Thursday, October 29, 2009

All right, who dunnit?! lol

LOL!! I can't help but laugh about this! It's been pouring down rain since about 6:30 this morning, it was still dark and stormy at 7:30 when I took the munchkin up the driveway to wait for the bus in the truck, it was still lightening and thundering like crazy so it was the best way. I didn't see it if it was already squished then, I found it around noon when I went to check for the mail, surprise! There was no mail inside, I checked lol. Good thing I'm not waiting on any stash! Oh well, I've been wanting a new box anyways, one that doesn't leak and get my mail all damp.
Of course my roof is leaking as well, all the plastic that we so carefully put up for a quick fix, well it blew off a few days ago. Actually it blew halfway off and is flapping around the side of the house driving me crazy at night. Want to take bets on how long it takes my dear sweet hubby to "get around to fixing it"? Anybody familiar with that phrase?! lol

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

pretty roses

These roses are next to my front porch, they smell so good!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I finished the afghan!

Here it is all finished! It's just at 6 feet long, perfect size for hubby. Now, hopefully it fits in my washer when it needs washing and drying, lol!

Monday, October 19, 2009

chat noir by artecy

Here is chat noir by artecy cross stitch. I'm finishing this one for my SIL who just doesn't have time to stitch much anymore. She really likes this one and it has been a UFO for a long, long time. It's being stitched on 22 count hardanger so it is going pretty slowly. But I like the pattern and since it is for someone else I will probably be able to stick with it to the finish. If it was for myself no telling how long it would hold my attention, I find that if I'm stitching for other people I'm able to keep working on a project until it is finished, if it's for me, not so much, lol!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

pics of the afghans~

Here is my round ripple all finished, this one is the free pattern by Aggie May, I like this pattern alot but had a lot of trouble keeping the gauge correct so it wouldn't poof up in the middle. It poofs, just a tiny bit, lol! I like it though. This one and several other afghans I've made over the past year are going to go to charity. I haven't decided where yet, need to do some checking into that to see what is available locally. My niece works in a nursing home, maybe I will see if I can bring them up there for the residents. I'm sure they will be appreciated.
And here is my hubby's blanket I'm working on. I added some navy blue at the top and am going to go in a pattern with the navy blue, teal, and grey in big stripes with the teal being the dominant color. This is almost halfway done, since he is very tall-6'4"-it needs to be really long! So that's about all I'm doing at the moment. I have an artecy cross stitch pattern that I'm working on, it's called Chat Noir and is a project my SIL started but doesn't have time to finish since she is working fulltime now. So I'm gonna finish it up for her. I find that if I'm stitching something for someone else, I can stick with it until I'm done. If I'm stitching for me, it's just whatever catches my interest in the moment, lol. I enjoy my hobbies~hugs

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Monday

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was ok, dh worked all weekend so it was just me and the munchkin. Sort of a quiet and blah kind of weekend. It was chilly and cloudy most of the time. Today it is drizzly and cold. For me anyways, anything under 75 degrees is cold, lol. Watched alot of tv, cartoons and nascar. Gotta love that pink panther! That is my daughter's favorite cartoon for now. She wants me to crochet her a pink panther afghan. It's on the list, lol!

I watched both the nationwide and sprint cup nascar races. I've decided that I really like Joey Lagano, for such a young man he certainly is doing well so far in his career. I really enjoyed seeing Dale Jr run up front for most of the sprint cup race, I almost cried when he got wrecked, again by nothing of his own doing. He's doing so much better, it's obvious to me that he and Lance Mcgrew are working well together and it would be nice if people would quit WRECKING MY FAVORITE DRIVER!! hmphfff

Stitching wise, I haven't done much cross stitching the past few days. I have been crocheting though and I finished up a round ripple that I've had going for awhile and got quite alot done on dh's afghan. I can't take pics at the moment as my camera needs new batteries and the ones I've got just won't work in it. I don't know why, they are brand new, I opened the package myself. Technology confounds me alot of the time, lol So hopefully when payday rolls around I will remember to get more new batteries and try to get some pics to show, hope ya'll have a great week, hugs

Monday, October 5, 2009

sign sampler is finished!

Here is the sign sampler all finished!
and a pic of my square ripple afghan wip for hubby, need more yarn! lol

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I'm sooo close to a finish!

lol, I'm so close to finishing my sign lanuage sampler. I ran out of floss with just 1 & 1/2 letters to go, ordered the floss, got it, stitched it, then ran out of beads halfway around the border! I had to just shake my head and laugh at myself. So I ordered the beads from 123stitch (my favorite online source for everything stitchy!) Hopefully they will be here today or Monday so I will have a finished pic to share soon. In the meantime I've started my Christmas stitching. I'm stitching some really cute cows for my SIL, her kitchen is done in cows. I had cows for awhile, but I'm gravitating back towards sunflowers. I love sunflowers, so bright and cheerful. I'm working on a afghan for hubby, it's just a regular ripple in black/grey/teal blue, hugs