Monday, May 25, 2009

BlackBird Designs and Mini Stash Purchase

Let's get this straight. What happened last Wednesday on A.I.--well, let's just say is is now officially referred to as the "event of which we do not speak", understood? :P I've done all I can to blot it from my mind and move on. No, seriously-it DID affect me that much. I mean it. Let's not talk about it again. Ever! (just kidding--well, kind of)

Now for stitching! Here's a few pics of my progress on With My Needle. I'm getting there....

My life seems so busy lately. You'd think that since I don't have to work over the summer, I'd be freewheeling and footloose. What the heck is going on? I've let emails go, I haven't stitched as much as I should, haven't been to all the beautiful blogs.....gotta get myself back on track. Me thinks too much laundry and housework is to blame, so to help with that, I took a trip to Everything Cross Stitch and browsed around. Well, that usually winds up with me purchasing at least a little something. So I picked up these:

I adore bees, so I had to have that LHN. I've not gone over the whole magazine yet, but nothing is truly jumping out at me. I'll be real interested to see the Christmas issue (like I'm going to stick to my plan of creating all those ornies, right?). Regardless, I just find myself having to buy that issue when it comes out. I love looking at it and dreaming about all the things I could be making. I hope everyone has a wonderfully stitchy week. We're looking at rain here. Here's to hoping the sunshine makes a quick return!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nice Awards and Adam Love!

I have received the sweetest awards from Margie, and Mel.

It means: "This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. "

What a nice thought! I certainly have made some cyber friends I wouldn't have otherwise had without my little blog. Thanks girls!! You rock!

I received this one from Jane , who is as lovely as her needlework.

Thanks Ladies, you have literally made my week with such wonderful thoughts. I have so many more blogs I neeed to add to my reader and blog roll lists--I love the fact that there are so many needleworkers sharing their work. And I love even more that so many others are encouraging of them! Great community, stitchers are. Just great!

Now, as you know, tomorrow is the final for Idol. That means that Adam needs votes and I'll be staying up late to do so, lol. Here's some eye (and ear) candy, since I've been lax on stitching this week due to other creative endeavors! Be back with some stitching very soon. What a beautiful song this is....oh, and be sure to download your copy from iTunes. I mean, seriously, how can you be without this??!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Moseyin' along ...

Well, slowly I mosey along with my pretty BBD. I really do love the colors in this, but I can't quite pick up the yellow of the fabric to show you. It really is just like "buttah"!

Pretty lazy daisy stitches-fun to do.

My mother would hate it if I posted her pic here, lol, so I won't. But I do want to say how much I love and depend on my mother. She means the world to me and I'd be lost without her. She is every single thing that a mother should be--every single thing. There really isn't a word to describe just how much I love her. Thanks mom-love you!

I hope you all have a fabulous Mother's Day and enjoy your families. I'm going to my sis's house for a gourmet brunch served up by her hubby, who is a magnificent cook.

Till next time,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Non-Stitchy Halloween Addition & Idol Chatter

Just a real quick drive by post. I scored this for about 70% off at a recent trip to Cracker Barrel. It's never too early (or late) to add to your Halloween stash. This owl is pretty big! It'll make a nice addition to my holiday decorating.

I'll be back very soon with stitchy updates. I *really* need to catch up on blogs tonight. Maybe during the Idol commercials? :)

Now, please vote for this talented, uh--and GORGEOUS, man. Last week I only voted once due to feeling overconfident and he wound up in the bottom three! YIKES! Well, at this point, someone has to be in the bottom, even if they all rock. But this guy--he doesn't just rock. He rocks my face off. In all fairness, Danny was FABU as well last week, dontcha think? I'll be voting for him too, but a few extra calls will go in for my man Adam.

Oh my. Whew. Geez. Can't wait to see him tonight. ;p