Monday, April 11, 2011

April TUSAL....MIA

Well, I have been MIA and so has  my camera. I finally found it this evening. It was packed for Girls Scout Camp, I have been looking everywhere. 
So indeed my TUSAL is a week late but better late than never! Just a quick update on my life.....camping as stated, soccer (daughter had 4 goals on Sat.), rehearsing for the 2nd grade musical, yard work (killed 1st two tomato plants and now on second set) and stepping up my work out routine as I have 20 year class reunion in July. Whew.... more pictures on latest stitching later this week!
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

March Owl

Well, I have been missing from blogger for a few days. This always happens to me in Spring. I get Spring Fever and spend more time outside and less time stitching and on the computer. Austin in beautiful in Spring but you have to catch it when it starts, it doesn't last long. Monday here the high was in the 70's and today it should be 88. It seems like trees blossom within a week and grass perks up overnight. Before we know it it will be triple digits!
On to March Owl in the present SAL. ( I love the fabric but it is very challenging to stitch on. I have to count over and over to make sure I am crossing over 2 instead of 3.) 

Well, I'm off to check my stash for something easy to start. It'll be April before you know it and I'll have another owl to complete.
Till next time!
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Mother's Wisdom

My second quickie from the Heart in Hand, Mother's Wisdom Series. This one is very appropriate for my eldest daughter! I'm constantly reminding her to use her napkin and eat over her plate! 
These have been in my stash for years, wish I had known how quick they were to stitch! Alas, now to begin Oahaven March SAL!

Happy Monday to all!

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

TUSAL update,Yellowstone and Whirlwinds

My life feels like a whirlwind! There seems to never be enough time in a day and the months are passing me by. Hence, the 3rd installment of my TUSAL. I decided to post my new book with it. I'm planning a trip to Yellowstone in July and trying to educate myself on important sites to see. The hard part is planned, lodging. I booked the lodges back in November and still could not get a night at Old Faithful Lodge. It is crazy how fast everything books inside Yellowstone!!
Other updates: 

a) I have a new Owl resident. her name is Sabrina McScreechy.  She is smaller than our last owl and keeps a bit of a different schedule. She seems to look out of her box in the early afternoon and then again in the evenings. She also has a trill that the other owl did not, the family has been enjoying our new "outside pet".

 b) My husband just got word that he is going back to Japan. I am so sad but trying to be happy that he has a job. He leaves in less than 2 weeks and we are trying to get some things done before he is gone. (like the taxes)

c) I spent most of the weekend in a cleaning frenzy. We are having our carpets upstairs cleaned in the morning. So I had to get most of the things off the floor and out of the way. Times like this is when I realize how much stuff we really have! Thank goodness the daycare is having a yard sale in two weeks!  On a stitching note, many hours spent organizing stash and more stash!  

Here's wishing you more hours in the day, time for Spring Cleaning and the ability to slow down your own whirlwind!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Quickie

Minds out of the gutters ladies and gents.....I am referring to my latest quick stitch. It is from the Heart in Hand, Mother's Wisdom Series. I am now working on the "Mind your Manners" design so that I can frame both, one for each of my girls.
I also want to welcome my three new followers!

Teresa at Willow Tree Pond , she is presently having a 1st Blogoversary Giveway so hop on over and check her out!

Heather at Stitch in Tyme , she happens to be a Lizzie Kate Lover and owner of a few different blogs!

And Denise at Riverside Stitching, she is picture heavy so very fun to follow! 
Welcome ladies and hope all have a good rest of your week! Almost TGIF! 

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Mom of Two" accomplishes a goal!

We all have goals, do we not? I have many, the typical lose weight, have more patience with my children, keep the house cleaner, etc. This year I also decided I wanted to finish a part of my SAL on time. Now I didn't put it out there, maybe I should have? Anyway, I did it and during the shortest month of the year!!!  Having said that, Oakhaven's Monthly SAL appears to be an easy one. If anyone is interested you can see the Yahoo Group by clicking on the link.

Speaking of Owls, I have lost our resident in my owl box. It appears a squirrel has evicted it. After doing a little research this happens quite a lot if the owl is without young. Can you believe an owl was scared off by a squirrel??? So we evicted the pesky squirrel and covered the entrance this past week. I hope to take the cover off this week and attract another Screech Owl before they breed (March-April). Wish us luck!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pine Mountain Giveaway and a Welcome!

Happy Sunday everyone! No stitching to show as of yet but I did come across a giveaway from a designers blog, Pine Mountain Designs. They design beautiful pillow kits to celebrate seasons and/ or holidays. You can enter to win a March Pillow Kit by leaving a comment anytime in the month of February. 

Also a big welcome to my two new followers:

Fiona at Peaceful Threads by Fiona
Asrid at Cross Stitched by Astrid

I look forward to following along on your projects as well! Maybe next post I'll have more to show on my February OakHaven SAL. Ta-Ta!

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