Monday, August 25, 2008

Upcoming blogoversary

Well, amazingly enough I am coming up on my 1 year blogoversary in less than a month. I would like to do a give away in honor of it. So you have the next 24 days or so to make a comment on this post. I will draw a name on September 18th, and the winner will receive a gift from me.

I have determined what stash I'm taking with me on deployment. I'm probably taking more than I will have time for ... but I figure that's better than running out. Thank you to those who have volunteered to send me supplies or care packages. I will be e-mailing my ship address to you. Thanks again!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another award

I received this award from Jen and Mary Ann. Thanks ladies!

The rules of the award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

So I'm going to nominate

1. Miss Hope
2. C
3. Rachel
4. Jill
5. Samantha
6. Becca
7. Kristina

I read all the blogs in my blog roll and have a bunch of non-stitching ones on my google reader. I love each and every blog that I visit but decided to narrow it down to seven. I also decided to go with non-stitching blogs this time. Enjoy :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I borrowed this from Helen's blog.

I do wonder if there is anyone who reads but doesn’t post comments, I don’t mind as I do read some blogs but don’t comment as well. But it would be nice just to say hello and maybe come and read your blog as well
So who reads my blog?
1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! And if we’ve never met in real life, leave me a comment of your favorite post I wrote and why it was your favorite.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually really funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you.
3.Do you read my posts from a reader,blogroll or is this your first visit?
Thank you

As for stitching ... I've been working on DH's stocking. I have been able to move up to the top of the stocking but don't have a recent picture. Hopefully I'll get one up later this week. Now I just need to figure out what supplies and such I'm bringing with me on deployment to stitch while I'm gone. Have a great night!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Odds and ends

Well, the past week or so has been an adventure for me. The big plan was to travel with my parents down to FL to visit grandparents and go to a friends graduation. My parents drove down to my house on Wed and we headed down to south of Jacksonville on Thursday. I, of course, made the trip even more complicated by getting poison ivy. It wasn't too bad to begin with, but somehow I reacted poorly and my hands and fingers got really swollen and painful at the end of last week (I had gotten into it about two weeks ago). Thank the Lord for urgent care clinics ... I woke up Friday with swollen eyes and extremely painful hands. So we found a clinic that morning that gave me a nice steroid shot and prescriptions for three medications. It worked rather quickly and the swelling started to go down later that day. I was able to fully enjoy enjoy our dear friend's graduation from college on Saturday. After the graduation (in Tallahassee), my parents, sister and I head further out the FL panhandle to FT Walton Beach to visit my other grandmother. The best part was that I was able to stitch again that night :), finishing up "Thank You For Serving".

"Thank You For Serving"
Designer: The Sunflower Seed
Fabric: 30 ct R&R "Apple Brown Bindy"
Floss: Recommended WDW

So after finishing that, I started on another project. I decided to start a dimensions kit that I had picked up called "Music Is Harmony". I enjoyed stitching on it while watching the Olympics and on our long drive back to VA yesterday. It was relaxing after being out in the sun on Sunday (my dad rented a boat so we went out to enjoy the nice weather). Here's a pic of the current progress.

I had picked up the kit since I play (well, used to at this point) the violin. I like to vary the fabric that I work on. In many ways I really enjoy working on linens and such, but Aida doesn't bother me either.

I received my Fair Square round 8 exchange today from Paula C. We share a love of lighthouses so she stitched up Bent Creek's The Lighthouse on Snapper Island for me.

Paula - I absolutely love them :). I have been thinking about what I want to do with my squares and think I have decided that I am going to do a scrapbook with the signature squares (with pictures of how I finish the designs). Some of them are just calling out for different types of finishes. So that will be one of my big projects when I return from deployment.

The last picture of the day is "find your song" back from the framer at my LNS. I picked it up last week after returning from our underway. Patti did a wonderful job again. I just dropped off "Thank You for Serving" and DH's dolphins today. I'm looking forward to seeing how those turn out.

Hope you have a great week. I'm enjoying watching the Olympics in the evenings and stitching (especially the swimming ... gotta love that 4X100 relay race from Sunday ... I miss the sport :)). Until next time ... God Bless!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Fair Squares Arrive in WA

I found out yesterday that Paula C. had received her squares for Round #8 so I can share them with you all now. I'm glad to hear that she likes them. There were a lot of fun to stitch.

Design: Chocolate Lover from Lizzie Kate's Chocolate Lovers
Fabric: 32 ct. Lambswool
Floss: Recommended WDW & Sampler Threads

Hopefully I will have a finish later tonight for my Thank You for Serving. Just a few more touches are needed. All my stitching yesterday was for surprises ... so shhh it's a secret. I'm looking forward to being able to show them to you.

Friday, August 1, 2008

I knew I forgot one

I had one more picture to share with you. I was at the in-laws last weekend, and they finally had a chance to get a piece that I made them for their 40th wedding anniversary framed. Here it is ... I apologize for the glare.

In other big news ... I am now a qualified Surface Warfare Officer ... which means I am now authorized to wear this in uniform: SWO Pin. It's the first one in the top left corner.