Thursday, January 29, 2009

Love these colors


The colors in this cross stitch kit are great! All of my faves! It definitely makes me want to keep going. Well, here is the progress I made yesterday. Care to guess what it is?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Wow! It has been a couple of hectic days since my last post! On Sunday I was not feeling well so I did not work on my cross stitch at all. I tried to do a little on Monday but I was still not feeling great and I was concentrating on laundry. Yesterday was a super cold day! Bryan and I spent most of the morning on the location of wrecks due to the icy road conditions. Thankfully no one was hurt. So, here is all that I have been able to accomplish on my cross stitch...Is it any clearer what it is? :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Do you know what this is???


Can you tell what I am stitching? I just started this new kit and after an hour (including sorting the floss), this is what I accomplished. Take a guess as to what it is going to be (and no, it has nothing to do with Halloween). I will post my progress here each day so you can see if you are on the right track. And to keep things fair, I will not confirm or deny any guesses. Just have fun, and who knows, I may send you an extra special prize if you are the first to guess correctly!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scrapblog

I have been a member of scrapblog for many months but have not really made anything with it. I never seem to have pictures with me when I have the time to play. Well, this morning I finally got to play! I started off with a Chrsitmas theme and I am hooked! This is SO COOL! I have created 3 scrapblogs so far and I haven't even thought about the "from scratch" ones! This will also be a great tool to see how a layout looks with the pics before you commit to a paper layout. And it is SUPER easy to use! Just look at my results!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Well, I gave in and joined the Etsy trend! I was trying to avoid it, but they really have a nice following. I listed 10 items today and plan to list more soon. Here's my link:



Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Last night, I was moving our digital photos from the computer on to a flash drive so that the computer would run better. As I was doing so, I came across pics that were taken on New Year's Day last year (2008). The pictures were of me and my family riding Russell's horse. (Russell is my sister's fiance.) Now, to most people, that wouldn't seem like such a big deal, but last New Year's Day was a major milestone for me because I have been terrified of even getting near a horse for a long time!



I grew up riding horses. One of my very first memories was riding a horse while my Daddy led him around the backyard. And Daddy always told me, if you fall off, you've got to get back on. Fast forward to high school. I had a registered quarter horse mare who was part of Dash for Cash's bloodline. She was built for speed and trained for roping. And I HATED her! Finally, Dad decided to sell her and as I was showing her off for a potential customer one morning, I was thrown. I came down head first and landed on a patch of caliche. I don't remember much about that morning. I know that Daddy wouldn't let me back on the horse and I took a trip to the ER where we found out I had a concussion. And a few days later I was back at the ER because my head and eye swelled up (but it was only sinus congestion). So, needless to say, I developed a strong fear of horses after that...



Nearly 15 years later, Russell convinced me to try riding his horse. He was so patient with me (my sister had told him my story). I was terrified until I got up on the horse and then I couldn't wipe the stupid grin off my face. I was acting like I had never been on a horse before! After a few minutes of letting Russ lead me around, I decided I was ready to take the reins. That terrified feeling came back...I was scared the horse would take off or suddenly buck...but he just walked around lazily (he's really too old to do much else). Russell gave me my confidence back that day! And even though I have not been back on a horse (I'm really too fat for that!), I no longer fear giving them a pet on the nose!



And I got some really great pics of my kiddos riding...in fact, I think I will go scrap this one of my wonderful son right now! Happy New Year Everyone!!!