today and there was no appointment listed for me.  I even had the card with the date & time written on it that I'd been given when the appointment was made.  However, she did find I had an appointment for tomorrow at the same time.  When I received my reminder letter, I never looked at the date on it and sure enough.....................it's for tomorrow.  Don't know why they didn't state the appointment date had been changed, but I suppose I could have actually read the letter.  LOL 
Oh, well all was not lost.  I went and did my early voting.  Yeah, me, I VOTED!!!!!  Hope all of you do the same.  It doesn't matter who you vote for, just as long as you vote!!!!!
Well, it's nearly time for Dancing With The Stars, so better get my stitching ready to go.  I need to catch up on my SanMan Hip To Be Square SAL.  Also need to stitch a Christmas ornament for a group exchange. 
Happy Day to ya'll!
Barb

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nascar humor

Being a #48 Jimmie Johnson Nascar fan, my son told me that he didn't want to see any large number decals put on the sides of my new car. LOL Well, I think a stitching racecar driver would be a great thing for Nascar. My number would be 13 and my sponsor would be DMC. I'd be called the "turbo needle" and DMC would also mean "Don't Mess w/Crawford." My car could be painted in skeins of DMC threads in all the variety of colors available. My helmet could be shaped like a thimble. I could show them how to multi-task by my stitching while driving in all the races. Throwing out pieces of threads would be a legal act (even if they did clog up the front end air intakes of the cars following behind me - lol). Any needles that break might also end up on the track through no fault of my own and may even get into the tires of other cars (kaboom those tires would go - lol). Have a great week. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!!! Barb

More charity stitching completed

Here is my recent completed stitching project.  It's the Cherished Teddie Artist square which will be used in a raffle quilt to raise funds to help with medical expenses for a young woman who has Ewing's Sarcoma.  I was previously one of many people who stitched a square for a quilt given to this young woman by the Q4OC group.  I did the Cherished Teddie Cheerleader in Maryah's school colors.  I so enjoyed stitching that square that I immediately volunteered when Charity began a new group (stitchingcrew at yahoo) to make a raffle quilt to help the family with their many medical expenses.

For anyone interested in stitching squares for charity, feel free to check out Q4OC.  This group has just moved from MSN to Yahoo, since MSN is eliminating all their groups next year.  You can go here to join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quiltsforolderchildrenandadults/

Now I have to get busy and finish an exchange ornament.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Barb

Saturday, October 18, 2008

WOO HOO - I've got wheels again!!!

I've been without a car for the past couple of months since I had to junk my 1987 Chevy SW. Thanks to my wonderful daughter, son & daughter-in-law, I now have a white 94 Buick Century SW. I love it and am so very grateful to my kids.
As for stitching, I just finished a Halloween ornament for an exchange at SanManville. It's "Night Owl" by Prairie Schooler and was in the JCS Halloween Issue magazine. I can post a picture, since my partner has received it in the mail already.
I'm also working on a SanManville SAL of the "Snow Poem Tree" by Erynne Chard. The picture doesn't really show the colors very well. I'm stitching on 14ct gray DMC aida and using DMC 4030 for the large snowflakes, DMC 597 for the small snowflakes and DMC 931 for the words. Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Charity square finished


I finished stitching this charity square for WOCS. It will be used in a quilt for a 9 year old boy in the UK who has been sick all of his life. He collects key chains and likes to research the places he gets them from, so I've also sent a pewter Texas keychain for him. This Texas map is a Sue Hillis design. She has all 50 states available, as well as many countries.
It's been a great week for stash arriving in the mail. I'll get pictures taken and will post them sometime this weekend.