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Monday, July 26, 2010

I Need An Intervention

Well, here we go.  I need someone to either reset me (cause I've tilted).  I've done it again. Click, click, click and start.  Even though I have PLENTY to stitch and have enough starts to last me until the next millenium or I live through all of my cat's 9 lives whichever comes first. 

Maybe I need to go to Stitcher's confession...Bless me Father, for I have bought and started.....only to end with this penance:  Thread 3 needles with silk and start no more. 

What have I bought?  What have I started?
I bought all the new Prairie Schoolers, pre-ordered the JCS Halloween issue and the Christmas ornament issue, the new Kelmscott blackbird needleminder and the little bird feeder and a beeskep.

And this:

and I started (told you I would!!):

Well, I certainly will be stocked up when I can't buy anything for awhile.  I am not sure if I am hoarding (oh, what an ugh-ly word) cause in a month (yes, A MONTH) my David will be retired and for the first time in 31 years, I, yes, ME, will be making MORE money than he will be?   Am I just binging because just like  right before going on a diet, you eat everything that you love because you might not get anymore?

I don't know the reason but this is it.  No more.  I've got to close my eyes, pretend that you can't enable me, stay away from the OLNs, just say NO.

Yeah...that's the ticket.

Until next time.  LOL!

Thanks for letting me rant.  I  love you guys.

Actually, I think that I am buying stuff because I am getting anxious about all the changes that will be happening in a month.  I am such a control freak and unfortunately, I can't control this. 

Some women buy shoes, others buy jewelry.  I buy needlework.

So that's my story.  I'm sticking with it.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oh My!! I Have The Vapors!!!! (Swoon!)

I know, I know, I've promised you stitchy pics.  Trust me they are coming.

What I am swooning over are the new Prairie Schoolers!   Oh me, oh my..what a delight (and of course, my clicky finger went click, click, click!  Bad Joanie, bad, bad!!!!)  If you want to see them up close in personal got to Mary Kathryn's E-Handcraft Stitching webstore, she's got a great slide show running.  You can see all the delicious details.  And if you buy the charts, she'll throw in the Santa card and the mini-card (while supplies last) for free!

Of course, this is my very, very favorite one.  I know that I will be putting everything else on hold to stitch it.

Don't you just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!

And just when you thought you hyperventilated enough, just take a look at this from Liberty Hill Primitives!!!!
Salem House Stitching box!, I need to lie down and rest.  

Monday, July 12, 2010

Oh Those Blackbird Design Gals Are Going To Kill Me (Or My Checkbook)

Have you been to the Blackbird Designs website???

These ladies are going to kill me or my checkbook.  The new designs are WONDERFUL!!!!  I can't wait until they are released.  Good thing I get paid this week.  I know where a portion of my check is going. 

Have a great time drooling...I needed a mop to swab up.

Friday, July 09, 2010

A Really Great Give-away

Paulette from Plum Street Samplers has the most wicked give-away!!!  Go check out her blog and enter to win!

Paulette is a sweetie, a wonderful designer and a great Mom and Wife.  I love, love, love her designs!

Post with stitchy pics tomorrow!!!! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

M-O-M!!!!! Blogger Is Being Stupid

Blogger has decided not to publish comments left on my blog.  I am moderating them because of the lovely links to Japanese porn (they keep trying to link to the blog, why don't they just give up already) so if you've left me a comment and it doesn't appear, it's all Bloggers fault.  I moderated all the comments but Mr. Blogger is refusing to publish them. 

This morning, I had 3 comments and I tried to post them but *POOF* they disappeared.  At lunch there were 2 other comments which I posted but the counter doesn't register them even though they are there.

So, if you commented and don't see your post, I apologize for the rudeness of Mr. Blogger.  And if you want, please try again.  Only if you want to...but I'd like you to cause I love hearing from you.

And there is that burning question for the giveaway that I'd like some feedback...Patterns and accoutrements or something made by little ol'me?  (Oh and there are now 41! followers to this little piece of my world.  HI EVERYONE!!!  Thanks for following me!  Glad you are here)!

Well, lunch is over so it's back to work...See ya!

Monday, July 05, 2010

It Was A Hay-venture This Holiday Weekend

Here in good ol' Upstate NY, it's been hot, 90+ degrees hot.  Hotter than it's been in many summers and it's going to remain hot until the end of the week when we will cool down to the mere mid-80's. Woo hoo.

So during this holiday weekend, most of my plans were put on hold because we put in hay - 350 bales. The hot weather is just fine for hay. Hay loves hot weather. Farmers who are mowing, raking and baling, love hot weather. The DH who LOVES to hay is ok with hot weather. However, the person who is unloading the truck on to the hay elevator (that'd be me) doesn't love hot weather mixed with putting in hay. You could say she is allergic to hot weather and hay when they are mixed together.  But like a good country girl, I put on my jeans, leather gloves and hat and got down to business. My job involved straddling the truck's tailgate and the sawhorse the hay elevator was resting on, slinging bales (average weight 50 pound and over half my size in length) onto the elevator.  Yes, I fell off the sawhorse once because it gets slippery with hay chaff and took down the elevator. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the making of this hay-venture.  The only injury was a bruised ego and very sore muscles the next day (I have muscles that I didn't know I had and they are very unhappy!).

So, to amuse you, here are some pics of our Hay-venture:

36 bales make a truckload:

Setting up the elevator and getting ready to unload:

There they go, up to the hayloft:

The King of Hay:

Almost done! See the technique of loading the elevator (the King of Hay didn't fall off the sawhorse):

Sweeping up after the last load:

Hay-venture 2010 is history!!

Hay!  YUM!!!
And just so you don't think this was an all work weekend, we grilled, gardened, hung out and went to the fireworks.  I stitched on Alphabets this weekend but didn't get my July 4th pieces finished (always next year, I guess).  And the King of Hay went and helped his buddy put in hay at his place, another 800 bales.

I hope all of you had a terrific July 4th and a great weekend!

PS.  I've not forgotten the give-away.  I am trying to decide if I want to make something or give away some charts and accoutraments to go with them...what do you think you'd like me to give away??  Let me know!