Monday, November 23, 2009

Loss of Identity..

I've lost my wallpaper and can't figure how to get it back - the label is still in the corner "hotbiggityblock" laying claim to their design but, it's gone. I've emailed them to no avail AND I even tried to download other wallpaper from other sites all I get is this white screen. It's like being naked in front of the whole world - HELP - anybody have any suggestions? (thanks to everyone for their help - my blog is back to it's usual self ~ well, it's Christmasy-self)

Thanksgiving is in 3 days - can you believe it? Where has the time gone? I am headed to Columbia, SC to spend time with my brother and his family. I actually have four brothers - yep, FOUR! Looking back, I have no idea how my mother survived raising all of us (she stayed home while my dad worked). Me, I was the good child usually curled up in a chair somewhere with my nose in a book, but my brothers - hellions, mischievous kids always in to trouble or creating trouble. I am still hearing stories of things my brothers did that I never knew about. Jasonn was the brains of the group - always coming up with the next daredevil idea; David he was the quintessential daredevil - he'd do anything you told him to; Shawn was the actor - he was good at pretending to be the innocent or the injured party. I remember one time he really made me mad and I was yelling at him - mom came around the corner and the kid dropped to the ground and started crying and saying "why did you hit me? Oh, it hurts" - I was grounded for the weekend. Bobby was the baby and he too would do whatever he was told because he wanted to be included with the 'big boys'. Now we are all grown up, have families of our own, and live in 5 different states.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I stitched up Paulette's cute little turkey "bok bok" - though I left off the words. Isn't he just the cutest thing!

bok bok
Plum Street Sampler
misc fabric & DMC

I also stitch SB Scaredy Sheep - I stitched this a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post it - it was a fun, quick stitch.

Scaredy Sheep Kit
Shepherd's Bush
And lastly, my meager update on my current A&E. This is going to be a gorgeous sampler - the colors are just beautiful and the 40ct fabric makes a huge difference in the look. I can't wait to start stitching the house - I should have lots of time at while visiting my brother.

Be Ye To Others
Hillside Samplings
40ct Norden Cream
Mixture of silks & dmc
I am off to catch up on all my favorite blogs - I wasn't on the computer this weekend and can't wait to see what you all have been up to.
I pray that you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving.


Margaret said...

It must have been interesting growing up as the only girl in a house full of boys! :D I grew up with just one sister so boys were a foreign species to me. lol! I love your Bok Bok, your SB Spooky Sheep, and your A&E! All beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

staci said...

Hi Cari, I'm completely techno-illiterate, but if you haven't already done this; I would delete the background HTML gadget and then try to reload it. Other than that, I would be lost.

Lovely stitching :)

Ranae said...

I can't help ya with your background, sorry!
The turkey is so adorable. I started it but with only a couple stitches, lol.
The SB is also sooo cute.
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
We are headed to Arkansas early Wednesday morn. You have a safe trip to SC

Lois said...

Hope you can get your background back soon Cari. I'm afraid I haven't any suggestions as to how to do it! What cute finishes. I love your progress on Be Ye to Others, the colours really appeal to me. Safe travels to SC and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. My DH is the youngest of 3 brothers with a sister in the mix. His sister can tell many a tale about what those boys got up too in their younger days!!

Loraine said...

Hi Cari! I love the pictures. Thanks for posting your scaredy sheep. Now I'm really excited to get going on it!
Love the Hillside sampler. Wow the colors are wonderful.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take Care.

RuthB said...

Have yourself a lovely Thanksgiving as well. I'm sorry I have no solution to the blog problem, but I can tell you your stitching is lovely! :)

Melissa said...

I had to laugh at the stories of your 4 brothers. I am sure those stories get repeated every year or so! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

BTW, lots wonderful stitching but as you can guess I'm especially fond of that last one! It looks so handsome!

Michelle said...

Quite amused by your post - the loss of your wallpaper and the stories about your brothers.

Your sampler is coming along beautifully.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! (We do not celebrate Thanksgiving in South Africa).

FayeRaye said...

I love those colors in the Hillside Samplings sampler..!~ Cannot wait to see your progress!!Faye

Laurie in Iowa said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Cari.

Love Paulettte's freebie all stitched up.

Anonymous said...

Your turkey and sheep pieces look great as does your progress on your A&E piece! Such pretty colors on it!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your brother and his family!


Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching, Cari! Congrats on the finishes, and your A&E is ocming along so nicely. YGG!

Now I know why I feel like we're kindred spirits... I also grew up with a bunch of brothers! I'm one short, though--I 'just' had 3. I love them all dearly, but would happily have traded (and would still trade) my older one for a sister! LOL Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your brother and his family. I'm looking forward to talking to mine tomorrow. :) Safe travels!

The Scarlett House said...

Be Ye To Others is really, really beautiful. Can't wait to see more.
Enjoy your trip, Cari, and happy Thanksgiving, too.

Deb said...

Wow, you've got a lot of stitching done! But I'm really loving your progress on Be Onto Others. I love the colors in it so much! I hope that you had a wonderful trip to see your family!!

Sachiko said...

Hi cari! How was your Thanksgiving? You do such a beautiful work!