Friday, October 2, 2009

Animals, Stitching and a Giveaway!!!

Just when you think things are getting to be NORMAL and you are getting into a routine, something has to get in the way. My son spent 3 days at home this week running fever. We were not even sure why he had a fever but he is all better now and was able to go back to school yesterday. I hate it when my kids are sick! My daughter went to the local fair last night and ended up riding to many rides and lost her pizza. LOL She was really embarrassed but I think by this morning she was over it! At least until she gets to school and her friends start telling everyone what happened! We will have a good time teasing her for the next couple days though!

I have started stitching the "Four Friends" but of course can not show you that since it is for a gift. I still have not decided how I am going to finish it though. I did get my Lizzie Kate exchange in the mail the other day. It has a ways to go but hopefully I will be able to post pics of it soon.

In other stitchy news I have created my first Quaker Sampler. I love it and hope that you all do too. I am going to start stitching it this evening. I have created "Stitchy Gifts - Series 2" and have one of them finished but have decided that I am going to wait a while to stitch more of them because I am really excited about the quaker design. It was going to be Christmasy but then I decided that I just wanted it to be an everyday sampler. I am going to try and wait to show it to you all though. I may give a sneak peek of my stitching progress next week though, we will see. I know there are a lot of quaker fans out there and the more that I get into the quaker style, the more I understand the addiction to it!! Anyway, I hope to have it finished and released by the end of this month!

A while back Sandy sent me some Linen's and I just love them all but have not had a chance to stitch on them and try them out. So, I am stitching the "Four Friends" on 32 count linen and now I also understand why everyone just loves linen. At first I started using 2 strands of floss though and it just looked like crap but then I went to 1 strand and I am just loving the way it is looking.

We have a new member of the family. Yep, another one! LOL My MIL come and got my husband and I this morning and told us there was something in her room she wanted us to see. So, we go in there and on the side of her bed is a little lizard. I picked it up and we immediately found something to put it in. We at least wanted to keep it and show the kids when they got home from school. Well after googling a bit, we figured out that he is a House Gecko and so we have decided that we will try to keep him and give him a good home. My husband has wanted a lizard type pet, even though he wants one of those big ones that you can walk on a leash, he will have to settle with this little dude!! He is really cool! Here is a pic of him.I also finally have pics of all the puppies and kittens to share. It amazes me how much alike all 5 kittens look!
Oh, before I forget . . . there is a great giveaway going on over at Dip Diddly Designs. Nicole will be having a weekly giveaway for the month of October, so make sure and stop by and check it out!!!

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23 comments:

Julie said...

Those kittens are sooooo cute!

Lisa said...

I think the little sign from the Paw Prints collection would be a good one for your family..."Welcome to our Zoo!" :) Lovin' the Gecko, do you have a name for him yet?

Melissa said...

My goodness, you have a cute zoo at your house! Cute little kittens and puppies! Even the gecko looks cool!

Have a lovely weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Julie said...

Cute furbabies, not too keen on the lizard though LOL

Karen said...

Your furbabys are so cute...can't say the same for the reptile...ugh!

Can't wait to see more of your quaker designs.

Carolyn NC said...

Life stays ever busy, doesn't it? Great pics of the pets!

Chiloe said...

Wow! You are a busy lady !!! Hope to see some pics soon !!!

The kitties are very cute ;-)

Shelleen said...

Kittens, puppies and Lizards, oh my! They are all cute. I always wanted an Iguana but my dad said no, wait til you get your own place. Well I have my own place and my husband says no lol.

Lauralness said...

I'm glad that your son is feeling better! I feel for your daughter.

I can't wait to see the new designs!!

All the babies are sooooo adorable

Bonnie said...

What a cute bunch of furbabies. Looking forward to seeing your Sampler.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful pups and kittens! I hope your son is feeling better soon.

Mylene said...

Your pictures of the puppies and kittens are so Cute!

Micki said...

The pups and kittens are so cute!
Thanks for sharing all the news too!
Micki

Lili said...

They're just too cute! Fingers crossed that they all find a good family.
I sometimes regret that my children will never live such things as all my cats have been neutered but on the other hand, finding good families is one thing I needn't worry about...
Hugs!
Lili

Carla said...

wow!! you're house is really a zoo!!! LOL
Cute kittens and puppies !!!

Hazel said...

Thise kittens are adorable! Look forward to getting the four friends! x

Bonnie said...

Thanx for your comment on My Pretty.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, CindyMae! First...the babies are too beautiful to speak of! I look forward to your new quakers. I hope your son's feeling better, too. What are we doing with our PIF group? It looks like you and I are the only ones interested. Are you going to put out another call? Hugs, Deb

Kathy said...

Awwwwwwwwww, love the photos of the kitties and puppies. Too cute.

Perri said...

Totally agree with your feelings on 'the pet lizard'! Good luck,
Happy stitching, P

mainely stitching said...

Gosh, I'd take that gekko in a heartbeat if I were closeby! No more cats or dogs, though, says the DH. LOL!

Cindy F. said...

Glad to hear ds is feeling better and poor dd losing her pizza! not fun!!
Cute kitties, puppies and a pet lizard too!!

Michelle said...

Hope your son is feeling better! Can't wait to see your Quaker piece.