Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas  Hope you all had a great Christmas.  Pictures are of the tree we put up this year.  Did not use all of the tree as I left out the center section to make it fit where I had to put it.  I used all the new ornaments I received from Swap-bot exchanges plus some of my favorites from years past.  Plus I put a few others that I like around.  The little tree has miniature ornaments that stay on all year.  I just put it in a box for storage and pull it out when ready.  I like this glass manger set this is about the 3rd year I have used it since I found it at a yard sale.

We had a very quiet Christmas day as we had the kids over yesterday for Christmas Eve.  We started that many years ago doing ours on Christmas Eve and they could do in-laws on Christmas Day.  Although this year Daughter has no where to go so she went over to her brothers today.

We have a white Christmas this year as it started with sleet and ice yesterday then turned into blowing snow.  It is like 2 inches and you can see grass through it in places and other places drifts from 3 to 6 feet or more.  Very hard for them to get accurate measurements.   Hubby and I are going nowhere as son took our vehicle home last night.  His little car is not good on ice and we have a 4wheel drive Blazer so he took ours and left his sit in our drive way.  We trust his driving anyway as he drives a semi for a living and before that drove a wrecker for over 10 years.   

This is the view I had out my window this afternoon.  The little white car slid off the road and ended up sideways in the ditch.  The truck came around and pulled the car backwards out of the ditch to where it could drive the rest of the way through the empty lot and get back to the road thru the trailer park.  Most of the cars we saw today were larger or trucks and all going very slow.  I sent this last picture to my Brother in California and he wrote back that they were in t-shirts and shorts today and that he did not miss this kind of weather at all.
I better close this for now.  Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas - NOT FOR THIS COMPANIES EMPLOYEES - Arrow Trucking, Tulsa, Oklahoma

My son almost took a job with this company a couple of years ago.  How lucky for him that he did not.  This is a sad situation.  Many are stranded far from home and no way to get there.  Send this to all your friends.  Maybe someone will be able to help even one of these stranded truckers.  I read one page of coments on this story and almost cried. 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Moo's Pumpkin Giveaway

Sarah is having a giveaway on her blog.  It is for a chart, the threads for it and a piece of Silkweaver 28 ct laguna.  So if you want to see just click on her name and it will take you to her blog.  Then scroll down to  "Moo's Pumpkin Giveaway"  She says that the drawing will be November 14.  So good luck.

Monday, September 07, 2009

A frog flower

I tried to post this last night but it would not post so I am trying to do it again.

Another giveaway Thread Gatherer is having a 1 year anniversary giveaway. The drawing is Tuesday the 8th of Sept. And here is what she is giving away. 
A really cute flower frog with a pair of scissors.  

Have a great day!  Enjoy your day off with friends and family.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another give away

It is almost over but there is still a couple of hours till the drawing. This is from TheDailyMel This is for her 8th year blogiversary/1000th post giveaway.

Have a great day and good luck if you enter.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A blogiversary giveaway

I found another great blog today and she is having a giveaway. The blog is Stitchin Times Five

I have also been very busy with exchanges for Swap-bot Post card exchanges, Stitching exchanges and I just started hosting my first exchange. It is Crafty Christmas Scavenger Hunt - USA/Canada. I hope it comes out okay they I might try hosting some others.

I better go as I have a few more things to do before I go do my Aqua exercise at the YWCA. Have a great day!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Fairy Name

Your fairy is called Field Goblinwand
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in fields where wild flowers and poppies grow.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She likes to wear red petals in her skirt. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Catching up

Where has all the time gone? It seems like we have been busy all summer. I have been doing a bunch of swaps on Swap-bot. Mostly postcards. Also notecards, another biscornu which I am just now finishing. Some magnets, souvenir stuff, bookmarks, crochet dishcloths and christmas ornaments. I don't have pictures of everything yet but I am gradually posting them on my webshots site.

May was busy. Hubby was in hospital for 4 days with breathing problems. He has severe COPD and it is gradually getting worse. Then just after that on the 14th I had carpel tunnel surgery on my left hand. Almost healed now. At least I can do my stitching now. I have several things to stitch for swap-bot and a swap on one of my Yahoo groups. I am going to wait a couple of months then will have the right hand done. The surgeon said that I can get that one done anytime I am ready. So I am going to do it before the end of the year because of insurance co-pays.

Don't know what else to post for now. Got to get back to stitching the biscornu I am making. It was due in May but got pushed back because of my surgery.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

This and That

It has been quite awhile since I last posted. And much has gone on here. My neck surgery on Feb 3 went great. Right wrist has for the most part quit hurting when I use the mouse. Left arm is much better. Still have the carpel tunnel problem in the hands but the surgeon said we can fix those anytime. Not near as bad. They can wait till we get these bills paid.

Have been doing many exchanges through Swap-bot and some Yahoo groups. Will post pictures when I get them all sorted out. Many of the swaps have been post card swaps. I need to do some shopping around town to find some different cards.

In March I was the recipient of a RAK. The box said it was from the Yarn Fairy. Inside was 2 balls of cotton yarn and a note That said the Yarn Fairy heard my wish for some cotton yarn. Whoever sent it I want to say thank you. It will get put to good use.

I also won another PIF. This one for a stitched item. So in the next post I will be posting another one here for this one. Just need to get the details worked out.

Better go for now so everyone have a great day.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I got mail!

When hubby brought in the mail today I had a very unexpected suprise. I received a puffy envelope from Canada. It was for the August biscornu exchange in the bbinteractive Yahoo group. My partner sent a beautiful blue dragon pattern biscornu that she adapted to cross stitch from a late 1800's filet crochet pattern. Also in the package was a cute scissor fob with flowers and my initial on one side and a blackwork design on the other. A sheep that you pull his tail and it is a measuring tape. Really cute. And finally 3 rolls of Kreinik metallic threads. So without any more here are the pictures.

This was good timing and a real pick me up today as I am getting ready for Surgery on Tuesday. I have a degenerated disc in my neck that they are going to work on to see if they can reverse some of the nerve damage it has done to the nerves of my left hand. So wish me luck. Got to go everyone have a great day. Going to watch the Super bowl tomorrow and root for the Cardinals as this is their 1st Super bowl game. And of course I have to watch all the comercials especially the Budweiser ones.

Monday, January 26, 2009

My January finishes.

I have had a few small finishes since the last time I was on here.

This first is an angel that I started earlier this year while waiting on hubby at one of his many Dr appointments. I didn't continue on it because the lighting in most Dr's ofices was not good enough for the dark material. I do like it once I got it done.
Then this was for the January bookmark exchange in the BBInteractive group on Yahoo. The pattern was from a blackwork band sampler in The Gift of Stitching Magazine. (See link in sidebar.)I don't remember what issue but I do like how it turned out.

Next I have to get busy on a biscornu for a swap on Swap-bot. It won't take long once I get started. Still have not found a pattern that I like for this swap.

Better close for now as it is getting late. Have a great day!

PIF winner

I had 5 entries in my drawing so I went to the random number generator and told it to pick 2 numbers between 1 and 5. And the numbers chosen were 1 and 5. Which means that the winners are Pike and Anitra. Congratulations ladies and I will be sending you something in the next 365 days. Please send me your addresses so that I will know where to send your packages. And now you have to host your own PIF's. Either on your own blogs or if you don't have one any way that you want just so that you pay it forward.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I won a PIF so my turn to post.

Last week I entered a PIF posted by Debra for notions and/or thread instead of a stitched item. So now it is my turn to post a PIF.

Here are the rules:

1. Send no less than 5 items per person.

2. Items can be DMC, other threads, stitching needles, straight pins, buttons, scissors, ribbons, ect, just use your imagination. You can send a combination of items such as 3 threads, 1 pack of straight pins and 1 pack of stitching needles or just 5 threads.

3. All I ask is that items be in new condition and not used.

If you are interested, leave a comment on this post until January 25 and I will draw 2 names that evening then post the winning names on my January 26th blog. Please be sure to leave your email address or a link to your blog so I can get in touch with you if you are a winner!

If you win, you must be willing to post this PIF on your blog and do the same for at least 2 people.

So let the fun begin. Have a great day! Barbara

Sunday, January 11, 2009

First finish 2009 and bookmark exchange received.

Finally my first finish for 2009. It was a WIP that I have been working on off and on for the last year. It was a small counted cross stitch kit from Dimensions that I have had for awhile. The copywrite notice said 2000. It is called Teddy Bear Greetings by Vicky Howard. This was done on 14ct plastic canvas and the wire greetings sign came in the kit.

Next picture is a bookmark that I received from the January bookmark exchange in the yahoo group bbinteractive (Brooke's Books Interactive). I am still hunting for a pattern for her bookmark.

I have also received some postcards from some Swap-bot postcard swaps. Have not scanned them yet but when I do they will be posted on my webshots album and maybe here.

Got to go as the ferrets want out to play and we want to watch the playoff games today.