Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of 2014 and a GIVE AWAY!!!!

It is really hard to believe that today is the last day of 2014 and to think, I was sitting on Main Street of Magic Kingdom this time last year.   I had one stitching goal last year and that was to spend the year working on Sistine Chapel...well..that went in the toilet since I cut up the project and called it quits!  I think this year I want to work on my HAED - Faery Tales and my Disney design - Preening Pixie.  That's it....not a lot of goals!.

I have to give a shout out to Faith over at Faithfully Stitching.   I used to read blogs all the time because blogger had a feature that showed all the new posts in one spot.  When they took it away, I got really bad about checking others blogs. Faith published a post on Facebook and it when I popped over, I saw she had a button called Bloglovin'!  I clicked it and it is just like the blogger feature!!!  I signed up immediately, found some friends blogs and now I get a daily email telling me who has posted!!!  I can go there and read them!!  It is awesome!!!!!

Faery tales Progress as of 12-31-14

Here is my beanstalk that I have been working on this Christmas break...I love how the colors are changing on the bottom...

My new Planners for the year.  The black one is my stitching journal for the year and the red polka dots is my personal calendar.  A personal goal I have is to stop eating out every meal.  So I hope to keep track of where my money is going.  I actually have 3 is for my Thirty one business!   

My DH has excellent taste in jewelry.  This is my Christmas present.

Hosted my ladies tea with my Cross Stitch is my China.  I LOVE IT!


The boys loved Christmas morning!  We can't buy them chew toys or bones anymore because they will fight over them and it isn't pretty...but they love boxes and paper!

Gibbs new trick when he thinks you aren't paying him attention.  He jumps on arm of chair and starts staring. He doesn't stop until you stop what you are doing and love on him.

Tusk on the other hand give you this look....

This is me with my Brother, Grandpa, Sister and Dad.


Giveaway!!!!  Brand new Magazines!!  I bought them and realized I already own them!!!  UGH!!!  so I am giving them away.   There is a 2012 Christmas Ornament preview issue, 2012 Annual Halloween issue, and July 2008 Cross stitcher and Needlework.  To enter...leave your name, and email or blog address so  I can get in contact with you.   Tell me which one you would like to win.  I will pick 3 winners!  Send your friends if you want!  I will pick a winner on Sunday, January 4th.  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

2015 TBR Challenge

Another Reading challenge!!!  This one looks like fun!  Just check them off as you go!

2015 Foodies Read Challenge


Since I love to read, I was searching for a reading challenge for this year.  I found this Foodies read challenge and I am so excited!!!  I love to read cozy mysteries that have recipes in them!

I am going for the Cordon-Bleu Chef= More than 19!    This will make me search our new books and possibly try a new cookbook or two.
The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2015.
You don’t need a pre-selected list of books.
It’s okay to cross over with other challenges.
Any book format is allowed (print, audio, ebook)

Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
Cordon-Bleu Chef: More than 19

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Final Stitch from stash

I started this challenge in hopes that I would have some finishes from my stash this year.  Lots of ups and downs with me saying...DO I really need that Disney kit???   I  enjoyed this challenge and plan to continue it into 2015.  

I am working on Faery Tales from HAED this week.  I set a small stitching goal that I am going to put 1,000 stitches in a day.  I know..that is a lot but I feel with school, I haven't had much of a chance to stitch.  I want to finish 2 pages by the end of Christmas break.  Fingers crossed that it will happen!

Next year, I plan on working on this HAED along with a Disney Kit that I have in my stash.   I just love this is my Stitch From Stash design I am going to work on next year.

I borrowed this picture below from Faith's Blog.  She has some amazing designs she is stitching also!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

What a week!

In case anyone is wondering....if you get food poisoning it feels like death!   I  was a lucky person to get this last night.   Mark and I picked up Outback takeout and I got so sick from eating their food.  Normally, I love their Guacamole Crab Stack but never again!!!   The cold tile felt so good but Brigen thought he should help me out and lick my face while I lay suffering.  He just wanted to help me feel better.   Cold Sprite is amazing when you are feeling bad...not sure why but it tastes so good!!!

I did a little stitching this week.  I worked on my Faery Tales and now I am stitching a new story.  I am in the process of stitching a beanstalk.  I also started organizing my floss from all my finished projects.  I had a lot of floss. It took me 3 days to finally to get it all wound and organized!! 

I ordered my husband a TV for Christmas.  I ordered it from Sam's and had them ship it to my house.  I thought it would come in cardboard box with a label on it....Nope....This is how it was left on my front porch. I am just thankful we live in safe neighbor hood and it wasn't stolen!  Mark was home to bring it in the house.  So his surprise was ruined...TV is now set up in our bedroom.  Now, I have to find him another gift!!! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Faery tales and New bags!!!

I can't believe that is it December. Where does the time go???  Since I decided to stop working on Sistine chapel and I am still feeling great about that decision. (see below for more)  I have been working on my HAED -Faery Tales.  This design  is 40 pages and it is fun to stitch.  I am a weird Haed stitcher because I don't stitch the pages in order...I stitch the first page -first row....then first page -second row and so forth.  

Sistine Chapel - I had several comments that I should put it up and would get back to it later..others told me they were glad for me and the last group said I should finish it anyway.   I have to say..I like my cross stitch patterns to go in order and not have to try and fix thing.  This patterns was way to confusing so I am happy with my decision!  Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement.

Check out my new purse!!!!   Isn't it amazing????  I did a little Christmas shopping for my family this year from Thirty-One and bought myself a couple of presents....the first was this new Canvas Crew bag in pink!!!!  I decided to personalize mine!!!
 I also bought myself a new Large Utility tote in Sketchy Dot purple...Can you guess how I am going to use it???  I love it!!!!!  If you are in need of a new stitching bag...let me know!  I can help you out!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

November Stitch From Stash

I was not a good stitch from Stash canidate this month!!!  I did pick up an Old UFO from 2007 and started working on it.  This is my HAED - Faery Tales design.  I am on page 4 of 40.  Love how the castle is looking.  

My purchases...I haven't purchased anything in a couple of months.  A friend of mine called me a couple of weeks ago to tell me about this cute little Disney Cross Stitch kit at Barnes and Noble.  It comes with 12 small patterns and 11 skeins of floss.  Had to purchase it!!!  It was $13.02 with tax and after coupons

Black Friday, Joann's had a 50% off coupon on a regular priced item...I bought the Large Lady and the Tramp kit for $21.00 but with tax and shipping it was $30.00.  So I did go over budget this month...but isn't my new stash pretty????