Saturday, January 20, 2007

Lots to show yinz guys!

Okay, we all can agree that pay day is a good thing.....but you want to know what is even better? When the bank you take your check to is two doors down from the cross stitch shop. (if there was a yarn shop across the street also, I'd be in BIG trouble) Anyway, the magnetic forces that control the universe, pulled me into the shop after I cashed my check....I tried to stop them but it was useless. So reluctantly I entered.....Donna, the shop owner, knows me by name (of course) so I looked for something to buy....just felt like buying something. So I came up with this....

The two magazines were only $ .25 each and there was at least one pattern in each I liked.
The reason for the fireman's prayer was that I would like to do two cross stitches for some wonderful people (whose name I shall not mention in case they read this). One would be this prayer and the other would be this truck.......

A lady at work gave me a copy of this one. Now I'm not needing to finish either till like next Christmas, but it never hurts to be prepared, right?
Today, I went to JoAnn Fabrics and got this nice stash. (thought I didn't crochet or knit anymore didn't ya....WRONG!!)

Sweetie Man's daughter will be leaving for Afghanastan next week and when asked what she would like us to send her homemade, she said slippers and blankets. I got one slipper done.

I plan on making about three pairs in different shades she requested. This pattern is so easy....it's Bev's Quick and Easy Slippers. I love them and have made a few pairs already for myself and others. She requested certain colors as you can see. The fleece will be made into a blanket somewhat like I did when I crocheted this one for Project Linus....
Going back to cross stitch, did you ever look for anything in your house and became obsessed with finding it just cause you know it's somewhere in the house whether you need it or not right now? I did with this pattern book...

I knew I had it and I truly could not find it on the internet except for one lady on ebay. It has these cute little egg ornaments that are cross stitched. The book is dated from 1990 and I think there was another one also, but I never saw it.
In the process of looking for the egg book I came across this cross stitch I started 14 or 15 years ago.

Isn't precious.....especially now since my son is 19 years old. I will finish it someday just cause it's so sweet.
Oh, and I also got the backing for the Kitty List flat fold finishing.

Thank you so much to all of you who hooked me up with a site on the "how to's"! Can't wait to do it. I'll post the pics of the finished product.

This next cross stitch wasn't on my to do list, but I got it last year and I've always wanted to finish it. I don't know about you but I usually like to have a few projects going at one time that way I don't get bored. I felt like working on something small last night so I picked this up and stitched a bit.

And look what I got in the mail from Paperback Swap. (see sidebar) I forgot I had this on my wish list over there and it came up. Just a bunch of feel-good stories.

Oh, and not to completely freak you out...BUT we caught another mouse. This one wasn't so full of blood and guts.....I think the trap broke his butt!

Well, I think I've bored you enough so I'm going go do something crafty and wait for the chili and corn bread to be done that the Sweetie Man is cooking up now (the house smells delish!) Hoped you enjoyed all my stuff......so till next time, yinz guys.....(don't forget those comments....not too much time left for the Blogiversary Contest!)

19 Comments:

Deneen said...

So many books, not enough time. I blew a wad at the craft store today also........no end

stitcherw said...

Loved all the pictures, and the fabric you found to use for the Kitty flatfold is perfect. The crossstitch Easter eggs look like they will be very pretty. Enjoy your new stash and the chili and cornbread (that sounds really good).
Sue

Sue said...

Wow, stash, knitting, mice. You cover everything. Love the slippers. The piece you started with what are, I'm assuming, your son's hand prints must be finished. Some day you can give that to HIS son :). Love the fabric you picked for your flat fold too.

Alexis said...

Cute stuff!!!!

Dipsy said...

Yummy, what a heap of goodies you got! All these books look so highly interesting, and I adore the cross stitch truck!

Mimi said...

I wasnt bored yet, its fun to see a lot of pics ;)
I love to look at cross-stitch projects and I also have several magazines and a book with lovely little projects. But I have not done much, nor attempted to make anything big yet.

Vonna said...

Looks like you've been busy! GL to your sweeties daughter :)

Moze said...

Tell Sweetie Man's daughter to be careful out there!

Sue said...

Wow! Where do I start? Everything looks super, Lucy. It's so nice of you to make all the goodies for your semi-DIL. You're a real sweetheart. I'm sure she will appreciate the slippers and blanket.

BTW, the Michael's here is right next to the grocery store!!

andi said...

The socks you're making are so cool. I bet she'll love them. Neat stitchy projects. You find the neatest stuff. And last and least.. my the mousey butt r.i.p.

Name: Vicki said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I get the feeling we're a lot alike! If you have found a sweet man who also cooks, hang on to him with all your might! Love your work! Don;t you love finding patterns for $.25?! The Hobby Lobby near me had A LOT of cross-stitch booklets and leaflets for sell dirt cheap and I bought almost all they had! They cost from $.25 to $1.25 each. I had so much fun that day! Well, come back to visit my blogs real often!

Mary Ann said...

Hi Lucy, I found your blog reading comments on another blog :-) and thought I would pop in and say HI! You did acquire some nice new stash--you can't beat 25 cents for stash!!

kansas crochet mom said...

looks great! i love the yarn stash.

Karla said...

I'm so jealous that you got that Knit Lit book! But then maybe it's not on MY Wishlist...I'd better go put it on there. :)

I love those $.25 finds, don't you? There's nothing like paying only a quarter for great stuff! I LOVED the Red Hat Lady cross-stitch on the cover of one of your cross-stitch magazines.

Oh, and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I love when people stop to say "Hey! I was here!" or whatever else they feel like saying. :)

Maria said...

Lucy you sure have been busy. Nice stash you just acquired. Love the yarn and the cross-stitching books. I used to do so much x-s and switched to crochet...I can finish a project so much faster now...LOL
I'm looking forward to seeing your finished Fire Truck!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love your blog! thanks for your comments on mine! You keep pretty busy I see!

Sally said...

Wow that's some good stash there Lucy! Never find bargains like over here but then again I don't live anywhere near a good needlework store. I can dream! LOL!

ollie1976 said...

looks like you've been busy!
-Jen

Sydney said...

Wow you've been busy, or at least you will be. :) You've got some nice stuff there. Those cross stitch easter eggs are cute!