Friday, April 30, 2010

20,000---where did you go?

So for the past few months I've been keeping an eye on my counter. It was creeping closer and closer to 20,000. The other day I finally noticed I only had 9 more to go! So I made a little post about it. I left for five minutes, came back and it was at 20,020! I didn't even get to see it! And now it's even more! :)

So thanks for all my visitors. I'm going to get a little stitched something together in celebration of the big 20,000 that we all missed! LOL If you want a little something-something from me, leave a comment on this post.

I'd love to tell you what I'm stitching for you, but at this point..well it's gonna be a surprise for all of us! (me included, since I have no idea what I'm gonna stitch yet! LOL)

I'll draw a name next Friday. One week? That's probably way too long! LOL Oh well, that'll give me time to make something! :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

9 More= 20,000 visitors

WHAT?! I've been watching my blog counter! Waiting for it to get to the 20,000 mark! Now it seems like I only need 9 more visitors. Hmm.. I think I'm going to do a giveaway when that happens. Gotta go find something to give away! :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stash for Sale

There comes a time in life, where you just realize you have more stash than you will EVER stitch! Sad, isn't it? Doesn't help to read a book like The Hole in our Gospel! Great book, if you want to read something serious!

Anyway, I made a little blog called Sara's Simple Stitching Stash Sale. Creative, wouldn't you say?! Most of the lists are by designers, so make sure you check all the pages of posts. I have another page of random patterns to post, but gotta feed my kids first! :) Hopefully I'll have that page up later tonight.

If you are interested in something, just leave a comment or send me an email. I'll get it either way. We'll figure out shipping when you're done shopping! :)

Thanks for checking it out!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You're in the Right Place

Just trying to make a few changes! I'll find one I like and stick to it, I promise! LOL I moved my heading picture to my profile picture, but now I'm not sure what to put up there in the heading! This sure isn't very exciting, is it?!!

Visitors from Hungary!??!

Really?! How did somebody from Hungary find my blog? Now my blog counter said there were three of you! :) I'd love to have you leave a comment so I can go check out your blog too!

Thanks for all the responses for stitching on my heart RR! I'll be getting in touch with you guys soon! I think I have more than I need! Yeah! :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Are You My Friend?

Over a year ago, I thought I joined another Round Robin. The grand idea was to do this pattern. Before too much time had past, I somehow ended up heading up the RR, instead of just being a part of it! :) Still not sure how that one happened!

Anyway! :) We had 18 people stitching in our RR, and that means there are about eight hearts left to stitch. There are more hearts to stitch, but only eight left that have space for a name! :) Our group included ladies from the Netherlands, Canada, NC, CA, LA, AZ, IL and IN.

My piece is stitchedon 32 ct...might even be 28 ct. and basically instead of using the called for threads, I just let ladies pick their favorite colors to stitch with. If you are a relatively quick stitcher, it should just take a few hours to stitch it.

So, my question is this:

Is anybody dying to add a heart to my sampler?! :) I of course course finish it myself, but it seems like a lot more fun to have friends stitch on it! If you are interested, will you just leave me a comment? If there are enough who want to stitch on it, I'll just get in contact with you guys and you can mail around to each other. I'll provide the pattern and you can pick your own color.

I'll try to post a picture of my real project later. But alas, dinner calls! :)

Thanks in advance!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

PA down, Honduras to go

Thanks for all the nice thoughts for my Grandpa. He's still in the hospital and will be for the near future, at least! My mom will be there this coming full week, to help out. Made leaving easier, knowing somebody else was going to take my place.

Tomorrow we leave the house at 4:30am to head to Honduras for three days. That means I need to get up at 3:30, so I can get ready to go!

See ya whenever we get back.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Back to Pa

My grandma called. They had to take Grandpa to the hospital late last night. He's not breathing very well. Draining his other lung today. Giving him oxygen. Trying to get the extra fluid out of his lungs/legs/body/life! Will be there three days.

So I'm going. I have a great DH that will drop his life to make sure I can make it happen. I have to come home on Sunday, so I can fly to Honduras on Monday with DH. I'm hoping the hospital counts today as the first day, that way hopefully, he can go home some time on Saturday. Then I can get them settled in before I leave on Sunday.

See ya...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ain't Got Nothing

Nope, not a single thing...

Ain't got a thing to tell you! :)

Haven't done much stitching. Haven't taken any pictures. Yup, basically I got nothin!

I could tell you about when Luke told me the night before that he needed a KILT for school the next day.

I could tell you that I spent an entire day making a kilt.

Or I could even tell you about the major breakdown he had when he refused to "wear a skirt in front of the entire fourth grade!"

I could tell you about how he dropped a can of soda that exploded all over the living room!

Maybe you'd be interested in knowing that the teacher in charge of the play delayed it til "further notice".

Probably not that interesting to know that the kilt is now in the trash can!

See, I've got nothin'!

I have lots of projects kitted up, but nothin is callin my name!

Somebody send me some stitching mojo!

Are you interested in knowing that we have a youth event this Fri-Sun?

Or maybe that DH and I will be in Honduras Mon-Wed setting up everything for this summer.

You know what, keep your stitching mojo... send it to me a week from tomorrow! I might get to stitch them!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Trip to Pa

For the past two years or so, each time I go to PA to see my grandparents, I'm just sure it's going to be the last time I see them. And then amazingly, they are always still there the next time I can visit! At the grand ages of 91, it is really amazing what great shape they are in! I love to spend time with them, love to hear the old stories...even the 4th and 5th times I hear them!

We took a few pictures Sunday after church and I think they turned out great! Apparently, I was the only one who didn't get the "wear orange and grey" memo!

The boys love their great-grandparents, and it makes me so happy that they have been such a big part of their lives also!

We were sitting on the couch, going through some really old pictures with my Grandma. I love hearing all the stories that the pictures remind her off! She let me sneak one out of the bunch... it's about 25 years old! One of the newer ones in this particular album! It's me, my mom and my grandma.

Whenever I start to upload my pictures, I always find fun ones like these! :)
People didn't believe us when I told them he got a haircut! But check out this picture I found! :) See we cut a lot! And this time around, there were no tears!

School starts back for the boys tomorrow! Maybe I'll be able to stitch a little bit!