Sunday, November 30, 2008

Progress Photo Sunday.

Ok, I know it's supposed to be Progress Photo Friday, but oh well. At least I have photos! Which is a milestone for me lately!!! I don't know why I have been being so lazy when it comes to blogging anymore? Hopefully this will change now that I have decided to cut social/networking sites out of my internet diet...well cutting back anyway. I don't know why I get so stuck on them, but I do, that is about to change!!!

so, as I stated in my last post I was just about finished with Snowman #3 and had started #4. and here are my progress photos, sorry they are sorta washed out and blurry. It is not yet full light here and I couldn't get the camera to do what I wanted.

Snowman #3:

Snowman #4:
See? I DO stitch!! And I am being better about blog reading and have left many comments on alot of blogs!! I am really enjoying seeing what is out there!!! I am hoping to have a finish on Snowman #4 by next weekend. And I am thinking I will start Snowman #5 sometime today. This way I am working on two at a time and hopefully that will help speed the process along...not that I want to SPEED it along, per se, as much as I would just like to see these lil' guys finished by Christmas!
I am off to get some more work into Snowman #4. Thank you all for reading!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Some New goals

Well, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was quiet just hubby and I here at the house, we cooked the traditional turkey dinner, and ate way too much, I fell asleep at 8 pm and woke up at 12am, and now it is a bit after 4 am and I am still awake.

I have been stitching, I have almost finished Snowman #3 and have started snowman #4, I will share photos soon. I am also trying to read more. the thing is I find myself getting stuck on the computer for HOURS at a time just surfing and hanging out on a lot of social/networking sites. This is seriously cutting into stitching and reading time, so starting this week I am going to try ot cut back my computer time quite a bit. But! that being said, I am only cutting back on certain blog sites I will still hit. Hopefully maybe I will be posting a bit more myself as well.

I cannot believe it is the end of the year already we are on the countdown to Christmas now! So I really want to finish my 6 snowmen by Christmas. That is my goal, and I think I can do it, if I can just stay off the durned computer!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Well, so much for the good blogging streak I was on, huh? How pathetic!! If you look at my blogging history on my sidebar, in 2005 I posted 75 times, and I started blogging in October, and in 2006 and 2007 I posted over 100 times, and this year...I posted (so far) less than 40 times! I am ashamed! ::hanging head::

I don't know why this is! I am still stitching, I mean I know the end of the summer was pretty crazy for me with family issues and moving here and there but I just don't know! lol.

Tomorrow is my birthday, and Hubby took me shopping!!! I got SIMS 2 "Freetime" expansion pack, the only one I don't have yet. and a step for step aerobics! But this one is a NICE one, it actually has two pieces and you can set them up as an incline, or as 6 inch step, 8 inch step, or 14 inch step!!! (Yikes!) and it came with 3 workout DVD's which I checked out last night after we got home and really loved! I have a phobia of the gym...ok not a phobia exactly, but I would rather work out in my own living room to dvds, and I get all excited, I go buy DVD's that look like they'd be great I get them home and they are just NOT motivating!!! Like for me 1) the instructor has to be good at what they do, and look good, which is a motivator 2) I have to like the actual workout and steps incorporated 3) I have to like the music that the routine goes with. If I don't like any of these...forget it, I have a hard time getting into it.

But all three of these DVD's are awesome! Great music, great routine, and great instructors! Give me some time and I should have a...great body! lol!

Ok, with all that said...onto more exciting things (for this blog anyway.) stitching!

I have mostly been stitching on The third snowman in my 6 snowman series, I have worked on him everyday this week, and he is really coming along. I don't have photos to post, but I will soon.

That is about it here, I am looking for a job...ugh. with all my running to and fro over the country side this past summer, I lost my job and am now on the job hunt. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy November!

Ok, folks, don't faint!!! I am actually posting two times in as many days! AND! Both has photos!!!

Last night me and hubby had a nice quiet relaxing evening at home. We listened to classical music, and sipped Hot chocolate while he sat and read and I stitched. It was really nice, and made me realize how much I really missed my hubby while he was gone. I am so glad to have him home!
Anyway, onto photos!

First up is a finish on my Brittercup Kitty!!!! SOOO cute! Now all I need is the cute lil' spider button to go on him, but I really think he is cute enough just as he is!

and I also have some progress on my Tombstone as well:

As you can see I have decided to go ahead with the called for colors on this one! Although I still don't think I like them too much! Oh well, what's done is done.

I am now thinking of putting this one away though, as it is such a Halloween type peice, with it's morbidity and dark colors and pull out something alot more cheery...such as my 6 snowman mitten/stocking series I was working on at the beginning of the year.

I am finished with designs 1 and 2 and am now onto 3, so have to finish #'s 3, 4, 5 and 6. I wonder if it is possible to finish them by Christmas? Hmmm...I suppose so, if I hurry. But, I am seriously thinking that a rotation is in order, as I have so many projects that are calling my name again! We shall see. I want to work on "The Abbey" and "Howling Moon" plus I have a ton of WIP's in my WIP's and UFO drawer that I wouldn't mind pulling out and working on. Oh so many projects not enough time!

Of course I have also been very busy doinking around online and also reading quite a bit, as I am still acquiring more books, and still have a huge pile of books yet to be read that I bought from splurges over the summer. Good grief! Oh well, between my stitching stash and my book stash I should never be in want for something to do!

And last but not least here is a photo of me and Hubby at Disneyland: