Friday, October 24, 2014

Today is the Day!

Can you believe I actually remembered I had a give-away ending today? Not only that, but I've already drawn the winner. And I happened to have their snail mail address. AND, the package is on its way to....New York! Yep, Paula was my winner!

Your package went out Priority Mail and should be there next week. I added a couple of magazines in there - I ordered from Nordic Needle thinking I was ordering July and Sept 2014, but ordered 2013 instead. My oops is your gain. I hope you don't already have these two magazines. If you do, pass 'em on! :)

Today is beautiful in my part of Ohio. Gorgeous sunny warm weather. This weekend is supposed to be wonderful. I'm thinking this may be our Indian Summer. The Asian beetles and those black bugs with the red V are out in force. Ick. Guess I wouldn't mind them at all if they didn't have to hang out at the front door.

Nothing to exciting to report. Tomorrow is Courtney's first anniversary already. How the year has passed. Some body must have snapped their fingers and the days flew. Other than that - same old same old. And I'm loving it.

So, until I meet you here again - take care and smile often!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Just Wanted to Cry!

This afternoon I sat down and started playing with my stash -

And I found that I have so many patterns I want to stitch and no time. I've been working on the lighthouse all year and these patterns are waiting patiently on me. Sigh, I had to take some out of my 'soon to do' folder and put them back into the stash box. Hence, the 'I wanted to cry' title.

But, it got me to looking and I added more patterns to my give away - see, I haven't forgotten about that.

What do we have here? - Back row - Warm Hearts by Something in Common, Tortoise & The Hare by Prairie Schooler, Lambs Halloween by Earth Threads, Holly and Hearts Hanging Ornament by The Sweetheart Tree,

Middle Row - A Very Merry Autumn and French Country IV by JBW Designs, Long May She Wave Roll by Shepherd's Bush, Trick Plus One by Finger Work, Strawberry Accessories Part II (with rose beeswax) by Finger Work.

Front Row - Red Mitten Collection I and II by JBW Designs and  Blue Vase Fob by Finger Work

Things not pictured - Freebie Quaker Acorn by TheWorkbasket, Palace Guard by DMC, Pin Pal by The Purple Thread

We'll make it easy - comment on this post by 10/25/2014 and let me know you'd like to enter the give away. We'll let Alivia draw the winner. Good luck!

Speaking of the kids -

soon to be 8
just turned 4
soon to be 1
      The lighthouse is coming along -

Excuse the wrinkles
When you last saw it...
    My life has gotten very busy. It's just horrible to not be working and not having enough time to do all the projects you want because you have so many projects you want to do! The genealogy society volunteering has gotten wild - I am now on the grant committee, book committee and work Wednesday group, the membership chairman, and assistant librarian. Mom says I need to start saying no to more projects. And I am indexing 51 volumes of obituary books. (Don't ask what that means)

I've decided that I need to hold the society work to Monday and Tuesday's. Wednesday should once again become 'Genealogy Wednesday' unless it is the first Wednesday of the month because that's Workday Wednesday at the society. And the rest of the week - stitching! And not all on the lighthouse. There is no way to reduce that stash below S.A.B.L.E.* if I don't get to work on it.

Rob and I had some pictures taken the other day - thought you might like to see one.

I think Logan took this one. The kids wanted to do an artsy pic and I hated this one at first, but now I'm loving it!

And this is the Coshocton Lake Park - same bridge different day. The grassy area at the bottom of the picture is the old Canal Lock 27 from the Ohio Erie Canal. The sandstone isn't visible, but rises about 10' from the grass.

Kinda Cool huh? 

It seems there are 69 days (I believe I heard) until Christmas. I have no shopping done and Thanksgiving is in there too. Hold on to your hats - the rest of the year is going to FLY by!

Hope this finds you happy and healthy!

* - Stash Above and Beyond Life Expectancy