Friday, January 28, 2011

no sleep! & a hidden giveaway

First off why I got no sleep! For the life of me I had the most trouble falling asleep last night. Once I finally did the phone rang. It was 4 in the morning. My cousin Scott was calling to tell us the cops were checking out our garage. I guess some guys broke into the restaurant (by their house) and now were hiding in our garage. As soon as I put the phone down in a half sleep funk the spotlights came on and shown right on me! So I got up and went downstairs to talk to dad about what was going on. They were out there for over an hour! And the craziest/stupidest thing is not one cop came to tell us what was going on. They just tramped all over our property. Dad said for all they (the cops) know the people could of been holding us hostage and they would of never know. I'm so ready for a nap!

Anyways onto a hidden giveaway...
I decided while I was stitching the valentines ornament the other day that I would make it a hidden giveaway! So thanks everyone for commenting on my post!

Congrats Parsley! I'll get it out to you in the mail real soon!

I've also decided that i'd like to do RAKs so if you'd ever like to recieve a RAK from me send me your address. (curiouskttycat at yahoo dot com) I'm going to try to send at least one thing to everyone that sends me their address.

So yesterday I sat and did some finishing. I will have to get some pictures before I send some of it away. After dinner I sat and made a couple of my scissor fobs for my giveaway and swap partners. Have some errands to do today but hopefully I can get some stitching time in later tonight. Alright off to wake my butt up some more so I can get my errands done! Happy Stitching!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine ornament

Just a quick post to share the valentines day ornament I finished last night. I think today i'm going to try and get some finishing done on a couple things.

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mermaids & Wednesday SAL

So as promised here is my progress on Mermaids. Yep all thats left is a little backstitch on the shells at the bottom and to do the french knots for eyes and necklaces. I could of finished this last night but I decided to set it aside and work on some Valentine ornaments so I can get some hung up on my tree.

Oh yea it's Wednesday. I'm suppose to show my progress of 'On Christmas Day'. Well I haven't touched it this past week. So no progress to share. Hopefully I can remember to work on it this week so I can share some progress.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A new toy.

So yesterday we went into town to do laundry and get some groceries. And I decided to stop at JoAnn's. Last week they had a promotion going on that if you spent $50 you got a $10 coupon thing off your purchase this week. I wasn't planning on spending $50 but I was at like $47 so I grabbed a cross stitch magazine to put me over $50 so I could get the $10 thing. So we are walking around and I have been thinking/debating with myself to buy an Ott Light. I've only heard great things about them. So I broke down and looked at them. Guess what they were half off. So I figured why not. I've also got the $10 off.

So I picked this up for a grand whopping total of.... $15. It's normally $50. Now I need to figure out how to set it up by my stitching spot.

Also i've been trying to get John into a crafty hobby and hes ok trying something but seems to get bored easily with it. I picked up a cute hook latch but i'll prolly end up doing it. But yesterday he picked this out (sorry about the flash).

He's excited to do it but he's waiting til I have to paint something so I can help him with it.

On stitchy news i've been working on mermaids still. I just am loving this project so I think i'm going to stick with it until it's done. (which shouldn't be too much longer) I didn't feel like taking it out of the qsnaps so you will just have to wait til I do so I can take a picture. Alright i'm off to stitch until it's time to get ready for work. Happy stitching!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

what a weekend

All week I haven't been feeling too good. I've had horrible headaches every day! I have just tried taking it easy and not doing too much.

So Friday was FNS (Friday Night Sew in) I picked up my quilt and managed to get a row done. But with my headache the sewing machine wasn't a good mix. So now I have 7 rows completed. (there are 20 all together)

Then Saturday was International Hermit and Stitch Day (an idea spun from the minds of demeter83 and Joysze). So I sat and tried to get some stitching done. But again with the horrible headache it was hard to concentrate so first I worked on mermaids for a bit...

then I picked up wise old owl... which i'm going to frog and pick some new colors I don't like what was recommended.

and I also got a few stitches in Grumpy Bear...

It's hard for me to concentrate with my head pounding so I jumped around a lot yesterday on what to work on. But I did manage to get a lot done. I'm hoping that maybe today it won't be so bad and I can relax and stitch something. I hope your all doing good. Happy stitching!