Testing 1, 2, 3, 4 hours?????

Posted by Stitchblade | 11:48 PM Jul 30, 2007

Testing took almost 4 hours today. I guess that is a good thing though because they take the test and stop when they can not go any further. So I would guess 4 hours of it meant she got through a lot of the packets. There were high school aged kids taking the same test. No one seemed to know when I would get the results but I am assuming at the open house. I am sure she did very well. The testing was mainly on reading and comprehension (which she grasps VERY well) and then Math (one of her favorite subjects). So no worries here.

One of our watermelons was ripe for picking today. It was one of the smallest ones. We were so nervous as we cut into it, it was perfect! The kids almost devoured the whole thing. This year was our first garden, so the kids get very excited each time something we grew is ready for them to try. We were able to have one of our cantelopes a few weeks ago, but then we had the weeks of rain and flooding here and it ruined them. The rest turned to a nasty mush.

Morgan is VERY crafty. She has huge love for painting and I think she is quite good. She has taken over my paints and brushes!!!! I have a few of her works on canvas hanging around our home and they just make me smile. Here are her two most recent paintings.


Finally a moment....

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:02 PM Jul 29, 2007

Things have been so busy around here this summer. Tomorrow will be no exception. Testing for the new school year starts tomorrow. Luckily all of my uniform shopping is done (way to go meee!). Anyhow while I have a moment...and I mean "A" moment I wanted to post my lucky thrift store find! I was reading on my blog neighbors blog how she wants her "piglet" to love Hello Kitty, which we all know means she is yet another grown woman in love with Hello Kitty. I have had this addiction for years. I have tons and tons of stationary. stickers, little novelties that I hoard. Anyhow...the point....I was at the thrift store the other day...was it yesterday or Friday? I can't remember, I have serious mommy brain (its harder on moms of girls!). Really though the day doesn't matter...what matters is what I found. It was a comforter ($3.00), Fitted sheet ($1.00), and a fitted top sheet ($1.00). Its in perfect condition and is now Ms. Emma's crib set.

It matched the bumpers I already had pretty well. $5.00 and too cute. I also snatched up a Care Bear crib sheet as well, I'm not sure if it will continue its life as a sheet or end up as something new. Well, I am now NAK and it gets hard to type so I guess my moment is over. Speaking of NAK...be sure to click on the book release challenge in my side bar. I passed on my nursing books years back so I will not be participating, but wanted to link it anyhow.


Pirate treasury Arghhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by Stitchblade | 3:29 PM

Check out all the very awesome Pirate stuff in this Etsy Treasury! Great finds from $5.00-$100.00. Click the treasury photo to visit. My updates are coming later today. :)


Toooooooooo tired....

Posted by Stitchblade | 11:53 PM Jul 28, 2007

I have stuff to post about our day, but I am way too exhausted to even try. Something about this Texas heat on a Michigan born girl. I have some cool thrift finds and some other things to talk about. I will be sure to fill you in after my morning coffee and once I have a chance to take photos.


...............and the winner is.................

Posted by Stitchblade | 10:36 AM Jul 27, 2007

I used a random number picker and the winner is Laura from Laura Williams' Musings! Laura is a Christian Homeschooling, stay at home Mom of Seven (7) children... 4 boys, 3 girls. She loves to scrapbook, sew, quilt, garden, crochet, and cross-stitch. SEVEN KIDS!! You ROCK Laura! I will be contacting you for your mailing info shortly! Congratulations! I also wanted to take a moment and thank Shannon from Rocks In My Dryer. You can find the post linking winners here. This was a lot of fun and I can not wait to do it again!!!!


Comments are now closed...I will announce a winner sometime Friday (its Friday now, but I need to go to bed)

***This post is a sticky and will remain at the top of my blog until Friday.***

Regular daily nonsense from me will continue below.

Thank you....carry on.

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I totally thought I was too late, but I re read and see that it is not too late for me to join in. I wish I would have known about this sooner. Since I just found out I will be offering something simple for me to get together for you. My prize pack will consist of a giftcard to Starbucks (yum) as well a nifty selection of scrapbooking goodies! You can read more about the Bloggy Giveaway at Rocks In My Dryer. All you have to do is leave me a nice comment on this post. Winner will be chosen on Friday. Make sure to visit Rocks In My Dryer for the complete list of participants.


Its almost time

Posted by Stitchblade | 11:37 PM Jul 26, 2007

Hurry hurry! The contests are almost over! I will be closing my contest post to comments at 12am Texas time :). You have about 20 min from this posting. Winner to be announced tomorrow. OH I CAN NOT WAIT!!!! How exciting!


Rock Steady punk rock baby.............

Posted by Stitchblade | 2:24 PM

WOW, time flies. I can not believe my wee one is 15 mo old today! She is... I swear.... the best baby in the world. She is so happy all the time. They are all beautiful girls, I am very lucky. She is pictured here modeling my newest trashion dress. It is reclaimed and rockin'! Perfect for the lil punk rock princess. I will be adding this to my etsy later today.
Until then Miss Lauren says "Rock on!"


Simple Project

Posted by Stitchblade | 12:03 AM

My oldest daughter (9yrs) is very much in to making bottle cap jewelry right now. I just came across this video for some earrings. Thought I would add it up here for you guys to see. I think these could be made shorter with some more girlie style and be very cool for the younger girls. It's late so I will not be able to show her tonight, but I am sure this is one that we will do and I will post project photos when we get to it.


Holy cow!

Posted by Stitchblade | 2:34 PM Jul 25, 2007

There are 488 blogs as of right now participating in the giveaways! My head is spinning from trying to keep track of who I visited between today and yesterday! I have so much to do....but I can not seem to get away from the computer between checking blogs and approving comments on mine. What a great idea this was. Thanks go out to Rocks In My Dryer for a wonderful idea!


Trashion Rocks!

Posted by Stitchblade | 8:59 PM Jul 23, 2007

I snagged a treasury tonight and filled with all sorts of Trashion finds! Click to visit and see how these artists transform and reclaim to give things new life. You will truly find unique items by searching Trashion.


Vintage wristlet

Posted by Stitchblade | 5:59 PM

Nothing new for the shop as of yet. I did make this wristlet for my niece today from reclaimed vintage fabrics. I was happy with how it turned out. I have more of this fabric and will make some for the shop as well.


Mail time

Posted by Stitchblade | 5:35 PM

The mail came and I got my hang tags! They turned out great! Thank you Janesays!



Posted by Stitchblade | 9:20 AM

This week starting today and running through Saturday night you can get FREE shipping on anything in my etsy store. I will be adding more items this week so keep checking! Some of the things added this week will include the corset back apron dress. I have sold so many of these before finally opening the etsy shop, so I will get some more made and put them up. They fit a range of sizes. I have some previous buyers sending me pics of the dresses/tops on their little ones and will add them to the blog. FREE SHIPPING!!!


Striped Apron Trashion style

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:57 AM Jul 22, 2007

I picked up a bag of what I assumed was usable sheets, only to get them home and discover some had been cut. Oh well, now I have fabric as well. First project from the sheets was this cute lil children's half apron. It has a 2 section pocket on the front for stashing lots of stuff!


ETC BOGO Bonanza!

Posted by Stitchblade | 12:05 AM Jul 21, 2007

Some ETC street team members are featured in a treasury and when you buy an item you get BOGO 1/2 off!!!!! I am participating in this sale. So click the treasury above and go see all of the shops featured. Instructions are listed in the treasury comments. Have fun!!!


Vintage Garden Dress

Posted by Stitchblade | 7:34 PM Jul 20, 2007

I really enjoy creating clothes that grow with our kids. This is another example of that. This Sweet little top you see above is reconstructed from a vintage pillowcase. It is gathered at the top and ties at the neck in a big bow. It starts as a dress for your little ones and grows with them to about a sz 4-5. It is pictured here on a 3 yr old who wears a sz 3, and below on a 15 mo old who wears 12-18mo. You can find this dress for sale in my Etsy shop.


Monkeying around...

Posted by Stitchblade | 7:24 PM

Check out this great Treasury of Monkey items! Every single thing on this list is awesome! Click the treasury above to visit.


The COOLEST felt barrettes ever!

Posted by Stitchblade | 4:01 PM Jul 19, 2007

'Cuz I Felt Like It has made the coolest felt barrettes. Here are a few pictures of some that she recently made. You want awesome? She's got AWESOME!


My Hang tag custom order

Posted by Stitchblade | 9:09 AM

Ohhhhhhh she is fast! Pretty right? Can't wait to get them in the mail!!


Trashion Scavenger hunt going on NOW

Posted by Stitchblade | 7:46 AM

Trashion street team is having a trunk show July 27th 6pm - 8pm! To celebrate they have created a scavenger hunt through a few of the members shops. What can you win? A fun Etsy goodie bag and 1 super secret Trashion goodie bag!

But wait....that is NOT all, you will also get this awesome Etsy bookmark! This is made by the ever so talented NatureMadeScents! Sound great??? Well head on over to Sweety Prize for your first clue! Its hidden in one of her shop item that would look darling on your floors.
If you can't find a clue don't forget to look in the sold items!
For more info on the Trashion Trunk show check out the etsy blog! Send a convo with your answers. Good luck and have fun!!!
You can read more here: Team Etsy.


My hang tags!

Posted by Stitchblade | 7:56 PM Jul 18, 2007

I wanted to share the hang tags I am getting. I made a custom order with "JaneSays" on etsy. They will be with this design of the flowers in the same style as the hang tags shown. Cute huh??? Make sure you visit her shop!


Coffee and Laundry...oh oh and ChaCha.com

Posted by Stitchblade | 8:58 AM

This is how my mornings begin. First I head to the coffee pot and get that started. Then I head to the office and fire up this beast of a computer. Next I head to the Laundry room to start on the never ending pile. Head back to the kitchen, grab that first cup of coffee and sit down to chacha! Have you ever checked it out? No?? Go try it now. Its pretty cool, especially for people that are just not good at finding what they need on the net. You go there, type in your search, then on the search page click search with guide, or maybe it says chat with guide? I can't remember. But anyhow when you click this a live guide appears to do all of your searching for you! I can not tell you how helpful this was when I burnt myself with Jalapenos (don't ask...that's another post for another day) and needed help immediately! Or when my oldest is doing research and she gets someone to find her the exact pages she needs for her grade level! They (we) check every site before sending. Click to try it out! Chacha.com ................
ChaCha Logo on White Background
Ok did you try it? Keep in mind Chacha is still in the Beta Stage. Chacha will only get better. There are more new and exciting features on the way!

My posting on this blog will be all over the place on subject, ideas, consistency....Sometimes I may do more than one in the same day...sometimes maybe only 1 the whole week. I am a scatterbrain and this is what happens when a scatterbrain has a blog! Until later.....(probably today because I need to tell everyone about the awesome hang tags I am getting )