Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trick or Kitty Treat

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Trick Or Treat Kitty
By  Brittercup Designs
Stitched on 32 count Belfast Linen
Made into a tuck pillow.

Located in Just Cross Stitch's 2008 Halloween Issue

Monday, September 27, 2010

Completed Grass and stitching update

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Our yard is completed with Kentucky Bluegrass! Looks great right? The sandy area around the play set will actually become a sandbox. We have to build the dog run which is in the far corner there before DH can complete the play area/sandbox. You can see some of our garden area which is full of weeds lol. We are going to redo them next year as we hate the plants there now.


And here is my BrittyKitty design so far. 

And i don't know if you can see him but on the left side of the pole on the fence is a black squirrel. He comes and visits our yard every morning. :-)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Grass and a pumpkin update

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Here is my kitty as of last night. I already know I want to finish it like the one in the picture but different fabric of course. :)

Finally our grass was delivered and DH has been busting his butt getting it put in just right! After he got about half of the yard done yesterday the girls and the boys just couldn't resist and had to go play in it!

Today he is installing more of it and then tomorrow it will be finished off. Its called Kentucky bluegrass which stays green all year long! Yes you see Zeus with his leash on as the truck that delivered the grass couldnt fit through our double gates so the 2 1/2 pallets were left in the open doorway! Zeus had to be put on a leash or he would have run for it lol. Duke is my good boy and stays by my side mainly as he is a momma's boy. Well i'm off to make dinner and then i'm going to try and finish my pumpkin piece. :-)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Halloween ornament and Manzo

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First my sleepy kitty. Manzo has been picking this spot in my bedroom to sleep every afternoon. So cute!


Here is my choice for my 2nd Great pumpkin challenge. Been a little slow these last few days as I have been getting my housework done lol. But also we have been preparing the backyard because grass is being delivered tomorrow morning! WOOHOO! 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Jack

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Happy Jack
Knotted Tree Needlearts
Started Sept 20, 2010
Completed Sept 21, 2010
Stitched on an unknown count and linen fabric
Substituted Weeks Dye Works threads for DMC's of my choice


I took the pumpkin from the Happy Jack pattern and turned him into a little mint tin, I also added 3 little leaf buttons to the bottom as they reminded me of fall. What's a pumpkin without fall colored leaves? The green rubber band is only temporary I assure you. I'm ordering some Halloween ribbon to replace the rubber band. 

This will be entered into Becky's Great Pumpkin Challenge and since its finished into something it counts as 2 entries :-) 

Monday, September 20, 2010

An update and a new Challenge

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Finished the tree late last night as I was catching up on the last season of House. 


THE CHALLENGE
Was visiting Daffycat's blog when she mentioned Becky's Great Pumpkin Challenge. So I thought I will join. Sounds fun so check it out. It runs from now till USA Thanksgiving Day. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another update

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As of last night here my little house is. The house is done now just going to do the tree next to the beehives today.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Honeybee Hideaway Update

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Here I am as of today. Just have the roof left and the house will be complete. Then I can work on the rest of this.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New start

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I needed a break from MLOTS so I started on this one that I had in my stash for a long while, its a Country Cottage Needleworks. There are three of them called Summer Retreats. I want to do them all in a row from top to bottom and create a hanger type thing when they are done. So this is the middle one and it says Honeybee Hideaway. Destiny is doing these with me as well as she just loves the little houses. These are each  89w by 61H so not too big :-)

Here's Manzo, I don't think he wanted me to stitch that day, look at the evil look on his face like "Don't you dare move me!" LOL

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Shower pics and video

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I know this is sooo late considering the baby shower for Heather's bundle of joy was August 15, 2010 also the same day we all mourn for 5 years now as we lost our step dad who was more of a dad to us than anyone else. Anyway happier more funnier times. Here is a few pics and also video of the diapering contest. My battery died (thanks DH) so I don't have too many pics.


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That's all of them! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My before weekend progress

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Here she is as of Friday morning. Got some blues in there now :-)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY LYNNETTE!

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Happy Birthday sis! I love you!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Who do you write like?

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I write like
Cory Doctorow
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

So who do you write like?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

My House *pic heavy*

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Well since my dad wanted pics and a few others of you have been asking to see pics of my "new to me" house, here they are. Please ignore the mess. LOL
My Kitchen, small but I love it! I plan to do a coffee house theme full of reds and browns. I'll have to show you the picture my mom bought me which was my inspiration for what I want to do in here.

My diningroom, just as small as my kitchen. In fact you can kinda see the picture I was talking about in this picture hanging up on the wall.

Destiny being cute before school this morning
My entryway. You can see my couch in the bottom right.
My livingroom plus Kiley holding Manzo


These two pics are of my craft room. I know its pretty plain right now but until we have more income I can't do much with it. In the cabinet is all my yarn and then i have two more on the other side filled with all my other crafty things including my sewing machine.




These are of my husbands office. He keeps all his military clothes here and all the big things are in trunks in the garage. They give him enough stuff to fill a good size room. Crazy considering he only uses half of it and the other half is used once in a great while.

Here is my small laundry room. Just big enough to fit my washer and dryer. I'll get some decor put here later on as well.

NOW THE DOWNSTAIRS
Here is Kiley's room. DH will hang up her posters and stuff for her when he returns from the field.
Right next door is her sister Destiny's room. She loves princesses and Twilight and yes you see the wall at the end of her bed? There is an Edward and Bella poster hanging right there! She told her dad to put it there so its the last thing she sees before she falls asleep. LOL
My hallway as you come down the stairs and also where we keep kitty food and water and there little play houses, though the bigger one broke cause Manzo is so big. These apparently aren't meant to hold Maine Coon's. Yes that's Manzo in the pic. He was suddenly hungry when I was taking pics. :-)
And finally my room though I'm not showing the part of the room with my viewable closet, TV, and the mess on the floor where the kids and I veg out in the evenings. Its messy LOL.

And that's all folks! If you made it this far congrats! 

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

MLOTS weekend update

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Here she is after the last four days of working her. I know not too exciting lol. But I was able to get a lot done on her. We spent the 4 day to ourselves relaxing at home since DH left for the field for the next 10 days. He did work on the fence though so now we have a 7 foot fence out front. Yay! The side will be harder as he has to build it up with cinder blocks so its level and then he can build the fence on it. We are guessing it will take several weeks to do and several hundred dollars as well which we dont have at the moment so I have no idea when that will get built. 

I'll post pictures of my house tomorrow since my dad has been pestering me for pics of it. LOL.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Updates

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NON-STITCHING:

My husbands grandfather (Opa) passed away this past Sunday. The funeral was on Thursday. It was in Germany and since we couldn't afford the flight we remained here. My husband was deeply close with his Opa so it hit hard. He was a type 2 diabetic and mere weeks before his death he had gone into the dr's for a different reason only to find out he had cancer through his entire body. He was 75 yrs old and so Chemo just wasn't an option. He just wasn't strong enough.

On happier news my sister had her baby shower on the 15th of August and my husband was so kind to record the put a tp diaper on your partner while blindfolded game so I'll post a few of those up on my next post.

DH is home for a 4 day weekend before a 10 day trip out to the field so he is steam cleaning the carpets while the kids are in school and I need to get the downstairs cleaned up so when he is done with the main level he can come down here and clean the carpets.

STITCHING NEWS:

I completed this color all the way to the bottom of her dress! Yay cuz I am so tired of stitching 415 on here. Not that the next colour will be all that more exciting. But a change which is nice. Think I can finish her this year? I'm certainly going to try!


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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