Saturday, March 30, 2013

Part 10 is Done

I am all caught up now! Yay! I had to frog this part a few times but I finally got through it. I kept counting wrong for some reason. Too many distractions. 

I tried to get some pics of my chickies but my nephew was "helping" me so none of them would stand still. lol

I found out that my Sis is having a baby girl! The Dr said he was 90% sure that's its a girl. So I will be stitching a birth announcement very soon.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Part 8 - Check!

I got part 8 of Around the World in 80 Stitches completed. I would get a few stitches in here and there but I insisted that I was going to finish it last night. I had decided to do the beads at the end mostly because I couldn't decide what colors to use. I still have no idea what I'll choose in the end. Lol. So I guess it's on to part 9!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring is Here

My chicks got to go outside for the first time. Here they are enjoying the sun.

Here's my Nephew "helping" me feed the chickens. He squatted down and then said "I'm a chicken" and then giggled. Cutie Patootie!

We finally got our tomatoes planted. I'm still waiting for some seeds to arrive in the mail so I can finish planting my garden. 

So far, I haven't put a single stitch into anything since part 7 of Around the World in 80 Stitches. I am hoping to remedy that this weekend. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Little Chickies

I took some updated photos of my chicks. They are already getting too big for the box but it's been too cool for them to go outside just yet. They look a little awkward right now but they will be fully feathered and beautiful in no time!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Trying to Catch Up

Here is my part 7 of Around the World in 80 Stitches. I got a little behind over the past couple of months but maybe I can catch up soon.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Aha! Thanks Jo!

Thanks to Jo who can't think of a clever nickname, I have been able to add my photos. 

Here are my new little chickies who are probably about 1 week old. I didn't order them or hatch them myself otherwise I would know the exact day of their hatch. I got them from our feed store. 
Ameraucanas and Black Australorps.

Oh, and here is my finish! I think it was called Hummingbird (I can't find the cover sheet of the kit right now) by Mill Hill Buttons and Beads kit. I had intended to finish this for a Christmas present for my Mom but it will  do just as nicely for a Mother's Day present. I even got the red frame that they show in the cover photo to go with it.

Hee hee! Here's my "little" green man attempting an escape.

I'm Back!

I may be back, but for some reason I can't upload any of my photos to Blogger. I have trying for 4 days now with no luck. Hopefully I can get it straightened out soon.

Anyway, Here's what I've been up to. I finally got to sit down and stitch on something! Yay! And I even finished it! Yay! Yay! It had been 2 months since I even touched a needle. It felt good to get back into it again. I think my last post mentioned that I had to move all of my stitching stuff out and back in again. While it was good to be able to re-organize my stash, I did temporarily misplace some of it for a short while.

Also, I have been battling the phone company on and off for the past 2 months. We had lost the use of our phone line (and of course the internet as well) for about 2 weeks. Even when it was working, it wasn't very good service. I am hoping though that everything has been fixed now and we won't have any problems for a good long while.

And of course, it's that time of year again! We got some more chicks! Sixteen to be exact. We got Ameraucanas (they lay the blue/green eggs) and Black Australorps. We had hatched out some chicks around October in hopes that we could keep up with the egg production. I didn't realize how popular our eggs were going to be. Anyway, out of 12 chicks, 6 of them were hens. We then lost about 6 of our older hens to hawks, dogs, ect. so now we are back to where we started. It gave us an excuse to buy more chicks though.

My Sis is expecting another baby (her third) so as soon as I find out the gender, I will be working on a baby sampler. She's hoping for a girl since her first baby was a girl but sadly passed away. We all miss little Lucy.

Ok. So had planned a couple of photos to go with all of this but like I said, not working. I will get those photos posted as soon as I can though.