Monday, June 23, 2008

So close yet so far away.

It seems so odd to me that the closer you get to a finish the farther away it seems, you think "So soon, it'll be done" and you just keep stitching, and stitching, and stitching....aaaand stitching, and you start to wonder were you as close as you really thought?

That is how it's been with Fruit of prayer! I have had the past 3 days off from work as my company is cutting back hours because we went way over in man hours to prepare for and work inventory, so now we have to cut back, so I took the last four days off. Today being the last of the four days.

So, I have had plenty of time to stitch, and I have been doing that, however, between a very rivetting Mary Higgins Clark, and a hilarious Sophie Kinsella, I have not been doing much by way of stitching at all! I have done some, but I have to put some of the blame to my hubby who got me all seasons 1-9 of Law and Order SVU. Darn him for spoiling me so! LOL! Who can stitch when watching Law and Order? I did do it a bit, but I get so into the show that then I sit watching with needle in hand staring zombie like at the screen while my stitching sits idly on my lap.

Between good books and a hubby who spoils her with HOURS of TV entertainment....what's a girl to do?! I think today I am gonna put in my Janet Evanovich audio book which I still need to finish and stitch away!

And to answer the commentor who ask a while back, I have started the numbers series by this author, I have read #1, have number two but have yet to get into it, but I will. It is a really good series, so far. I don't know if I will ever catch up, seeing as how Number 14 was just released. By the time I get to number 14 she will probably have written number 20!!! Not to mention that my "To Be Read Pile looks like this:

Edited: Added photo that wouldn't load earlier!

Have a great week! Happy stitching!

Ps...that is the headboard of my bed, if those books fall while I'm sleeping, you may never hear from me again! Thank goodness Texas is not prone to Earthquakes! LOL

Oh yeah and the books IN the shelf, not on top are two rows deep!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Photos finally!

I finished him!!!! Yippee for me!!! I did actually finish him by my dead line, on Sunday, I have just been lazy and not posting here. I have been more into reading lately than stitching. I have done SOME stitching though.

I must admit I didn't finish page 1 of Howling at the moon by the 10th as I'd hoped, but there is some progress, so that is good. As for The fruit of prayer sampler, I haven't even laid eyes on the thing in awhile. I don't even know where it is! So I better get a move on it if I plan on finishing it by the 20th, although I doubt that will truly happen. But you never know!

I have however started the next snowman in my 6 piece series. And have gotten pretty far. I have been stitching while listening to a book by Janet Evanovich. "Metro Girl" It's pretty good. I have recently invested in a few more audio books to listen to while stitching, that way I can do both at the same time, sorta. I don't consider listening to an audio book "reading" but ::shrug::.

So, here is my photo of the next Snowman:

Poor headless guy! lol! Although I think this one is a girl. She has heart shaped buttons on! It looks like a blob right now, but hopefully that will be changing soon. All that red you see is the scarf, if you can't tell!

and here is my progress on Howling at the Moon. So, I didn't make it to finish page 1, but I'm kinda close.

This is what the pattern looks like, so you can see that I really don't have that much left to do on this page! With all the color changes on this one is does take awhile, but I love it!

Well I hope you are all having a lovely week so far. I am doing well. I have to take Freedom to the Vet today, poor girl. it's just for her yearly check up and shots though, nothing major. She hates going though. I think I will share a photo of my pup, she is part German Shepherd part something unidentified! She has beautiful coloring though. She's my baby!