Sunday, November 23, 2008

Still stitchin' for Christmas!

SSNES update. Yes an ornament. But a different one! I have an ornament exchange at EGA next month so I stitched an old freebie chart for Glory Bee, Blackwork Noel. Stitched on natural linen with Sampler Thread Mulberry. Sorry, no picture. The stitching is complete, just have to put it together in a biscornu. I also started another Heartfelt Harvey....

Nothing new to yack about. My eyes are tired. I'm tired. I'm thankful it is only a 3 day work week this week! I promise pictures in the next post.

Happy week! Stay safe!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I was tagged!

By Sharon aka Daffycat (the picture on her blog header always makes me smile!).
6 Random Facts About Me

Rules are...

Link back to the person that tagged you.
Post the rules on your Blog.
Share 6 non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
Tag 6 people at the end of your post by linking to their Blog.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.

1. I like mustard on my hash browns. Plain ole French's mustard.

2. I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper, coffee, Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade and Mojitos. Not necessarily in that order....

3. I can't stand to get into an unmade bed at night. Even if I decide to be lazy and not make the bed first thing in the morning, I will make it up only to pull the sheets right back down and crawl in.

4. I can't wait to get home from work each day and wash my face, shed the heels, nylons, suit, bra... and be a total slouch in my jammies. Even on the rare days I get home from work at 5pn. I love my jammies. Needless to say, I don't answer the door in the evenings either.

5. I prefer to eat chocolate cake from a bowl with ice cold milk poured over it.

6. I hate dust. It's beyond my why I bought dark furniture.

The rules say I'm to tag 6 other bloggers. I'm gonna be a party pooper and let those that want to play, play, jump in!

Now I'm sure y'all are convinced I am really strange!

Stay safe! Enjoy your Saturday evening!

Friday, November 14, 2008

One more week....

Till I'm no longer in my 40's!
Reality set in the other evening.

I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work to pick up a few things. It was late. I was tired. I was more than a bit crabby (yes, you can insert the b word here and be 100% correct). I was in a hurry. I hear a voice behind me in one of the aisles.
"Ma'am.... excuse me ma'am".
I turned around to see an elderly man behind me. Sitting in one of those grocery scooter carts.
"Yes", I replied. A bit annoyed at the interruption to my quick shopping trip.
He said "I just have to tell you, you are a very attractive woman".
I was dumb founded and the irritation of the day immediately melted away.
"Oh, that's so nice to hear, thank you so much" I replied. I continued down the aisle, floating a bit off the ground.
Then reality set in....
Used to be young, good looking guys said I was hot.
Maturity. Over the hill.

Thank you all for your encouragement on the canvas piece.
Happy stitching. Stay safe and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fall in Florida

Hi there! How are ya? What's going on? I'm just relaxing watching NASCAR.

Fall has arrived on the Florida Gulf Coast! I love this time of year! No A/C running. Windows open. Pulling up the comforter at night. 'Skeeters are gone. Sitting outside and stitching on a sunny afternoon. Ahhhh yes, this is the life...

My new favorite stitching area...

And what, pray tell, did I stitch this weekend??? Well.... I started my first piece on CANVAS! I have to say, although I'm not loving it, I'm not really hating it either! This is the teaching piece from my ANG group. I've been telling the ladies I was going to do all my ANG work on linen. Oh, yeah, that gets 'em going!

First try...

I have not a clue if what I did was right or wrong. I'm changing all the colors and the fibers. I could not see spending $100 for fibers for a piece I was not sure I would:
#1 -- Like
#2 -- Finish
So I am using what I have in my stash and sticking to my favorite Mermaid Shimmer color scheme.

Stay tuned!

My SSNES start today was another Heartfelt Harvey. This one for RJ. Next year, starting January, I'm stitching one Christmas ornament each month. (I'm pretty sure I said the same thing last year too!).

Work is still crazy. Not sure if it is good or bad. I realized last week that I have 9 vacation days to use or lose by the end of the year so for the rest of the year, I get to work my 60+ hours in 4 days and take every Friday off as a vacation day! Wish me luck...
Until next time, happy stitching!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


That's me! Nothing new and exciting here. I'm stitching Christmas Ornaments for my SSNES project. Only another half dozen or so to go! No new decent photos of those. I have been working 12+ hours each day, so the only stitching time I have is weekends and I would much rather clean floors, toilets and showers, cook, grocery shop, do laundry and sleep than I would stop to take pictures... yeah right....

Saw this while surfing the stitching newsletters that had accumulated in my in box the past several weeks. Think I will make it my new mantra:

Halloween night, Golden Needle had a special sale and Halloween party. I bought new stash! I came home with the Family Reunion chart and the linen to stitch it on (Platinum Cashel). Also, I'm not 100% sure I'm happy with my Quaker Friendship Sampler fabric choice, so I bought another piece of linen to stitch it on and another fiber option, Thread Gatherer Silk 'N Colors Acorn Woods. I'm debating now. I also purchased Something Wicked by La-D-Da. We got to draw a sucker for a special discount, I got a 10% discount and a special gift, a beaded scissor fob and counting pin by "Bead-utiful". It was a fun evening.

Sad news this week. My former employer and dear friend to both of us, Dr. LJ Jensen passed away on Thursday. Rest in peace Dr. J. You will be greatly missed.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm going back to my stitching!
Stay safe!