Wednesday, April 27, 2011

You can thank me later….

You know the Cracker Candy recipe everyone knows and loves so well???

Meet Cracker Candy on Crack.

Your hips will curse me, but you’re welcome!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Look at these….

From the Silver Needle, i love all these charts by Kate Hoyle, from Amanda Loverseed’s artwork.

But I especially heart this one. Expensive, though…


that "one" would be "Whispers on Wings", about the ninth paragraph down. The image doesn't seem to want to come thru.

Friday, April 22, 2011


That was also said in a British accent. (What can I say, I'm on a roll!)
I turned my heat off about 2 weeks ago with the weather getting slightly warmer, and to conserve my 5/8 of a tank of oil until fall, when hopefully, and I'm not holding my breath, the prices might be lower. I know I turned it back on last weekend for a couple of days when the temps dipped low, and all seemed well. But this morning I turned it on, and nuttin' honey.
So I need to put a call in to my oil burner guy. I was hoping to do that in another month, but now is as good a time as any, I suppose!
Luckily I have my firewood.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I say….

That was in a British accent, in case you couldn’t tell.

For those of you who knit (not I), here’s a good one:

Story from CNN.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Stitch Wrap-up….

Quaker Halloween (previously):


CS Quaker Halloween36 


CS Quaker Halloween37

Sunday close-up

CS Quaker Halloween37A

Garden Grew (previously):



Friday close-up:


Saturday & Sunday efforts:


The white lattice is a bitch. Count, re-count, unstitch, re-stitch. But that’s what we like to do for fun.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Giveaway Alert!

Through the wonders of stitchy bloggerland, check out this blog and the awesome giveaway she's having: Cross Stitch and Cupcakes

This blog contains a music player widget, so turn down your sound if you're at work!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

If it’s Tuesday, it must be….

ummm… the day before Wednesday?

Well germs and boys (as Mrs.. Ahearn, my 4th grade math teacher would say), I manage to finish the stitching part of this:

RM LaceSnowflake4

Onwards to the BEADZZZZ!!!!!

Speaking of all that glitters, here are my options for finishing up my Heart in Hand Wee Santa:

HinH Wee Santa 2010 5

The chart calls for 2 “wee” gold buttons with holes on either side of the hat, and 2 “wee” black buttons with holes under the candlestick.

wee santa edit 

My last foray to Joanne’s led me to find the Christmas-y Bag O’ Buttons and the Black & White Bag O’ Buttons , plus the tiny back-attached buttons in both shiny black & gold, and then I remembered I have a heat-set jewel gun-thing, hence the golden “jewels”. I have to pull out my other jewels to see if I have something dark. Or maybe go with the gold jewels on the hat and black buttons on the coat.

In other news, Delilah got her ovaries confiscated. She’s seems better today than yesterday.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cool beans!

I hope this works; it’s an eagle nest live stream web camera. There’s a 30 second commercial to slog thru, then the feed starts:

Live TV by Ustream

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fun Things….

Here’s my tiny bit of proof that I stitched:


I just had to add the moon, so I can keep it right side up, don’tcha know.

I’m having a slight reprieve from what-shall-not-be-mentioned, so today, I made this:


An envelope for my Garden Grew frame, which is 36” wide. I’m so happy to not have to use plastic bags anymore- I had to use 2, over the top and over the bottom. Here’s a couple more shots:


The inside pocket is above, and proof that it fits below:


I still have the supplies to make 2 more envelopes for my 24” wide scroll frame, and maybe a spare 24” wide one. I have a lot of wide projects in my stash.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Something for your viewing pleasure…

it’s been so long since I last posted, Live Writer didn’t want to start.

Anyway, i came across this online yesterday:

Masterpieces in fiber  (Please note that not all pieces are knitting- at least one is cross stitch.)

In other news, I left work early for some horse business. The Axester needed new shoes (off with the snow shoes! YAY!) and her yearly spring shots. I love  my vet: I asked her to check Axe’s teeth because she was long overdue for a float, and it was decided that she needed her teeth done. My vet grabbed her tools from the van and went at it. A tranq and a float only added $65 to the bill. The other “fancy” vet would have charged $40 for an oral exam, then $60 for the tranq and then another $90 for the float. And would say they’d have to come on another visit, so tack on another $72 for the second farm call. So Axe got her shots, her teeth done, and we had a long discussion about worming protocols AND ulcers, over an hour of the vet’s time, for under $300.

I’ve done a tiny bit of stitching, so I owe some photos. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.