Monday, December 27, 2010

Wind, Go Away!

We got a total of 14 inches of snow! I loved every minute of it but the wind is making me mad! I plan on finally going shopping tomorrow but I don't think that will happen because of the wind making snow drifts. I live on an island and we have a bridge to get off and then immediatly after the bridge there is a base called NASA which has a huge fenced in field that you have to drive around (about 3 miles) Well when the wind blows across that field it creates massive snow drifts on the road. Today we were told that there was a drift that was 15 foot high. Anyway they closed the road and everything. Now it is back open but I am worried it is going to happen all over again tomorrow. Then I will be stuck in the house again because I am definatly not risking geting stuck in the snow.
I will stop rambling now... I have got some stitching done over the last couple of days. Here is Bent Creeks, Christmas Mantle.
This is Here We Go A Haunting by Shepherd's Bush.I'm going to stitch some more and watch House Hunters (I love that show).
Stay warm (like belle, below)and don't drive if you live on the east coast!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Weather update

Just a quick update.
This picture was taken about a half hour ago.

(FYI the weather online said we have an estimated 3.5 inches, maybe I should send them this picture.)
It is still snowing and blowing! It is supposed to stop tomorrow. This is insane. In Feb. it snowed alot and before that we haven't seen that much snow in a long time. I don't know what has happened but I love it. I really enjoy snow and I'm excited that we are actually getting some since we haven't seen much in years.

Off to eat, stitch, and watch football. I'm pretty sure I will be doing those three things repeatedly for the rest of the day. :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

(Bad) Picture Happy

Here is a picture, a not very good one, but this is how much snow we have got so far.

It started snowing around 4 ish and hasn't stopped yet. The weather lady said it isn't supposed to stop until Monday afternoon! I won't be able to leave the house for a week! She said 10-15 inches. Just yesterday she said, "I have good news, it looks like we will just get a few flurries." Well I would like to know what happened overnight! Santa Clause must have told the weather lady that it wasn't nice to tell fibs so she decided to tell the whole east coast that they were in deep doodoo (aka snow) haha. I was supposed to go shopping tomorrow but I guess that will have to be postponed, more stitching will get done. Win win situation. :)
On a stitchy front I have made some progress on Bent Creek's Christmas Mantle but I will show that tomorrow. Today I decided to work on Shepherd's Bush, Blue Snowman. I recieved it for Christmas, Thank You SOOOO much! I don't have much done but a little to share. The fabric is a beautiful dark blue the picture doesn't do it any justice.

I'm going to eat a snack and go to bed, maybe read some of my book. Hopefully I will get up early. Maybe I will open my closed in porch up tomorrow to get some heat in there and cross stitch and watch the snow.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, stay safe and dry!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Free at last!

Today was my last day of teaching and we only had a half day! Now I am so happy that I have absolutly nothing to do! I must stitch!
Last night I worked a little bit on Bent Creek Christmas Mantle.

Tonight I have only managed to accomplish wrapping about 6 presents. I'm not doing very well, but the night is not over. I must go stitch now.
Edited: 12/23 I realized that I posted the wrong picture, silly me. I fixed it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Today I started step 2 of Drawn Thread's ABC Sampler. I didn't get enough done to make it picture worthy so I will hopefully work on it tomorrow after work. That is if we have school. There is only a little bit of snow left but where it was melting the roads were wet and now there are spots of black ice. I know this sounds minor but last Tuesday they cancelled school when there wasn't even snow because of the frost, it made black ice. Cancelled!! That is insane we are going to be going to school til the end of June if this keeps up. I will say though this is a much needed break for me because I have been getting so stressed out and defeated. So all I have left is 2 full days and a half day before Christmas break. Excited. I'm going to get so much stitching done.
Anyway I am watching the Survivor Finale and going to stitch, I know Terri must be watching it to. I'm not sure who I want to win but right now Fabio has won immunity and going to be in the final 3 look out! 3 challenges in a row!
Off I go,

Friday, December 17, 2010


I wanted to show everyone what I have done on my scarf that I have started. This is the first time I have knit anything. Thanks again to Jennifer who taught me. This yarn is grey and black.

It is so soft, I'm really excited about it. I'm off to stitch for a bit, I just got off of work and I think I will work on Bent Creek, Christmas Mantle while I watch Survivor (DVR'd it).


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow Day!

Today I had off because it was a SNOW DAY! Yahhhh. I am almost 99.9% sure it will be a snow day tomorrow too. This is the first time in years that it has actually snowed and amounted to something before Christmas. Maybe we will have a white Christams, fingers crossed. :) Here are some pictures.
Unfortunatly my boyfriends restaurant was open tonight and I had to work but at least I had the day off to do some stitching. I went to lunch and then worked on Bent Creek, The Christmas Mantle. I made a little progress but hopefully I will get some more stitching done tomorrow (if its a snow day) before I have to work at the restaurant at night.

Stay warm and dry!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm Back!

Did everyone think I wasn't coming back? Well I think I am starting to understand how to juggle teaching and life.

Anyway... Last night was Stitch and Bitch's anual Christmas dinner/party. Me and my mom stitched Shepherd's Bush, Holly Night for Sally. My Secret Santa was Pat and I was her secret Santa! I made her 4 praire schooler strawberry christmas ornament. She made me a scarf I don't know the correct name for it, it is connected, cow neck? It is knitted and is a basket weave. It is absolutely beautiful! Here is the picture...
I know everyone is wondering if I have been stitching since my last post, we won't talk about how long ago that was, but I have! I don't have a picture of Holly Night by Shepherd's Bush. :( I think Sally might have it on her blog (salty yarns) in a few days. I have been working on Bent Creek, The Christmas Mantle.
I also have been working on Shepherd's Bush, Here We Go A Haunting.
In October I went to Salty Yarns annual Jamboree, I also have worked on some class pieces but haven't got any of them done yet.

Also, Jennifer taught me how to knit! I am so excited about that. Next post I will post a picture of what I have done on the scarf that I am working on.
Thank you to all of the people who ask about my blog!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am a professional!

Long time no blog!!! I want to let everyone know that I received a Second grade job position!! Woohooo!!! I am happy but very overwhelmed. I have been so busy with meetings, my classroom, and waiting tables!!! I also bought a new computer and it won't load my pictures on here so I will have to post them from another computer hopefully in a couple of days. Before I received a job I started working on Christmas gifts, so I wont be able to share them but I also have a couple of other things that I am working on every once in a while.
Tata for now!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I have completed Country Cottage, Seascapes series. Completed on 28 count Sapphire linen. I am so happy to have this completed.On the house front... The roof is completed! Woohoo! There was a huge mishap though. While they were constructing the new A frame it decided to rain about four inches! So it destroyed our bedroom. The good news about that is that the room is going to be completely gutted and re-done. The bad news is that it wasn't going to be next well now it is next starting next week. We have also almost completed the spare room. I will post pictures as soon as its done.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Construction Zone

I started collecting the Little House Needleworks, Christmas Ornaments. I decided that I wanted to stitch them over one instead of two. I am using thirty count which it calls for, but I have changed some of the colors. I started "Snowy Pines" (below)
I have also been working on Country Cottage, Summer Seascapes series. I just finished Chart four and I am waiting for the last chart to come out so it will be completed. The picture below is of the fourth chart.
As most people know our house has been under construction. At the beggining of this week Jon and my dad and his crew started on the roof which is a huge project! First off, there was thre layers of shingles and then cedar shakes. So all of that had to come off then they had to put ply wood on it. Also, we are getting an A frame on the addition side of our house so this is just a huge mess! The side that doesn't have the addition is done! So that side has been cleaned up but the other side is a different story, it looks like our roof threw up all over our yard. But hopefully (finger's crosses) it will be done by Monday. I have high hopes! :)
Tata for now!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I am backwards...

Let me explain... I live on a torsist driven island that rolls up their sidewalks in the winter. So it seems that in the winter is always when I have more time to blog and vacation. While everyone else in the world goes on vacation in the summer and stays indoors. I wish that I could but I wait tables at least five nights a week and our kitchen is usually over a hundred degrees on a good day. These past couple of weeks have been unbearable in our kitchen. Im looking forward to this cold front that is supposed to get here later tonight.
Anyway... This is my second post in one week! Looks like my goal for July has started early! As I stated in my last post, I have been working on part 1 of the Drawn Thread ABC Sampler. Well it is completed, now I need part 2!
Im off to sit on the couch in my nice air conditioned living room to stitch on Country Cottage Series before I have to go to work.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Winter Yet?

Everyone seems to blog a lot during summer, its like the summer olympics and I am left out. Blogging is usually my sport during the winter. I find a lot more time. Im kind of upset that I haven't been able to blog as much so far this summer. My goal for July is to post at least once a week. Wish me luck!
Enough with my rant, here is an update picture on Country Cottage, Seascapes Series. This is the forth chart in the series and ther is only one left, which isn't out yet.
Tonight I have been working on Drawn Thread's, ABC Sampler. I will hopefully post those pictures later this week. Tata for now I hope everyone has had a Happy Sunday!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


It is the end of June already! I have tons of things to share! Here is some update pictures of some things I am working on.And here is By the bay, Winter's Cove (framed) and Shepherd's Bush Beekeepers Cottage (framed)I also had a class last weekend, Lauren Sauers. I completed the fish and the flower scissor fob (below) The actual bag is still a work in progress.Tata for now, I hope to be back a lot sooner then last time!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Count down to Lauren Sauer class and my birthday!

Not this weekend but the next is the Lauren Sauer class and my birthday!! Speaking of class I have a couple of pictures to share of the piece.
The only things left are about six more tags. (the empty space in the left hand corner, 2 are done)
Here is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor.And here is my new start, Drawn thread ABC Sampler. I just couldn't contain myself I had to start it!I have off tonight and my goal is to work on my class piece but I have a feeling that my hands are going to be drawn to my sampler piece. All well... My birthday month starts tomorrow so I can do what I want lol.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

To stitch or to un-stitch...

I have some things to share...
As everyone knows I have re-modeled my bathroom. I bought this awesome shower curtain but couldn't find a curtain for the window to match it so I decided to make a valence. I went and bought another shower curtain and cut it to make it. Isn't it cute!? I have never made one before but I think it came out great.
I have also finished the third chart on the Country Cottage Seascape series. Only two parts left! (They haven't came out yet) When I took this picture I realized that I left out the stars on the top of chart three but I will add them when I get the next chart. I am moving on to another WIP because for the past couple of days I have un-stitched on this chart more then I have stitched.
Maybe I will work on my Quaker Diamonds. I really need to work on my class piece but its almost done so I keep putting it off. Geeeesh... I have talked myself into working on my class piece. Off I go....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Me, my mom, and Crystal went to Stitch and Bitch last night. Me and crystal didn't get much done. We went shopping. :) Sally was feeling under the weather so she wasn't there. I hope you feel beter Sally! It is also Sara's birthday today so Happy Birthday Sara!!
Last night I finished the second chart in the Country Cottage Seascape Series.
Here are some pictures of my newly renovated bathroom. I just love it. All fixtures are brushed nickel.Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, May 10, 2010


I have been trying to update my blog since 9 this morning! I need a new computer this one is retarded! Anyway...
This past weekend was the annual May Retreat at Salty Yarns in Ocean City MD. I decided to work there instead of attend the retreat so I worked Saturday and Sunday cutting fabric. I really enjoy cutting fabric and working in the shop. I would rather quit my job and just work at Salty Yarns every day, even though my stash would end up filling my whole house to the ceilings.
On the stitching front, I haven't got much done because of work and the bathroom remodeling project but here is some update photos...
This my quilt. It only needs a small brown boarder around the edges and a bigger boarder after that. So it is almost completly done.Here is Quaker diamonds. I haven't worked much on this piece.
Here is my class piece, not much progress but it is getting there.Here is the Country Cottage new series. The third piece came out and I am behind! This is what I plan to work on tonight.Stitch and Bitch is tomorrow night and I plan on taking picture and getting a lot of stitching done so I will be back in a couple of days with pictures of that and of the bathroom. (It was finally finished today) I only need a curtain for the window!! Of all the things to forget, I forgot the first thing you see when u walk in uhg!
I want to wish everyone a belated Mother's Day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I told everyone in a post a couple of weeks ago that I learned how to quilt. Here is my quilt so far. It is kinda long but this is just the first two rows put together. I have completed all of my blocks just have to assemble them now.I have completed the first chat in the Country Cottage, Summer Seascape series. (sorry about the picture this pattern doesnt like the camera, the fabric is a light blue)
I have also worked a little bit on my class piece.
And last night I couldn't contain myself anymore I had to start Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor. Today my objective is to work on my Lauren Sauer class piece but I get a little side tracked so I might wonder to the diamonds ( they are a girls best friend) :)
Tata for now
I made two posts today so please read the one below as well! :)


I would like to share with everyone what I have been doing for the past ten days. First, me and my boyfriend have been remodeling our bathroom. We stripped the whole thing including the walls and the ceiling! Here is a before picture and here is a now picture but the bathroom is still a ways from being completed.

The bathroom used to have these plastic blue tiles on the wall (in the picture). Some would fall off every couple of weeks. It was rediculous.

We dry walled the walls after we insulated them (yes this is an old! house and they didn't have insulation!) and we decided to put real tile around the tub and on the floor. I love the tile work that my dad did! There isn't grout in the tiles on the floor yet because the glue is still drying but there is grout on the tub tiles. The color of the grout is darker we haven't cleaned the white dust off yet because we cant walk on the floor yet.
Anyway I have been stitching and quilting too so I am going to post that seperate because I have so many pictures.