Friday, July 16, 2010


Hello friends....
It's FRIDAY!!  That probably means more to most of you than it does to me.  My work schedule is strange.  Masterchief and I work in the Nuclear Power Business.  He's been doing this for years but I just started last Fall.  He is a senior health physics technician and I'm a lowly decontamination tech.  My goal is to reach Jr. HP and I'll be satisfied with that.  We go to work when the nuclear power plants have their scheduled outages for maintenance.  Now you can't wait till something breaks to fix it in those kinds of places, can ya?  They replace parts on a regular schedule.  Of course they use this time to refuel too.  All I can say is everyone should thank God for boron and water on a daily basis!  We usually work about 6 weeks in the Spring and then again in the Fall.  Without getting all techy on you.....if it glows, I clean it up.  Masterchief's job is a lot more technical than that but it took him years to earn that senior title.  He was nuclear weapons in the Navy so this is right up his alley.

OK....on with tonight's post.......
I seem to have decent internet speed tonight so let's GOOOOOOOOOOO...........................

Wanted to show you the little things I've been working on for the last few days.  I picked up a couple freebies from Maria at The Stitcherhood.  I also stitched one of the adorable little pumpkins off the Autumn Row chart by Bent Creek.  I saw this done on someone's blog just a couple days ago and for the life of me I can't remember who's it was.  I left a comment saying what a cute idea it was....and that I'd have to try it too....please forgive me.  If it's YOU please bring it to my attention!  Ever since Faye at Carolina Stitcher sent me that to-die-for pin pillow I got the hankerin' to try my hand at something like it.  So........I have these three stitched up and now I don't know what to do with them!  I suppose I'll find some sort of fabric to use for the backs of them.  We don't have a Pet Smart or other pet store around here so I'll have to wait until we make the next trip to Lexington (about 2 hours away) to get crushed walnut shells to stuff them with.
Yes, that's Masterchief's toe in the upper left corner.  His socks have passed inspection today.

Look what arrived in the mail today!  I ordered this scissor frog from E-Bay the other day.  Now I'll admit I haven't seen many scissor frogs but I've never seen one like this.  This sucker is HEAVY!

 Look how thick it is!

 It's a big one!

Here it is with my scissors in it.  I don't think Masterchief understands that having more scissor frogs means I will be in need of more scissors.

Went out to the garden the other morning to pull a weed or two.  Found a nice cucumber that had been hiding under the leaves from Masterchief.  He came in the house the other day saying that he found three nice looking little cukes in the garden.  I got all excited because I've been waiting to get enough so I could make a batch of Stitchin Sweet Sue's refrigerator pickles. Then he told me he gave them to the neighbor lady!  UGHHHH!!!  Oh that we all should have neighbors like him, huh?  That's won't be long and I'll have more cukes than I can choke a  will know what to do with!

Just look at this mess, will ya!!  I need to come up with some kind of storage system that will look nice beside my chair in the living room where I stitch.  This table gets to be such a mess I can't find what's right in front of me.
I had the bunch of DMC floss that I won on Sharon's blog here because I used them to stitch the Summer freebie.  I cleaned this mess up yesterday but you wouldn't know it to look beside me right now.  SHEESH!!

I don't know that I've ever posted a pic of my ABC Tapestry from a distance.  This shows the stand I use.  I think it's actually a quilters stand but I needed something big enough for this piece.
I can slide it right close to me over my chair.  The only downside about it is that it's hard to look at that back when I need to.  I have to push it far away from me then tilt it toward me, resting the bottom bar on my legs.  It can be a bit difficult but I just don't know how else I'd be able to control such a big project!

Here is a picture of a stool that I love.  I remember seeing it at my Grandmother's house as a child.  I think it was her sister's at first.  I'm not really sure on the history of it I just know that it's beautiful and it holds memories of spending time at Gram's house.

Masterchief and I have been taking bike rides down to see the miniature horses and a couple "regular" sized ones too!  We take a couple apples to feed any who want a snack.
If any of you remember when I posted about the newest miniature horse that had problems with his back legs....he's up and running now!  He must have just landed hard on his birth day and it took him a while to get up to speed with his little buddies.

That's it for today friends.  I took a nap today so I had half a brain to post something tonight when I have good internet speed.  Hopefully they will be done with their "upgrades" soon.
Here's hoping you all have a carefree, cool, noodle-floatin' weekend!

Thank you all for your visits and comments.  I appreciate them all.

~~Peggy Lee


Faye said...

I am STILL looking for a flower frog~~~ You found a really really good one!!(I love the pin pillow next to it..haha) And, your work station made me laugh..looks like mine.

Hang out on your noodle floatin this weekend..gonna be a hot one here in the Carolinas too.

Eat a pickle for me, Faye

Sherry said...

My dh is also in nucleur power. I hate outages with a passion! I love your new scissor frog! How cute.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Great post my friend, you're killin me ~ ROTFLMAO:) Enjoy your noodle!

natalyK said...

You found a great frog for your scissors. Amazing that most stitches have an abundance of scissors. I love the freebies you stitched up and can't wait to see them finished.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful frog for your scissors!!
yep, I know what you mean about collecting scissors. I just ordered a Lace Scissors pair from The Sampler Girl Webshop for my collection!

Looks like you are having fun this week!


Deb said...

Love that frog. I've looked for one like that in that size and I find everything but! And you know that you just have to fill every single hole with scissors. If I filled all of mine, I'd have to buy stock in a scissors company. Love the freebies you stitched up and I don't think that I realized just how big alphabets actualy is. Yowzers!!

Bekca said...

I didn't realise your alphabet design was so big! Good for you for choosing such a challenging project, it will look gorgeous when finished.
Happy stitching.

Suzanne said...

Great scissor frog and beautiful stitching. Your stitcing table looks a lot tidier than mine. My table is a disgrace with everything in a big jumble and the kids didn't even touch it.