Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another RAK

I received this wonderful RAK from Ruth Beickert. She must know my love of frogs and the color purple and this fits me to a "T". Thank you so much Ruth, I am so happy you thought of me and I will really enjoy stitching my new stash.

Not much stitching progress to report since DH learned the sharing is caring lesson so well but what he didn't learn is you don't share illness. He came down with a cold the first of last week and just had to share it. I had such a stuffed up head and my vision was really screwed up so I spent most of the weekend in bed trying to sleep it off. I'm slowly feeling better and was able to stitch more yesterday. Hope to have a finish by the end of the week and a progress pic on a new project. I did manage to get the stitching done for a exchange on my ILCS group, it just needs some embellishments but won't share that until it gets to it's new home.

Think it's time for some more meds and a short nap so....
Until next time....Happy stitching

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Update

Thought I'd do a short update before the weekend.

Yesterday we spent time moving things around in the living room, not a easy task when the room is very very small. Of course I had to clean off the computer desk before it could be moved and what a job that was. I love the new arrangement and it is going to work really well for stitching. I still have tons of stash to organize and get put away but have all weekend to do that before a busy week next week.

I did get some more done on "Behave".....

The lady now has her hat with roses on it. I should be able to get her face (?) done this weekend and maybe ready for a frame this week. There is a major booboo in the ribbon but I will get that fixed when I do the backstitching.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Birthday Pics

As promised here are a couple of pics of Maddie at her party.....

The Birthday Girl.....Welcome to my party


She is such a happy birthday girl I think. She now has lots of new toys to play with including the Cabbage Patch Doll she told Gramps she wanted (really her Mom told Granmps that was what Maddie wanted.

I have made some good progress on "Behave". I don't think it will be all stitched and framed in time to get it to Manda by Mother's Day but she is use to me being late LOL. Doubt there will be much stitching for the next couple of days since the reorgazing starts tonight.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Maddie

I can't believe it's been a year since I was sitting on pins and needles waiting for the birth of my only grand daughter. Maddie was a year old on the 13th and now has 9 teeth, is taking 6or 7 steps at a time and using her sippy cup instead of the bottle. How fast they grow. I don't have pictures from the Birthday party yet (DD has to get a new modem for the internet) but will share them as soon as I get them. This picture is from Easter and she looks a bit confused by that round thing her mama calls a plactic egg, what good is it if you can't eat it.


Instead of waiting til the last minute to do the stitching done for my little tree I got a head start on May.

"46 Birdhouses" One Nighters by Jeanette Crews Designs
Stitched on White or Brown Perforated Paper with DMC
These were a fun, fast stitch (less than 1 day each). They are really small, less than 2"x2" each (click on picture to see details). There are several more that I want to do but they will have to wait for this.......
New Start....

"Women who behave...." by Sue Hillis
This will be Manda's Mother's Day present. While she was a good girl who never gave us a bit of trouble she really did behave LOL. As her high school principal said to me "She marched to a different drummer", I told him she marched to a Different band. For example she decided she wanted to go to the Prom but didn't want to be tied down to a date, so she and 3 of her friends all went together which wasn't too strange until I got a peek under her beautiful long dress and instead of the shoes I got her to match the dress she had on combat boots LOL. This design fits her to a "T".
This is really a bad time of the year for me. I get very sad and somewhat depressed so I may go MIA for a while. To keep my mind busy I'm going to stitch, reorganize my stash and move the living room around. Don't worry about me, I'll be fine just a little quiet for a while.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching
Rene and her Frogs

Thursday, April 8, 2010

WOOHOO Finally Finished


I finally finished "Easter House". It took a little longer than I thought it would but was well worth the time it took. I wish you could see the sparkle in the beads and how the flowers make it look 3 dimensional.

I know, I know Easter has passed but I have a couple of more Easter projects I want to get done before I get back to my rotation.

"Easter House" free design by Brook's Books
stitched on White Perforated Paper
with DMC and Mill Hill beads
Scissor Collection....

In my ILCS Yahoo group the QOTD was about scissors. I do have a small collection and always looking to add to it. I have two more pair that are not in the picture. A froggy pair that I never use (they are the blunt kids type) but sure enjoy looking at them. Also have the Fiskers that Shelley sent me with the scissor slide. I use the multi-colored storks the most and the gold storks are used only for Hardanger. You can also see some of the fobs I have made to go on the scissors so I don't lose them.


I can't believe it but this is my 400th Blog entry! Boy am I a blabber mouth. I started Blogging for myself to keep track of my WIP's and Finishes. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect so many followers and wonderful comment. Thank You so much for reading and all the comments.

Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Hope you had or are having a very Happy Easter. DH felt sorry for me and cooked our Easter dinner and he did a wonderful job. My back is still giving me problems after my fall from grace on Thursday and I think he was afraid I would drop the ham trying to either put it in or get it out of the oven. Now I am so full I'm going to just sit in my chair with my massage cushion and heating pad and stitch the evening away.

Though I would share my Easter /Spring decorations with you.....

Colored Easter Eggs

Ever since we have been married Tracy has to color eggs. Of course when the kids were little it was a family project but now that they are grown and out of the house he still has to have his dyed eggs each year.

Seasonal Shelf

It is really not finished yet. I have two more ornaments to put together to hang with the LK Stamp. You may notice on the right is my Easter Frog.

Holiday Tree

This is the first year for the tree and I still have to stitch some ornaments for it. If you click on the picture you can see the cloth egg I made, the Spring Biscornu and of course Mrs Potato Head in her bunny gear.

Easter House
I have been working on this for a couple of days now. Tried to get it done for Easter but no such luck and now the frogs have attacked it. I found the doorway on the right side is one square off and will have to come out and be restitched. I have a little more done since I took the picture and it should be finished tomorrow. This will go on top of the Holiday Tree or maybe on the Seasonal shelf, not sure yet.
Time to get back to stitching so I can get the House done then back to the rotation.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching and have a great upcoming week

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Two Wonderful Days

Thursday 4-1

Nancy R and I had plans to meet at the LNS for a day of stitching. The forecast for the day was for rain but as I left the apt the sun was shinning and there was no wind or clouds in the sky...perfect right? The bus arrived on time, the light changed to walk as soon as I got to the corner, all was right with the world until I got almost to the LNS and the Klutz in me sprang to life. As I was stepping up on the sidewalk my legs gave out and down I went, flat on my back, hitting my head on the curb stop. I was so embarrassed when a very nice man came running over to see if I needed a ambulance. Of course I said No Thanks (didn't want to spend my stitching time in the ER). My legs were still real weak and I guess I was kinda dazed so he literly picked me up and I made it to the LNS. There my own private former EMT, Nancy, checked me over after I told her no way I needed the medics. She got me some ice for the Goose Egg on my head and the day went better from there. We stitched, shopped, stitched, went to lunch and then back to the LNS to stitch some more. I had taken a couple of projects with me but decided to work on the "Easter House" since it's on perforated paper and with the slight headache I had it was much easier to do than the linen I had with me. We stitched for about 5 hours total and both got a lot done. I really enjoy these days out we get to have and can't wait until we do it again.

Friday 4-2

Wanda J from my ILCS group and her DH John were on vacation in St George UT and were thinking of coming to LV to see the lights and sights but were really sure if they would make it before having to head back home to Canada. Well she called me Thurs evening to let me know there would be here late in the morning on Friday. I can't tell you how excited I was that I was finally going to meet her after all these years of talking on the group.

We got to their hotel with time to spare and was able to greet them when they arrived. While waiting we sat down at a penny slot and won $28 in less than 5 minutes (Tracy gave me the winnings to spend at the LNS). After Wanda and John left their luggage with the Valet we headed to lunch and the LNS. We had a nice lunch at the Deli close to the LNS and talked and talked and talked. Then off we went for some stash shopping. Wanda got several things she had been looking for and I got a couple of things too. We then headed back to the hotel so they could check in. It was such a wonderful visit and felt like we were old friends. As you can tell from the picture below we never shut up, even while the guys were taking our picture. Thank You Wanda and John for a great time.

Wanda and Rene
It was such a beautiful day I just had to take pictures of all the flowers and thought I'd share them with you.
Waterfall in the Mirage Hotel Casino Lobby

Flowers in the Mirage

The next pictures are of the landscaping in front of Caesars Palace


I have shared so many pictures of Madding I thought the grandboys deserved equal space. This is the oldest of the two boys. Jedi is 8 soon to be 9. He is the BIG brother. Manda finally got a good pic of him because he was playing a video game and didn't know she had the camera out.

I've rambled enough for tonight. Will have another update tomorrow or Monday with what I did for our ILCS Viritual Stitch In. Hope you have a very Happy Easter but remember the proper way to eat your Chocolate Easter Bunny is ears first.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching