Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Day in NYC

I participated in the HOE Snowman Exchange and was elated when I opened the package that arrived from Anne.  Inside I found this beautifully stitched and finished ornament:
2011 HOE Snowman Ornament
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Frosty Flakes
Stitched by: Anne S.

As a fan of Little House Needleworks, I was so happy to receive a stitched design from their Ornament of the Month.  Thank you very much Anne, I look forward to hanging the ornament on my tree each Christmas!
This is what I stitched for my partner, Marie W.

HOE Snowman Exchange
Designer: Lorrie Birmingham
Design: Snowmen Trio
Stitched for: Marie W.

Now that I am in the Northeast, I am able to see my DS more frequently.  A few weeks ago, I headed into NYC for another day in the city with my oldest son.  He is so sweet; once again, he toured me around the city visiting Bryant Park, Central Park, the Garment district and Times Square. 

One of my favorite places is Bryant Park.  This is the perfect place to grab some lunch, relax in the park and enjoy the beautiful weather.

After a bit of a rest we headed to Central Park where we strolled through the park enjoying the sights. I especially enjoy seeing the horse and carriages parading down the streets of the city.

For me, a trip to NYC would never be complete without a visit to the Garment District.  Oh, to bask in the glory of all of this gorgeous every imaginable color!

Here is a picture of my latest trim purchase.  I feel so spoiled to have a son living in NYC affording me the opportunity to walk the streets of the garment district frequently.

As we wrapped up our day in the city, we approached Times Square and saw this friendly guy:


As much as I dislike having my picture taken, I could not pass up on this opportunity. So there you have it...I am off to see the wizard!

Thanks "G" for another wonderful day hanging out in the city with you, I am one lucky Mom. :D

As always thank you for stopping by!

Until next time...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Exchange Received

I received a wonderful HOE Prairie Schooler exchange piece from Ellen L. What a welcomed surprise it was to receive such a beautifully stitched and creatively finished cross stitch.
2011 HOE PS Exchange
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Stitched by: Ellen L.
Finish: Miniature Wallhanging

Ellen selected a PS Fall design from one that was published in The Gift of Stitching online magazine. She finished it into a miniature wallhanging, how creative is that!!! I have never seen such a finish but I will certainly give it a try. Ellen also surprised me with some very pretty lace ribbon.

Thank you so much Ellen for making this an extra special exchange!
Here is what I stitched for the HOE PS Exchange...
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: Spring and Fall Book #90
  Fabric 32ct over one
Stitched for: Sarah M.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011



My world became brighter (and funnier) 22 years ago today when, in the early morning, our second son was born at the Woman's Hospital of Texas.

He weighed in at a WHOPPING...

And continued to grow STRONGER... 

And OLDER...


And SWEETER (if that's even possible)... 

The best thing that happened in 1989 was YOU, but here are just a few other notable facts from the year that you were born:

1989 Fun Facts  
  1. 41st President of US: George H. W. Bush
  2. Vice President: Dan Quayle
  3. The cost of a stamp: .25 cents
  4. Gallon of gas: $1.12
  5. New home: $148,800
  6. New car cost: $15,350
  7. Top Song: “Look Away” Chicago
  8. Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy
 You were born under the sign of the SNAKE:

"Snakes are extremely analytical in decision-making. They can think deeply, and make decisions quickly and firmly. Snakes are philosophical, intuitive, discreet, diplomatic, amusing, sexy, compromising, fun-loving, intelligent and posses a sense of humor. They are often skilled communicators, and have good memories.  Their minds always keep working overtime, laying their schemes and hatching their plots for the future. Most of them achieve financial success and  are generally lucky with money.  They can be sympathetic with others and they are willing to offer a helping hand."


Continue to be the wonderful person that you are.  Enjoy the year ahead; may it be filled with all of the happiness and good fortune that you deserve and remember...

MOM <3