Wednesday, May 19, 2010

J and K and a "sorta kinda mini finish"

Yay! It only took me half the month, but I finished these two little buggers! The things I can do when I deem to turn off my computer!! It boggles the mind!! I also did this:
Yes! that is a finish on page #1 of Howling at the Moon! I can FINALLY scratch it off my goals list! I think it's been on the last two months lists, and I finally sat down and did it!!
So, that is all for today. The sun has finally decided to show up and grace us with it's presence, so yesterday me and some girls went to the beach. It was nice! We are supposed to go again today, but I have been having headaches like crazy lately and another one hit last night when I got home from our outting, and it's lingered into this morning. I think I am gonna just stay home and relax, let my eyes rest a little. Maybe...after all there is reading and stitching to be done! I have no time for headaches! Ugh! Ok, going to go lay down now and relax, and maybe in a bit I will be able to do something productive!

Monday, May 17, 2010

For lack of a better title I present to you letters H and I!!

I will also be sharing photos of K and J here soon! I was able to finish K this weekend and am going to try to finish letter J tonight. I am almost finished with it. And then I will be done with my monthly smalls, and can move on and work on Howling at the Moon and The Abbey, and my lamb piece.
Well we are now on day 5 in a row of rain, which makes things seem dark and dreary, and makes me feel sleepy and just sorta blah...So not much reading has taken place, but I have made a lot of progress on my stitching, so that is good. I sure wish it would stop raining though.
I have been trying to hit up alot more blogs and leave comments like crazy. You all are so creative and inspiring!! Plus it is fun to give encouragement.
Well I think I am off to try to get some reading in while the hubs watches a movie that I don't want to watch, and then maybe I will try to finish letter J tonight as well.
Hope you all have a wonderful day or evening, and I will post photos of K and J soon!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"J", "K", and May

Ok, I know I need to share photos of H and I still, and I will, the photo is on my camera as I type, but for now I am going to show off my laziness for the month!

Normally, by this time of the month (No! Not THAT time!) I just mean half way through the month, I have already finished what I consider my monthly smalls (two letters and a month block) However, the month is halfway gone, or will be tomorrow, and This is as far as I have gotten with my monthly smalls:

Not soo bad on the May checkered block, that is a finish you see there, which occured only this morning. "K" You can see has the entire border finished and a small start on the letters within, and "J"....well, I pulled threads for it JUST this morning, other than that....nothing!

See? I kinda have a system, I like to have these smalls out of the way within the first 10 days of the month, or at least by half way through, thus leaving a few weeks to focus on the larger projects I am working on, like "Howling at the moon", "The Abbey", and my Lamb series.

So, my goal for this weekend is to finish J and K, I am hoping I can do it, though it is promising to be wet and rainy most the weekend, which is good stitching weather, so I think I may get them finished! I will let you know how it goes!

Here is an upclose and personal look at my May block:
Ok, pretend this one is cropped! I cropped it in the edits thingy but apparently it didn't save the cropped one to my computer! Gah! Oh well! And! Notice! I actually did the back stitch all the way around the block this time! A thin line of pink all around the inner squar there! I still haven't pulled out April and done that yet, I guess I better before I do any finishing with this project! I think of allt he monthly checkered squares I've done, this one is my favorite, the colors on here don't do that flower justice! It is SO vibrant and beautiful! And totally pops against that black and white background!
Well, I'm off to get some work on on my letters now. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bye Bye Facebook =(

HELLOOOOOOO BLOGEEEEERRRRRS!!! Ok, I'm good. I got that out of my system, we're good to go. Soooo, I finally did it! I let go!!! I deactivated 2 of the 3 FB pages I had...yes, you read that right! I had 2 gaming pages and 1 page for friends, family and socializing, with a few games thrown in for good measure....this morning after a few clicks my two gaming pages? GONE!!! I still have my family and friends page, but am now ONLY playing Fishville....I think...I about had a mental break down when Farmville ate my crops this morning after it took me half an hour to plant them all, so I said "_______ it!" and blocked that app, as well as a most others. Fishville, is still open, but my tanks are empty! I don't plan on going back for awhile!

However, I do plan to start focusing more on other hobbies that I love and have neglected for that evil, evil Facebook stitching, and blogging!!! I have set goals, and will not go back to foresaid evil website until these goals are accomplished!

I am a goal setter, I feel best about my life when I have something to work towards, and a reward at the end to make it all worth it... soooooo, of course there is stitching and reading on my goal list, as well as blogging about both and a few other things.... and my reward? Hmmm? Maaaaaybe a tank full of Fishville is in my future.....

Anyway, all that to say I am working on myself, and you all get to hear me blah blah about it! And I thank you all for your encouragement and wonderful comments!!

I will be posting photos of "H" and "I" soon. I am almost done with my May block as well. I really worked alot on it yesterday, and feel good about my progress, despite a horrible headache that has plagued me for going on three days now. I think it is a tension headache or something to do with not sleeping right on my neck, because it hurts the worst when I wake up in the morning. Of course, reading and stitching is causing eye strain which kinda bugs it too, so...stitching (and reading) have both been an adventure, but I am pressing forward the best I can!!

Soooo, I am going to go read a little and try to finish my May block! And! if you see me on Facebook tell me to go away, ooooorrrr, just kindly remind me that I have a pile of books that need reading and a pile of stitching that needs to be stitched! lol...have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm not Sleepy- finished!!

So, #3 is finished for this series!! I love these little guys, they are sooooo cute!! When I first started stitching these little guys, I wasn't even married yet, and none of my friends were having babies, but I thought it was cute and thought well if I finish it I can just tuck the quilt away for someday when I do have a baby...well, then this year I decided to finish this project, with still no one in mind to finish it for, but just wanted to cross another WIP off the list....
Weeeeelllllll.....Yesterday I got the news that my brother's GF is pregnant!!! So, now I have a recipient for my intended quilt...a reason to finish it and make it into a Quilt!! She is due in January, so it gives me plenty of time to finish the last two pieces, and put the quilt together!! I may also have to re-stitch the first piece as well, as when I started this project I didn't have the charted flosses so I improvised, and I am realizing now that the blues and Yellows are quite a ways off from these other ones....but, I still have time to get them all done and quilted up. I am so excited! I get to be an aunty again!!! A new baby to make things for! I think I also have two Noah's Ark pieces that I finished about 4 years ago originally intended for a college friend of mine, who was having twins, and then we lost touch so I finished them,but they never made it to their intended they have a new destination for them!! Thank you all for your wonderful comments,and motivation in your lovely creative blogs! After I wrote about not wanting to stitch or blog, I looked through some blogs, and then started letter "K" (out of order...J should have been next, but oh well) and my May checkered block. So, I am back in the saddle again!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Answers to some questions....

Hello, I thought I would throw in a quick post to answer a coupla questions that people have asked me in the last few comments:

SueFitz: You asked where the Erica micheal freebies can be the Rainbow Gallery website. ...I hope this link helps!

Jules: You asked about how my reading is going...slooooow....I have read 30 books this year, which is not bad, last month was a good month for reading, I finished 7, but so far this month, not so good, I haven't finished even one yet!! I know I know! I need to post more to my book blog! I sorely missed that goal last month. Durn it....:P

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Hi! D'you miss me?

Yeah, I missed me too! Just kidding! I have been looking for motivation to blog, with pictures and everything, but I haven't found it yet. I don't have much motivation for stitching lately. Usually by this time in a month I have already finished at least my monthly checkered square for the month, and have at least started my first of the two alphabet squares I have allotted for each month...but, nothing! All I have is a start on "Petal" my next lamb piece.

I have been incredibly lazy lately, I don't know why, but all I want to do is read. I haven't even pulled the threads to start my monthly little pieces yet! That is how far behind I am! I have done nothing! I have only started my lamb piece because it was conveniently already kitted up and ready to go when I finished "I'm not sleepy". I haven't set out any goals, I'm just a blob, a sit-on-the-couch-and-read-and-watch-tv-while-I-half-heartedly-work-on-"Petal" blob. And of course I facebook still waaaay too much, even though I vowed that May would be a NO FB month!! I failed! My addiction to Fishville has taken me over! LOL...but I will not complain about that, as it is MY time, and I have obviously chosen to do it and not do other things, so why keep blah blahing over it. I am disappointed in myself over it though, I just feel like I waste SOOOOO much time on there, when I can be doing so many other things, but oh well, it is what it is.

So, that's my sad life at the moment, bending to the evil powers of my addiction to facebook, and watching the rest of my life slip is seriously time to do the 12 life has become unmanageable and I'm powerless. It sounds really stupid, but I majored in addiction studies in college, so I often have the tendancy to apply the twelve steps to anything...anything that causes you to be sooooo focused on that it is life changing or causes you to obsess over is an addiction.

Anyway, sorry about sorta going off there! Well, I will try really hard to focus more on stitching and post some photos this week! I really need to! And now I am going to go clear out all my fish tanks at Fishville, and see if I can go a day without it...just ONE day! I know I can! and if I can do one I can surely do two! and so on and so on! Happy Mothers Day!!