Happy Turkey day....

My Christmas ornament exchange partner has received her ornament from me so I thought I would post a picture of it. Of course I had Brandon hold it for me so I could get a picture of him posted as well. LOL Just wish he was looking at the camera instead of the ornament. I stitched the snowman on perforated paper. I know I didn't spell that right but I think you get the idea.

Thanksgiving in in 2 days so I wanted to post some things I'm thankful for. I keep seeing in the news where people are having a rough time this Christmas season with food, gifts and gas to heat there house. So 1st I am thankful that we have the money to buy what we need. Now I'm not saying we are well off but we do have what we "need". We can't really afford what we "want" right now but we have heat, food and a roof over our heads. 2end I'm thankful for my son's health. I remember the 1st winter he was born, what an awful stress full time it was. Seems we lived at the doctors office. I haven't had to take him to the doctors in a looooong time. 3rd I am thankful for my job, I see lots of people getting laid off, losing there jobs. I work full time in a nursing home and I pretty sure my job is safe. And last but not least I am thankful for my family and friends. If not for them it would make for a boring life.

Now back to stitching...I have been working on my Moon Beam witch. I can see the end in sight. I know lots of you left comments for me to put her down and start something new. I can't do that..I have to finish what I start. I have zero UFO's. I always finish a project before starting a new. If I don't like what I'm stitching I stitch it anyway. I don't know why I'm like this. One main reason is I HATE starting new projects. I hate "kitting" up a project. Trying to figure out what sorta fabric to stitch it on, finding the right size scroll bar to use. I think this is the reason I stitch large projects. I think I'm going to start a HEAD design after Christmas is over. I like the idea of a HUGE project to work on. I just gotta find the right one. Anyways..I'm rambling on and on. Here is a picture of (I call her Moonie) Moonbeam witch.

Something happen to me the other day. I got home from work and Keith told me Brandy called. I asked him Brandy who? He said " I don't know she said to tell you Brandy called." I asked him if she left a number and He said" Nope". So I check the caller ID. (Thank god for caller ID). And her number was on it so I called it. Brandy was my BFF in high school. We did everything together,we lost contact over the years due to our different lifestyles, family's and jobs. But she called me! WE have talked on the phone several times since then and we are thinking about getting together after Christmas to catch up on things. She is still married to her high school sweet heart and has 2 kids. One is named Brandon! Same as mine. How cool is that? LOL

I hope everyone has a great Thanks giving and eats lots and lots of turkey.

Here I am!!

Frist off I want to say how sorry I am for not visiting your blogs and leaving comments. I have been sooo freakin busy this week. Doing what? I have no clue..but every time I've wanted to get on the computer to read blogs something came up. I will try to do better in the coming weeks.

An update on my Moonbeam Witch. I hate her...I really really do. IT's taking all I have to finish her. What I really want to do is toss her in the trash. She is soooo mean. With all that fancy sparkle in her clothes..she has invited the frog to visit every night this week! Grrrrr.... What I really want to do is start some christmas stitching. I have several ornaments calling my name.

I took part in a ornament exchange this year. And I received my ornament in the mail the other day. I love it! And guess what..it's a snowman. I can't show you the ornament I stitched for her..because I was a very bad partner and just mailed it out yesterday. (It was due out Nov.1st) I have no excuse for mailing late..other than I was lazy and didn't want to venture out into the cold weather to the post office. (How lame?)

I've been so busy the last 2 days cleaning house. I mean really cleaning..washing down walls, dusting...cleaning up the clutter I have EVERYWHERE. Next week I get to host the Thanksgiving dinner. The house will be filled with people...screaming kids..But it will be nice to see everyone together again.

I think I will watch a few espoides of Desperate house wives before I start cleaning. I'm almost to the end of season 4..Can't wait to start watching season 5 and catch up to where the show is now. Have a great day and keep warm!

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Clonnen at http://clonnen.multiply.com/

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself.

4. Tag six people at the end of your post.

5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Here are my six...

1. I smoke cigs. I've tried quiting 3 times in the past. Once I quit for 6 months.

2. I love Christmas time, love the pretty lights, all the snowmen, and I would like to have a room in my house decorated for Christmas all year round but Keith won't let me. LOL

3. I use coupons..LOVE to use coupons (if anyone has coupons they could mail to me that would be awesome!!)

4. I don't really have any friends, online or in real life. I can't keep up and I'm selfish with my time.

5. I was married at the age of 15 and divorced at 21. My 1st marriage should have never happen.

6. I hate wearing shoes and socks. If I could go bare foot all the time I would.

here are the 6 people I'm tagging


2. Helen

3. chiloe

4. GingerLouise

5. Kim

6. Tracey

A while back A fellow blogger((
http://orgjunkie.com/)) was giving away the couponizer(http://www.thecouponizer.com/). I didn't win this contest so I took the plunge and ordered it. I am in LOVE. Never has organizing my coupons been so easy! IT is a great investment to someone wanting to use coupons but just not sure how to go about it. Since Keith lost his job a while back I've been trying to figure out ways to cut back on our food budget and coupons is the answer! So ladies that don't use coupons could you send them to me? I'll pay for postage.

Now what you all have been waiting for...an update on Moonbeam witch. Well I don't have a lot of progress to show you. I worked another long weekend. Oh..while on that subject I probably should tell you about a major change that will be taking place soon. I have bidded on a new position at work. My hours now are 4 days a week, every Friday,sat,sun and Monday. (EVER WEEK! no weekends off) Well now I am going to be working 5 days a week, with every other weekend off. BUT..I lose a dollar an hour since I won't be working every weekend. So I think in the end I will still be making the same amount of pay. So we will see how that goes.
Anyways...back to moonbeam witch. She is a pain in the butt..I don't think I will ever take on a project that uses so much blending thread. Some days the stitching goes great and other days the blending thread breaks up on me, gets tangled a lot, and some times I have a heck of a time getting my needle threaded. Here is a picture of her...smug looking, eh?

Welp I'm off to catch up on some blogs. Have a great day!

Home Alone...

I've made great progress on my Moonbeam witch. She is turning out soooo great. I have run out of the white blending thread so I had to order some yesterday. Hopefully the mail man will bring it soon. I know I wrote in my last post that I was going to do some back stitching..sorry to disappoint ya all but I didn't get to it. After I finish this piece I'm going to have to start my Christmas presents. I haven't stitched a single ornament this year and that's not like me at all! I usually have at least a dozen done by now. Before I forget..If any of you would like to receive a Christmas card from me plz send me your address. Send it too glorylady29@gmail.com

Keith and I took down our Halloween decorations the other day. Seems like we didn't have them up very long. Keith wanted to start putting up our Christmas decorations, only because it takes us sooooo long to do it. (we really go all out for Christmas). But for some reason we haven't gotten to it yet. We have been having awesome weather here, 75 degrees..in November! It's very strange. To be wearing light summer clothes when we should be hauling out our winter coats. It makes me think that come January we might be in for some major winter weather.

I spent all day yesterday ALONE! Keith and Brandon went to MIL's for the night on Tuesday. She wanted to keep Brandon over night and needed Keith to do some house repairs. So they both packed up and went to stay. It was so awesome. I sat and watched like 7 episodes of Desperate housewives. (season 3..old reruns). I did some cleaning..stitched..cleaned some more..stitched. Mostly I stitched and watched TV. LOL It was great.

Post edited forgot to post MIL's pumpkin

After I clicked the publish post button I remembered that I wanted to share my MIL's (who I will now refer to as mom) Pumpkin with you all. Mom got this great idea for her pumpkin from someone else. And I just LOVE it. She used the pieces from Mr.Potato head. You know..the kids toy. Brandon just loved it. So guess whats he's getting for Christmas?!? And just think..Brandon can do this himself next year. Put the pieces anywhere he wants to..and no mess!

While at moms house we decide to rake the leaves. Well Brandon in sited on helping..of course. Just look at him. After we raked up a big pile we taught him how to jump in and have lots of fun. We had a blast..who knew playing in scratchie leaves would be so fun. I had to take an extra allergy pill but it was worth it.