Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Just a drive by to let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking, life has just been very busy.  Right now I am in the process of moving my father into a new home and selling his old one.  This is something I never want to do again! If any of you have ever moved an elderly parent you know what I am talking about!

I do have several finishes to share but I just haven't had the time to take pictures of them yet.  That's another thing that's on my very long "to do" list!

Hope to be back in the blogging world soon!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I have been such a slacker lately!  I was on vacation from work all last week, just hung around the house, stitched and relaxed.  It was great!  Now I'm back to work and trying to wade through all my paperwork so I may someday find my desk again.  That's the bad part of vacations, they end and you have to return to work and reality and for me that means playing catch up since no one does my job when I'm away.  Oh well, I did manage to finish "Cold Winds Blow" while I was off so I'm happy about that.  He doesn't have his carrot (button) nose yet since the one I had in my stash was too big so I had to order a smaller one.

The kittens are getting so big! They are 4 weeks old now and just as cute as can be!  Here are some snaps of the little darlings.

I don't think they have started to use that litter box yet, which is just filled with shredded paper.  From what I have read, the momma cat will teach them how to use it.  We've also been trying to give them soft kitten food but so far they just don't seem interested in it.  We try to pick them up and give them attention but they cry and momma cat gets so upset that she tries to pull them out of our hands!  It's amazing how protective she is of her little ones.

Well that's about it for now.

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


45.  That's how old I am today, 45.  I'm not sure how that happened because only yesterday I turned 25.  Most days I still feel like I'm only 25 but then there are those days when I feel 85!  Birthday's just aren't as fun as they use to be but when you consider the alternative, I'm just happy to be celebrating another year.  On the up side, my co-workers brought in a birthday cake to help me celebrate and who doesn't love cake?

I managed to get a lot done on Cold Wind Blows this past week and I should have it finished in the next few days.

That's all for now, happy stitching everyone!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The last two days have been filled, and not with stitching!  Last night I went with my son to pick up his very first brand new car!  We got to the dealership around 4:30pm and didn't get home until almost 8:00!  I had forgotten how much paperwork is involved in purchasing a new car.  He got himself a Ford Fiesta.  He has never been the kind of boy who is all about his car, which is good because for the last several years he has been driving a hand me down from his dad and I, a 1999 Stratus.  It was new when we bought it and it has served its purpose but it was definitely on its last leg.  Anyway, he loves his Fiesta and is really happy that he will be getting much better gas mileage then he has been getting from the Stratus.

The County Fair started today and as the sheriff's secretary I always work his booth several times during the week so I spent two hours there this afternoon.  After that I headed to my local BMV where I got my drivers license renewed.  I can't understand why the picture on my license always looks so horrible, is that really what I look like? Yikes!

I have to share a couple pictures of the growing kitties.  They have doubled their size in a little over a week.  I think they should be opening their eyes by the end of this week.

And I can't have a post without a little bit of stitching.  This is what I am stitching on this evening.

Nora Corbett

Now it's time to settle in my chair and get to stitching!

Happy stitching everyone!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kitten Update & Some Stitching

I am sad to report that we lost two of the kittens on Sunday; it just about broke my heart.  The three remaining kittens seem to be thriving and the momma kitty is taking very good care of them and hardly ever leaves their side.  I am trying to force myself not to get attached to these sweet babies, but they are so hard to resist.  I wish I could keep them, (and their momma too) but the three cats that I already have are enough, seven cats would earn me the title of "Cat Lady". LOL.

On the stitching front, I have put a few stitches in this little cutie....

This is Cold Wind Blows, which is in the February 2010 Stoney Creek Magazine.  I love snowmen and I stitch them all year round!

I guess that's it for now.  Happy Stitching!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


When I got home from work yesterday, I was greeted by a big surprise in my garage, these sweet little babies.  There are five little fur balls in there. 

I have never seen the mama cat before but for some reason she picked my garage to have her babies. Here is the proud mama.

 I now feel responsible for these little babies so I had to run out and buy them a nice comfy bed, and of course I will have to feed the mama.  I'm sad that they have to stay in my garage but I already have three indoor cats of my own so it would be impossible to bring them inside.  I have never cared for newborn kittens before so I'm hoping that the mama cat does most of the work.  I just don't know what I'm going to do with them once they are up and moving around.  A garage is no place for kittens!

I'm hoping to get some stitching in today once all of my housework is done but I can't stop running outside to check on these little babies!
Happy stitching! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Getting to Know Me...

I am still pretty new to the blogging world, and I'm not sure if anyone is even reading this blog, but on the off chance that someone actually is, I thought I would introduce myself to you with a little bit about myself.

  • My name is Carrie.
  • I will be 45 years old next month.
  • I have been married for almost 27 years to my high school sweetheart.
  • We have one adult son.  He just finished college and is now trying to find his way in the world.
  • I am an Administrative Assistant at a county sheriff's office.  I have been there for almost 25 years and I have to say that it is the best job in the world because there is never a dull moment.
  • My grandmother put a needle in my hand when I was about 7 or 8. She taught me to stitch on pre-stamped pillow cases.
  • I have three very spoiled kitty cats.
  • Besides stitching, I love to read.
  • I also love ice cream.
  • But I hate carrots.
  • I have never blogged before (I'm sure you can tell!).
  • I love a rainy day (great excuse to sit and stitch!).
  • I also love a sunny day. 
    That's about it for now.  Happy Stitching!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday Stitching....

It's been a long week. Usually the days and weeks fly by but for some reason this has just been one long week.

It's overcast here today and the weather man is calling for rain, it's a perfect day to stitch! Now I just have to decide which WIP I want to stitch on today. When you have as many WIP's as I do, it can be a tough decision. First things first though, I need coffee!

Happy Saturday and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Finish!

It's Wednesday, we're half way there! It's been a long, busy week at work and I am so ready for the weekend to get here. Here is my latest finish...

By Nora Corbett

Isn't she just beautiful? She was so much fun to stitch and I can't wait to have her framed and hanging on my wall. (Please ignore that big white blob near the bottom of her dress, my photography skills really are terrible!)

Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday, Monday....

Oh how I hate Monday's, but working on Tigerlily should make my Monday night feel a little better.

Happy stitching!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's (Almost) Time to Return to Reality....

I have spent the last two days planted in my chair stitching on my WIP's and it's been wonderful! My husband "T" had to work all weekend so there was nothing to stop me from having an entire weekend to myself. But all good things have to end sometime I suppose and now the laundry is calling my name and then it's back to work for me tomorrow. Here is one of the WIP's I worked on this weekend (please ignore all the wrinkles & my lack of photography skills).

Nora Corbett

Hoping I get another weekend like this very soon!

Happy stitching!

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Day of Stitching!

I took the day off work today and I plan to spend it stitching. It's just too hot to go outside and do anything, even sit, so I won't feel guilty about sitting in my chair all day where the air conditioning will keep me nice and cool.

I haven't decided which WIP I'm going to work on today but I will try to post some pictures later. I use to be a one-at-a-time stitcher but somewhere along the line I changed my habits and now I have so many WIP's that sometimes I don't know which one to work on. It can be very overwhelming at times but I tell myself that I could have worse habits.

Time to get my coffee and start my day of stitching!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Picture Post!

I thought I would post a picture of a recent finish just so I can see if I have actually managed to figure out how to post a picture!


I tired to post two pictures, but everything went haywire, so it's just one for now. I'm not usually this computer challenged so I will just keep playing around on here until I figure everything out.

I did find some wonderful blogs to follow, such great stitchers out there in blogland! I look forward to reading each and every one of you!

Until next time, happy stitching!


Okay, I think I have figure out how to follow....now to figure out how to post pictures.....


Apparently I am more "computer challenged" then I thought because for the life of me I can't figure out how to find blogs that I am interested in (cross stitch) or how to follow someone's blog. I need some serious help!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Going to Try This Again....

I made my first post in 2008 and never came back. Oops. Going to give this another try and see how it goes. Now to look around and try to figure this out......