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Howdy do blogging friends! Ok, now that I got the questions of the week taken care of, I can tell you what I've been up to. Nothing but trouble! LOL Hahaha..just kidding. Today was a pretty normal day. Slept in and ventured out to the grocery store to get the Sunday paper ( seeing as they won't deliver out here...:P ) and a few groceries. Thank goodness we didn't have to get anything for a cookout as all those foods, hamburger meat, hotdogs, buns..etc were ALL sold out!! *gasp* LOL We came back home and have just hung out for the rest of the afternoon; T working on some things for the office and I reading the paper...and fondling my new stash.

Wait a minute?? Did she say NEW STASH? Yes I did...and to where I acquired this new stash...well it was yesterday at a party! LOL I went to the Sue Hillis' house for her annual Memorial Day bash!!! Last year was the first year and because I went to that, I am invited every year now! It is just basically where she opens her home to fellow stitchers from a message board that we belong to, and we stitch, gab, EAT and have a great time! Last year, I spent the night as it was a Sunday/Monday bash. This year, I only went for the first day as she extended it to Sat/Sun and Mon. But the stash part..Stitch..the stash a gift, Sue gives each one of us a goody bag! Man, what a great bag full of patterns, tips, threads, fabric and chocolate!!! YUM!!

But anyhoo, on to the party. I arrived yesterday around noon as it was about 1hr and half away from me. T dropped me off and I walked into a room full of ladies! There were about 30 of us I think. Some of which I didn't get the chance to meet...but I did meet a dear friend, Patti! She came with a group from CANADA!! They were all stitching and gabbing. I made my yummy brownies to contribute to the immense amount of food that we had. There were sandwich wraps, potato salad, salsa and chips..and of course SWEETS! Cake, brownies, cookies, candy....ahhh heaven! Stitching, good friends and sweets!! LOL I talked with Patti and the other girls till about 230 and then we had two seminar-like meetings. One was on finishing techniques that was mainly about proper framing and the other was on fibers and fabrics. It was great fun!!! After the seminars, everyone went back to chatting and stitching. I didn't stitch a lick tho as I was too busy running my mouth! LOL There was a big table in the hallway full of stash piles that other people brought to get rid of. I brought some too, so naturally I helped myself to some new stuff. :/ LOL Have to add to the stash pile don't you know.

Sue gave out the goody bags around 430 and it was immediate chaos and ooohhhs and aahhs. I kept mine in my bag till I got since Patti was all the way from Canada..I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. Also my friends Kathy and Lynne as well. :) I left about 615 right before they started to set up the make your own pizza dinner! YUM!! It was such a great time and Sue is a great hostess!! I have to make her a lovely thank you note!!

After that, T and I got dinner taking it back to the office where we hung out for a few hours. I looked through all the new stash..*eyes wide* and he worked. It was fun!! :) I like hanging out in his office with him. Then back home...and crash to sleep! LOL

What a fun filled day!!! Thanks Sue and gals for such a great time! Safe travels home! (Most of the girls are still you could spend the night Sat/Sun and leave on Mon). They went to the local LNS today to enhance their stash evenmore...the owner opened it especially for them for a few hours...I missed out on that...but it's heaven knows I have ENOUGH!! *wink* LOL

Have a good Memorial Day everyone! Get plenty of stitchin done!!

X Stitch X

Howdy do blogging world! Well would you believe that I have so much to talk about that I actually have to write TWO posts!!! LOL Imagine that...this post will be dedicated to all the questions of the enjoy!! :)

Happy Stitchin!!

X Stitch X

This weeks SBQ:

What is your favorite specialty stitch? Which one is your least favorite? Why?

Well given that my idea of french knots are petit beads, I would have to say I haven't done any speciality stitches. Though with the recent design of the biscornu on AngelSan's page, I will probably be attempting some speciality stitches here soon. :)

This weeks BookingThroughThursday question:

1. What are the last five books that you finished reading?

1. Rachael Ray's 365: No Repeats

LOL That's the latest book I've finished so far...I have others in progress, but not finished.

2. How long did it take you to read them?

About a couple of hours..mainly just picking out what recipes I liked and writing them down.

3. Did you enjoy reading these books? Why or why not?

Of course, I love reading cookbooks! LOL Food...who doesn't love it???

Howdy do bloggers! Sorry I haven't been on the last few days but I've been enjoying this wonderful yet unheard of weather. It has only been in the 70s with lows in the 40s at night for the past few days. LOL I have been able to keep the windows open at night..which has been a blessing. With Memorial Day coming, usually the weather is very hot and very sticky. :p So needless to say, I have been out enjoying the weather. T and I even had a picnic this afternoon for dinner...he got a chicken philly sandwich and I some pork lo mein! YUM!! Just went to the nearby lake and had a nice evening! :) Sadly, tho this weather with not be around much longer as the summer is quickly approaching.

All this talk of weather does have a point tho. What is up with people driving down the street in convertables..and the windows up??? Ummm..hello your top is down..the windows are not going to protect you from the wind. LOL I have seen that everywhere this past few days! People driving their wonderful convertables with the windows up!'s quite a sight.

Anyhoo, hope everyone is having some nice weather too! :) No worries tho, I have been stitching at night...on a gift for a to come soon! :)

Have a good one!

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X

Well yes I do! *Gasp* But more on that in a minute! First let me say a Howdy do to all my friends in Blogging land. I hope you are all having a great weekend and getting some good stitching done! :) I I actually have an update of Happy Everything! *shock* LOL I have offically caught up with the months now as the next kitty is the Fourth of July no more doing New Years kitty in March..LOL (long story) Anyhoo, here is the latest photo taken today:

So on to was a very nice day!! T and I got out into the world today and just had a nice lesiurely drive up to the 'burg. Yes it is a codename for a city..LOL Anyhoo, we went out to lunch..and he even treated me to a craft store! YAY!! Just got some things for making fobs (which none of you are buying...*taps foot*) LOL and a few more surprises for my exchange partner. :) Need to get that package out here soon as it's a tad bit late...but I've alerted my no worries! Hakuna Mata. But it was a great day..and the sun was shining so I got wind blown hair (from the car windows being down) and a car arm tan..(when you put one arm up on the window sill to rest). :) So here's to a quiet night of TV watching and stitching.

Now to buisness..the SBQ and the Booking Through Thursday questions of the week!


Lately, it seems that many stitching bloggers have experienced a loss of their stitching mojo. Have you ever lost your stitching mojo? If so, how did you get it back and how long did it take?

As you all know by reading this blog, I often lose my stitching mojo. It's mainly due to burnout from either Christmas ornaments or signifcant amount of deadline stitching back to back. When this happens, I do two gripe about it to my friends, family etc as I have always been taught that talking things out make them better. However, I'm sure they get sick of it after a while! LOL Two, I'll go through my stash, magazines, kits etc to find something to light the spark back in my stitching lantern. If that doesn't work, I'll look at finishes and be like I can do that. Otherwise, the best way to get rid of to just sit down, shutup and STITCH! LOL


Have you ever stumbled on a reading and found the author so charming you started reading their books? Or, have you ever met a formerly favorite author and stopped reading their works because of how they treated their fans?

I can answer this question with a simple no on both fronts. In college, our English professors would often have local authors come to visit our classes and I was would always get them to sign the book. :) But their actual readings, always seem to interfere with another class so I never went. :( Plus living in a smallish town, there aren't that many opportunities to go hear authors read/speak.

Okie dokie everyone! Go out and enjoy the rest of your weekend! I am!

Happy Stitchin!!

X Stitch X

da da de dum good to me...! Sorry random..had that song stuck in my head! LOL Howdy do blogging world! Hope everyone had a good weekend and a Happy Mother's day! We had a quiet weekend spent just lounging around and stitching or reading. It was nice. :) Anyhoo, today was errand day so I'm pretty tired but I wanted to share with you a new blog I found...well it came from my friend SnowPrincipessa. She always has such great little fun things to do and today is no exception. She has put a link to this blog: MondayMadness. Hehe..can't tell I like questionnaires can you?? Anyhoo, enjoy!

Here is today's entry:

Fill in the blanks...

1. If I could change ONE thing from this past weekend, it would be ________.
2. One of my favoriet recipes includes ________.
3. If things don't go as originally planned, I tend to ________.
4. My daily routine is very ________.
5. The one television show I will probably miss, since the season is coming to an end, is ________.
6. I have a calendar hanging/sitting on my ________.
7. I'm really ________ about changing the calendar when the day/month changes.

My Answers:

1. that I got more laundry done.
2. peanut butter
3. go with the flow
4. unplanned
5. Boston Legal
6. on top of my refridgerator
7. diligent! If you read have been tagged to do this questionnaire as well!

Have a great day!

Happy STitchin!!

X Stitch X

Howdy do bloggers! Just a quick little entry before I go and do some more work on Happy Everything! :) I'm in a major mode to just stitch and stitch on it. LOL So have to strike while the iron is they say. Anyhoo, upon looking at some new blogs today to see what the rest of the world is up to, I stumbled upon a new Stitchy Question blog. YAY fun!! I love answering questions..makes conversation much the hardest part is coming up with the answer..not the topic. LOL

Here is the website I am referring to:StitcherMeme and the question:

What projects are you dying to start? Which would you start today if you "allowed" yourself?

This is a very simple answer. CRANE"S PARADISE!!! I have everything ready and raring to go, but it's all in one bag and has YET to be started!! Everytime I get ready to start it, I see Happy Everything laying next to it and feel guilty. This usually results in me working on HE and putting Crane back down. *sigh* Soon...I hope! LOL

Alright...have a good rest of Saturday everyone! *HUGS*

Happy Stitchin!!

X Stitch X

Howdy do bloggers! Just squeaking this entry in the last few moments of Friday. LOL Had a good today, didn't do very much but stitching. YAY! Worked on HE so I'll have another update pic here soon. Hopefully, it'll look like I actually stitched on it this time. LOL I still don't think I've accomplished much but I'm sure you will beg to differ. :) Anyhoo, hope everyone had a great Friday! Here is the SBQ for the week: Enjoy!!

"When you stitch from a kit and use the supplied floss do you have leftovers? If so, how much and what do you do with them? If not, do you usually have just enough or do you have to dig into your stash to finish?"

Hmmm...honestly I haven't stitched an actual kit in a while. However, I do often have floss left over. As to what I do with it, it usually goes into a plastic container where it collects until one day an idea will strike me as to what to do with it. LOL Mostly tho, I convert it into friendship bracelets for friends. It's usually about the right link, so it works perfectly. :) I do have to say though that the majority of the leftover floss is either black or the darker colors of the kit. I don't know why but that's what's mainly in the container. LOL Go figure..hehe.

Have a great rest of the day!

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X

Howdy do blogging world! Well, you know how sometimes in life you map out your direction with the clear cut goal of reaching your destination? That didn't happen to me today. LOL I had every intention of spending the day washing the kitchen floor and then stitching for the rest of the afternoon. However, once I got down Cinderella style on the floor, I noticed the cupboards were looking a bit grimey and then the countertops..and well you get the idea. LOL So no stitching today...but some much needed cleaning was done instead. Overall it was a productive day...just decided to take a left instead of a right on my map. LOL

Hope everyone had a great Wednesday! :)

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X

Howdy do bloggers! I'm still here! LOL Bet you thought I had gone back under a rock, huh? LOL No sorry, just took some time off from the puter to get some much needed housework and other stuff done. Sometimes you just have to "ground" yourself away from the puter especially with the amount of time I spend on it. LOL Sadly, during this time there wasn't any stitching accomplished but I got other things accomplished. Most importantly, I think I'm nearly all caught up on sending packages/letters and postcards that I promised people! LOL YAY!!! I do apologize for all of those that have been waiting for things from me...there is no excuse in my tardiness just well...I got overwhelmed. :/

Anyhoo, so probably tomorrow I will sit down with Cd player in my ears blaring music, Happy Everything and reward myself to a day of stitching. :) Of course, that's after I throw in a load of laundry and wash the kitchen floor...LOL A woman's work is never done...LOLOLOLOL

Happy Stitchin!!

X Stitch X

Oh..duh..update...I'm feeling 100 percent better! Just had to let the sickies take their course..and they knocked me down for a good day and half...but I'm just dandy now!! Rip roarin ready to go! LOLOL

Howdy do everyone! As you can see I'm two days late with this weeks SBQ *hangs head in shame*. Just haven't posted in a while due to not feeling like it. Allergies are driving me nuts! I don't take anything as it's just one type of plant that thankfully doesn't last that long, but for a few days every Spring...ugh. Hit by a truck anyone!?! Anyhoo, so not much stitching has been done but I am glad to say that I managed to add a butterfly button on the LK freebie. It needed a little something...hehe. So now I have to finish it..and put it in the exchange package that's due next week. :) Going to go to the craft store this weekend to see if I can add a few things...I've got quite a lot but I always have the problem of is it enough? Of course, 9 times out of 10 when people get my packages, they are overwhelmed but I'm never sastified. LOL

On to the Stitchy Bloggers Question:

Do you or have you stitched with over-dyed threads? (Weeks Dye Works, The Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Six Strand Sweets, etc.) If so, what is your opinion concerning them? If not, why not?

No offense but this is a duh question for me. LOL I ALWAYS use overdyed threads though I have only washed a project using overdyed threads once...and well I made a new fashion statement..let's say! LOL It was using WDW Celebration..and let's just say I wasn't celebrating! LOL But yes, I do use overdyes all the time. Mainly I use, SSS ( Six Strand Sweets ), Carrie's Threads and some others. I don't like GAST at all!! Feels like cardboard so I won't use them. Bleech! :P Hope that answers the question! Hehe...

Alright..well I'm going to go lie down and sleep off the rest of my allergies here...I'll be fine in a day! :)

Have a great day!

X Stitch X

Howdy do blogging world! Hope everyone is doing alright! So..why the lack in posts..well simply this..I've been stitching!! *GASP* Imagine that! LOL The mojo has returned! YAY! I just picked up some fabric, a freebie and some threads..and just sat down to stitch. Believe it or not it came I started to care what colors I had picked..and made several changes. LOL It was a good feeling! :) Anyhoo, here is the end result: Hello Spring Freebie by Lizzie Kate

The fabric is 14ct Aida I believe that I dyed with lime koolaid. The picture doesn't really show that..but it is lime green! LOL

Anyhoo, since I finished that..I thought I"d share the latest update of Happy Everything too! It's coming along nicely...this was the few stitches I put in while I was on my vacay! :)

So here's hoping the mojo stays with me as May is a BIG birthday month!!! Whew..speaking of which..why amm I on the puter...I need to be making birthday presents!! LOL

Have a good one!

Happy Stitchin!

X Stitch X