Thursday, December 6, 2007
Our house is in the middle of the city, literally one block from our electric company and we were without power for 48 hours. That is an indication of how bad the damage was - after the local hospital, we are always the first ones to get our electricity back. At the worst, 90% of the entire county was without power. Wind gusts at the local airport were registered as high as 81 mph (129 kph). Quite a bit of the county is still currently without electricity.
One of the rural roads had an estimated 500 - 700 trees down. Trees all around the city were snapped or uprooted. A large number of homes had at least a few shingles missing from their roofs. One of the buildings in the industrial area of town lost its entire roof - all that remained were the joists. Signs were missing from Home Depot, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dairy Queen, a local tavern and many others.
Below are some photos of the damage but these are the least damaged areas. Clicking on a photo will show you a larger image.
The sign at Radio Shack leans precariously.
The stop lights are dark and the wreath on the pole should be 90° from where it is.
If you look to the right of the power pole, you can see the alder trees that snapped.
Our next door neighbors' plum tree was uprooted.
Holly anyone? This holly tree was uprooted and managed to fall the only direction that it could without causing any damage.
The tree on the right, snapped and fell between the houses. The one on the left uprooted and seems to be held up by the house (it was impossible to see what damage the house sustained).
Another tree that came partially down.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Abby is not a quilter - yet. I think the combination of Amber, me and the show has created a new convert! ;-)
We all showed remarkable restraint in our purchases. No credit cards were harmed in the course of the show.
What I did buy was:
- Romanian Point Lace: Christmas Ornaments, Book #1 by Sylvia Murariu
- a bundle of 4 1yd cuts of fabric with roses - Victorian style
- Strip Delight: 10 Fabulous Quilts from "Jelly Roll" 2½" Strips by Suzanne McNeill
Sylvia Murariu was working her booth. All of her items were GORGEOUS! She is a very charming lady and gave us a quick demonstration on making Romanian Point Lace.
All three of us purchased the same bundle of fabric as and we're going to see what each of us comes up with.
After the Festival, we had lunch at Ruby Tuesday's at Hawk's Prairie. Yumm!
Since the Festival didn't take as much time or money as we expected, we also stopped at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts in west Olympia. I purchased:
- Double Wedding Ring Add-On which is an Omnigrid product - book and acrylic template
- 6, count 'em, 6 Santa Claus ornaments - my Santa tree should be even better this year!
Well, that's all for now. Happy Stitching!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
- Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff in white
- Skein of DMC Precious Metal Effects in gold - E3821
- Mill Hill Glass Treasures - Wreath with bow
- Mill Hill Glass Treasures - Holly Leaf (2)
- Mill Hill Glass Treasures - Silver Star
- Mill Hill Magnifica Glass Beads - Vanilla
- Mill Hill Magnifica Glass Beads - Antique Cranberry
- Mill Hill Crystal Treasures - Clear Rondel (2)
- Mill Hill Crystal Treasures - Siam Rondel
- Weeks Dye Works - Whitewash
- WDW - Teal Frost
- WDW - Kohl
- WDW - Cypress
- WDW - Red Pear
- WDW - Bordeaux
- Gentle Arts Sampler Threads - Tarnished Gold
- GAST - Cherry Bark
- GAST - Adobe
- GAST - Shaker White
Almost all of these items are going to be used for various ornaments from the 2007 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments Issue.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Some of them are from the Charmed Santa Face series:
- St. Nicholas
- Father Christmas
- San Nicolo
- Kris Kringle
- Saint Nick
- Santa Claus
The others are from the Charmed Santa Faces - Series II:
- Joyful Santa
- Santa Jingles
- Santa Noel
- Father Frost
The tree in my home office is always done in Santas so they will definitely have a place this Christmas. I'll have to remember to take photos of all the trees I decorate this year. Hmm, better make a note to myself to do just that.
*S.E.X. = Stash Enhancement eXperience
Here's a link to the website: http://www.victoriamag.com/
If you've never seen the magazine before, it is worth checking out! If you love anything remotely connected to the Victorian era, it is a must that you get this magazine!!!!
Ok, I'm done gushing now. ;-)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Here is a list of the designers that seem to have gone missing?? If you know anything about these designers, please let me know. Thanks!
- 2 Busy Stitching
- African X-Stitch
- Alisa's Cross Stitch Designs
- Albany Hill
- Amken Cross Stitch
- Arnsby Crafts
- Brown Dog Stitches
- Carolina Country House
- Champagne Collections
- Columbine Designs
- Couchman Creations
- Country and Colonial
- Craftsmen's Studio
- Crafty Designs 2000
- Cross Stitch Out of the Ordinary
- Deb Bergmann
- Douglas Designs
- Dreams of Stitches
- Ellen Maurer Stroh
- ERA Designs
- Gerry Buckley Cross Stitch
- Handwork Samplers
- Harvest Moon
- Heritage Needlework Designs
- Holingshausen Needlework Design
- Hollie Designs
- Holly House Designs
- It's a Stitch
- Jazzbird Designs
- Julie Oliver's Australian Cross Stitch
- June Grigg Designs
- K. Elaine Kramer Designs
- Karen M. Hankla Designs
- Lesa Steele Designs
- Linda Driskell
- Lisa Overduin Designs
- Lone Deer-Sonagolese Designs
- Lorri Birmingham Designs
- MaJor Presentations
- Many Flowers Designs
- Maritime Cross Stitch
- MI Cottage Craft Industry
- Morgan Designs
- Mulberry Folk Art
- Ned Adams Originals
- Nessy Lynn's
- Northern Sky Designs
- Nostalgia Needlework
- Of Female Worth
- Offe's Cross Stitch
- On the Fantasy Wings...
- One More Stitch
- Pitter Patterns
- Punto X
- The Sampler House
- Sarah L. Ricketts Designs
- Sigrid Designs
- The Silver Thimble
- Stars Hearts and Friends
- Stitch Hiker
- Stitchy Fingers
- Sunshine and Smiles
- Susan Joy Designs
- Victorian Masterpieces
- Victorian Stitch
- Vintage Designs
- Web Stitch
- Whiskey Creek Ink
- Winning Designs
Thanks and Happy Stitching!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
In case you are wondering what I'm talking about, a rewards site gives you "points" for using their site to get to the site where you would like to shop. Since the various companies pay to be listed on the reward site, there is no charge to you the consumer! (That's always great!) Different rewards sites use different point values but from what I've seen, it all works out about the same.
If you do sign up for one (or more) of these, I would appreciate it if you give me credit for the referral. I don't get money for it but I do get a few points. My email address for this is: MilkLass at hotmail.com
MyPoints http://www.mypoints.com - I've been with them for years!
Memolink http://www.memolink.com/ - Another one I've used for years.
FreeRide http://www.freeride.com/ - not as good as the others but still worth using
Saturday, October 13, 2007
- Twinkle Claus
- Charmed Santa Faces - Series II
- kit from Mill Hill
The second is a hen and chick in needlepoint on plastic canvas (ugh!).
- Mother Hen
Curly-Q's needlepoint ornament
kit from Needlemagic, Inc.
Monday, September 3, 2007
I managed to cross off item 65 - Organize greeting cards and gift wrap.
I had no clue how many greeting cards I have!! They are all sorted by type (birthday, anniversary, etc.) now.
I also got to cross off #80 - Organize print photos.
They are in envelopes grouped by vacation, people, etc. The negatives are not stored with the prints - they are stored in a fire-proof box. Some of the negatives have also been converted to digital files and the files are stored somewhere other than my p.c.
I've also started on item #41 - Make a scrapbook of our trips to Las Vegas. This was much easier to do now that I have my prints and digital photos organized!! I had to order actual prints of quite a few of my digital photos so that I could complete my Vegas scrapbook. I got them online through Snapfish. If you are interested, they only cost me 10¢ per print + shipping (cause I bought a prepaid package).
Saturday, August 11, 2007
- The Snake Pit by Mary Jane Ward.
- An Elegant Madness by Venetia Murray.
- Journeys into Medieval England by Michael Jenner.
- The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Chastain
- The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Here's the list:
Start personal blog.
- Lose 60 pounds [5/60].
- Walk on treadmill at least 3x week. [actually doing this every day so far!!]
- Get piano tuned.
- Bowl a 600 series.
Clean off my hard drive.
- Backup all 4 computers.
- Convert CDs to MP3 files.
- Pay all bills as soon as they arrive. [so far so good]
- Keep credit card paid off. [current balance: $0]
Get savings account to $1,000. [Dave Ramsey's Baby Step #1]
- Get savings up to $5,000. Dave Ramsey's Baby Step #3]
Open an IRA. Start filing federal taxes quarterly to avoid late fees.
- Save up for new television.
- Sell thimble collection. [a few already sold]
- Pay an additional $50-$100 per month on mortgage.
- Finish the clan sections in my Things Scottish shop. [7/67]
- Finish pages for my tartan cross stitch patterns.
Add a Celtic cross design to my Things Scottish shop.
- Update existing sections of the shop to include newer items.
Get items online for all holidays in Shop the Holidays.
- Read entire Bible.
- Read 50 books. [5/50]
- Make list of all books ever read. [this is going to be a MAJOR work in progress]
- Have laser hair removal.
- Go to a spa once.
Get a manicure.
- Take vitamins daily.
- Work on the "Baby Steps" from Dave Ramsey. [on 3 of 7 but I get to skip #5]
- Finish stitching "La Belle Dame Sans Merci".
- Organize DMC floss.
- Design 5 cross stitch patterns.
- Make a Christmas quilt.
- Make a scrapbook for wedding photos.
- Make a scrapbook for the house.
- Make a scrapbook for paternal family photos.
- Make a scrapbook for maternal family photos.
- Make a scrapbook of hubby's photos.
- Make a scrapbook of my photos.
Make a scrapbook of our trips to Las Vegas.
- Make a scrapbook of our other vacations.
Make a St. Nicholas quilt (wallhanging).
- Finish the St. Nicholas doll from kit.
- Paint craft room. [got 1/3 primed and painted]
- Remove ugly carpet in craft room.
- Create a jewelry roll to store earring collection.
- Stitch 2 projects to be hung in bedroom.
- Crochet a sweater that can actually be worn.
- Knit a sweater that can actually be worn.
Frame 2 completed cross stitch pieces. [2/2] Stitch at least 2 Santa ornaments.
- Stitch an Altoid tin topper.
- Finish afghan for Warm Up America.
Make Roman shades for bedroom windows.
- Paint the bedroom.
- Make new curtains for the kitchen.
- Sew a skirt.
- Upholster dining room chairs.
- Make a quilted tote bag.
- Have 2 baby afghans made before they are needed.
- Get a custom, personal website.
- Write a memories book.
- Take photographs to make a local calendar.
Organize greeting cards and gift wraps.
- Finish the index for the Burke county, ND book.
- Get passport updated.
- Take an Alaskan cruise.
- Rent a houseboat in Canada.
- Take a trip on the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train.
- Take a trip on the Rogue River Mail Boat.
- Take a trip through the San Juan Islands.
- Take a road trip.
See a Cirque show in Vegas.
- Learn Spanish.
- Attend a Seattle Seahawks game.
- Learn all the countries of the world with capitals.
- Learn and find 5 new constellations.
- Learn 1 new word a week.
Organize print photos. Organize digital photos.
- Release books via BookCrossing. [6 released so far]
- Clean out sideboard.
- Organize recipes.
- Make at least 3 dinners a week.
- Make homemade strudels (German noodles) at least 2x a year.
Learn to make cobbler.
- Make homemade ice cream.
- Start using grocery coupons.
- Make a grocery price journal. [started]
- Enter 2 stitched items in the 2009 fair.
- Enter at least 1 photo in the 2009 fair.
- Eat in 2 new restaurants.
- Try a new dish at a favorite restaurant.
- Hold a Christmas-time open house.
- Hook up surround sound system.
- Host a ladies' movie night.
- Install a fireplace mantle.
- Go to 3 movies in the theater.
- Keep pickup cleaned out.
- Start new list when this one is finished.
Whew, hope I can make it! - Happy Stitching!
Welcome to my brand new blog. As you can probably guess from my blog name, I am a stitcher - cross stitch particularly.
I had been meaning to start a blog for quite some time and finally got motivated when I ran across this website: http://triplux.com/dayzero/ - it's premise is to set 101 goals to be completed within 1001 days. Guess what one of my goals was! (I'll post my 101 as soon as I get all 101 figured out.)
Now for a bit about me...
My name is Stacy. I'm 38, married to a great guy, no kids - just one furbaby, a black cat named Spooky. I am totally addicted to cross stitch!! I do have a website for my addiction where I have a gallery of past projects among other things. My other hobbies include quilting, genealogy, reading, bowling, scrapbooking and crocheting.
That's all for now - Happy Stitching!