Monday, November 20, 2023

I learned a new trick!!!

 Well, rather a new stitching technique! 

Peppy was too much of a pretty boy for regular x’s to convey- this matches his pizzazz a bit better! 

Here’s a link to videos that helped me learn this!!!!

I hope you all have been well! This day at work started off frustrating, but a bagel, nap, and, most importantly, stitching have made it much better!!!!! Things have gotten cold here- just a couple of days ago we were seeing 70s/80s, but that appears to be gone now… makes me want to grab a fuzzy blanket and my stitching! 

  Happy stitching!


Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Quick Update/Remembering Peppy

Hello friends! 

  This will just be a quick update! 

  As far as life goes, I’m full time as a paramedic again at the company I started at while I was in nursing school. I’m out in the county, which I love, and for a brief time, my partner was someone that I consider to be a very good friend. Unfortunately, there was a partner swap when the other crew on our shift announced that they would like to officially start dating (lots of drama there, so I’m not going to dwell on that). I miss my old partner, but for the most part love my coworkers in our county. Plus, my friend and I pick up city shifts together, and chat often! :)

My house is slowly coming along, but there is progress!!! I’ll try to post pics soon. 

I’m other news, Pepperoni, aka Peppy passed yesterday. His health deteriorated, and an infection was underrated, so my uncle made the hard decision to have him it down so he wouldn’t be in pain anymore. He got his favorite apples beforehand, and even gave me one last hug. One thing that helped was when he used the special whinny he only used to call Bullet, followed by his soft nicker. I’m sure Bullet and him are enjoying a wonderful reunion, and Banjo and him are playing tag now. I still am going to miss that ornery guy something fierce, he was definitely my buddy. 

  In other news, I’m working on a new project  I’m pretty sure there have been several since I last posted, but I doubt I finished any of them😣🤪, so they should crop up again eventually!

 My current project is Better Roads by Foxwood Crossing cross Stitch Designs  I’ve substituted the red for 817, I think that’s the only change, although I likely will stitch the horse to match Peppy’s colors.

And, to end on some cuteness: 

Smokey was actually quite happy with his costume. Ladybug was tired and begrudgingly agreed to wear it for a short time  Nala was not super thrilled, but allowed me take a few quick photos.

  Happy Stitching,


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The Ozarks and Time

Hello Friends!

   It appears that the Ozarks can no longer tell time. Whilst riding in the back of the boo boo bus (we have a new guy today), I saw the sign outside of a sketchy looking bar saying “come celebrate the new year with us this Friday.”  I thought to myself, maybe it’s the Chinese New Year- Google revealed that nope, that’s done and gone. So either Sign Guy is drunk (likely), or I’m very confused and should probably be checked for a stroke (slightly less likely, but absolutely possible). 

  It’s rainy today, and I’m sure my hair is getting larger by the minute. How is weather where you are? Please tell me youns have been having a more exciting than myself! 

*Accurate representation of me today*

  Happy Stitching!


Thursday, December 15, 2022


 Please tell me that I’m not the only one who is incredibly excited about Christmas, but struggling to decorate this year! The tree is up, but I’ve not dug out many of my decorations. I have started a new project though! 

It’s slow progress over the past few weeks, life has been hectic and there was a minor bug going around my family for a while. So far I’ve only stitched while at work- based on the minimal progress, you can tell how that’s been going! ;)

  My former project will be safely tucked away, probably until after Christmas. I can’t seem to keep from switching projects as often as Missouri changes her weather. Oh well, keeps things interesting! Here’s how Miss Autumn will be left- almost attired, but still invisible herself! 

I’m not sure if I’ve updated on my house for a while; my brain finally feels somewhat clear after the past year, so hopefully I’ll be less scatterbrained! My house is on pause while I wait to get done things figured out. The handyman I’d hired to finish most of it messed up almost all of the beadboard upstairs, as well as various areas downstairs, so he’s no longer working on the project. There was a lot of drama with that situation, but it’s hopefully settled down now. I’m hoping to find someone that can redo the messed up areas, as well as finish the rest soon. 
  The critters have all been well! I’m not sure how much longer the Christmas tree,  Pom Pom garlands, and other decorations have left on this earth though! 

Shopping with mom 🤣- I’m really hoping these guys don’t suffer the wrath of the kitties! 

They have been helping me get Mount Laundry knocked down… despite being specifically told to stay off of the clean towels…
Smokey has also been worried about my work schedule of late, and has forced me to slow down and smell the candy canes some! 

 I’ll try to share more soon. Please let me know what you have been up to!!!!!

  ~ Emmy

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Rest In Peace Banjo

 Today one of my best friends died. Banjo was an amazing, albeit ornery dog, who smiled every day, truly lived life to the fullest, and loved even more than he was loved. He loved me despite my faults and chose me to be his human. I really hope I made him as happy and loved as he made me. I’ll never forget him.  I miss you Buddy, and I look forward to when we meet again. Make sure to say hi to  Grandpa and Grandma, and give them a hug for me, I’m sure they will really enjoy having you with them! 

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Not a bad way

 To spend a Saturday morning!

  I’ll try to post a longer update soon, and tell youns about my friend’s Etsy shop. For now, I’m going to relax and enjoy stitching while posting in my boo boo bus :) I hope you are all well, and I have missed you! Enjoy your Saturday morning!

  Happy Stitching!


Monday, August 15, 2022

A New Favorite


This might be my new favorite picture of Smokey! I had bought flowers for Mom, but they had gotten too hot in my car. I tossed them in water real fast, and Smokey seemed to sense them, and came running. He definitely loves pretty things!!! I am absolutely positive that he thought they were for him- he kept looking at me with a smile, and would absolutely beam while staring at them for hours! 

  I am sorry for the delay for posting. Working night shift combined with all that comes with learning a new job has been kicking my behind lately! I wish I could say all was fantastic, but there are a few things causing issues. I do love the environment, as well as the patient population. So many of my coworkers are absolutely incredible! One of my preceptors tends to disapear, and they have been amazing about checking on me and helping me out when things start going south with my patient, or if I have a question! I do wish a few things with orientation were different. Honestly, one situation I am put in a lot makes me want to quit. I'm planning on talking to my educator about it soon, in order to provide the best care possible for my patients, I need to learn a lot now. A large barrier to that should be able to be resolved, so heres hoping! 

  In other news, my sister has a doctor's appointment on Wednesday. We are hoping for good news, but she is definitely scared, as is the rest of the family. We would definitely appreciate prayers!

  My schedule is weird this month; I worked Saturday night, was off Sunday, and work the next three nights. The nice thing is that I was able to attend the singing at my church Sunday evening! The down side is staying on a night shift schedule on a day off. I am hoping that next month will be better. And, honestly, as much as I love how much calmer things tend to be on night shift, as well as my night shift peeps, I am hoping that I'll get to move to days. It will be a lot different, but I think I will feel healthier again with that move. 

  How have all of you been? Anything new in your life?

  Happy Stitching!