Friday, February 22, 2013

Prompt Med visit

My son and grandson are visiting this weekend and we had a unexpected visit to the local prompt med this morning. David tripped over a toy and fell on another toy and cut his chin open. We went and he had to have 5 stitches.

I know he will have more bumps and bruises as he grows, but the first trip for stitches is the worst, especially for this grandma who had to help hold his down while they put the stitches in. Not something I want to do again EVER !!!

So when we got home grandma decided that maybe David needed a super cape since he did such a good job getting sewed up. So I made him a Super Hulk cape. He loves watching the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Two small finishes and a WIP

I have a touch of spring fever...I'm tired of all this cold nasty weather. So to help me cope I've done a couple small flowery designs. 

 This is a pot a poppies that I want to use as the center of a fabric covered journal. 

And this iris I will be framing with a mat of material and including it in a spring swap package.

This weekend I am taking a break from my birdhouses and working on my bear trio. This Fancy Bear is the first one in the set. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wedding in October 2012

If you have read very many of my posts, your probably already know that I have a son, Justin, who is getting married on October 19, 2013. His wife to be is Krista, and she is just a joy to be around. I am so looking forward to having her as my dear daughter in law. This is the happy couple at Christmas.

Krista has asked me to crochet her a flower girl basket and  to knit a ring bearer pillow. We have picked out the patterns, but I'm waiting on the yarn to come in. 

I also plan on making this for a wedding gift, which I plan on starting this weekend.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day !!

Happy Valentines Day Everyone !!!

I hope you all have a very good and safe day !! My hubby come in a while ago with a dozen long stem yellow roses. He also got a dozen red ones for my mom ! He's such a sweetheart !!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Totally Useless Stitch A-long

Over at the "It's Daffycat" Blog there is a Totally Useless Stitch A-long going I joined in. Basically what it is, is that you get a glass container and keep all you stitching ends and such from your projects in it, and once a month you post with a picture of them. At the end of the year, some ladies have them put the scraps into a clear glass ornament, dated it with the year, and used it as a Christmas ornament.  Not sure what I'll do with mine yet.

Also wanted to show  you my babies...furbabies that is...This is Miss Maggie (on bottom) and her daughter Miss Bella. (the belly and beard is my hubby !)

Hope you have a great Sunday afternoon/evening !!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Coupons, stitching, and reading


My hubby is a army vet, so we try to do things to help support our troops. A few months ago while visiting my sister, she told me about a group called Coups for Troops. They have volunteers through the United States that collect expired coupons and mail them to overseas military families, who can then use them to save money at the on-base grocery stores. Military stores will accept coupons up to 6 months after they have expired. So I signed up as a collector point.  We now get anywhere from 2 to 5 envelops of coupons in the mail almost daily. Some are small envelops with 10 coupons in them but others are large envelops with 100s of coupons in them. Hubby and I sit and sort each package of coupons into boxes: expired or valid. I use some of the valid ones, and then ship the rest when the expire.

This morning we went shopping with my coupon binder. We went to 5 different stores and only bought things we had coupons for. We used over 200 coupons and saved over $300. Yes it takes time to sort and file the coupons into catagories. Yes it takes time to go though the sale ads and find the best deals on things, but when you can shopping and bring home over $500 worth of groceries/paper goods/etc. while spending less that $'s worth it. 

Plus we mail an average mailing 2 or 3 boxes of expired coupons to the troops at month, which helps our military families save money's called Paying it Forward !!! everyone on should try does the heart and soul good !!! 

( free free to get my name from the Coups for Troops site, and mail me coupons )


 Here is what it looked like last week:
Here it is today. 

Lords Supper (HAED)...I ordered the cloth so I'm waiting on it to come so I can start. 

Wedding announcement: I ordered and received the cloth, and have floss sorted and ready, so now I just need to get started.

This is what I'm reading right now. It's the first JD Robb book I've read, even thought I've read alot of Nora Roberts books.

Ok so that's what I've been up to...what have you been doing????

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My first HAED design

I just bought my first Heaven and Earth Design. When I was small there was a picture of the Last Supper hanging in the hallway of our church. I use to stand and stare at it. So tonight while looking though their patterns I found this:

and I bought it, downloaded it...and printed it. Now I just got to find the linen and get all 90 (yes I said 90) colors of DMC floss needed to do it. I can't excited.

Saturday, February 2, 2013