Sunday, December 28, 2008

Last post of 20008

I have 2 resolutions for 2009. First is to lose weight. Second is to post more. Here are some pics from Christmas.
My husband laughed so hard when he opened the Scenic Farm still in the package with the extra floss. He thought he had to finish it and didnt bother taking it out of the package. I had to tell him to. He was so surprised it was finished!

Megan loved her Prairie Schooler Santa.

Kimber, Kyle and Josh playing Wii bowling.

Matt and Kimber. Please excuse my husband's feet.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Quaker Snowman

Isn't it adorable! Freebie can be found here

Monday, December 22, 2008

A few more

This is my favorite ornament Ive done all year. I am so proud of myself. It is on linen with some 1 over 1. I really enjoy doing 1 over 1 because it is so tiny and delicate. Hard on my old eyes though!

I made this into an ornament too since I couldn't think of another way to finish it and everything looks good as an ornament.

I won't be going to work today since we got a bad snowstorm and our plow guy has yet to show up and my husband got mandated to stay at work. There is no way I can shovel this much snow. This morning I tried to let the dogs out and the snow had piled up so badly in front of the door as I was pushing the door to open, my hand went through the glass and I cut my wrist and the back of my hand.
I don't think it needs stitches, it didn't bleed much and I put steristrips on it. Now there is really no way I can shovel! Glad I got my presents wrapped and all the CS I am giving as gifts done since I doubt I will be able to stitch for a while. It didn't bleed much, but it throbs now. I checked it over carefully to be sure there is no glass in it. At least I get to spend the day home with Kimber who has no school today :)Of course it had to be my right hand since I am right handed.

And here are some snow pics.

Who wants to come shovel me out?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'm back!

Sorry I haven't been posting. I have been stiching though. Here are some of the latest projects.
My first redwork project. I did enjoy this even though I hate backstitching.

A couple of Prairie Schooler Santas. These will be Christmas presents.

At Girl Scouts the girls did a Secret Santa exchange. On the bottom it says Girl Scout Troop XXXXX and has her friends name on it. I cropped that part off. She was thrilled with it.

Most importantly Scenic Farm is finished! Sorry about the wrinkles and bad pics. I'm going to wrap it up in the original package with the leftover floss, etc so my husband will think I never finished it. We keep joking about how I've given up on it, etc. I wasn't able to get it framed in time so he will be surprised when he realizes it is done!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Shhhhh don't tell my husband!

The Scenic Farm is finished! He will be getting his only Christmas wish. When/if our new pc ever arrives I will post pics. I won't have time to have it framed though and I told him that long ago so he won't be too disappointed.

I am so glad it's done. I hated every stitch! It is pretty though.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New pc is ordered

Well my husband and Kimber couldn't take having no computer at home so we ordered a new one today. It's another HP. I found the specs from the old one and this one is bigger, stronger, faster than before so hopefully I will love it!

When I tried to pick up the dead one last night he wasn't finished getting the pictures off. He ran out of DVD's! He said "You have over 8 gigs of pictures! I wasn't expecting more than 2 or 3". Umm yeah I like to take pictures lol. He will have it ready for me today.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The computer guy just called and it is dead. The hard drive is failing and it can be fixed but it will be pricey. I told him just get the pics and stuff off and we will buy a new one. I really don't want to spend the money right now so I might wait a while to get a new one. We have some old pc's at home that don't run very well, but they do run, so we may use them for a while instead. I've had this one about 5-6 years and it is used constantly by my husband, me and my 7 year old so it's hard to get too upset that it gave out but this is a bad time of the year with Christmas and all the birthdays this month. I guess that's the way it goes. I'm thrilled he is going to recover my pics though. Whew!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Long weekend update.

Sorry I've not posted in a while. I've been frantically trying to finish the Scenic Farm for my husband for Christmas. It is "the only thing he wants for Christmas". I'm almost finished.

Wednesday on my way home from work, I got a chip in the windshield of my new car. That must be come kind of record! It isn't even 4 months old. At least it didn't shatter and it won't have to be fixed because it is so small.

Thanksgiving went off without a hitch. We went to my parents. Megan and Josh even joined us this year. Kyle came over after he ate at his other grandparents. Then we all played Apples to Apples. Kimber had so much fun!

On Friday Kimber was playing Wolf Quest on the pc and it kept freezing up so she just shut it down. Well, it won't restart now and we get a nasty error message so it has to go to the repair shop today. I have been so slack about backing up my pictures and now I'm afraid they are lost forever. I sure hope not :( There will not be any progress/finishes pictures until I get the pc back. Right now I'm at work using my pc there.

Saturday one of the kids friends who was more like a father to Josh, died in a car accident. Very sad. Josh is taking it quite hard. Kimber spent the night at my parents with her cousins so I went to the movies and saw Twilight. It is GREAT!I am really fussy about movies, but this was really good and very true to the book which is rare.

On Sunday the refrigerator wasn't running right. About a year ago it did the same thing and we had to have it serviced and parts replaced. The stupid thing is less than 8 years old so I don't think we should keep having all these problems with it. I decided if I had to pay someone to fix it I would just buy a new one instead. Obviously this one has some major issues that keeps making it fail. Suddenly it started running ok, so cross your fingers!