Monday, April 28, 2014

Stitch from Stash

This is going to be a very quick update.  I SPENT NOTHING LAST MONTH!!!  I'm so proud of myself.  I even won a chart in our challenge that I can't wait to stitch for myself.  It's a Wizard of Oz chart and absolutely adorable!   May will be different though.  I have 2 babies to make samplers for and have very specific ones in mind.  The fabric & most of the threads will come from stash but I'll have to purchase the charts.  Faith, a very dear friend whose blog Faithfully Stitching always inspires me, had a very good idea.  Since we are saving $25 a month by stitching from our stash, she is putting into a special account to use for Christmas.  I think I'm gong to do the same!  We'll have a nice little nest egg for Christmas presents, not a lot, but enough to do something special for the 3 of us.  Well, that's all for now.  Sorry this is so short, but we are in the process of moving & only have 2 days left.  If you want to check out all the other blogs in this challenge, click on the button on top or follow the link here:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter weekend

I hope everyone had as glorious a weekend as we did!!  We started off Thursday evening with unexpected company from out of town.  Art lives in a motor home and every November travels from Wilmington, IL to somewhere near Dallas, TX for the winter.  In April, he travels back.  He had stopped for a few days on the way down and stopped Thursday on the way back up.  He had only planned to stay one night, but decided that since he didn't have to have the tow trailer for his car back until Sunday, and I had Friday off work, he would stay Friday night as well!  We had a great time catching up and can't wait to see him again in the fall.

Saturday, Mariah & I went to the roller rink & then the library.  We had the pleasure of seeing a special performance on Saturday morning.  There was a 10 yr old girl who is training for National Roller Skating Champions there.  She & her coach (a 10x winner) had been there for 3 days working with the girls in the Skate Club.  At the end of the lesson time Saturday morning, she did one of her routines and was amazing!!  Mariah was inspired - until she learned how hard she would have to work to get that good!!!

Sunday morning we were up bright & early - 4am for me, 5:30 for Rich & 6 for Mariah.  Doesn't she look pretty in her Easter dress?  She's getting so grown up!  I baked a sausage breakfast casserole to take to church and we went to the sunrise service at 7am.  Afterwards, we had Easter breakfast.  Everything was very good and the sanctuary was beautiful with all the lilies & Easter drapings.  We went home afterwards & Rich & I laid down for a nap.  Mariah woke us up at 11:30 and we went to Bob Evans for dinner.  We enjoyed it so much that we decided that that would be our new Easter tradition.  When we finished dinner, Mariah & I decided to go geocaching.  There was one close by and although we got within 9 ft of it, we never did nail it down.  We decided to search for it another day!  We came back home & watched 'Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters', 'Dallas Buyers Club', & 'Captain Phillips'.  All very good movies

I did get a lot of stitching in this weekend.  I finally finished my February ornament.  The only reason I can think that it took so long is that it was very monotonous - all shades of brown.  It did come out very nice though!

I got started on my March ornament.  It's Eeyore sniffing a butterfly!  I have it in my purse and worked on it at the roller rink, library, and Bob Evans.

I also pulled out Fright Night Friends.  The top picture was from the last time I worked on it.  I came pretty close to finishing 'O'.  A couple of more evenings of stitching and I should be able to move on to W!

Well, that was our weekend, how was yours??