2013 WIPocalypse

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I stink at blogging...

I know, I know...I completely stink at blogging.  I always have the best of intentions, but life gets in the way.
I've definitely had some big life changes since the last time that I wrote.  We've gotten through the holidays, my son has his driver's permit (heaven help us!!!), I've graduated with my bachelor's degree and will be starting my Master's degree in June.  I've even started another job.  I was hired at a former hospital, as a clinical analyst in the IT department.  It's easier to train a nurse to do computer work, then it is to train an IT guy the nursing work.  I even get to go on my first business trip to Boston next week.  I've completed several 5k's (not that I ran them all), but it's still lots of fun.
I've even had the opportunity to stitch and finish some UFO's.  Some of the most exciting news is that I get to go to the Chessie and Me retreat up in Chicago at the end of July, and then in October, my husband surprised me and said that I could go to the Shepherd's Bush retreat in Park City UT.  I'm sooooo excited!!!!



Here's some pictures from a recent trip to the St. Louis Zoo.  I'll post some stitching pictures soon, but I have to load them from my phone.  The last picture is a large decorated cake sculpture.  They are all over the St. Louis area right now.  It's the 250th birthday of St. Louis.  It's fun to try to find them in different locations around the city.
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe 5th Day...

Nancy is having the 5th day of Christmas giveaway.  Go to her blog for the 5th day of Christmas giveaway.  Wonderful trims for your stitching!

I'll be back later today or tomorrow with a post that's not linked to a giveaway.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Giveaway from Missy

Hi all!

Here's another wonderful holiday giveaway by one of our blogging & sister stitchers.  Missy at Missyllaneous is offering a scissor giveaway, and then the winner chooses someone to give a $20 online GC to as well.

How generous!

Good luck!
Melissa

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa Nancy & her giveaway...

Hi there!

Just wanted to share about the 3rd Day of Christmas Giveaway at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Santa Nancy is giving away 200 yards of her new surprise floss colors.  Hop over there for a chance to win, and let her know that I sent you!

Good luck!!

Melissa

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Finally some stitching (picture intensive)

Hi all!

I hope everyone had a nice October including a wonderful Halloween.  It was a little bittersweet for me this year.  My older two feel like they are too old to Trick-or-Treat, so it was just the little one, and she went with friends.  

Even though I'm busy with school, I'm only taking one class, so I've actually been able to find some time to stitch...and stitch I've done.  It has been so much fun!!!  These are just some of the pictures that I've taken recently.  However, I should take some pictures of my HAED progress pictures soon.
 This 1st picture is of the Lizzie Kate Flora McSample's 2013 Stockings.  I'm having a great time with this one.  The brown on the bow and wording kind of disturbed me at first, so I changed the color a little.  It's a little better now.
This next one is the lovely Plum Street Samplers SAL.  I'm having a wonderful time with this.  I've actually been able to keep up with it too.  I've changed some of the colors here and there, but I like the way it's turning out for now.  
This is the LHN Ornament from the JCS 2013 Ornie edition.
Another ornament progress picture.  This is one from TraLaLa (I think).  The border is a little  (who am I kidding) a lot time consuming and boring.  So I work on the border a little bit a couple of times a week.  It was a UFO from a couple of years ago that I pulled out again.  

Of course, these last 3 are from the CCN Santa's Village.  I love this!!!  It's so cheery!  I am a little behind, but not doing too bad.  I think I'm going to start the next one tonight.  


I can't wait till the next CCN Annual piece comes out this month.  I just LOVE the first one, and am really looking forward to starting it.

Only about 2 more weeks of work, and then I'm off from Thanksgiving until the weekend before Christmas.  I'm so looking forward to it.  I can't wait till I can get my Christmas decorations up.

Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Thanks for visiting!