Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Friday Yall

I finished the 2nd part of the Papillon Creations Castles in the Air SAL and have begun stitching on the 3rd part.  I'm trying to catch up before the next part is released in June.
The final part of the SanMan SAL will be released today, so will also be working on that.  Then have to get back to the 2 OakHaven Designs SALs so I can finish them up.  No rest for the weary.  LOL
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This week has brought me some new stash.  I received the final 2 charts for the Raise The Roof Crabby sampler.  That's going to be so much fun to stitch.  My 2 ebay purchases were a Gingher 4" featherweight thread snips and 6 pieces of 14ct aida in tropical colors (blue, green, orange, pink, yellow & lavender).  The colors are so vibrant.  Will have to take a pic and post it later.
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Gotta run now.  Have to go to the post office, drop off my recycling items, & pick up a few groceries.  Hope yall have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Barb

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend.  I enjoyed watching all the racing (both Nascar & the Indy 500) and stitching.  Was thrilled to see Helio win at Indy, but was bummed about all the rain delays in the Nascar racing.  Oh well, guess there's nothing anyone can do about changing Mother Nature.  ;D  I thought it was terrific how Nascar followed President Obama's suggestion to have a moment of silence at 3pm EST.  During the Coca Cola 600 race on Monday, Nascar lowered the track flag to half mast, had the drivers line up on pit row, stopped the race, had all the drivers turn off their cars, asked everyone to stand and had a minute of silence.  It was an awesome way to show respect for all those in the service (both past & present).
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I finished the next part of the SanMan SAL.  I'm having such fun stitching this.  I'm still working on my part 2 of the Papillon Castles in the Air SAL.  I'll get a pic when I finish this part.
It's time to get back to my stitching now.  I truly appreciate yall visiting my blog & hope yall have a great week.  Signing off with many Texas sized hugs,
Barb

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Stash, prizes won & SAL update

I've been really enjoying my stitching time this past week because I finally got a new lamp. Here's a pic of it - the OttLite floor lamp. I went to JoAnns last weekend and they had it on sale for 40% off, so I just couldn't pass up the deal. Thank heaven for the stimulus payment. I did my share to help the economy. Also got some other stash while I was there.
Besides this wonderful new stash, I stopped at Half Price Books and found some cross stitch books. Actually, only 5 of the books in the picture are from there. The other 2 are from the library used book store.
I won a prize from Funk & Weber at the online Needlework Show. I chose the "Anything is Possible" chart. I've also recently won a couple of prizes from SanManville. The topiary kit (won from Janet) comes packaged in a medicine bottle as a prescription for cross stitch fever. It's just so cute and what a unique packaging idea.
I've been working on the May SAL from SanManville. I've got all 3 parts finished. Now I've got to catch up on my other SALs (OakHaven monthly charts, OakHaven "Love Grows," OakHaven "Language of a Stitcher," and Papillon's Castles in the Air). I should be keeping busy and getting lots of time to enjoy using my new lamp.
Thanks for visiting my blog. In case you didn't notice the new pic in the right hand column about Operation Nice, check it out. It's pretty neat & I plan on joining in. Hope some of you will also. I wish all of you a great week!!!
Barb

99 Things

I saw this here and thought I'd join in on the fun.
Here are the rules: Bold the things you’ve done and post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (accordian band as a youngster)

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland (been to Disney World)

8. Climbed a mountain (wasn't very high, but I did it)

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped (never, never, never)

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train (when a youngster)

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked (when a teenager)

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping (no way!!!)

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run (lucky if I could even hit the ball)

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (AWESOME!!!)

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I am satisfied with what I have now)

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (have even camped out at the beach)

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted (in New Orleans)

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater (sure do miss them)

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business (sellilng handmade crafts years ago, but it failed)

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (remember when box of thin mints were only 50 cents)

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason (what a nice gesture this was)

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check :-(

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (my younger 6 siblings destroyed everything)

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar (tasted very salty - yuk)

72. Pieced a quilt (only for a small quilted pillow)

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper (as a youngster & adult)

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (no way, no how!!!)

88. Had chickenpox (when in 6th grade)

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous (Sean Hayes - before he was famous on TV).  Worked with his mom & saw him perform in a musical.

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby (2 - son & daughter)

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee (OUCH!!!)