Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Am Award and Moving Day!!!

First off I want to thank you to Monica at the HoopLess Stitcher She awarded me a Liebster Award, I guess it is for those blogs with followers under 200. You don't know how happy this makes me. Over a year ago I had a very good blog going, with about 180 followers, lots of comments and updated daily. But I had some tings happen and needed to take time off and during that time I deleted my blog, it is something I wish I would have not done because I had so many pictures of my projects and a lot of nice blog posts I had made. But I am happy to be back in the blogging world. It is a great feeling to put needle to thread.

Tomorrow the movers will be at 10 A.M to load our stuff onto a truck. We got an email this morning telling us that they filled the original truck and would have to hold our things at a storage site until a truck was ready, thankfully they came through and got a full size truck so our things will be loaded tomorrow and on their way to South Carolina. The only hiccup tomorrow is the RAIN... It has not rain for 6 months and tomorrow it is suppose to rain buckets!! So my hope is the rain holds off till after 3 I really do not want wet boxes sitting on a truck for a week or more.

I am really excited about this move. I have been really nervous up until today maybe because I am finally 98% packed, also knowing that I will be closer to our family, that is such a good feeling. Hopefully out things arrive by the 8th so I can unpack and get my Christmas tree up.

I will be without a computer for some time, I will have my handy little smart phone but I doubt that I will update my blog from there. I will check in on facebook. Please keep us in your thoughts for a safe trip.

Thank you for your comments on my last post. I really appreciate the well wishes!!!
Take Care
Natasha
A picture of sweet Samson trying his best at being a lap dog :)
I was trying to stitch last night and he took over my lap LOL

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

not saying goodbye but see ya later!!

It's easier to say Hello than to say goodbye. Farewell to you by White Lion is running through my head as I write this post.



We leave this place that we have called home in 9 days. On Saturday I got to spend the day with a great group of ladies just stitching and talking and talking and talking and eating and stitching :) Everyone in this stitching group is a wonderful bunch but it is my friend Valerie that I will miss a ton more than I think. We became friends over just the last few years and I think we get along so well becausee we have the same sense of humor, sometimes twisted, but funny to us :) But hopefully come Octoberber we will be spending some time at the beach, Maybe?!?!

I am still slowly packing up our apartment. It is amazing how much stuff I had in such a tiny apartment. The fun thing about moving, you get to declutter. I got rid of stuff I knew we no longer needed, used, or wanted. Hopefully once I get to the new house I can buy a nice bookcase for the spare room so I can finally have my books and "things" out so I don't have to dig through boxes to find something.

A few weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a drawing that Gloria from MiLadys Needle work had. You will not believe what she sent me.

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Is'nt it all just lovely, I borrowed the picturtes from her blog, I hope she does not mind. But of all the things in the package, this was the biggest joy

I have had this on my wish list for a few years so imagine my excitement on seeing this :) I plan on starting this on January 1st.

Please head over to her blog and check out her beautiful designs and her updates :)

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I have many thigns to be thankful for and hope to reflect on those on Thanksgiving Day.

Hugs to you all!!
Natasha

P.S can you please spare some good thoughts and prayers for my Aunt Sue? She had hip surgury on the 9th and is having really tough time. Thank you so much.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Moving on

Well I thought I would go ahead in let ya'll in on my secret alittle early. My Husband and I have lived in California for the past 9 years. but if you count up total years between the two of us it would equal to about 15-20 years on and off. That sure is alot of years and probaby why we have been drawn back to California many times

This last stay was in the Bay Area, about a 45 minute drive south of San Fran. And while we have trully enjoyed out stay here we mutually decided that it was time to head back east. We are moving back to South Carolina. For those that followed my blog 4 years ago before I went and stopped stitching will know that I loved SC and to be able to have the chance to move back there is great. We have lived away from our family for many years and realize that we sure do miss them but also miss the ways of South Carolina.


this is going to be our view for awhile. We looked into buying a house but nothing that we loved came aroud and this little rental poped up one day and we thought why not try the lake living lifestyle.


So If I am MIA for awhile, you will know it is from packing and moving. We leavce her Nov 30th still have lots to do. So please keep us in your prayers for a safe journey. Also if you could please say a prayer for my Aunt Sue she had hip surgery on the 9th and is some really bad pain. They really had to dig around in that old hip of hers.

Thank you
natasha

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Big changes and my new toy

Hello dear friends,
Thank you for all of your comments on my post about how you work on WIPs. I have about 10 in my basket and I use to have them on a stitching rotation but now I just work on them when I remember, which means I hardly remember or else I would have more finished LOL

For those that had a three day weekend did you do anything fun? I had to work on Saturday night and Monday night but Sunday the Hubby and I took a drive over to Half Moon Bay and since the tides were low we headed to the Fitzgerald Marine Preserve.
This place is pretty cool.There are tons of nooks and cranies to see all types of sea life like this sea urchin. This was actually already dead but the spikes had not fallen of yet, pretty cool don't ya think?



This is where we were. I just love the beaches here in the Bay Area. Yes, we can't swim in the water because it is freezing but the beaches here offer the most amazing views and we always see some sort of sea life.




So in my title post I said I had a new toy. This is my new toy, isn't she pretty :0)
I have been thinking about getting one of these for awhile I was going to go to Jo-Anns since I had a 40% off coupon but I was running errands this morning and decided to stop at Micheals intead.

Well they had it on sale for 40% off and they had the pink one, JoAnns only had white. I love it!! And I think it will be the perfect travel light to take with me when I go to the PALS retreat in October. Yes, I do plan on attending. Finally after years of not going. I am really looking forward to it!!


Big changes are in store at our home but you will have to check back in on Saturday. I am going to a stitching GTG and I am sure I will take LOTS of pictures of the talented work that will be there, so when I return from my GTG I will fill you in on the changes :)

Till then please remember I love comments :0) Take Care and enjoy your day!
Natasha

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Friends are good

Greetings,
I am so behind on many stitching projects I would love to sit and stitch for a whole day but have been so busy latley with work that I figure I can start stitching again at the start of December. I am working on two exchanges this week. They are both due on the 15th I have one down and one more to go :) I am not the worlds best finisher but I must say this first ornament turned out pretty well. Now onto the second one.

Tonight I meet a very dear friend for happy hour drinks and then we headed over to a Ramen House. The food was so delish but I ate way to much, I am glad we walked around a bit. We browsed a local shop and tried on hats, her more stylish me not much HAHA I was trying on all the funky big winter hats. It is always great catching up with her. She has become a great friend :)

I wish I could say I have been doing exciting things and share awesome pictures with you but I have not. I do have the day off with the Hubs tomorrow, we have some errands to take care of but I am hoping we can squeeze in a quick trip to the beach. The beach is so peaceful I enjoy hunting for seaglass and shells and must say over the years I have quit a collection. Hopefully I get some inspiration one of these days and make something really cool with the shells I have.

Well friends I best get going. It's late and I am sleppy ;)
Take Care!!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

December Drawing

Nancy over at Victorian Motto is having yet again another generous drawing. This one will run everyday the month of December. Seriously go become a follower if you are not already and leave her a comment to enter. Her floss is so pretty.

I hope you all are having a great day! Take care and happy stitching!
Natasha

Also feel free to comment on ym blog posts :) I love to read them and most likely always respond back not right away but I try :) I had a 100+ views on a recent post makes me smile :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Life goes by fast so make sure you enjoy the journey!

In our house that is our motto, though sometimes work and everyday things tend to take over, but for the most part my DH and I try to enjoy the journey. Really ever since I meet him 16 years ago it has been a whirl wind, loving life experience, one that keeps getting better with age. Like a fine wine ;)

Stitching for me has been slow going, even though I have TWO exchange deadlines looming... I need to get my behind in gear in order to get my gifts out to my stitching buddies by November 15th. I wish I could show you one of the current projects, it is just way to cute, but alas I can't till after the deadline

A few weeks ago I was browsing on 123 stitch, and I came across the Christmas Wish List. I usually do not ask for items because I would rather give than receive. But I had been hunting for an old Sampler & Antique Needlework Summer 2010 magazine, mainly for the 1854 Isabella Johnstone Sampler. Well a very nice lady over at 123 stitch granted me my wish but as sweet as that was she also included All of these extra charts.
From A Stitchers Ramblings

What a sweet thing for her to do. There are LHN,CCN and a BBD design and a few other cute charts. So thank you to Cindy for being so giving :)

Question for you are you a one project at a time kind of stitcher or do like to take on multiple charts and work on them when you please?

Hope your weekend is a happy one.
Natasha