Posted by: nancyca | February 17, 2009

February 17th, 2009


Evening everyone!

I have been a very busy bee on the house.  We’ve got a bit over 3 weeks til we put it on the market and I only have one more day of painting and have one room that I’ve torn the carpet/padding out of (that was today).  I still have the entire upstairs to pull up, the stairs and the downstairs living room.  The rest of the downstairs is hardwood flooring thank goodness!! lol

I did get some stitching in today as well.  I am in a RR on my cross stitch group.  It’s called the Neighborhood RR.  Most of us are using patterns from the freebie cd from the market a few years ago.  Some are just using house patterns that they love…one is even using a Rainbow Row pattern if memory serves right.  LOVE working on this.  So, today was the mailing date. WHOOPS!  I didn’t get to stitch the last 3 weeks, so I got it out last night and started.  As of tonight I probably have another 2 hours left, so I’ll finish it in the morning and mail out tomorrow.  The one I’m working on right now is 1×1 on 25ct.  Now, some may say OH MY GOSH! That’s tiny!  But, after stitching HAEDs on that fabric, I do like stitching on it very much.  But I won’t go any smaller…NO WAY!  I bow to those ladies that can stitch 1×1 on 40 ct….they are NUTS!  And the 40 ct gauze is just lunacy!! Am I right?  ROFL

OH OH OH!!  That’s Santa backwards…lol  I have some GREAT news!  While I was packing up most of my stitching things, I came across something I’ve been trying to find for 3 years!! I kid you not!  It’s my ds’s stocking that I started.  I’m SO pleased that I’m going to start working on it again to finish it for this Christmas.  YAY!!

Anywhooot…just thought I’d check in and say hello and that I’m still here.

HUGS!! and God Bless!!

Posted by: nancyca | February 10, 2009

February 10, 2009


Evening folks!

Today was a great day!  I actually slept much better last night.  Got up, had my cup of tea, ate breakfast and got back on the Wii Fit.  LOVE that thing!  I’m able to workout again!  Yay!!  And boy do you get a workout on it.  I’ve been doing 35-40 minutes a day and my abs are feeling it!!  And my legs too!  I actually jogged up the stairs today and it didn’t hurt! WOOHOO!!  There is hope! lol

I started packing up my stitching room today.  I’m starting with the closet in that room so that I can put the organizer squares back in it.  I’m going to put my desk/computer/file cabinets back down there in that room and make it back into the office that we originally had it.  It will definitely help sell that way better.  It is a 4th bedroom or office.  So that’s cool.  Hoping to get the majority of it packed up over the next 2 days so that I can paint on the weekend in there.  We’ll also be painting the game room (over the garage) this weekend as well.  It’s going to look SO good!  White walls just do NOTHING for me.  Too sterile for my liking.

The remembrance piece for my Mom (that my Dad made up for the paper) was in there today.  It was supposed to be yesterday on the 1 year, but someone screwed up at the paper.  It is a really nice one too, with a pic of my Mom.  She was such a pretty lady.

Well, I’m going to get off of here now.  It’s going on 8:30pm and I want to at least get started On A’s Round Robin piece.  I need to mail it out this coming Monday.

Hugs all and have a wonderful night!

p.s. The piece at the top.  I took my parents original wedding picture from 1946 and converted it myself to xstitch.  Then stitched it for them for their 55th anniversay in 2001.  I LOVE this piece and when you see it in person it actually looks like a picture.

Posted by: nancyca | February 8, 2009

February 8th, 2009

Good evening everyone!

We got a LOT of stuff done in the house this weekend.  Dh and I got our living room cleared out, painted and put back together in about 3-4 hours.  And it looks gorgeous just like I knew it would. lol

Tomorrow I get to start taking down the things in my stitching room and packing up books, etc off of the bookshelf wall.  One wall in there is floor to ceiling built in bookshelves.  They’ve been holding books and STASH for me the past 3+ years.  Now I need to make them look ‘pretty’ and spacious again.  Oh well…lol  We may just get that room primed tomorrow night (it’s a plum color with green accents in the room) and then paint the following night.

Church was wonderful today as always.  I really love my church family so much.  We didn’t get to have small group tonight as there are too many sick and couldn’t make it.  So I actually got a night off to relax and do some stitching!

Here’s the baby ghan I’m almost finished on for my new niece that was born on Feb 4th.  Taylor Ann…and she’s just gorgeous!   I have about 3-4 more rounds.  It’s not really catawhompy…lol  I just threw it on the bed and took a quick pic:


Here’s the SAL piece I’m doing with others on the HAED bb.  It’s called Daydreaming.  Not a lot done, but I started it 3 weeks ago and haven’t stitched on it since.  I got in about 2 hours on it tonight.  It is on 25 ct fabric 1 over 1.  I want to start stitching at least 2 nights a week on it as we have the 2nd page coming to us the 2nd weekend of March.  That’s not too far away!


Here’s what it will look like when finished. We are getting one page (there are 6 total) every odd month.  The first page is the top left corner.


Tomorrow will be a day that I’m not sure how it’s going to fair.  I cannot believe I’m saying this, but tomorrow it will be one year since my Mom passed away.  It doesn’t seem like ayear.  It still seems like just a few weeks ago for me.  And I still cannot talk about her without breaking out into tears.  I just love and miss her so much.  I’ll probably keep myself very busy tomorrow as that’s what I usually do when I don’t want to think about something.  I just don’t think the hole in my heart that her death left will ever be filled.  But God is there with me through it and that’s what counts.

Thank you everyone that has emailed me and for all the prayers and friendships.  They mean the world to me.

Big hugs all and it feels really good to be back!

Posted by: nancyca | February 6, 2009

February 6th, 2009


Good afternoon everyone.  It’s been awhile I know.  But I’m here now and will get here as often as I can.

We’ve been trying to get things done around here to sell our home.   We had already decided to put it on the market beginning of summer, but dh had a job change, so we’re going to put it up beginning of spring.   The actual time is in about 5 weeks.   We originally bought this big house in the anticipation that when my Dad passed away that my Mom would come to live with us.  Well, Mom passed first and Dad is too involved in his community to move up here with us.  So, it was time to let this house go.

We’re all really excited about this as we were really tired of such a big house.  It’s 3500 sq ft and quite frankly we don’t use it all AND it’s a lot to take care of.  It’s a beautiful house and we’ve loved it, but we are ready for 2000 sq ft, one story and a working fireplace to cozy up to!

We’re painting (okay I’m painting today and dh will help tomorrow) and we’ve got carpeting coming in a bit over 2 weeks, so we’ll be tearing out old carpet/padding over the next 2 weekends as well.  It’s going to be gorgeous the way I wanted it to be, but of course we’re turning around and selling. lol  But that’s okay.  I get to make our next home US again.  It really is fun and I enjoy it immensely.

I’ve not been xstitching at all the past 2 weeks.  I have been crocheting up a babyghan for my niece that is due any day.  Sweet Taylor Ann is due on Valentine’s Day, but the doc thinks she’ll come early.  I’ll pop a pic up when I’m finished with the ghan (hopefully tonight).  It’s a very cute one.

Hugs to all and keep those prayers coming!!  We want our home to sell and for us to find another that we just love in this same area.

Posted by: nancyca | January 20, 2009

January 20th, 2009

I just wanted to come here and thank everyone for their prayers, emails, phone calls and complete support right now.  It really means the world for my family.

We just ask for continued prayers and I’ll try to get here now and then to update on how all is going.  Now, I know I haven’t said what is going on…lol…but I’ll get there.  We’re in a hold pattern right now and can’t do anything yet.  Just know that our lives are changing, and we appreciate all of our family and friends very much.

Posted by: nancyca | January 14, 2009

January 14th, 2009


Good afternoon everyone.  I’ve not been here for over a week and there is a reason.  We (meaning my immediate family) is going through some big changes.  We are fine as a unit, but other changes are happening.  I don’t really want to talk about them yet as they aren’t set in stone, but I would ask for prayers that all turns out good and that God has his hands in it all.

Also, I really need to sell the items on my STASH FOR SALE page.  Please look them over, or pass my link on to other stitchers please.  I do have a lot more to go on the page, so please ask them to check back often because as of tomorrow I will be trying to put up at least a few new things each day.

I won’t be here otherwise at this point.  Just too much going on and I need to sacrifice somewhere unfortunately this is one of them.

Hugs and hang in there with me.  Please email me if you get the chance as I will be checking that daily.

Thank you my friends!

Posted by: nancyca | January 6, 2009

January 6th, 2009


Took dd to school, got ds up and out to his class this morning and then started my kitchen and laundry.  Got kitchen finished, ds came home and we did our home schooling, kept going on laundry and stitched in between loads.

This is Story Keeper by Selina Fenech ~ HAED.  The section I’m working on is 20 across and 100 down.  2000 stitches in this little section.  It’s worked on 25ct 1 over 1:

Where I left off yesterday:

Where I stopped tonight:

Tomorrow is my Christmas stitching day (could be xstitch OR crochet).  Tomorrow happens to be xstitching.  I am going to be stitching on on of my children’s ornaments for 2009.  Then on Thursday I’ll be back to my Story Keeper.

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Posted by: nancyca | January 5, 2009

January 5th, 2009


Well, it’s been a busy past few days.   I’ve not had time to get here.  Saturday I battled a migraine in my right side for most of the day.  Yesterday it was gone, but today it came back full force on my left side.  It’s the worst one I’ve had in probably 4-5 years.  I’ve been in bed most of the day in the dark (other that picking up my dd at school as she had an allergic reaction).  I hate it when this happens.  I have way too much to do in my life to be down by a stupid migraine all day.

And that’s not all I started out to this morning.  I also found out that I tested positive for the H Pylori test.  So, tomorrow when my gp is back in his office, I’ll talk to him to see what he’s going to put me on for it.  The GOOD news I got this morning was that my endo doc also did a CBC with the other test and it came back normal.  YAY!  That means the anti-thyroid medication isn’t affecting my white cell count at this point in time.  Thank GOD above!

I got some stitching done on my Story Keeper by HAED this weekend.  I’ll have to take a pic later tonight and post it if I’m up to it.  The only reason I’m here right now is that my wonderful dd made me some toast to eat so that I can take some Tylenol and get in the shower to let the hot massager beat into my shoulders, neck and head to try to help this migraine go away.  I know…I know…usually it’s cold that works.  Well, I’m one of the other people that cold makes it worse and heat helps.  Leigh, I also did DQ, but this time it didn’t help.  It did on Saturday, but this one got way too bad before I got it, so no help.  Doggonit!

You know that soft waves ripple babyghan that I made back in SEPT??  Well, I still haven’t put the ends in and given it to my neighbor!  She had the baby on 10-10!!  So, if I feel a bit better tonight, I am determined to get that done so that I can give it to her tomorrow. The baby will be 3 months old in less than a week! ROFL

Okay…that’s enough whining from me.  I appreciate the emails my friends. They mean the world to me.


Posted by: nancyca | January 1, 2009

January 1st, 2009b

I just wanted to announce my friend Leigh’s new stitching blog.  It’s called Dragon my needle and I can’t wait to see lots of stitching news!  She’s also doing a PIF, so if you are interested, please go there and check it out.


Posted by: nancyca | January 1, 2009

January 1st, 2009


I didn’t make it til midnight last night. Didn’t even try. lol  My medication makes me sleepy and I took it at 10pm.  I was out by 10:30.  I did wake up about 12:05am when my son came in to see if I was awake…I mumbled something that didn’t make sense and went back to sleep. lol

Today I’ve been very productive.  I’ve gotten my budget for the ENTIRE YEAR all down on paper and calendar.  I know…I know…but it helps like nobody’s business I tell ya!  If you don’t, you should try it.  Write on the calendar dates of paychecks and when bills are due.  It has worked for me for years and last year we didn’t follow it.  Now this year I’m having to pay for medical bills from LAST year that I shouldn’t have.

I’m going to work on my cross stitch piece that is a late Christmas gift today.  I just have to finish the back stitching and then put it all together.  Hoping to mail it out tomorrow to it’s owner.

Would love to hear from you!  Are you all still out there?

HUGS!! and God bless!

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