Sunday, October 24, 2010

A few stitchy finishes

I hoped to have finished pieces to show you but my family kinda likes clean clothes and food (they are so silly) so I may or may not get to post the final results. But, here are the ones I can show. I have 2 more, but they are for exchanges and I can't reveal them until they are mailed and they show up at their new home. These designs are Prairie Schooler and the other is a freebie from LaChantelain. Work is going very well and I am increasing my hours a little bit, which makes me at work from 7:45 some mornings until 1:00pm. Yes, I like it that much! I actually was a little sad to go home the other day. That has never happened to me! I love teaching and feel that I am just about back in my groove. This is my favorite time of the year to teach, with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!! Needless to say, we will do alot of crafts! LOL! Take care, friends and if I have the time I will get some finished pieces posted!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Fun Craft

I may have some more finishes to post soon, but I wanted to get this up! This is such a cute craft. If you google "Posh Squash" you will get the site I got it from and there are others that had the same idea. So cute! I went through my stash of fabric and made these 3 as examples. Two are dark brown taffeta (not sure why I had this fabric, but ok) and the other is an off white that has some sequins in it. Hard to get a pic of, but so cute in person. I have some leopard print that I might make one out of just for fun.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I am so.....

Tired! Some goober scheduled a hockey game for #5 at 9:30 pm last night. An hour away. On a school night. Yeah, he is not my favorite person right now, who ever he is.

Grateful! That the job is going so well - I truly love it!!

Inspired! Just got some great crafting ideas for Halloween that I may have to do and store for next year. Will post pics when I get them done, but there are so many crafty people on the internet that I just love trying new things right now!!

Behind! In my housework, that is. Hopefully I will get caught up soon.

Technological! That's right, I am texting now. Big Daddy got me a new phone that I can text on (thank you God for QWERTY) and now I can keep up with everyone and their craziness. I'm still learning, but it's alot of fun. What will they come up with next? LOL, I just sounded like MeMaw!~!

Well, thanks for sticking with me - I will post some finishes soon and then I am packing away the Halloween stitching and focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh, where did the year go? Oops, there's MeMaw again. Talk to you all soon! Keep those comments and questions coming!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Very Quick Update

At the risk of having it all turn south, I will go ahead and put it out there that I LOVE my new job. It is all kinds of wonderful, from the people to the hours that I work. We're just coming off a very fun weekend here of hockey, football, apple orchard trip with the grand younguns and all that good stuff. I have pics and some FINISHES to post later!! Have a great week everybody!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wait for it - wait for it......

So sorry that I disappeared from Blogland, but things got a little hectic and I just needed a little break. I have been stitching like crazy and have a fun fall craft to share with you. And, pictures and news at the end of the post!!
Ok, you know how I am with Blogger and pictures, but I'm going to give it a good try to get the pictures in the right order.
First, these are some great thrift store finds I scored this past week. I love the red candleholder - very kitchy!!
 I love these picnic baskets and I bought them at 2 seperate stores, but they match!! Lovely for storage!!
 Someone got crafty! The picture below this one is a shot of the back - they painted the glass with chalkboard paint. I will clean it up and see if I need to reapaint it.

 Did this for a swap - love this freebie pattern and I have stitched it twice and need to stitch it again, for myself!!
 This is the back side - see the vintage button for the accent?
 Flower frogs from my sweet mother for my birthday! She sent me the greatest package with wonderful stuff (and a new project to start!) but these are my favorite!
 Another stitchy finish!!
 Back of the above stitchy finish!
 More finishes!
 And, their backsides!
 Another mug tree, but only has 2 arms.

 OK. this is the coolest craft. Supposed to be done in fall colors and I am definatly doing this in the proper colors, but this was my trial project. This sweater was  99 cents at the goodwill and I had the glass candleholder. Here is the link to the tutorial. Try it - it's fun and what a great way to decorate your fall table!! Go to

Ok, if you  have lasted long enough to get to the end of this post, I love you!! LOL! Remember the pity party post? Well, everything happens for a reason. I started a new job on Friday. Didn't want to jinx it until I saw if it was going to work out. I can't really blog about it, but I am teaching again. That's right, I'm out there corupting aother generation of little ones! LOL! This place will work with my crazy schedule and is full of really nice ladies. So far, so good!! I'm blessed to have found this place. It's only 20-25 hours a week, so that's perfect! I can still take an EMT class in the spring and now I will have the money to pay for it myself, instead of asking Big Daddy! Now, I pormise I will blog more often, I have lots of crafts to show you!! Hugs to all!!
Also, I joined a PIF and I am taking 3 names that I will stitch a something for in the next 365 days. However, you have to have your own PIF on your blog for 3 people. I will take the first 3 comments that are interested and I will lock you in when you post your PIF. Come on, you know you want to!!!