Sunday, February 14, 2010

Picture Heavy Post

I hope that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day that was full of romance and relaxation!!

I know, I know . . . I have not updated in what seems like forever nor have I stayed caught up leaving comments on your blogs as I said I would. I try to stop by and visit quickly when you update your blog but just don't always have the time to leave those comments. I know it sucks; as I love getting comments and I have seen my own drop down lately. I start to think that no one wants to visit me anymore but then I think about how it is with me and I just have to realize that we all have life other than our blogs! LOL

Homeschooling my daughter is going great but it takes time and planning and then of course doing the work. I am LOVING it though and she says that she is as well. I feel more connected to my daughter than I have in a very long time. I love being more involved with her life. Education is a HUGE deal in our lives and being such a huge part of that huge part of her life is absolutely wonderful! Did that make sense? We are already looking at home school for my son next year!

I have seen women who blog about their home schooling in the past and seen them talk about always searching online for more info and things like that. I always thought to myself . . . "well what else is there to look at once you have a curriculum". Well, I have already figured that one out. I am totally addicted to shopping online and trying to find new FREE things to use for my daughter and for my son next year. As well as things to add to my daughter's education now. There are SO MANY resources out there to explore. YES, I will admit that is part of the reason that I don't have as much time to blog. LOL

Ok, so now on to stitching news! I actually have some! First of all there will be several new releases coming to Cindy Mae Designs this next week! There will be at least 3 new designs as well as 4 new Handmade Blended Cording colors!!!!! So be on the look out for that! If you want a notice in your email box within just a few minutes after they are released, visit my shop and sign up for the newsletter!!

I found out that Jan received her Lizzie Kate Exchange from me. I used one of LK's newer freebie releases and stitched up 'Whatever' and made it into a pillow. I received a great surprise from my dear friend, Lisa. She sent one of the model pieces she stitched to me and added in a great Valentine Surprise. The pics shows part of what she sent. The little box had candy in it but that did not make it to the picture appointment for some reason! I love it all, Lisa! Thank you!
I have been getting a little stitching done myself. My hands hurt me so much lately that I don't get a lot of stitching done. But I will be going to the doc for that sometime soon and hopefully get some relief! Anyway. The first pic is "This Too Shall Pass" by Count Your Blessings. I am stitching this one just because I really want to! I have not stitched anything just because I darn well wanted to in so long and I am really enjoying it. The second pic is of my Christmas Designs Stitch Along (which I am doing an ornie a month) for January. Yes, you read that right . . . I said January. LOL Since I did not get that one don, I will stitch two this month.
Let see, what else! Oh, I do have a couple pics to share of a few of our Zoo members! I am not even going to list our animals as it is getting to the point of being embarrassing! LOL Between dogs, cats, hamster's and birds . . . we do have quite the zoo! Anyway, here are a few of them!

Ratty Cat
One of our newest members of the family, Skittles. (Chinese Dwarf Hamster)I will stop all this rambling on now! Hope you are have a wonderful and Blessed week!!!

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Siobhan said...

Nice stitching! I'm glad that homeschooling is going well for your daughter.

Karyn said...

Oh beautiful stitching, my dear! It sounds like the home schooling is going very well, it is a lot of work (from what I hear) but very rewarding.
I am sending hugs for your hand, as I know how much our stitchy time means to us all....and prayers as well.

Thanks for the update and pics ;)

Karan said...

Sounds like the home schooling is working out great for you all. Hope your hands feel much better soon. Lovely exchange piece - lucky recipient. Fab gifts too. :0)

Rachel S said...

I am so glad that homeschooling is working out!

Love the exchange presents and can't wait to see your new designs.

Shelleen said...

there are days when I read all the blogs and don't leave any comments. Happens to all of us. Glad that you are enjoying homeschooling.

Carolyn NC said...

Nice stitching! Glad HS is going well for you and your daughter.

Anonymous said...

Wonder news that HS is working out for you. Love the pet & stitching photos & look forward to seeing your new designs. I sure do understand about running out of time to leave comments, we've all been there.

Parsley said...

I've enjoyed your blog tremendously!
Your 'about me' while short says a lot about you (God and cross stitching). Then I see your pets! We have 6 dogs, 1 gerbil, 3 mice, and assorted fish. Used to have parakeets. We haven't owned any cats but we've homed strays.

Seems like we have some in common. I will be back often.

Meari said...

Love the animal pics (Yes, I'm behind on my blog reading, sorry)