Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
It's pretty awesome!!! I didn't even know I'd been put on there! That rocks! So, if your blogroll of wonderful stitching blogs looks a little thin, go stock up here! It's your one stop shopping solution for great stitching blogs!!!
oh yes, and thank you to everyone who hit up my book blog!!! Maybe having more people stop by will actually motivate me keep it up a little better...I can be so lazy....lol
At first I thought maybe I'd try to combine my book blog and this one and see how that goes, but I decided not to do that...I did however decide to put my goodreads feed on my sidebar here as well as my twitter feed. So, if anyone is at twitter or goodreads, feel free to follow me, or add me at goodreads!!! My book blog addee is on my goodreads account, so if you are interested in following me there that'd be awesome...I need more followers there.
To be honest, I'm sorta ashamed of my book blog, I don't put enough time into that one as I should. I LOVE to read (obvious by my reading 75 books this year!) but I always have a hard time writing about them, then later I look back and want to see review them, I have no record of them. So, please, come follow me at my book blog, it might help me be more active there...I sure hope so...
So, along with focusing mostly on my reading and stitching blogs, I want to try to stay away from networking sites as much as possible, as they are a sensless waste of time. Yes, they ARE great for keeping in touch with family and friends, but Facebook has truly just become a thorn in my side. I LOVE it toooooo much, and I play the games and I chat with friends, and I read their statuses, and comments and comment on their pages and after a few...or alot...of hours, I get off the computer and just feel so frustrated and disappointed in myself for doing that, as I usually lay out my day when I wake up, and let me just say that I never do actually schedule 3-5 hours of time on the computer, however, I find my self doing just that! And it annoys the junk outta me!! So, it is time to make a change!!!!
I'm sorry,this post is alot of rambeling....I know. I just have all these things in my head that I wanted to get out in the open. Does anyone else feel like this? Like the computer rules their life? And they are sick of it? I'm ready to let go, and embrace some of the other things I am passionate about, like writing, and reading, and stitching, and quilting, and scrapbooking, and working out. There is a whole wide world that ISN'T on the web, and I wanna go play in it!!!
So, all that to say come visit me at twitter, and goodreads, and my book blog. I would love to have you there!
Here is the link to my book blog if you'd like to drop in....I could use some friends there!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
After I finish these ornies I am going to get back to the Rainbow Gallery series I was working on quite awhile ago. The mini-sampler book. I finished to letter C, so still have a ways to go. These are small, but it will allow me a sense of accomplishment as I finish each one. I was doing so good hammering out all those WIPs and got quite a few finished in October, and then I picked up my BAP's again and now I just keep stitching and stitching and stiiiiitching without a finish. There is just something about a finish that is motivating. Right now I don't have much motivation for my stitching and I thought getting back into a few smaller pieces might help get me the motivation I crave! So, for now, The BAP's are on hold and I am just gonna work on a few smaller projects!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I have been stitching however, the piece i seem to be stuck on now is "Raindrops" which is The second piece in the 5 piece lamb series I am doing. So, here are photos, to show some progress.
This is how it looked on Monday morning when I picked it up, and THIS is how it looks now:
Hubby and I have been renting lots of movies to pass the time this long holiday weekend, and you can see that I have been making good use of that time! I am almost entirely finished with the top left hand quarter of this piece! I'd say I'm a quarter the way done, more actually...I am really enjoying this one! I love the pastel colors in this one...but then of course there is all that dreaded white!!! Blech!!
Well, Thanksgiving this year was small, but nice!! Then after we ate, we packed up some food and took it down to the gateguards here at our military base and fed them all. So we made a few young military guys who live in dorms and would not get a warm homecooked meal pretty happy. And that is what the holidays are all about! Giving and sharing!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
But speaking of the lamb project, I wanted to share the fabric that I will use to finish the quilt once the 5 stitched squares are done. The lighter blue will be the connecting squares between the 5 stitched squares. I'm doing a 9 patch, so the other 4 squares will be in this print. And the dark blue one will be the backing fabric. You can't see it, but the backing fabbie has sparkles in it!!! It is so pretty. This photo really doesn't do these fabrics justice, but I think it will set off the colors in the stitched pieces really well, and it all fits, with the Night time sky theme.
I will share photos of the lamb piece a little later this weekend or next week, that way I will have a "filler" post between these Friday photo posts.
This is the progress I've made this week on "Howling". Once I sit down with the needle on this one, it flies!!! If I keep up the pace that I have so far this month on it I don't see why I won't get page #4 finished!
Wanna hear how impatient I can be when I want to start a project? This is kinda funny! This piece is actually called for to be stitched on Navy background fabric, but Iwas SO anxious to start it, and didn't have any Navy fabric, so I started it on white and will fill in ALLLLLL the background color! That is what those two DARK blue streaks are... reminders that I could have saved myself ALOT of stitching if I'd just been patient and waited to order Navy Aida to come in, but nope! I now get to STITCH every square of background color in....Now that's loving stitching! LOL...Oh well, I sorta did the opposite with "The Abby", it calls for me to stitch in the background blue of the sky and instead I pulled a piece of light blue aida...so it works! =) Happy Friday everyone, and have a great weekend!
Oh yeah, and one more thing! I finally have access to "Goodreads.com again! Yippeee!
Thursday, November 05, 2009
I have been busily trying to keep on track with my "rotation" which so far I think I have done pretty well this week. And I am going to share photos! If you want to watch my progress on my goals, you can do so under the heading "November Goals" on my sidebar, I will try to keep that updated as I stitch... I'm a little behind on Howling, but that's alright, I can catch up and I have not done my Friday stitching yet, so that progress is missing too.
Here is the Abby. This one I have been working on FOREVER it feels like. But it is starting to look pretty good also. I work on this one one hour on Mon, Weds, and Fri. so it gets 3 hours a week.
And here is my last (but not least) photo for the week, this is Coming Home for the Holidays,(more affectionately known as CH4TH) and I work on this one only two hours a week (one hour on Tues, and Thurs.) This is the project that hubby is also working on with me. All that foliage and the large tree to the right? Thats all his work...the house is mine. Looking at this one, the photo isn't that great, but you can see a little work there. If you want to see the difference in progress just go to the sidebar and click on the label for it, and you can see how it is shaping up.
Not much else going on here. I am now on medication for my blood pressure and I had to go have blood drawn this week so they could check out my cholesterol levels and make sure my thyroid function is normal. So, all day Tuesday I had a headache because you have to fast for 12 hours before those tests, and ugh, it was awful...but now I don't have to go to the doctor until the 30th so that is good. I just have to keep up with my workouts and trying to watch my diet. This is so hard for me, because all my life so far I've never had to watch my diet, I could sorta eat whatever i wanted and my metabolism would just melt it away, and now I have to work on it...this getting old stuff just stinks!!! I turn 32 next week! Ugh!
Ok, enough rambling. Oh! I also wanted to say Hello and a great big thank you to my new followers!!! and also, as usual, thank you to all who have left me lovely comments!!! They are all lovely and much welcomed! I need to start hitting blogs with more regularity, as I have been so sidetracked lately with Facebook...That is about to change though. So I will be hitting your blogs much more regularly now! So, I'll see you in your comment box! =)
Have a great weekend!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
1. Finish celtic knot Bookmark- DONE!
2. Finish Fright Night Friends- DONE!
3. Finish Good Night Mr. Moon- DONE!
4. Finish Midnight Watchman- DONE!
5. Put in one hour each on "Howling", CH4TH, and The Abby- Did one hour on "Howling, but not the other two.
So, I think I did pretty good, all in all. I had 4 finishes for the month! Can't balk at that I guess! =)
For November I am going to try to:
1. Work 20 hours on Howling (Finish page #4 of the pattern)
2. Work 8 hours on CH4TH
3. Work 12 hours on The Abby
4. Work on another WIP, though not sure which...
So this month not looking for any finishes per se, but if #4 ends up being a smallish one that I may be able to get a finish out of then alright, if not, thats alright too. My "Finish for the month" will be to finish another page on the "Howling at the Moon". So, will be busy with the needle this month, as long as I can stay off that evil, evil facebook. I am thinking that next year I am only going to play ONE game on that thing, not ten...ok so I'm not playing 10 now, but sometimes it feels like it.
Anyway. I'm off to do some reading...oh yeah! another goal reached!! I finished my 60 book goal for the year...I'm now reading book #62 for the year. Can you imagine how much I could get done if I didn't spend so much time on the computer?! Wow, it boggles the mind!!
Happy Halloween, stay safe out there!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Happy Halloween everyone!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I am very close to a finish on my "Read 60 books this year" goal...I only have 2 more to go. I just finished "The Fountainhead" By Ayn Rand....Great book, but loooooong, not "War and Peace" kinda long, but still pretty lengthy.
I have a question.... I have been trying to sign into goodreads, and for some reason it won't let me, but I can sign into all my other pages (blogs, facebook etc) is anyone else who is a goodreads.com member having trouble? Just curious!
But! This isn't my book blog, it's my stitching blog, so I shall share all about my stitching...the two stitches I've stitched in the past 10 days look very nice....evenly spaced...a nice color I think...the floss laid just right...oooooh!!! Ok...I just have not been stitching too much, a little, I actually finished the two pumpkins that are at the foot of the scarecrow guy in "Midnight Watchman" and that's about it.
Last week, I had an appointment to see about getting my wisdom teeth pulled. And my blood Pressure was THROUGH THE ROOF. So, he sent me down to Family Practice to have my blood pressure monitored for 5 days, this means going to the hospital on base everyday for 5 days and sitting in a waiting room for EVER just so they can see me for 3 minutes and take my blood pressure...."Geeze, doc,I have no idea why it'd be so high." :/ So, I don't know why, but that sorta put me off my stitching game. Been dealing with that and I just have been tending to reach for my book whenever I sit to relax...or I sit and go on Facebook, Or I have long ranting yells at my computer and threaten to throw it out the window when I can't sign into goodreads.com.
So? See? Been busy...just not with the needle...well, unless the needle in the blood pressure gauge counts?... No, I didn't think so either....sigh....
And such is life. =)
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
So, my goal was to finish this in September...now I have a question...if I finish it today before 10 pm I should still have it done by September, by American time, so the question is...does it count as being finished in September?!?! But it is already October 1st here in Japan, so I am not too sure, what do you think? But as you can see I still have a little bit left to go. When I picked this one up on Tuesday, it wasn't even half finished, so I think I have done pretty good for only two days of stitching.
Well, that is about it for me today. I will post goals in my next post and hopefully I will have a finished bookmark to share with you then too!
Can you believe HOW much I have posted this month?! The last time I had more than 10 posts was in April of '07 I think. Wow! My blogoversary is coming up this month as well as hitting my 500th post, I'm almost there,only 3 more posts to go, I think.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
So, I decided that since Halloween is quickly coming upon us, in about a month or so, I would try to finish up two that I started a long time ago, (check the first few posts in this blog for how long ago! lol) : Freight Night Friends, and Midnight Watchman. I know, I still have "I love you" and also my other BAP in the works as well, but I'm just thinking ahead...
Here is a photo as they stand now, poor headless scarecrow guy! lol! Please forgive the creases, they've been in that drawer for a LOOONG time!
I also had a question regarding the sidebar on blogger.
How do you strike through. I was going ot keep my WIP list up and just strike through each project as I went along, but when I tried to put the code (
) it didn't work, it kept saying this HTML code not allowed or something, am I doing something wrong? I know I've used it on other blogs of mine, but I think this is the first time I've tried it on this blog, and it doesn't seem to be working, can anyone help me? I would greatly appreciate any help you could give!
Well, I have been doinking around on Facebook all morning, so I need to get my rear in gear and get some things done!
Oh! and I have a happy dance...not a stitchy one, though. Well, I've been telling you all about my ipod and my addiction to walking/jogging with music...I lost 5 pounds this week!!!! I don't know if that is the cause of it but...I don't know what else it could be, I'm still eating the same amount. 5 pounds in one week! Wow! I was amazed!!
Ok, I just tried the whole strike through thing
it works but, I can't get it to work on my side bar!! grrr...frustration!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Well when I went diving into my deep WIP drawer last week I found it, and thought "I AM going to finish this! It's an old piece and even has that late 70's early 80's feel to it, but I am gonna finish it and give it to him! So I pulled this out to work on this month. I am looking to finish it this month.
When I first pulled it out, all that was done on it was the blue and red "O" and a little bit of the yellow "O" above the red and blue one. So, I have put in a good amount of stitching on it since I pulled it back into the light!
This one was a small kit I got from Walmart, It's by "The Sugarplum Express", it's a "Munchkins" kit, and is stitched on a piece of 5x7 cream colored 14 count aida.
And here is my progress on "Birdhouses". More than half done. I am anticipating there will be 2 finishes by the end of this month, possibly more if I get these ones done!
I also have not been posting as much because I got SIMS 3!!! And have been playing for houuuurrrs! Also I just got Seasons 8 & 9 of ER on DVD, so been watching them, and I stitch while I watch, but I don't seem to stitch as fast. I am also been trying to read more and have finished a few more books since I last posted.
So I have still been stitching quite a bit, but just not posting. I plan on sharing the other three projects after I have completed the 5 hours I have set as goals for the month, and if I don't finish the 5 hours then I will just post them at the end of the month!
Thank you all for reading!! Hope you have a great weekend!
My monthly goals are going great, so far! I am more than half finished with "Birdhouses", and I have put in 1 hour each on Howling, The Abbey, and CH4TH. except for CH4TH, I have 2 hours in on. And I have put in some progress on "I love you" which is the "TBA" WIP I wrote about.
Sorry no photos in this post,but soon, I promise!
Goal progress (hourly goals):
The Abby 1/5
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
1) Finish "Birdhouses of America Unite"
2) Work on The Abbey (5 hours)
3) Put in at least 5 hours on "Coming Home for the Holidays"
4) Put in at least 5 hours on "Howling at the Moon"
5) Work on an OLD WIP (to be announced) at least a few hours
6) Try to work out a rotation
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!!! I enjoyed working on BoInk soooo much!!! I couldn't put it down!! =) Thinking like that makes it so hard for me to work a rotation, because I will get obsessed with one project and the rest just sorta get lost in the shuffle!! Oh well. I will work on it.
I also want to start reading more. I am almost to my "60 book read this year" goal, but I have been so into my stitching lately that I have not been reading as much, need to remedy that. I am just glad that I am not working now. I have so much free time, which I am loving, I need to sort of work out a daily schedule so I get all my hobbies in...poor me...have to make a SCHEDULE to do hobbies...lol...Oh well. I love it though and am enjoying hitting blogs like crazy. =) You are so inspirational.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Please forgive the icky photo job, and the wrinkles!!! I have not had a chance to iron it out, and I am using a different computer to do this, so not sure of the way to post photos very well. I will try to get a better one later.
Now I think I am going to try to finish "Birdhouses of America Unite" by October 1st. I am pretty sure I can do it, it's just about half finished. Let me show you what I have done so far.
Ok, maybe I am not to the halfway point yet. This one is a bit harder for me to work on as It is done on some tiny linen, that I am not used to. I'm working it 2 over 2 on this one, I'm guessing maybe this is 32 count something or other. I don't remember.
Sorry for the huge crease right down the middle of the piece...boy do I have to get used to the whole photoing my work again!! =)
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you have all been leaving me lately and for my newest followers as well!
Now get those dancin' shoes on and dance with me!!! "I got a finish! I got a Finish!"
Now I only have to fill in the color on the last "cat" in the lower left hand corner, as the black outline is finished, and finish up the celtic knot ont he left hand side, and I'm done! I am thinking that I am gonna get going on my chores now and then sit my butt on the couch and finish this puppy up!!! Wish me luck! get those dancing shoes out to help me happy dance...hopefully by the end of the day!!! Photos coming soon!!!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Also, here is "Achooo!"
I think this little dalmation puppy is soooo cute!!! I bought him in September of last year, put a handful of stitches in and then forgot all about him. The other day when I opened this back up I realized 1) I'd totally miscounted 2) I had started it facing the wrong way on the fabric, duh! I had it vertical not horizontal....so if I kept up with it that way the poor thing woulda sneezed his spots right off the fabric and never gotten them back!
Well, thank you so much to all the lovely ladies who have left me comments! And for my new followers!!! You all help make this blogging experience so enjoyable!
Friday, August 28, 2009
However, today I decided to go through my WIP's drawers...and I realized that these fears are totally moot!!
I have enough stitching projects in those drawers to last me at least 6 years!!!! Ones that I have started and somewhere along the way abandoned. I have a short attention span when it comes to my stitching, it seems! Although I am getting better about that! I have projects in these drawers that I started up to 5 years ago and not finished!!! I have projects that I have gotten, kitted up and then abandoned, sooooo many projects, that I pulled out and went: "Oh yeah! I remember this!" And set it in my pile of "to work on now" projects. Now my "To work on now " pile is larger than it needs to be! lol...
So, today I totally abandoned BoInk in favor of "America Birdhouses Unite." This one I started in 2006, I believe I found the post for it there. You'll notice (if you were to go looking for these posts) that I post about this project twice (maybe three times) and then it disappears off the radar. It's the same with several others as well. Well, that is because I never happy danced over them, I merely shoved them aside for the new projects that I would either buy or decide I wanted to work on.
So all this to say that maybe it is a goooood thing that I am not able to acquire stash so easily, maybe these next 4 years we are here will help me to finish up some of those long lost and forgotten projects that have been hanging around for so long, just waiting to be happy danced over! And I can be saving up my pennies for our return to the states and being able to buy new stuff.
But do not worry dear friends, I am not totally jumping ship with BoInk, I still intend to finish it by Sept 10th. I just got excited about my findings this morning. But America Birdhouses unite will be set aside, I just worked on it a little bit this morning.
Yesterday I also started working on "Achoo!" again as well, but again have decided not to work on it steadily until I am finished with BoInk. Now I am getting excited for finishing BoInk so I can go stash diving and come up with an old loved but forgotten project to work on.
At any rate, I am very relieved to know that in these next few years I will not run out of things to stitch! Pictures to come soon, of both ABHU and Achoo! Hope yo uare all having a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
And THIS is what it looks like now...I'm on page 4 of the 9 page pattern...Only finished Page 5.
So there is my progress onthat one, and here is progress on BoInk:
Not much further to go now!! Just finsh up those three panels on the bottom, a few touch ups on previous squares and finish the outline,one and a half celtic knots, and about 1 and a half "cats". I think I was right in making my deadline for Sept. 10th...I can see it happening...can you?
I have been very stuck on Facebook games. I know there are others out there as well who have the same addiction to those things too. I'm just so...ugh...time seems to go by too fast, they blur by and at the end of the day I end up thinking "Gosh, I WAS going to post to my blog, eh, I'm tired, I'll do it tomorrow."
So, even though I don't have a stitchy pic, I do have one of Japan. This photo was taken about half an hour away from out house, at a place called teh Tropical Dream Center. It's a botanical garden, it's huge!!! It took hubby and I three hours to get through it all, and at that we had to rush towards the end, because they would be closing soon. Anyway, there is a tall tower you can climb up to the top of, and that was the view from there. SOOOO beautiful!
I am going to try (but I make no promises!) to post a stitchy photo or two tomorrow. We shall see. I'm about ready to ground myself from the computer for a bit...but then again, maybe not! Thank you all for reading!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Anyway, here is a photo of Boink as it stands right now. I have put a deadline on it...I would like to have it finished by Sept. 10th, by the earliest, and No later than October 1st, basically I am shooting for Sept. 10th deadline, but I gave myself a little extension time just in case!
Well, friends, thank you all for your lovely comments, and also to all my new followers! 25 now!!! Wow!! I feel so loved! Thank you! i will try not to wait so long to post again! Talk to you all very soon, I hope!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Hubby was laughing at me, as I kept going through the drawers of my two stash cabinets looking and making plans for a new rotation...never mind that all my stuff is scatter willy nilly throughout the house (not so much scattered, as it is crammed, tightly packed in, so that one must go through a rigorous obstacle course just to get out the front door! That is if you know where the front door is located, because if you dont know where it is, I dare yah to try to find it!!!) all I care about is looking at, drooling over and making plans for my beloved cross stitch that has returned to me! Oh yes, and the books, we must not forget the fretting over where my books are! That is because I own several that havve not been read yet, and I want to know where they are so that I can continuing reading them...being without the internet for two or so months made quite a dent in my TBR ("To-Be-Read") pile, and I will be most upset if I reach the bottom of the pile, can't be having that! However, so far, the books have not been located, though I'm sure they are here somewhere, but that is alright, I still have quite a pile of books I CAN get to, and still need to read, so for now, I'm alright on the book front! LOL...
Ok, this has been a rambly post, so sorry! Be sure to come back as I will be posting Progress photo Friday pics tomorrow, and I have a surprise! =)
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Well, today Hubby and I are gonna head out to the beach...if it doesn't rain...I'm hoping it doesn't. Although with it being a holiday weekend, the beach will probably be very crowded...we'll see how it goes.
Bye for now! Have a great weekend, and July 4th, all my American readers!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I know it's not the greatest photo (It's down right crappy, actually...lol) but it does show what I have done!! Wow, not having the computer to play around on has really helped me get lots of stitching and reading done (I've read 34 books with a total of over 13,000 pages so far this year!)
I will try to get a better photo soon! Thanks for stoppin' by!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Thank you to all of you who commented on my last (sad) post! lol. I am starting to get all settled in and actually enjoying myself. I go for walks (because it's super safe here) and I read alot, (still) and stitch alot (still), and now I have the net I will be on here as well! With all my blogging friends, I don't think boredom or loneliness will be a frequent visitor...I hope not anyway! You guys are all so wonderful, and I am truly enjoying catching up on reading your blogs! I will try to comment here and there, but there is so much to get through, I may not be able to comment on everyones...sorry about that! But do know, I'm back!!!! And I AM reading you, and enjoying all your updates, and loving all your lovely friendly comments here at my blog as well!
Thank you all for your wonderful friendship during this new chapter of my life! (The Japanese chapter! lol!)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Today was rough. I started to get lonely and miss friends that I could call on the phone and I miss my dog, then add constant rain for the past week, and I was ready to just go to bed and call it quits!
I'm lonely, I need to stand on the corner with a sign that says "Will work for friends" I guess...::sigh::
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I had alot of extra time for reading and stitching while I was delayed in Seattle, which was nice. I am going at a pretty good clip on BoInk. I have almost an entire quarter finished! Since I am using a community government computer at the hotel right now, I am not able to post photos yet, but we should have a house by the end of the week, and a shipment of stuff, which my hubby's computer is in, so should be able to show photos soon!
One thing I was really worried about was not being able to take my stitching on the plane, and I had NO problems at all!!! I ended up getting a clover cutter, so left the scissors in my checked baggage, and no one said a thing about the needle. Of course, we were traveling on military orders, and no one gives you any trouble if you have orders, it was the easiest air travel experience I have ever had!! It was great!
Tomorrow we have meetings all day about life here, and I think we get tested for our drivers license too, since they drive on the opposite side of the road here, we have to have a Japanese drivers license! So, tomorrow will be really busy!! Well, off to enjoy the nice evening weather, as it is too hot to be out during the day, so will be going out to exercise and such in the evening, or early mornings, unless I go to the gym, which is a long walk from the hotel.
Hope everyone is doing well, and getting lots of stitching in. I am slowly trying to get caught up on all the feeds in my googlereader...and from the look sof it, you guys have been stitching like crazy!! Talk to you later! Hopefully when I post again I will have photos to share!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Then it was back to Aunt's house to clean up a bit and meet the parents for dinner at a niiiiice restaurant in the harbor called "Scotch and Sirloin",where we recieved first class service FROM the executive head Chef himself...who is my brother!!! It was a wonderful meal that put us all into a "Food coma" LOL. My stomach kept screaming "No more!" while my mouth kept saying "MORE!!!" (My mouth won!)
Today is going to be a nice relaxing day. We went out to breakfast with my aunt and her friend, Cindy, then we went for a little drive and saw all our old stompin' grounds. Then hit Starbucks for me and Jamba Juice for the Hubs, and now we are back at my aunts house to relax for a bit, before we head to the movies to see the Terminator movie.
I have yet to pick up any stitching...probably after I finish posting here. I haven't stitched for about 5 days now...going into withdrawal! =( The way I see it, I can stitch when I'm in Japan, now is the time to to visit family who I won't get to see for awhile.
Gosh, I missed California!
Link to Scotch & Sirloin below.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I am sleeping on a raft...er...air mattress...and I have only hubby's laptop as a means for computer intertainment...which sucks, because yesterday hubby was on here playing his dumb game for 12 hours!!!! So I was tuck in the bedroom, stitching and reading and sleeping.
It's really rediculous the amount of time that man plays his online game...but whatever!!
I'm now fully addicted to "BoInk" by Ink Circles. It is all I've been stitching...I am not sure when I will be able to share a photo. I can't wait to be settled in my new abode. but first we have to have movers come get all our things, then his family will be here for a short visit, ugh...then we go to California to see my parents, and then it's off to Japan.
Actually I say his fam will be here for sh. visit, but they are actually mvoing into this house. As his brother got orders to this base and has to be here just days before we leave so the last three days here I have to deal with 5 extra people in my house!!! One being a 6 month old and another a 2 year old, and two being his bro. and his wife who hate me and made me miserable the entire time they lived in this house when we first got it 4 years ago, who free loaded for a year, and his mother who won't talk to my husband unless she needs soemthing. So...There is not a person in this bunch that I even remotely will enjoy visiting with, so...it's gonna suck. I think I am planning lots of hours "Not feeling well, in bed" while they're here. And stay in my room with needle and thread. =) Works for me!
Well, as I spent much of my day in bed yesterday, because there wasn't much else to do as hubby was on here, I slept on and off all day, and am now awake at 5 in the morning...he just went to bed 3 hours ago...the dork!
Boy am I in a right awful mood today! Grrr...gonna go stitch, maybe that will make me feel better!!
Friday, May 01, 2009
Well, I don't know that I actually wanna make any sound plans for May, since we are getting down to the nitty gritty for the move...yup, less than 3 weeks!!!!! Wahoo!
Lets look at April shall we? how'd I do?
1) Finish Tombstone- DONE!!!
2) Get at least half of page 4 done on Howling at the Moon. (And finish up #5)-nope, didn't even pick this one up!
3) Put at least 2 hours in on The Abbey-Did more like 10 hours!
4) Put at least 1 hour in on CH4TH-Nope! didn't even look at it!
So, while i totally failed on two of my goals, I way over finished two! I fifnished Tombstone angel in March actually! And I know I worked on the Abbey for about 10 hours because I started listening to "The Lucky One" by N. Sparks on CD when I got serious about this one and the entire book was 10 hours long.
And I was so enthralled with The Abbey that I never even picked up CH4TH. I really should do that one of these days...however not this month.
1) Enjoy stitching
2) don't pull my hair out with stress from the move.
I know! that second one has nothing to do with Stitching, but thought I'd throw it in there anyway! =)
Last night I actually added alot of the blogs I read to my sidebar. And I visited alot of them and added myself to your public follower lists. If you want me to add your blog to my list, please let me know! I know there are alot more stitching bloggers out there who I have not gotten around to reading, and I would love to know what I am missing and then add you so I won't miss out on another post! So, PLEASE let me know, in the comments, just say "Add me, please" or something!!! Thankyou!
Hope you all have a stitchy fun weekend!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sorry for the rambly venting post...but I feel a bit better now! =) Thanks for listening!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I have joined "goodreads.com" if anyone else is there, feel free to look me up:
I go by Shannon there...security stuff and all that...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Now to figure out what to put in place of "Tombstone"...I'm thinking "The Abbey". Or maybe I will surprise us all and start something new...hmmm...who knows? I will post that info in my next post! Thank you all for the wonderful encouraging comments while I kept on keeping on with Tombstone. They are always so appreciated!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Only 5 more weeks until I will no longer live in Texas!!! YIPPEEE!!!!
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!
Saturday, April 04, 2009
And I don't have time to share photos right now, but I want to rehash my march goals:
1) finish page 1&2 of Tombstone Angel- finished (AND finished page 3-only one more to go!)
2) finish page #5 of Howling at the Moon- VERY close, but I got tired of page 5 and put in a start on #4...does that count? lol
3) Put in at least 5 hours on CH4TH- Nope, only worked on it about 45 minutes one day. =(
4) Put in at least 5 hours on The Abbey- Nope, never even picked it up! =(
So I did pretty good on the Tombstone angel one, so I feel good about that, but the others? Oh, they are suffering...well "Howling" is doing ok...worked on it quite a bit, only truly have a handful or two of stitches to fill in page 5 then I'm complete with that goal.
1) Finish Tombstone
2) Get at least half of page 4 done on Howling at the Moon. (And finish up #5)
3) Put at least 2 hours in on The Abbey
4) Put at least 1 hour in on CH4TH
I have lowered my expectations for this month as it is a mere 5 or 6 weeks until we move, so I gather that much of this month will be put to use with more moving stuff. I should really try to work more on my stitching here as I will have plenty of time to read on our drive out to California, and then the plane ride (16 hours!!!) to Japan!
Hope you all have a great stitchy weekend, and I will try to get on here later today or tomorrow and share pics of my progress. For now I'm off to stitch for a few minutes before jumpin gin the shower and heading off to work!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
You can see the dark shadow on the upper right hand corner...not so good, but I wanted to share my stitchy progress on this one, so there yah have it! I am close to a finish on page three already. I still am really enjoying this one so much!
Well, off to stitch a little before I head off to work. I only work until noon though, and am off tomorrow, so I know I should get a bit of stitching in this weekend! I really should put all my efforts into Howling at the Moon, as I'm SOOO close to reaching my March goal on that one. But I really don't think I should work on it this morning. I will work on it later today or tomorrow, or even possibly Monday, as I don't go back into work until 7 pm. I know I didn't reach all my March goals, but I know I went WAY beyond my March goal on Tombstone Angel.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
So with all that said, I have posted new photos of Tombstone Angel, and Howling at the Moon. Quite a lil' bit of progress on each! I am So close to a finish on Howling at the moon, page 5. (The center page of 9 but my first page to finish) I am so excited to see it done and move onto the next page!!! Sorry the photo is a bit dark, it is dark and dreary today, it's supposed to start raining this week! Oh boy...Tornado season is upon us...ugh! At the end of this post there is my previous photo of this so you can see my pogress...
Anyway, I hope you all had a great weekend, and have a great week!