The Stitchin’ Post

cross stitching and musings of daily life

Guess Where We Are Going… January 14, 2009

Filed under: Bent Creek,Cross-Stitching,Disney,Family Life — kellieps3 @ 9:10 pm


We are heading to Disney this spring!!! We can’t wait!!

We went last June, but Disney offered a great deal, and it is at a time that we can go with DH’s brother and his family. We have always wanted to go together, and it looks like we are finally going to have an opportunity. DS and their kids are so excited–they are making more plans than the adults are. 🙂

Stressful day at work today…….I am so glad it is over. I work at two different schools-three days at one and two days at another. And I like both of them. But they are each a full time job in and of themselves. And occasionally like today, there is more work to do in one day than can be accomplished in a week. Enough said…I really try not to dwell on it when I am at home.

I am debating on what to stitch tonight. I need a break from Kindness. (that sounds odd…) I am thinking I might start this…


Considering it going to be 4 degrees outside tonight with a wind chill of -10, I think it is appropriate. Stitchy pictures soon…




Happy New Year! January 1, 2009

Filed under: Cross-Stitching,Family Life,Primitive Needle,scissors — kellieps3 @ 11:19 pm

A little late maybe, but I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!

I haven’t posted since Christmas. We were very blessed to have a wonderful Christmas, not only at home, but with both sides of our family as well. I got lots of wonderful stitching surprises (some pictured below 🙂 ). DH got me two charts (Primitive Needle’s Simply Live and MBT’s Quaker Seasons). He surprised me with a pair of black teflon Dovo scissors that I adore! 🙂 I started Simply Live on Christmas Day.


My MIL/FIL gave me Roberta Ginghers. I have a slight scissor collecting habit. I love them! 🙂

My parents gave me Mirabilia’s Titania with kreiniks and beads, a fat quarter of Blueberry Silkweaver fabric, a full spectrum lamp, a 123 stitch GC, and an antique sewing box that I was extremely surprised and tickled pink with. 🙂 I still can’t decide what I want to store in it. I am thinking maybe my overdyed and silk threads as well as my growing scissor collection. 🙂 Decisions, decisions…


Speaking of scissors, if there are scissor enthusiasts out there, Sonoma Cutlery had some Gingher Freedom embroidery scissors listed on their site. Not to enable or anything…but here’s the web address if you are interested. Gingher Freedom scissors from Sonoma Cutlery

I was thrilled to find these. I wanted them when they first came out and could not find them. I think they may have been exclusive to Joanne’s, but I am not sure.

I haven’t made a lot of new year’s resolutions this year. Usually I am setting myself up for failure. 🙂 I have made a few personal ones, but mainly in stitching, I want to end this year with less WIPs than I started with (and I am starting with a Bunch!). I have several BAPs that I would like to complete. Specifically, Mermaids of the Deep Blue, Quaker Christmas, Christmas Village, Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler, and Cirque des Cercles. I have a feeling Cirque des Carreaux and maybe Rosewood Manor’s Quakers and Quilts might join that BAP WIP list before the year is over. I plan to finish WIPs but I cound not  resolve no new starts or purchases. I admire those that can. 🙂 I would like to update my blog more frequently. Three or more times a week would be great.

And I plan to read more. I love to read. While I keep a book going all of the time, I have found that in the last few years, I tend to just read for 10 or 15 minutes before I fall asleep. It takes a VERY long time to read a book in 10-15 minute increments. I have a stack of “on deck” reading that I would like to get to soon, so I plan to step up the pace on reading this year. I used to carry a book with me when I was out and about, and think I will start doing that again. I am currently reading “Breaking Dawn” by Stephanie Meyer. I am about 400+ pages into it, and it is soooo good. I am probably going to stitch less tonight just so I can pick it up and read some more. I would like to have it finished by the end of the weekend if I can squeeze it in. I have really gotten into the Twilight saga. I had started reading the first book over the summer and put it down because I couldn’t get into it. When I saw the trailer to the movie, I picked it back up and have been reading them since. I have enjoyed them immensely.


Next up is Dewey…


If you are still reading at this point, bless your heart…

More later…