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Archive for April, 2012

My new obsession

As many of my friends know, I have a tiny collection of Coach and Vera Bradley bags.  Okay, tiny isn’t really the correct way to describe my collection, but there are times I would rather not admit to the truth of it. 

Last month my friend and I went out for lunch then shopping afterwards.   We went into a shop, I saw a purse and fell in love with it.  Oddly, it was yellow, which isn’t usually a color I would consider.  I got the wallet but couldn’t stop thinking about the purse.  So, I went back and got it.  The brand is Spartina 449.

Last week after getting my hair cut, I went back to the store and got an iPad cover.  But I can’t stop thinking about a purse and wallet in a really pretty but more fall color scheme.

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Today I had to pull out all the stitching I have done since Saturday on my current stitching project. 

Before

After ripping it

In an attempt to post more often and maybe increase readership a little, I am going to try really hard to share something in my life everyday. Now don’t get overly excited… I am a boring hausfrau, but I do love my life just the way it is. So perhaps it will be a recipe in addition to photos of my stitching, gardening (a newer hobby for me) or one of my adorable furbabies. 

I have also been slowly… and I do mean slowly… cleaning and organizing around the house including my home office/cross stitch room and in doing so, I have found things that I have two of or no longer interested in stitching, so I will be giving those things away here on my blog.  Sometime this week, I will be having a give away. So check back.

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A year of Little Bit

A year ago today, Harley Quinn Roo came to live with us and we couldn’t be happier that she is a part of our family!

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So today I decided to stop by Home Depot and see what herbs they had and picked up several choices.  Sweet Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Spicy Basil and Boxwood Basil, Orange Mint, Parsley, Rosemary, Cilantro and Greek Oregano.  I planted them this afternoon.  Can’t wait to actually use them.  🙂  I still want to get Thyme, Sage and Chives.

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Gardening photos

Worked in the backyard last week and took some pictures.  Lots of work to do still and I hope my flowers get bigger quickly.

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It’s spring break here from school, so my munchkin is home with me.  Yesterday after Hannah’s early morning ortho appointment we stopped at Home Depot to buy some flowers for the garden.  I re-potted a few of the flowers yesterday afternoon and I am going out to weed and finish re-potting the flowers.  I don’t do well with gardening… no green thumb here… but discovered last year I do alright with container gardening. 

Sean brought me this cool three tier tower planter that I am going to try my hand this year at growing my own herbs.  I have brought basil plants for the kitchen before, but they always die.  I really don’t have the room for them in my galley kitchen anyway.  I am not sure what I will do come fall winter, but I am hoping that the top of my small freezer in the laundry room will work. 

I did start a new stitching project… even though I have more than enough UFO/WIPS I should be working on. But I love the colors in it so much, I couldn’t resist.  It’s Bent Creek’s Quaker Easter Egg.  Oh, and yesterday I got a lovely surprise in the mail…. the second part of the Ark Mantle kit and The Drawn Thread’s Butterfly Garden… another one that I love the colors.  I have always wanted a butterfly garden… but remember no green thumb, so I told Sean this way we will be able to have one anyways.

I am going to try the butterfly garden again however. I picked up these seed bombs at a store downtown.  The idea is you just toss the bombs and the grow.  The lady at the shop said she thought they would work great in a large container.  So…. wish me luck.

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Punch needle finish

I started cleaning out my home office/craft room the one day last week, but became overwhelmed with and didn’t get very far before I grabbed two projects and pretty much shoved everything else back in the room. 

One of the projects was a Russian punch needle kit.  I started it the other day but was too lazy to go searching for floss when I ran out of two of the colors.  Today I went back into the room, grabbed the basket I had with tons of thread that need to be put away, grabbed the storage books and the two colors needed for the punch needle.  I sorted and put my GAST, WDW and other speciality threads away.  Then I finished the punch needle project.

Tonight after having put all my threads away, I searched for the colors needed for the other project I grabbed… Bent Creek’s Quaker Easter Egg.  Sadly, I didn’t have all the colors needed but placed an order in hopes that they come in soon.  This is such a pretty pattern and the colors are perfect for spring.  I am looking forward to stitching this one. 

While I didn’t really finish cleaning up/out the craft room, I did so a little and found a thing or two that I don’t really need so I am offering them as a give up.  I am sure that in the future there will be more that I will be offering as give away.  The first item up for grabs is pictured below.  If you are interested, please leave a comment on this post.  I will pick a name on Wednesday evening.

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