Monday, January 29, 2007

Weekend progress

Non stitching news:

We got tons of snow so the girls and I went to build a snowman. Destiny wanted to pose with him. We even made him a top hat. She even hugged him good night before we went inside for dinner. Here he is (my daughter was in love with him as its her first snowman):

The thing that upsets me is that some awful kids, I am thinking its the neighbor kids that destroyed him overnight, as he was smashed the very next morning. Destiny was so upset it was all she could talk about all day. Her daddy was going to go out with her so she could rebuild him but that afternoon it started to rain and so there went the snow. I know most of you would say that it was just a snowman and therefore we shouldn't be upset but since Destiny spent most of her life in El Paso, TX where it was a blue moon before you got a tiny bit of snow, this was her first year she got to make a snowman here in Germany. Kiley went with us but quickly became bored and my 2 year old threw snow at me! LMAO! So the snow fight was on! Both girls were giggling like crazy. Destiny even made a snow angel, which I taught her last weekend. Here it is she's still getting up from making it, hope you can see it:
The DH was glued to the computer all weekend that i couldn't get on to even check my email. Saturday we got up at 0730 and boom! He was on the computer and even when I asked him if he was going to be on the computer all day, he was like no just a little bit. e had planned on going to see his grandparents who live about 10 minutes from graffenviere but with the bad snow storm that morning even his grandmother said not to come. So e played with Limewire all day downloading music till midnight! Then Sunday morning the same thing! I think I pryed him away at about 1530. Completely ridiculous! He even refused to go outside with the girls and I to make a snowman which meant so much to Destiny.

Anyways, things were going fine, at 1530 we all left to the bowling alley since the DH is on a league and he said that another guy was bringing his kids so then they could all play together. We got there and nope he didn't show up but luckily the girls were able to play together and give me a bit a peace. It got to about 1700 when Destiny said she was thirsty and so I went and got a pitcher of diet coke since thats the only thing there she can drink. I also gave them the Goober sandwiches I made for both girls with their drinks and sat them down, should be easy right? WRONG!! Kiley stole her sisters soda and was running with it! I got it back gave it to Destiny and then sat Kiley back down with her drink, turn around and Destiny spilt her soda all over the floor, table #1, and my purse! I clean up my purse as much as possible inside and out, thankful that it somehow missed my cellphone. Then I cleaned the floor. Kiley is finished eating and drinking and goes to play. Destiny still eating stays and I go back to the grown up area. Destiny comes over a minute later asking for a sip of my soda, I see no harm in it and hand it to her, by the time she got it to her lips, she dropped it hitting the barstand and splashing all over me. I was so mad by this point. I yelled at her that can't she hold onto anything?? I know it was an accident and she has never been this messy but I couldn't help it, I was soaked in diet coke and sticky as heck. So I get cleaned up the best I can in the bathroom and get the floor and table #2 cleaned back up. My DH takes pity on me and agrees to take us all home. So I get home start dinner and work on unloading the dishwasher while the DH gets back onto the computer. Kiley takes his glass of tea off the table and puts it right behind me while I am unloading the dishes and I turn around and yep you guessed it! I hit the glass which then rolls across the floor hitting the trash can spilling tea everywhere and on me as well! I was so mad I had the DH take the girls into their rooms till dinner. I was now covered in tea and soda and needed the second shower of the day before dinner. Let's just say thankfully dinner and the rest of the evening went without incident.

Stitchy news:
Okay worked on the chinese Goddess I know its not much progress since last time but I got a bit bored with all the yellow so it slowed me down:

And I made my first biscournu! I did the front and then kinda cheaped out and did my first initial on the back using a font I had in one of my books, still I like it. :o)

AND one other thing I started and finished up this weekend! Through the group I am part of we started a sampler a nice lay came up with. Each month she is releasing a new section 8 in total. So here is part one completed of the TOL sampler. We all picked our own colors. There are 5 total but the first section only uses three.

I am doing it on 18 count almond aida with the colors: 350, 518, 522, 3042, 3354 all in DMC floss.

Friday, January 26, 2007

I've been tagged

Now - I’ve been tagged by Happy stitcher to tell 6 weird things about myself.
1. I don't like chocolate except certaing German chocloates and Greek chocolates
2. I always tell my DH that camping would be fun but secretly I am terrified a bear will eat me
3. I love shellfish actuall all fish except salmon (not sure if this would be weird)
4. My second and third toe are kind of joined at the bottom and then match up with the rest of my toes, look below and you can see, look between te second and third toe. My youngest daughter has the same thing.
5. I can't go bowling with other people other than my family
6. I hate most foods

Now I get to tag 6 people,
Okay anyone who reads this and hasn't done it, I tag you.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

SNOW in Bamberg Germany!!!

I woke up this morning and there it was glorious snow!!!!!! Destiny was thrilled and Kiley was terrified as I told you all she hates snow but amazingly since school was delayed 2 hours I let Destiny play on the patio with the snow and Kiley was tempted outside and played with her sister in the snow!! So of course being the mommy I am I had to take pictures so here they are:

Monday, January 22, 2007



And here is my 3rd finish of this year. I was stuck on the couch all day yesterday since my leg swelled up where the plate was put in so I couldn't walk so i stitched something small so I could have some feeling of accomplishment for the day. :) The first pic is of it finished before I made it up and the second one is it all done up! I made up the design as I went so I will try to chart this out and post it. I guess you could say its my first blackwork as there are no x stitches anywhere.

01/24/07 EDIT: Here is the pattern I promised. The red outline is the blanket stitch. Or click here to download it in a pdf file

Monday, January 15, 2007



Here you go, just wanted to post a quick update on my Chinese Goddess of Mercy. I finally fel like I am accomplishing something on her after I got her face done up last night. And today has just been filling in the white which you can see I only have that one big space left then its off to do up the moon next to her head.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

My Lady of Snow

Here it is! The new PR design and I love it! It's not available for purchase yet but when it is I am so getting it! I love everything about it and I don't think she has a bad face either. :)

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Idiots of 2006

Number One Idiot of 2006 >>>>>>>I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the> >poison control center. Today, this woman called in very upset because> >she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that> >the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter> >into the hospital. She calmed down and at the end of the conversation> >happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in> >order> >to kill the ants. I told her that she better bring her daughter into the> >emergency room right away.> >> >Here's your sign, lady. Wear it with pride.> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> >> >> >Number Two Idiot of 2006> >> >Early this year, some Boeing employees on the airfield decided to steal a> >life raft from> >one of the 747s. They were successful in getting it out of the plane and> >home. Shortly after> >they took it for a float on the river, they noticed a Coast Guard> >helicopter> >coming towards> >them. It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency >locator> >beacon that> >activated when the raft was inflated. They are no longer employed at> >Boeing.> >> >> >Here's your sign, guys. Don't get it wet; the paint might run.> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> >> >Number Three Idiot of 2006> >> >A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the Branch> >and> >wrote this:> >"Put all your muny in this bag." While standing in line, waiting to give> >his> >note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the> >note and might call the police before he reached the teller's window. So> >he> >left the Bank of America and crossed the street to the Wells Fargo Bank.> >After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells >Fargo> >teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he >wasn't> >the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his> >stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and> >that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go> >back> >to Bank of America. Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, "OK" and >left.> >He was arrested a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at >Bank> >of America.> >> >Don't bother with this guy's sign. He probably couldn't read it anyway.> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> >> >Number Four Idiot of 2006> >>&g t;A motorist was unknowingly caught in an automated speed trap that; >measured> >his speed using radar and photographed his car. He later received in the> >mail a ticket for $40 and a photo of his car. Instead of payment, he sent> >the police department a photograph of $40. Several days later, he> >received> >a letter from the police that contained another> >picture, this time of handcuffs. He immediately mailed in his $40.> >> >Wise guy........ but you still get a sign> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> >> >Number Five Idiot of 2006> >> >A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all >of> >the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, >the> >robber saw a bottle of Scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the> >shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but the cashier> >refused and said, "Because I don't believe you are over 21." The robber> >said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because she> >didn't believe him. At this point, the robber took his driver's license >out> >of his wallet and gave it to the clerk. The clerk looked it over and> >agreed that the man was in fact over 21 and she put the Scotch in the> >bag. The robber then ran from the store with his loot. The cashier >promptly> >called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that he got> >off the license. They arrested the robber two hours later.> >> >This guy definitely needs a sign.> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> >> >Idiot Number Six of 2006> >> >A pair of Michigan robbers entered a record shop nervously waving> >revolvers.> >The first one shouted, "Nobody move!" When his partner moved, the >startled> >first bandit shot him.> >> >This g uy doesn't even deserve a sign> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> >> >Idiot Number Seven of 2006> >> >Arkansas: Seems this guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided> >that> >he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some> >booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head> >at the window. The cinder block bounced back knocking him unconscious.> >It seems the liquor store window was made of Plexi-Glass. The whole event> >was caught on videotape.> >> >Yep, Here's your sign> >> >(Please note that all of the above people are allowed to vote)> >> >IDIOTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: I live in a semi-rural area. We recently> >had> >a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request> >the> >removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: "Too many> >deer> >are being hit by cars> >out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing> >anymore." From Kingman , KS> >______________________________________________________> >> >IDIOTS IN FOOD SERVICE: My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and> >ordered> >a taco.> >She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he> >was sorry, but they only had iceberg. He was a Chef? Yep...From> >Kansas> >City !> >> >______________________________________________> >IDIOT SIGHTING: I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an> >airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without> >your knowledge? To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how> >would I know?" He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."> >> >Happened in Birmingham , Ala.> >_______________________________________________________> >> >IDIOT SIGHTING: The stoplight on the corner buzzes then its safe to> >cross> >the street . I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of> >mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it> >signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded,> >"What> >on earth are blind people doing driving?!"> >She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS .> >___________________________________________________> >IDIOT SIGHTING: At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who> >was leaving the company due to" downsizing", our manager commented> >cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often." Not another word> >was spoken. We all just looked at> >each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare. This was a bunch at> >Texas> >Instruments.> >________________________________________> >IDIOT SIGHTING: I work with an in dividual who plugged her power strip> >back into itself and for the sake of her own life, couldn't understand >why> >her system would not turn on. A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs> >office no less.> >____________________________________________________> >IDIOT SIGHTING: When my husband and I arrived at an automobile> >dealership> >to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went> >to> >the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock> >the driver' side door. As I watched from> >the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered> >that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "its open!"> >His reply, "I know - I already got that side." This was at the CHEVY> >dealership in Canton, Mississippi!> >> >STAY ALERT! They walk among u s ... and they REPRODUCE!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Snow Couple Freebie

Okay so here it is. I was trying my hand at designing, crazy huh since I am so not creative at all. But be brutally honest. I tried to do a snow people couple, I know Christmas is over but it is what I was in the mood to do. I haven't stitched it yet either. Not sure when I will. Its all DMC the green is 937, the red in the candy cane and scarves is 3685, their cheeks are 3779, they are in white, the hat eyes and mouth are 310 black, the nose is 971, the hat line and berry on her hat is 816 garnet. Its 2 strands for whole stitch and 1 strand for back stitch in black

Friday, January 05, 2007

2nd finish!

Wow okay this finished up in a day and a half! I was shocked. Anyway its for Dawns son who has a birthday at the end of this month and since he lovs elephants and the color red, here it is! LOL It has some bad lighting so I am going to try and retake a better pic tomorrow in the sunlight.

And I had to show off this pic. Kiley finally sat still so I could do her hair and I love the way her pigtail came out! Her hair curls on its own and it just makes her look so darn cute! Thats a tea stain on her upper lip. She has been drinking out of a regular cup for months now. :P

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

First finish of 2007

Okay so today hasn't really been the greatest of days. We were late getting up to go to Wurzburg hospital for Destiny's ear appointment. She had faild her hearing test at school so they were going to do a brain wave test to see if she just was being stubborn and not answering. Anyway, So I send my DH to get her medical records from the clinic since the Dr in Wurzburg needed them and then I would get myself and the kids ready and we could leave at 09:15 though her appt was at 10:00 I know it takes my DH 1 hour to drive there though he swore up and down he could et there in half an hour. I was like don't think so buddy. Anyway so he takes his sweet time getting ready and getting her records so we leave at 09:30 and guess what? He drives so fast that I become sick to my stomach and poor Kiley throws up in the car all over her jacket, clothes, shoes, and car seat. Well, us not having any change of clothes and running late as it was, pulled over, stripped her down and I wrapped her up in my jacket. DH pulled the cover off the car seat and put it in the trunk with her clothes and shoes. Now imagine this in 50 degree weather with an already sick child. Fun huh? So we're like ok after Destiny's appointment we will go to the PX and buy her a new outfit and some socks. Well, did anyone know Wurzburg has like 6 hospitals? What the hell does one city need so many hospitals for??? This Dr had just told me the hospital, that was it and I didn't take his number with me. But we stop at the Kinder Klinickum and ask there, they call the University hospital and find thats it. So the lady gives us directions there even though we already are 1 hour late, thats right its 11:00 by now. So we go anyway and find 3 different buildings all saying University Klinikum, by now my DH is frustrated and pissed and refuses to check any of them out so he leaves! I told him he gets to call back and make a new appointment and can ask which building to go to. So then we leave and go to the PX and get Kiley some clothes and socks cause the poor things legs were like ice by now since I had to take her out of the car so many times. Then Destiny started complaining she was hungry but the DH wanted to look around first so he took an hour doing that while I developed a migraine listening to Destiny going I'm hungry every minute of the way. Even when we finally left and got her some food every word out of her mouth made me want to pull my hair out but daddy promised her she could go play at the play area if she ate all her lunch and she did. Can you imagine my stress levels by now? Finally after that i think ok as he promised we are going to stop in Sweinfurt and pick up some white DMC floss as you all have noticed I need. ( I did manage to get one skein last week) But nope he was like we will go on Saturday. I had to bite my tongue to keep from smacking him while he was driving. We came home after that and the girls slept on the drive home which gave me the quiet I needed to calm down and some of my migraine went away. Good news is though I was abl to find Red Yarn at the Wurzburg PX that I need to make a gift for a friends son's birthday this month.

Okay stitchy news, I used the white I got and covered in some of the areas until i was sick of doing just white so heres a pic of it so far:

So like I said I got sick of the white and needed a distraction so I completed my first project of 2007 Its called Cat sampler by Helga Mandl Designs and was in my gift of stitching magazine for this month. Its also my very first sampler too. Saturday I am going to buy some matching fabric and turn it into a hanger thingy I think. So I will post a pic of it then too so you can see how I finished it. The picture I took is a bit crooked though, sorry.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Finishes for 2006 and Goals for 2007



Alright so instead of posting every single picture for what I finished in 2006 I put it together as a slide show. Which gives me a total of 8 xs, 4 plastic canvas, 5 crochet, 5 misc. completed for 2006. Now as for 2007 here are my goals:

1. Finish Stress Killer by EMS

2. Finish Chinese Goddess

3. Finish Girl on the beach

4. Finish Christmas Poinsetta by EMS

5. Finish Dublin Ireland door

6. Start Spring Cottage by EMS


Current WIP's

Current WIP's
My Lady of the Snow

Chinesse Goddess of Mercy

My Awards

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Anime I've Seen/Read

One Piece
Samurai Shamploo
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
Code Geass
Fooly Cooly
Yu Yu Hakusho
Rurouni Kenshin
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Naruto Shippuden
Fairy Tail
Tower of God

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