Sunday, December 8, 2013

I received not one but two ornaments from Kayona for our Stitcher's Choice HoE. The reindeer is unknown but she added JABC buttons for pizzazz. The other ornament is a Shepherd's Bush design.  They are beautiful and I love them.  Thank you Kayona.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Exchange Sent

I have been gone for a week with work and work has had me so busy that my stitching time was very little.  I was late sending my Halloween exchange but it is in the mail and hopefully will get to a new home soon.

The pattern I used was the Heart in Hand autumn celebration.  I added the smile and eyes to the little pumpkin.  I love this pattern and have always wanted to do it so I made it for my Halloween exchange partner.  I used the suggested threads and I love the colors. 
This is my Halloween HoE from Sandy.  It is in delightful colors and I love it.  It is hanging on my tree in our entry.  Thank you so much Sandy.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Received Exchange from Leigh

This is the darling Santa that I received from Leigh.  She did a wonderful job and I absolutely love it.  I don't have a Prairie Schooler Santa like this one so now my collection begins.  I'm a music teacher so I love the partidge in the pear tree.

When my exchange partner receives their exchange I will post a picture.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Becky's Ornament is Completed and Delivered

Becky and I are good friends and we live in the same city.  I drew her name for the Stitcher's Choice Christmas ornament.  I stitched it twice because I messed up the first one when I tried to change it and ruined it.  So I stitched it again and we had medical issues in the family and that slowed me down.  But I had so much fun making it for her.  She has a cat and I chose a cat ornament that I had loved in the 2002 Christmas issue.  I changed the colors to match Tobey's colors and I used purple eyes and purple threads for the ribbon on his tail.  My photo is not the best.  I can't blame the camera, I believe it is the owner. :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

HoE Ornament Received

Our mailman missed my little package the first time he stopped and he came back with it and I am so happy with its contents.  It was my Stitchers Choice ornie from Carol S.  It is just precious and stitched so nicely.  She puts me to shame.  It is "Merry and Bright" from Erynne Chard.  It is stitched on silkweaver 36ct solo using DMC, WDW, and CC floss.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Our Robin Eggs Have Hatched

A few weeks ago I realized that there was a bird nest in my hanging pocket wreath.  There were four beautiful blue robin eggs.  Then last week I realized there were robins in the nest.  I counted three and they are getting big.  Last year we had a nest on our wreath but it wasn't a robin.  We have had such cold weather for April and May that I was afraid something would happen to them.  I get up at 4a.m. to have my morning coffee, read the paper, and get ready for school  I have an hours commute so I leave by 6:30a.m.  Each morning I open the door the mother robin flies away in a flutter and I jump a foot.  You would think after a couple of times I wouldn't be startled but alas no.

Nature is always interesting and our feathered friends grow so fast and are on their own in no time.

I'm sneezing and snorting because I mowed the lawn this evening.  It is good stress relief from the final days of the school year.  We are all ready for a break from one another.  I plan to bake, stitch, and enjoy time with my sweet husband.  He just bought me a new Kitchen Aid 7 1/2 quart mixer to make my wonderful chocolate chip cookies and what ever else I want to whip up.  Cooks need the right equipment! :)  Enjoy the rest of your evening!!!!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Received Lizzie Kate HoE

I received my LK HoE ornament from Marie.It is Joy from "Tiny Tidings XII".  It is lovely.  She finished it with a blanket stitch which I have always loved.  It will look perfect on my little Christmas tree in Dec. and that will be here before we know it. :)

I now can upload pictures to my blog so I will include a snapshot.  Thank you so much Marie.

School is going fast and furious and I have so much to do before the year is out. HELP!!!!!!!  We were finished with our accreditation the end of February and I have been on a team that worked at another school in Oklahoma City.  Spring break came and went and now we are on the downward slide.  Kids are staying pretty focused and that is great.  I have 4 Masses during April and the children are sharing in music during those Masses.  They are 1st and 2nd graders so we started early to get them ready.  They are doing well and I am very pleased.  I love teaching school.

My sweet husband cleaned, dusted, and mopped today while I was in Tulsa so I GET TO STITCH!!!!!!  That was a great surprise for me.  But I did buy the oil so he could change the oil in our car. 

Have a great week and I will try to not wait so long to post.  Things have been wild.  Blessing to all.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rosa Received Her Ornament

I received my ornament first and I had a little chuckle because Rosa and I had each other's name.  With my crazy schedule it is a wonder I was able to finish hers.  I stitched the Homespun Elegance 2006 Sampler Ornament "Watchful Angel".  It is stitched on 28 ct. "18th Century Brown" linen using DMC, WDW, and Sampler Threads.  It was great fun to do. I finished it with chenille. It was very enjoyable to stitch.  I would insert a picture but blogger is having issues with downloading pictures.  I will come back and insert one when I am able.

We are on the downhill slide for our accreditation.  I feel like I should just camp out at school.  There is still so much to do like double checking everything and making sure we haven't forgotten one jot or tittle.

Woo-hoo "Downton Abbey" Season 3 started last night and it was great.  I love that era.  Good stitching show. :)

Gary and I have had a bug and now have recuperated.  Nothing makes you feel better than regaining your good health.  Peace and Blessing to all at the beginning of this New Year!!!!