Friday, December 12, 2008

Pre Teen blues

OMG I can't believe how long it's been since I've written in my blog. But this has really been such a trying year with DD. We are going through so many emotional and physical issues. And of course my DD knows EVERYTHING!!! Yes we have started developing and changing into a young woman. But thank God no menses yet. And we are dealing with severe peer pressure. OMG are kids (especially the girls) so mean these days!!! My DD is dealing with it so bad that she is going from a straight "A" student to "D" and "F" student. So today I called her teacher and told her about her behavorial problems at home and how worried I am about her grades. And her teacher knows what I am going through. Evidently there are others having the same problems. So together we are going to work on teaching my DD how to deal with this "Peer Pressure" and get her tuned back into doing better in school.

You know I remeber when I was in school and all of this did not start until Middle School and towards the end. I was known as the school Liesbian for 4 years just because I was caught putting in a tampon. OMG!!!! I can only imagine what these girls are doing now in Elementary School. Which my DD is only in 5th grade. I don't remember girls having boobs and thier menses so young. Heck I was only 14 when I developed. Not that anyone really cares. But it's so heart wrenching to see that your own DD is having the same problems you had when you were thier age. But now it's starting much younger!!! And all I can do is cry during the day for my DD and try to show her how to deal with it. I really don't want her to grow up with no self confidence and feel lonely like I did growing up. As an only child, it's even harder. She's lucky to have a little sister to play with. I'm sure when they get older they will be best of friends.

Sorry for my rant, but had to get this all off my chest. Parenting isn't what it use to be. Now I feel like I need to go back to school and get a PHD in Psychology.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"Circe the Sorceress" Model Finished

Well she is finally done and what a gorgeous witch she is. Now I can't wait to see what our next new Passione Ricamo design will be. Maybe Spring Beauty Princess??? I hope so. I am always excited to stitch every new design.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My Stash from CATS 2007

As my last post was long winded I thought that I would post what I actually got at CATS here. So here we go:

From Angi
Sampler Cove ~ Bordeaux

Lorri Birmingham Designs
2005 Commemorative Sampler
Crystal Needle Roll/floss pack

DebBee's Designs
Hot Stuff
Sring Fantasy

Dinky Dyes
Charmed Dreams
Summer Breeze
OOPs Floss Bag

Jar Designs
Rosetta Red Dark Hand Dyed Floss
Rosetta Red Medium Hand Dyed Floss
Box with 4 compartments (great for beading)

Just Nan
Crystal Roses

Brenda Kocher
Flying Geese and Chicken Feet (signed)

Winter Patchwork Heart

Liz Turner Diehl
Commemorative Box

Michelle Inck Needlework DesignsHaunted Hardanger

Nancy's Needle
Desert Star/floss pack
Evening Star/floss pack
Trip Around the World/floss pack

Picture This Plus
Crystal Glacier
Crystal French Lilac
Crystal DaVinci

Raise the RoofWitchy-Washy

Stoney Creek
2003 Commemorative Sampler
2002 Commemorative Box
Sandstone Hand Dyed Fabric

Sweetheart Tree
Pretty Posies Sampler
Simply Romantic
The Love Sampler
Weeping Violets
Find the Cure!
Rhodes Butterfly Fob
Don't Bug Me (my favorite)
Pirouette In Purple
Cherry Blossoms Fob
Renaissance Romance
Teenie Welcome
Tudor Rose
Blackberry Heart
Rosebuds & Hardanger
Lavender Luminescence
Lavender Radiance
Sparkling Shamrocks

Victoria Sampler
Heart to Heart Sampler/floss pack

Waxing Moon Designs
If I Stitch Fast

Who Knew
Ocean Treasure
Ocean Daughter/floss pack

Also got:
Mouse Pads to Stitch
Mesh Bags (2 sizes)
Mono Canvas
Stretcher Bars
Stitching Festival Mouse Pads
Box to put stitching on top off
Stitcher's Lotion in Blackberry & Vanilla, Cinnamon Stick
Tapestry Needles
Gingher Scissors
Old CATS show pins
Scrap Book and Papers to document my trip
Choc-Bar Soap (Chocolate Scened)
Hot Choc Bath Salts
Cocoa Body Butter
Cocoa Bean Bath Bars
Cocoa Bean Body Scrub
Chocolate Fudge Body Cream
Chocolate Truffles Candle
Hershy Syrup Candle
Hershy Jar Candle
Carmel Brownie Delights Candle
Chocolate Muffin Candles in a muffin tin
And of course stolen soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, cocoa, jams and ketchup.

So as you can see, I had lots of fun shopping and enlarging my stash. LOL!!!!!

CATS 2007

Well I'm back from the last CATS show. And boy did we all have a blast!!! I flew out to Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday Sept 26th. When I got to Harrisburg I fell and broke my nose and sprained my right leg again at the airport. What a way to be welcomed to PA, LOL!!!! But I am okay and walking. I checked into the Sheraton and had a wonderful dinner, Chicken Quesadillas and a Hugs & Kisses Cake. YUMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

That night I went to sleep and was woken up by dear friend Angi and her DD Tori.

It was so nice to finally meet my wonderful friend that I met online last year!!!!!
On Thursday, Angi and I checked out of the Sheraton. I checked into the Hershey Lodge while Angi went to see her family. Our room was not ready, so I had them hold my luggage for me while I waited for my other friend Jamie.
Isn't she cute with the York Peppermint Pattie???
Jamie showed up and we sat and talked for some time until Angi got there. We all got our registrations for the CATS show and did a little shopping. Once our room was ready we all went up and relaxed for a little while. Then we went to Applebee's for dinner. After dinner we went back to our hotel and did some stitching. Here's Jamie concentrating.

Thursday was our big shopping day and I bought so much. But there's never enougt stash for anyone IMO. LOL!!!!!
I met the owner and designer of the SweetHeart Tree and of course lots of their patterns. I also met Marilyn and Patty from Picture this Plus.

They were both so nice and fun to talk with. I'm sure that they wanted to kick me out, as I was talking with them everyday of the show. I also talked with Marilyn about sending our dear Laura a swatch book of her lugana fabics including their new colors for next year. I hope that Laura loves them as much as I do. Of course I got some and patterns. I also met Liz Turner Diehl and her designs are amazing!!!! Angi got some of her designs. I met Brenda Kocher and she signed my pattern that I bought from her. She is such a nice lady and I love her designs. I also saw Nan of Just Nan and Jo from Dinky Dyes. Lots of shops were their too. I also met our dear Wendy from the PR board. She was wonderful to talk with.
All the displays were so lovely and they definetly encourage stash buying. Here are some pics from the show:

Oh I also met Angi's best friend Crystal and her Godson Christopher.

Isn't he a cutie!!!! Crystal is such a sweetie too. We all got along so well for none of us ever meeting each other. We also went to the Hershey Bears hockey game. I had a blast!!!!!!!!!! I haven't been to an actual hockey game for over 10 years and boy do I miss it. Of course there were some punches thrown as you can see.

The Hershey Bears won and everyone in Hershey was so excited!!!!
I left Sunday afternoon and got back around 8:30pm my time. I was so tired that my DH had to help me into the car and the house. I'm doing much better now and relaxing to let my right leg heal. I also started yesterday a new PR model for "The Gift of Stitching" magazine. It will be released next year when they do a designer exclusive on Laura. It's really cute and not a typical Passione Ricamo. I'll let you all know which month it will be in later. LOL!!!!

Thank you to all my wonderful friends that read this long post. Happy Stitching!!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Been Busy

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. I have been so busy this summer with my girls. We did a lot of cross stitching together and a lot of crafts. They both went back to school on July 17th and both of their first report cards were straight A's. I'm so proud of them!!!!

Last week I sprained my ankle really bad and have been in a air splint ever since. Today I go back to the doctor's to see if I can take it off. I doubt it as it still hurts a lot. But we will see.

CATS is only 2 weeks away and I can't wait!!!! This will be my first time and I'm going to meet my dear friend Angie. This was part of her birthday gift this year. I'm also hoping to meet everyone that knows me. I'm hoping to plan a lunch or dinner together. Or even just meeting in the stitcher's lounge and stitching with all my friends. So how many of my lovely readers are going? Can't wait to find out.

Hope you all have a beautiful day and lot's of stitching!!!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Galetea PR Model Done :)

Just got done finishing her today. She is so sparkly and takes my breath away when I see her. I'm really amazed that she only took me 10 days to finish her. This is the fastest that I have ever done a model, OMG!!! Kudos to Laura for this beautiful design!!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

New PR Model

Today Laura released the new PR design. Her name is Galatea and is such a sparkly mermaid. I've only been working on her for 5 days and already have her half way done. Hopefully next week sometime I will have her done.

I'll write more later. Lot's of things have gone on this summer. But back to stitching on this beauty.