Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sorry I have been away soooo long. With working full time and being in front of a computer all day I just want to stitch and do other things most of the time while I am off work. I did finish the Witches Hollow and have stitched a lot of other things since. Go to the bottom of the page and click on the link to my photobucket to see.

My friend that retired over a year ago finally found us a building and although she will own the shop, she is backing it financially and will be there the most I will still be heavily involved. It is sooo exciting. We just got the building this week. Now on to lots of work. I are hoping for a goal of having a grand opening by November 6th even if we don't have it fully stocked. Talk about EXCITED though. OMG There is no other shop anywhere close, NO WHERE to even get DMC floss.

Right now I am working on Autumn & Hawk Run Hollow and loving the colors.

Well, I am at my daughters for the weekend and we are going to head out of here soon to hit some antique and flea markets, looking for things for the shop.

I will try to get back on here more often. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I finally got put back what I had to take out on Witches Hollow last weekend though and then finished it about 10:30 last night. I will try to get a picture of it tonight and get that posted soon.
I had a weekend from H*** last weekend. I went to see my niece graduated from the University of Arkansas at Jonesboro and on the way back drove through the edge of a tornado although didn't know it at the time, then I went straight to a Relay for Life for Cancer and walked in that, it was 18 hours and I was there 14 of them. I walked so much I had blister about the size of a nickel on the bottom of both feet about center of the front pad. Went home and sleep and few hours and then about 7:30 Saturday night lightning hit the power pole to our house so then we had no electricity until about 4:00 Sunday afternoon and it was soooooo hot and muggy. When we got power back it had burnt up the power surge bar that my flatscreen TV and stereo were in, thank goodness it did it's job though and didn't damage either of those. We weren't so luck with the one that DH's desktop computer, TV and new x-box 360 were in. It didn't damage the computer or TV but it fried the transformer on that x-box. We ordered a new one but won't know if it did more damage to the unit until we get that. It messed up our air unit and now it keeps going back and forth from heat to cool to heat. It fuzzed the points on the timer to my washer. As far as we know though that is all it did. That was ENOUGH.

Friday, April 30, 2010

I guess I should have said what it was I was taking out but I was thinking I had posted a picture, :) I had done the owl, 3 motifs and a little house at the top of the piece I am working on. It's Witches Hollow from Primitive Needle. I had started the owl above the moon that has the 2 bats instead of above the bat on the left and I didn't realize it until I had done all that other and started wondering why there was so much space between those motifs and what I had already stitched before.

Oh well, not the first time I have taken something out and certainly won't be the last time.
Well, it took me 2 nights to take all of that out but I finally finished and restarted the owl last night. I got the wings and bottom part of the center done.

I won't be stitching tonight since I am captain of a team for Relay 4 Life for the American Cancer society and the relay is tonight, well actually 18 hours. I am having another team member be there at the beginning though because it starts at 6:00 tonight and my niece is also graduating from college with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education at the same time. Plus it's about 1 1/2 hours from where the relay is. I am just going to go to that then come back and change clothes in the restroom of the site of the relay.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oops, forgot the pictures.

Well, I started last night picking out some of what I put in on Witches Hollow Saturday plus all I had put in Sunday and then Monday night. I started that darn owl at the top just above the moon that has the 2 bats rather than above the bat on the left and then after finishing him I started stitching motifs going down the right side when I thought "hmmm, there sure is a lot of space between these. It took me a bit to figure out where I had messed up. That owl was not easy to stitch either, I hate it when designers use two symbols almost identical and most of him is symbols ) and (. I had put it in there to stay evidently because I spent over 1 1/2 hours last night just taking out the left wing and center of the owl.

I got Spot back from the framer on Saturday and I just love him. Here is a picture of him and also a picture of the wall where he is hanging in his place of honor.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I had started back to weight watchers and despite spending the weekend with my single/thin daughter that doesn't cook and going out to eat quite a few times I still managed to lose 2 lbs last week. I go to the meetings on Monday nights. I was really excited because I was just hoping for 1 lb.

Stitched some on Witches Hollow also. I hope to have that finished this coming week. I'm ready to move on to another project, but I have tried the more than one project at a time and it just doesn't work for me because I tend to end up just stitching on one. LOL

Friday, April 16, 2010

I am finally over 3/4 finished with Witches Hollow from Primitive Needle. I am ready to get it finished and move on to something else. Sooo many things I want to stitch and just not enough hours in the day. I started this on March 13 so not to bad I guess.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I am already soooo excited for July to get here. I registered yesterday along with 2 of my friends to go to the Blackbird Design (which I absolutely love) class at Silver Needle in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We aren't but about a 4-5 hour drive so we will leave on Friday morning and come back on Sunday but it will still be a GREAT time.

I didn't get any stitching done last night, I finished sorting NPI floss and put it in bags, added another blog link here and did a few other things around the house then went to bed early.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Finally back again

It has been even longer than I thought since I have posted on here. Lost my information how to get on and also a lot has happened since then, including a new position at work after 11 1/2 years. Anyway, thought I would see if I could get back to posting.

I have finished a LOT of projects since I posted here. You can see those at my photo sites. I am working on Witches Hollow from Primitive Needle right now and have it almost done. I have a LOT of projects lined up to do, most of which are BIG projects. You can the pictures of my projects by going to the my photo links at the bottom of the page.