Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Making Headway

I have been a little slow at updating this blog. My DH has had computer problems and that meant he needed mine. His came back today and now I can get back to my routine.

This is the progress for the last 10 days of my Eagle. I have the blocks of color for the flag and some backstitching. This has been such a fun project. This might sound a little weird but I even dream about stitching this and can't wait to work on it each day.

Monday I celebrated my birthday. My grand daughter came home last night with a card and a little bear. She insisted on the card even when Colleen tried to steer her to another one. She was so proud to pick out this birthday cake for me. She got the Grand right. She really liked the cake and candles. LOL
We also had a storm blow through today and I caught this full rainbow looking north off our balcony. The rainbow was so bright even though the picture doesn't show it.

Last week was the Westminster Dog show and it reminded me that it was this program that led us to picking our dogs. Border Terriers are the smallest breed in North America and we fell in love with these dogs after we visited a local dog show. Kelvin got Sassy from a breeder in Chino Valley. We liked Sassy so much that we got Marissa her dog about a year later. This is Marissa's dog, Rusty. He is 13 years old and getting a bit slow. He looks so nice with his coat stripped.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Now that the 2010 Olympics has started I can start the February Lady Sweater. (The pattern can be found on Ravelry.) The challenge is to knit something start to finish during the Winter Games. I have several WIP's to work on too but will see how this project will come together. It took me a while to work the button hole and hopefully the lace part of the sweater will be easy. This will be a fun couple of weeks to follow the Games and get a sweater done too. Go Team USA!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Framed and Eagle Progress

I had this Lizzy Kate piece done and finally framed it for Marissa. She is in her new apartment and this would be a little reminder of how special she is to me. (I already made this for Kristen and Colleen but hadn't done one for Marissa.) Now I can add this to the box with the rest of her birthday surprises.

I decided that cross stitching is a lot like working a jig saw puzzle. The picture comes into focus piece by piece just as you work stitch by stitch. This is the week's progress on my eagle. I love seeing the eagle take shape the more I work on it.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Well motivated might be a better word. I started the “Weather Wise” a few weeks a go and I finished it on Sunday the 31st. I also completed the leg warmers for my niece’s baby. I started the Eagle for my friend’s son who is getting his Eagle. His board of review is this week and I have a dead line before his court of honor.

I can’t believe February is already here. With Birthdays to celebrate, the Olympics starting on the 12th and NASCAR the same weekend, I have lots of projects to keep me busy.

Here is a recipe I tried and thought it was good. It came from the site "Everyday Food Storage" the link is on the right. Check out all the great ideas for Food Storage.

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
8 boneless chicken breasts
8 thin slices of ham
8 thin slices Swiss cheese
1 1/2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. water
1 box Stove Top for Chicken Stuffing
Layer chicken, cheese, and ham in a baking dish. Mix soup with water and pour over chicken. Melt 1 cube of butter in saucepan. Add stove top stuffing with seasoning. Sprinkle over top. Bake covered at 350 for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.