Sunday, January 31, 2010
I tried the new (well new for me) windows live writer when I tried an early post. I was sure I used the paragraph button but when I posted the entry it was one long post. It didn't show like that in the preview. I'll have to play with it some more.
Here are some pics I took yesterday of my son out shovel and my fur baby playing in the snow.
I tried to take a picture of the moon this evening as it was so bright in the sky however my picture taking skills are not the best and this was the best I could get.
I'll update my cross stitch Cute as a Button tomorrow. When I get more stitched.
One of my New Years resolutions was when I started a blog I was going to blog every day and do the Post a Photo every day challenge. Well I took a few pictures yesterday of my son and dog out in the snow but when I tried to log onto the internet last night I was unable.
So although it wasn’t really my fault I still feel bad. So today I’m posting two entries. This short little rant and then another one later this evening.
I’m also trying out the window live writer which is suppose to post right to my blog without having to log into blogger. So this is sort of a test post.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Prepare planter for potting
I then spent the remainder of the day cleaning up the potting soil. Wow who knew that potting soil could get up and walk. I thought I had it contained to the kitchen but when I went down the hall I found traces of soil going from the kitchen to down the hallway, into the bedroom and into the bathroom. I'm blaming the dog...lol; as I didn't even go to those places while I was re-potting.
I didn't get any stitching done today but I have high hopes for this evening and tomorrow. I have plans to do nothing tomorrow. Lets see how that goes.
Took some pictures this morning of the snow that we received over night. It wasn't much but at least it some snow. We are suppose to get a few more centimeters this evening. I'm hoping!!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Here he is waiting for mom to make it up the hill
You would think looking at this next picture that field was huge and went right up to the trees in the background. However there is a 4 lane highway between the field and the line of trees in the background.
Here's the highway. It's never usually this quite. It's only because we were up and out early (well early for me) after morning traffic.
Picture of Pottle's Lake which is one of the major sources of drinking water for our town and surrounding communities. This is only one section of the lake. It's a pretty large lake.
Once we got home Ozzy needed a bath as he was covered in mud. He fell through an icy puddle and got his legs and stomach covered in water and muck.
I think I found my next cross stitch project. I wanted to do some kind of English cottage but I found this pattern instead and really liked them. Just hope I have to the skill level to do them justice.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I cleaned up my craft room a bit (needs alot more work) and while I don't have much stash in the line of thread I did find a number of cross stitch kits that I didn't know that I had; which was a lovely surprise. Not to mention the hundreds of knitting, plastic canvas and cross stitch magazines that I have. I love English cottages so I'm looking for a pattern for my next cross stitch project when I done the Cute as a Button.
Here are some of the kits I found today while cleaning.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
It was a very windy/rainy day here today but extremely mild. Once again no snow. According to the forecast on the radio we might get some snow on the weekend. I'm hoping!!! Didn't get any stitching done as I was doing housework and celebrating.
A picture taken from the window out on the street. I was trying to get the rain. It rained so hard at times it was like snow was falling. I didn't get the picture I wanted but here is a pic of the street.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Mom is cooking a turkey tomorrow for dinner (Kyle's favorite) hopefully we won't lose our power in the storm. Rain and wind storm that is. When are we ever going to get some snow!!!
Did some stitching on my Cute as a Button today. Which I'll update. Wondering how I'm going to finish this ornament once it's done. After reading different blogs and looking at pictures and seeing how other people finish their projects I realized once again that I have no idea what I'm doing...lol.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
After all that hard work (lol) it was time for a nap. Back and leg are still killing me hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I love TV on Saturday night. PBS has 2 hrs of British comedies on. Which I find extremely funny. My new favorite is My Family. I watched it last week and I must have looked like a nutter. I had tears coming down my face, I couldn't catch my breath I was laughing that hard. Hopefully it will be as good this week.
Friday, January 22, 2010
It was a productive trip as I was able to pick up some things for Kyle and I was able to get my two favorite craft magazines -- Cross Stitcher and The World of Cross Stitching.
Watched the Canadian Hope for Haiti and now watching Hope for Haiti. The stories are so heart breaking and so many children are now orphans. I have been teary-eyed for at least 2 hrs now and there is another 1 1/2 left.
Pic of the day -- Ozzy. He was up to something when I caught him but I haven't figured out what.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
So I'm not a big TV fan but my all time favorite show is on this evening after a 6 week hiatus. I love the CW's Supernatural. I'm a sci-fi junkie and cannot wait for this evenings show.
Was able to get a little stitching done today. Here's my progress on Cute as a Button as of today.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
My son worked days today so I was able to get some housework done that I was neglecting while he was sleeping because he usually works backshift. So I wasn't able to get much done on my Cute as a Button.
We are suppose to get a snow storm this evening. It just started snowing so I took a few pics. Hopefully there will be more of the white stuff tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So I just start cross stitching last year after having created many items using plastic canvas and I was hooked.
Here is a picture of my second attempt at cross stitching. My first was a small butterfly that my mom claimed.
Another closer pic.
Started a smaller project cross decoration today. Will post some pictures tomorrow.
Monday, January 18, 2010
My son is always complaining that I never bake and when I do bake he says it is never has good as his grandmothers (my mom). So I found a box of Duncan Hines cookie mix. Just add 1 egg and 1 tbsp butter, stir and bake. Well I didn't get 16 cookies and they certainly don't look like the box.
Okay so mine definitely don't look like the box but they taste good.