Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lots to Show 'n Tell....

Hey, yinz guys......HAPPY SPRING!!!!!! Woo-hoo...my favorite season!!!! I realize the temps go up and down these days and snow flurries are sometimes in the air...but we are heading in the right direction!!!!
Next a BIG YIPPEE YAHOO for Kare's puppy, Sadie who is going to be A-OK!!!! She has one expensive female part tho...(Sadie that is...not Kare!) but she'll be back to normal soon!!!! We were all pulling for ya, Sadie, girl!!!!
Next (see I told ya I had alot)....my weight ticker is back in action as you can see! The Sweetie Man has a "man surgery" coming up and he has to drop a few to have it or the doc won't do it and the surgery is a MUST....SOOOOOO....I'm in with him on the weight loss bandwagon....35-40 for each of us. (plus we'll both look awesome at my nephew's upcoming wedding!) We started on Monday with lo-cal and lots of walking...so far so good! Wish us luck!!! I'll post my progress on Mondays. (join in if you like)
I know it looks like I'm doing alot but not really...I just don't post everyday. Here's some pics of what I've been up too.....
First off, two edgings for Project Linus blankets...

I still love doing these. I'm not doing them as fast as I ought to. Remember when I told you my PL coordinator gave me a bunch of fleece to edge? Well, if I was home more, I would be whipping them out left and right...so easy and so much fun to see the results.

Next, as you know the Sweetie Man's daughter is serving in Afghanistan in the Army. We are very proud of her. We got this care package together with the blanket and slippers I showed you awhile back done in cami yarn but we couldn't resist adding these little goodies for an Easter surprise.
Introducing CAMI BUNNY....


and CAMI CHICK...

How cute are those! The Bunny holds jelly beans or whatever and the Chick holds a plastic egg with candy. You may remember the Bunny from a post I did last year but in pastel yarn colors. Every year I manage to have to make a few of these and I end up asking people for milk jugs to do them. You would think I would cut the plastic for them all year...duh!! Anyway, we are also sending her some candy and a couple of books. Her husband is in the army also but is in North Carolina. Don't worry, we are sending him something too. They are newlyweds and had to be separated for about a year. She's in a safer area working inside so that's good thing. Hope she likes the gifts! Please keep her and all of our brave men and women serving our country always in your prayers.

I had a secret project I was working on that I can tell you about now. It's a cross stitch of Pittsburgh's Gateway Clipper Majestic that cruises the three rivers here. If you are a regular of my blog you probably remember that the Sweetie Man and I had three cruises last year on it, one being on my 50th Birthday. Well, for Valentines' Day (tho he got it late) I did a cross stitch of the boat with the dates we went last year on cruises. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

He loved it!!! I ended up giving it to him at the end of February tho...a little late. The cross stitch store periodically gets patterns of scenic areas in Pittsburgh. I've done for my brother's family the Pittsburgh skyline, one of the inclines that go up Mt. Washington and the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. I did them very long ago before the onset of digital cameras but next time I'm at their house, if she still has them hanging on the wall, I'll take a pic of them. I would like to redo them for my house but I can't seem to find the incline one and the store no longer carries it. Someone locally just basically drew them out but they were very detailed and nice.

I also did a cross stitch for the Great Bookmark Exchange.
I actually got this on online...check out this pattern. Very cute...very easy. I'm sorta in a bookmark kick lately. I managed to get yet another cross stitch bookmark book and these two gems after the tax money came in.

The Egyptian one I may make something for my sister who just came back from her dream vacation in Egypt. (shhhhh) Some very colorful things in there. I'm personally not into Egyptology (?) but I'm always on the lookout for future gifts. The sampler book.....well I just love old sampler patterns and reproduction patterns. The older the better. If I had the money, I'd probably collect them.
Well, I think I gave yinz guys enough to chew on for a day or so. Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my previous post. I hope you enjoyed that short video...I must have watched it five times! Well, it's off to make a pot of Hot Dog Soup and then to the Idol results show! What???? You don't remember my Hot Dog Soup recipe...well, by golly, here it is....

One package hot dogs cooked and sliced into bite size pieces.
One can of baked beans
One can of bean and bacon soup and one can of water
One can of cheddar cheese soup and one can of water
About 3 potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked
Put it all in a pot till it 's good and hot.....serve with a side salad or fresh bread.
(don't forget to take some "Beano" afterward unless you live alone!)

Till tomorrow, yinz crazy guys........

20 Comments:

stitcherw said...

You have been a very busy lady, what a wonderful bunch of finishes. I can see why he loved his boat picture, very nice. Also, the camo chick and bunny are adorable, I'm sure she'll love them.

Good luck on the weight loss. I needed to lose about 30 or so pounds. We started a weight watchers at work program about 6 weeks ago, and so far I've lost about 8. So, with 22 or so more to go, I'll be keeping you company. :)
Sue

Sue said...

Wow! You've been one busy lady! Lots of cute stuff there. Hey, I have that Egyptian cross stitch book! I'm making the box cover thingy. You are your sweetie man are just so darn sweet together!

Deneen said...

Busy, busy, busy-love all the FO's and the camo bunny and chick are super thoughtful.

Love the Beano comment too!

sydney said...

Look how busy you've been. Your cross stitch boat pic and bookmark are very nice.

Annie's craft corner said...

Lucy what a great job you have done with all of your crafts. Hot dog soup oh my that one is different I may just have to try it here.

Vonna said...

Boy thats a lot of crafting you've been doing whether you post daily or weekly!

ollie1976 said...

LOL-love the Cami animals!
The bookmark looks great.
Good luck with the weight loss!

Robin said...

Lucy; Love your finishes! The treats you are sending to your sm's daughter are so cute. I love the camo design and the comments reguarding the hot dog soup cracked me up. I think if I ate it I would be "voted off the island" for sure although it sounds so good. Your are so right about what is important at different stages of our lives. I had a very limited idea of success when I was 20 then now in my mid-forties. Having an autistic child really changes your perspective on life as well as life experience.

Would your daughter like a care package from a stranger? Let me know. I was going to send some out(my nephew is in the Marines) so it would be no problem. Take care,
Robin

Netter said...

Goodness, you are one busy camper. I want to wish you good luck and success on your weightloss plan. I need to do that too. Sigh....now I feel guilty for not walking to day.

I love the bunny and the chicken....so cute. Are they hard? Where can I find directions for them. Also, quick question about the edging on the fleece....How do you make such little holes to bind on to? Do you just use scissors or do you have a special process?

OK, I have to go walk now. I can't stop thinking about my buns growing with every key stroke.

Alexis said...

Everything is SO cute! My mom is going to love whatever you make out of that thing.

Madelyn said...

You've been a busy beaver. Your projects are all lovely. I especially like the cross stitch of the ship. Great job Lucy!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You have been a busy girl!

Pam said...

Love your fleece blanket edging and all the sweet projects you've done! WOW!!

Kare said...

Hi Lucy!
Aw, Thanks for posting about Sadie. That was really sweet of you.
I love what you've done crafty wise.
Why is it that you find someone who you have so much in common with and they live a kazillion miles away from you. Sheesh, Lucy.

Lucy, remember last easter and you made those bunnies out of milk jugs? Do you have that pattern? I'd love to make some of those. Please? Pretty please?

Dipsy said...

Wow, you've been so busy! And gosh, that Egyptian Cross Stitch book is just so awesome!!! I haven't been doing any cross stitch for years unfortunately, but back when I was so into it, I think I would have killed (almost ;) for this book! Enjoy!

Mimi said...

I love the x-stitch boat and the bookmark!

Patti said...

Love the cami-animals and I'm sure the recipient will too. I also love your edging on your linus blankets - wonderful.

Do think about joining Red's Threads and me for a Stitcher's Wallet SAL. We'll start when she gets her supplies in so there's time!

Stitches and Stories said...

Love the Majestic! Very nice work there, Lucy!
The cami bunny and chick are adorable! I'm sure she'll love them.
Hey you should get a big care package started for her unit, maybe all of use could contribute something maybe for Christmas or something.
Good Luck on the weight loss I've been struggling with that for the past few months. I'm losing very slowly.

andi said...

Everything looks so pretty. Nice job. GL with the weight loss. Hopefully soon, I'll be doing the same thing. I need to.

Court said...

Hey looks great. You are such a busy little bee all the time. Good luck with the weight thing. It has to be in the air. Kenneth is going to the gym starting today. Oh well. I will be back. love ya LG