Saturday, December 29, 2012


Over the last few days we have gotten a ton of snow. I think it was 13.5 inches Christmas night and 4 days later we got another 6.5. That's more snow than I like, but thankfully it isn't freezing out. I'm sharing some pics for those of you fortunate enough not to have any :)

Snow Angel

Snowman....Cory added legs :)

 Neighbors barn

Back porch

Just so you can get an idea how deep it is...

Cory and Dustin playing with the new snow blower

My daddy clearing out driveways

Sunday, December 23, 2012

End of the Year and Exchanges

I have finished the last part of my Blueladie SAL. I just love each month. It was a fast stitch each month and the colors are so pretty :)
 In my stitcherhood yahoo group I participated in an Ornament exchange. I LOVE this ornament that Tonya sent me. It is oh so cute on my tree. The socks are cozy comfy too. I love socks :)
 Here is the ornament I sent her. It was a fun stitch. I mess up on this ornament but think I covered it pretty good. I was tired and couldn't figure out how I was going to make it. I only know a few ways to make an ornament since I don't stitch. I went around it, stuffed it and finished it off then I realized it had no hanger. I tried everything then I remembered I had crop-a-dile. It worked wonderfully and I love the way the hanger looks :)
 I am dying for Christmas so Dustin can get his new wedding band. It was supposed to be for our 15th wedding anniversary but the lady babysit for never pays like she should so it is now a Christmas gift. My husband is a simpleton so I'm not so sure he will like this. He is a mechanic and the look reminds me of a hose clamp. Cheesy I know. The picture looks like there is white in it but it is really all black with a basket weave look in the middle. I have told him ahead of time that one present may not suit him well and if he doesn't like it he can exchange it for something else. He thinks it is a new jacket, lol.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Great day for stitching

It was a cold cold day today and perfect for stitching. I got the first part of the Novalee SAL finished. Looking forward to the next part. 

Only one more part of this SAL to go. I love monthly SALS, although they do make the months fly by.
 This one I finished a while ago but forgot to share (I think). It was a SAL offered by I'm not sure how I will finish this one up. It was a great piece to have in my purse available for those days I was actually early to an appt. 
I also started on my Ornament for an exchange. Can't show pics until it is finished and received but I'm loving it and think I'll be stitching it for myself too. 

I enjoyed stitching today and hope to some more tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Finish & KYK SAL

Wow it's been forever since I've been on here. I haven't stitched much so there hasn't been anything to show.  Today I had a burst of energy so I cleaned the house and finished the latest 2 squares of my SAL and finished Jack by OakHaven Designs. It was nice to get some finishes in. Hope to get more soon.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Newest Project

What's that you ask? Tara has a new project?? I know, no way right. This time its not a stitchy one that I'll be showing you. Its the middle/my sons/the guest bathroom. A while back I painted it orange. Not sure why. Orange isn't my favorite color. I just wanted something different and was sick of nasty mobile home wall paper and didn't want white. I loved it. It really brightened up the room. Hubby on the other hand hated it and told me he was embarrassed to have people use that bathroom. So he decided since it was too hot to do anything outside (104ยบ) we would redo the bathroom. 
Here's the before.......

 Pulling up the floor we found this disaster :( Yes that is rot and mold. NOT good. The floor by the toilet was so weak that when my skinny husband stepped on it there was obvious sinkage. I sprayed it down with a lot of bleach and Dustin headed to town to get more wood. 
 Here is the after. The walls are a blueish gray called going gray, lol. We redid the floor, bought a new cabinet for the wall, a sink and cabinet, a faucet, toilet paper holder and a hand towel holder. After I took the pics I had Dustin get a new register and it looks so sharp and we have went around the edges of the tiles with bath and tub caulking. It looks nice. Will take a new pic later...Total cost of project minus the new plywood for the flooring and the new register was $330. We bought the cheapest of everything. Love it and ready to do my bathroom. I can tell a major difference in how bright the orange made the bathroom and will miss that but I love the look of the black floor and the cabinets.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Finished Cleaning the House by L*K

Cory had a T & A on Monday. I wanted to take something small and easy to work on so I picked Cleaning the House by L*K. I love the saying on this and plan on stitching it a few more times. It took less than a week to stitch. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Finishes and Kids

I've been working on a trying to get some oldies finished and have finally finished this SAL from Novalee. It was from last year so its not too old but still feels good to have one less thing lying around unfinished. I have washed and ironed it and it's all ready to be framed. 
 I have also finished June of the Blueladie SAL. The colors are sooo pretty on this one. Love it. 
 I got this great exchange a few days ago from Kaghos. I love everything! The beads, ribbon and buttons are so pretty. The fob is awesome and my first and the ornament is so me. Thank you so much!

This is what I sent her. The biscornu was a freebie from cyberstitchers.
 We had both kiddos graduating this year. Quincy graduated from High School. I am so proud of her. She is an awesome kid. Here is a picture of me (with my newly cut hair), her and Cory.

Have to include a picture of her dad. He's so silly. 
 Cory graduated from Kindergarten. The kids had a little play called E-I-E-I Oops. Corys part was a cat. It was so cute. He had a tail and every time he would sit down he would grab the tail and act like he was shooting people. Yep, that's my boy. 
 Here he is with his diploma. 

 Thanks for taking a peek :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Stitching Updates

Had to take a break from my Sweet Flowers SAL (forgot to take a picture). I worked on the Season SAL from Sylvia at Hoping the next part comes  out soon. Stitching them on a band. Didn't get it centered but thats ok cause I think I can make it work.
 I love Grand Marquoir. I've decided on 3 colors instead of just 2. I'm thinking if I do 3 blocks a week I can get it done by the end of the year. LOL We will see if I can do it. I seem to frog each block at least once :( 
That's all I have to report at the moment. My little one is graduating Kindergarten this week and my big one is graduating high school next week :) There will be tears shed these next two weeks. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kitties and Mothers Day

Here is the newest pic of the kitties. They were born on the 23rd of April. They are all sweethearts and will be hard to part with. I have been feeding the gray one and the one on the end. Can you see the size difference? The two bigger ones were bigger at birth but the difference in size amazes me. They look like they came from different litters. 

I love this picture. Wolfie (the smaller black and white one) is laying on top of Sal. 

And a close up :)
Cory is in Kindergarten this year so that means I get precious surprises from school. Cory came home yesterday with this wonderful flower pot he made me. He told me there was a seed inside and was going to dig it up to show no, its going to have a hard enough time surviving in this house. I'm afraid the seed won't grow and I will have to buy a plant so he thinks it grew.
This came with the flower. Something got into my eye and made them water. I love my boy sooo much. He can be a sweetheart at times. 
I also got this wonderful book. He gave me some explanations of some of the pictures. 

Cory was explaining the library books and said the triangles are the books and the long things are us picking them up with our tails because some people have tails.... He is such a good liar it is scary. He is so believable. If I didn't know better I would have thought he was right.
We always have to have a few boxes of Ziti in the house. Those are his favorites. I thought it was cute he put that in his book.

I raised a Wal-Mart shopper :) 
I had a hard time with this one then he told me about the pictures and I understood. I bought him those sponges that are in capsules the other day. He loved seeing which vehicle they would turn into. The first picture is the capsule in water and the second is the ship :)
My flower came in this bag.
I love my presents :) I am sure Cory had help with the words but it is too precious. He has even told me I am the best mother ever. I don't know about that but I def. feel special and honored to be his mom. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Birthday Continued Pets and Corys New Room

I've had a busy week. My daughter moved in with her boyfriend on Saturday. I miss her like crazy but have been staying busy. Got lots of pics to show you this week. 

This is Roo. She is 4 months. She is as bad as having a toddler. Always have to pick up her messes. 

 Cindy in thestitcherhood yahoogroup sent Cory an awesome package. Poor little guy is always sick. He loved this so much :) Thank you Cindy for making his day. That was soo sweet of you.

Here's a couple of pics of our new babies. They were born Monday the 23rd. There are 4 babies. All are super cute. We was a few months late on getting Sal fixed :( Really don't need more pets...

To keep busy this week we have been fixing up Quincys old room for Cory. His old one was tiny. Please don't judge when you see the pic. This is the ultimate worst it has ever been. He dragged home the plastic kitchen a few days ago and didn't want to leave it outside because he was afraid the dogs would eat it. It is out there now. I haven't cleaned his room for a while knowing he would be moving into the new room. For the record he is usually only in there to watch t.v. or to mess it the second I clean it. 

 I forgot to take a before picture of Quincys room. The wall that is already painted was orange and the rest of the walls were purple. Cory came in to help but got fired after he painted the electrical outlet. 

 Here is his finished room. The things on the wall are Phineas and Ferb decals. The paint matches Perry (wasn't planned that way). Cory loves it. This room is huge compared to the old one. His bed is big and he has a bigger t.v (that is 15 years old). Hoping the t.v lasts a while longer so we can save up. I threw away so much that it filled our dumpster. It doesn't get emptied until Wednesday so I don't know what we will do with our trash but I am glad the room is cleaned. 

 Here is Corys old room all cleaned up. It is now my room for my treasures :) The dresser by the window is going to Quincy then I can rearrange it. I want to put up some shelves but that will have to wait until we get some money. It took 2 days to do everything. SOOOO glad it is done. The rest of the house is trashed but I'm ok with that for now.

 Got some more birthday goodies this week. These are from Kaghos. Thank you Kaghos. I love these. 

 I ordered these with the gift cards I received. I'll probably start on the horse after I get caught up on the Sweet Flowers SAL because I want to give it to Quincy. I think she will love it. 

Lastly is the April part of the Kyk SAL. I still think I am going to stitch these again to make a 15 sided biscornu. These are fun and quick to stitch.

Thanks for looking :)