FIREMAN - Hinzeit Finish/WIP

Got 1 done!

Yep, got the first of three FIREMAN stitched up. It went super fast!

I stitched it on White 28ct Monaco over 2 with Needle Necessities 153. Love the QSnap Hugger with it? Thought it was quite fitting :D

I still need to attach the charms... but I need to purchase some clear nail polish to paint the charms, so they don't tarnish.

Going to work on a SFE project. Get it started, and will be my take along project for the weekend. Yep, going home this weekend to visit my family! The girls (Nat and Kaylee) are driving my sister nutts, and says to get there ASAP! I would have been there Tuesday, but I gotta work tomorrow.. LOL So we will be leaving first thing in the morning on Saturday, and be gone till Tuesday.. can't wait!


Just waiting on..

the glue to dry. Waiting for the Fray Check to dry on some fabric, so I can start a new project. Going to be starting Hinzieit's "Mini Block Fireman" But here is the kicker... I'm going to stitch it 3 times! Yep, got a fire chief (Dad), captain (Brother2), assistant chief (Brother1), and a firefighter (Brother1's wife) in the family!

Off to stitch!


7 Weird Things About Me

I was tagged by Debra.

The Rules:
1 Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2 Post the Rules on your blog.
3 Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4 Tag 7 people and link them.
5 Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

The 7 weird or random facts about me.
1 I cant stand when people leave a light on, and there is no one in the room. We have a "Nobody" that lives here for that reason.
2 I cant write, I have to print. Only time I write is when I sign my name on my check.
3 When driving, I have to have the radio on.. or I go crazy!
4 My finger nails are short. I cant stand dirty finger nails!!
5 I broke my collar bone when I was 4 yrs old. Running in church!
6 Im a LATE Late person. Its unusual for me to be in bed by 2am.. unless Im extremely tired.
7 I can wiggle my ears!

I tag...
Vickie - http://reading--stitching.blogspot.com/
Katie - http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/
Shari - http://sharissharings.blogspot.com/
Michele - http://michele11wa.blogspot.com/
Carolyn - http://takingonestitchatatime.blogspot.com/
Rebecca - http://rebelinontario.blogspot.com/
Kalu - http://kalusstitchingjournal.blogspot.com/

SBQ - Feb 26th

This week's SBQ was suggested by Rachel and is:

What is your cross stitch weakness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are supposed to be on the Wagon?)

A good price on eBay or on Quins! I mostly look for fabric. Fabric is my weakness! And since Im into hand dyed and higher And why is it.. its always a color that you dont have!?! So, gotta stockpile up, till Im satisfied.

So, send me all your fabric, it would be put to good use.. Im kidding.... okay, go on and laugh..

Brave Hearts - LHN FINISHED

Lookie Lookie what came in the mail today! Thanks again Teresa!! My skein of Cocoa Bean that I needed to complete Brave Hearts from Little House Needleworks! Well it came today, and I got the mail inside and started stitching away!


Brave Hearts from Little House Needleworks, stitched over 2 on 28ct Creamy Cocoa from Sassy's Fabbys, with the recommended Crescent Colour cotton threads. I did use the Manor Red for my red. Will be framing this beauty soon!

I would love to put a shout out to my stitching peep Teresa. As for your efforts, you were able to help me complete Brave Hearts, which is proudly displayed on my blog! I ran short on a skein of Crescent Colour thread, and Teresa was there for the rescue. And also a thank you to Vickie, for she also searched 2 LNS with no success. Thanks ladies!

Contest ... Contest

Hi, most of you know, that I host a blog called Stitch Pink.. I just posted a really neat contest on the blog. Please stop by!

Enter for your chance to win the exclusive kit from LHN, CC, and Elegant Stitch - "Where There Is Life"This kit was purchased and donated by a generous stitcher, and now YOU have the opportunity to win this kit!

Please stop by Stitch Pink, and enter!


Quaker Love - FINISH

Since Im waiting on the theard for Brave Hearts, I thought I would stitch something small. So I began this on Thursday, and I finished it last night (or earlier this morning... LOL) Its called "Quaker Love" from The Workbasket. Its stitched over 1 on 28ct. It was stitched with Needle Necessities #120. Love the affect!


Brave Hearts WIP Report #3

This will be my final report on Brave Hearts till the extra skein of Cocoa Beans arrives. But I think it just looks so cool on the fabric, which is 28ct Cocoa Cream from Sassy Fabbys. Love it!

Cant wait to have it finished. :) Shucks, if I would have had the extra Cocoa Bean, I would have been done, and it would have taken me a week to have it done. Darn it.

Winner of the Elvis QSnap Hugger is..

DH just picked the winner from a bowl... and congrats go to... Joanne! Congrats.

Thanks to all whom enter. I will continue with more contest as I make up extra QSnap Huggers. Thanks again!


Brave Hearts - WIP Report #2

I havent been faithful in stitching every day it seems since my last report... I found an addiction to pogo.com.. and well, enough said about that.

Here is my progress report on Brave Hearts. Its stitching up really fast when I do stitch on it. Only problem is, I have run out of one of the colors (Cocoa Bean)! So you see that "h" on the bottom, its suppose to be there. I will need to order more of the floss to finish the line, and the sheep's head and legs.

I hope to have the rest of the stitching done on Friday.

Update on the truck... if you remember I posted about my truck's heat source not working. Well it was the blower motor, that called it quits. $138 later, I now have a wonderful source of heat now! Oh, yeah and I almost lost my truck on Saturday. I had a crazy driver drive right into me. Luckily enough... the car only hit me in the driver's side front tire, and was traveling at a slow speed. Just left paint on my tire rim. He apologized, and stated he was taking a friend to work (dumb a$$ answer). Well I told him I was feeling nice, and since I didnt see no damage to my truck, I just saved him alot of money (which from the looks of it, didnt look like he had much either..LOL).

Will draw a winner later today for the QSnap Hugger contest below.


Go Smoke!

WOW, hard to imagine that the Nascar series is starting up again already!

So I have to say.. GO SMOKE! #20! AKA Hottie, errrm Tony Stewart!!

SBQ - Feb 13

This week's SBQ was suggested by Loretta and is:

Do you have any projects that you have scrapped and started over? What made you start over from scratch?

You know, honestly, I dont think I have every done this. I mainly do a floss toss on the fabric before I start on it. Get it right the first time!


Brave Heart WIP Report #1

Tonight I needed something to take with me while I waited @ my BIL's and SIL's house while I washed 3 loads of clothes. So I put together Brave Hearts, and put it in the QSnap. Loaded up all my goods, and off I went.

I managed to start stitching on it.. got "they earn making men" all stitched up and fell asleep on their couch..LOL I could barely keep my eyes open. I was sleeping, then I was told I was snoring, go figure!..LOL SIL was even nice enough to put a blanket on me.... ahh, thanks Lia!

I came home and played alittle on the computer, had a pizza instead for our wonderful romantic Valentines dinner (was to have corn beef and cabbage, but decided to wait till Sunday now).. LOL

After dinner I sat and relaxed and watched some tv, while I stitched away on Brave Hearts, here is my first progress report!

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi everyone! Happy Valentines Day! Hope you are being spoiled with hugs and kisses!

How Im going to spend my V Day - hopefully pick up my truck, and do laundry, and stitch! Going to have Corn Beef, Red Potatoes, and Cabbage (yes I know its a St Patricks Day meal), but I saw a great deal on it the other day, and I cant wait that long..LOL

Sending Hugs and Kisses


Excuse me...

cover your ears...SCREAM!!

Thank you!

I finished up my BAP model tonight for X's and Oh's! I attached a picture of the size, but you are going to have to wait to see it on the published chart! Its taken me many of many hours on this baby! Its now finished!! Going to celebrate by starting Brave Hearts... woohooo!!

See, there is proof behind that white.... Yahoo!

Updated: 06/05/08You can see the proof.. model has been released.. Check it out!


Ahhhh... crud!

Dang, what a night! I just got home, and its after midnight. I flooded Brian's van tonight trying to start it at work (remember my SUV has no heat), and after two hours of trying, Brian came with his brother. They got there about 11pm, and I just got home about 10 minutes ago. Got it charged and started... thank God! So good to be home! Its -18 degrees out there!!



Thats what I have been doing most of the day today!

I called in sick to work this morning. I felt bad for doing it, but dang my head was so stuffed up and heavy that all I wanted to do was sleep. I managed to get dressed, doped up on otc meds, and out the door. I got about a 1/4 miles down the road, and thought man is it cold in here. I had started my truck before, to let it warm up. I turn the radio off, and then I found the problem. The fan on the heater was not working :((. So I turned around, and told Brian, Im calling in. That was my sign not to drive the 35 miles in a cold truck, while I felt miserable.

I managed to stay up alittle and just relax, but it was kinda hard with all the coughing and sneezing going on. And the constant running nose. I ended up falling asleep about 12:30pm, and slept till 5pm, when Brian woke me up. Im doing better, but its probably due to the meds in me. Gotta work tomorrow, and make an appointment for my truck to see what is wrong with the heat! GRR!


Win a QSnap Hugger!

As you can see in the post below, I have a Hugger on my QSnap, of Elvis Presley. Well I had needed another QH for my 11" QSnaps that I had gotten for Christmas. So I picked out some material, and then asked Brian (DH) to pick the one he liked. Well of course he picked Elvis. In Brian's younger days, he was a HUGE Elvis fan... can sing almost every song by heart.

So I made a 11" QH for me, and I just continued to make a 8" QSnap Hugger also. So, Im offering it as a contest! I will draw a winner on February 20th.

If you could, please post if you would like a chance of winning. For the nonblogger people, please leave your name and email, so I can contact you.

Good luck!

SEE ~@-@~ I am stitching!!

More so on my model.. thats for sure! I hope to have it finished next week! As that is how close Im getting to the end! Vickie calls it my "Men", and I only have 2 men to go!

During movies, though I put the model stitching aside and I watch our Netflix movies. While stitching something not so involved, it helps keep the frog visits to a minimual.. LOL So I pick up Snapperville. So you can see, I either spend too much time paying attention to the movie.. or I stitch slower while watching a movie..LOL Oh well. Tonight I finished up the Pumpkin Farm, while watching Evan Almighty.

For work now, I have been taking a small project with me to work. What my plan is/was to do is stitch my ornament projects at work. So here is a WIP of "Log Cabin At Running Deer Farm" - Prairie Schooler, from the '07 JCS Christmas Ornament mag.

Oh, and I got a really cool OTT Light in the mail today! Im going to use it with my sewing machine. As the LED light on the sewing machine is not bright enough. So I hope that it will help. I got it for a great day off eBay (buy it now deal), and Im very happy with it!


Make My Day Award!

I was skimming thru my Google Reader, and I stopped to read a post by Jennifer . As I read it, I found out that I was awarded a "Make My Day Award", with the instruction to pass it on to 10 more bloggers who make my day.

As always, its hard to pick just 10. I have quite a few blogs on my reader, but Im going to stitch with the ones that I really look forward to seeing a post. First I would like to say, THANK YOU to the ones that stop by my blog to take a look around or leave a comment, it means alot! And finding how people get here (thru the search engines), its amazing what people are looking for, and its something they find on my blog that keeps them coming back. So thank you! (And dont worry, nothing R rated has been shown yet... and it better stay that!)

The Rules: Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.

So I would like to award the following the "Make My Day Award"
2. Shari - Shari's Sharings
3. Rebecca - Rebel in Ontario
5. Katie - Jeremiah's Mom
9. Chicken Lady - The Chicken Coop
10. Rachel - Scrap Happens

Thanks again for being apart of my blogging experience! There are many more out there that Im starting to discover! So much enabling out there, thats for sure!

SBQ for Feb 6th

This week's SBQ was suggested by Kathryn and is:

Are there other crafts that you have tried and abandoned? Why do you like stitching better?

And to think at one time I gave up cross stitching! I brought it back as I needed something do since moving north, these long winters can drive a person crazy!

Back to the question... well, umm I have tried knitting and crocheting in the past, but I will leave that hobby to my Mom. I have thought about scrapbooking, but naww, that is for my sister. I have done decorative painting in the past, as I said, in the past..LOL

I do also quilt, but I find that I love cross stitching more, as I love to sit in my recliner watch tv, and stitch! What a way to spend the winters!


The light not so at the end of the tunnel

Ahhhh, I just had to say that. I love stitching on this BAP of a model, but I gotta stop blog hopping, cause Im getting in so much trouble! My wish list is growing by the blog, I swear..LOL

Im going to start Brave Hearts from Little House Needleworks, AFTER I finish my model. That is going to be my reward for finishing up. I hope to in the next 2 weeks or so to have a HUGE yippee! I ordered my Crescent Colour threads from The Dogwood Patch in GA. I happen to be bummed cause I couldnt go to a Superbowl sale, so I did the next best thing.. went online to find the best sale, and I found it there. I have my fabric all set to go.. Im going to stitch it on 28ct Creamy Cocoa from Sassy's Fabbys.

Now Im just waiting on the threads, and to finish up the model, off to stitch!

Moosie Loves the QSnap Huggers!

I received this email the other day, and I thought it was just the cutest! Ive received permission to repost the email from the original poster.

Hi, Kim, The qsnap huggers came today, and they're wonderful! Thank you so much for making them, and for coming up with the idea to begin with. I put them both on WIPs and I know I'll enjoy using them.. I've got to ask...were they near catnip or cats? You see, after stitching with one for a little bit, I patted my main coon cat, who was sleeping on the loveseat next to me. She started licking my hand, and when I went to move it away, she held on and insisted on licking some more, and rubbing her head and cheek against my hand. I showed her the qsnap with the hugger on, and she started rubbing against it and rolling around like she does around catnip. See attached pic of Chocolate Mousse (Moosie, 'cause she's a big cat) snuggled up to the gold berry hugger. :-) She was not too pleased when I wanted it back to do some more stitching. Lyn

My response ~

Thanks Lyn for letting me know they arrived. Moosie is so cute next to the Hugger!! We dont have any cats, or pets. I purchased the fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, and I did wash the fabric... so maybe its the detergent on the fabric? I hope that Moosie allows you to stitch from now on. I think that this is just the cutest story! If you need some more of that fabric to keep Moosie away from your QSnap Hugger, I can send you some. Do you mind if I post this post this email and picture to my blog?! If you need anymore QHs, please email me. :) Enjoy!

Check that out! Moosie is a fan of QSnap Huggers! HE HE


Joy Ornament - LK FINISH

WOW, what can I say.... WHAT A GAME! I have to say, Im so glad the Giants WON! I was yelling so hard at the end, it was amazing!

Another reason I was yelling, is cause I had a start and a finish during the game! How cool is that!. I started and finished the "Joy" from Lizzie*Kate, from the '07 JCS Christmas edition mag.

10 minutes before we left, I was trying to find something to stitch, and I came up with this ornament.... even had to find the fabric and fray check the sides... and find all the threads, and we were off to BIL's house.

So it took me less than 3 hrs to stitch this baby, but that included time to eat, drink and watch the game of course!

I stitched it on a piece of remnant linen I had here. It appears to be 32ct, and I stitched it with DMC floss.


Well I think we are ready for the "game" tonight. I went and did some shopping and then made my taco dip.

When I got home, I said to Brian, umm where is the cooler for the soda. He said its either in the shed, or the camper (where we store our camping gear). I looked to the shed, and then to the camper. Ok, I needed another option. Smart woman glaced around .. look what I found for a cooler! He he

Here is my results of the taco dip (a recipe I found on a message board). Looks yummy! Cant wait to taste test it!

Taco Dip

1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup french onion dip (this is the one in the carton)
1 envelope taco seasoning
shredded lettuce
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lg tomato, chopped
Black olives (optional)

In small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, french onion dip and taco seasoning. Spread onto a 12" round serving platter (I used 2 of our plates). Top with lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. Serve with tortilla chips.

Its Super Sunday!

So far the day has been about backstitching.. what a day! Great to see a design pop with backstitching! Been backstitching on the model. Im glad I have been backstitching as I go. Im at the point where I need to move it on the QSnap, so I figured I would do the backstitching now. So, for the past couple hours, Ive been playing with the one ply of black.

Well, since its finally Super Bowl Sunday, which the Patriots and the Packers Giants play. We are going over to my BIL & SIL's house again to watch the game. Im in charge of bringing the soda. But just seen a cool recipe for taco dip, so I will be going to the store in a bit to pick up the rest of the ingredients. Brian doesnt really care to go and watch the game, but Ive talked him into it. He said "Im not really interested in it, since the Packers are not playing" I agree with him, but Im more into the company, and the commercials..LOL

Well I suppose I should get going to the store.. go myself and do some "additional" shopping, since part of our tax return came Friday. WOOHOO! $$$!


Well there went that resolution for the year

I did set one resolution for this year, to try to blog every day on here. Well, looks like I fell off the wagon!

I think the main reason I cant, is cause I really dont have anything to show for my stitching. Im stitching on a BAP model right now, and Im concentrating on getting it done soon. Hopefully in the next 2 - 3 weeks I will have it done. I dont want to sound like Im complaining, but dang this is the hardest model I have had to stitch. VERY detailed with lots of shading, and a couple stitches here and there of the color. So Im constantly changing out the colors. Im sure your jaw will drop when you see the model!

I have been stitching on Snapperville, but only when we watch a movie now it seems. LOL Snapperville isnt that intense of a project to work on. So I can stitch then look away. But I find myself looking away more than stitching.. LOL

I joined another SFE (Small Finish Exchange) on one of my groups. I have seen the themes and started looking for options of patterns. I have a few ideas, but still throwing a few ideas along. These will be good take to work projects. Since the internet at work, has been limited. As in, they blocked sites on the internet now.. meaning I cant even check my emails on breaks. ARGH! And come on now, you can only read the same magazine over so many times..LOL

Umm what else... oh I cut out the blocks for the Yellow Brick Road quilt. Now I just need to sew them together and then cut some of them out again. Maybe hop on the sewing machine alittle today and work on that project.

Tomorrow we are going over to my BIL & SIL's house to watch the Superbowl, since we dont get the network stations here. Not really thrilled about the game, just more the commercials and the halftime show. I wished that Green Bay was closer to home (110 miles not so close), I got an email yesterday from The Stitching Bee, and they are having a Super Bowl Sale. I went last year.. and had a blast!

Well Im going to close this post with a picture of my 2yr old niece Kaylee... being the queen she is! Hope to get to to see her next month. Aunt Kim has been asked to babysit for the weekend sometime in March... and do you think I said no?! Also, I guess Kaylee has been asking for me.. and keeps saying "Where did Kimmy go?" I think its super funny, as she calls Brian, "Uncle Bian".


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