Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I received from Doreen in Canada. This biscornu and a selection of buttons.
Here is the one I sent to Pirjo in Finland.
I have enjoyed doing this swap and will be joining more swaps of this type after the new year.
The other swap I joined was a postcard swap and I received 4 really nice postcards, from Colorado, North Carolina, Michigan and Australia. And I sent to North Carolina (different person that I received from), Alabama, Kentucky and The Netherlands. I enjoyed this and have already joined another postcard swap. I will scan these later and post the pictures.
Got to go as have to let the ferrets out to play for a while.
Have a great day.
Monday, December 01, 2008
First the rules.
1. Link to the person who tagged you.2. Post the rules on your blog.3. Write six random things about yourself.4. Tag six people at the end of your post.5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.6. Let the tagger know your entry is up
Joan was so nice to tag me. (You have to scroll down as there are some newer posts above the one where she tagged me.)
Now 6 Random the things about me:
1. I have been retired for 3 years now and seem to be as busy as when I was working. Do have more time for stitching and playing on the computer.
2. I have done many crafts over the years. Crochet, embroidery, fabric painting, sewing, plastic canvas, and cross stitch. The only thing I have had trouble trying to learn is knitting. Although I am trying.
3. Been married for 42 years. Hope to make 50 but don't know if Hubbies health will hold up that much longer.
4. Have 2 kids. Daughter is 40, divorced, with 3 sons - 18 - 19 - 21. She works for a clipping company here so she gets to read newspapers for a living. Son is 37, married with a 16 year old step daughter, and a 15 year old daughter who is in Texas with her mom. He drives for a large trucking company out of Des Moines although he lives here in Topeka.
5. I am very shy until I get to know someone. That is why in the groups I mostly lurk. I am trying to get over this and maybe someday I will. You never know.
6. Love to read. I can remember getting in trouble in grade school because I would get engrossed in a book and not want to do anything else. If I really like a book and will read it ove and over.
As for tagging anyone I have been thinking about that and most of the blogs that I read have already been tagged. So I am going to take an idea from some of them and just say that if you have not been tagged to consider yourself tagged. If you do post this let me know and I will come check it out.
Well thats all for now. Might be back later as I have some pictures to post from exchanges and some things I been working on.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
This was done mostly in Dr's offices and the hospital waiting on hubby. I carried this in my purse and did maybe one length at a time. Then one day I went to work on it and could not find the thread. So I put it up. Then when I was switching the computer I found it. So I finished this up. Only took about an hour. Now the glue is drying on the back and I will cover it with felt or foam to make it look better.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Also have been working on Joan's Challenge I put it on a piece of 14ct aida that I stole out of a garage sale kit that I don't know if I will ever get done. Well it didnot come out square. The count is correct so that means the materiel is not square. Looks alright just is rectangle. Now I have to get it finished Was thinking about making it into a small pillow. Got to find some material for back and get it done today.
We just had rain with hail. Large pea size. Don't know where that came from. Was not even supposed to rain today. Although it is solid cloud cover.
Got to go as the ferrets want out to play for awhile.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It was from the June 2008 Issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine. Link is on my sidebar. The only thing I changed was I did not add the ribbon and beads shown in the mag. And I personalized the back.
Got to go as I have much to do. Have a great day!
Monday, October 06, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The first one was matching coaster and magnet to Becky in the PlasticCanvasClub on Yahoogroups. The pattern was free from Mountain Harmony Creations I also made a set for myself.
This next one was to Chris for the same group. For a stitchers choice magnet. I made one of my Round Tuits. This one was my pattern. Instructions are here
This one was Christmas Ornament for Carla in the yahoogroup meadowspatternpalacefreeforall. I will also be sending a matching pair to Meadow for a charity that she is doing. The patterns was from a booklet called "Deck the Halls" (Copyright 1996 House of White Birches). They were part of a set called Cheery Winter Ornaments by Adele Magavero. I did the Snowlady and Snowman.
Well that is all for now. Good night all.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...
Your perfect HP man is Neville Longbottom.
You like the nice guy. You don't need the best looking guy, or the most talented, or the most popular, or the most powerful. You want a guy who'll be there when you need him, who knows how to stick through the hard times, who isn't afraid to do what needs to be done, and who stands up to even his friends when necessary. You can't go wrong with a guy like this.
(fanart by jeremia http://jeremia.deviantart.com/ used with permission)
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Friday, August 22, 2008
He has another compression fracture in his back so will be having that fixed so I will be working on my cross stitch or crochet while waiting on him. Good thing I do have things to work on otherwise the time would really go slow.
Doesn't look like my ebay items will sell this time. Will probably relist them and try again.
Got to go for now. Everyone have a great day.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
This has been a long summer. We have not been going much cause of gas prices and the heat has really been bothering hubby. He has COPD among other things and so we mostly stay in where we have air-conditioning. I have been working on exchange items. I have most of them done for this month. Only a couple more to do and one magnet that I need to get some ribbon for the trim. Will be getting it next week probably at Michaels as it is in the same area as the Petco that we go to for our ferret and cat food.
Better go for now will update more later.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I guess this is all for now. Have a great day!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Well my partner finally received the things I sent. So here are the pictures. The star coasters came from crochetmemories . The Round Tuit I just made myself as I didn't have a pattern. Used a 3inch craft circle and just used the colors I wanted for the exchange. And for the poem I did a search on Goodsearch for "A round tuit Poem" and just used one of the poems I found.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Today I received my Patriotic exchange from Eri. She spoiled me. So much and many different things. Then while I was taking the pictures SuzyQ just had to investigate the box. I wouldn't let her on the table with all the pretties so she got in the box and sat and watched them while I took pictures.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This is what I am working on today. It is a bookmark on 14ct vinyl weave with red and blue mystery threads. The vinyl weave is some that I got at a garage sale last summer. Pattern is a freebie by Ink Circles the "June Celtic Knot Bookmark" from 2006. I omitted the 41 stitch segment in the center to make it shorter. Have been working on this when I wanted a change from my exchange items. It is small enough that it is in the bag that I grab for travel. One of the Yahoo lists that I read was talking about the back of their projects so the second picture is the back of this one. As for how I make the stitches it depends on the patterns This one combines both styles to make the pattern. I do like how it is coming along.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
I got my first scissor fob made. It is for an exchange on the "bbinteractive" Yahoo group. I hope she likes it as I never made one before. It is a free pattern from The Floss Box . It was on the minibiscornu 2 page. I didn’t make it into a biscornu as I will do my first one of those as a full size not a mini. Here is a scan of it.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Lets see craft wise have been doing some 7" granny squares for an exchange. April was pastel colors. May is spring flower colors. I have 3 of the May ones done. Also have a few small xstitch kits that I work on when I want a change. And last Hubby wants me to knit him a sweater. We will see as I have never learned. Bought a learn to knit kit that has needles and several other accesssories and a book and we will see what happens. Also been Goodsearching for learner sites with videos. Have figured out one method of casting on but when I try 2 needles I just get lost. Guess I will just have to keep trying.