Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sick Bay

The flu is bad. I'm not a good sick person. This has been my view since noon on Wednesday.

Dear Mr. Wonderful. He is going to kill me when he sees this picture. He has been such a good nurse! Poor guy had cataract surgery on Wednesday and came home for me to take care of him. What a trooper.

Things I have learned the last few days:
Daytime tv sucks.
Night time tv sucks.
Thank God for the Hallmark Channel (Little House on the Prairie is on for 4 hours a day!) and HGTV
Don't watch Anthony Bourdine when you are sick.
My ceiling fans on the laini need cleaned. Bad
The ceiling fan in the family room needs cleaned.
The hide-a-bed is not comfortable.
You can survive 3 days on Vernors Ginger Ale and white rice.
I miss stitching, but looking at it waiting for me is a comfort.
I don't care what did or did not happen at work.
Tamiflu helps, but man is it expensive!

Needless to say, no stitching this week. Maybe today. After my late morning nap.

Deb at had this little list thingy on her blog. Thought I would play along. Especially since there were numerous times the last few days I wished my life was over... hoping that truck that hit me on Wednesday would back up and put me out of my misery...
Anyway, here's the fun questionnaire:
Things you have already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to: leave in plain font

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band does junior high school orchestra count?
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyworld
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis--- I hate bugs!
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped---once. Never ever again
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea--we have awesome lightening storms on the gulf coast
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child - if I were young enough...
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked - once, when my new step cousin from California came to visit us in Kansas. I just knew we were going to get hacked to pieces...
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill--I can't lie well enough to pull this one off
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset -We also have beautiful sunsets on the Gulf coast
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagara Falls in person -- thanks to Chris!
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen Old Faithful (geyser) erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited Africa

45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. been to the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theater
55. been in a movie
56. visited the Great Wall of China
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia

I'm boring.
Stay well.
Happy stitching!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Post and run....

We have a convenience type store not too far away, called Pick & Run. Maybe that is what I should have titled this post as that is about all the energy I have tonight.

No stitching pictures. I've been under the weather the past week or so. My blood pressure is whacked out, which is whacking me out which just makes everything 1000 times worse! I'll get it under control and get over it. I'm not one to take medication, so right now the Dr has me on something (can't remember & I'm too lazy to get up and go look), but once we get it stabilized I will be messing with diet (yuck!!) and exercise (double triple yuck!!!) to control it. Hope hope.

I stitched this weekend on Family Reunion. I wanted to stitch on Quaker Tropic, but am trying a rotation. One week for each of my 3 new favorite projects. We will see how that works out.

Saturday I spent the day at our local Wine and Jazz Festival. It was a picture perfect "Chamber of Commerce" day! I was at the VIP check in gate all day. My official job was to "bag" everybody. The ticket price included a neat little wine bottle tote bag with a wine glass for sampling all the wonderful wines offered by the vendors. The wine was great, as was the food but, the entertainment was amazing! I fell in love with Mindi Abair. Check her out! Wow.... can she play that sax and sing! But not at the same time!

Before the wine food and jazz lovers arrive.

Mindi Abair during sound check.

Some of the festival goers.

Mindi doing her thing. She is amazing. Did I say that yet??

A Punta Gorda Post Card for Mindi created by one of our resident artist and signed by a lot of the festival attendees.

There ya go, a look at my weekend. Keep your fingers crossed for stitchy pictures next post. Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for all the wonderful words on Tropic Quaker. I do appreciate them!!! Happy stitching and stay safe!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quaker Gone Tropic

What fun! I love working with these silks! I love the colors together!

Funky fiber Fetish

I have always been in love with Silk N Colors Mermaid Shimmer.
After this morning, I'm now in a serious relationship with Gloriana Jewel Turquoise.

Photos later today.....

We are counting down the minutes till the green flag drops at Daytona!

More later!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I'm a blog stalker......

Ok, I admit it. I stalk your blogs. I read about what you are stitching. I read about what your are reading. I read about your good days. Your rants. Your raves. I read about where you are going on vacation. Then I come out of hiding! Case in point.... I'm stalking, I mean reading, blogs last night and I see a post from Ann at Knowledge and Needles that she is in Port Charlotte, Florida. Hello.... it's just across the Harbor from me.... So I email her. Hi.... I'm a blogger stalker.... you don't know me, but..... Well.... she EMAILED ME BACK! She even gave me her phone number.... and the address where she was staying.... SCARY! Right Deb???? I called her this morning. Offered to pick her up and take her to my LNS Golden Needle. She accepted! How strange is that??? And... low and behold.... her husband and her friends even let her leave with me! Musta' been because my truck didn't have a gun rack in the back window.... We had a wonderful morning. Shopped at the Bead Room & Golden Needle. I keep saying over and over.... "the power of the floss"... How true! Think about it. All this blog/needlework stuff. It's all because of the power of the floss. What a wonderful thing! May the floss be with you! Thank you Ann for trusting me and for spending part of your vacation with me!

So of course, I did some shopping at Golden Needle. Cathy has been tempting me for 2years with a chart she knew was in process and was right up my alley. So. What do you get when you take this:

Lakeside Linens 28 Ct Wisteria
And add this:

Silk N Colors Hummingbirds

And this....

Silk N Colors African Queen
And .... this!!!!

Glorianna Halloween Green
And... don't forget this!

Glorianna Jewel Turquoise


Michelle Ink Quaker Goes Tropic!!! I'm starting this as soon as I get this post posted. I pulled my fibers at the Super Bowl Sale. I've been waiting impatiently for the chart. I have it now, in my hot little hands.... Cathy & I are having a Stitch A Long! I'm soooo happy!

And. I have another SEX confession....

Rosewood Manor (Go Figure!) Simple Sampler. I'm starting this tomorrow! I can not wait....

And I have a semi finish report to report...

Quaker Friendship Round Robin. I'm finished with my portion for

That's all I have to say for the evening. I'm itchin' to stitch! I'm looking forward to the Daytona 500 and my Monday President's Day Holiday! Stay safe! Happy Stitching!
Until we stalk again! Remember the Power of the Floss!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ronald McDonald is a STITCHER!!!!

I have proof!!!

Last night was our EGA meeting and Ronald came by and stitched a bit with us! He likes Jocelyn Patterson designs and prefers using a thimble.
What fun!!

More later, just had to share!
Stay safe! Happy Stitching!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

February all ready?

Well, if we had a Punxsutawney Phil in Florida, he would have seen his shadow this morning and we would be in for another 6 weeks of this cold weather... I'm ready for continual mid 70's! I know I have nothing to complain about compared to the rest of the country, but I do not have enough warm clothes!

I helped Cathy at the Super Bowl Sale on Saturday. I think it was almost midnight by the time my feet, ankles and knees thawed out! Was such fun to shop for new stash and see all the other stitchers finding cool treasures. I'm sure the sale will keep 50-60 people out of the bars for a long time to come if they all stitch all they got! The best thing is Cathy will be able to bring back lots of new stuffs fo us to ooooohhhhhhhhhh and aaaahhhhhhhhhh over! Can't wait!

And... My dear Ruby said I owe her an appology for telling you all what a stupid thing she did. So I'm posting my public blog appology to dear Ruby. She said the very least I could of done was not to mention her name. She said I should have refered to her as "my friend who shall remain nameless". So, my friend who shall remain nameless, I'm sorry! My friend who shall remain nameless did get a new piece of lovely linen and is ready to start Forest of Trees again.

As promised, here a pictures! The first is my 5 peyote angel ornaments that I won at the EGA annual luncheon. I love these lovelies!

An individual shot

Progress photo on Family Reunion

I was having SSNES withdrawls. I think this is a Rosewood Manor year. Everyone in the family has a stitched stocking except for me. With any luck I will have this one this year!
Cranberry in Pines, started 2/1/2009.

That's it! Thanks for stopping by! Happy stitching! Stay safe!