Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Comfort and Joy

Zoe LOVES Christmas! His favorite holiday tradition is laying under the tree. Even, if the tree has presents under it! LOL! He'll wiggle himself around boxes and bags to find the perfect spot. Take time to enjoy the season and may YOU have comfort and joy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas is here....

It's December 1st - can you believe it?! Where did the year go? I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was a dreary, nasty day here but it was nice since we were staying home any way. Nothing like snuggling up with a full tummy! LOL!

No new creations to share. I HAVE been busy working in my make believe Elf Workshop. I just can't share any of my projects just yet! I know - Bah Humbug!

I hope YOU will be able to take some time to do something creative. Make a point to ENJOY the season. This is my Christmas wish!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Today will be very busy at work so I wanted to go ahead and wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy the day and reflect on your many blessings. Do something fun - you desire it!!

Until next time....... Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight Movie Update

We went yesterday to see Twilight and it was a good movie. I thought the story was told as well as could be expected in the 2 hours. However, so much emotion from the characters was missing. The book gives you thought and really plays with your senses, something the movie just couldn't do. DH had not read the book before but is now reading it after seeing the movie. DS did not care for the movie at all because of the "love story". LOL. The movie ended a little different from the book but I believe it was necessary in order to leave it open for another movie. It is my understanding the scripts for book two and three have already been written and will be made into movies IF this movie makes enough money. My suggestion, read the book!! The book is truly entertaining and is written in a way that really draws you into the scenes.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Edward and Bella

Today's the day!! The day I have been waiting for - the day to see the love story of Edward and Bella on the big screen. From the reports this morning in regards to the midnight showing, it is a MUST see! Can't Wait, Can't Wait, Can't Wait! LOL!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all!

It's fall here in the south and one of my favorite fall activities is to look at the changing of the leaves. It is so spectacular! I just wish they would stay on the trees a little longer.

My good friend Kathy and I headed out Saturday to Rock Hill, SC to a bead show. OMG! This was nice! To touch on jade, amethest, onyx, tiger's eye - it was heavenly. I like to run my fingers through all these beads and just feel them. Now, of course, some of these beads were VERY expensive so I did not dare to even touch - LOL! This was a small show, held in a conference center, but it was nice in that it wasn't crowded and you could really interact with the vendors. I did come home with a nice assortment of beads, rocks and pendants so maybe during the holiday breaks, I can get some necklaces/bracelets made. Poor Kathy, she had mentioned before we left that she might need to take a rolling tote. I laughed thinking "how could she buy so many beads that it would be so heavy she wouldn't be able to carry them". Well, let's just say, she did and she'll bring a rolling tote next year - LOL!

After we spent 3 1/2 hours at the bead show, we headed to the Stitch and Frame Shop. This is a cute little cross stitch shop in Rock Hill. I haven't visited this shop in several years but it was filled to the brim with shop models and lots of goodies. I came home with La D Da's Mocking Bird piece, all kitted up. This was only because of the shop model - they are my weakness. So, this will be my next project which I might get a chance to start on this week.

Have a great rest of the weekend. More to come later......

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Secret Sister Finish

Our church draws names each fall for a Secret Sister. We pray for and give little gifts to that person up until the big reveal in November. This is the last gift that I will be giving my Secret Sister. She loves the book of Psalms and it's something I know she will truly cherish. I did not put my initials on the piece but rather S.S. for Secret Sister. After I frame it, I will sign the back of it then. This design is by Little House Needleworks and is called "Psalm 145". I did change up the colors just a bit since I used DMC instead of Crescent Colors floss. Thanks for letting me share!

Monday, November 3, 2008

52 Days Until......

you guessed it - Christmas!! Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching so that can only mean Christmas is right around the corner. The Christmas season is always so busy and my wish every year is to be able to sit back and actually enjoy the season. I want to savor the sights, sounds and smells! I want to capture the moments and lock them in my memory forever. I think I have found a way to do just that......

Ali Edwards, a well-known scrapbook artist and contributor to Creating Keepsakes magazine, has posted on her blog the directions and inspiration for a "25 Days of Christmas" type album. The idea is to put together a simple mini book so that when the holidays are here, all you need to do is insert your photos and journaling. It's about documenting the little things. The things that make the season special to you. This seems like a reasonable challenge. One that I am seriously considering. Want to join me?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

May your day be spooky and full of frightful delight!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Spooky Treats

Tonight I decided to do a little stamping and I made these Spooky Treat Toppers after seeing something similar on someone's blog earlier this week (I will post the link just as soon as I can find it again - wink!). I used Papertrey Ink's new Spooky Treats II stamp set. I also got to use my new Spellbinder's Pinking Nestabilities die! After I stamped and cut everything out, there was nothing left to do but put it all together with some Halloween peanut M&Ms and ribbon! Easy Peasy! Hopefully, these will be a spooky little surprise for my "boys".

Happy Halloween!

Edited to add the blog link listed above

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scary Stitches

Since Halloween is only a few short days away, I thought I would share some photos of my Halloween stitching.

This first piece is by Birds of a Feather and I stitched and finished it into a bellpull earlier this year.

This witch piece is by Hinzeit and was finished into a cube. This is one of my favorite pieces because it is stitched on a piece of Havana fabric. It's a nice tobacco color and just perfect for that Halloween primitive feel that I do love!

This next piece is another bellpull and was actually the first Halloween piece I stitched and finished many years ago. The pattern was from a Mill Hill book.

Last but not least is my Pine Mountain pillow and Shepherds Bush Needleroll. Again, stitching from a couple of years ago but treasured like I stitched them yesterday.

I hope these pictures will inspire you to get out some of your stitched pieces and display them for the season. If you don't have anything stitched, go ahead and put in a couple of scary stitches and get a head start on next year.

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Dude is Rockin'!

The party is here and we are celebrating - rock style!! To be 15 again - what a distant memory - LOL! I had this fabulous cake made by a local bakery - A Piece of Cake - and I am so happy. It is everything I imagined and more. We HAD to go with a rocker theme since Guitar Hero is all the rage right now and DS has developed an appreciation for good classic rock music! Child after my own heart. I took the skull in - at the last minute mind you - and told the baker what I wanted and here's the yummy results. We have an icing mohawk complete with spiked dog collar. Flames and silver studs. Black vines and red flames. Totally Rockin' Dude!

Edited to add: The skull is not made of cake. It's just one of those styrofoam type Halloween decorations you get from one of the discount stores or party stores. The mohawk and dog collar that was added to the skull is however, made from icing.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Boo Box

Papertrey Ink has started a new line of downloadable templates. After seeing their design team come up with some fabulous ideas, I had to get in on the action too. This is my first box using the KEEP(sake) Box Template. Used some paper and cardstock scraps AND my new Martha Stewart scallop dot border punch. Filled the box with some dark chocolate kisses and all it needs is a gift tag and it's ready to go. It was quite simple - kinda spooky! LOL!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Sweet little mice being over-shadowed by an eerie cat! HEEE HEEE HEEE!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Boo - Day Two!!

And the pumpkin patch continues to grow more spooky! Be afraid - be very afraid!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I just love Halloween! It's the one holiday that you can be scary, funny, spooky and tacky and it's perfectly fine! No pressure to be perfect. Just have fun! Halloween is on a Friday this year so that makes it even better. Kids can go out and trick or treat and not have to worry about getting up early the next day for school. I love passing out candy and decorating for the night. This year we are going with a pumpkin patch theme. Lots of carving to do but it's fun and DH and DS get to use their artistic skills and get their spook on! LOL. Thought I would share our first pumpkin creation and my Halloween treat for the spooks that will come knocking. I made Mummy Gum - strips of cardstock inked up to give those creatures a dirty, rotten appearance, wrapped around packs of gum complete with goggle eyes. Hopefully, our spooky pumpkin cat will guard these treats until the 31st!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Race Day Sunday!!

Congratulations Tony on a great win!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cirque de la Symphonie

Friday night, Chris and I had tickets to see Cirque de la Symphonie and what a WONDERFUL show it was! Our Augusta Symphony has such amazing talent and to be paired with Cirque artist, it was an awesome sight, indeed. If you get a chance to see one of these shows in your area, by all means, do.

click link above to see a small video preview of the show

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just call me Book Worm....

I finished Twilight in record time and now I'm probably 3/4 finished with New Moon. OMG! Where have I been?! These books are great. I can not wait until the movie, which will be released 3 weeks earlier than first reported. In the mean time, here's a little preview........

Went to the crop this past weekend and had a great time. Came home with some new JustRite stamp products which are really neat. They have a grid surface that allows you to insert letters, borders, shapes, etc., so you can have a customized stamp instantly.

Other than that, life is about the same - work and very little play - LOL!

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Scrappin' Time!

I have a big weekend planned - scrappin' away in Columbia! Whoo Hoo! I've been busy this week kitting projects and printing photos to get ready and I can't wait. It's so fun to get away with friends and work on projects. So, do something fun while I'm away. You deserve it!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Something New to Read....

I have something new to read and all I can say is WOW! Twilight is the first in a series of books by Stephenie Meyer and I am totally hooked. I have heard so much talk lately about this series (#1 New York Times Best Seller), especially since this book is being made into a movie and will be released 12-12-08. I don't normally read books that deal with vampires and such but this one is so different. It's romantic and intriguing without the gore (at least no gore yet). It's like TV's Moonlight - where you love the vampire! I'm excited about reading this one and getting the next one soon. So, I highly recommend it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Memories of Colorado

When I first started blogging, I promised I would post some pictures of our trip to Colorado in May. Well, time has definitely gotten away from me. So, I thought I would start the weekend off with some from our visit to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. This was one AMAZING place! I came away appreciating nature so much more and realizing those so-called "mountains" in Tennessee, are just ant hills! LOL!

This is a view from the visitors center at GOGs. The snow covered mountain in the background is Pikes Peak and it is over 14,000 feet above sea level. We didn't get a chance to go to the top of Pikes Peak, which is probably best because after being at the GOG for about 4 hours, I was getting a little altitude sick.

To give you a perspective on just how tall and big these "red rocks" are, look in the bottom left hand corner and you can see people on the path (by the dark green bush - LOL)

Here's just a few of the pictures that we took. What majestic beauty!

This rock formation is appropriately named "kissing camels"

This is "balancing rock" and as you can see, it's just sitting there all by itself. Of course, it's being helped by my wonderful, strong son. LOL!

I can certainly say, without hesitation, I would have no problem re-locating to this wonderful area. I was in such awe the whole time we were there. I do hope to visit again. There was so much more to see and not enough time. I will try and post some pictures of the Flat Irons soon. These mountains were directly in front of our hotel in Bloomfield (outside of Boulder). And, maybe I can squeeze in a couple of pictures from our visit to the Cave of the Winds too.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Life is a big mystery. One minute everything is going fine and the next - well, you know what flies into the fan! I have had the role of being Mom, Wife, Nurse, Patient, Developer, Office Manager, Customer Service Rep, Irate Customer, etc.....all the while, maintaining a cheerful smile. It's enough to make you want to just find a tree house somewhere and hide out with the squirrels. So, with my busy multi-tasking life, there's nothing to report - well, actually there is lots to report but I would rather not bore you with all the details. I will just hang on to the hope that there is a rainbow (near a tree house) and I'm headed on the right path to it. Until then, here's a picture of Zoe. Even he has his moments! LOL!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I kicked a spoon because I'm sexy and I do what I want....

I know you are thinking, "WHAT?!!". Well, play along and just see what you did!

Pick the month you were born:
January----- --I kicked
February---- --I loved
March------- --I karate chopped
April------- --I licked
May--------- --I jumped on
June-------- --I smelled
July-------- --I did the Macarena With
August------ --I had lunch with
September------I danced with
October------ -I sang to
November-------I yelled at
December-------I ran over

Now pick the day (number) you were born on:
1-------a birdbath
2-------a monster
3-------a phone
4-------a fork
5-------a snowman
6-------a gangster
7-------my mobile phone
8-------my dog
9-------my best friends' boyfriend
10------my neighbour
11------my science teacher
12------a banana
13------a fireman
14------a stuffed animal
15------a goat
16------a pickle
17------your mom
18------a spoon
19------a smurf
20------a baseball bat
21------a ninja
22------Chuck Norris
23------a noodle
24------a squirrel
25------a football player
26------my sister
27------my brother
28------an ipod
29------a surfer
30------a llama
31------A homeless guy

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:
White---------because I'm cool like that
Black---------because that's how I roll.
Pink----------because I'm crazy.
Red-----------because the voices told me to.
Blue----------because I'm sexy and I do what I want
Green---------because I think I need some serious help.
Purple--------because I'm AWESOME!
Gray----------because Big Bird said to and he's my leader.
Yellow--------because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange--------because my family thinks I'm stupid anyway.
Brown---------because I can.
Other---------because I'm a Ninja!
None----------because I can't control myself!

(copied from Simply Shell's blog -

Have fun!

Monday, August 18, 2008

What a Weekend!

I am back from CKC - tired - but happy! I had a wonderful time at the Creating Keepsake Convention. Spent money, ate well and saw lots of wonderful goodies. Here's a run down on the weekend.....

Friday morning came bright and early as was the plan to leave by 7:00. A couple of hiccups occured with other riders (there was a total of 8 of us going) so we didn't actually get on the road until 7:40. We arrived in Charlotte and headed straight for the Hilton as we were allowed an early check in. Got the SUV unloaded very quickly and headed to the convention center a block away. Down the big escalator and there is was.....scrapbook heaven! I hit the hot spots first (Scrap-Mart, Spellbinders, Technique Tuesday, Powder Keg, Embellish It) and went ahead and got rid of some cash since it was weighing me down. Hooked up with my buddy Cathy and we shopped, encouraged each other to spend more money and then headed down the street to have lunch at UNO's. I had the best in the world clam chowder there. Went back to the convention center and made sure there wasn't any vendors I had overlooked and made those final purchases of the day. Hooked up with two of my roommates, Betty and Lynn and we went back to the room to wait on our other roommate, Melinda who was in class. Later that evening, we met the other group and headed back to UNO's for dinner. Wasn't as tasty as lunch but that happens. We turned in (but not before we saw Michael Phelps win that gold medal by 1/100th of a second) and got our rest because we still had another day to go.

We slept in Saturday morning, except for Melinda who had a couple of classes. We were leaving the hotel at 11:30 and decided to just go ahead and have lunch there. Had a nice she-crab soup with hushpuppies. We then got on the road and headed out to shop. Found a nice "mall" in a very NICE section of Charlotte. This "mall" was not your typical mall. It looked like a prestigious college campus and it sits in the middle of this neighborhood that has BIG mansion style homes. We went around a nice, lush bend and there it was.....the Cheesecake Factory - OMG!!! We about died!! Now, I had not had dessert so far this weekend and I had done quite a bit of walking, so I felt I should treat myself and boy did I! I had my favorite which is the vanilla bean cheesecake. It was great! We then went into this "mall" and it was just as unusual inside as it appeared outside. You would see Neiman Marcus and right beside it would be The Gap. You would see Godiva and right down the hall would be Orange Julius! Too funny. I bought some spooky glass marble eyeballs and a cool frosted glass votive with black gothic style skeletons/bats on it from Illuminations. We left there and went down the road a bit to a Trader Joe's, which is a grocery store that carries all organic type products. Lynn swears by their cornbread mix so of course, she came home with 8 boxes. We then headed back to the convention center to pick up Melinda, who was out of class by now, and then it was on to Concord Mills to have dinner and do a little more shopping. We ate at On the Borders, a mexican style cantina. I had a VERY yummy carne asada with grilled shrimp. OMG! It was fantastic! It came with mexican rice and grilled vegetables. So good with chips and cheese dip! LOL! Then we hit AC Moore's and back to the Hilton we went.

Sunday, we got up and decided to check out Dale Earnhardt Jr's new restaurant, Whiskey River. It was only three blocks from the hotel, open on Sunday, and it was Dale Jr's place - who wouldn't want to go?! Now, to give you a little back ground information. Charlotte loves to renovate their city. There is ALWAYS a ton of construction going on. In fact, they are building the new Nascar Hall of Fame in the middle of downtown Charlotte!! Not a small task. So, we are headed to Whiskey River and after driving around for what seems like an eternity (did I mention all of the one-way streets) we finally stop and ask two gentlemen standing on the sidewalk where this place was. They pointed, we looked in disbelief, asked the question again, and they continued to point........they were pointing at an entire block that was nothing but a construction zone. We head to the constructin zone, none of us with a hard hat or steel toed boots, and find a parking space and set out to find this place. We are going through sheetrock dust and finally we go around a corner, we look up and there it is. Now, it is about 1:00 by this time and we get to the door and discover this is NOT a restaurant but a geniune bar. A very nice bar, but not a restaurant. We go inside, take a few pictures of the counter tops (which btw have lights in them that change colors), the counter top edges that are made with belt buckles, etc. and decided we needed to just go ahead and get out of Dodge! We leave the city and find a Chili's where I have a nice burger with a shot glass filled with cheesecake (again!) and then it's home......home sweet home. A place to lay my head, a place where I can snuggle with my kitty, kiss my husband and pal around with my child.

I do love to go away but it is always so nice to come home too. Hoping CKC will continue it's venue in Charlotte next year. Nothing is ever set in stone and especially with the economy, you hope that the vendors will still want to come and put up with us crazy scrappers. I had a nice time and do look forward to going each year.

Well, it's back to the Real World here. Have a nice week and chat back with you soon!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

CKC - Here I come!

Tomorrow is the big day! A trip to the biggest (at least from what I've seen) scrapbook convention this side of the Mississippi! This will be the third year I have attended the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte. I'm not taking any classes this year so I have plenty of time to do some serious shopping. It's so exciting to see all of the recently released goodies under one roof. So, I will be MIA this weekend. Have a great weekend and do something fun!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bits and Baubles

I finally had a chance this morning to get down to business and dabble in some jewelry making. It's not a hard craft. It just takes practice to get those loops cut and turned just right. I think I will stick with earrings for now and maybe venture out to necklaces soon (Kathy S., if you are reading this, this only means we have to have a beading/teaching party one day!!!). I had fun and I love to run my fingers through piles of beads! Here's what I made today.....

Monday, August 4, 2008

Team USA - Rocks!!!

Only a couple of more days and the Olympics kick off. I have to admit, I'm not an Olympic fan. I do wish nothing but the gold for the USA but to sit and watch these events is a little boring to me. I have however gotten more than a bit excited with this year's "theme song" by 3 Doors Down! I love this band and have been one of their biggest fans from the beginning. They have that WOW factor and know how to rock!! So, if you want to jump start your week and get that feeling that you know you can do ANYTHING - listen to this............

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Saturday and a Finish

Hope everyone is having a nice COOL Saturday! It is HOT here and I am home and inside for the rest of the day. A big cudos to the inventor of the air conditioner. He/She is my hero!!

Thought I would share a finish from last night. I have completed my Shepherds Bush Spooky Spots. Now to figure out how I want it finished. Will probably frame it but I don't know exactly where to put it. Maybe on my bakers rack in the kitchen. Will have to think about it. In the meantime, my next stitching project will probably be Little House Needleworks Psalm 145.

I did make a change to this piece. The pattern called for the word "ghosts" to be stitched in cream, but you couldn't see it. I'm sure that was the whole purpose with it being a "ghost" but I just didn't like the feel of it. So I stitched mine in the brown color. Not a hard piece to stitch just a little time consuming. A couple of specialty stitches but SB always gives clear directions on how to do each one. Also, I'm happy to report this photo looks much more like the actual piece than the last photo I shared. Nothing like good natural sunlight for picture taking!

Well, the creative weekend will hopefully continue. Stayed tuned, you never know what I might come up with!

Friday, August 1, 2008


It's Friday and what a joy it is! I am so ready for the weekend. No big plans so that makes it even better. I am hoping that I can be a little creative this weekend. I want to finish stitching Spooky Spots. I also want to get out my beads and dabble in some jewelry making. This came about because of a sale at Kohls. You see, I found this fabulous top and I wanted some earrings to match and I have searched high and low but everything I find is just not the right color. So I had this brillant idea to make me a pair of earrings to match. After a trip to a couple of craft and beading stores and SEVERAL dollars later, I have supplies to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc., for LOTS of outfits. But, I figure the expense is justified since I found that fabulous top on sale!! LOL!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Do something that makes YOU happy. Treat yourself to a cupcake or your favorite indulgence. Just be sweet to yourself!

Until I post again........

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Well, I'm here to report "nothing". I have done nothing this week - no stitching, no reading, no scrapbooking........nothing! It's been one of those weeks where I just want to veg out and it has been quite nice. It, of course, won't last and I'll be back to trying to figure out how to do everything in the few hours the day has. Until then, you'll find me in all my potato glory! LOL!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Spooky Spots

Well, it's almost the weekend and how happy I will be when it is here. It's been a busy week at work, home, etc. I have had a little "me" time to stitch though. I started Shepherds Bush's Spooky Spots. It's a fun piece to stitch but lots of color changes. Just one of those pieces you have to stitch one stitch at a time. Here's a sneak peek at my progress so far.

The fabric is very nice. It's 32 ct Autumn Blush linen and comes with the kit (silks too!). It's a very light ivory with just a hint of peachy colored splotches. Very subtle. The picture shown here is a little dark in comparison to real life. Just can't seem to get these pictures posted just right! LOL!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

PJs and Scissors!

I spent all of last night (9:00 pm to 7:00 am this morning) having a great time scrapbooking in my pajamas at a fabulous new scrapbook shop here in town (Scrap Shack/website coming soon). We had nachos at midnight, a fashion show at 1:30 am and pancakes and bacon at 4:00 a.m. We laughed, listened to 80s music and worked on our pages. What a great way to spend the weekend. Looking forward to doing this again real soon!

I thought I would share 3 pages I put together while I was at the crop. Here's one I did of our spring break trip to Myrtle Beach this year.

This one is done celebrating my 40th birthday this year. I was lucky enough to go to another scrapbook crop in Columbia SC my birthday weekend.

And last but not least, here's my layout for the 4th of July.

Thanks for letting me share. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Recent Finishes

I thought I would go ahead and share some recent finishes with you. I am so happy with these two pieces. I am also happy to report they are also framed! Not sitting in a plastic tote under my bed, like so many other xstitch pieces I've done in the past.

The first one is Blackbird Designs "Their Song". The colors are so nice and it is a wonderful addition to my recently re-decorated kitchen.

This one is La D Da's "Five Fine Roosters". It is stitched completely different (color wise) from the way it is charted, thanks to Abecedarius in Marietta, GA. This shop was kind enough to give me their conversions so the rest is history! This piece is also framed and is hanging in the kitchen along with the blackbirds. What's the saying....."birds of a feather stick together".

Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's Hump Day!

What a busy week it has been so far. It's always rough coming back to work after being off for a holiday - but it was worth it! Nothing much to report here. I did get Lost Spirits made into a bellpull so it's ready to hang on my kitchen door come October 1st. Speaking of Halloween, have you seen the limited edition SCREAM HOUSE by Just Nan at The Silver Needle's website? It's really a cute piece. Not something I would probably use, but it is cute none the less. Go check it out!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Spooky Fireworks

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July. We started the day buying fireworks and ended it with a bang! We were blessed with a rain shower a couple of hours before it got dark so we didn't have to worry about the yard being too dry and possibly starting a fire.

Later last night and into the wee hours this morning I was stitching away and I am happy to report I finished stitching BOF's Lost Spirits. This was a spooky-fun piece to stitch and I am so happy I decided to get it out of my stash and stitch it up. I hope to spend tomorrow finishing it into a bellpull. Here's a picture of the finished piece. The colors are much brighter in person.

Well, that's all I have for now. I promise to get more finished items posted in the next day or two. I'm still new to all of this but I have to say, it's quite fun!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Monday, June 30, 2008

It's Monday!

Well, I had planned on getting a computer/photo uploading lesson from Chris this weekend so I could share some pictures but it just didn't happen. I'll do my best to get that done before this time next week. I did go through some old photos this weekend trying to get them in date order. I want to do a scrapbook of the 80's - when I was much younger! - to highlight my dating years with Chris. We dated for nine years before we got married so that covers the decade! I had a great time re-living moments of the past. I went to four proms (mine and his junior/senior), had a blast at some Halloween parties and gotta love the 80's hair-dos! LOL!

Until next time....

Friday, June 27, 2008


It's Friday and that is a wonderful day for me. Only 1/2 day at work and then I'm headed to the beauty parlor for a hair refurbishment - LOL -. Not much going on with me. I am still learning and playing around with this blog. Hubby is going to give me a lesson in uploading photos this weekend so hopefully, I can share some recent cross stitch/scrapbook finishes and also show off some pictures from our recent trip to Colorado. So, stay tuned......there's more to come!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hello Blog World!

Well, here I am - blogging! Who would ever think I would be doing this?! I'm here testing things out to see if I have any computer savy brain cells in this head of mine. Wish me luck!!