Monday, October 26, 2015

SFS - October and Amazing Free Design!!!!

 Month:  October
Spent:  $0.00
Earned:  $15.00
Balance:  $51.25 + $25.00+ $15.00 = $91.25

It is that time again to report my spending for the month.   I have to admit that I was very tempted to purchase a couple new HAEDS since there was this huge 45% off sale this past weekend.   I did refrain since I do have three HAEDs that are UFO's!!!!

This month I stitched on Faery Tales and I finished page 17.   I have completed the 2 top rows and now working on the first column.  I just want to make sure I have enough fabric.  I know I do...but it still worries me.   

Here is the finish page along with the start of page 8.  I hope to have that finished by the end of this week.  

I came home from work this week and just cried!  Brigen, my paper crazy dog, ate half of my stitching journal!!!  I like to keep a journal of what projects I am working on, how many stitches, percentages, new designs I find....and all my journal is now laying in my yard after being eaten by my dog!!!!   I am just sick!!!!

I also worked on Preening Pixie this month.   I didn't think I would ever finish those wings!!!  She is coming along nicely.

I was playing on Pinterest the other day and found this cross stitch pattern from the blog of nurdanishere   She made this amazing pattern by using paint.  I emailed her to find out how to purchase it because it has my name written all over it!  She left me know it was free for asking!!!    I can't wait to stitch this up!  I am going to start looking for fabric soon.  I want to get the DMC fibers for it and see what might look good with it.   I don't think I will stitch it on the background brown....I will find something else.   

Thanks for visiting!!!!   

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

HO-HO-HO ReadaThon

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon

I love reading holiday and winter themed books so I am going to join this reading challenge!!! I would love for others to join in!!!  

You can find out all about it on the Caffeinated Book Reviewers Blog.

I will come back later and let you know which books I plan to read.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Preening Pixie Update along with some life events

Tink is looking amazing!!!!   I spent this week working on her when I wasn't falling asleep in my chair!!!  Dear Lord, I am turning into my Granny Liz.   I sit down in my chair and next thing I know I am sound asleep.  The sad thing is my husband will just go to bed and leave me in my chair.  I wake up and realize he left everything on and is sound asleep in bed.  He tells me he doesn't want to bother me so he just goes to bed....

This was posted on facebook this week and I have to say that I would LOVE a personal chef!!!!   I would love to come home to a nice dinner that someone else has to cook for me.  Which would you choose???

This box of cereal just jumped into my buggy at Walmart.  I have no idea how this happened but it did.   I have to say it was really yummy when I had a bowl earlier tonight.   

Love my new cutting board!!!  It was craft fair weekend in Northwest Arkansas so I just had to check out a few on Saturday.  

I also found this amazing seam ripper for when that pesky frog comes for a visit!!!!!   I actually had to use it last night and it feels great when using it!  My hands didn't cramp at all.  The woodworker designed it for his granny who loved to sew but had arthritis in her hands.  It was $8.00....well worth the price.

Tusk and Bert have been pretty close these past few weeks since Jag has been gone.  Usually, it was jag who cuddled with Tusk but now Bert has taken over this job.

I collect Disney popcorn buckets and this is the new one that just came out.  I had to order it through my disney personal shopper.  Tracey has a part time job of going to the parks and picking up items for people for a small fee and then mail them to you.  

I found the following two paintings in a Victorian Magazine.  I just think the are beautiful and would make gorgeous cross stitch designs!!!!   What do you think????


Monday, October 12, 2015

Faery Tales update- Book recommendations

I have to say that I miss my voice!  I lost my voice around the 2nd week of September due to allergies...and it has yet to make an appearance!  My bad case of allergies developed into a very severe case of Bronchitis that the doctor said I sounded like the squeaky toy from Toy Story!  My students think it is funny that I have no voice.  I actually had to borrow a microphone from the library so I could teach my classes!

Finally!!   I have a small finish to show off!  I finished page 17 of Faery tales.  It is slowly coming along.  I only have 23 pages to go!!

Book Recommendations needed.....
I set a goal to read a certain amount/types of books by the end of the year.   I am having some trouble coming up with a good book I want to read in these categories.  Does anyone have  recommendation?   
A book written by someone under 30
7. A book with nonhuman Characters
8. A funny Book
16.  A book a friend recommended
17. A Pulitzer Prize wining book
18. A book based on a true story
47. A book based on or turned into a TV show