Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A little show and tell time

It is hard to believe that it is Wednesday already. I feel like the week has just started - hope it slows down just a little for we are not ready for the summer vacation to end quite yet. Well, I have some stitching things I want to show you.

First, I saw on the Ornament Swap blog that Conny received the ornament I stitched for her - so, I get to show you the little snow man:
Snowman from Just CrossStitch Ornament Edition 2003 

 I had to "borrow" the photo Conny took and posted on the Ornament Swap blog because the one I took before I sent it to her is on another computer, which one of the boys is playing on. I am so happy to hear that it reached her ok and that she liked it. I had fun stitching it and finishing it (almost kept it for The next Ornament Swap recipient is cool is that?

The other thing I want to share with you is the Eat, Sleep, Stitch sampler that I have been working on. Here is where it is now:
(Above) - the top 1/2 of the sampler
(above) - the bottom 1/2 of the sampler
I think that I am just about done...but I feel that I need to do "something" on either side of the initial/date band, but haven't figured out what that "something" is yet. I know that I will figure it out - sometimes these things come to me while I sleep :)

In the mail today, I received my Annual Halloween Issue of Just CrossStitch - the Halloween ornaments on the cover are so cute. I haven't had a chance to sit down and look through it yet, but I am planning to later this evening.

Aside from the stitching news, the other interesting thing that has happened in our household is we now have 3 working laptops (one laptop is an old IBM ThinkPad we received 7 years ago from a company DH use to work for, one we purchased and one is on loan to us until November). The reason for the excitement is because DH found a way to get rid of those horrible computer viruses which attacked one computer a year ago (once it was "sick" we put it on a shelf in a closet, thinking that it was gone for good) and the loaner over the weekend. He figured out how to rid the loaner and then decided to see if he could resurrect the old IBM...and he did! Which was really exciting because it was the one that I used while spinning on the stationary I feel that I am back in business - - - Happy Day are Here Again...ok, it is the little things in life that put a smile on my face :)

That is about all from our house hold...hope you are having a good week! Until next time, remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!


Natasha said...

what a cute ornament! Snowmen are the cutest. Your sampler is coming along nicley I love your touches you added on.

Take Care oh and the pickles were so yummy, one jar is gone and now I only have one left :( I wont be going back home for another year maybe I can convince my dad to ship me some LOL
Take Care

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

It is funny what can put a smile on our faces when we least expect it. Congrats and now you can spin with a smile hey, that's two burning factors working for you at once.
Be always in stitches.

Shannon said...

The snowman ornament is adorable!

Pumpkin said...

That little snowman is just TOO cute! I'm going to have to stitch him up too :o)

Love what you're doing with your sampler Lisa.

Elaine said...

Aww that little Snowman is so darling Lisa. I love how you finished it off.
Your sampler is also looking fab.

Carolyn NC said...

SM is soo cute! SL looks great - nice progress, too. Glad you were able to oust your viruses!

Lisa V said...

He is a rather cute snowman Lisa!
I dont know what I will be stitching for you yet in the ornie swap, I had better start looking through and seeing what grabs me, time is rolling along and it wont be long before posting time.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That snowman ornie is super cute! What fun colours in your sampler!