Synced Up

The weekend is coming to an end too soon. I always feel like I have a million things I could do and only get one or two projects finished. The key here is that there are things I could do but instead I end up on Pinterest or Facebook catching up with the rest of the world. When is a working girl supposed to catch up?

However, this weekend, I was not only on Pinterest and Facebook but trying to get all my gadgets synced. I have had several devices that start with an “i”. But for Christmas my husband got me the phone. That means I had to move everything from one phone to another and then get my music synced up. Let me just get this out now, I do not understand itunes. After searching for how to instructions and trial and error and then some help from my husband, I finally got everything synced. Maybe I needed one of those idiot guides to help me but if I had to read a 1,000 page book I would still be working on this until next weekend.

Well, the weekend is coming to an end. All I have to show for it is some clean clothes and a synced up phone. Oh well, there is always next weekend.

How was your weekend?

Be inspired,



QR Code Cross Stitch

Well, the presents have all been opened and all the empty boxes thrown in the trash. The tree is still up, I’m one of those that leave it up until New Year’s (or after). Now that I don’t have to keep the gifts that I made a surprise, I can share them with you.

The gift I made for my husband was very simple but my husband thought it was great. My husband works in the technology world so I thought this would be the perfect gift for a techy.

I found this wonderful project where I find most of my projects, on Pinterest. The tutorial for the cross stitch come from Brooklyn Bride.

First, you will need a QR app that will allow you to create a text code. (There are some free apps that will allow you to create just read about the apps before you download.) The longer your text the bigger and more intricate your QR code will be. I went simple and used the text “Jim, I love you!”

Once you have created your code, print the code and draw a grid over the code to create your cross stitch pattern. Each black square will be where you cross stitch. Be very careful because one wrong stitch will change what is said when you scan the code.

My text created a 1 inch square cross stitch. I then framed it in a small frame

When my husband opened it he asked “What does it say?” I told him he had to scan it to find out. He couldn’t believe it would really scan.

This would also make a great valentines or birthday present. And it would be good for a teen or college student (they won’t believe you even know what a QR code is).

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Merry Christmas

Just wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful day with friends and family.

I am so blessed to be with family. It has been so special to watch our grandson opening his gifts.

Merry Christmas,


Less Ice

The winter weather has set in and we are getting freezing rain. I am posting this quickly while I still have electricity and internet.

I would rather have snow than the ice. The ice is so much harder to walk and drive on. But it does make everything pretty.

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Try Again

I need to tell you that I have not been successful with going one day without complaining. It has been so tough to go through the day without getting upset with the actions of others and then voicing my opinion.

I have tried and bit my tongue several times. It hasn’t helped because sometimes complaints just come out. I have been complaining about the way others drive. Then I complained about how unfriendly I thought a sales clerk was. I try to remind myself that other people may have a lot on their minds and may not be paying attention. Or maybe the sales clerk was having a bad day and I just don’t know or understand what the clerk is going through.

One day, I will make it through the whole day without complaint.

Be Inspired,