Thursday, July 29, 2010


That's what I said when I pulled Winter Wonderland out of the q-snaps to take a progress picture. I've only been able to stitch a little bit here and a little bit there, but goodness! It's growing! I had to stand on a bucket of drywall mud (everyone has a 5 gallon bucket of mud in their kitchen, right?) in order to fit it all in the picture. And while I was up there I had to do a little jig because I'm just soooo excited to be this close to finishing!

In other news, Michigan is now home to it's very own oil spill. An estimated one million gallons of crude oil seeped into the Kalamazoo River from a broken pipeline that is almost as old as I am (don't ask!) and is now on it's way to Lake Michigan.

Booms have been set up to contain the spill ...
and critters are getting baths...
Let's all hope they're able to clean this mess up soon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Laugh for the Day

I'm off to go twirling on the beach in my white spandex yoga pants!

(P.S. While the commercial is great, I tried a free sample of this product and did not like them. At all.)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I've totally lost my bloggy momentum so here's a quick progress pic of Winter Wonderland. I'm fairly confident I'll finish it this year so I went ahead and stitched 2010 for the date. Just hope I didn't jinx myself! Does the '2' look a little big to you? I goofed and made it one stitch too tall. I need to have at least one mistake, right? So I'll leave it in and avoid the dreaded double jinx!

Gonna go watch the end of the Rangers game. They're playing Detroit so we have it on a local channel. One of the many things I miss about Texas is being able to catch a Rangers game on TV. I don't follow them as close as I used to but they're still my team! Heck, one of my very first cross stitch projects was the Texas Rangers logo! (It's changed a lot since then!)

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I Love Watermelon

I needed a break from Winter Wonderland so I stitched up this freebie from The Sampler Girl.

It was a really quick stitch even for sloooooow me. I started it a couple of days ago and finished it up last night while watching the Mythbusters put duct tape tall tales to the test.

(BTW, the myth where they tape a car to a street light actually worked! It was great!)

Looks like we're in for some rain today. I sure hope it cools things down a bit. I've been wilting in this heat! Is everyone else managing to stay cool?

That's about it for me this morning. Think I'll make a run to the hardware store so I can get started on one of these...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

We Interrupt Tonight's Stitching

No sooner had I sat down and made that first stitch when this guy dropped down out of nowhere and onto my magnifier. Right under my nose!

Whatcha workin' on??

I tried whacking him (rather timedly) with a rolled up newspaper only to have him hop off the light and into my tennis shoe.

Anyone care to trade lives? Just for tonight?

Monday, July 05, 2010

Good Times, Noodle Salad

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! We were out at the lake both Saturday and Sunday, soaking up some sun, lighting fireworks, and proving that it is indeed possible to survive for two days on hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, and noodle salad. (You need to say 'noodle salad' like Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets!)

I took a bazillion pictures while we were out cruising around the lake so I thought I'd share a few of my favorites.

There was an abundance of happy screams and giggles carrying out across the water from this small campground:

I love this house:
I'd go crazy with flags and bunting if I owned it!

These folks were getting ready for one heck of a party:

And here's the Rambler, Her Very Self, apr├Ęs noodle salad:
(I was attempting to suck in my chin and nose for this picture!)

Dinner tonight is ham sandwiches and potato salad because I'm still in that holiday frame of mind! Once I get some corn on the cob and watermelon in me I should be good!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July!