Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Stitching for me during the last two weeks has been almost nil....
Stress and other things going on has helped with that one.
Hubby got me PC Stitch Pro and said I have a little more money(30.00) that I can spend on myself.
I got two special gifts from my sister.
This kit that she just thought was too cute to leave behind. (so she says... I have 3 more years before I hit 40 but I already feel this way but don't say anything to her.)
She also gave me this craft bag.... wish the pics were better.
Here is what the top looks like it is so beautiful.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a very very Happy New Year.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I am happy to announce the winners of my drawing.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memories of children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.
Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone.
Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.
Light your candle and take a moment to remember a beloved child.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Yesterday, I got into a real stitching mood so I went and stitched up a storm on this piece. I wish I could get more days when I feel like that.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
I have been dealing with alot of stress and I think that is attributing to the headaches and nausea I have been feeling this week.
Well last night I was dying to stitch but was not feeling totally better so I did not work on Jesus wept.
Instead, I went to my room and looked at my stash and my UFO's man there are alot of them.
I then picked up one UFO did about 5-10 stitches.
Put it down and picked up another one and repeated the action.
I did this for about 5 or 6 UFO's.
It was strange not to stay working on one project but it was nice to know that even though it was not alot.... that something was being done on these UFO's.
My hope for today is to either work on Jesus wept or repeat last nights activity.
Monday, December 01, 2008
This was all stitched on Saturday.
I hope to get to do more on it... although right now I am dealing with headaches in my eyes and nausea so I am not sure when I can get back to it.
This progress does not look like much but then again the piece is huge so it will look like very little. So please keep cheering me on with this one... I would love to see it done.
Also I apologize for the picture but I rebuilt my puter and my photo editing program has yet to be installed.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I will be doing smaller christmas ornaments so I do not lose my motivation. (NO I AM NOT DOING ANOTHER PIECE ON BLACK.... need a break from black so unfortunately that means I have to stitch all that black. Now you know the reason for needing smaller pieces to do while doing this one.)
Friday, November 28, 2008
Well a co-worker has been down about not having any money for Christmas.
I told her if she wanted to I could teach her to do cross stitch and then she could make some gifts.
So Wednesday, we got off work early and she came over.
I had some 11 count aida, some crafting embroidery thread(mainly keep it for my daughter) and a couple of patterns.
I told her when she got comfortable with the 11 count and decided she wanted to try something smaller (square size) to let me know. lol
She stayed at my home until almost 8pm ... took her stash home and was so excited because she was almost done with a piece she is doing for her grandmother.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Law of the Garbage Truck
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!
The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
And I mean, he was really friendly.
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that?
This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.
They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.
Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.
Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
Have a blessed, garbage-free day!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I felt the need to spread the word this year...
I was a card sender for this last year.
Unfortunately this year I needed to sign my kids up as receivers of cards.
Not sure if you know of anyone that may need a card or may want to send cards this year.
Please feel free to sign up on either list.
Click on link at the top to find out more.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Carolyn NC tagged me to share 6 things about me.
The rules are as following:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.
Random Facts -
1. My grandfather used to live in the Superstition Mountains.
2. I have known my hubby for almost 25 years but only been married for 5 years.
3. I am a Christian.
4. I collect angels, American indian women and children decor, and porcelain dolls.
5. I absolutely adore yellow roses.
6. I love nature and want to move to Montana.... we took a week vacation there and the whole family left our hearts there. Not sure how I would do with the cold as I have lived in Az all my life and get cold real easy.
I have tagged:
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I have not stitched on this for over a week because of him.
I am the type of person that if there is a mistake I have to take it out.... although, I am recovering from this illness... LOL
Although, this visit from Mr. Frog is showing me that having the must correct all mistakes illness is not necessarily a bad thing.
You see I noticed that I had a mistake and tried to just go around it since it did not look like it would effect the piece.
Boy was I ever wrong. I should have taken and fixed the mistake.
Well it is looking like I can only fix a little part of it and hopes that it will look ok....
I think the original mistake that was made so early on in the piece that if I decided to fix it.....
I might as well start over. THAT IS NOT HAPPENING!!!!
I either correct the small area I am doing now and hope it looks good or I totally give up and throw it away.
Well I think I will do the first part as the latter is not an option.
Hubby would be very upset with me if I did that.
So bear with me as I fight the non-modivation feelings due to Mr. Frog and all his games.
I will try my hardest to get past this and keep going forward.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tracy - Whom no matter modivationless for stitching, I get always cheers me up and inspires me to stitch, stitch, stitch.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This was very well received though and felt the need to share in hopes it would help others.
Are you a kept woman, and praise God for it????
I Am a 'Kept' Woman?
You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind,
But GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)
There were times when I thought I could go no longer,
But the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15)
At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong,
But the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Psa. 13)
Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
But GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid, etc.., (Matt. 6:25 -34)
When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up.
When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30)
I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you hear me!
I'm blessed to be 'kept.'
Are you...or do you know a 'kept' woman ?
If so pass it on to her to let them know they are 'too'!
I'm Kept by the Love and Grace of God!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
No this is not all my stash but it is over half of my charts if not 3/4 of them.
Some of these were just gotten not even two months ago in grab bags.
Email me at Goldenfirstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in anything. Thank you.
Most of these are new and have never been used.
Prices are beside the item but does not include shipping costs.
Alma Lynn – Angel Collector 2.00 SOLD
Alma Lynn – Guardian angels 4.00 SOLD
ASN – Angels 3.00 SOLD
ASN – 50 cross stitch designs 2.00
ASN – Plastic canvas – Teddy bear ornaments 4.00
Back Street Designs – French Country Store 4.00 SOLD
Candamar – Thomas Kinkade – The light of peace 4.00 SOLD
Canterbury Designs – Welcomes and Farewells 4.00
Carolina Cross Stitch – Elegant Bread Covers 2.00
Charter Publishing – Herbs and Flowers 2.00
Christmas doodads by Vicki 2.00 SOLD
Christmas miniatures I 1.00 SOLD
Christmas mini’s #1 1.50 SOLD
Color Charts – Geranium Basket 2.00
Color Charts – United in love 1.00
Color Charts – Primrose Cottage – Palace 3.00 SOLD
Craftways – Bearly yours 3.00 SOLD
Cross my heart – Heaven sent 1.50 SOLD
Cross my heart – Animal magnetism II 3.00 SOLD
Cross my heart – Orcas and Dolphins 5.00
Dale Burdett – Love that country hopscotch 2.00
Dimensions – Warm and witty #1 2.00
Dimensions – holidays all year 2.00 SOLD
Dimensions – Noah’s ark 1.50 SOLD
Dennis Originals - Transportation classics 3 Book 19 3.00
Donna’s country collection 2.50
Donna Gallagher – The Schiffer Collection Father Christmas III 3.00 SOLD
DMC Collection 8 – Angels 2.00 SOLD
Guardian angel 1.00 SOLD
Gloria and Pat – Shirt tales 2.00 SOLD
Gloria and Pat – Penguin Parade 3.00
Gloria and Pat – Ziggy looks like love 2.00
Gloria and Pat – Ziggy Tis the season 2.00
Gloria and Pat – It’s the thought that counts. 3.00
Gloria and Pat – Endangered Younguns 3.00 SOLD
Gloria and Pat – Gardens of the mind 2.00
Graphic Works – Mini motifs – Holiday borders 1.50 SOLD
Graphic Works – Mini motifs – for the kitchen 1.50 SOLD
Graphic Works – Mini motifs – for Christmas #2 1.50 SOLD
Green Apple - Christmas in the round 3.00
Good natured girls – The big book just for babies 5.00 SOLD
Janette crews designs – one nighter – 36 gift tags 2.00 SOLD
Janette crews designs – one nighter – 57 Teddy’s 2.00 SOLD
JCW – Poinsettia 4.00
Jeremiah Junction – Christmas angels 1.50
JBW Designs – Monogram w/ Laurel Wreath 3.00
KrazyStitches – People Pleasers 3.00
Kount on Kappie – Christmas - #36 3.00
Kount on Kappie – Christmas - #48 3.00
Kount on Kappie – Christmas - #53 3.00
Kount on Kappie – Christmas - #61 3.00
Kount on Kappie – Christmas - #86 3.00
Kount on Kappie – Christmas - #87 3.00
Kount on Kappie – Carousel Horses - #91 3.00 SOLD
Lavender Wings – Love those pets #4 Sara 3.00
Lavender Wings – Love those pets #5 Doxi 3.00
Leisure Arts – The official Looney tunes 4.00 SOLD
Leisure Arts –Thomas Kinkade #3 - spring at stone gate 2.00 SOLD
Leisure Arts – Thomas Kinkade #2 - Rose arbor cottage 2.00 SOLD
Leisure Arts – Teresa Wentzler – Romeo and Juliet 6.00
Leisure Arts – Cute and quick baby bibs 3.00 SOLD
Leisure Arts – Teach me to stitch 3.00
Leisure Arts – The Nativity (new w/perforated paper) 4.00 SOLD
Leisure Arts – Bread Cloths for Christmas 1.00
Leisure Arts – Thru the seasons 3.00 SOLD
Leisure Arts – Holiday bread cloths 1.00
Leisure Arts – At home with angels 2.50 SOLD
Leisure Arts – Angels unawares 1.50 SOLD
Leisure Arts – holiday bread cloths 1.00
Leisure Arts – country observations 1.50
Leisure Arts – From the heart 2.00
Leisure Arts – mimi’s country towels 1.50
Leisure Arts – debbie’s country towels 1.00
Leisure Arts – three’s company 1.50
Leisure Arts – country cover-ups (for anne cloth afghan) 2.00
Leisure Arts – jar lid’s for every event 1.00
Leisure Arts – samplers for special occasions 2.00
Leisure Arts – sweet baby memories 3.00
Leisure Arts – music makers mini series #8 1.00
Leisure Arts – country caboodle mini series #1 1.00
Lone Deer – Sonagolese designs – tracks (new) 10.00
Millcraft – Alf 2.00
Moss Creek Designs – Pueblo Basket Art 1 (New w/beads) 6.00
Needleform – Holiday Ornaments 1.00
NVP Designs – Celtic Interlace II 5.00 SOLD
Pegasus – Dogs Collection 3 4.00
Pegasus – Marty Bell’s Tuck box Tea Room 5.00 SOLD
Praiseworthy Stitches – sunflower bee garden Sampler (new w/ charms) 5.00 SOLD
Prairie Schooler – Woodland Samplings 4.00 SOLD
Rainbow gallery – What’s brewing? 3.00
San Man Originals – Finally Fall 3.00 SOLD
Stitchworld – Rocking Teddy 4.00 SOLD
Stitchworld – Cabernet and red grapes 5.00 SOLD
Stitchworld – Snow Leopard 4.00 SOLD
Stitchworld –Farmyard 4.00
Stitchworld – Blue and white ensemble 5.00 SOLD
Stitchworld – Tender embrace 3.00
Stitchworld – Fruit squares 4.00 SOLD
Stoney Creek – Noah… An eternal promise 2.00 SOLD
Stoney Creek – special delivery 4.00 SOLD
Stoney Creek – Angel with lambs 2.00
Stoney Creek –The Saturday Evening Post – No Swimming 5.00
Sugar Plum Express- Happy Easter Bunny 2.00
The Gathering Place – Autumn Shadows 8.00 SOLD
True Colors – In search of angels 3.00 SOLD
Turtle power (teenage mutant ninja turtles) 1.00 SOLD
Cross stitch and country crafts - 1.00 each
• Jan / feb 88
• March / april 88
• May / june 88
• July / aug 88
• Sept / oct 88
• Jan / feb 89
• March / April 89
• Mar / April 90
• May / June 90
• July/aug 90
Cross Quick (Premier issue – like new) 2.00
For the love of cross stitch (Premier issue – like new) 3.00
For the love of cross stitch May 93 3.00
Kits – Brand new
Dimensions Four Jolly Santa Ornament Kit (Needlepoint) 10.00
Summer floral Embroidery table cloth 5.00
Due to extenuating circumstances I am having to reduce my stash load to pay a debt.
I am currently in the process of being sued and need to raise 1400.00.
I know I do not have that much stash but I am trying to raise as much as possible.
I have no one that can help me with this nor do I want to ask for hand outs.
With my house near foreclosure and close to losing my job..... this is the last thing I needed right now.
So stand by as I prepare my list......
Saturday, September 06, 2008
I hope to be able to try some new things as well as stitch some beautiful pieces.
Do not know when I will get them or if I will be able to finish all of them.
Luckily for me one of my children has an interest in stitching so if I do not do them in my lifetime... maybe she will be able to do them in hers.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Now I wait to see what is delivered and find out who sent me such a wonderful surprise.
I just got the delivery of some beautiful flowers.
The person that sent them was one of the ladies that had purchased one of my no-sew fleece blankets. What a wonderful way to thank me.
Then I check my email and find that Tracy is wanting to give me a chart as a RAK! Wow what a wonderful idea.... But I think the biggest and best thing about this RAK is........... I not only received the wonderful chart below .... I also got to meet her in person..... Come to find out I found out that someone in blog land lives less then a mile away.
YIPPEEE!!!! I got a stitch buddy.... Yes, Tracy I would be happy to help you do some finishing as long as you help me keep a little more motivated. LOL
Saturday, August 23, 2008
This is one message that I really needed to hear. I hope you feel the same ....
The Fern And The Bamboo
Posted by: "Rest Ministries"
"'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"Hebrews 13:5 NIV
One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality....
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
'God', I said. 'Can you give me one good reason not to quit?'
His answer surprised me.
'Look around', He said. 'Do you see the fern and the bamboo?''
Yes', I replied.
'When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light. I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
'In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
The same in year four.
'Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.
But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
'Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?
I would not quit on the bamboo.. I will never quit on you.
'Don't compare yourself to others.' He said.
'The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.
'Your time will come', God said to me. 'You will rise high'
'How high should I rise?' I asked.
'How high will the bamboo rise? He asked in return.
'As high as it can?' I questioned.
'Yes.' He said, 'Give me glory by rising as high as you can.'
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.
And He will never give up on you.
Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness;
bad days give you experiences;
both are essential to life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The author of today's devotion is unknown.
I was awarded this morning two awards from Sharon.
Thank you so much.
The awards that were awarded to me were.... (had received the brillante before)
Here are the rules when you select your people for the award:
1) Put the logo on your blog;
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
I will only be posting choices for the I Love your Blog award as I had previously gotten the Brilliante award. Although, if those I pick have not received the Brilliante award.... then consider yourself double awarded. (You ladies that do samplers are amazing!!!)
1. XS Margie - your site is wonderful.
2. Lelia - I have always wanted to enter my work in a contest... you are such a huge inspiration.
3. tkdquintmom - you are an inspiration.
4. Barb - you are an inspiration.
5. Holly- you are an inspiration.
6. MJ -you are an inspiration.
7. Carol - you are definately an inspriration.
You all are wonderful!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
In June, I broke my ankle and spent a very hot Arizona summer with a cast on.
FOR TWO MONTHS!
My kids were not too happy with me as this made going swimming almost non-existant since I could not take them.
I then got my cast off on August 11th... first day of school and work for me.
I worked all day for that first week only to find out on August 15th that I was dealing again with kidney stones.
I need an illness vacation......
Those that do not know my health history - in 1997, I had 3 kidney stones that I passed the size of popcorn kernals. Then in 2006 I had gallstones and had to have part of my liver removed with the gallbladder due to the fact that my liver grew around my gallbladder. Then last year(10 years later after the first set), I had 3 more kidney stones the largest one was 1/2 an inch and they refused to allow me to pass it and demanded I get a lithotripsy.
So here I am dealing with kidney stones.... I passed it on Tuesday.
Here is a pic for those that are interested.
Well, I went to the dr today and he said that the CAT scan shows that there are 2 more stones but they are small and he does not see them moving anytime soon.... So I guess you can say I do stones in 3's.
Unfortunately, with going back to work and trying to get used to no longer being in a cast and getting used to a foot brace. (4 weeks)
Then dealing with kidney stones on top of that ..... House work, stitching nor anything else has gotten done.... I have come home from work and took cat naps and this week I have been sleeping on and off for a week.
Well work starts again for me on Monday..... Hopefully I will not have any ailments or anything else happen for a while.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Frequent commentors, and lurkers alike...
I'd *love* to hear from you!
So who reads my blog??
1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together.
It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
And if we've never met in real life, leave me a comment of your favorite post.
I wrote and why it was your favorite.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually really funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
LEMONS and SUGAR
This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day.
You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.
1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. You are special and unique.
8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
9. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.
10. Always remember the compliments you received.
Forget about the rude remarks.
When life hands you Lemons, ask for Sugar and call me over!
Good friends are like stars, You don't always see them, But you know they are always there.
'Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another,
Even Though Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway'
I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while
I'm here than a whole truckload when I'm gone.
Don't you know the phrase 'stop and smell the flowers'?
Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Life keeps You Humble
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going
Friday, August 01, 2008
I found this and listened to the song and (good) tears started flowing.
HOME by Gary V.
Hope this song touches your heart like it did mine.
Please keep praying for Sean...
things did not go as planned with his heart surgery.
Pray for healing and a miracle.....
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows.
An empty chair sat beside his bed.
The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.
'I guess you were expecting me, he said. 'No, who are you?' said the father.
The minister told him his name and then remarked, 'I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up.'
'Oh yeah, the chair,' said the bedridden man.
'Would you mind closing the door?'
Puzzled, the minister shut the door.
'I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,' said the man.
'But all of my life I have never known how to pray.
At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head.' I abandoned any attempt at prayer,' the old man continued, ' until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me, 'Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.
Here is what I suggest.
'Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair.
It's not spooky because he promised, 'I will be with you always'. '
Then just speak to him in the same way you're doing with me right now.'
'So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day.
I'm careful though.
If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.'
The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey.
Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the church.
Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her daddy had died that afternoon. Did he die in peace?' he asked.
Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek.
When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him .
But there was something strange about his death.
Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed.
What do you make of that?'
The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, 'I wish we could all go like that.'
Monday, July 28, 2008
Stitching bobs and bits - paypal payment - took forever to get my package but was satisfied with what I received in my 25.00 grab bag (prior experience)
Herrschners - bought 2 surprise boxes one regular and one large and received it in acceptable time with wonderful items. (see the below 4 pics)
I STARTED THIS ONE! (WIP PIC LATER)
although when they emailed me back they said it was mailed on the 25th of July and it actually got delivered on the 26th of July... (that was fast)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Steven Manos (August 19, 1981 - July 24, 2008) died last night in his sleep.
For those that do not know, Steve was a dear friend/co-worker's son. For those that would like to read of his inspirational fight with throat cancer see the link on the right of this blog.
I do not know if you will read this but I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you have been since you told me of his illness. I love you my dear friend.
Please say a prayer for two very special children who in the next couple of weeks (Sean is a young adult) will be having life saving heart surgery.
Emma - http://www.cornishadoptionjourney.blogspot.com/
Sean - http://www.seanmasters13.com/Site/Welcome.html
Please hold them up in prayer as both of their lives depend on the success of their surgeries.
Matthew 18:19-20 (King James Version)
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
This is the word of the Lord.
Amen and Praise God!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thank you Janice!
It really means alot to me to know that others enjoy my blog and I am very honored to received this award.
I had seen it on other blogs and now I am the honored recipient of the Kreativ Blogger Award!
I hope and pray that everyone will find a little part of my blog that will bring smiles and or inspiration in one way or another.
Thank you again Janice!
Also, thanks to everyone who reads my blog and thank you for your comments!
Now I am suppose to choose 5 blogs and pass this award on.
This is difficult because I really like all my stitching blogger friends.
These are five of my friends who inspire me every day and I really enjoy reading their blogs.
(I tried to make sure my choices haven't received this award already. Call it sharing the love. lol)
Monday, July 21, 2008
This was stitched on a light green Damask aida.
11 more to go to make my goal.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
(said she will no longer use and wanted to give it to a good home that would appreciate it)
WOW talk about any stitchers dream to receive such a package......!
3 - Already stitched pieces one of an angel bear, one ornament of a cat, and one wall hanging piece of a bunny and his carrot.
Jeanette Crews Designs - Dew Drop - Poinsettia
Country Stitching - Miniture rug kit #108
Dimensions - Sunset - Calla Lilies (UFO)
Dimensions - Charts and Charms - Sew Cozy
Dimensions - Oriental Butterfly
Dimensions - Matted Accents - Southwest Treasures
Dimensions - The Gold Collection Petites - The sleigh ride
Dimensions - The Gold Collection Petites - Musical Carousel
Dimensions - The Gold Collection Petites - Pegasus and Colt
Dimensions - The Gold Collection Petites - Splendor at night
Dimensions - The Gold Collection - Promises kept
Leisure Arts - Designs for the needle - Paula Vaughan Pink Ribbon
Needle magic - Stitch in frame - Bathtime (UFO)
Needle magic - Stitch in frame - Bear moon
Needle magic - Stitch in frame - Sweets dreams
Monday, July 14, 2008
I was given the opportunity to put on a removable leg brace to give me a little more freedom... like taking a shower or a bath unrestrained.
Well, I called the orthopedic supply place to find out about the brace and my insurance would not pay for it. They expected me to fork over 125-600 dollars out of my own pocket for it.
I was devastated because that meant I had to go back into a cast again.
Then the dr also requested me back in 2-3 weeks to relook at it and finalize my care.
Well, come to find out the dr will not be back in the office for 4 weeks.
So I am stuck in this cast that is more uncomfortable then the last one for another month.
Which means, that the day my 4 kids go back to school and that is supposed to be my first day back at the elementary school (should I go back) is the very day I get my cast off.
So my entire summer break will in this dumb cast....... WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
I especially love the new saying under the title of my blog.
May those that stitch have many more years of enjoying fibers, needle and fabrics.
May those of you going through rough and trying times.... Feel comfort, peace, love, faith and hope in knowing that God is there with you helping you along.
A friend reminded me some beautiful sayings and I am sharing them with you.....
When God closes a door, He opens a window.
If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.
One of my BIG favorites is.....
If we should meet and you forget me, you have lost nothing.
But if you meet Jesus and forget him, you have lost everything.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Well some of the wonderful ladies blogs, I read that they were trying to get some of their UFO's finally finished so they can not feel guilty to start something new.
Upon going through my stash to write down and take pictures of my own UFO's to try to get myself to take responsiblitly for not finishing them.
So a dear friend of mine, Janice and myself are making a pact together to stitch UFO's and try to get them done before buying/starting anything new.
My goal is to get 15 done not in any particular order.
This is my list..... (shamefully I find that some of these are less then 100 stitches)
1. Old Rugged Cross by Vera K
2. Chuck by Golden Angel’s Heavenly Designs (very bad... my own design)
3. Bucilla (mini) -Friendly Enemies by Bessie Pease Gutmann
4. Bucilla - Young Girl on Beach
5. Bucilla - Christ at 33 by Linda Gillum
6. Candamar - Seasons for the Heart (treasure tree)
7. Creative Accents (Dimensions) - Dolphin Family by Sherry Venison
8. Cross stitch crazy - freebie kit – tigger DONE
9. Designs for the needle - Wolf family
10. Dimensions -Noah and the animals by Barbara Mock
11. Dimensions - A blessing from above (perforated plastic)
12. Dimensions - Grandchildren Rememberance by Betty Whiteaker
13. Dimensions - Angelic Ornaments (perforated plastic) by Ruth J. & Bill D. Morehead
14. Gloria and Pat - God sent special things our way
15. Golden Bee(candamar) - Oriental peonies
16. Golden Bee(candamar) - Carousel horse
17. Golden Bee(candamar) - Lady Mime
18. Janlynn - Girl with cosmos by Nancy Cole
19. Janlynn - Wolves by Stoney Creek
20. Janlynn - Pray without ceasing by Heartsteps
21. Janlynn - Heavenly Messenger stocking by Roger W. Reinardy
22. Janlynn - Collecting shells by Nancy Cole
23. Janlynn - Susy zoo ornaments
24. Lizzie Kate - Winter, Spring , Autumn, summer samplers (doing all together)
25. Lizzie Kate - You have stolen my heart DONE
26. Leisure arts - So Girly – Meet the Girls (making 16 squares)
27. Mirabila - Millennium Angel
28. NMI (needlemagic) - Dove (ornament)
29. NMI (needlemagic) -Hummingbird (stitch n hang) DONE
30. Pegasus Originals -Rocky Mountain Christmas by Marty Bell
31. Sandy Riggs -Sleeping Baby Angel DONE
32. Stoney Creek - Harmony by Bessie Pease Gutmann
33. (my own afghan with different squares)
UFO’S THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO ME
1. Bucilla -holiday accent banners
2. Dimensions - southwest mesa
3. Dimensions - Sunset - Calla Lilies
4. Eva Rosentand -- 13-259 Mini bellpull :Riding 2
5. Gayles gallery - air force academy emblem
6. Graphic arts - Country Collections #3 - The Hoosier Cabinet by Lynn Waters Busa
7. Leisure arts (astor place) - quilt santa (perforated plastic)
8. Needle magic - Stitch in frame - Bathtime
9. Something special (Candamar) - spring flowers placemats
The following are not cross stitch……
1. STAMPED CROSS STITCH----Bucilla--- once upon a time
2. EMBROIDERY ---- Needle and hoops ---- marriage vows sampler
3. EMBELLISHMENT---- Candamar---- heavenly messenger
4. EMBELLISHMENT---- Candamar----Thomas Kinkade---- Lamplight Brooke
5. NEEDLEPOINT----Dimensions----Angel of serenity stocking
So I have a big road ahead but I know I can do it....
Please if you feel lead to please offer me your comments of good wishes to make my goal.