Saturday, December 29, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Thank you once again to everyone who has left me such kind and encouraging comments, I feel bad that I don't have time to do the same right now. I am reading blogs a little, but no commnets. I am done with one final! Woot! (This is this years new proclaimed word by Merriam Webster...anyone see that? It was on my Yahoo news page...funny!) Anyway, So two more to go! Yay! And I put in my letter of resignation at the paper yesterday, so Jan 10th will be my last official day to throw papers. I am counting down! Finally I will get a full 8 hours night sleep, uninterrupted! Yippee!
Also I am kinda excited, because I am not sure what next weeks schedule at work is, but the following one I have a few short days (5 hours instead of 8) Phew!!! So I think things are gonna start looking up here soon! I can't wait!
Plus, don't faint, after I posted this yesterday, I sat in my chair (yes the one hiding behind the Christmas tree, and ornaments be damned, cause I probably knocked 'em all hither and yawn) and I stitched! Not for very long, mind you, but enough to start feeling a sence of calm come over me. It was very , very nice. So, I went to work yesterday with a renewed sence of calm, and it felt so good! There is nothing like stitching to calm a person down! I don't know what it is about it, is it the consistant motion of the needle going in and out of the fabric, kinda like the motion of a rocking chair when our mom's rocked us to sleep? but that sameness of the motion is soothing somehow!
Also, I want to say a big apology, not that my hubby reads this blog, but I have really slammed at him hard here the past few days, and he's really not the monster I sorta made him out to be! He really is a sweetie, like the other day we were at the grocery store and he was all excited, because he wants to make dinner for me this week, he is gonna make some pot roast dish, and I think it is so sweet! He really is very loving and giving. He's the best there is, I think, it's just when I feel all uptight, he seems to get the brunt of my frustrated feelings. I needed space the past couple of days, and between no sleep and going to work and dealing with a ton of people and then coming home and him being here, I just...ugh! He really is wonderful and I love him like no other! I was just fuming because of other things.
Well, I still have a few hours until I have to go work, so I am going to go stitch again...Poor Christmas tree! It is gonna be all smooshed on one side for all my climbing behind it to get to my stitching chair. But it will just have to understand that that chair is my sanity, so once it understands that I'm sure it won't care. LOL!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
When I have a clear head and really think about things, I just have to laugh at myself. I sound so selfish! I think I just got so overwhelmed, it was just too much dumped on me all at once! I go from having all day to do my homework and whatever I want to suddenly having to be somewhere at a certain time, it's kind of a shock to the system! I have to watch my clock again, make sure I get to work on time, and then when I'm at work I count the hours until I get off work. Ugh. LOL!
I think things will be better once I am done with school, and then when the route is gone, it will be even better, I'll be able to get a good nights rest, and when Rob leaves for Iraq in a few months, it will be a downright blessing, I will have something to fill my time to keep me busy until his return. Thank you all for listening to me! Hugs!
It is still sorta frustrating that I don't have all sorts of time to just sit and stitch. I have been much more into my reading lately, because it is easy. Plus my favorite chair that I sit in and stitch while watching the TV is being blocked from the TV right now by the Christmas tree, so I have to share the couch with my husband who is 6 foot 2 and thinks he can take up the entire thing, all sprawled out, leaving me NO room to get comfy with needle and thread, plus my stitching light is over by the chair that is hiding behind the Christmas tree, and with the winter weather here it is just so dark, so not a whole lot of stitching is going on.
You know? I know this is going to sound absolutely terrible, but I am almost looking forward to Hubby leaving for Iraq. NOT the fact of where he is going, but just that he's going! Ok, the other night, he made the LAST frozen pizza for dinner, while I was at work and ate THE ENTIRE THING!!! Leaving me with having to scrounge around for food when I got home. I mean, would it have killed him to save me ONE slice? Plus we're on a budget, and he eats so FRICKEN much! That one pizza could have fed me for 4 days! And he polishes it off in one sitting. And this is a Digiorno pizza! It was no tiny thing!
Here I go again with my venting about life. But since I have no stitching, I am just talking about life and the things that seem to frustrate me now. I hope you don't mind. This Thursday I have the day off, ::sigh:: and Hubby will be at work ::another sigh:: and I will possibly have the entire day to just sit on my comfy couch and stitch. So, hang in there I may get some stitchy news/photos up soon!
Again thank you all for your love and support, and Michelle for your prayer, that is the best thing I could use right now! YOu are allt he best friends a girl could have! And you all live in my computer! he he! I saw a comment for myspace it said "I love my computer, all my friends live in it." sometimes I think that is SO true!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Also the fact that I sat and wrote a nice long post last time and then when I went to post it the computer decided to freeze didn't help either. So, if I am short on here, that is why, basically I have no time, but I am trying to make time, so I cut alot of corners so I have time. I cannot wait until I can get rid of the stupid paper route!! Then I can actually get a good decent nights sleep, and still wake up early enough to feel as though I have a little life. Like last night I only got 6 hours of sleep. And my husband!!! I don't go to work until 12 in the afternoon, however, I won't get home until after 9 tonight, and so I made myself CRAWL out of bed at 8:00,and he can't understand why!!!! "You don't have to get up, you don't go to work until 12!" I have laundry to do and dishes and cleaning, and I would like some down time before I go have to deal with a million people in a HUGE noisy store all day, a little quiet would be nice! But I guess he wouldn't know, because guys don't do all that stuff, he gets home from work and relaxes sits and watches TV, and plays his games, I guess he thinks some magical elves come out of nowhere to make sure he has clean clothes, because by the way he was acting, he doesn't think I need to get up and get it done, plus, this is finals week, I have STUFF to do!
I am basically hating life right now, it wouldn't be so bad if I only had to go to the store and work but I have the route, and school on top of that, and taking care of hubby and house, and I thought I was stressed before, I am just over the top pissed off at the world right now.
Sorry about this sad post, it's just how I feel right now. When I get my paycheck I will be happy!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
I have gotten my old retail job back, so right now I work the paper route from 2-4 am, or so, then I work at the store for about 8 hours a day, and then I try to study somewhere in there and sleep....just crazy! I can't wait for the pressure of school to be over for the semester, then I will just have to worry about the two jobs, which I am quitting the route come the 10th of January, but by then school will be back in session, so I will be doing school and retail job. I am glad though for getting back into my old work place though, because when hubby leaves for Iraq I am going to be glad of the distraction of going to work, of course I'll be taking classes again too, but I am taking online courses next semester and only two classes, so I can put more time into work,so with those two things I am sure I can stay busy! Not to mention all the stitching I will do, and the reading, as well. I am setting a 65 book goal for next year, which is just crazy since I didn't even complete my 50 book goal for this year. But oh well. I got close, I finished #35 last night and am onto #36, so It is going to be close.
In stitching, like I siad I haven't done much, just work on my little tiny stocking, which is coming along, slowly but surely, and I started my Last Erica Micheal's monthly freebie for the year, so there is one stitching goal down, (to finish all the monthly freebies by their given months), so that is good. I am anticipating a lot more stitching after next week is over and done with, since there will be no more school. I will have a little more time, but then I will be working...wow, if it's not one thing it's another!
Hope you are all having a happy holiday season so far!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The weather is just perfect!!! Yesterday it was in the 80's. This morning when I went to get the papers, it was still nice out, drove the convertible with the top down, was fine. Came back to the house, rolled the papers, woke hubby to go with me to throw them, and we were still nice and comfortable, with the top down, Hubby had JUST gotten done stating something to the fact that it was still nice out, because we have been expecting a cold front to come through for the weekend, and how it had not arrived yet, no sooner did the words leave his mouth, and There was a gust of wind and our cold front had arrived, just like that (Snapping fingers here.) It was SOOOO wierd! I mean, we were just going along all comfy no wind, the air wasn't cold, just comfortable and in ONE second, there was a gust of cold air, and the cold front was there.
I have been looking forward to this weekend for about a week, they kept predicting this cold front to hit us for the holiday weekend, and now it's here. You'd have thought I was a kid, this morning I was squealing in happiness driving down the road to the store to pick up last minute odds and ends for Thanksgiving. It was overcast, and windy and cold! Now the sun is out but it is still pretty brisk out there. Perfect fireplace weather for the holiday!!!! ::sigh:: We are even expecting snow maybe on Sunday!
Anyway, now ontot he good stuff...stitching! Thanks for listening to me ramble on about the weather. I can't help myself, the Texas summer heat is finally gone!!! And winter is here! The holidays can officially begin!
So, even though I have not been stitching terribly much due to the onslaught of homework and papers and studying I have had to do in prep for the end of the semester, I have put a little bit of progress on my tiny stocking ornament!
I am doing this one on 18 count navy blue aida. Pattern called for the background color (navy blue) to be stitched in, on a white fabric, but why bother if you can cheat? LOL! I am enjoying this, even though I have not had much of a chance to really get into it. Just a bit here and there, because of school. but I think it is going to be really cute when it's done. I am hoping that maybe I can finish it this weekend, while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. I am so excited to watch that!! We had not had Television for the last two years, because we didn't see the need, as we would pay for something that we hardly use, but this year we have dish network, and I am watching the parade!!!! It's traditional holiday kickoff, man!!! Once Santa Clause rolls through at the end, that's it! There's no turning back, the holidays are here! Bring on the turkeys and the christmas trees and the santas and the lights, and the festivities, and go crazy for a month, and then make promises to change yourself that you never live up to on the first of the next year-ta da! the end!!! LOL!
I'm really psyched about the holidays this year, can you tell?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Yesterday was my birthday, we went to the zoo, and out to eat at the Cracker Barrel, and then had cold stone ice cream cake for my birthday. I got 100$ to spend from my mom for my birthday, I bought jeans, and stitching stash. I filled in holes in my DMC collection and bought some snowman pattern books. I was going tobuy "King of the Hill" a Wolf design put out by Kustom Krafts but I would have had to order it online, and that money was burning a hole in my pocket! LOL!
This past week I have really been going to town on my dad's train, Snow Valley Express, I also worked a little bit on Holiday Airing the other night as well. Other than that not much is going on, just relaxing, and hanging out with mom. She leaves in a few more days, so we decided that we are gonna "have Thanksgiving" today and then tomorrow we are gonna put up Christmas stuff, with her. A bit early, and usually we (Hubby and I) are like "the two weeks before Christmas is fine" kinda people, but we wanted to sorta have the "holidays" with mom here.
So if you drive past my house and see my Christmas tree up, please don't laugh at me! LOL!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Well, Hubby left Friday night, late, and so my first shift doing the route by myself was Saturday morning. Unbeknownst to me, which I found out from reading the front page on Sunday morning, Just hours before I threw my route, there was a murder that took place on A STREET that I deliver on!!!! Can you say FREAKED out?!!!?! And here I am having to throw the dumb route BY MYSELF for the rest of the week...and on Halloween no less!!! I am really wanting it to be Saturday right now because then Hubby will be back and I will feel much safer!
I am getting excited too, because my mom, who is my best friend is coming to visit me next week for my birthday. I can't wait!!! I cannot believe I turn 30 in 10 days! I can't believe it is November tomorrow!!! Only two months left until next year!
Which brings me to stitching....My October freebie...not done. Technically I still have 3 1/2 hours until it's "late", but I am thinking that when I am done with this post I am going to go to bed, and try to catch a little shut eye before the route in the wee hours, I really do not sleep well when hubby isn't here, and with the stress from the route and all, I really am not sleeping well, I hear every little creak and noise, and tonight it is windy so there's the added noise, and so good luck to me with that.
So, anyway, not much else going on but that, just impatiently waiting for DH to return home to me. Hurry up Saturday get here, please!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
So I have just been busy also, the fact that I have no way of sharing pictures of my stitching, (which yes I have been doing- I took everyone's advice...I must not forgo stitching, or I shall end up bald in an attempt to stay sane while going through this semester.) sorta dampens the whole blogging my stitching projects experience. But! I can still Tell you what I am stitching right? Why not?
Things are going slow mostly to the fact that I have very little time to devote to my stitching, but a little progress here and there is getting done.
I am now more than half way finished with Erica Micheal's Tiny Alphabet sampler letter "B", i plan on starting "C" this week...when I don't know...the week is almost over...wow. Ok, this weekend then...I'll start "C" this weekend. My goal concerning these tiny pieces are: finish one alphabet piece a week, and one monthly piece amonth. which I have been doing so far...well the monthly goals.
I am on October freebie right now, probably about half finished with it...yikes, if I want to finish it by the end of the month I am really gonna have to get going on it!
My other goal is this: to finish one page of "The Abbey" a month. Ha! I thought it was doable...but now...maybe not so, but I am stitching on it as well, I have finished page one and have 8 more to go...I have started page 2, but probably only have maybe 400 stitches in on it, so still a long way to go.
So, anyway, that is what is going on in my world. I am a bit disappointed...Hubby has to leave this weekend for a training session for about a week, and I'm not looking forward to it. But, I have lots to keep me busy until he returns so I think I will be alright. Lots of homeowrk, and stitching, and reading. Those three things alone should keep me hoppin, then there's the fact that my mom is coming to visit the following week, so trying to get things ready for her arrival will also keep me busy. With any luck the time will jst fly by! Lets hope so!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Stitching wise I have been working on my Erica Micheal's freebies. I am working on one of her monthly series, the one with the checkered backgrounds...January. I am almost done, and stupid me! I put off working on the white of the snowman until very last, and I hate working white on white, and so if I have alot of white to do I will mix it up and work it in every other thread or so, so I don't end up doing all the white all at once, and what do you think I did? I put off Mr. Snowman until last, and now I'm just going along bleakly working white on white forever days!
But I am thinking I will try to finish this one up today and get to work on mini sampler letter "B" I am almost done with A, I just have two more algerian eyelets to do in the corners, which I am finding to be a bit of a challenge on Aida, but what the heck? I'm almost there!
Thank you all for your encouraging comments on my schoolwork...and! I have great news! you know in my last post I was super upset about the way my studying was going for my test, well I took the test and felt iffy about it, but I got my results back this week, I GOT A "B"!!!!! a low B, but I passed!!! So I must have retained more than I thought...phew.
So, anyway, I think I shall get going on my stitching, and try to get Mr.Albino finished. lol!
Oh and my scanner? Yes, we have seen it off to Scanner heaven, but we don't know when we'll be able to get a new one. It could be awhile...sorry guys!
Oh and on emore thing, Lauren you asked if i was working the E.M freebies in Rainbow Gallery threads....no, I am doing them in DMC. I wish I could do them in R.G but I'm not that rich! lol!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Things here have been pretty good. I am starting to get stressed with school work. this past weekend I actually broke down and practically had a coniption (sp?) I find that as i get older my memory isn't what it used to be. I know, sounds funny, I am not even 30 yet...soon, but not quite. Adn I don't know if it's because I have been out of college for two years and I forgot how to memorize things, but I had a test yesterday and as I was studying, I was getting so frustrated, because I would read my notes then try to quiz myself by reiterating what I'd just read and I kept getting things all bungled up!!! I really don't know how I did on my test, and I want to do well, but I tried, and if I failed, I am going to be so discouraged!
Anyway, enough sad stuff, I have been stitching, which is good. I have been working on Erica Micheal's tiny sampler: letter A. And it seems like it is taking me forever!!! I am almost done with it, but I feel as though I have been stitching on it for a long time. I am anxious to be done with it and onto letter "b".
I finished book 6 of Harry Potter and am now on #7! 7 is going so fast for me! I am really enjoying it, but ina way I am ready to be done with this series. I have enjoyed it, but I have tons of other books that want my attention and I just bought 8 new ones on amazon...ssshhh don't tell the hubby!...and I am just ready to be done with HP.
So, also I have sad news...my scanner is acting up again! So, I don't how how soon I can show photo's of my September freebie and my letter A sampler. I am going ot try it again tomorrow, and then ask hubby to see if he can get it working again and if not...I guess I have to go get a new one.
Well I am off to get a nap in, before going to work at 2 am. Work is crazy! not so much the work itself, but the crazy people that roam the streets of this town at the wee hours of the morning, the other morning I was driving along, there is this kid like 18 or 19 years old just walking down the middle of the road, like in the middle of the lane I was driving in, so I slowed down to see if he was gonna get out of the way or what, and this idiot, takes his shoe off and throws it at my windsheild!!!! He's lucky it didn't do any damage...and I was glad that my husband was with me.
He is so lucky his shoe didn't go into my car, because I was in my convertible with the top down as it is still pretty warm here. And do you think I could find a cop anywhere?! no! But the past three mornings there has been one at that exact entersection, like in the parking lot of the DQ on that corner just patroling, but when I need them?! nowhere!
I am seriously thinking of looking for a new job, sounds like a good idea to me, what do you think?!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Anyway. Today I signed into my blog reader...oh my! I feel horrible, but I had to click on "Read all" for many of them. I just don't have time to keep up. Well, once again it is the weekend, and although I have procrastinated and played around quite a bit this week and not concentrated on homework too hard, I am going to stitch this afternoon. After reading blogs for about an hour, how can I not?! Those blogs are such inspiration fo me! It's just a matter of what I want to pick up. I have half a mind to work on one of my actual BAP's. Namely "The Abbey"...it has been calling to me for a few days now and I keep shushing it, and picking up my smalls, because they are easier to pick up and put down, when the guilty feelings start nagging me to do my homework...But this afternoon, I think that I will pop in a movie and stitch away for a few hours.
Oh! I FINALLY finished Harry Potter #5, and will start 6 later today too. Today will be a "me" day tomorrow I will resume to my regularly scheduled program of house and homework!
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Now the question is: what next? Do I start the October one, or do I work on the other monthly series of hers? I downloaded the first 4 installments of that one, as well as the first three of the alphabet series, which by the way...I started the letter A already this past weekend as well. I really got quite a bit of stitching in this weekend, and let me tell you it felt really good!
I also got a bit of reading in...still stuck on HP #5...I don't know what it is with that one, but seems to be taking me forever to finish...hmmm...? Probably just between school and other things. Plus I have to admit that when I am in school and I have to do so much required reading that reading for fun just isn't as great as when I'm NOT required to spend so much time reading, does that make sence?
Well, I am so proud of myself, I have also been reading many blogs, and really enjoying them as well, and I am actually under 300 feeds now!!! Yippeee for me!!! So much beautiful stitvching going on out there!
Well, I am off to either 1) finish up my september freebie, 2) play sims 3) what i should do...homework, hmmm...decisions decisions!
Saturday, September 01, 2007
STITCHED THE ENTIRE EVENING AWAY!!!!!! YIIIPPPPEEEE!!!!!!
I watched T.V and started (gulp...a day early!) my September freebie by Erica Micheals! And! I have decide that I really love series! Series of books and stitching series. At RainbowGallery, E. Micheals has two yearly series, the one I am currently working on as well as another one, and of course her wonderful Alphabet mini sampler series too! I have decided to take on ALL THREE!!!! And each one will be made into a quilt! Sooooo....I have quite a goal going on here.
Plus! I decided to do a snowman ornament series from one of my ornament books, as well as a Santa ornament and Winter Fun (different ornies depicting cute animals doing fun wintery things!) ornament series also.
Ok, I can only say that those of you who read my blog know I love BAP's! lol!! SO!!! Now I am taking some SAP's (Small @$$ projects) and turning them into BAP's!!!! Wish me luck...I think I will need it!
Of course I also will be working on some BAP's as well, afterall those WIP's will capture my attention again at some point, I'm sure.
So, I had recently lost my stitching mojo in lieu of schoolwork and this thing we call life, and with this new venture, I am once again EXCITED about my stitching!!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
AND! Furthermore, I am going to sit and indulge in blog reading for maybe an entire hour as well!! I have over 300 feeds, and sometimes in the morning I will read a few posts here and there and it really gets my stitching fingers itching to go to town and So, tomorrow I am going to have a "me"day. Granted, by after a few hours, I will probably feel guilty for not using my time to work on homework, but I am dying to stitch! I will go without sleep if I have to!!! There are 24 hours in a day, and I can certainly spare 3 of them to do something I enjoy, right?
Monday, August 20, 2007
Anyway...stitching! oh yes, that! well this past week was "The Abbey's" turn to make an appearance, and I got quite a lot done. I am almost finsihed with the first of 9 pages. Yay!
No stitching got done yesterday as we were evacuated from our home on accoun tof LAke fort Phantom overflowing it's banks, and flying down a creek that is just 4 streets over from my house....the whole of abilene was mostly underwater...So Hubby and I went to his work and hung out until the evening when we decided to take a drive through the town and found most of the water receded and we were able to get into our home. and thank God!!! No flooding in our house!!! I was sure there would be, as when we'd left at 11 that mroning the water was up to the garage door and continuing on, but thankfully none got in the house.
Today I sorta had the itch to stitch and picked up several projects but set them back down as nothing appealed to me, as it is monday, that means a new project, and I have yet to decide what to work on...I am tempted to continue on with The Abbey...however school starts up this week again, so I only have a few days to really get much done at all, then I am anticipating very little to no stitching for awhile.
So, anyway, I have to get my scanner up and going again, before we left yesterday in a flurry of hurry we ran though and unplugged all our electronics and we got the computer up and running but the scanner is giving us problems. ugh!
Well I am off to get to some stitching, if I can find a project that calls my name! bye!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I finished August Freebie by Erica Micheals! I think it came out really cute. I did somehing different with the center of the flower, though, it called for long stitches coming out from the center, but I didn't think it would look very neat so I used the two different shades of brown to make a sort of checker pattern, and I think it looks more like a sunflower and the seeds in the center of a real sunflower than having long stiches coming out from the center.
This week I pulled out The Abbey to work on , and I am actually really enjoying it! I got alot of progress in yesterday, as DH took the modem to work with him, leaving me internetless for the day...very conducive to stitching!!
I also had a dentist appointment yesterday to get a filling, and one of my front teeth had some discoloration on it, and was sort of an odd shape, and she totally smoothed it out and made it really pretty! I'm so happy with it!!! And with the Air Force Ball next month, I will have my pretty new tooth to show off in our photos!!
Well, I have been trying to catch up on blog reading, I had over 200 feeds today...I have never had that much! Crazy! So, I have been on the computer since I got up about 2 hours ago, practically, and now I think unread feeds be damned...I'm going to go stitch! Although I REALLY am enjoying reading the blogs!!!
Oh! and one more thing! I got my "Howling At The Moon" chart in the mail yesterday...oh my startitis fingers are itching to start it right away,but I will be good!!! I think I shall try to finish something first...do my tiny little monthly freebies count? lol!
Monday, August 13, 2007
I did get some significant work done on my August Freebie, infact it is almost finished. Probably not much more than an hour left to work on it.
I think this week I will work on "The Abbey". All I know is:
NO MORE DOLPHINS!!!
Monday, August 06, 2007
After a few hours of workin gon this, though I got bored so pulled out Dolphin Domain, and put a few stitches in it too, however not quite enough to warrant a photo for right now. I think I will work on that one this week, and share a photo on Friday. I am thinking one week rotation should work well for me.I'm gonna try it. so, every monday I will switch out my focus piece. And of course I will be workin gon my monthly freebies as well. I still have not kitted up August or got any kind of start on it yet, though I have the pattern all ready to go, just got to pull threads and get to work on it, maybe today.
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
and hubby as Anikan:
Hope you have a beautiful Sunday.
Oh yeah, and no stitching, as I forgot to take some with me, I read a little bit of HP but mostly we just cruised with the music blaring, singing along and acting like two teenagers in love! Today though I hope to get to my stitching though!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Yesterday I didn't get any stitching done, but I wanted to show a picture of the chart I want to buy from Herschners:
This is the picture taken off the Herschners website. I am so in love with wolves! And this one is GORGEOUS! I HAVE to have it. I got "The Gaze" awhile back...a wolf with an orange background, and there is another one that I want, but I can't find it on the website right now.
So, anyway, it is still early and I am just waiting for Hubby to get up and get going so we can leave for The city. I think I should try to kit something up for the ride, however, if we have good weather, chances are we will ride with the top down, which means, no stitching as it will be too windy!! Oh well, I'll take it and if I don't get to work on it then oh well, but better to have it and not get to it than to want it and not have it! I may also just take my Harry Potter book I am reading. I am now on #4. Did anyone else who read the Potter series find the beginning of 4 a bit dull and doldrum? Because I have been having a hard time getting into it like I did the first three, but hubby says to hang in there, it gets better. So, that is what I shall do.
Hope you all have a terrific weekend!!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Sorry the bottom part is a bit wrinkled. I am really enjoying this one... at first it was hard when I picked it up this time, because I had to frog out some area as I had made a bad boo boo on the last time I worked on it, which I think was the cause of my putting it down in the first place. But once I got it sorted out, I have been working on it steadily.
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I don't know how much stitching I'll get done, seeing as how we are going to Fort Worth this weekend, but we'll see....maybe I'll take my August freebie with me, it's nice and small, to work on in the car...a two and half hour ride. Or maybe I'll start something new. I have been wanting to start something new for awhile...which so far I have been able to keep from doing, however, I don't know how much longer I can hold off. The thing is I work on such LARGE pieces, very few small ones, that I get bored of working on them after so long, so I have to switch every so often...and when I get sick of ALL of them, then I get startitis. I think I will try to be good though and wait it out until I have rotated through all my projects I have going now. You'd think that'd be variety enough for me, seeing as how I have about 20-25 projects in the workings right now. But then there is all that lovely stash just sitting in those drawers, taunting me!!! Maybe it is time to start Christmas stitching? Hmmm...NOW there's an idea....
I have really been going to town on "Dare to Dream". When I'm not reading HP. I am now on the 4th book! They are such fast reads!!! I love them! I am so glad they have gotten longer as the series goes on...more to the story! So, as I finish each book me and DH have been watching the corresponding movie, so last night we bought and watched "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" again. We had a really bad thunderstorm while we watched it too, which was sorta befitting to the movie itself! I kept thinking about picking up my stitching, but never got to it, as I love a good storm and watched the movie with the lights out so I could enjoy watching the wind and lightning and rain out the window! The thunder was so bad at times I thought the windows were gonna vibrate until they broke!
Well, so I wanted to share these pictures with you: The first off is July freebie by Erica Micheals:
AAAKKK! Blogger is not wanting to upload photos today! Stupid thing! Ok, well, I guess I will post pictures later...again! Sorry! Well, I guess it's alright as I need to get going and study some more before my test at 1:00. 5 short hours!!! It's nice to think that in 7 short hours this will all be over!!! Then no school for a 23 days! Yippee!
To celebrate hubby is taking me stash shopping and then we are going to Fort Worth and going to the Science Museum there, for the Star Wars exhibit that is traveling the US right now. So, We are excited about that! my parents took my nephew to go see it at their museum in Anaheim about two months ago, and they were gloating that my hubby (who is a die hard star wars fan) didn't get to see it, (jokingly teasing him!) but now it's here so we get to gloat back! He he!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Anyway, so enough about my reading...this is a stitching blog afterall! So, although I have not been here at my blog I have been reading other blogs and commenting here and there, and I HAVE been stitching.
I think when I left you last I was all gung ho on Holiday Ariing...well not anymore! Nothing happened, no frogs or anything like that, we are still on "friendly terms," but you know me and my flitting infatuations! I have since flitted over to Patchwork Teddy's, and I worked on that for a bit(abou ta week) and then decided that I wanteded to work on Dare to Dream, so have been steadily working on it the past 3 or 4 days. I did finish my July freebie too!
I will share photos later, right now I'm late for an appointment, so gotta fly!
Friday, July 06, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Actually right now my options are limited to one: the Mustang (Oh darn. LOL!), because the Ranger is 5 speed, and I need to learn how to drive it. But once I learn...I will probably take the truck, and Hubby will take the Mustang. I like a car that sits up high, as I am pretty short, (5'2) so I feel "powerful"(and safer) in a bigger car/truck! lol!
So while hubby is home he will probably drive the mustang, and I will drive the truck (once I learn) and then when he's deployed, I get to drive one, one day, and the other the next, and still be as happy as a clam!
So, now after sharing my happy news, I have to share somewhat dissappointing news...my June freebie isn't finished! I still have a little bit to go on it. Last night I couldn't sleep, so I turned on Gilmore Girls and stitched for a bit, but lost interest in a little while, because of the whole cream on cream factor. It's killing my joy for it! Oh well. I am going to try to finish it tonight...keep fingers crossed. Oh and I have not finished the barn. So this weekend between reading, and taking periodic peeks at my new toys sitting in the garage, I will try to finish June Freebie, the barn in Holiday Airing, AND make a start on July freebie. Oh yeah and hubby is taking me to see Fantastic 4 #2 tomorrow, so I have got a busy weekend ahead of me! Hope you are having a great weekend too!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
So, I have finished one goal for today-to finish my book (I also started the next one on my list), and now I think if I just get off the computer and go settle in my bed (one of my favorite stitchy spots)with some good music I should see the end product of my June freebie before tomorrow! Wish me luck!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This one is a 2004 Convertible in a deep cherry red, with light tan top and leather interior! and boy is it FUN! Pictures to follow soon!
I'm ridin' topless!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I am still slogging a long with the "June" freebie from Erica Michaels. You know how a lot of peole hate stitching white on white, well, I do too, and since I am basically stitching cream on cream right now...it's just about the same thing! So, it is slow going...but it IS going. I have not put any stitches into anything yet today, as I am trying to read some blogs, and then will spend the majority of my day cleaning house...oh lucky me! Hopefully tonight I will settle in with thread and needle...
Well, I finished my latest book! "Water for Elephants". It was AWESOME!!! If you can, get it from the library or buy it, it is so good! It is by Sara Gruen, and I think it is so worth the time! I am part of several online reading groups, and I peruuse reading blogs here and there, and that book is everywhere!!! So I thought I might give it a try, and I'm so glad I did! Of course I read the teaser pages at amazon.com and was hooked from then! And then I found it at Books-A-Million for 40% off! I snatched that puppy right up!!!
So, anyway, that is about it for me! I am addicted to Myspace...anyone have a myspace account, wanna be myspace friends, leave me your URL, and I'd love to add you! LOL!
Well, I am off to make my messy house look less like a pig pen and more like a domesticated domicile once again. I don't even know if that last sentence made ANY sence, but it sounded good...hey! I'm goin' for my masters here, I gotta start throwing around those BIG words, so I sound smart! LOL! Happy Thursday everyone! I wish you many x's crossed!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Anyway, and moving on... the most crooked scan you'll ever see!!! Now if you just stand on your head and turn your head in a very peculiar way...you may be able to make out Holiday Airing...LOL! Sorry the scan is so bad, but the fabric is so big and it won't fit in the scanner very easily. You can see that the barn is almost done...SO close, I've also been putting in some of the green of the tree line in the back ground there. It sorta breaks it up...Lots of red...and a little green...
So, there you are...I finally posted photos, now you all can see, I really do stitch, I don't just call this a stitching blog for no particular reason! LOL!
Schoolwork is coming along alright. Not great, but alright, at the beginning of this week I was about two weeks behind in my reading, now I'm right on track. I haven't yet begun this weeks assignment and it is due in 4 short days, but if I work on it a few hours a day it should afford me plenty of time to stitch, and read, and watch E.R, right? Well, wish me luck!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Right now I have school work to do, lots of reading, about 2 30-40 page chapters a week, plus the written assignments for each chapter. Then I have my reading challenge that I decided to do this summer. And then there is stitching, and also trying to get into shape!
Today started early with the Air conditioner repair man coming ot fix my non-working AC, and then I read blogs, and I did a 45 minute step aerobic work out, then I sat and watched Judging Amy and stitched while I did that, which I am really coming along with Holiday Airing. After that, I did some homework, and I felt sleepy, so I laid down, and woke up at 6 o'clock, to my hubby making dinner. He's off work for vacation for two and half weeks! I was sorely disappointed in myself for sleeping for 3-4 hours in the middle of the afternoon! So, then we ate dinner, and then took a walk, and then I got back on the computer and read more blogs, ( I am a participater in three different blogging groups right now, stitching, reading and fictional writing, so you can see how that in itself can be a daunting, but fun task!) Then I got off the computer and did 200 stomach crunches, and floor exercises and wieght training for half an hour and now I'm on the computer again! I think I need to get off the computer and get to the homework, don't you? Since i intended to spend the afternoon with schoolwork and spent it sleeping
so, there yah have it, a note from the Master Procrastinator of the world! Yes, that would be me, Lana! Anything to not do homework until I am just about pulling my hair out at the roots, and cursing myself for not having taken the time to do it earlier!
Sunday, June 03, 2007
I have also been busy with trying to get myself back on track physically. Somehow I find myself 30 pounds over weight!!! So sad for me, since all growing up I fluctuated between 99 and 105, for me to have this much weight on...it's depressing. So, I have decided that I will up my exercising and change my eating habits.
So, I have been busy. Well, this is just a short post to let people know I am still alive, just very busy at the moment, and will probably not be around much until the summer term is over...7 more weeks!
I still try to read blogs, right now I think I have close to 300 posts to read!
Friday, May 25, 2007
So, you can see...I have really been going to town on this one. I am really enjoying the luscious reds of the barn. This is a really fun piece to work on, a quick stitch. So, that, in a nutshell is my stitching progress report for this week!
Please keep your fingers crossed for me and Hubby.
We pre-bought movie tickets to see Pirates of the Carribean #3 today (opening night), and DH was supposed to have the day off from work, but he got stuck on standby, which started today, and now he is stuck at work with some major project that needs to be rectified TODAY, and he doesn't know when he will be able to come home. And I am hoping that we don't have to miss the movie tonight, because we bought the tix on line so there is no refund/exchanges, and I will be so mad if we don't get to go tonight! We will be out of 13 bucks! So frustrating!
Edited to Add: it is now 9:45 pm, and we made it to our movie. We had a lovely time! It was a pretty good movie!
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
And Last, but definitely NOT least is the beginning portion of my Cheryl's Bouquet:
This is my "Masterpiece" at the moment. This is a really bad scan, though. I am working it on 18 count navy blue aida, and am colorcoding my pattern to use various colors throughout the piece, instead of using overdyes. I saw this on the Ink Circles gallery, where a woman did this with the CDC piece, and it looks awesome and thought, hey! That'd be so cool to do with Cheryl's Bouquet. So, I went off in search of the color scheme I wanted to use and here is the beginning. It makes it a bit more tedious, that is for sure, because I have to color in the pattern the way I think it looks best with the colors I've chosen and then stitch it. And that navy fabric is a bear to stitch on! But I like what I have done so far. I have started on one of the corners, but have yet to complete it and so will wait until I do, to show it.
Hope you have enjoyed this! And you can tell: I really DO stitch! I have been perusing the blogs of other stitchers, and I loved all their pictures and because of the scanner konking out on us I couldn't post photos! And I was jealous! I wanted to show my work too! Well, so there it is! Now I have a pretty picture filled blog once again too!