Sunday, February 28, 2010
Yesterday it snowed all day and night. Woke up this morning to snow covering everything. It was perfect for snowballs. Not good for shoveling, very wet and heavy. One good thing about a snow storm is you can get some stitching and reading done. Finished my first book by Joanne Fluke, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder and I enjoyed it very much.
Picture of our snow cover street this morning at 7 am after the snow plow went by
Picture of my son shovel a path for himself on his way down to get the snow blower from my dad.
Here's an update on my latest WIP - Achoo
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I'm sitting here watching Survivor. I usually don't watch Survivor because I'm watching my fav tv show Supernatural and Vampire Dairies but they are repeats so I'm giving Survivor a try. Besides the physical aspect of the show which I could never do; I would never be able to handle all the lying. I'm terrible at lying everyone says that I smile if I try to lie so that would a be a dead give away. But I think the worst part is that they can be so mean to each other. I understand it's a game but still -- wow!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Yesterday we woke up to snow. Not very much (less then 5 cm) and it's almost all gone now but it was so pretty as the snow was stuck to the trees. These are two pictures of some of the trees in our backyard.
Picture of a neighbors house and tree laden with snow
I have been able to do some stitching on my latest project but it's still really hard to tell what it is. My Dad saw it and asked if I was stitching something "adult in nature" and then suggested a candle...lol. Showed him the picture and all I got was an Ohh.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I did manage to get the house work done that I wanted to do and was able to go for a nice walk. It was mild here today great for getting outside. Plus I managed to get some stitching done. All in all I had a great day.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Accomplished absolutely nothing today. Didn't even cook dinner. Went down my mom's for dinner (steak and potatoes -- the way to my dad's heart). Dad I spent most of my visit driving my mom crazy discussing how you don't have to be human to buy a lotto ticket. There is nothing in the rules. Ya I know, dad and I are insane.
Hope everyone had a good day!!!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Did some stitching on my newest project today. I find the light colors hard to work with. I'm trying to do all the "colors" first before I start doing white on white.
Here's a picture of my orts for the last month. I was late getting started with this project so there isn't much in the jar.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I did manage to do some stitching between naps. It's hard to stitch when it seems that the paper and canvas are moving...lol.
How terrible is it that I'm off to have another nap (after napping all day) before Supernatural comes on.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
After coming home from the doctors with another new prescription, I got myself ready to start a new cross stitch pattern. I'm doing Achoo from Dimension. I tried taking a picture of the picture. Hope it turns out. I checked this pattern out first from my stash and there are no fractionals -- yeah!!!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This is my 3rd finish and the first finish for 2010. Although it's just a small pattern I'm kinda proud of myself because it's the first time I did fractionals and used beads and I think I did okay. Now to find something else to work on.
Monday, February 8, 2010
My to do list today included:
Shopping/looking for flooring
look for beads
work on cute as button
find a jar for the 2010 Totally Useless Sal
take Ozzy for a walk
wipe down kitchen counters and appliances
I got everything done except for cleaning the kitchen. There is always tomorrow.
So I'm trying to post a picture a day. Well I didn't post yesterday (Superbowl party) but I did remember to take a picture or two of the bit of snow that was falling last night. It was so quiet out on the street last night when I took these pictures. You could almost hear the snow falling very peaceful. Helps that there wasn't any wind and it wasn't that cold.
I'm not really good at French knots yet so I decided to try and use beads for eyes on my cute as a button. I think they turned out okay.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I did manage to finish off my knitted IPod cosy/purse. It's great for walking I can put my house key and my IPod in it and that's it. This is the 3rd one I have made but it's the only one that I got to keep for myself.
I also did some back stitching on my Cute as a Button project. I just have a few things left to finish stitching.
Friday, February 5, 2010
It seems Facebook has changed it layout again. I just got used to the last round of changes that they made and now they have gone and changed it again. ARGH!!!! I'm not much of a Facebook person. I do like it to keep in touch with family.
Since I'm trying to post a pic a day. I forgot to do it so I just took a picture of Ozzy. Usually he is a willing subject, tonight however I had to chase him around the house to get a picture.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Did a bit of stitching on my Cute as a Button. It doesn't seem like I'm getting any where with it but with my back and legs I can only sit for short periods of time before I need to get up and change positions so for me stitching for hours might only be a short period of time.
LOST the other night was great. Unfortunately it just added to the list of questions instead of answering them but it was still a great show. Tonight is Supernatural another favorite.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Since I wasn't feeling well and it was sort of a miserable day my thoughts turned to traveling and one of my all time favorite places is the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavarian Alps of Germany. I have always wanted to go there.
As I'm checking my emails, I find a post to a blog http://shelleysartsyfartsylife.blogspot.com/ where she has finished this pattern in cross stitch (I'm so jealous..lol). I now have to go on a search mission for this pattern or one like it.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I know I said that I only baked if it came out of a can, box or bag but I do make Raisin Buns. It was my great-great grandmother's recipe and I have been making them since I could reach the cupboard. I made them today and because we are on a health kick I switched the cup of sugar for a cup of Splenda. They certainly smelled good and they tasted good but I find they have an after taste from the Splenda. I'm going back to the cup of sugar next time. My son got to the pan before I was able to get a picture of the full pan. He just about burnt his lips off...lol.
Did a bit more stitching on my cute as a button.
I'm off to watch LOST!!!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
I'm not really much of a cook or a baker but I can make good homemade soup. Today I made Heart Lasagna Soup. Here's a copy of the recipe
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
3 1/2 cups Beef Broth (Regular, 50% Less Sodium or Certified Organic)
1 can (14 .5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
1 1/2 cups uncooked mafalda or corkscrew-shaped pasta
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook the beef, onion, garlic and parsley in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, or until it's well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat.
- Stir the broth, tomatoes and Italian seasoning in the saucepan and heat to a boil.
- Stir the pasta in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Stir in the cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.
I also got some more stitching done on my Cute as a Button ornament. I'm hoping to get some more done on it this evening while watching Castle. It's another favorite show. Usually I only like sci-fi tv shows but I love the character Castle. One minute he can be like a child but when he comes to dealing with his daughter he turns into this great dad.