Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
First of all, I picked a bad week to have giveaways, but I did draw Sandy's name for the bookmarks!! Sandy, I'll email you in a bit for your address. As for the cross-stitch chart...I'll repost that later next week, and if you want to have it, great....but please remember, it's just the chart, and in your comment, please tell me if you want the chart! :) Thanks...
Well, it was a busy week. And a very nice week weatherwise! That's part of the reason I didn' update the blog...the weather has been spring like!
I've been thinking about the holidays alot....I'll do a post on that probably tomorrow....
I did get productive today and made two window toppers for my back door...Christmas fabric! I'l take a photo of those later and post it. I have one more left to do for the front door. Our tree is in the family room...not decorated yet though, and other than a couple of smaller decorations, I haven't dug out the majority of the Christmas things...it will get done in the next few days though.
Tomorrow is supposed to be another nice day, so I think that DH and I and probably youngest DD are going away for a few hours. I have a couple of Christmas gifts I want to pick up.
I had a really good experience Christmas shopping today. I went to buy a Hoodie that my DS said he had liked...there was a sale going on in the store, plus no tax. I asked what the $1.00 sale was and the manager said it was on certain items in the store...buy one..get another for $1.00. I asked him if the Hoodie was part of that, he said no, sorry, only the sections that had the sign above the racks (made sense)....anyway, I said I wanted the Hoodie anyway, and still wanted to look around...he said he'd put the Hoodie at the counter. It was really busy in there today, and when I went to pay for it, the people had died down somewhat...the manager said for me to pick out another Hoodie of a certain rack he pointed to...and he'd give it to me for a $1.00! I thought that was so nice....because he knew I was going to buy the other one anyway, and he really didn't have to do that!! I now have two Hoodie's for DS for Christmas!! Made me feel really good that there are people like that out there.
Anyway fellow bloggers, I will end for now and be back tomorrow with photos and a new post!!
Have a great evening!
Monday, November 24, 2008
It's Little House Needleworks.....Reading, Stitching, Writing.
If you would like this...please leave me a comment, also please read my previous two posts...thanks! I will draw for this on Thursday.
First of all, if you haven't read my previous post, I'd greatly appreciate it if you would, and I would appreciate all the kinds thoughts and prayers for my family.
In honour of my wonderful blog friends that I have met up with on this blog....and because last week I won a wonderful cross-stitch kit off Sandy's Blog...I would like to offer this set of bookmarks from my husband's business. I offered a set of these several months ago as well. They really are very nice. It is 10 laminated, collectible bookmarks of our wonderful city.
If you would be interested in winning this set, please leave me a comment.
Also, I am about to post another giveaway. I will draw for this on Thursday.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Something has arisen in my family today that basically was a bad choice of one of my children. It was a very bad choice and disappointing, but at the same time, I feel it was an eyeopener for the person involved and for our family. It is not life altering...it was just a bad split second decision, that could in turn be a positive time in that child's life. The punishment will give this child a chance to think,make some good decisions and a chance to spend good quality family time and wise life decisions. I will say no more....I truly believe everything happens for a reason and good will come of this. No one is perfect and we love our children no matter what. This wasn't horrible...just disappointing.
At the same time I ask for prayers that the right decisions and choices be made by this child, during the appropriate time ahead, as there will be lots of "thinking" time. Enough said..
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
There is a bright spot today though....DH checked the mail, which we didn't get to do yesterday, and there was my matchbox exchange from Sara! I cannot get over her stitching....I always new she was a fantastic stitcher, and this proves it.....I was spoiled!! The photos do not do it justice. She sent me a scissors holder...with my initials on it...and scissors!! She sent me my own needlebook....and a floss tag, as well as Dinky Dyes floss!! Thank you Sara...this was so much fun!! She posted what I sent her here. http://sarasimplestitching.blogspot.com/
Friday, November 21, 2008
I decided to add some photos of what I saw outside the basement door this morning....very pretty....
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I decided to hook up with Leslie's "Whatcha working on Wednesday" again.
I decided to get my Christmas mugs out. Except for two of these that my mom gave me, the rest are yearly china mugs from Scotland! Each year, since 1999, my friend Liz in Scotland sends me one of these mugs, from Aberdeen Scotland! Aren't they just gorgeous!! I love to take them out in November and use them each day. Each one is different and dated. I added the two china mugs that my mom gave me for now, but in a couple of years it will be all the mugs from Liz. This is something I treasure each Christmas. I'm not sure why the bottom photo is blurry!
Speaking of Christmas, it just started to snow again!! Any that we got last night disappeared and up until about 10 minutes ago it was raining....
Anyway, not much else is going on with me today...just trying to get a few things done around here.
Take care everyone!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The weather forecast today is for snow.....ugh! I am so not ready for snow!!
I have to get ready in a bit for Blanket Club. Today it's my turn to bring lunch...I'm bringing spinach salad with poppyseed dressing, and ham and coleslaw sandwiches! My other cousin is providing dessert.
Yesterday was spent doing errands with the youngest two, and jacket shopping for them. Youngest did manage to get a jacket...but DS did not...so tonight we will be out again while youngest is in gymnastics. We went to Subway for lunch...yum!
So, what is everyone else up to today? I know, no photos this post....sorry everyone! LOL
Monday, November 17, 2008
Isn't this cool? I took this on my back deck the other night!
This is the chart I want to finish!!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Just leave a comment and let me know....please and thank you kindly!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
1. I always put pepper on my eggrolls, it HAS to have pepper, or I don't like them! LOL
2. I always said if I didn't have kids by the time I was 30, I wasn't having any....I had all THREE of my kids in my 30's!!
3. My husband is the only long term relationship I ever had...and we met when I had just turned 27 and he 26. I dated lots, and had boyfriends for a few months, but never any longer.
4. I used to have names for every doll I ever had (I loved dolls) and I could probably still name them all, had my oldest daughter not be-headed and de-limbed them! (I rescued a couple)...my oldest does not like dolls! LOL
5. I got my very first bike when I was 11. (We lived on a big hill, I was an only child and my parents were over-protective). I loved that bike!!
6. Before I met Larry and got married, I lived in two apartment buildings, but 6 apartments....figure that out! LOL
7. I was called "Little Marion" when I was young....my aunt was also Marion...it was a bit embarrassing when I became several inches taller and many pounds heavier!!
8. I hate to cook meat of any kind. I do not really like to eat it either!
9. I was in grade 7 before I ever tried pizza!
10. When I was in high school, a bunch of us drove 100 miles to the city to go to MacDonald's for the first time! We went to three that day!! It was a very exciting time for us!!!! LOL
11. I didn't wear shoes much in the summer...ever....until I was about 16-17!! (weird, I know!)
12. I never used to eat the crusts of bread until I was about 13!!
13. I used to think that apple juice was a really wonderful treat!
14. I absolutely loved John Denver in high school.....
15. I was always afraid when the firebox for our street would sound out (meant the firetrucks would be coming!)...and "She Who Makes Waves"...if you are reading this....you didn't help this situation! LOL.....(this blogger has known me most of my life...LOL)
My oldest daughter came to me with an idea, she thought it would be fun for her to have a "girl's night" and invite some of her friends...(she is almost 18, so we are looking at a few 17,18 year old grade 12 girls) and let my youngest (who is 11) invite a few of her friends the same night...and basically they would overtake the family room (downstairs) and her bedroom (also downstairs), and the downstairs bathroom, and have a "girls night". They want the young girls there, so they can do their nails, and give them mini makeovers! It has happened before that both my girls have had firends over at the same time and gotten along wonderfully....so I have no fear of that. I think it would be actually fun for them. I told her to think about it....refine her plans, as to who she really wants and we would work out details....I will be putting some of my Christmas decorations up after Dec 1, so it would be nice if the family room was decorated for the party. She wants pizza, so we could have pizza, a fruit tray, a veggie tray and some snacks....I was thinking that maybe during the time they are here, I could make some cookies, so they would have some warm chocolate chip cookies...any other ideas anyone? I think it's important that I let the girls do this....my oldest is graduating this year and who knows what next year will bring for her.
On another note, my oldest has been promoted to a supervisor at her part-time job!! I am proud of her, she showed leadership qualities and maturity in this job, so it works out well for her.
Have a great day everyone....I have no plans but to do housework and get my house in order for the weekend!!am
Again, would love to hear if you have any ideas for this sleepover party idea!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
My love of swedish weaving began two years ago....I was looking for some new craft to get into besides just cross-stitch....I was having lunch with my two cousins (they are sisters and a bit older than me)....one cousin mentioned she had tried "swedish weaving" and had a blanket on the go for quite some time. The other cousin and I were intriqued....so we agreed to meet at her house the following week.
We liked what we saw.....so we got our supplies to get started.....you need two yards of Monk's Cloth (available at Wal-mart and most fabric stores) and some Red Heart yarn....usually we use the varigated, but have done it with single colours as well. You also need a blunt end darning needle. So....you stitch the ends of the Monk's cloth...and throw it in the washer and dryer...it shinks and you have a fringe at each end because of where you stitched....then you find the middle of the fabric and baste up the middle with a bright coloured thread.....then you find the center and start "weaving" your yarn through the Monk's Cloth and voila....you have a pattern!!
My cousin and I have done about 20 between us. We have seen them at craft shows around here for about $125.00 each! I would never, never sell one for anywhere near that!!
I get joy out of giving the blankets to my family..and now a friend....I'd like to have a few made to give to someone for a special occasion, etc..
Anyway, as a result of that initial meeting with my cousins...we now meet each Tuesday for "Blanket Club"!! It's been a wonderful experience and beneficial to all of us.
Take care everyone...I am off to get my mammogram this morning.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008