Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas cards update...a finish and some progress!

So, the christmas cards are just coming along. I was hoping to have 20 stitched up by Christmas. (Well, before then, actually, since I still have to have them assembled and ready to be mailed out in time!) Here is the one I am currently working on. All I have left is to finish stitching in the bird, and backstitch!

And here is my latest finish!

I have actually been trying to turn off the computer and get more reading and stitching in to finish up the year strong, since I have goals to finish 20 Christmas cards and finish Howling at the Moon by years end. And! I am in a 75 book challenge, which I have pretty much given up on, but have decided to make it a page challenge, of 22,500, and I am currently at 20,158. So I think I will make that! I just to read too many HUGE books this year! Oops...

I just got done reading David Baldacci's newest, which was awesome! You can find my review for it here:

If you enjoy books, which is my other passion, follow me there, and see what I'm reading! Love to see yah there!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Howling at the Moon-Page 8 Progress

Here is the little bit of progress I've put into Howling! I wanted to post all last week, but that just didn't happen! I have started doing a pretty good workout every day Mon-Fri, to help with the depression AND to fit in my dress for the Marine Ball, so trying to find time to stitch enough to post something postworthy has been a bit hard. Though I HAVE been reading quite a bit!! and I have been working on my Christmas Cards. Infact I have another one finished and another started, which I will share on Thursday! So, that's what has been going on here, a little stitching, a little working out, a little reading, and hanging out with the daughter lots too! Thank you all for your lovely comments!! I love them all!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A finish!

Here is my latest finish! A Halloween card. I only got 2 finished this year. I wanted to get more done, but that just didn't happen. This is a freebie I found at I did change a few things, Well, one thing...I gave the snail a smile. He looked really creepy with just eyes! So, I guess I do have time to try to finish one more card, but I should probably not, and just get these two finished and sent off, or they won't get there in time.

Thank you to those who laft me such nice, encouraging comments on my last post. Things are getting better, I think maybe I was just really tired. But even though I have not been feeling great lately I have made myself get up every day and do my workout! I think this might be helping my mood a bit!

Well, I started on page 8 of Howling on the Moon, but there really isn't enough progress to share yet. So, maybe next time. I am having a hard time finding time to stitch lately. Especially with trying to get a good work out in every day. I really need to just turn off this computer for a week and try to catch up on some things! =) As if! Ha ha!

Thank you for reading, and I will try to get some good stitching in and post some more photos of Howling here soon! I am also really close to a finish on my "Joy to the World" christmas card, so maybe I will be able to finish it soon and share photos of it as well. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The blahs...

Ok, this has very little to do with stitching, what I want to say, so if you want to just skip this post that is fine, I understand. I will start of with the stitch portion of this post so you can read and move on if you like! But I feel like I just want to "talk" about how I feel. I know, I know, you're probably saying "Get a therapist already!" LOL

so, stitch-wise things are...sloooow...mostly all I have worked on this entire past week has been one halloween card. I wanted to try to finish it this weekend, and just have not had the energy to pull it out and work on it anymore than a few minutes at a time. I have wanted to work on Howling, I have wanted to work on "Joy to the World" card, but I just can't find the energy...

Which brings me to the non-stitchy portion of this post.

So, Friday I went to the doctor to get a refill on my prescription for my Birth control, however, they won't give it to me because my blood pressure is too high. I understand this, and it makes sense. It's not the first time this happened. It happened in 06 also, and I learned to live with it.

I do have blood pressure meds that I take, or am supposed to...ahem. I am horrible about taking pills, and being on top of that. I forget them, or whatnot, so I am sure this has contributed to my blood pressure being so high. I had it under control when I was pregnant, and now it is all out of whack again.

So, in order to try to lower the BP I have decided no more coffee, until I get this straightened out. I have also decided to try to be better about taking my BP pills. Yeaaaah...There is a label on the pill bottle...something to the affect of "This medicine may cause drowsiness...blah blah and so on..." so, the whole "No coffee, AND taking of drowsy medicines"?....Naaaaaaap....zzzz....

I feel so out of it! I am tired, and due to the no hormones in the BC I am also cranky, and sad, and irritable, and I'm just a mess....I have no energy to do anything, I took a three hour nap today and though I just woke up a few hours ago I feel ready to go back to bed. I hate feeling this way!!

I'm sorry for the rant, but I just needed to talk to someone, and I appreciate it if you read all this drivel, I do. Anyway, I think I am gonna go curl up in bed and just go to sleep. Why fight it? I will try to get a stitchy/photo post up this week! Thank yo uagain for listening to me!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my blog!! Today it turns 6 years old!

My how time flies!! Thank you to all you wonderful stitchers who inspire me daily and encourage my love of cross stitch! I have found some great people here!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Coming Home for the Holidays

I worked on this last weekend, and I think I got about 3 hours of work in on it, as me and the hubs were busy, it being payday weekend, we had date night, and grocery shopping to do, and we went out to dinner with a friend on Saturday. It is s-l-o-w-l-y coming along!! But I find that I am enjoying working on this one again!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

WHERE is time going?!

They tell me there are 24 hours in a day, but I'm not sure I believe it!! It is already October and there is less than 3 months left of the year!

Which reminds me....although I've been steadily working on Christmas Cards, I only have ONE Halloween card stitched up yet!! And there are only 26 days left until that holiday!! I better get busy, huh?

Well, I HAVE been busy, but just not on those cards...My daughter is now 7 months old, and she seems to want my undivided attention more than ever lately!! So, been busy with that. And I am trying to work out a bit more, as the Marine Ball is in a month and if I wanna fit in my dress I gotta loose some weight! UGH! I've been trying to read more as I am in a 75 book challenge at Goodreads, and I just finished book 54 last a ways to go, and I don't see that happening! I am,obviously, not going to complete my "Up for a Challenge" goals either! Of course then I sit and try to read all your lovely blogs, and comment on every one! That takes up alot of time, but I LOVE it!!

Time just slips through our fingers like sand!! Hope the month of October is treating you well so far! I will share photos in my next post! I promise!