Thursday, March 27, 2008

Good evening all. I'm back in TN and missing FLA already - most especially my DH. Turns out, I actually do like him and his company:) Nevertheless, I'm home for now, and back at work - bleh!!! This week has been busy. I have an open house this Sunday and next, so I'm trying to clean the house up from being away for over a week, and trying to pack a little. I stitched both Monday and Tuesday, but did not work on Celestial Wings at all last night. Now that it's on a frame, and a pretty big one (to me), I may want to get a holder thingy for it. Tonight was an EQ night, but since I was soloing and just leveling up a low level toon, I had a little time to stitch. I have an ornament going, but I just wanted to start something new tonight, so I stayed small and picked another ornament. There's just something so refreshing and clean about starting a new project. I love that feeling, and needed it tonight after the day I had:) Some wine, a pizza and a fresh piece of fabbie with a brand new pattern to examine. Happy days!! Now, I'm well fed and sleepy, so off to bed I toddle.

Cheers

Claire

Quote of the Day
"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days." Garrison Keillor (1942-)

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Howdy all! As promised here are the pics of my two (yes two!) finished ornaments:) Since I was so far behind on the February one, I made sure to pick a really, really quick one for March. So now, I'm up to date on ornament stitching. I've also included a pic of the newest addition to my stitching paradise. God Bless 50% off coupons at Michaels!


This is February's ornament: The Decorator from JCS ornament edition 2007.

This is March's ornament: Britty Christmas Kitty from JCS ornament edition 2005.

And a pic of my new travel ott lite! DH's tiny apartment in FL is sooooo dark, that I splurged and bought one of these just for here. Of course, it'll come in useful anytime I travel, and I'll also probably use it at my desk at home when I'm playing EQ on a slow nite and stitching at the same time.

Speaking of EQ, I'm off to play for a bit.

Cheers

Claire

Quote of the Day

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. Fran Lebowitz

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Evening folk! Here I am in sunny Florida and loving it! It's been beautiful down here. Today I went to the beach and walked and sat for a while - even got a little sunburn. That actually isn't too hard for me. All I have to do is look at the sun and I have a burn. lol On Monday I went to my LNS. I'm so thrilled with this store! Last time I was down here I was talking to one of the ladies at the store about Celestial wings, and some of the issues I was having. In case I haven't expounded on here, it's driving me to drink-even more than usual, that is. I have had this one on the go for a while now. Naturally, I did the border first with DMC rayon thread. (Side note: I hate rayon.) While working on the more interesting details of the border, I was using a q-snap, and after getting over half way through, I noticed that the original border work seems flattened:( I was sooooo mad that I put the piece away for months. So when I finally forgot the problem and pulled it out again a couple of months ago, that was what I saw - a flat DMC rayon border. So last month while at A Stitch In Time I asked about it, and what to do. The lady I spoke with recommended I bring it in next time. So, spring break, here I come with Celestial Wings. Lois took quite alot of time, and was so helpful - tips, a replacement thread for the border - she even took the time to show me how to pin my piece to rods so there would be no more q-snap issues. She is wonderful!! So I did get a DMC cotton pearl to replace the border rayon, which means, after I get a little more of the dragon done, I'll frog the border and redo. bleh. I did finally finish my February ornament, and am almost halfway through March's. I'll post some pics tomorrow. For now, I'm off to drink wine, watch Idol and stitch.

Cheers

Claire

Simpson Quote of the Day

"I'm going to the backseat of my car with the woman I love, and I won't be back for TEN MINUTES." Homer Simpson

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Good Evening! Wow have I been busy! EQ, stitching and blogging have completely fallen by the wayside. I don't even have any updates at all - still working on February's ornament too. It's almost finished though. I'm heading down to Florida next week for spring break, so I'll get it done then I hope. I haven't added a whole lot of fun stuff to my blog as of yet because I'm working on another template. Unfortunately html has me stumped, and I can't quite get it how I want it. I'll keep on it tho. Eventually it'll come to me.


Found this picture this week of the hubby and me - aren't we just darn adorable! It makes me smile, so I thought I'd share:)

Cheers

Claire

Quote of the Day

I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it. Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

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