Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What a weekend

To our great sadness, we had to put our cat to sleep this past Saturday :(  We had adopted her about 10 years ago from our local animal shelter.  The past week or so, we could see that she wasn't herself so on Sat. I took her to the vet.  It was a hard, but the most loving, decision that I had to make.  The vet said that she was in liver failure and her outlook was grim, so there was only one loving thing to do.

RIP Pooch 1996-2010

Yesterday, we decided that there was an emptiness in the house.  Mathai and I went to the same shelter that we adopted Poocha from and picked out a kitty that was in need of a new forever home.  Mathai is into Star Wars the Clone Wars, so he decided that kitty had that go from Madaliene to Shmi.  Meet Shmi!

I have still been stitching along on the Alphabet piece, but am getting really fed up with the back stitching.  I know that it brings the pieces to life, but they are so gosh darn tedious!  I'll get an updated pic in another day or so :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Getting Ready for His First Show

Mathai had a riding lesson today, afterward we were told that he is ready for his first show! I'm excited, he is excited and Hubby is seeing the $'s as they fly out the window :)
Mathai has worked very hard to compete, and now his efforts are going to pay off. He will tell you that he wants a trophy! I hope he settles for a ribbon for now :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Little at a time

C and D are done along with another butterfly. B, C and D look crunched together, but I guess it will balance out when I get the next row going, at least I hope!!

Always going back to the things I love

There are things that I can't seem to be without. I like crochet and knitting, but I dearly love to cross stitch. There is something about transfering a graph to a fabric and having a wonderful picture come to life :) It's relaxing beyond belief!
Recently I purchased a kit (on sale :) ) while I was waiting for "Shades of Red" to come in the mail. I'm going to finish the Alphabet Butterflies before starting the other. I did think about getting both going, but I'm a little fearful of that, so one at a time for me right now.
With that said, I'm going to get my coffee and start the morning with some stitching...

Monday, July 12, 2010

So much has been happening.

The livingroom is finished!! Walls are painted and carpet is in, I couldn't be happier with the results. Mathai has finished pre k and will be moving on to kindergarten in the fall. We started him with riding lessons! He is getting lessons from a nationally renowned stable. Both sanish and I are learning as we go. Hubby bought a new car, yep again, this time he got a BMW. It's a sharp looking car and really fun to drive, so I'm not complaining a bit. As for me, I'm taking up a new hobby! I bought a counted cross stitch pattern :) I can't wait to get started on it!! I'll be posting pictures, never fear. Guess that is about all right now.
Here is a clip of Mathai's riding lesson: