Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day on a Slow Stitching Sunday...

Sending best wishes out to all of the Mothers today... I hope you are appreciated and pampered ... you soooo deserve it!   

I'm spending my day doing the things I love to do... stitching  a little, sewing a little and because the weather is cooperating gardening A LOT!!  Last week was pretty gray and rainy and chilly ... it kept me from planting but ti didn't stop me from shopping... pics of some of the stuff I collected at the 6 or was it 7 ...maybe 8 different garden stores I visited ...and I got a small start on the pyramid of petunias... it really needs a coat of paint too...


Lots of coleus... love all the different colors and leaf shapes...and in the background you can see our new outdoor dining set... it took Nick & I several hours to put it together but it is very nice and I know we are going to enjoy it...


And small dahlias and marigolds and cleome and salvia and cannas...

Can you tell I am a bit concerned that all the good stuff will be going quickly?  I also got some hollyhocks in gallon pots and some other perennial too... 

Plan for today is to get the window boxes done... my younger son will help me as I need to get up on a ladder to reach 3 of the 5 ...he hands the plants up to me so I don't have to constantly go up and down the ladder... and then I have 2 large pots to plant up and a couple of small ones and my raised planter ...  if I'm not too tired I'd like to get zinnias that I edge the beds with planted as it has rained a ton the last 2 days and the ground is nice and soft.  But that is probably overdoing it... Rome wasn't built in a day but I'd love to whip my yard into shape in less than 24 hours...LOL... I still have tons of daffodils that need to be cleaned out but they haven't died back enough.... and I'm thinking I'll wait till the end of the month to plant all the new dahlia tubers I bought... and since they haven't all arrived yet that is a real good strategy...

Weather here should be fine... I don't see a single low temperature below the mid 40 for 10 days out... I think we are past any chance of frost... yeah!!

On the stitching front I have a finish... Spring from Prairie Schooler Seasons #50...  


I think I have a tag shaped frame that might work for this...

And I've continued my Mother's Day tradition of starting a new cross stitch piece guilt free... I've done this for several years... I have two charts calling my name ... I painted and dyed linen for them Friday night and I LOVE both pieces... the first one is The Green Pear Band Sampler.... I sprung for the silks for this one...

I painted the linen with a combination of Golden Yellow, Pearl Gray and Tan... loving the splotchy mottled look...

and my second selection is a rather obscure chart by Blackbird Designs called A Tribute...



it is in the book entitled Women of Grace & Charm: A Quilting Tribute to the Women Who Served in WWII... I painted & dyed the linen with Apple Green... I think that monochromatic look is perfect for this piece...

Not sure which one I'm going to stitch on.... and I probably won't get a lot done as the plants are calling my name...

My sewing mojo has returned a bit... had a conversation with a friend last week about blocks that were  made in an exchange and how we hadn't done anything with them. In my case it was a Log Cabin swap done with Bonnie and Camille fabrics from back in 2017... I planned on waiting to put them together anticipating someone coming up with a dynamite setting ... but I never saw one that caught my eye, so I'm going with this layout... 


I'm sewing 4 of the individual swap blocks together with sashing and cute little fussy cut birds as cornerstones... then I'm sashing the GINORMOUS block again, with more cornerstones... and I think I'll add a piano key border out of all of the leftover 2.5" strips I have ...

... and I have enough blocks leftover to do another smaller quilt... don't know if I'll get to that right away... 

Dinner will definitely be carryout from somewhere... I don't have the patience to deal with crowds at a restaurant today... 

Next week is looking fabulous weather wise... temperatures in the 70's and 80's and no rain... although after planting all those flowers I'll be wanting a bit of rain... got another shot of cortisone in my knee and it seems to be helping... still have dental issues... going to have to have another tooth pulled... same story as before... 30 year old dental work that has somehow reached the end of its effectiveness... this one was root canaled and crowned so it ain't coming out easy... I'm doing the IV sedation again and the oral surgeon will prep this and another hole in my mouth for implants... and then there are 2 other implants that I can move ahead on too... glad I got all my house projects done as I hadn't planned on the dental expenses and if I had known I probably wouldn't have spent the money on them... but there's no changing the past and I'm glad I did  them....that raised bed is going to be so much fun to play in... and I need fun to take my mind off the dental issues... ibuprofen is my very close buddy these days. 

I'm so glad that Spring has sprung... I need it for my mental  and physical health... the world is too crazy to deal with some days... actually lots of days... but like fabric stores and cross stitch shops and Mexican restaurants I've never been unhappy playing in the dirt... cheaper than therapy and I have something to show for it...LOL


Hope you are having a marvelous Mother's Day and that the week ahead is wonderful!!!  I'll link up with Kathy's Quilts ... probably won't get time to check things out till later tonight when I'm kicked back in my stitching chair  snuggled up to my heating pad and chasing a couple of ibuprofen with some bubbly water... gosh I live such a fast paced life style....ROFL...not at all!!

Oh here is a planter my younger son got me as a Mother's Day gift... and I added the orange-y petunias... Proven Winners Dreamsicle is the color....


a self portrait in flowers!!!  I LOVE IT!!!

happy stitching-

carol fun  

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Messages on a Slow Stitching Sunday...

Hello - it was brought to my attention that I haven't been giving this blog any attention in the past couple of weeks... so I'll try to rectify the situation today... April has been busy... a birthday party for Elliott... he turned 3... Easter... a bunch of lunches and dinners with friends...two outdoor projects around my house... dental appointments... ugh... I could have done without that last category, but it appears they will continue into May, June, July, etc.... double ugh... 

As for what I've been doing crafty wise I've been following a couple of messages I received recently... first message was from a Flosstube video where the missive was you should stitch one what YOU like... don't be influenced by what everyone else is doing... and the second message was a remark from a dear friend that maybe I should focus just on cross stitch... and that's what I've been doing... I have several quilt projects waiting for me, but I'm just not feeling it... but cross stitch has me in its clutches... so I've been stitching stitching stitching... and I'm sticking with 32 count... I've been swayed to pull out some 40 ct. and I've been working on this piece for a while...

Bower Birds ... ok ... I was going to insert a picture here but for the life of me I can not figure out what safe place I put this project in... I live in a small house... and I pride myself on my organization but I've looked everywhere I thought it would be... maybe this  THE sign that 40 ct is not for me...LOL

I did finish up this piece... Brite Birds by Kathy Barrick... it is a freebie... 

Rit Apple Green dye for  the linen and for  the floss... lots of bits and pieces of Gentle Arts Dried Thyme... I LOVE that color but I must have at least 10 different dye lots and they range from olive to pine... and not enough of any one dye lot to start a new project with... but I think it worked out well here... I stitched the extra bird so I could use this frame I found in my stash... and yes along with a stash of patterns, and flosses and linen I have a stash of picture frames... I think this one came from Michaels... it had black trim  and black clips... I took them off and painted all the black trim with  3 different  shades of green... I like how it turned out... 

And I banished the bunnies and broke out the birds for a re-fresh of my decorating... here's one of my displays...  I LOVE all the green and turquoise...Up top with my Brite Birds is my snippet from the chart Bobbin' Along by Notforgotten Farms and a little pin pillow from Little House Needleworks called Alphabet Birdhouse...  I did on 28 ct over one... like 40 ct. I don't think I'll be doing that again either.. LOL...



I even FFO that little HOPE freebie from HellofromLizMatthews... I like how it sits in that little bird tray...

And here's another little FFO...and I do mean little... this is only about 1.5" x 2.5"... 

they are the tulips from  the WTNT Seasons of the Heart booklet for Spring... and the pincushion is a recent purchase from Avi8rlady... here's a link to her etsy shop.... you could use it by your sewing machine to hold pins or clips but I like it for my display and it is perfect for showing off some of the polymer clay pins I have from Just Another Button Company!

Switching back here to stitched but not FFO'd pieces is my Spring from Seasons of the Heart booklet by WTNT... 



Also I started the 1889 Alphabets from Needlework Press... 




I dyed the linen  with Rit Golden Yellow and Tan which gave me a lovely honey color, and then I splotched some more Tan on it... turns out Tan had a lot of green in it which I like.. using DMC for this and I plan to display it on a spool like the chart picture...I'm planning a whole display with these pieces from Keeper of the Pins by WTNT

 and some other sewing/tomato charts I have in my stash...

And if that wasn't enough stitching I decided I needed to do Spring from Prairie Schooler No.50 .... I've previously stitched Winter and Fall...


now this is on Aida... and I suspect this is 18 ct not 16 ct as using 2 ply is a little snug... but I know I wouldn't like 1 ply at all... I painted this quite a while ago and re-discovered it when I got out the chart... it was waiting there for me...  this is nice comfort stitching. 

Right now I can't get enough of the cross stitching.... so I'm riding this wave... I already picked out another new project I will start on Mother's Day... it has been my tradition for years to start a new piece on Mother's Day... my gift to me... I'm going to do the Green Pear Sampler by From the Heart... you can see it here...  I'm even treating myself to the silks for this because I love the muted look of this piece and while she gives you a lovely DMC conversion it is more intense... 

As for my outdoor projects I've finally got my landscape lighting installed... and I love it... I think I'm going to have him come back in the Fall and add a few more path lights... they look like this and shine the light down so at night they illuminated my flowers... the daffodils looked great before they faded.

And I have a brand new LARGE planter box for my dahlias...

this is 4 feet wide and 24 ft long and about 20" high... along with the dirt I had, I added 3 more cubic yards of mushroom compost... I'm hoping to put some veggies in it too... trying carrots and maybe some cabbage and leaf lettuce... we shall see...the box in the bed is the first of I think 5 more outstanding dahlia tuber orders... I lost track of what I bought so it will be a surprise when they arrive... LOL I am chomping at the bit to get outside and play in the yard... my empty window boxes are taunting me... but even though today is GORGEOUS... 80 degrees and sunny ... the rest of the week isn't as nice... still some 30 degree nighttime temperatures... last year I got ahead of myself and had things planted up by the first week in May...only to have to unplant stuff and put it in my garage overnight for a couple of days... I'm really really really gonna try to stop myself from planting till mid May... that's when it is suppose to be safe from frost around here. 

Well next week we celebrate my younger son's birthday and then Mother's Day is after that... I need to shop for a patio set ... think I found one I like for the price I want to pay at Krogers... I've already cruised a couple of garden centers but I didn't buy anything yet... I am enjoying the sunny days out on the sunroom porch... so glad I enclosed this little space... it does have terrific light for stitching... and I'm planning on doing lots more of it!

If you want to keep up with what I'm doing check me out in IG at carolfun53... I try to post something there a couple of times a week... 

I'll link up with Kathy's Quilts today...even when I don't post I always check her out every Sunday... 

Hope you are have time to stitch or do whatever it is YOU WANT TO DO!!

happy stitching- 

carol fun 



Sunday, March 27, 2022

Waiting for SECOND SPRING.... on a Slow Stitching Sunday...

      So last time I was here I thought Spring was in the air... but it was actually FIRST SPRING... we've returned to SECOND WINTER...  it turns out snow flurries were still  lurking ... ugh... my daffodils and hyacinths don't seem to mind and lots of other stuff is poking up... it will be a surprise when it blooms as I'm not sure what I planted in what spots... ahhhh... the joys of gardening... and the colder weather didn't stop me from buying some new plants for my yard... 2 little shrubs called Anna's Magic Ball... click here to see them...  love that chartreuse color ... and I splurged and bought a tree form lilac called a Boomerang Lilac... you can see it here... it is supposed to bloom TWICE a season once it's established... gonna have it planted right by the front door of the sunroom porch space... the fragrance should be wonderful!!! Now for us to move onto SECOND SPRING... LOL

As for crafty stuff... I did get the rest of my Spring decor out... I'll show a couple of spots... and I've been doing a lot of cross stitching and a bit of knitting but I haven't turned my sewing machine on for  weeks... no mojo... I thought it would come back after I cleaned out the storage room ... I had everything piled into the sewing area so it was messy messy messy... but now it nice and neat but I dithering between projects... still have the Momo quilt on my wall... it's getting late to do a tulip quilt... I have a patriotic quilt languishing, just needs the rows sewn to each other... might want to start a quilt with my Jen Kingwell fabrics... should work on quilt for my son... bought a new quilt book with layer cake patterns... I have LOTS of layer cakes... and while all of these projects are chattering, I'm just not feeling like sewing. 

So lets turn to what I have been feeling like doing... cross stitch Spring-y stuff... This first piece is from a new to me Ukrainian designer Stitchy Princess Black...here's a link to her Etsy... her patterns are pdf so you have immediate gratification... this one is called Easter Rabbits...

now if you look at the pattern it is cute but very brown... I wanted something more Spring-y... so I stitched this on 32 ct linen I dyed with Rit Petal Pink... changed the bunnies to white ones and eliminated the acorn and pine cones and subbed in more flowers....

So here's my wall display... 


The quilt is from years ago... Jelly & Jam pattern from Fig Tree Co. and  Verna fabric from Kate Spain...  in the tier tray below Be Hoppy is Easter from WTNT Jelly Bean Jubilee and below that another WTNT piece  Holiday Hoopla Easter... 


And I FFO'd  Be Hoppy by Salt & Pepper Stitching...here's a link to her shop... I'm very happy with this one too... and I wanted a pink "frame" for this piece but had no pink paint... so I mixed my own with some pearlescent white and red and I loved how it turned out... it is just an inexpensive  8 x 8" board with a clip from either Hobby Lobby or Michaels... I took off the clip so I'd just have the board... I don't think I've ever done anything this pink before... but I LIKE IT!!! 

here's Easter from Jelly Bean Jubilee...


and the cute bunny from  Holiday Hoopla...


And here is the side shelf unit...

The new pink Easter Rabbits is keeping company with a gift from a friend....

below I have a basket of tulips with Spring from Lizzie Kate...

on the bottom shelf a tiny lady with a GIANT tulip... that's from Pineberry Lane... 

and other assorted knickknacks...the mercury glass duck is one of my favorite Spring pieces...

I'll show more Spring decor next time I update here... in the meantime I got lots of goodies from the Nashville Needlework Market...

I have NO self control...LOL...  as you can see some WTNT, BBD, Jeanette Douglas, Lila's Studio, Hands on Designs, Chessie & Me and Plum Street... there is so much talent out there!!! 

And you know how I love organization... my philosophy is that you can have waaaaay more stuff if you organize it!!  The other day I stumbled across this over the door organizer... you can see it here on Amazon... they have a couple of colors and for some reason the green was the least expensive and I love green... and the room I put this in is painted green... in fact I refer to it as the green room... very creative aren't I?  LOL ... anyway here it is in action...


I love how I can now see all my Rit dyes... before they were in a big box and I had to root through it every time I was looking for a color... and now I can see what I have and that I have multiples of some colors...hey, don't ever want to run out of Lemon Yellow or Apple Green!!

So don't know exactly what the next week or two will bring... still dealing with dental issues... I think it is going to be a year long process, but at least at the moment, knock on wood, nothing hurts... got some outdoor projects I'm waiting for contractors to do... new lighting and a new raised bed for my dahlias... I've bought a ton of dahlia tubers... it will be a surprise when they all show up on my doorstep to join the 9 or 10 or maybe 11 bags I bought at Costco and all the ones I dug up... now all the ones I dug up won't be viable, but usually a good portion are... you can never have too many dahlias!!!

Hope things are going well for you... the precarious state of the world certainly makes me and I'll bet most of you uneasy... I keep praying ... that good sense makes a return to this planet...

I'll link up with Kathy's Quilts today... and if you are inclined and are interested in samplers from the past check out this hashtag on IG... #xstitchsamplersunday....  I started it a couple of weeks ago for stitchers to showcase those treasures we stitched years ago... we always show our latest creations but those we did in the past are fun to revisit and reminisce about...  

happy stitching-

carol fun 


PS... I know I missed my semi-annual rant about Daylight Saving Time... I still HATE it... Fingers crossed that they will move to stop it... heard it won't be till 2023... I never understand why if something isn't working you can't stop it NOW, TODAY... why wait days, weeks, months... if it isn't working now then get rid of it... so there's my rant... maybe it will be my last one...on this subject...LOL

Sunday, March 6, 2022

I can feel it in the air.... on a Slow Sunday....

Hello all... wandering back in here... oh yesterday was a GLORIOUS Saturday here in SW Ohio... sunny, high of 72... now it was also quite windy but I know that's because a rain front is on its way for today... and there a forecast of more seasonal temperatures for later in the week, but as I type this I can feel SPRING is on it way. 

I'm writing this on Saturday so it can post early on Sunday and right now I'm sitting in my recliner on the sunroom porch... and this is my view....




I put away the snowmen and broke out the bunnies!!! I love having seasonal decor, but the actually changing of the knickknacks and whatnots takes more and more time... I'm getting old... and I don't like it one bit!!!  Insert stompy foot & frowny face... I'm blessed that my younger son totes things up and down the stairs for me ... he's a lifesaver for my knees... and in years past I could put away the outgoing stuff, get out the "new" stuff and arrange it all in one day... that ain't happening anymore... one day to put things away... and then a couple of days to get the "new" stuff where I like it... I do try to change things up here and there... There are always some items that are so large they can only land in one place but I work on mixing things up.  I patted myself on the back because the only really "new" item I purchased was one small pink bunny... who will go great with the display I'm going to make with this cross stitch when I get it done...

maybe today I can finish it up... This is Be Hoppy by Salt and Pepper Stitching... you can see her stuff here on Etsy... I changed a couple of colors to go with the lemon yellow linen but overall such nice clear Easter-y colors... 

I haven't made any progress on quilting... here are the blocks I have sewn so far for Vanishing Time... and here's the link for how it is constructed... it is a disappearing 9 patch variation... I'm liking this A LOT... but just haven't felt like sewing... but then the events of the last week haven't been easy to understand... I'm sure I'm not the only one who's still having good days and bad days... and sometimes both in the same day... ooops... wandered off there... back to the blocks...

My excuse for not having anything new to show is life has been hectic on the personal side... how did I end up with sooooo many appointments in February???  Mammogram, semi-annual eye clinic visit, dentist, endodontist, dentist again, semi-annual visit for my son, dentist for him... someone once told me when you retired you fill the time up with doctor's visits... I laughed... they were dead serious... and now I understand... it's that getting old stuff again... my knee hurts, my teeth need fixing, and a re-occurring problem with a blocked salivary gland which leaves me looking like John McCain... has filled up lots of hours... 

BUT.... I'm headed into March with a plan to sew and stitch more and spend more time sitting in my sunroom porch than I do sitting in medical offices... 

Lots of stitching I want to do and the light out here when the sun is shining can not be beat... 

Here's another display I made... The quilt is my version of a Lori Holt tulip pattern... lots of hot bright colors...




a bit of Fiestaware, a cute stitched bunny... don't remember where he came from... a tier tray of colorful eggs and the little chick in the egg display is a gift card from Target... got it for nothing...cheap decor...LOL

This quilt use to be my palette ALL the time... but I'm doing lots of different palettes these days... Momo... vintage 70's, avocado green with some harvest gold...American Jane.... clear crayon colors but not intense... Tilda... soft pastels... Jen Kingwell... 50's prints ... there is just so many pretty collections... I need to spend more time with a needle and thread and less time on the internet... I keep telling myself I'm burning valuable daylight but like this blog... I get chatty with lots of people trying to fix all the ills of the world...needless to say we haven't been too successful...

Well I hope next week brings brighter weather and a brighter outlook for the world... I keep saying my rosary... are you old enough to remember praying the rosary for the conversion of Russia?  I have a memory of dear Sister Dorothy telling us about this in the 2nd grade... that was a looooooong time ago... 

I'll link up with Kathy's Quilts and spend some time seeing what everyone else is up to...

happy stitching-

carol fun 

Sunday, February 13, 2022

A flibbertigibbet post for a Slow Sunday...

 Hello - I meant to post here last week & the week before that & the week before...well you get the picture... but I just can't seem to get my act together... I'm flitting from project to project to project ... focus was never a strong suite of mine.

As for problems... the furnace is paid off... the house seems to be warmer at the same temperature setting and the humidifier works!!  No more shocking myself as I walk across the room. Now my dental woes continue... I ended up going back to my regular dentist and he assured me he could pull the throbbing tooth quickly (like under 30 seconds) without IV sedation... costs lots less money... so I did get the nitrous oxide and he got the tooth out... took longer to stitch it up ... it is healing nicely... but then........ a tooth on the other side of my mouth has been hurting on and off... went back to the dentist's office (that made 3 visits in 3 weeks...arggghh)... the offending tooth was crowned 30 years ago, BUT it did not have a root canal... don't know why... but it appears that what it needs now IS a root canal...arrrggghhh again... so now I have an appointment with an endodontist for a evaluation for a root canal... not sure how this will all go but the idea of drilling through a crown doesn't sound like fun. 

So let's shift gears and talk about more pleasant things... like the many many many many projects I've started ... but not finished... Here's my design wall... 


It started with this tulip, a freebie from the FQS QAL last year called Sewcialites... it is block #24 and you can find it here on the Jolly Jabber blog... it comes in 3 sizes, this is the largest...finishes 9"...

I want to make a wall quilt with this block...that blue background fabric is at least 20 years old... it is Hoffman Painted Desert... it came in a couple of colorways... it is good to have stash...LOL... 

but then a friend made the block in Tilda fabrics....ooooohhh... I have a bunch of Tilda's I've been wanting to play with...so I made a Tilda tulip block...

I like this A LOT... this may be the collection for the wall quilt...and since I had all my Tilda's out I know I want to make a bed size quilt out of them too... something where you can see the pretty prints... that Charming Stars pattern is  a fav of mine...another freebie you can find here... and I found a lovely tone on tone creamy white floral for the stars... in my stash... did I say how good it is to have stash???

Oh this will be very nice... but then the tulips started talking again and  I wanted to see what the littlest size would look like... 3" finished... so I made 9 of them...

insert little squeal...this will make a cute mini quilt... still needs sashing/border/quilting... it's on my list of thing to do...LOL

Oh and then I was scrolling through IG and came across this block... Treehouse Crossroads... how would that look in my Jen Kingwell fabrics?

Well it looks good!!  Need to do a quilt with this block and these fabrics... gonna try to keep it to a throw size... fingers crossed...  you can find the pattern here... and here are some other versions on IG. And then there was more scrolling on IG and I saw another quilt I liked called Vanishing Time...and while I've just finished TWO quilts using my Momo fabrics I still want to play with them... sooooo I had to make a couple of blocks...



Now I like the first layout better than the second one but it will take more blocks to have it come out symmetrical... so I may go for the second one... 25 blocks would make a nice throw ... here's a link to the construction of this one... it is a riff on the disappearing 9 patch idea... I've already cut about 100 5" squares for this one... lots of different prints... still need to cut the Momo's... 

And there is a quilt I want to do for my son... got the fabrics... changed my mind several times but think I've settled on this pattern... Pointed Possibilities... this is a bad screenshot....

 you can see it here... it's a freebie... haven't started it....yet... but I can really want to get it going...

Oh and here is my latest toy... a We R Memory Keepers project cart... I got it here from Joanns... I like that the trays come out but there is a lip on the back side so they don't slide all the way through... 

I'm thinking about spray painting it a prettier color once it warms up outside... I wish they had made it in white... 

And if you think that was a lot of different projects going on...well... I'm not doing much better where crossstitch is concerned... I do have a couple of finishes... First is Snow Day from Prairie Schooler...

And then there is this freebie from Wendy at From the Heart Needleart called Love Mini Quaker... 


You can get this freebie by signing up for her newsletter...look here. 

I did this one on 32 ct linen dyed with Rit Aquamarine...the floss is DMC 4210 ... a variegated red... the beads are Mill Hill... check out my IG post and see how I marked the spacing for the beads with a Frixion pen... best idea I've had in a long time. 

And I pulled out my BBD Oh Joyous Day and made some progress there..

And then I got distracted and got out Bower Birds and stitched a couple of letters...

OMG...the color on this is awful!!! IRL is it a lovely spring green ... yellowy green... I hate the camera on my phone!!! I tried to adjust it and it looks better on my phone than on here... sorry...

And then I saw this piece on IG... Brite Birds by Kathy Barrick... a freebie that I tracked down here... 

And AGAIN the color here is soooo offf....the linen was  dyed with Apple Green Rit and the floss is the left over bits and piece of a multitude of skeins of Gentle Arts Dried Thyme... it is one of my favorite greens but the dye lots are all over the place, so I when I start a new project I get a new skein ... so I have a whole flossaway bag of leftovers... 

And I was watching MommaLovesYouGB and saw this adorable chart...which of course I started...

And explain to me why the green linen on this one is showing up pretty true ??? The other two are just a lighter shade of this one...  Anyway you can find the PDF here... 

Sooooooooooooo many things I WANT to do... I do think if you looked in the dictionary at the word flibbertigibbet my picture would should up there.... LOL...  and for a short month there are a lot of things I HAVE to crammed into it... I have a mammogram this week and a haircut... last week was a semi-annual eye appointment that requires they dilate my eyes...ugh... and like I said I've had 3 dentist appointments with 2 more the last week of February  and a semi-annual check up for my son too. 

However today is the SUPER BOWL... and the Cincinnati Bengals are playing ... OMG... it has been 30 years since they've been good... so I'll be parked in my stitching chair cheering them on... it's been too long since the city had a winning sports team.... WHO DEY!!

I'll link up with Kathy's Quilts... I know I'll need check out what everyone else is up to... and probably find some more things I want to do... I'm hopeless... hope you have a great week ahead!!!

happy stitching and everything else!!

carol fun