Thursday, January 31, 2013


Part 2 of the makeover. Sorry I waited some days.. I had some models come in the mail and I started stitching them.

Here we go: Kitchen

Dinning room area.  I was still cleaning in this area.

 Living Room.  I love the yellow paint.
 These are before pictures of the big bedroom. We had to repaint the room.

I tried to get the same color. I love that color green.  These are the after pictures below....

 DH made that trunk in the above picture. It was always at the foot of our bed. Holds all my high school keepsakes and Raeanne's growing up keepsakes. It is now again at the foot of my bed..

Leaving you went to view up the hall.  DH took out that window and put shelves in. He also framed around the door to the bedroom there on the left... I had only lived there for 14 years with it unfinished!!  lol  Now it is complete and I will not be able to enjoy.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be resting up and stitching!!


Monday, January 28, 2013


 Mobile Home Makeover is finished!!  I had my head in that oven for quite a while yesterday.. DH said to bad it was electric!  He was tired of me by yesterday.... When you are thrown together in a space for 3 weeks and all you do is work your butt off. I get a little pushy and mouthy... not to mention at a point yesterday, he looked at me and I started crying.. I do that when I get tired or in my case exhausted... This is what we have been doing for 3 weeks nonstop:

 Starting with the worst room. Bathroom.  Yes, that is a patch of leopard wall paper folks!  I had a decorating burp moment a couple of years ago.. lol 
 Tons of different wallpapers and paint colors... Yuck!
 DH turned his back on that room... I didn't blame him.. If I could have ran I would have...
 Sorry for blurred picture. This is it Now!  More calm.....
It has wallpaper again. Just thick tile-look wallpaper. I nice bottom color

 Sorry for blurry picture again....
 The next room was Joshua's Auburn bedroom. We took down the fan and put up a light.
 And it is now finished in a color that is Silver Purple.. Zoe likes the color.
So that room is finished and door closed.....

 I didn't have a before picture of Zoe's old room. It was pink with a pink design border.
When Zoe opened the door and seen this room. She said," I don't like BLUE! I want it purple and I want my little bed back!  She still thinks she lives here and is just visiting her new home... lol  She also wants her baby bed back...

I will have part two tomorrow. 

I will leave you with this picture of a very clean refrigerator!  lol
My head was in that also! 
To bad my stove and refrigerator is not this clean.. and I am to tired to even think about cleaning them today!

Friday, January 25, 2013


 I have been doing a little Valentine decorating around the craft room.

 I have also been doing a little, very little stitching......

I also found this piece I stitched back in the late 90's. I can't remember who the designer is. It used to be in a frame. I removed it. I may paint that piece of wood under it and mount it with some trim around it. Drill two holes and hand with ribbon.. That is what I am thinking....

 I bought these yesterday. Yes, I am eating my way to 3 designs by Brenda.. ( WTN&T ) The two heart shaped ones are for her latest design. The Sampler Box is for her design,  Strawberry Hill Sampler. I have that chart. I have not purchased Valentine Sampler yet. I can at least eat all the chocolate first... I did good on the Sampler Box.. It is Sugar Free.  I will mention in this post I have lost 16 pounds to date!  I may gain some back.. I will limit myself to one piece a day.. We will see how long that last!!  lol
I will leave you with a picture of my work area. I will get back to working on the stitching so that I can get my Valentine Box finished this weekend. 
Quickie... I do have pictures of Trailer Makeover.. They are on my other camera. I will try and post them this weekend. We are finishing up at the moment..
Happy Weekend Stitching to everyone!!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


 I have accomplished something this week!  Yea Me!!!  I finished Country Cottage's first block of the Santa Village. I was trying to get this finished by the end of the month.. I have the second one to get started on now. I will be finishing them all as cubes that stand upright.  I used the called for linen and threads. I did change the berries to a satin stitch to give it some texture.

I have been stitching on Brenda's ( WTN&T ) Be My Valentine when I go to bed at night. I had to substitute some of the colors. I think I have matched pretty well. Can't wait to start on the Alphabet tonight. Watching my TV shows, The Middle and Modern Family. 
Will check back in later......

Friday, January 18, 2013


This was our Snow Event yesterday. I live south of Birmingham. I seen on the news that Birmingham and north had a lot more snow then we did. I love Snow!!!  It all melted by yesterday afternoon. This morning was so cold, but the sun came out and it was a beautiful day. 
I have been doing some stitching on my two WIPs. I also pulled out my fabric and threads to do With Thy Needle and Thread - Be My Valentine. I purchased it last year. I also bought my candy box last year. I ate all my candy from it, and painted the box. I Never got around to stitching it. I pulled my threads and found out I needed 3 colors. I substituted some close enough threads instead of ordering.
Back to painting the last room in the trailer tomorrow. I had bought 2 different colors to paint the last bedroom and did not like them at all. I love the color the bedroom is now, but it just needed repainted because we removed the TV off the wall. The bracket had left big holes in the Sheetrock and we had to fix those. So, I purchased the third different color for this room tonight.... lol   I have to take my vacuum with me tomorrow. I need to measure for blinds, put up a couple pieces of molding, and clean up the kitchen. The list is never ending.
I will try to take my camera tomorrow to get more pictures of the completed projects. I am having second thoughts about renting. I so would like to move back there. It is bigger..Then I think that DH and I don't need all that space and we have the sun room and new front porch that I love..
BK (Baby Kitty) is laying beside me washing.. He was left outside while we went to the Home Depot. He looked at me while washing.. I told him he was looking scrappy (lol) Fur is sticking out all over!  Hubby said he thinks BK loves his Rugged Look!  lol 

Till tomorrow.......

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hello friends!!  I have been down at the trailer working my butt off. We have a lady interested in renting it. She told us so was living with a room mate and she wanted to move out.. Without room mate at first....All I will say, is that now she wants him and his 2 kids to move with her and that more things have come up.. like 2 kids, a dog, and heavy smokers both. I'm sorry if I offend any smokers. I am allergic to smoke. I immediately have trouble breathing. While they were there I had to stand a distance from them.. My house has never been smoked in. I'm I a bad person? I have just had a bad time letting go, after all the hard work.
I do have some good stitching news!! I started a new New Years project!
The Christmas Village by CCN. I joined Vonna's site.  This is my progress so far.
I am stitching it on the called for linen with the called for threads. I did purchase the star for the tree.  I am stitching mine separate. I may make ornaments of each.
I am also stitching on The Beloved Companion Sampler by Pineberry Lane. It will be a memorial sampler for our beloved Rebel.

Sorry for the dark picture. It has been raining here for days. I may need to build an ark or at least find a motorboat to get around! I am loving this stitch. I do not mind over one stitching at all. On to more good news!  I am just full of news today!
I have lost 15 pounds since the week after Christmas!  I am so proud of myself.  I am thankful for The Victosa Shot. My sugar is staying between 98 and 101. It still makes me sick sometimes, but only if I eat to much or eat bad junk sugary foods. I am learning that I do not have to eat Everything on my plate. I have 45 pounds to go.  I hope I can do it by the end of summer.
I will leave y'all with a picture of the two babies. This is how I find them most rainy days! Till Later.....

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I signed on and now I have ads on my blog!!  I didn't ask for ads!!  I don't want ads!!  I want them gone!!!

Does anyone know how to get them off my blog?


UPDATE.... I got rid of Google Chrome.. I think it was putting the ads on my blog...
If you see ads please let me know!!!

Thanks, April   Who will have a stitching update tomorrow....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Trying Again......

Thank you Joyce!!  I have a picture now... I am on my way over to do more work ... Just a quick picture of color of the living room...
More to come....
Update on problem.. I tried Google Chrome, still didn't work. Joyce said to click on the HTML in the upper right side by the Compose button to add picture. It worked!! 


Well, I had pictures to show... But, Blogger doesn't have a button any more to upload pictures.  What is going on?   Is anyone else having problems.. Mine has been like this since Monday!

I will be waiting to upload...  Till then.....

Friday, January 4, 2013


Hello everyone!  I hope everyone had a great Holiday! Sorry I have not been posting much. I have been under the weather. That new shot has been something else. I have finally started feeling better today. The shot has 3 different doses that I had to up every seven days. So, by the time I got to feeling better, it was time to up the dose and then I would be nauseous again for a couple of days.
Today has been a great day! I have been spring cleaning in the winter! I got all that Christmas put up. I still have to tote it all out to the shed.  I got the sun room cleaned. I even cleaned under the beds in the bedrooms.  I sneezed for about 10 minutes afterwards.. lol
We are starting to work on the other mobile home and get it ready to maybe rent out. We have to paint and put up some trim. Tomorrow is the start day.. I will take some before pictures like I did with the trailer we live in now.
I am working on some stitching for Michelle at Raspberry Rabbits. I have not forgot about it Michelle!! lol  I am trying to get some UFOs out to try to finish this year. I am also looking for framing for the Memorial Sampler I stitched. Looking forward to finishing some unfinished stitching in 2013.
Tonight I am trying to catch up on reading some blogs.  I will be reading up on what everyone is doing after the holidays!! See y'all soon with some pictures!