Tuesday, September 30, 2008
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there will be over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer this year in the U.S. Breast cancer is the second deadliest cancer in women (behind lung cancer). Women can and do survive breast cancer but early detection, awareness and treatment is important. More information can be found on this sites.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I am actually making some progress on Little House Neighborhood by Little House Needleworks and I'm really enjoying it. My first house is almost complete as you can see. I substituted Wood Smoke by GAST for DMC 3032 and Maple Syrup by GAST for DMC 3790.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I originally stitched these Lizzie*Kate Stamps back in 2005 and finally got around to having them finished. As you can see my friend Liz did a spectacular job finishing them into a gorgeous quilted bell pull. She chose the fabrics to highlight the floss colors I used and did a wonderful job matching them up. I am just thrilled beyond words with what she accomplished. THANK YOU Liz, you rock girl!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I didn't get as much stitching done during my vacation as I anticipated but I think I made a good dent in it since we arrived home on Wednesday. I am totally in an ornament mood at the moment so these were fun to to.
Joyful Blessings by Blue Ribbon Designs
Dove (Christmas Past) by Prairie Schooler
Snappy Sampler by Bent Creek
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Prior to our trip I discovered the b.a. Sweetie Candy Company in Cleveland. It claimed to be the largest candy store in the USA so I knew I just had to check it out. It was indeed an incredible store and I was able to buy some sugar-free candy. As you can see my daughter was quite thrilled to see their PEZ display, she's been collecting them for a long time.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I celebrated my 53rd birthday while on vacation. It all started with some beautiful cards and gifts from the gals in Ohio...Renee, Nancy and Lauren. I got a beautiful photo album, a cute floss ring, and some gorgeous fabrics (no pictures yet as I had the items shipped).
While in Cleveland I had dinner with my best friends from high school who treated us to a great meal at the Texas Roadhouse. The following evening I was surprised by my siblings with a small party with more gifts and the most delicious cake. Pictures of that evening are posted to:
Thursday, September 11, 2008
We had the first reunion for our branch of the family on Sunday, August 31st. It was the first time in almost 8 years that we were all together in one place. My sister flew in from Florida while we came in from California. If you'd like to see more pictures than please go to.
Milly, Lauren, Nancy & Renee
We met up with the gals in Ohio for a wonderful breakfast at a restaurant called First Watch. Afterwards we did a bit of stashing at Cross My Heart in Columbus.
USA Squared by Lizzie Kate
Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle by Lizzie Kate
Autumn Harvest by JBW
A Very Merry Autumn by JBW
French Country Bunny by JBW
God Bless You by Bent Creek
Ocean Treasures by Who Knew
Come Gather by Katidad Designs
Gifts for Renee, Nancy, and Lauren (aka Sassy)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Hubby and I are finally home from our trip to the Midwest. It's always great visiting family and doing fun things but after almost two weeks away it sure is nice to be back in our own home. We left Columbus, Ohio at 6:40 AM (that's 3:40AM California time!). The plane ride from Minneapolis was bumpy and sometimes downright scary that I wanted to kiss the ground at the San Jose Airport. LOL!
We got home and barely put the luggage down and then ran out to Safeway to restock the fridge and cupboards. Don't think we're going to venture very far till we have to return to work on Monday.
I have plenty of pictures and stories to share so come back and visit my blog if you're interested.