Thursday, September 27, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

That is what I have been lately, mostly with schoolwork, but with life stuff as well. Stitching, of course! and reading. I have not yet finished HP #7, as I decided to take a break, and read some other books I had in my TBR list...I finished two this past week! which is awesome, I am still working on my 50 book goal this year, and after I finish HP I will only have 20 more to go, I think the goal is attainable!! Yippee!

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, 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

And life goes on....

Hello! Well, I just spent about 45 minutes reading through blogs...there is lots of nice stuff out there!

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 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

They say that the days are 24 hours long, but don't believe them!

Where does time go?!! I just don't get it! Granted, I know I waste alot of it doing things like playing SIMS 2, and playing around online, and stitching. Oh! Wait no! That's not a waste of time! lol! It is especially hard with school, to find time to stitch and when I do take time to stitch then I look back over the day and feel guilty for not using that time to do more productive things..sigh...

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" 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

Lots of stitchin'!!

Thank you all for such encouraging comments on my last post!!! Yes, I do deserve a break every so often, and this past weekend I sure took one! I am almost finished with the September freebie I started (one day before Sept. actually started!) It took me less than a week to finish!!! Well, that is if I actually sit down after this or tomorrow and finish it...I only have a handful of satin stitched leaves to put on the little apples. Oh the pattern is The word September with an apple tree, and the infamous border that is on all her freebies it seems. I can't believe I have almost finished it!

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

SAP's turned into BAP's

Well, I must admit that Thursday I didn't stitch at all. I was good, and worked on homework, and read Harry Potter on my study breaks. Because!!! I knew that this weekend was a long one, so I worked hard on schoolwork Thursday, then I went to classes yesterday and in the afternoon, after and hubby ran a few errands, and afer dinner in the evening, hubby went in and played his game on the computer and I.....


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!!!