Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bad Blogger

Yes, I'm a terrible blogger. But I have been stitching.

I just finished this small stitch for my good friend, Becca. Her birthday is Thursday. I know she's going to like it. I just have to add the charm and frame it. It's a Lizzie Kate freebie.

This is my current work in progress, that I'm calling Beach Row.

And this is my UFO. I've just joined a group that is going to help me with this project. This is for my son, Noah. When I first started I was so excited and thought I could get it done in no time. Well, I think maybe because it's solid stitching, maybe because it's all gray colors, and maybe because I'm trying to hide it from Noah I've gotten nowhere with it. That's going to change.

And I'm going to try to blog more.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm here

I'm sorry to be gone for so long. I had a staph infection. It was the bad kind too. I was even in the hospital for awhile. I'm doing better now, still on medicine and still very tired. I did get a lot of cross stitching done in November! I hope to post pictures soon. I'm not making any goals for December because I'm just not up to doing anything right now. January I will make new goals. I will be back in a day or so with my pictures!

Friday, November 7, 2008


I've seen this on quite a few blogs and thought it might help me get more stitching done if I actually have some goals in writing. So here are my goals for November:

November Goals:

1. Finish Holly's TN ornament
2. Stitch Noah's TN ornament
3. Stitch Val's TN ornament
4. Stitch along ornament with Quaker Inspired http://quakerinspired.blogspot.com
5. Finish Kay's Pillow
6. Finish Angel Ornament
7. Start planning village layout for this group stitch along http://memyselfandirrs.blogspot.com
8. Stitch Penguin ornament
9. Continue stitching on Noah's wolf
10. Post pictures on the blog!

So that's my list. We'll see how I do.

And I think I will make progress because I just became a part of this group http://letsstitchtoo.blogspot.com and I think having a committment to stitch every Friday evening with my friends as well as the weekly challenges will keep me motivated. I'm pretty excited.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thirstin' for the Word Thursday

I think this verse is so appropriate for today. It seems like there is so much to be concerned about. What ifs and uncertainties seem to be crowding my mind. One thing I can be sure of.....

"You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word." Psalm 119:114

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


It's been awhile since I've posted. Let me see if I can give an update and then hopefully get back on track.

Noah is doing well in school. He just gave a report on John Cabot - he did Explorer Jeopardy. I think he really enjoyed the assignment. He is also enjoying reading much more than he has in the past and I'm very excited about that.

We saw the movie, Fireproof. I thought it was a wonderful movie and would certainly recommend it. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing it again!

Yesterday, I had an appointment with a new physician and had several test. It will be three weeks before I have any results, but hopefully the problems will be identified and I will feel better soon.

I haven't done a lot of cross stitching lately. I just haven't felt like it. I did make a bookmark for a special friend, Marilyn, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marilyn is a survivor as well as a treasured friend. I also made a scissor fob. My husband said it looked like a wonderful new dog toy. I started making a tin finish - I have the pattern finished and was doing the assembly work but was discouraged by remarks from my husband. So it is still sitting on the dinning room table unfinished. No pictures since it's my husband's camera. Sorry.

If you have little ones - or not so little ones - and are looking for an easy treat - try this one. The directions can be found here.
It's easy and delicious. And fun! Noah loved them.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A Meme

Wanna Play? Here are the rules:
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following questions.
They have to be real places, names, things. nothing made up!
You can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.
Tag at least 5 people to play along
1. What is your name? Sherry
2. A 4 Letter Word: Star
3. A Boys Name: Sawyer
4. A Girls Name: Samantha
5. An Occupation: Soldier
6. A Color: Sage Green
7. Something you wear: Skirt
8. A Beverage: Strawberry Shake
9. A Food: Strawberry Shortcake (see a pattern here?)
10. Something found in the bathroom: Soap
11. A place: Seattle, WA
12. A Reason for being late: Sleep late
13. Something you shout: Stop
14. Now tag five others: Trina, Meari, Elise, Nicole, Rachel

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Apple Pie

4 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
Oatmeal Pecan Crust (below)
3/4 cup sugar
1 TBSP cornstarch
1/4 Tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Oatmeal Pecan Topping (below)

Arrange the apple slices in the Oatmeal Pecan Crust. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Stir in the water and bring to a bowl over medium heat. Stir in the vanilla. Spoon evenly over the apples.

Crumble the reserved Oatmeal Pecan Topping over the apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes, covering with foil during the last 15 minutes of baking time.

Oatmeal Pecan Crust and Topping

2 cups White Lily Flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) butter, melted

Mix the flour, brown sugar, oats, pecans and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and mix well. Reserve 1 packed cup of the mixture for the topping. Press the remaining mixture over the bottom and side of a 9 inch deep dish pie plate.