Tuesday, July 31, 2007
DH and I trying to look pretty:)
As I mentioned in my last post, I did add a little to my stash while away on hols - some needles and three little bent creek patterns. I'm hoping mom can get the fourth one for me. The lady in the store said they would order it on their next order. Like I need more patterns:) But I think they're cute.
There wasn't a whole lot of time for stitching, but I got a tiny bit done on the sampler.
I think it's coming along nicely - might actually be done by the time the baby arrives! lol
I received some bad news today. One of my dear friends, and the best Speech Therapist I have ever worked with, Amy, just found out she has metastatized breast cancer in stage 4. She already battled and beat breast cancer a few years ago, but what she thought was a cold, and when she went to the Dr. was thought to be walking pneumonia, was actually cancer. It has spread to her lungs, liver and spine. I talked with her today, and she was in good spirits. She truly is a remarkable woman. So positive is she, that her comment was that I'd have to work with a bald SLP this school year! Send thoughts, prayers and good wishes her way whenever you can. I know I will be.
Quote of the Day
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Good evening all! I am back from vaction and am absolutely wiped out! I think I need another vacation to recover from the one I just had. LOL Regardless, I had a wonderful time in GA. My folks live down on St. Simon's Island, and what a beauty that place is. I could definately get used to island living, given the opportunity. The area is gorgeous. It has a little village with shops and restaurants, and a pier to fish off. Lots of places to walk, and of course the beaches. I also found a little stitching shop and had a wander around it a couple of times. As some of you may realize, if you don't have a LNS, anytime you wander by one is a great time to add to your stash. Recently I had been on the search for new needles and my DH got some for me, and my mom bought me some little Bent Creek patterns I liked.
I'm going to spend the rest of this evening catching up on correspondence, and will post some pics of stitching and vacation tomorrow.
Homerism for the Day:
"As far as anyone knows, we're a nice normal family."
Friday, July 20, 2007
It's update pic time!! Now don't anyone giggle at how little I've done since last I showed it. Let's just say I'm very easily distracted! lol
I probably won't get a whole lot done on it this week. Pat and I are headed down to GA to visit my parents and brother and sister-in-law. It'll be a great week, but I don't forsee a whole lot of stitching going on. Today has been filled with packing and cleaning up the house - (I don't want the lady who's puppy sitting for us to think we're total slobs, so we're sweeping the visible dirt under the carpet:) And of course tonight is Harry Potter night!!!! Exciting stuff:) A midnight party at the local Books-a-million should be a hoot, and then on the road as early as possible tomorrow. I will continue to blog from lovely GA, hopefully with some pics of the area.
Quote Of The Day:
It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.Marilyn Monroe
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Good evening all!
I have decided to change the look of my blog, repeatedly! I'm not sure why this has become such a big deal for me, but I feel like the graphics on my blog have to represent either me or the title. So far I've found very little for either category!! I shall, however, continue to diligently search. One day soon...
Now to answer a question. Gail R asked how big the daydreams beach was. The actual stitching is only 3.5 inches square. When matted the whole thing is 8 inches square. It really is a pretty little piece.
I'm working slowly on the baby sampler. I'll have another update pic by the weekend. It's coming along slowly but surely:) I'm actually enjoying stitching it, even if the border is a little boring, and it is on 14 ct aida. At least I can see the holes:)
Quote of the Day:
I am a deeply superficial person.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Yes folks, it is time for a Happy Dance! I have finished the Daydreams Beach Scene. It's so pretty, and I already have it set up on my desk. Ahhh, it just makes me want to go on vacation to the beach.
Tonight I attended my first ever Mary Kay party. My neighbor Jen was hostess, and there were 5 of us altogether. I really had fun. I don't wear alot of anything on my face, and wasn't really sure if I would enjoy myself, but it was a hoot. And their product seemed great too! I may end up getting the moisturizer when DH is working again (because it is definately a little more pricey than what I usually get in Walmart!)
Quote Of The Day
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Harry Potter was GREAT!!! Good film, fantastic special effects. It even sorta followed the book:) I thoroughly enjoyed it. After the movie DH and I went to Red Lobster and enjoyed a seafood feast while discussing the finer points of the movie. I'm now home, full of fried shrimp and frankly a little sleepy So much for stitching this evening, however, since I have the next two days off, I aim to get alot done. I'm also trying to keep in mind my other goals for this month, and am going to work on the Daydreams beach scene tomorrow (I sense an HD in the near future!)
All that being said, I'm heading off to lay my weary head.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Good Evening all!
I'm not sure if any of you play MMORPG's or not, but let me tell you all about it. First off, for those who don't know what it means, Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game. My DH and I play one called Everquest, and it is loads of fun!! Love it:) Today they did a patch or update for the game. Took them just over 10 hours to do it. Everyone knew about it, but man, all the complaining in the forums was unreal!! Someone was actually asking what on earth to do with Everquest being down this long! Were I not totally against talking to pathetic weirdos online, (nevermind how I met my hubby) I would have suggested he pick up a book and entertain himself for a minute. Just my 2 cents worth.
I hope that everyone had a delightful 4th. I managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of everything I enjoy. A little stitching, a little hiking, a little lounging in the sun, a little frolick in the lake, and a little Everquest. What a great day! Even the puppies had a blast, especially with the swimming part! They both looked like drowned rats:)
Now for the SBQ, and I like this one: Do you consider yourself a "floss miser?" I don't think I am a floss miser. I don't really have alot of different flosses. I do have most of the DMC colors, and when I can't find one I do tend to just go buy another one rather than hunt through my MANY other projects lying unloved. I do have a few unusual ones, specific things that I have bought in years gone by for certain projects never done. Other than that...nope, I just can't cop to being a miser!!
Well, I'm off to work on the sampler a little before bed. I do plan on having a progress pic to show you by the weekend.
Monday, July 2, 2007
As I said, my photography skills are subpar, and I do apologize, but at least you can get a glimpse of what I'm working on. I did count last night when I took pics - I have 8 WIP's, 1 wanna-be WIP, and 2 UFO's. Hmmm, is that a problem?
And now for the SBQ of the week: When you start a new work do you look for something small, do you look for another huge project or do you consider your UFOs? I always consider my UFO's, and try to pick one of them. Once I've done the noble think, and pulled out something I should be working on, I spend a night going through my stash and kitting up a new random project that I really want to start and do it too. That's why I have so many darn WIP's!!
Stitch lots, enjoy the sun and drink much wine.