Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sharlene's Giveaway

Sharlene's Stitching has reached 50 followers and she is having a Giveaway to celebrate.  Please go to her site for the simple rules to have you name entered in her drawing.

Sharlene's First Giveaway

WTG Sharlene,  Congrats on 50 followers.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Daffy Cat is Hosting -- A Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long

A Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long

I love this.  I love to join any challenge and I hope I can find more.  If anyone knows of any others please comment and let me know.  This one is great and I started it last night.  Now I need to find a glass jar so it's time to hit the thrift stores to find the most perfect one for me.  LOL .  I really hope to keep up on everyone's progress and see how everyone is doing throughout the year. 

1. Get a glass container and save your thread clippings or ORTs (Old Ratty Threads!) Some stitchers include fabric trimmings, thread bands or any other stitching cast-offs they gather.

2. On (or about) each New Moon take a picture of the ORTs in your jar and post it to your blog. Yes, you MUST have a blog to be included. Reasonably "late" posts will be accepted...posting several updates at once is cheating!

3. Yes, you can use your current ORT jar. This is no contest...the stitcher with the most ORTs doesn't automatically win!

4. You must post a picture each New Moon, even if there has been no "progress" to show.

5. Label your Totally Useless posts with "TUSAL" to make it easier for me to find your posts at the end.

2011 New Moon Dates:
January 4
February 3
March 4
April 3
May 3
June 1
July 1
July 30
August 29
September 27
October 26
November 25
December 24

Please go to Daffycat's page for full details 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fibromyalgia and Lupus Stink

The last week or so,  I have been dealing big time with my FMS and Lupus.  I don't know what I did to make it act up.

I have been dealing with the same darn headache for 13 days in a row now.  The doctor told me that, is a migraine which I have a hard time believing since I have been able to function and I thought migraines caused you to have to run to a dark and quiet room.  Anyways,  he gave me Imitrex and he told me it would work right away.  Well 15 mins after taking it,  the side affects started and they were 15 times worse then the stupid headache itself.   I will never take that stuff again.  Ewwwwwww.  Heres to better Days !!!!! 

On top of all of that,  my foster Dad,  Harry has been in the hospital.  Harry is the only Dad that I have ever had that was wonderful to me and showed me what a real Dad should be like.  He was a tough Dad,  we kids had chores and no TV during the school year.  We worked hard and had a great time doing it.  His real kids treat him like a dog and due from neglect and malnourishment he has been in the hospital for over a month now.  I have begged him for years to come and live with me and my husband but he feels like he has to take care of his youngest son who has bled him dry of money and heath now.  I have been driving to Phoenix a couple of times a week now to see him.  It's a 90 min drive there and 90 min drive back and Harry has only been up for a 5 min visit each time.  He is just so weak that I am not sure if he will ever recover.  All I can do is pray that he will get better and come and live with us.

Today is my catch up day on cleaning and cooking some make ahead meals since its been so busy around here.  I love to cook and I got a ninja mix master for Christmas which Roger gave me early.  (hehe)  I have celiac disease so I have to have a gluten free diet.  Most soups now have wheat in them to use as a thickener so now I can make my own soups.   Woohoo,  I have wanted a food processor for years now but couldn't afford one.  We found this one at Walmart for 35.00 and so far its been worth every penny.  I made tomato soup for under a 1.00 a can when a can of gluten free tomato soup is over 3.00.  Well I am off to get somethings done and then I can sit down and stitch for awhile.

I hope everyone has a great stitching day !!!!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

I have gone CRAZY

I know I am nuts now,  I feel in love with this pattern.  I have never done anything this big or this hard and I don't even know if I will be able to complete it.  But I can't wait to get it started and see if I can do it.  Now I just have to find some great fabric and get all the threads together.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Epic Stitching Is having A Great Giveaway

Check out the great giveaway by Epic Stitching.  My fingers are crossed as usual for any giveaways.  

Epic Stitching 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Finished Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star

I have been finding time to stitch from 12:30am till about 2am,  It quiet and nobody bugs me,  even the cats are sleeping.  I love being a Night Owl.  !!! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Great Give Away by Jennifer

Feathers in the Nest Give Away      Jennifer is having a fantastic giveaway and I really have my fingers crossed that I win,  LOL.  But good-luck to everyone that enters.  and Thank You Jennifer for such a wonderful giveaway .