Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Procrastination but goodies finally on their way

Hello there, I'm back and I have been busy stitching and relaxing and more relaxing. Retirement is wonderful, highly recommend it. lol Are you wondering about the title of this post? I finally put the Debby's goodies in the mail yesterday. What took me so long you ask? Well.... mystic linen.... the goldarn piece of fabric was hiding from me. I knew it was in a certain box but everytime I checked, it wasn't there. Hurummph... not too happy but I would get distracted by something and off I go to do some stitching. So yesterday, I decided I would get my butt in gear and find the fabric. I looked in my fabric box and there it was, hiding in plain sight!! Don't you just hate it when it happens. Yup, there it was, stuck in between 2 other pieces of linen (big sigh) - okay, a little happy dance. Now for the rest of the winners package - yup, got that.... now for the addresses. I decided that I would put all my addresses together in a word document - after all, what else do we use computers for.... can you see where I am going with this, yup, can't find the addresses. And of course I have signed out of my email account. Here we go again, open email, find all the addresses, cut and paste addresses and now I finally have my list! Envelope time - not a problem, I have lots!! and they are handy, right above the computer desk. So I had great fun putting some stuff in envelopes and off to the post office I went. AND they are now gone. So Debby, Cindy, Ingrid and Diana, keep an eye on the post for the next couple of weeks. Hugs to all. Louise

Monday, November 18, 2013

January 2013 challenge update

Hello everyone, how are you today? Have you managed to find some "Me" time in the daily bustle of life? Me time for me - is stitching or reading. So now that the craft fair is finished for this year, I have some time to sit and relax and enjoy some quiet time. I had to do some serious clean up on my wooden tv/magazine stand next to my stitching chair. It was getting really messy with all the projects that I was working on for the craft fair. So... yup you guessed it, I had to clean it off - now you can see the top of it. While in the process of cleaning it, I started my box for the 2014 challenge! Okay, so I haven't finished all the 2013 starts but I certainly have made a dent in the list!! One of the large projects (7) is finished, the rest will just have to get done next year. lol Of the 9 medium projects, I have 5 done. For all the small projects (34) - most were Christmas ornaments, 25 are completed. Not bad, eh. Now I think that I can finish the balance of the small and medium projects before the end of the year - that is, of course, if I don't start any new ones!! Hugs to all of you, I am a firm believer that we can never have too many hugs. Louise

Saturday, November 16, 2013


$750 - nice number, isn't it - I like it a lot!! It is the total amount donated to CFOPN for 2013!! and of course the year isn't over. lol Hopefully we can raise some more money before the year is over. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and as always remember that you are loved. Big hugs, Louise.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Craft fair is over

Hi everyone, well the craft fair is over for another year. We did pretty good, we had sales of $350. We also sold a couple of things ahead of time bringing the grand total to $500 for the day!! But more important, I spoke to a lot of people about this rare disease. They had a lot of good questions - almost always they asked if surgery was a possibility. Unfortunately it is not, the healing process from the surgery would cause more bone growth. People were appalled and saddened that there was such a horrible disease out there. But like everything else, unless we have family or friends with rare diseases, we don't hear about it. Thank you all for your support, love Louise

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Blog Anniversary Winner is Debby

Hello there, it is already Nov 3, and as promised here is the winner of my blog anniversay gift. It is Debby of Mountain Stitcher on the Plains. Whohooo!! Debby, could you please send me your snail mail address and I will mail your gift to you but it will have to wait until the weekend (after the craft fair). lol I can just hear all the disappointed folks saying good for her but drats it wasn't me!! so I have a couple of smaller things for consolation prizes. Rhona, Mii, Tracy, Tina, could you please send me an e-mail with your snail mails at stitchingweezie"at sign" and I will send a little something to all of you.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Is It Too Late? is finally done

Hi there, good news, I have just finished Lizzie-Kate's "Is it too late" - it is so cute now all I have to do is stuff it. So I am going to do that right now and then take a picture so you can see it. As my dear sister-n-law would say "Doesn't it look smashing?"  I used Cupid for the hearts and Kodiakery for the clock, I do like the colours and how they came out.   Finishing off a few more goodies before the craft fair (its coming fast). Unfortunately this damn cold is still lingering with me doing lots of coughing, hopefully it is almost finished. Don't forget that I will be doing the draw for the blog anniversay gift sometime tomorrow. Take care and hugs to you all.