Sunday, February 24, 2008

Good Sunday afternoon!

It has been ages since my last post, but I have been crazy busy! First a pic of the baby sampler. It was finished and framed before I had to leave for Florida, so I got to bring it with me to give to them.

I'm very happy with how it turned out, and the frame is a very close match to the furniture that my DB and SIL have for the baby's room. Now some pics of the precious child:)

Isn't he the most adorable child ever?!?! He obviously takes after me in looks:)

So, now I'm back home, mostly caught up on chores, and ready to start another week at school. I've gotten absolutely no stitching done this last week, so I'm behind on February's ornament. I think I'll work on that for a little while this afternoon.



Quote of the Day

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
Marshall McLuhan (1911 - 1980)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good Evening! Finally, a minute to sit down! Things have been busy this week. My new baby nephew was born at 10:32am on Monday, February 11th. I've been told he has a full head of hair! I can't wait to see him - I'm going down this weekend to visit both baby and hubby, and I'm so excited!! The sampler is finished and in the framers. I'll make sure and get a picture to post when I pick it up. I actually finished it at school when I got the weight of the baby and then brought it straight to the framers in the hope that I will get it by Friday at lunch, when I leave for Florida. So I'll remember to bring my camera on Friday and snap a pic for you all.

Now I have a minute to stitch. Tonight is the first night of Hollywood week on American Idol. 2 hours of Simon telling people they suck!! lol I love it. So, I'm off to work on...something.

Remember, check my website for items for sale or trade. I'll be adding a wish list next week, and I'm pretty easy to please:)



Simpsons Quote of the Day
" What a day, eh, Milhouse? The sun is out, birds are singing, bees are trying to have sex with them -- as is my understanding ... :
Bart Simpson

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Good evening all!

A short post tonight cause I'm really quite tired. I did a little stitching, but I ended up frogging everything I did, so I've put it away before I totally destroy it. Lol! So here I am blogging. Today was an interesting day. We started the morning off with strong storms and tornados. It got a little hairy a couple of times, especially when they were talking about tornados sighted close by. This all started around 4am, and was going strong by 7am. I was thinking they would delay school a couple of hours, but no deal. So off I went to school. Two of my assistants didn't get there until 9:30 - things were very bad. We also had some parents not put their kids on the bus because they thought it was too dangerous. Can't day I blame them - one of the bus drivers said her bus was shaking like crazy!! The rest of the day was pretty calm and easy, thank goodness.
Then Church tonight for Ash Wednesday. Our priest retired last year, and we finally have chosen a new one. He seems really nice, and did a great job tonight.
Finally, Idol. Tonight was the last road audition night, and next week is Hollywood week. Loads of fun!!!

Well I'm done frogging and blogging, so I'm off to bed.

Simpson Quote of the Day
"Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try."
Homer Simpson

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Evening all! Tonight is an EQ night for me, even tho DH decided to abandon me and not play. Loser! I did stitch for a few hours this afternoon on my secret piece. It seems to be going ever so slowly though. I'm hoping once I finish the section I'm working on that it'll start to move along. Today I went to Michael's to try and figure out how I'm going to frame the baby sampler. After much discussion with the lady in the store, and a phone call to my folks to find out the color of the baby furniture, we decided on a mahogany color with no mat. I'm going with a ready made frame instead of specially made because of price. With the to-be-made frame and mat she said it would cost around $200!! I about hit the floor! So I asked about the frames from the floor, she said buy the frame and the cost of framing is only about $30. That's a little more my speed. I may even be able to frame something else - one of the many finished pieces I have lying around.

As I've been packing, I've come across some patterns and books that I no longer want or need. I have posted pictures of these on my website on the page For Sale or Trade. (The link is on the right.) If you are so inclined, please take a look, and if anything strikes your fancy, let me know. Prices are listed, but I'm open to trading as well. I don't have a wish list as of yet, but I'll begin to work on that soon. I will add more items as I find them. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. What I don't know, I can make up:)



Quote of the Day

"The more you chase money, the harder it is to catch it."
Mike Tatum

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