June 27, 2012

TUSAL ~ June

June's TUSAL post!  A little late, which seems to be how I roll with all my TUSAL posts, but better late than never!

Most of the snippings this go around have been from my latest HoE Exchange, which hopefully will arrive at it's destination soon!  Then I can share...  I can hardly wait ~ it's been a long time since there was a proper stitching post around here!

It's been a crazy busy week for us... wrapping up the school year, trying to get caught up at work to start holidays next week (yay!) and a little bit of celebrating too.  My daughter Hannah graduated high school!  It's been a roller coaster, but she did it!  Woot! Woot!

It was a fun night & a rewarding experience to see all of these young mothers receive their high school diploma.  They've worked so hard to reach this milestone ~ Congratulations Class of 2012!

And since we had everyone around, we used that opportunity to snap a 5-generation photo with my dad's family!

 Well, I think that's about it for today...  Thanks for stopping by friends!  Happy Hump-Day :)

June 18, 2012

MyMemoris Software winner!

Since there was only one comment on the post for the MyMemories software giveaway it was an easy job declaring a winner!  Chris ~ I'll be sending you an email shortly!

June 13, 2012

Stuck in my Head

Have any of you heard Lennon and Maisy Stella?  I saw a link on Facebook to this video by these two sisters about a week ago and it has been stuck in my head ever since, they are amazing!

Did you see the MyMemories giveaway I'm hosting?  Go to this post to enter ~ I'll be drawing a winner on Sunday!

June 11, 2012

MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Review & Giveaway

I mentioned in one of my goals for June that I wanted to play with some new software and would share details soon...  I was recently approached by MyMemories to see if I would like to receive a copy of their digital scrapbooking software to review on my blog.  Well, sure!

I've dabbled with scrapbooking over the years...  Actually, it's more like the want to scrapbook, but never actually doing anything with it!  I have a few supplies and scrappy paraphernalia, but let me tell you, this digital scrapbooking stuff ~ that's where it's at!

The software was a cinch to download and within no time at all I had chosen my pictures and layout and had come up with these! 

Summer 2010

There are so many options, different layouts & templates that come with the package as well as a bazillion others to choose from in their store.  And a bunch of freebies too, like this Play-Score-Win layout!

How fun is that?!  A few years past one of the moms did a DVD for all of the kids with pictures from throughout the hockey season.  Wouldn't it be great to add some hockey cards in for the kids using this software too?

And not only did I receive a copy of the software for my use, but My Memories Suite has also given me the ability to host a giveaway for a copy of this software for one of you!

Here are the rules:
1. Be a follower...if someone new mentions that you sent them in their comment then you will receive another entry.
2. Visit the My Memories website and choose your favorite digital pack or layout and comment here telling me the one you liked.
3. To have more chances, follow My Memories Suite on their blog, Facebook or on Twitter and then post another comment here telling me where you are following My Memories Suite.

I'll draw a winner on Sunday June 17.  Have fun!

June 2, 2012

June Goals

I've been thinking about starting to make monthly goals for myself...  maybe that way I'll feel like I'm making more progress towards the things I want to get done instead of just dreaming about them. So, starting today, I'm challenging myself to set, and record progress of, monthly goals.  Let's see how that pans out, shall we?

The Goals:

~ finish ornament exchange & mail for June 15 deadline
~ stitch & finish an ornament for Christmas gifting
~ work on backstitching for hubby's stocking, chart his name
~ play with new software (I'll share more about this soon!)
~ make one project with duct tape
~ prepare next stitching project...


Very excited about this one, my first HAED!  This chart, and one other, are just a couple more items I bought for free(!) with PayPal cash redeemed from using Swagbucks and SuperPoints.  Love that!  I bought the fabric & threads needed last weekend, so now I need to get ready, winding floss, etc.  I've been thinking about gridding the fabric and I've never done that before... does anyone have any suggestions?  What ways have you tried?

I'd also like to start a new crochet project this month.  There was a pattern for a solar system mobile in last month's Crochet Today magazine which I'd like to do for Chance's first birthday.  Problem is that I've been having a lot of issues with my wrists & hands since last fall and haven't been able to do much, especially crochet.  The doctor was thinking it was carpel tunnel, but the neurologist ruled that out.  So now they're trying to figure out what's causing the pain & weakness through my wrists.  The good news is that while crochet's been really difficult & I've had to pretty much stop for now, cross-stitch hasn't been too bad.  Especially bigger pieces when the fabric is in a hoop.  Holding the fabric in hand is a little more difficult, but not impossible.

Well, I guess I better go & get started on them!  Have a wonderful weekend!!