Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Next Project...

Well it seems I have my cross stitch juices back,,,my next project up will be Prairie Schooler Alphabet M for Mermaid,,I just order the fabric from Amy at Down Sunshine Lane so I have to wait to for that,,but I have all the threads pulled..I am doing it on the recommend fabric lambswool 32 ct..cant wait to get her started,,well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend if I dont get on here before then...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I did it x 2...

It turned out to be a great day,,,the sun is shining but then I do live in the sunshine state...took my grandson to the park,,and then my hubby put together a seat on his bicyle,,and they had a good ride..but what I did x 2 is this...I finish my Tea Shop cross stitch,,finally..and I love will be one of the next things I get frames..and the second thing I did today was make my walking goal for the month,,I commeted to walking 55 miles in April and I did it tonight,,now there is 2 more days left so I will be breaking my goal..I have been walking a little over a month and can already tell a difference it has I have lost 14 pounds in 6 weeks so that is also a good thing..well enjoy the picture..till next time..


Monday, April 26, 2010

Hello Monday,,,,

Well it is another week,,and what do we have instore for it this week,,,first off we made to Arizona and back..We brought back our grandson Max which will be living with us for a time..while his mom straightens out her this past week has be adjusting to having a 20 month around..we have had a pretty good week,,he is on a schuled now and it seems to be working out..the flights out there and and back where great..I haven't been doing much but reading when Max is sleeping...I did finish Sunday At Tiffanys on the plane ride out there and I loved it,,and now I am reading Eternal On the Water by Josheph Monninger, and I am about 100 pages into it and liking it alot.

From the day Cobb and Mary meet kayaking on Maine's Allagash River and fall deeply in love, the two approach life with the same sense of adventure they use to conquer the river's treacherous rapids. But rivers do not let go so easily...and neither does their love. So when Mary's life takes the cruelest turn, she vows to face those rough waters on her own terms and asks Cobb to promise, when the time comes, to help her return to their beloved river for one final journey. Set against the rugged wilderness of Maine, the exotic islands of Indonesia, the sweeping panoramas of Yellowstone National Park, and the tranquil villages of rural New England, Eternal on the Water is at once heartbreaking and uplifting -- a timeless, beautifully rendered story of true love's power.

..I have already started picking my summer reads out,,and some of the authors will be Luanne Rice,Debbie Macomber,Sherryl Woods..

We picked up Avatar, and Austrilia, I really loved Avatar and didnt see the first part of Austrial but liked what I did I wish I saw Avatar in the theaters..

This week I think we will just be chilling at home,,I do have a couple of errands to run but other then that nothing much going on..well I hope you all enjoy your week...take care..

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I am still alive...

I am still here, just haven't been motivated to do anything,,and i just got back into my reading which is a blessing..I just finished the second book in Nora Roberts Bride Quartet series, called A Bed of Roses, and it was such a funny,sad,cute and never want to this story to end read that I couldnt put it fall in love with the characters, that you just want the story to keep going..the next one comes out next month and I am hoping that one will be just as good..
Up next on the reading is James Patterson, Sunday at Tiffanys. I heard it was a good read so I thought I would give it a is the snypnois:

Synopsis The author of the #1 bestseller Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas returns with a magical story of a love that's too perfect to be real. AN IMAGINARY FRIEND Jane Margaux is a lonely girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't saty forever, though. On Jane's ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she'll forget him soon. AN UNEXPECTED LOVE Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets a man, a handsome, comforting, funny man. He's perfect— AN UNFORGETTABLE TWIST Sundays at Tiffany's is a heartrending love story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patternson a bestseller all over the world, Sundays at Tiffany's takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

March Statis and my very first..

Well I think I am liking living in florida the weather now is beautiful and there are pretty flowers everywhere..I am posting my March accomplishments here they are..
another month of very bad reading...I must go thru spurts of reading..oh well hopefully next month will be a better month of that and cross stitching...
now my pride and joy...I have never had one so this is a new baby to me,,,it is my first herb garden and I hope I can keep it alive..I have Rosemary,Basil,Mint..3 of my favorite herbs..wish me luck...I do have a green thumb but we will see...well I hope you all are having a wonderful day where ever you are...

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Stitch Markers in Shop...

Hello Everyone,
Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday,,,the weather is beautiful here..Hope you all had a great Easter..We did,,we went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast then hit the beach for some fun..I am liking only living 40 minutes from the beach instead of 6 hours like before...well I have added the new stitch markers to my Etsy store..and if you dont want to go thru my store then just email me..well enjoy the pictures..and keep those fingers moving..

Cute little Teapot
Pretty Hibiscus Flowers
Sea Turtles
Smiley Faces

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter...

Good morning,,
Another beautiful day here in North Florida,,springbreak started yesterday all the little kids are out in the neighborhood playing..I wanted to let you all know I will not be having a giveaway this month..I have alot going grandson Max is moving back here in 2 we are flying out to Arizona to get him..his mother will be following shortly..lets just say it is much better for both of them if they were out here..not a good enivoriment for them out there..even thou my daughter would say different..but we had to finally tell her that this is the way it is going to be with Max..and she we are getting the house ready for a 20 month old..we have enjoyed this time just the 2 of us..and it looks like my oldest son might move to floriday sometime he really liked it here..also I gave my 2 week notice at work,,althou I haven't worked there for 3 weeks,,because of slow business so it is for the now I have to work on getting more items in my Etsy store which I will be doing this week,,,I have 4 new sets of stitch markers being listed so watch out for them,,they are really cute..and if you live in North Florida the Quilt store
Old Green Cubboard is going out of business and she sent out an email this morning that one of her friends who owned a cross stitch store brought over all her patterns and linen and it is selling for 50% off..I have enough so I am not even going near that place..Also I wanted to Thank Heather over at Gofita's Page for the award,,at this time I will not be passing them on..but I always love getting them...Well I hope everyone has a Blessed Easter..

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jacksonville Zoo & Riverwalk Artist Market Pt 3

Hope everyone is having a good week,,,sorry for not posting this yesterday was under the weather..better today..but before I get to the trip pictures I have to wish my little Toby a happy second birthday,,,yes he was born on April fools day,,but he is to cute to be a Happy Birthday Toby we can move on..I love Jacksonville Zoo,,it was a beautiful day and the animals were all wasnt crowded as we thought it would be since we saw tons of school buses in the parking was a nice slow day after rushing around Savannah and St Augustine (parking meters)..I have not done any crafts or reading this week,,,I know I am a bad bad crafter..but hopefully I will be back at it soon..on another note,,I am really wanting to go down to the Florida Keys but I must first lose some weight,,so a little over 21/2 weeks ago I started my new way of eating not a diet as I dont like that word and this past sunday I started walking on the treadmill..and I am down 10lbs,,so that is half my goal to go to the florida keys is to lose 20lbs..of course I know alot of it was water weight but hey 10lbs is 10lbs..I still have alot more to lose but one small step at a time..the weather here has turn beautiful low 70's and sunny,,no rain in the forcast...hope it is sunny where you all are at...well now for the the pictures..sit back and enjoy... Devon

The Birthday Boy,,,Happy Birthday sweet Toby...

On the St Johns river some houses along it..

A view of downtown Jacksonville Florida

This lady had the most beautiful strawberrys I have ever seen,,and yes we did get some..

There were farmers market there along with vendors and eating places..very cool..

These were some very pretty Flamingo's never seen orange ones before..

One of my favorite Birds..

You could feed the giraffes,,they are so beautiful..

They have a stingray pool you pay extra to go into,,but it is so get to touch the stingrays and they are very slimmy feeling..but so cool...