Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Wow! What a race that was! Big congrats to Brad Kaselowski for his first cup win, and awesome Dale jr, got 2nd! Moved up in the points too! I was soo thankful to see Carl Edwards get out of his car, and Ryan Newman too. That was a cool thing Carl did, running across the finish line, lol. and his interview was very classy, I agree with all he said. Nascar created the stituation that caused that wreck and Brad didn't do anything wrong at all. Me and hubby were cheering all out for Carl when he got out and ran across the finish line!

Speaking of cars, the transmission in ours went kablooey~big sigh, we got our second vehicle up and running well enough for now. We're hoping to trade it in this weekend for a truck, we live in the country and we really need one. We don't really want a car payment, but what can we do? We live almost 35-40 miles from hubby's job and moving is out of the question. Ah well, the Lord will provide!

I'm back to working on a RR this week so no new xstitch pics for awhile. I'm working on a freebie from, it's a really cute one color pattern of a little girl doing xstitch. I'm doing mine on 28 count evenweave with dmc #332, I'll post a pic when it's finished~

Saturday, April 25, 2009

update on Burden/haed

Here is Burden, I've finally almost reached the halfway mark! I've finished 12 of 25 pages, and I only started him 3 years ago lol!! I'm stitching him 1x1 on 28 count monaco which I will not be doing again anytime soon(1x1 on 28 count that is!) It's very tedious but worth the effort I think. I had hoped to get him finished by the end of this year but don't think that will be happening unless I buckle down and get hard at work on him. And I know that won't be happening, I'm like a butterfly flitting around from project to project, whatever makes me happy in the moment! Oh well, it's my hobby, I'll do it like I want to! ;0)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's Wednesday~

Well, I started Castles in the Air, but decided I didn't like the fabric I had so I'm going to restart at a later date. I'll just collect the parts while I shop around for the "perfect fabbie" lol! Oh well, if I'm going to commit to a 2 year sal I better get everything just right or I won't be able to stay with it. So instead I started Mates, a really beautiful pattern of 2 wolves by Cross My Heart. I got the pattern at patternsonline several years ago and just haven't gotten around to doing it. I'm stitching it on 18 count aida, which seems to be my fabric of choice for patterns like that, the ones that cover the whole fabric like a painting. I'm enjoying it so far~
I had to redo my blog template as the Pyzam one messed up, then the header got stuck on there somehow and it was just yucky. So back to the plain blogger one which I shall stick with for now. Hope everyone has a great day today, it's warm here in OK-which reminds me OMG!! I was walking in my yard yesterday picking up stitcks, getting ready to mow it for the first time this weekend, when I almost stepped on a really BIG, black snake! AAAAAAGGHHHHH!! I hate snakes. I have a live and let live policy which goes something like this-you live if you stay the he*&% away from me! lol I ran back to the house to get my camera for a pic, but he was gone when I got back, so that's good. But now I'm seeing snakes everywhere lol~

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dark Cherry/haed bb sal update

Here she is so far! I love this one, she's so pretty and so pink! I'm stitching her 1x1 on 25 count lugana, in a color called Lt. Rose. It's very close to the dmc #818 or 819 in color. I've already put her away, now I'm starting Papillon's new mystery sal for 2009 called Castles in the Air. It has lots and lots of specialty stitches in it & is going to last for 24 months. I'm just barely getting started and haven't even picked out all of the colors for it yet. I'm sort of doing it as I go along, picking what looks good as I get to it. I am using dmc as it is overwhelming to try to pick out hdf for this one(to me anyways lol) too many beautiful color choices with hdf. And I'm on a bit of a budget right now too so good old dmc it is! I'll post pics as I complete each month's installment, probably not in the month it came out as I'm already 2 months behind!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I missed the race this weekend

Lol, I completely missed the race on Saturday, didn't even think of it. Oh well, sounds like I didn't miss much. Congrats to Mark Martin for winning, that's pretty cool. Poor Jr, seems like he had a bad day. :(0

I've been busy stitching on a couple of RR's this past few weeks. I've finished those and will be mailing them out this week sometime. I can't show them to you as we are all waiting to see the finished projects when we get them back. Now I'm stitching on my Dark Cherry for haed's freebie sal. I missed the last 2 sal's on the bb, so I'm making up for lost time. When it gets lighter I'll take a pic for you to see, hugs Christine

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

rose bunny all finished for Easter

Here is rose bunny from, all finished and ready for Easter! Let me tell you though, I will never use a prefinished tote bag for this kind of project again. Sewing it on was difficult with my sewing machine, I shoulda just did it by hand lol. Oh well, next time I will make the finished piece itself into a tote, lesson learned!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Yayy! Jeff Gordon finally won at Texas! And Jimmy Johnson did well too, what a comeback from the struggles he had all day. That's why he's a repeat champion. And good job to Dale jr and crew, what a great day he would've had if *&%&* hadn't RUN into him on the restart. Seriously, it's called RACING, not bumper cars. With him being 2 laps down I thought it was just uncalled for.
Jeff looked real good in his cowboy hat, eh?! ;0)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Shocking Pink round ripple afghan finish

Here is my latest round ripple afghan finish-pink huh!! It's made with Red Heart worsted in black, candy print, and shocking pink. Appropriate name for this one-Shocking Pink! My daughter loves it, she doesn't know it but she will be getting it for Christmas. She thinks it's for one of her cousins, which it was when I started it, but since she's been begging me to give it to her, well I can't say no but it will be a surprise on Christmas~ ;0)