Monday, July 23, 2007

Good Things

I ordered the new Lizzie Kate chart Good Things from DownSunshineLane and found a piece of fabric (28 ct Sage Jobelan) in my stash that was a green color but depending on your lighting it looks different. In the kitchen it looks brown and in the bedroom it looks green. Anyway here is the picture I am going tommorrow to find a frame. I stitched it with dmc thread.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Liberty House Finish

I completed Liberty House Sampler by Heart in Hand Friday night while waiting for the drive in movie to start. I finished just as the movie previews were starting. We seen Ratatouille (rat*a*too*ee) I loved it. My almost 3 year old fell asleep 5 minutes into the movie...but that is past his bedtime it started at 9 pm. I definitely want to purchase the movie on dvd. I am going to stitch a small Halloween chart next by ewe & eye & friends called "just jack". I also have all my things to start The Lighthouse by Bent Creek I even have a great fabric 32 ct sun dappled glade by Sugar Maple Fabrics.

Tomorrow the van goes in the shop and I am off to my LNS to pick up The Big Zipper by Bent Creek and some threads I need for other charts. One of my goals this week is to get back to walking. I just seen the weather for the week & it is suppose to rain every day. I just hope it is scattered so I can still walk.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy Independence Day. I hope everyone has a safe & fun day!! I am going to stitch on the way to the family get together. I have a few more patriotic charts I want to finish. Then we will be swimming, bar-b- qing and shooting off fireworks. Crossing my fingers no one will get burned this year! Anyway, off to stitch.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I have been hit. Well my van has been hit. My husband, I, & our little guy went to our local movie rental store last Friday night to return/rent movies. While inside trying to find something to rent a lady pulling into the parking spot next to my van ( there was a van on the left an empty spot and my van on the right of that) oh she had a large size ill thoughts just laying out the picture. I don't have anything against SUV's until you try to pull one in a parking spot and hit my van and continue all down the side of the door! I think the lady who worked for the Movie place said she was on the phone. we have the pleasure of having the insurance estimate the damage and write us a check. I didn't know that was how it worked. I thought I scouted about town finding estimates and pick where I want it fixed and then give that body shop's estimate to the insurance company. Apparently things have changed. I take it to the insurance adjustment center and they look at it give me the estimate and cut the check to me. That had me a little worried what if they Car Dealer's body shop was more??? I guess we find all that out on Thursday morning. I haven't ever had this experience before.

I spent the day stitching on Heart in Hand's Liberty House Sampler. It is a very fast stitch. I am using the WDW's & GA threads. I really like having something small to work on so I can have a finish to show. I am thinking I need to make another one and give this one to my sister in law. Here is the pattern picture.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Oh sweet stash!

New charts! I just received the new charts from Little House Needleworks Garden Pleasures & Gourmet Garden. I just love these new charts. I decided I would also add Spot of Coffee, the following thread packs Faith & Pear, two dear diary charts Lucy Fairchild & Rebecca Small, Psalms 145, & Nature's Beauty. I have a pile almost waist high to stitch now and I just added these two.....I also picked up from Country Cottage Needleworks Daisy Sampler & Ice Cream Sundae. I just had to buy Crescent Colours Little House Brown. I can not get enough LHN & CCN.

Garden Pleasures includes a design for a bookmark! What an added bonus! I can't wait to stitch these charts.
There wasn't much stitching this weekend we had hot water heater problems. The heating element went out. My husband was wonderful and was able to save us lots of money by draining the hot water heater easy job...and change the heating element. Then we changed the thermostat and 30 minutes later we had hot water again! I was so glad he was able to complete the task himself. I am thankful for him. When we called they wanted $130 just to come look at it and $1 a minute they were here. WOW! Kudos to those who do this everyday it is a pain to drain that tank.
Well I am off to stitch tonight. I have a few patriotic charts I would like to stitch before Wed. I might just keep stitching until they are completed even if the 4th comes and goes. The next seasonal thing I stitch is for Halloween. I have to admit I already started LK Fall Crazy - 4 patch.
Happy Stitching everyone!

Oh sweet stash!

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