Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Friday Ya'll!

I received this friends' award from Cindy and want to thank her so very much for thinking of me.
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon's of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with. I'm sending this award on to all of you who read my blog because I consider all of you my friends and cannot choose some over others.

I've joined the Stitchers' Village.  It's free, so you might want to check it out.  Anything stitching related for free is always worth checking out.  ;D

I just finished stitching this square for a charity quilt that will be raffled to raise funds to help with medical expenses for a young lady that received a charity quilt that I had stitched a square for.  This design is "Sandy" from the book "101 Bears With Personality."  It's stitched on white 14 ct aida with DMC threads.  I've still got 2 more that I'm stitching for this quilt.

Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog.  I've been reading everyone's blogs on my google reader, but haven't been too good at going to all the blogs & leaving comments.  Just wanted to let ya'll know that I am reading your blogs and plan tol get caught up on leaving comments asap.
Have a happy weekend.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SAL completed

Woo Hoo!!!  I finished the SMO 12 Days of Christmas SAL for month 2 (members only designs).  This was so much fun to stitch.  Now just to decide how to finish it.  Not sure if I want to frame it, make into a pillow or do something else with it.  Decisions, decisions.  LOL  While I'm pondering on that, I can get started on the 2nd SMO Halloween SAL design & do month 1 of the Christmas SAL.  I love doing these projects that stitch up quickly.  Makes me feel like I really accomplished something.  ;D
Thanks for visiting and I appreciate every comment that is left for me.  Ya'll come back now, ya hear.  ;-)

Friday, February 13, 2009

I won!!!

I received an email from Dani at EaglesWings to tell me I won her prize in the One World One Heart Giveaway event. Here's the 14 cross stitch charts I'll be receiving from her. What a great prize to win. I'm really excited about it.

There were over 800 bloggers involved with this event and would you believe, I actually visited every one of them. Didn't enter all the giveaways, but did manage to at least view each blog. There are so many talented people and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the large variety of arts & crafts.
Well, that's it for tonight. I've been online much too long today and didn't get any stitching done as I had planned to do. And I think I'll have a dish of my favorite ice cream - Blue Bell Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Oh yum!!!!! Happy weekend & thanks for visiting my blog.

Yet another SAL

Giving in to my start-itis disease, I began yet another SAL. Just cannot stop myself from working on something new and fun. LOL Well, this one is a SanManville 12 days of Christmas SAL. Each month will be a new design, using the members-only SMO charts that were given to us this past Christmas time. I still haven't done the one for January, but am halfway finished with the February chart. This chart is another dozen of Sandy's very popular designs of a full year sampler. And yes, this is just one of the 12 designs being stitched (even though it features 12 little designs in it). I'm loving every minute of stitching on this, so having start-itis isn't always so bad. ;-) That's all for today. Gotta get back to my stitching. Thanks for visiting and have a great Friday. Barb

Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday Check-in

I am honored that Meari has awarded me this special Love Blog award for my stitching lots of squares for charity quilts. I don't stitch nearly as many as I used to though.
Now, I must spread this love to 5 other bloggers. So without further ado, I choose: Mylene (Crafter in Texel) - for the beautiful stitching she creates and for sending her completed work to so many others. Beth (Crossed Purposes) - for being such an inspiration with her wonderful spirit. She has many physical challenges that she doesn't let get in her way of living life to the fullest. Glenda (Cross Stitch and Cat Hair) - for being such a good friend and my personality twin. I know I can always chat with her, because she understands where I'm coming from. Cindy (Lonestar Stitcher & Her Ramblings) - for her cheerful disposition and always taking the time to send an email to everyone posting on her blog. All my blog followers & comment writers (Too many to list each one) - for your many kind & supportive comments, making me feel so good and giving me the motivation to continue my stitching addiction. Bless you ALL!
On to my latest stitching update - here's April. For such a small piece, it seemed to take me forever. Had way too many frogs visiting. Grrrrrrr I didn't like how my original bunny & baskets looked, so changed their colors and even changed the basket shapes. I'm still not 100% happy with this one, but it's gonna have to stay. I'm not chancing anymore frog visits. Just got the May design, so I can begin that one. **********
And I really need to get busy with my 2 SanManville SALs. It's time to stitch the 2nd charts and I still haven't stitched the 1st Christmas chart (although did manage to do the 1st Halloween one). Oh so many projects and just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. LOL **********
And the mailman just came with my recent order from 123 Stitch. I got 2 SMO charts that were on sale (Plant, Grow, Bloom and Such Is Life). Also got 4 skeins of GAST for sending to 2 people in the group birthday floss club I'm in. **********
Well, folks, that's all she wrote today. Need to get to my stitching. And BTW, I am feeling so very much better now. My mood is uplifted, I'm actually getting dressed everyday (not staying in pjs), and I have a more positive outlook on my life. The sadness and gloom & doom hanging over me has left (thank the Lord) and I'm not crying all the time. Aint't drugs wonderful? LOL Well, the prescribed ones anyway. Life is good! And Nascar is starting again! Yippee!!!!! Go Jimmie!!! **********
Thanks for visiting and please come back now, ya hear!!! Barb