Saturday, September 25, 2010

Proud Momma Moment

Proud momma moment. Drum roll 15 yo daughter, who is already a published artist is now a PUBLISHED JOURNALIST. Gotta love this kid......I have a PDF scan of the article if anyone would like to see it...I'm really quite impressed.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Unicorn SAL update

I started this the next day from finishing Naptime Dragon, and I have page one complete. Nice sky, LOL not much showing on the unicorn yet. It's one to the 2nd SAL for KK that I have started, Majestic Serenity.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Good News and Terrible News

Well, good news first, I finished Naptime Dragon.....I love the way it came out.

Now for the terrible news. I had to put one of my mares down on Sunday. She had a very bad colic, and there was no saving her, so we made the humane choice, and ended her pain. It is still very unreal.....

Friday, August 13, 2010


I just finished the KK SAL Black Wolf. Just in time!!! LOL

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Black Wolf SAL Update

Another page done on my Black Wolf...I'm starting the last page now.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Updates - LONG overdue!!!!!

Well, my last update was about my interview. I didn't get it. In the meantime I have become unemployed, still have great respect for most of the people I worked for, but the job was totally ridiculous.

Now, stitching - I have 3 updates.

First - Black Wolf KK SAL

Second - Naptime Dragon KK SAL

And last - The Defiant and old KK SAL from probably 3 years ago.

I am hoping to have all 3 done in the next short while....I am in the home stretch of all 3.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My life

Well, I have been working for a great company Since 8/31/2009. I love the people that run it, they are the greatest people I have ever worked for.....problem, pay is not enough for my lifestyle. I would stay there forever if I could make enough money, plus the work is not very stable - typical sales environment. I am interviewing today for a job that pays anywhere from $1.20 - 5.20 more than what I am making now, I believe I will go in at the high end due to my experience level. I really NEED this job. I think I have a strong chance, I did their assessment yesterday morning, and received a call for an interview the same day.

Well, will post more when I know something....I'm hoping that this job signifies a change in my life for the better.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Patrick is complete

Well, some of you know I wanted a cross stitch pattern of Patrick from Sponge Bog Squarepants to do for a dear friend of mine. He is a wonderful, kind hearted spirit. He does an amazing impersonation of Patrick.

Well, I TRIED to get it done for his Birthday, but didn't quite make it. The stitching was done by 1pm on his birthday.

Here is the completed piece.

And here is the framed's a bit crooked, but my daughter didn't notice until I pointed it out, but I know. For some reason after washing the fabric was a bit skewed....that's ok, it still looks great, I think.

Oh, and he absolutely LOVES it.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Black Wolf update

I finished page 2 of the SAL for KK on the Black Wolf. I love the way he is coming out. Some of the girls in the SAL have named their wolf, I don't think I will, but he is beautiful!!!!

I have pulled Naptime Dragon out, Dyan gave us 2 pages for April, one is not very many stitches at all. So I am going to get those 2 pages done, ASAP, and then pg 3 on the wolf. By then the new pages will definitely be out. So I'm hoping by the time the June pages are out, I will be caught up!!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Update, and first attempt at framing

Ok, well here are my updates!!!

This is my KK SAL Black Wolf - I am 1 1/2 pages behind, but I am getting there....LOL

This is my KK SAL Naptime Dragon, I am 2 pages behind on it, but that's ok, I will get there as well!!!

And this is my beginning framing....

Here is the acid free foam board

This is the project.

And here it is all pinned up. Now to get the custom frame ordered...

I am very proud of my first attempt at pinning a project. I can't wait to see the piece in the frame.

Ok, well, that's where I have been.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another Track Meet

Boy, am I getting tired of these long days, but the girl is doing awesome. She had another bad day in long jump, scratched all 3 jumps, BUT she won High Jump by a huge margin, jumped 5'1" - her personal best!!!! I am very proud of her.

On another note, why are teenage boys so silly...she has a "friend" who is a boy, and he was showing off, and busted open his nose...LOL He's going to be ok, but think he needs stitched...YIKES.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Track Update

Well, she didn't make the finals in long jump or hurdles. Long jump, she hasn't had enough practice on, and her timing was way off. Hurles was too close to high jump. She did very well in long jump, this was her first major meet - over 20 schools, and she tied for 4th. I'm very impressed, so is her coach. She is just a freshman, so got a long way to go, but showing very good promise. The scorers screwed up, they missed her on the placings, and we had to fight for her placing, but they admitted their mistake and will be sending her the medal.

I'm very proud.

Track Meet Today

We are on our way to an all day track meet. Lizzy is doing high jump, long jump and 300 meter hurdles. Wish her luck. Will be a LONG day and we are running late, we are supposed to be there, and we are at least 30 min out and I am bored. But I do love having the laptop and wireless modem. I can play on the computer while hubby drives. Will update with results when I can.

She should do well, she's got some real natural ability in her jumping.

Well, more later.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

RAK Received

Not sure if this would be considered random, since I knew she was making it for me. But dear, sweet Wanda N. made me a pattern of my beloved Bongo out of my favorite picture. I'm going to start it soon, but not sure how it will go emotionally wise, but we will see.

Thank you so very much, I am truly blessed with amazing friends both in person and over the internet.

Here is the picture of her that I love so much.

Monday, March 8, 2010

RAK received

I just received the most amazing RAK, or at least to me. Dottie K sent me a KK pattern that is just adorable.

Here is a picture:

And Tina S sent me the fabric to do it. Now to get the floss, because I MUST start this right away.

And on other notes, I got home at almost 10:30 pm from bringing David home from the hospital. He's doing so much better and glad to be home. Thanks everyone for the prayers and good wishes.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cross stitch update

I finished the first page of Naptime Dragon late last week. I am very pleased with the look of this project, even though it's not something I would normally do. I started a HAED freebie last night, You Make My Heart Melt. I also have 2 2/3 pages to finish KK's The Defiant. I am also planning on starting another KK SAL Black Wolf, and I am going to be starting a Fractal Freebie. I have several WIP's that I need to see if I can recover, HAED's Rose Fenech, TW's Peacock Tapestry(doesn't look promising), and I trashed my start on HAED's Black Stallion, it was out during the fire, and I didn't have much of a start, 1 page done on a 40some page pattern isn't much...LOL

Anyway, that's my stitching update for the week. House hopefully will be finished in the next 1-2 weeks, so we can get back to somewhat of normal. I am also beginning my search for another bird, I want a baby blue and gold macaw, so we will see how that goes.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pictures of the horses.

here are a couple of pix of the new babies

This is the first one, Maritza.

This is the second one, Surprise - named because she was a total suprise, was not expecting a palomino out of this cross nor did we expect her to be born on that particular night...LOL

And last but not least is Mystery - named because she is NOT by the stallion that she is supposed to be out of...OOPPSS!!! LOL

Hope you like, they have brought a great deal of joy into our life.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Just wanted to update, David is doing much better. He had his endoscopy today, and they found 6-8 ulcers, and they are fixed now. No more bleeding, and he looks and feels so much better!!

Thanks for thinking about him, he really is a sweetheart of a guy!!

1st Blog

Well, figured it was about time I started a blog. This will be a blog about the Harris family, the horses, and my cross stitch, and whatever is on my mind at the time.

Right now, I'm worried about two dear friends of mine. David and Terry Waid held my family together when my fire happended. Terry took control and helped keep me sane. David pitched in any way he could. Tuesday night / Wednesday morning David had a heart attack. He had two stents placed yesterday, now he has some bleeding in his stomach and they cannot figure out what is causing it. He should have an endoscopy sometime today. Please keep these dear people in your prayers. They are lost without each other. I spent all day yesterday at the hospital with Terry and I will be back up there sometime today.

Thanks, and I will be posting cross stitch pix later. As soon as I get the pix off of my hard drive from the desktop, I will be adding pages for the horses.