Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stitching & pics of primoriginals received

Just finished this SanMan Original.  It was a free design for only those receiving their newsletter.  I stitched this on a piece of aida that I received in an aida grab bag purchase from 123 Stitch.  I did some DMC floss color changes so it would match up better to the colors of the tuck.  The tuck was made by Elaine in the CSE yahoo group.  I'm not sure if I'll leave the design in the tuck since I messed up and didn't leave a large enough border around the design to prevent it from sliding around.  I may just put this design in my stitching scrapbook and stitch another piece to put in the tuck.
Now, as promised in an earlier post, here's the pics of the primoriginal gieveaway that I received.  I just absolutely love, love, love them all.  The earrings are called Girls with Cats & there is a princess, fairy & a normal girl.  The print is called Fairies With Red Wings. 
 
Besides the giveaways, I also ordered the 2 kitty miniature sculptures.  Believe me, they are just too cute for words. The largest kitty is about the size of a quarter.  My cat, Shadow loved the smell of them, so I had to quickly put them out of his reach.  LOL
Did yall see the Nascar race on Sunday?  Most of the race was kinda boring, but the finish was terrific.  Loved seeing Jimmie Johnson race Mark Martin to the finish line & then become the first driver to win back-to-back races at Indy.  Also am happy to see Jimmie's clean shaven face again.  I personally think he's too good looking to hide his looks behind a beard.  ;D
Well, that's all for now.  Thanks to yall for visiting & reading my blog.  Feel free to leave comments.  I really love hearing from yall.  Bye now.
Barb

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, Monday - (just love that song)

WOO HOO!!! I finally finished the OakHaven Designs SAL. ******************************************************* I am so excited about some items I received in the mail this past week. These ornaments are just the cutest and I love them. *********************************************** This first picture is Black Cat Splat ornament by:http://www.thepunchinfool.com/ This next cutie is Burglar Cat Ornament by: http://surprisedelightjoy.blogspot.com/ I received my order from Jo-Ann's Fabrics in today's mail. I got a set of 17" x 17" Q-Snaps which should make stitching on Castles in the Air a little easier for me. And I also got this terrific OttLite. I'll use my floor model light when I'm stitching in my recliner and this new folding table light will go by my computer. Sure will make stitching while I'm on yahoo messenger live chats so much easier. ********************************************* And finally, I'm able to share that I was the lucky lucky winner of the primoriginals giveaway. I am so so excited and have sent my choices to Liz and also ordered something extra from her. I just LOVE her artwork. You will have to wait until I receive them to find out what lovely items I am getting. I know that's mean, but pictures of them will be so much nicer than me telling you what I'm getting. Thank you so very much JOKE for telling about it on your blog. Sorry you didn't win though (no, not really - lol). Thanks for visiting, Barb

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday Update

Next month will be my 4th blog-versary. Wow, hard to believe I've had this blog for so long. I'm thinking about what type of giveaway I can have for all my many loyal readers. More info will come as soon as I get it all figured out. Another stitching finish is the November square from OakHaven Designs. Only 1 more square to do & I'll have this SAL finished. I'm still working on the Language of a Stitcher SAL - slow going, but I'm getting there.

I'm gradually getting my materials gathered to begin making my stitching scrapbook. I bought a 12" x 12" album, couple packs of designed paper & some stickers. This is gonna be such a fun project and I'll finally be able to enjoy the stitching projects I've had buried in drawers.

Thanks for visiting and yall come back now, ya hear.

Barb

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Primoriginals Giveaway

While browsing blogs today, I found a giveaway listed on Joke's Blog about a giveaway by primoriginals that I just had to share with yall.  Be sure to check out her works of art.  If I win, it will surely be difficult for me to choose from so many wonderful pieces.  Here's a couple of pics to show you some of what I like.  Actually, I like ALL of her art, but of course anything to do with cats are favorites of mine.

 
Did yall see that Nascar finish yesterday?  All I can say is WOW! 
Gotta admit that I was happy Kyle didn't win since Tony had led so many laps in that race.  And Jimmie then came in 2nd (go JJ).  You can read all about it at the Nascar web site.
That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.
Barb

Saturday, July 04, 2009

It's Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the USA!!!  I found this awesome slide show to celebrate our country.  My Beautiful America  Be sure to turn your speakers on low volume. Enjoy!!!

Now for a stitching update.  I completed the August & September of the OakHaven Designs monthly SAL.
 
That's it for today.  Hope your holiday has been a pleasant one and thanks for visiting.
Barb

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Happy 4th of July

For all those celebrating the 4th of July in the US, I hope yall will have a fun & safe holiday this weekend.  I will be spending time stitching and trying to catch up on 2 SAL projects that are long overdue in finishing.  Also will watch Nascar and participate in a live online group chat. 
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I do have a stitching finish to show.  I'm thinking of making it into a flatfold, but not quite sure yet.  This is an OakHaven Design that was given ONLY to the group members who participated in the last couple weeks live online chats.  Sorry to say it is NOT available. 
This is gonna be a short post because I need to fix myself something to eat.  Thanks for visiting and come back any time.  :D
Have a great weekend,
Barb