Thursday, August 9, 2012

HoE BBD Received

Today in the mail I received a darling BBD Quaker stocking from Cindy of New York.  She did not say what fabric and threads she had used but I love the colors she chose.  It is hanging on my little Christmas tree in our entry way.  It looks perfect.

I am staying home today and finishing up little odds and ends of stitching and putting things together.  I have two little pillows to finish.  I will be going to WW with my pal Becky K.  I have earned 104 points this week with moving into my classroom.  I still have some work to do but I see a light at the end of the tunnel and it looks great.  Our new facility is really grand.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Life is a Beach"

I received my summer seasonal exchange today from Sarah.  It is a LK design using over dyed floss with the addition of the little yellow sun glasses.  Aren't they cute?  I have it with my other summer stitchery in our entry way.  It sets on the cabinet of my grandmother's treadle sewing machine.  I love it.  That cheered me up.  It is still hot in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.  Sunday is supposed to be 99 and that is cool for us.  We have had 40 days with unseasonably hot weather.  At least 20 degrees over the norm.  My poor old lawn is so sad and now we have mandatory water rationing, only water with a container, no sprinklers. :(

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

HoE Blackbird Design is on its way!

I mailed my BBD Christmas ornament this morning.  The post office was open, and I didn't have to change one thing on my package.  That is a miracle!!!!  The post office makes me mad just like shopping at Wal-Mart.  It should take the exchange 5-10 days.  We'll see. :)
I chose a design from JCS Christmas Ornament issue, year 2009.  The pattern had 2009 in the stitching so I changed it to 2012 using my own design.  I used the recommended thread and fabric from my stash.  I finished the ornie with beads and a little ribbon hanger.  It wasn't perfect but I loved it and I think I will make one for me but there are other pressing needs right now.
I am moving into a new building at our school.  They had moved our things into our classrooms or at least I thought they had but my room had a problem with the carpet.  So my things are stored in the French teacher's room and I'm sure she is loving that.  Got a call today and maybe I can start moving tomorrow.  I know where I will be spending my weekend.  It takes a lot of music to teach and I'm sure I have it all.
My stitching partner and good friend are walking at Wal-Mart in the mornings at 6:30.  When school starts that will have to change to 5:00.  I may lose her.  I go to water aerobics 4 times a week and try to walk in the mornings.  With our 114 degree weather we have stayed inside.  It is really miserable now.  I don't have a lawn anymore, it is burned up.  A good friend and I went to Wisconsin last week to visit the Dominican Sisters that were the principal and religious education director at our small school and our church here in Okmulgee.  They are our family.  The corn is burned up and there are no ears.  I had better get a bicycle to ride to work now.  I know gas will go sky high.  It's just 50 miles to work.  So I had better get a scooter.  That makes me laugh just thinking about it.
May your days be filled with joy and happiness.  Stay cool.