I have not worked on Patchwork Teddies for a while, at least this whole week, but I didn't share a progress photo of it either the last time. I completely finished the upper right hand corner patch and started some of the backstitching! I have been a very lazy blogger lately. I haven't wanted to post photos, or even write at all. And I have no excuse, except for my reading, which is "getting in the way" of my stitching time LOL.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I am really into the book I am reading right now..."Beach Girls" by Luanne Rice. This is #10 for the year! I think I will be finishing it soon, like I am shooting for tomorrow, then it is onto #11 of my "To read list" For 2007. For some reason, I have become obsessed with books! Next year I want to read all the books that are on "Oprah's book club list" I have read three of them so far, but I want to work my way through them, as right now I am really stuck on certain author's that I love, and so I am obsessively reading everything they have written, but I need to change it up a bit and read some new author's, I may find something I enjoy. I have a tendency to stick with what I know. And so I am just stuck reading this handful of authors, because I know they write some good stuff, but I want to branch out I think and find others that I may enjoy as well. Ok, enough about all that, I am off to pour a cup of coffee and cuddle up in my bed and read the afternoon away and then when I get bored of that I will probably pick up some stitching, and go to town on it! I am hoping you are all enjoying a nice relaxing Sunday as well!
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I got a bit done on Patchwork teddy's while watching the movie the other night, I finished the upper right hand squared patch, the purple one with the pink heart in the middle, it took a long time, too! I wanted to get that one done then start on the backstitching of that patch and some of the ones I have finished around it. I finished some of the backstitching. I will share a photo later. I want to work some more on it today, I think. Then share a photo. We'll see, you know how when you set plans to do something usually it doesn't go as planned.
I have been tired, and just wanting to lounge around lately. I also am falling behind with my reading. I have been reading the same book for almost three weeks now, I think and I really want to get it finished by Tomorrow. So, we shall see...DH will be taking the modem to work again today so no internet for me, so I will sleep,and then try to keep concentrating on my book, see if I can't finish it by tomorrow, and then do some stitching. I have really been in a stitching slump lately though, I don't know why. Maybe i need to change up the project...?? hmmm?
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I have been sleeping in wierd patterns so not a whole lot of stitching is going on. Cindy and I have decided to take a break from our SAL as she has some other obligatory stitching ot get done, so that means I get to go splunking in my stash and WIP's drawers and find something fun to fill in two days of my rotation! I was thinking about just going back to working on "Patchwork bears" which I haven't worked on since our trip to California in December. Or, I could do the bright thing and work on Snow Valley Express and really get some good progress in on that one. I feel really blah today. I hurt, my head hurts, and I just can't seem to wake up,despite the two cups of coffee I had this morning. Maybe some exercise? Or more sleep? I think I slept enough, I hate it when I feel this way, soemthings wrong but I don't know just what it is. I think I need some Advil. Well, I am off to pop some Advil and then stitch my afternoon away. It is so weird sleeping until nearly 11 so far every morning since I have started my new job. I hate sleeping in like that, but what are you gonna do you know?
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Last night we ran the paper route for the first time...interesting! My hubby did the driving and most the manual labor, while I read the driving instructions to him. the lady who's route this is is quitting and she rode along with us, to show us the ropes. Plus she had the whole route all 300+ papers written out so anyone with half a brain could figure out which houses to hit, from turns in the road to house descriptions, I mean it was so easy! so, I sat and read him the driving instructions and he tossed and threw and ran the papers to their destinations. I got off scott free! I feel horrible! All I did was sit there! and he did all the work, and the route is in my name! anyway. It's a fairly easy route, and I'm sure that within a few weeks we will have it memorized, but right now, it is just tricky. It didn't even take us long at all to do, only about 45 minutes to roll and wrap, and an hour to deliver. We got home at 5 am. The papers were a little late getting to us, that took about an hour,we were there to pick up the papers at 1:15 but they didn't get to us until 3. So we woulda been done sooner, but they got a little backed up with their delivery to us.
The worst part is that I went to bed at 6 in the morning and my body clock woke me up at 9:30. NOOOOOOO!!!! So, I got up and here I am! I didn't sleep at all last night, before the route, well maybe a little 1/2 hours nap. Oh man, and tonight is daylight savings. What the heck! My time clock will be so screwed up anyway that I doubt that will matter to me much this time around.
Well, onto the fun stuff...stitching! I worked on The Abbey all day yesterday. Once I get going on a project man, I don't want to let it go. I get "stuck on it" So, I guess right now it is The Abbey. I am really close to finishing the first page. Maybe when I finish it I will feel like moving on, besides I need to be working more on Snow Valley Express. I have two months until I want to ship it to my dad for his birthday, and if I don't get working on it, I will miss sending it for his birthday again! Well, I guess I will go work on The Abbey again, a little bit more.
Friday, March 09, 2007
and here is the Abbey:
Phew! Now I know why I hate posting photos! What a pain to get all those on there! So, from now on I will be posting photos one at a time! well, I hope you enjoyed looking at my progress! and now I think I will go sit and do some stitching on...something, I don't know what quite yet, but something! Sorry that some of the scans are cooked!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Tomorrow I have another enterview at the paper, where I enterviewed before and the guy basically blew me off, which apparently he didn't, because he called me today and said "See? ididn't forget yah!" So, maybe this job thing will pan out afterall. and don't laugh, but what i'm going for is a paper route. Sounds so juvinile, my brother had one when he was in Jr. high, back then kids ran them on their bikes before going off to school, adn now adults run them in their cars at 1 in the morning, and I will be making over twice as much as I was when working at my last job in retail. I will only be working about 2-3 hours a day and I will be back home by 6 in the morning, so I will still have plenty of time to stitch!!! Yipppeeee! Which is why I wanted to get a route, because It is pretty good money it seems like and you don't have to go to a "real job" you work with yourself and that's it, you don't have to deal with people. Just your customers but you don't really see them, so we shall see how it goes! Ijust have to get used to staying up all night, I guess. and here I was thinking, "Yippeee! daylight savings this weekend, I love it when the sun stays out later, and then I thought, boo, I won't see the sun, because I'll be sleeping,with this new job but! NOT if I go to bed after I get home from the route! Like If I sleep from 6am-12 pm, Or so, then I still will get to enjoy the sun enough. We shall see. I may stay awake a bit after getting home from the route, watch the sun get into the sky then sleep during the day until late afternoon...or who knows!
Anyway, enough about that!
I am on my hubby's laptop so I'm not connected to the scanner so I will have to post photos of all my stitching tomorrow, I have photos of Isaiah, and Snow Valley Express, and The Abbey. So, anyway, wish me luck tomorrow with the interview, and pray that I can get this because it seems great to me, we shall see how long I continue to think so.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Today I only stitched for a bit. I worked more on Holiday Airing. I thought that when I looked at the progress photos I posted yesterday that it looked very blank to the right of the barn, above the quilts, so I decided to remedy that. and that part should go pretty quickly as most of what is "behind" the blankets is mostly half stitches. So, it is going quick. I decided to work on it while watching E.R. Reruns.
Tomorrow being Tuesday I will probably work on Isaiah. As it is SAL day. so, we shall see if I work on it. I always say I want to work on this or that and when the time comes I don't. Like I said that I wanted to work on my March freebie on Sunday but did that happen? No. Maybe after I put a few hours into my SAL project I will work some more on that freebie project. We shall see. I am thinking that because I will be without the internet tomorrow that I will take the time to hop over to my neighbor's house and say hello. That will help the day go by fast! and then before I know it, hubby will be home with the modem! And then I can post and read all your lovely posts! I really am enjoying the google reader, it makes blog reading so easy! Thanks for the tip Cindy!
Well, I am gonna get going, I think I may go back and watch more ER and stitch a bit more before heading to bed. I have been sorta tired lately. I took a two hour nap today, and I already feel a bit tired, but I am going to try to stay up. This morning for some odd reason I was awake at 5 and up at 5:30. So, I am thinking that maybe if I can stay up a bit later, maybe it will help with not waking up so early? we shall see how this goes! I think I really just need more exercise. Well, I will miss you all tomorrow, but I will be back online after DH gets home from work in the early evening, so it won't be too horrible! =P
Well, yesterday was a good day. Me and DH had a LONG "LOST" marathon. We finished season 1 and ran right out to hastings and got season 2! And came home and watched the first disc of season 2. I never got into it much but the last week I did. And now, I'm hooked! It's so suspenseful! DH has made me promise not to watch season 2 without him, like when he's at work, I have to wait until he gets home to watch it with him. The only thing with this show I can't stitch while watching. Because alot of times the camera will show something and if you aren't looking you hear the music indicating that something big has happened but you have no idea what it was, so...you really have to pay attention to it.
Anyway. I tried to work on holiday airing while watching it yesterday but I couldn't do it. I ended up just setting it down and cuddeling with hubby on the couch under a blanky as the house was really chilly, yesterday. It's chilley right now too, but we are trying ot go without the heater on because the gas bill was high, and with me not working we don't have the extra money. but it's alright, because by noon the sun comes out and warms up the house. It's just the mornings that are kinda chilly.Like right now! Well, I am gonna go make good use of this cool air and do a work out, that way it will feel good to me instead of cold! Bye! i haven't decided what I want to stitch on yet today...most likely it will be Holiday airing, but then again, I may surprise myself, and you!
Saturday, March 03, 2007
So, you can see I have been working quite a bit on it. I have almost an entire side of the barn complete. I ended up cutting off just about two rows of stitching ont he lieft hand side, as it won't fit int he scanner too well. I even put in a bit of the sled there under the black and red quilt. This is such a fun project!
So, finally you can all see that I stitch! I hardley ever share progress photos, and it is really bad. I only share on Fridays when I share my SAL project. I think I need to be better about that. I think that tomorrow I am going to work on my March freebie by Erica Michaels. after all it is March now. Well I am off for bed now, as last night I didn't sleep too well, my wonderful gamer hubby who stayed up until 4:30 playing Final Fantasy XI this morning woke me up when he got in bed and I had a hard time getting back to sleep. We had a busy day today with running errands. We were gonna go to the zoo, but that didn't happen, it was too cold here today, and a bit windy, so we just did some errands, and came home. Well, I am in the "I can't stop yawning mode" now, so I am going to bed! Goodnight!
Friday, March 02, 2007
I did some fill in in the mountains. So, really not much finished but a little bit.
I also want to extend sympathy to anyone in Alabama, who was in the path of that tornado that ripped through last night, I saw it on my yahoo news this morning, I am sorry if any of my readers was near there and endured any wreckage. Or ayone for that matter, readers or not, you are fellow Americans, and my prayers are with you!