Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Last night while watching the first season of LOST which DH brought back with him from Iraq, way back in September, which I had started watching then, but must have gotten new series of other shows I like more because I stopped watching. So, I watched it and stitched on Snow Valley Express, and although I am not finished with the backstitching on the first page, I started stitching page two! So, I don't have much by way of progress to show, but I plan on working on it today and hopefully will be able to share a progress photo later. Although for some reason, I have been wanting to pull out Holiday Airing. Ah well, there are plenty of hours in the day, and so I suppose I could work on both, right?
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
"Work me in somewhere huh?" He sorta made it sound like he didn't think I could do it. I am so pissed! I hope he knows I won't wait for ever for him to "work me in somewhere"
Oooh, I am so mad! What an ass! Sorry, excuse the language, I'm just ticked off!
I guess I should be happy, I can use the time to stitch! yippee! So, I am off to get some stitching in, since I wasted my morning on someone who apparently doesn't think I'm capable. What an idiot.
I did go to the dentist and was a good girl, I feel like there is grit in my teeth from the cleaning stuff, but at least she just used that horrible scraper thing to clean and not the blow torch thingy, that blasts the plaque off with a thousand pounds of pressure of water. I can do the scraping thing, the water that blasts my teeth to death, no.
Well, I am now free to go and stitch my evening away. I should be happy. It's just the whole let down of the thing, you know? You get your hopes up, things sound good, then it's like "Oh wait...NOT!" Stupid people drive me crazy.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Now I just have to work on one of my other BAP I have in the works. These two smallish ones were a nice distraction for the weekend. I think today I will pull out Dare to Dream, and see what I can do about that one, as I think I told you last time when I talked about that project that I had miscounted, but I think I know how to fudge through it. Gosh I hope. So, I may have a progress photo of that one here soon.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
I HATE WIND!!!!! It is also driving my sinuses banarkers!
Well, I am going to settle in on the couch and watch more CSI and stitch. This morning I finished the February piece, which was part of my goal for this weekend, and I started the "March" project, but now I think I need to put it away and pull out the card for my friend, I worked on it a bit this morning, but I want to concentrate on it, so while I go watch TV, I will attempt o finish it!
Last night, me and DH watched "How to make an American Quilt." Has anyone ever seen it?! It is really good. I have seen it a few times so far, I own it on VHS, but last night was the first time Rob had seen it, and even he liked it! Made me want to pull out my quilt blocks I have started piecing, which I haven't picked up in...well...a LONG time!
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Anyway, stitching wise, when I last posted, I wasn't sure what I wanted to take with me, if anything. I ended up kitting up a small thing I am going to make into a birthday card for my best friend, It has a picture of a sheep wearing a bonnet, and it says "Ewe are special" I will post a picture probably tomorrow. I am still very sleepy from our trip. I feel jet lagged. I didn't even finish the card. I worked on it in the car, when I got really bored. I got some reading done too, but not much!
Basically I just lived a weekend I don't care to re-live-ever.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
And next up, is my progress picture of my SAL project. Which we agreed that we would share photos on Friday's, but seeing as how I won't be home tomorrow I decided to show this weeks progress now. (Hope you don't mind Cindy!) For the most part I worked on the mountain range...I really love those colors, and I put in a bit more of the verse as well.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Not bad, huh? I still have to stitch in the ground hog at the top, and finish the purple swirlys at the bottom. I have totally changed this one! the swirls were supposed to be black, and there is supposed to be a little heart button on the bottom left, but I don't have that (Just as "January" was to have button eyes ont he snowman...but I improvised with two black stitches.) And, I am thinking about making one other change to this piece as well, if you look really closely, you can see there is a border around the word February, just as there was in January, but it really blends in with the fabric, so I am actually thinking about pulling that all out and putting in a light pink border, or something that will show up a bit better. I made good progress on it.
Yesterday was one of the most non productive days in my life (other than this stitching) I was having the kind of day where my computer kept calling me. I read blogs until my eyes crossed. Then, I had gone to myspace and left a note for a person who I found that I knew a long time ago, who when we had last spoken we left on bad terms, but it has been bugging me all these years because we were such good friends, and I lost touch with them, and always thought, "Man if I could just go back and apologize and do things differently..." and so! I saw this person on myspace awhile ago, and I've just been too scared to leave them a note, and yesterday I did! So, I kept going back to the computer to see if they'd left me a note back. They eventually did, and things are cool. I was able to "make peace" with the situation, and now have closure. We will probably not ever be the best of friends, but I can say hi there online every once in a while. And at least I have the sence of peace knowing that they don't hate me or anything! So, I spent too much time on this machine yesterday, when we all know I should have been stitching on Snow Valley Express. Which today is my SAL day with Cindy, and so I will probably work on that project for a little bit, but then I will kick myself into gear and pull out the dreaded train! I will NOT go to bed until I have worked on the thing for at least an hour! So, at this point, since it is still early...only 8:35 in the morning, I think that between now and the time I go to bed (around11, or so tonight) I should be able to find ONE hour to get some stitching in on that piece. ok, enough rambeling, I'm off to exercise and then stitch!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Well, yesterday I started reading my 6th book for the year. I am doing so good with my reading! I'm so proud of myself!!! Well, i gotta get going, me and hubby are gonna watch a movie and I just made a scrummy yellowcake, from scratch....my very first time doing that! I usually just make it from a box. I also made frosting, but I am not sure if we like it yet or not. I will have to see how it is on the cake first, because just to taste it, it taste...weird. But it may be better once it is on the cake itself Anyone want to come over and have some cake?
Friday, February 09, 2007
Well, once again it is Friday and post day for my SAL. I must admit, I did very little on it this week. well, now comparing the two pictures, I guess i did more on it that I thought. I have really been concentrating on my Erica Michael designs. I am almost done with “January” and I started February yesterday.
last weeks progress:
This weeks progress...
Suzanne, can you tell me what your blog URL is? I looked on your profile, but the link wasn’t there.
Well, it is yet another gray cold day out. Yesterday I actually enjoyed taking my puppy out for a romp around in the back yard. I sat on the steps huddled in a warm blanky, and a cup of hot coffee, and she romped, every so often bringing me her toy to throw for her!
Hmmm…Today I was thinking about working on Holiday Airing today. I will probably try to finish up “January” today and then work on Holiday Airing! But we shall see!
January Progress...almost done! Poor guy is missing have the top of his head!
Oh, and I wanted to say that I am revamping my blog reading system. I am currently a part of the Stitchingbloggers yahoo group, and I realized that I don’t read very many of the other member's blogs, because I already had my others that I read and enjoyed. I have cleared things out and started reading my group blogs, in an attempt to become more active with the people of the group. So, many of the blogs there I have never read before, so as is my style, I will read them all the way through and then assign them a day to be read for the week. I don’t know if that makes any sence to anyone reading this blog (which I realized yesterday more read this blog than I originally thought, thank you!) but it makes sence to me!
Well, on that note, I am off to post photos of my stitching and go pick up my stitching for the day. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Oh well, at least now I have no excuse for sitting in my warm fuzzy blankets and stitching the day away!
Yesterday I did no stitching at all. I stayed in bed and read. For most of the day, the part where I wasn't outside enjoying the beautiful weather!
O.k. I am not sure what is going on, maybe my blog is just uberboring, but I get very few comments, and this is starting to hurt my feelings. I always hear from Cindy...Thank you so much for that! I even joined a online group of bloggingstitchers, thinking that if I met more people...but nope.
I see blogs with like 20/30 comments everyday, and I get 0-3 on average! I must really suck. I'm having a pity party. Sorry, I sound so pitiful, don't I?! I just feel lonely out here in blogworld all by myself! I just feel like what's the point?! I mean I KNOW what I'm stitching so I really could just write a journal about it in a notebook, but I really liked the idea of sharing my stitching with others, but I feel like no one even reads this thing, but Cindy, and every so often a few other people too. Am I really as alone out here as I feel? Someone please let me know!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
I am ashamed to admit that lately my obsession for reading turned into an obsession for the next released DVD TV show seasons!! But! I have watched all the new ones that I got for Christmas, so I have no reason not to sit and rip through piles of books again. Except, I fear my stitching will suffer. and I know you can buy/borrow audio books, and I can listen to them while I stitch, but somehow I feel like that's Cheating! I'm not reading, but I am merily listening to someone else read to me! If I get audio books to listen to while I stitch, does that count for my reading list...? The point of my wanting to read, is to be taking the time out of my day, of the usual routine things I do to pick up a book,and enjoy it. If I am listening to a book I can still be doing other things, I could even clean house and listen to a book, but I don't constitute that as reading, because I have not taken the time to sit in a chair or in bed with the book and turn the pages myself.
Hoever, I can see how relaxing it can be to be read to, by listening to an audio book. I don't know where this rambeling is coming from, I was just thinking about how my stitching may suffer if all I do is read, I tell myself ok, I will stitch for two episodes of (insert chosen DVD show here...) and then I will get amove on and go do whatever. But I can never just watch two shows, I always end up sitting there comfortably on my couch with my stitching and watch the entire four episodes on the disc, then I get up and feel guilty for "wasting time" of course, if you count that I have been stitching while I'm watching it really isn't wasted time per se, but...that is time I could have been turning the pages of a very good and exciting book!
I'm rambeling, I know! Does anyone else out there share my feelings? Anyone else out there caught in the middle between their love of one hobby and another? I swear sometimes I'm in a love triangle (more like an octagon or pentagon)with all my hobbies! How do you choose?
Friday, February 02, 2007
Well, last night it snowed. It snowed a tiny little bit yesterday but melted right off, but we have a dusting this morning. it will prbably be gone by this afternoon. Well, last night I had to take a muscle relaxer for my neck again, and so getting out of bed this morning was a bear, but I did it. Late, but I did it. I like to be up by 7:30, 8 at the latest, but today I didn't roll out of bed until a quarter to 9.
I think today I better pull out Snow Valley Express. I keep talking about pulling it out and haven't yet. But I need to. Well, wish me luck, I hope to get lots of progress on it today.
I have finished working out a stitching rotation:
Mon: The Abbey
Weds: Holiday Airing
Thurs: Isaiah/Snow Valley Express
Fri: Snow Valley Express/Eeyore
Sat: Monthly pieces from E.M./Holiday Airing
Sun:Monthly pieces/Dare to Dream
So, we shall see how it goes. Well, I am off to make some nice warm Oatmeal and then to stitch my morning away, before I get to the housework.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
I have been working on Isaiah 40:31, but I am off count...again, but oh well, who cares? I am the master of fudging! And if I don't tell anyone who will know...really! I mean I just announced it all over the internet! Really?! Who'll know?! =) Well, I gotta go get my stitching so I can scan it, and post photos. I think I will just show My progress on The Abbey for now. And of course you'll see the progress on Isaiah tomorrow, as Friday is our post day for that one.
So anyway, here is a scan of the Abbey, I think it is coming along great! I love the blues that are used in that long window there to the right. and that black blob on top is the actually partly the page atop of this one. I am working on page 5, and page two is the charted area right above 5, and so that tiny little bit is actually page 2. I intend to finish page five first,tthen go to 4, which would be the charted area to the left of page 5, then go up to page one and across to 2 and then 3 then under three to 6, and the down to 9 and then back to 7. Are you completely lost? I know! Totally confusing. Just think, this is 9 pages long, three pages by 3 pages. pages 1-3 are on top, 4-6 are in the middle, 7-9 on the bottom.
Anyway. I guess I will get going now. I have lots of housework to catch up on, stuff that I shoulda been doing while I was sitting on my behind watching TV and stitching for 5 or 6 hours yesterday. And provided blogger cooperates with me, I will post my progress on isaiah tomorrow, and maybe just maybe the beginnings of my Erica Michaels design! Her stuff is so cute!