Friday, May 29, 2009

OMG could it possibly be another monochome..

Hey at least one has 4 colors of the DMC Variations (are we seeing a pattern here) Another Freebie design that I just had to stitch. Started and finished in one day. I love how these flow so easily and turn out so good.

Rain Rain has finally started to go away

Before the rain came to wash us away I got some gardening done. I added new flowers to the fence and added a border to the left so I can put my grandmothers Madonna statue there. As you can see my pumpkin has gone amazon and actually has jumped the border on both sides. Forthought would have been to read up about pumpkins before planting it there because they get up to 25ft long. I also get the feeling I will be making pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, hmm what else can you make with a pumpkin lol.
The pea plants have given us nice peas to eat. The kids check them every day to see who gets to find and eat them. So I started some more buds to add. I thought my neighbors would take issue to my garden in the front yard but all I have gotton is how nice it is.
I had a nice fountain that finally kicked the bucket and didn't want to pay out the $35 for a new pump so I turned it into a planter in my back yard under one of my jasmine vines. We have vines one each side of the fences that smell so nice.
Next up is redoing the back plant bed. I put new mulch down, still need to trim the Hibiscus and have 5 new planters I stil need to pick plants for. I find the less expensive the plant to buy the longer it last. Those ones are so durable to rain, sun and cold.
Excuse my long grass in the pictures, we are getting to where we will have to start cutting it twice a week.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wow!! Whats this? Another Monochrome...

This is the second piece I have started and finished in one day. I started and finished it today. Again using the DMC Variations. Freebie design is from My Aunts Attic. Thinking this would also look nice finished sideways as an ornament hmm.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Monochome Cross Stitch Finish

I'm on a little bit of a one color kick right now. I used DMC variations and really like working with them. It is a freebie from My Aunts Attic. I think I will turn it sideways and finish it into an ornament.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A small Quaker Finish

This was a quick stitch project, made quicker by using Variations thread by DMC. The pattern is from a magazine. I will be adding these details when I figure out where I put it. I stitched from a working copy to make it more portable for me to take in the car. Now to figure out what to finish it into?

Friday, May 22, 2009

My Baby Boy is graduating Preschool. Where has the time gone. Nicholas turned 5 on the 13th and is ready for summer to begin. Now I won't be doing taxi service with them both going to different schools. Bad thing now is school starts 40 minutes earlier in the fall. I am so not a morning person so this is going to be interesting. Good thing Harry gets home from work around the time we all need to get up and start our day. Stephanie is all ready to show him their school. She finishes being on the honor roll all year and only missing one day of school. She was not happy about that either lol. Well more time to take pictures and craft I guess. :0)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Too Cute Sesame Street Cards

These were sooo easy to make and fun, minus the glue mishaps I always have. Glue is not my friend lol. I made 2 sets. I am thinking of seeing if the school needs one set for the 2nd Grade Carnival Raffle they are going to have. Haven't a clue what to do with the others but they were too cute not to make. Designs are from Paper Crafting with Kids magazine.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Patriotic Scissor Fob

In honor of the Red White and Blue I bring you (drum roll lol) My new Partiotic Fob. I liked them so much I made like 5. Making one never seems to be enough when they come out so cute. It also helps that I have enough scissors for most of the fobs I make if I rotate them for the seasons. :0)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Getting ready for the 4th of July!!

I'm one of those people that decorates for EVERY holiday. I don't know if it's because the kids love it or I'm just a big kid. The pattern is a snippet from Lizzie Kates Yankee Doodles.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My 1st Floss Tag Holder

This is the chance that both cross stitching and scrapbooking comes in handy to have one tool. The hole punching tool that makes mini scrapbook albums also makes great punches in the tag holders. The design is brittercup designs. I'm definatly going to need to work on my finishing before I make one for an exchange.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My 2nd Pin Keep-Bees

A freebie from The Drawn Thread changed up a little. I added blue (are we seeing a pattern here with the blue lol) and added pins. I made this for my partner in my Spring/Easter Exchange I ran on I stitched 2 more but haven't finished them yet. Hopefully I can add them to my finishes next month.