Saturday, September 4, 2010


I know I said I was going to take a break from stitching Christmas ornaments but I just can't help myself. I am loving stitching these fast little Christmas designs. My dad gave me an idea to try and I wasn't too sure how it was going to work out but I think it turned out great! Here is a pic.

I might make another one but it took awhile to do this one. If I do I might make different designs on each side.

The other ornament I finished yesterday was from Little House Needleworks. I really do love their patterns. I had to change a couple colors because I didn't have what was called for. But it still looks pretty.

A couple days ago I saw on 123stitch they had some small grab bags of 28/32 count linen. Just small 6x6 pieces. I have never stitch on anything other than adia. I know I know how can I call myself a stitcher. I have never tried this over 2 a lot of you talk about and I want to now. So I got two of the grab bags.

There are some really pretty fabrics and I can't wait to try them out.

Well i'm off to do laundry. Yay what fun (huge sarcasm). Hopefully I can pick up the new JCS mag today so I can get some more ideas for Christmas ornaments. LOL I swear i'm going to try and make one Halloween stitch this month!!!!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rust and Dust (lots of pics)

Busy Busy weekend here. I would of posted this yesterday but I was so tired! This weekend was the Rust and Dust days up at the Park. Which is just pretty much a tractor show.

On Saturday John and I helped volunteer. John got stuck up at the barn selling pop, water, coffee, and ice tea. I got put down by the tractor pulls selling popcorn, ice cream, and drinks. I love working in the popcorn truck. It use to sit in our yard and looked like crap. My dad donated it to the park and they fixed it up really nice. It's a 1923 Model T. Here is a picture of it from the outside (I forgot to take one on Saturday so this picture is actually from the 4th of July.)

And here is the inside. It's tiny and it gets really hot inside. They just added some vents into the top of the truck and it helped a lot!

I ended up going through 8 coffee cans full of kernels. That's a lot of bags of popcorn!

Dad did some branding of shingles for souvenirs. I think they look cool.

There was also a thrasher which is fun to watch but not too good to get close to if you have asthma!

There were a bunch of vendors and a blacksmith...

Horse plowing...

and a tractor ride. John and I got a chance to go on one of the last rides for the day.

Then John and I came home and crashed until 8pm when we then got up and went to my mom's for a bonfire. I just love bonfires. Hot dogs and s'mores on the fire! Yummy!!! It was Johns first ever bonfire and he had fun.

We were suppose to help at the park again on Saturday but I felt like crap. That popcorn machine beat the crap out of my arms (it gets stuck and you have to fight with it) and I was in a lot of pain. So John and I rested all day Sunday.

Yesterday we went into town and John spent his birthday money on some protein shakes and some PSP games. I went into JoAnn's and pick up some more floss for my Christmas ornaments and got the Halloween JCS magazine. Think I might take a break from Christmas ornaments and do a couple Halloween ones this month to hang up. I'd really like to get a little tree to hang my stitched ornaments on. Well i'm off to go watch some TV and try to stitch. My arms still hurt a little bit.