Things Stitched

August 30, 2009

F O O T B A L L Begins

Justin is #52. Look how big that Linganore guy is!

Wildcats lost their first game, 0 - 18.

August 16, 2009


April 25, 2009

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July 07, 2008

Camping during July 4th

I think we're crazy, but we decided to head to the beach on July 4th. Traffic was horrible and the inlet parking was closed by 9:30 am. We finally found a parking spot at the Convention Center on 40th Street. The sun was HOT, but the water was oh so cold. You could not walk across the sand! And it was crowded!! But we had fun and didn't get too burnt.
We had a rain day, but the next day we made it to Frontier Town and the Water Park. It was the first time the kids have ever been to a water park. There was a height restriction of 42" and I think Jason made it in by a hair. I ended up having him wear swimmies the entire time and he had a ball. There was a lazy river, 2 tube slides and a speed slide. Click on the picture to enlarge and I think you can see Jason's smiling face :)

June 16, 2008

Newest Addition

We went to the Chuck Wagon Cookout at the Rill's farm and brought home a souvenir. We named her Hayley because one of the girls found her in the hay. She had her bath and her eyes are clearing up. She seems pretty friendly around us. Josie's not too sure about her yet. We'll see how that goes.

June 09, 2008

Today was Katie's Farewell to Cranberry Station. Her theme was "Reach for the moon and even if you miss, you'll still land among the stars!" I made the silver moon and stars hanging over the stage.

Camping with the Cub Scouts

Justin's Pack had a camping weekend at Rocky Gap State Park. I have not camped in a tent since 1994, but of course it was for Justin, so we went. The first picture is where we set up our tent. Our tent is the one with the yellow, in the middle. We left Friday after school. The next picture is from our hike on Saturday. The Webelos needed to go on a 3.5 mile hike. We hiked around the entire lake in 95 degree weather. We ended up walking 5 miles in 3 hours. Those boys were troopers! The third picture is a view from our hike looking over the lake.

We had a monthly Pack meeting on Saturday night. Justin earned his Bear patch. As a bear, he got to put on a bear arm and scratch a log and roar like a bear. Now he will move on to earning his Webelos patch. Way to go Justin!

We ALL had such a wonderful time despite the heat that we're excited to go again!

June 03, 2008

5th Grade Picnic

Today was Katie's 5th Grade Picnic. They went to Piney Run Park. Joe and I went and had a great time. The weather was just perfect. Here they were getting their picture taken as a class.
They had scheduled game time. The first one was water balloon toss. The first picture was taken after the first round of tossing. Believe it or not, they managed to pick up all those balloon pieces!
Then they had a tug-of-war contest.

They also had a rock climbing wall. Joe had to give it a try.
And of course, the highlight of my day (NOT) this beautiful snake!
She has a farewell on Monday, June 9th. June 10th is her last day of school. I can't believe she'll no longer be in elementary school. Why do they grow up so quickly?

May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Parade

Justin's first parade!

May 25, 2008

Katie and Justin's Baptisms

January 20, 2008

Tulle Tribble

Here is my Tribble made from tulle.

For the pattern go to:

I bought a roll of 6 inch by 25 yard tulle. Before I took off the plastic, I drew a center line on the wrapping and took a razor blade and cut the whole way down to the cardboard.

I don't know how long it ended up being, I just knitted until I came to the end of 1/2 my tulle. I was afraid to pull the tulle tight, but I did and it ended up looking pretty good. Not sure the cost is worth it. The roll cost $2.99, I had 40% Michael's coupon (silly to use it on such a small item, I know) and my newly 6% tax, it came to: $.95 per tribble or scrubbie as most know it.

January 19, 2008

Grand Prix

We had our annual Grand Prix car race at church on January 19th. They had it on a Saturday with both the boys an girls racing on the same day. We ALL had a wonderful time. Katie's in the first picture, Justin is in the second picture. The third picture is Katie with her THIRD PLACE RIBBON. Yeah Katie!

Jason has to be in third grade before he can race. He'll race a boat on February 27th.

January 12, 2008

Pine Car Derby

Justin had his first Pine Car Derby race with the Boy Scouts on January 12, 2008. He made a famous "Mr. Nutty" race car that was the neatest thing! He won third place out of 25 boys racing! Great job Justin. His trouphy was so cool, we're making a shelf for it!

My Cake

The boy scouts had a Pine Car Derby Race on January 12, 2008. They also had a silent auction of cakes. This was my cake. It brought in $50 for those boys!! I was so excited, the highest bid out of 20 cakes!

August 23, 2007

MY Needle Roll

Here is a picture of my needle roll from Brian.

It's blue, my favorite color, and it hold TONS of needles. All those needles are pushed the whole way down. I have 5 inch double pointed needles, and you can clearly see where they are. Its amazing how it rolls up so nice and tight. Believe it or not, I'm missing a bunch. I have things on the needles right now and I lent 2 pairs out.
Thank you Brian :)

Cable Afghan

Here is my cable afghan that I made 2 years ago on the way to Canada and back. It was a 9 hour drive both ways. I believe the pattern came from a book titled "Big Needle Afghans". The best book for afghans I've ever came across.

July 11, 2007

Needle Holders

I have met a talented young man named Brian. He joined my knitting group and has contacted me about these beautiful sewn needle holders. He was gracious enough to donate a good bit of them for our prize boxes that we send out for FUN with KNITTING contests we have in the group. I can not wait for a contest, just to add one to the box!

I really liked this purple one. I'm not sure if you can see, but it has two layers to hold needles, short ones and long ones.

This holder is orange and red and the picture doesn't do it justice. Its beautiful!!

If you are interested in one of these, please check them out on Brian's site: (Left hand side) Don't get distracted by the AWESOME bath mitts. I have to make one for my little one.

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June 09, 2007

Teacher Gift

I'm loving my Cricut!! I thought this would be a wonderful end of the year gift for my son's teacher.

March 17, 2007

Bulletin Board

Justin's new bulletin board. I saw these in a craft store for $26.00. I got the board at Wal-Mart for $6.00. Bought a few of those wooden things at Michael's and away I went. It's for his new room. His other board was about 12" x 12" and everything was falling off. This one is 17" x 23". I can't wait for his room to be finished!!

March 03, 2007

50th Anniversary Scrapbook

We gave my in-laws a suprise 50th Anniversary party on January 20th. There were very surprised and had the time of their lives! So many people came to help celebrate. The food was great, the room was wonderful and it was just a great day!

Here is the scrapbook I made with my Cricut. My mom came down and helped. I'm not the creative one, she is. The scrapbook turned out wonderful, I can't wait to give it to them. We took a picture of everyone that was there and had them sign a card to keep in the scrapbook.