Sunday, January 31, 2010


Anyone making funeral arrangements? I have ordered my coffin, have you?

Also, I must mention it is not an empty coffin on the way!! Mine comes pre-assembled, and even complete with spiders and ghosts, (along with other things-kinda spooky!) What a deal! Also, I know I need to lose weight, but I guess I will really have to get busy! You see these coffins will fit in your mailbox, well almost!

These must be a great deal, because look at the demand:
(sorry but you will have to cut and paste; someone has stolen my link capacity)

I guess I am not the only one making, ahem, "arrangements"!!

this is going to be fun!!! perhaps you will join us??

maybe TODAY will be the day my coffin arrives!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Guess who came with me to Zihua?? Two best friends: Amy Bunger and Kelly Clark. Of course, they are each others best friends, and my virtual compadres, but who better to travel with?? yes, Amy, you are in Zihuatanejo right now, you just can't taste the fresh red snapper, or luxuriate in the best massages on earth! You and Kelly will have to stay on my DVD drive, but I sure enjoy your company!!

what an incredible DVD!! I am so glad I will know the needleweaving tips and techniques when I get to the part of my stitch guide that calls for them!! I am sure everyone knows about the new DVDs, but just in case, here is the link to DVD #7 "The Ins and Outs of Needleweaving":

I decided to bring a stocking I am working on, and managed to pack my lap frame in my luggage. I was afraid they might not let it back into the USA in a carryon bag. those bars are menacing with the screws on the end, you know!!

take care,

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Have you ever felt that a piece you're stitching is jinxed? I have an Imari plate pillow that is still unfinished. It seemed each time I worked on it, something bad happened.

I am starting to think the Nutcrackers are jinxed. It only started after I put them in straight jackets, and so I guess I am to blame, perhaps. I guess what I need to do is finish them really quickly, but I guarantee they are not going out of town with me----ever again!!

Unfortunately, our family dog, a Jack Russell Terrier passed away while I was out of town for 24 hrs with doc and the Piper. "Sparky" and I had gotten pretty close while I was working on Tripp's stocking. He will be missed.

I would have understood if he had gotten hit by a car because he paid no attention to them. But, he was killed by a pack of coyotes less than 2 blocks from our home. We live in the middle of town--it happened at the community college close by. He had accidentally been let out.

sooo---what to do?? We are heading to Mexico next week. the nutcrackers will stay home, and I guess I will take the Nativity stocking with me, and maybe something small also. I am almost afraid to try to get onto an international flight with stretcher bars, but I will be gone an entire week.

hmmm, not sure what I will take with me...

Friday, January 1, 2010


Ring in the new year!!! 2010!!

Seems in my house, it will be the "Year of the House"!! A Weenie House, a Woodland house, and you know designers always say we should have 3 of something, right?? well, the Weenie House and Woodland House have stitch guides by Amy. what should the third house be?

Robin mentioned Amy might be ordering another canvas of the Valentine House:
which already has a custom stitch guide, and won FIRST PLACE at ANG a few yrs ago....very tempting!!
Since I don't have any needlepointed Valentine decorations, this might be a possibility.

But, I also like the Peppermint Stick House:
Perhaps Amy could see if the colors coordinate with the Woodland House?? the greens, purples, etc.... The kids and grandkids are home at Christmas, so I know it would be a part of our celebrations.

btw, the Piper has been behaving, so he is getting his cell decor updated! (see bandidos (nutcracker) posts, if you don't know what I am talking about)

Any thoughts?