Friday, March 22, 2013

Just a bunch of words on a page

Well, no pictures to show (that I am allowed to share anyway) this post is just a bunch of words on a page.  If you read it thats great, and I thank you for that.

Many many thoughts going through my head lately.  I enjoy reading articles on CNN, but lately I'm sickened for our world.  What kind of person can inflict such pain and heartbreak upon an innocent person?  Why do people hurt others?  Is it really impossible to live in harmony with one another?  I just don't understand what goes through peoples minds anymore.  Rape, Murder, Theft, Shootings, War.......the news is just filled with such stories.  This worries me.  I worry what the world is going to be like for my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren...............and I wonder if there will even be a world left? We are slowly killing this planet we live on and it saddens me. my soapbox I suppose.  LOL

So.............we are in the home buying process.  Our preapproval is done and we are approved for WAY more than we want to spend, but its nice to be able to have some wiggle room.  Tomorrow we're going to take some time and look at a couple of houses.  I'm looking for boxes wherever I can and am planning on packing as much stuff up as I can so there is no last minute packing.  We currently live in a 3 bedroom house and the third bedroom is for my step-son, but since he lives with his mother and is only here on occasional weekends, his room has been designated for the boxes and items we've already packed.  Thats the plan anyway.  Tomorrow my plan is to get up early and get some cleaning done.  I'm also getting rid of things that we dont need to keep.  If I havne't seen it in gosh knows how long, I'm pretty sure we don't need to keep it.

Brandon is going to have to start seeing a psychologist.  We had some medical issues with him and going #2 on the potty.  He ended up being backed up into his large intestine.  So he takes a daily dose of Miralax to keep him regular.  Now we're struggling to get him to go on his own, to which he tells us he's too scared.  So now we're going to just suck it up and get him to a psychologist to help us work through the issues.

Well, thats all I have for now. 

Even though its officially "spring", we're expecting 6-8 inches of snow Sunday.  UGH

Friday, March 8, 2013

One more for the road

Finished another Round Robin piece tonight. 

OMG......3 posts in one day!!!

As promised......some pictures of new models that were released.  :0) 

Both are by AuryTM

American Pride 

12 Days of Christmas

Just saying.......


[lahy-buhl] Show IPA noun, verb, li·beled, li·bel·ing or ( especially British ) li·belled, li·bel·ling.
1. Law.
  a. defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.
  b. the act or crime of publishing it.
  c.  a formal written declaration or statement, as one containing the allegations of a plaintiff or the grounds of a charge.
2. anything that is defamatory or that maliciously or damagingly misrepresents. verb (used with object)
3. to publish a libel against.
4. to misrepresent damagingly.
5. to institute suit against by a libel, as in an admiralty court.
..................some people should take note.
*****if you want to know what I'm talking about, feel free to message me privately!*****

Oops.......I did it again!!

Sorry, I have been busy stitching models and haven't spent hardley ANY time online. Sadly this also meant I haven't done any blog posting either! I am currently posting this from my cell phone so I apologize for any spelling andl/or grammatical errors!!!

Some more stitching updates:

These are two round robins I participated in; (not sure where they will show up in the post) I will do a separate post for models that have been released! is what has been going on with me and my family.

I officially went back to school. Only 16 years after I graduates High School. I will be obtaining my Bachelors Degree in Health Services Management. This is actually a perfect degree for me as I currently work for Aetna (medical insurance) and love the industry. I have been working in this industry for 14 years and have no plans to leave it, I just want to enhance my skills.

My husband and I have been prequalified to buy a home!!!! We are in the process of lookingfor our new forever home. So far we have not found the home that we plan to buy but we will keep looking. We have agreed that if we don't find the home we want now we will wait a couple months and look again. Just knowing we are approved is so thrilling.

Have you ever been friends with someone for YEARS and been totally crushed by their actions??? Heartbreak is a way to describe it I suppose. To explain:  I have been friends with on individual for over 10 years. Considered this person to be my best friend. Was there for me through my first marriage and divorce; the birth of my son; my second marriage.........and all of the stuff in between. And I was always there too, no matter the day or time (and those middle of the night calls did happen). My sons birthday party in September, it was confirmed she would be there 2 weeks before the party. The day of, I get a call that she was to busy camping. In September (weekend of my birthday actually) I got a call and this individual made plans to come out for the day and do some stuff together. That day came and call, no text....just never showed. My birthday came and went without a WORD (i have never forgotten theirs). I was upset, but not much I.could do about it. So....I moved on.with my life and waited for her to call. It's now 5 months later, still no word. My breaking point came last weekend when I found out she had taken 3 days off work to celebrate her "best friends" birthday. In and out if bars all weekend. I am done being forgotten. Am I overreacting?? Maybe. But.....I have decided if you can't make.some effort, its not worth my time.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The "Situation"

Well.....since I'm not allowed to call it by name......I received a communication via mail about the previously mentioned "situation".  With the project back and a partial payment. 

At this point I'm done with it all.................I just don't want to deal with it anymore!!!!!  Because in the end, is it really worth it?  I'll let Karma be the deciding factor. 

On to other things, its a cold day here in Ohio.  We got about an inch and a half to two inches of snow.  Not much, but it sure looks pretty!!!! 

The flu seems to be going around, here's knocking on wood that no one in my family gets it. 

So most know that I stitch for Aury of AuryTM Designs.  This year is her first trip to market in Nashville and I wish her the best of luck.  I know everyone will love her designs as much as I do!!!!! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Well some know I do a lot of model stitching.....So I thought I would do a post with the models I've stitched.  These aren't all of them, some have not yet be released.

First, my models by AuryTM (and I know she has more to release!):

Second, models by Nora Corbett:

Model by X's & Oh's:

Model by Rosewood Manor:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another post!

Two blog posts in two weeks...............WOW!!!  LOL, I'm nothing if not one for shock factor. 

Well its been a busy week.  Work has been totally crazy and I can't blink half the time!  But, that makes the days go fast, which is good right?? 


So I have a question, and comments are more than welcome.  Back in July/August I was asked to do a model for a pretty well known designer.  I was asked to use my own floss with the knowledge that I would reimbursed for my floss.  The fabric and pattern were both mailed to me, but the fabric wasn't big enough.  The designer requested me to stitch the model in two different ways, one as individual ornaments and one as a long banner (the banner was almost 6ft long!).  I stitched the ornaments and waited for the next piece of fabric to come so I could stitch the banner.  When the fabric for the banner arrived, I informed the designer that it would take me 3 weeks to stitch the banner, and she agreed that this was just fine. (just in case you didn't already know, 3 weeks would be 21 days)  I was able to stitch the banner and return it to her within 17 days.  When I inquired when I was going to be paid, she informed me that I did not complete it within in the time frame I set.  She also told me that the design was not stitched fully and she had to finish it herself.  When I told her that I did send it in the time frame stated, she informed me that since I didn't finish it in time for her to show it at Baltimore market, she would "think" about paying me.  I talked with another great designer friend (thank you Aury!) and she suggested that I send her a paypal invoice, estimating the cost of floss; the $250 she indicated I would be paid for stitching the items and the UPS shipping (because it was ONLY acceptable to UPS the items, not USPS).  I sent the invoice and gave her a month to pay, she at this point owes me over $330.  I even sent 3 different reminders. 

So here are my questions :

  1. Do I persue legal action?  Is there an ability to file in small claims court for something outside of my state?
  2. Do I "out" the individual?  The issue with questioning this, she uses the same model stitchers because she doesn't stitch and I was a new stitcher with her.  I know in her little "clique" she is highly respected (and pardon the phrase, her friends think her "shit don't stink" as my daddy would say) and my fear is if I tried to out her, no one would believe me (even though I have every one of her emails!)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year......New Goals

Since its a new year, I'm going to start out with new goals.  Not really a LIST of goals, just things I want to accomplish.  First is going to be blogging more.  I've been slacking on blogging, I don't even know WHEN I started this blog but I'm going to give it a shot at getting it active again. 

I'll say that mostly, I'm a positive person but honestly, my husband and I can get into some heated arguments.  So I'm going to try to change that this year, because I know I am a horribly stubborn person. 

I also am going to be doing my cross stitching as much as always (would anyone expect anything less), but I'm going to have a bin of kitted up patterns that I'm ONLY going to stitch out of.  If something new comes out that I can't wait to start, then I'll swap it out from one that is already in the bin.  Once everything in the bin is done, then at that point I will stitch other items. 

So here is what is in the bin:
Tribal Santa Hat by White WIllow Stitching
Special Delivery by Just Nan
Aury's Reindeer (that I have a hand dyed green for that I can use to stitch the deer at LEAST 2 if not 3 more times for ornaments for next year)
Garden Party Cakes by Nora Corbett
Bethleham by Imaginating
Love Quaker Style by Aury
Vintage Christmas by Country Cottage Needleworks
Old Glory by Rosewood Manor
Needle and Thread by Little House Needleworks
Cirque des Cercles by Ink Circles
Little Witch by Shepherds Bush
Grow Old With Me by Bobbie G Designs
His Name is Jesus by Joyful Expressions (hey Di, I think this is the one you were talking about, its a freebie by the way)
View of the lighthouse by (this one came from Di)
Lady Alexandra by Mirabilia
Welcome by Keslyns
Wouldn't Life Be Great by Lizzie Kate
Spooky Scissor Fob by Shepherds Bush
Liberty Typography by Pine Mountain
Poppy by Nora Corbett
Sabrina by Mirabilia
Lighthouse Island by Rosewood Manor
Tiny Treasured Diamond by Mill Hill
Long May She Wave by Shepherds Bush
The Nativity by MarBeck (its already been started but not by me so that doesn't count as a WIP!)
This started out as the "Crazy January challenge" but I altered it for my liking!
I also want to be better at uplaoding pictures.  Horribly lacking on my part, this blog is almost picture free. 

This is me and my baby boy.  He's the light of my life.  I can't imagine life without him.

All three of my guys.  Its been 4 years since we've been able to spend a holiday with my husbands son.  So nice to be able to have him back!  And Brandon LOVES his older brother. 
On an additional note, if anyone has a spare prayer hanging around, please pray for my nephews.  They are in a very scary situation and their father is stationed in Egypt.  His wife is trying to do what she can for her step-sons but its not easy.  I hope and pray every night that those boys will be able to get out of that situation, but sometimes the legal system doesn't work the way we would like it too.  So prayers would be appreciated for that side of the Bush family!!