Saturday, January 7, 2012

CROSS STITCH !

 This is the what I am stitching on at the moment. It is designed by Birds Of A Feather. Called Valentine Holiday. It reminds me so much of being in Elementary School. We would decorate cigar boxes, shoe boxes, and paper bags for Valentine's Day. ( different containers for different years in school.) When the day came we would bring in our Valentine's and put them in each other's boxes. Then it was time for the party!!! Cupcakes and snacks!! Sugar High Time!!!  lol
 These are some boxes I got after the Holidays at Hobby Lobby. The silver is a music box. It cost all of 1.79. The little box was 1.29. Can't beat those prices for future cross stitch. The minute I saw the silver box, I thought Blackbird Designs - Joyeux Noel. The big design would not fit, even if stitched on 48 count... I guess I will try the Love Letters with the bird in the blues on white linen. The box is a music box and plays The First Noel.  I had not thought to try stitching over one!  It just came to me!!! I sure would like to be able to stitch Joyeux Noel and mount it in that box!! I will see...
 These are some frames I purchased at Michael's. I can already see something Valentine in that red frame!!  I need to stitch all I can this weekend. Brenda, With Thy Needle and Thread/ Country Stitches has put a design in the mail for me to stitch!! All she said was Spring!!!  I can't wait to see it!!
I did get front porch cleaned up today and Christmas put in shed. Still a little winded from the Pneumonia, but feeling alot better. I am taking breaks.. It is now lunch time!! I love lunch time!!  This New eating 2012 is going great!! I need to weigh today. It has been one week. I am getting the hang of this proportion thing. I checked out 2 books from the library by - The Biggest Losers Tv people. I have read both and they will not let the people on the show eat White (starches) too! The cookbook has exercises and recipes. Has stories of the Year 1 thur 12 people. Real interesting that almost all contestants have Type 2 diabetes and other health issues.  Shows me that it all goes together, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.  I can know add Thyroid problems to mine. Got call from nurse at doctor's again today. I am now on thyroid medicine for an under active thyroid.  All my medicine will not fit in those little Monday - Sunday pill boxes!!!  lol  I will fix that!!  I will Lose weight!!!
I will leave yall with a picture of my grands! My inspirations! 
Till Later......

7 comments:

jennyhope said...

Kirklands had some really cute antique looking frames the other day!

Melanie said...

Those prices can't be beat for the boxes!! What a steal. You can do some FANTASTIC things with those!

blue star stitcher said...

I love the little cupid in the Birds of a Feather piece. Good score on the little boxes from Hobby Lobby, I never have much luck finding deals there.

red.neck chic said...

I'm cheering you on!!! Your Grands are CUTE!!! Lucky Grandma!!!

I found some old - falling apart paper - cross-stitch patterns the other day in my massive pile of junk and thought of you... are they something you would be interested in? It would take some piecing together of some of them but they are cool!

;-D Take care of you!!!
robelyn

pam said...

Great deals on the boxes-cannot wait to see something stitched in them:)

Keep away from all that white stuff and you'll be feeling better in no time.

Michelle May said...

Good for you on getting healthy in 2012. It really is all about what we put in our pie holes that makes a difference. hee,hee,hee. You go girl!

Grands are just the cutest.

TinaTx said...

Wow - great deal on those boxes! You will find something to fit in them!
I had to give in and get a bigger pill box (and it has day/night sides too) but I'm hoping to get shed of a few pills this year.