While I was working at the cutting table, putting together some kits. There was a lady that came into the quilting area of the store, and asked, "do you sell cross stitch kits?"
"No, sorry, but we do carry DMC floss, needles, and "some" aida, if you're interested in that."
"No, that's ok. I'm looking for some kits"
I waited till the customer walked away, and my coworker was close by.
I said to my coworker - "Do you think I should have said, well come to my house, I'm sure you are to find something to stitch." LOL
And there sitting on my little desk, a cross stitch book from a friend, for me to have.
Carolyn - Taking one stitch at a time
Cathey - Pumpkin Patch & Co
The Chicken Lady - The Chicken Coop
Elaine - Sharing My World
Irene - Cross Stitch Happy
Michele - Just Another Stitching Blog...
Rachel - SCRAP HAPPENS
Shari - Shari's Sharings
Teresa - Teresa's Stitching
Vickie - Reading and Stitching
And since Kalu said Missy, I want to include her with my award.
Thanks ladies, you truly make me smile!! You all are an inspiration to me! Love to you all!!
This week's SBQ was suggested by Jennifer and is:
What proportion of your stitching is for your own personal use versus gifts?
Well, I have done alot stitching for others, and I do have about 4 finishes hanging on the wall in the living room. I do have alot small finishes that are just laying in the finish drawer. I do stitch for others. I have stitched gifts for my Mom, Dad, sister, and brother. And I love to model stitch!
Its a new blog devoted to cross stitching news, such as retreats, new goodies and just worthy stitching news. Well a couple months ago, Heather emailed me with a few questions about the QSnap Huggers, and she also placed an order for them. I think I sent her about 11 or 12 QH, an assortment for her, and also for prizes in the future for INN.
Well she informed me this morning about her post to INN, regarding QSnap Huggers! I love her write up about the Huggers. Thanks Heather!!
HOW COOL IS THIS! Please check out the post and comment away.. he he
For those that are proud owners of QSnap Huggers, THANK YOU. I really appreciate your support!
Well then I started to get replies back from eBay, and I thought.. what the heck!
Then I got an email from eBay -
Dear (insert my user name here)
It appears your account was accessed by an unauthorized third party and used to send unsolicited emails to other community members, including email offers to sell items outside of eBay. It does not appear that your account was used to list or bid on any items. Additionally, the email address on your account may have been tampered with, which is why you may not have received any emails about this activity. At this time we have taken several steps to secure your eBay account. Rest assured that your credit card and banking information is safe on the eBay site. This information is kept encrypted on a secure server and cannot be viewed by anyone.
Come to find out, my eBay account was hijacked and used to send out mass emails to people. So now, my eBay user password had to be changed. Crap!
To the hijackers.... Thank you my friends on eBay that decided to use my account for your enjoyment. Not funny!
Rockstar - Nickelback (edited version)
Ok, story goes. Natalie asked if I could give her a bath Sunday.... got her all set, her in the tub. Left the bathroom to get Nat's pj's, began to talk to my sister. Heard - "Mom, the baby is in the bathtub." Turned around.. this is what I saw.. LOL
Yes - Kaylee is in the bathtub with her clothes on.. LMAO.
Last night when I pulled in the driveway - something caught my eye. I thought, what the heck is that.
Over in the lawn between the two willow trees, there lay this big white looking ball. Brian then joined me outside.
So I took a picture of Brian with the giant puffball. And what the finished product looked like! How I prepared the mushroom was, we had to cut the mushroom open to find if it was edible. It was pure white, and smelled exactly like a mushroom! Peeled away the outer layer, and sliced it. Put it in a frying pan with some butter, and fried away. We did give half of the mushroom to my BIL who loves the mushroom!
Here are some photos of from Build A Bear. She picked out a Pink bear, of course. It has a white belly with a pink heart in the middle. And on the bottom of its foot there is another embordered heart.
I have to share a funny story. On Saturday night we were talking about doing something special for Nat's birthday. The plan was to go to school with her (which I did), and then go back and pick up Kaylee, Brian,(which is funny cause Brian had to pay the babysitter to watch Kaylee and himself..LOL)and my Mom. We went to Nat's favorite resturant, Fazoli's. After we would go to the mall, and go and do something special just for Natalie. Well we were talking in the truck, Nat and I were sitting in the back, and I said to Nat - you are going to have to pick out a special name for your something special that you are going to be getting. Her "special name" was Pineapple. LMAO. Fast forward to Monday.... it changed to Heart.
This past weekend, Brian and I went down state to visit with my family, and to celebrate two birthdays. One for my niece, Katie, who turned 2 on the 10th, and for my oldest niece Natalie, who turned 4 on the 15th.
We went down on Saturday morning, arriving late to our destination, thanks to detours. My brother and his wife were having Katie's bday party at their house.
We visited with the family, and my brother's got out the 4 wheelers. We all had fun till someone got hurt. :( We had to have the ambulance come as one of my brother's friends was driving my brother's 4 wheeler, some how managed to flip the 4 wheeler, end over end. His gf was on the back - its one of those 4 wheelers that have the extra seat in the back. Well the bf landed on the gf, and then the 4 wheeler landed on the gf. My other brother's gf daughter watched the whole thing happen. She came up to the house to say that they had flipped the 4 wheeler - we were in a panic to figure out who it was. The gf was complaining of back pain. She is fine, she was transported to the hospital, but came home that same night.
When the accident happened, we were in the process of leaving to go shopping. So after the ambulance left, we went on our merry way. We had to go and pick up the stuff to make cupcakes for Nat's party. We went to Neenah and did our shopping. Got all we needed, and then it was on the way back to my parents house, where we picked up my Dad and went for dinner in Omro. The place were Brian loves to go when we are down there was packed!! We did get a table, and when our meal was over, they came out with a cake for Natalie.
Once we got home from going out to eat.. the process started of making cupcakes. As far as how many we made... I have no clue. I know it was more than 15 as that was the number I sent to Sunday School for Nat on Sunday. I was up till 2:30am frosting the cupcakes! Was up early on Sunday to take Nat to Sunday School. We even had a cupcake disaster! Someone accidentally put them in the wrong place, and Nat happen to sit on them.. Oh well, they still were edible. LOL
Sunday night we went back to Amy's, and just relaxed. Had a pizza for dinner. Gave the girls a bath, and was off to bed.
After school, we went over to Amy's to pick up Kaylee and Brian. Then we were off to pick up my Mom and to Fazoli's to eat lunch. We went to a sewing place so I could get my needed foot for my new sewing machine. Then we went over to Archiver's for my sister Amy, as I treated her for her birthday (yes I know I was a month late). We then went to Build A Bear at the Fox River Mall in Appleton for Nat to get her bday gift from us. It was fun watching her in the experience!! We walked around the mall alittle, and needed to get going. But I had to stop at Hobby Lobby!! Nat and I went inside to do alittle shopping - I think I spent more time making her move than I shopped. LOL Monday night, my brother's gf invited us over for dinner, so Amy, Nat, Kaylee, Brian and I went. After we were done we went back to Winneconne, and my parents met up with us to visit again.
We got home about 5:30p on Tuesday and I was TIRED!!
Anyone miss me?! Didn't think so.. :)
Ive just returned from a weekend getaway to celebrate birthdays, and spend some time with my family. Off to catch up on emails! Will post pictures soon.
I really made Natalie upset today! Didnt want us leaving. Ahh, to live closer.
~ Walking foot - bought and paid for with eBay
~ Quilting foot - bought and paid for with eBay
~ 1/4" Quilting Foot - was included with the machine - previous owner purchased this foot.
~ Quilting Guide - bought and paid for with eBay
~ Bobbins 7/16" size - gosh, took me the longest to figure out the bobbin size, but now I have 50 of them coming to the mailbox.. LOL Means now I gotta find more colors of threads to fill them!
Ahh, I love sitting at my home, and shop!! Now its time to sit and bite my nails till they arrive and scare myself silly figuring them out when they arrive. Oh joy!
Talk about motivation!
Thanks Vickie for doing this for me. I love it!!