Monday, August 23, 2010

Introducing my Stitchbook

I've been busy scrapbooking on my Stitchbook and can now share the pages with you  This is a 12" x 12" album I am making.  Not every page is completely finished yet.  I'm really excited about this project and look forward to adding more pages to my album & improving with my skills as I go.  So...without further ado, let me present my Stitchbook:


Winnie The Pooh



Angel


Halloween Page 
(1 OakHaven & 2 SanMan Designs)


OakHaven Designs Monthly Charts SAL - Page 1


OakHaven Designs Monthly Charts SAL - Page 2


OakHaven Designs Seasonal Birds SAL


OakHaven Designs Seasonal Houses SAL


SanMan Originals Seasons SAL


SanMan Originals Snowman (1st Page I made)


White Tiger Eyes


Thanks for visiting and looking at my Stitchbook pages.

Hugs,
Barb

Monday, August 09, 2010

Vacation, Shopping, Stitching, Grandgirl & Back Home

Vacation:
It's been over a month since I posted here, so I'll try to get yall updated now.  Had a great trip to Indiana and enjoyed visiting my family.  Also got to spend a weekend in Michigan at my daughter's best friend's lake house.  Weather was great and had lots of fun.  Here's a pic of my daughter, granddaughter & myself.


Shopping:
Went to lots of yard sales & the Goodwill thrift store.  Here's some pics of my wonderful finds.  Got LOTS of cross stitch books, charts & kits at the Goodwill store.















Found lots of lace & ribbon at a yard sale, among much other goodies.  Ended up mailing a large flat rate box to myself because my luggage would have gone over the weight limit.  lol




I think we outdid ourselves for shopping.  Here's some goodies I got at Target & JoAnns for cross stitch, needle punch & paper cardmaking.  The long silver item is a magnetic telescoping tool to pick up fallen needles & scissors.
When visiting my sister, she gave me a huge bag from her neighbor of DMC pearl cotton, needles, scissors, needle punch tools & fabric.  Also had some stamped cross stitch in it that I donated to a church rummage sale.  The neighbor was going to throw it all out but my sister told her I could probably use it.  Wow, I was thrilled!
 

Stitching:
Didn't get much stitching done except while on the airplane.  I finished the 1st part of an OakHaven Designs seasonal houses SAL.  I'm using DMC threads & 14ct Sapphire Stitching "Country Road" fabric. 
 
Also did more work on a SanMan Originals SAL and started on a tooth fairy piece for my grandgirl (don't have any pics of them yet).

Grandgirl:
I am amazed at how grown up my grandgirl, Katie has become. It's been 2 years since I've seen her, so was surprised to see how much she has changed.  She can phonetically sound out words to read and write, so I told her she can start writing letters to me now. Here's another pic of beautiful Katie.  I know, I'm biased.  ;D
Home Again:
As much as I enjoyed my trip, it's really nice to be back home again.  My cat, Shadow is also very happy to be back home after his stay with my son & daughter-in-law (& their 3 dogs & 1 bird).  It's much quieter here and he likes that. He also missed all my smooches and has been staying very close to me for lots of attention.

The increased dosage of my thyroid meds is beginning to have a positive change for me.  I'm feeling more energetic, less tired and happier.  Thank heaven!!!

When I got home from vacation, I had a tire issue with my car.  While near my son's house, I thought I had a flat tire, so called DS for help.  It wasn't a flat, but rather the tread was actually coming off the tire.  DS & DDIL bought me 4 new tires the following day because none of mine were any good.  They were all at risk of coming apart because of dry rot.  Guess you could say I was pretty lucky that the problem happened where & when it did so it got taken care of right away.

I sure love my kids and feel blessed to have such caring & loving kids.  They are very good to me and do so many nice things for me.  I'm proud of the adults they have become.  ;D

Well, that's about it for now.  Hope you enjoyed reading about my latest adventure.  I do so appreciate everyone visiting here and leaving comments for me.  Thanks and yall come back now, ya hear!

Hugs,
Barb