Sunday, October 31, 2010

Today When I Got Home

There was a darling Autumn Exchange waiting for me from Alison. I love it. It is a small pillow that is an adaptation of a JBW Autumn design stitched with Anchor Threads on even weave.

We had a wonderful time at our friend's little shop called Mimi's. It is delightful and I came home with some goodies for me and for my family. We visited, drank coffee, and talked non-stop. We laughed a lot and that is so good for all of us. Dear Becky drove and I appreciated it so much. I commute 2 hours each day to my work so I don't like to drive on the weekend.

Now to pack for my trip to Spokane. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings and peace to all.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Finished My Last Exchange!!!!!!

Got up early this morning, even before the pups, and finished my final exchange. We have a new quilt shop in a nearby town and I purchased some fat quarters there and completed this little Bent Creek Zippee. It was fun to make and I love the little acorn button.

Got to run because I am teaching a piano lesson this morning . Phoebe usually comes on Sunday but tomorrow is Halloween and she will be busy.
Have a great weekend and remember; Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lizzie Kate is Headed for a New Home

Here is a picture of my Round 6 Lizzie Kate project. I had fun doing it. This was my second one to complete.

Mass went very well today. The 4th graders were awesome as usual. Now on Monday I have Mass for All Saints Day. Because our school is named All Saints Catholic School we celebrate Mass with our Bishop and our two priests. It is a big thing for the children and their music teacher. The Honor Choir is singing a special piece during Communion. After Communion one of the 8th graders is playing a cello solo.

Then on Tuesday evening DH and I head for Spokane, WA to attend my national music convention. It is a hard 4 days of workshops all day and events during the evening hours. We will return on Sunday pretty tired. The babies stay at the groomers and they love her and she loves them. They will be all clean and pretty when we return. Our friend, Mary Lee, will watch the homestead while we are away. So it is a busy week.

I need to finish one project this evening so adios.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Finished a Picture

I finished a Halloween picture by Becky Boo's. It was fun to do and I have several more to complete.
There is so much I want to do and by the time I get home at night I am almost too tired but I have to at least get started on one project tonight.

Went to WW and I have lost 11 lbs. Yippee!!!! That does make one feel so good. Tomorrow is Mass at our school and one of the 4th grade classses is leading. They will do a special song at the end. They are excited and so am I.

My friend Becky and I are going to Idabel this weekend to visit our friend Mary Ann. It has been a few months since we visited her. She has opened a new little gift shop and I can't wait to see what she has.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Fall Exchange is Finished

I think I am getting worse at taking pictures. Maybe it is my camera or perhaps the operator. Here are 2 pictures of my Fall Exchange
I used "The Autumn Scissors Keeper" pattern by The Drawn Thread. I chose to use opalescent fabric with a little shine because I used some Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid with my Belle Soie Paprika. Then for the stems I used some hand dyed thread from Margaret Lee's. I also used limited edition called "Army Tent" from Gentle Art. I filled my scissor keeper with crushed walnut shells. It was fun to make and I hope my partner will like it.
Got to go. Oklahoma State is being beaten by Nebraska right now. I need to put on my lucky shirt and necklace. No wonder they are behind. It is raining here in Okmulgee. My two friends went to Octoberfest. Hope they are staying dry.

Where Has October Gone?

It is really getting busy at my school. I am preparing for two Christmas Programs. Our school has been invited to sing at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa and we are taking 70 people to see the "Nutcracker" in December. Hard time of the year for a music teacher.
There is a great giveaway: Be sure to visit and leave a comment.
Left to Right - Marty, Buddy, and Miss Molly

Here is a picture of the three rocking cockers at our house. Buddy had his surgery for his cherry eye and you cannot tell anything was wrong. Our vet didn't know exactly how it would turn out because he is ten years old. He is so precious and the three pups are so cute together.

I will add a couple of pictures of the finished bathroom. It is wonderful. I am so grateful to my DH for all of the time and effort he put into making it just for me.

Enjoy your week. I am frantically working on three exchanges that I want to finish this week and get in the mail.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Fall

It is 4:00 and I am at school finishing the day. I have pictures on my camera but my camera is at home so I will have to post them later.

There is a good giveaway on Michelle's blog. It is Go check it out. Blogs are so much fun to read but it seems I never have the time to do all I care to accomplish. Oh well, such is life.

I'm working on three exchanges and some birthday gifts. It is fun to stitch for others.

We have a new addition to our family. His name is Buddy and he is 10 years old and very hard of hearing. He is a rescue dog from my friends no kill animal rescue in Collinsville, OK. No one will hardly adopt an old dog and he is just precious. He is a blond cocker just like our other two. He has a cherry eye that will be removed next week. But as a result of having it all this time he will always be plagued with dry eye so we will put drops in for him. He just sits so patiently and is a dear old soul.

The bathroom is completed and I love it. It is so beautiful and I know it was a labor of love from my DH. I truly appreciate his expertise.

Lost 1.4 lbs. this week and I am up to 9.8. It is getting there. Perseverance is the key and keep stitching in my hands and no food.

Wish you all a beautiful weekend and I must say Yea Cowpokes, way to go.