Sunday, October 30, 2005

playing around

I have been on the computer all weekend trying to work with another internet service but I didn't care for it so I am staying with the one that I have. Didn't get any stitching time in either.
We did go to Six Flags Fright Night and I had a great time!!! Went through a fake graveyard and went through a haunted house. Then saw a play of Dead Man's party which was awesome.

Today I bought a new camera and can't wait to play with that this week and get pics posted :-)

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Been busy

stitching and then changing my online service. Changing my email addy and everything with that.
Thursday I stitched on a mitten from Mill Hill for my RR and it will be finished next Thursday. Yesterday I stitched on Christmas Angel by Joan Elliott and I just want to finish the white on that today before working on Saturday's rotation.
DS#1 had a Halloween party last night and went as Demon from the show Charmed. I did the makeup and will post a pic later.
Today we are going to Six Flags for Fright Fest as the weather will be nice.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Having a good stitching week

Yesterday I stitched for a couple of hours on Snowy Forest Evening stocking. Also was shopping for the day. Bought a new TV for the living room and a stereo for the family room. Watched 2 episodes of The Ghost Whisperer and now have 1 more to watch. During the evening I watched Veronica Mars and Invasion.
No plans for today except to watch The Ghost Whisperer, from last week and to stitch on a small Mill Hill kit.
Have you ever stitched something as a gift and later realized that receiver doesn't respect your stitched gift a bit (for example it's never on show, or you have other reason to suspect that it may even be nonexistent or at least placed in some dark storage room corner)? If so, what have you done? If you've been lucky enough to avoid such people what would you do if it'd happen to you?

I have stitched some things for someone and they displayed one item til they moved and then I didn't see it in the new house. I then stitched something else and they were going to have it framed but I didn't see it hanging the last time I was there. But I also know this person that she loved the items but just procrastinates LOL.

Good Morning

yesterday had a little trouble with posting. Computer glitches I guess LOL.
Tuesday I stitched on an ornament in honor of Christmas. Vermillion Stitchery's 2003 from the 2003 JCS ornament issue.
Watched alot of my shows that I DVRD and then the mew shows at night.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rainy and Gloomy

no sunshine at all. Good day to stay ina nd stitch don'tcha think? LOL
Yesterday I stitched up Birdhouse by Debbie Mumm. I have one more ornament to stitch out of this leaflet and then it will go to someone else. Now I have to decide what other leaflet to work out of :-)
Today would have been I Shall Wear Purple SAL day but since it is the 25th I will be stitching on a JCS ornament in honor of Christmas. I will be stitching a Vermillion ornament from the 2003 issue. Don't think I can get it all done today but will try :-)
Yesterday I got caught up on 7th Heaven and Medium , while stitching, But last night's 7th Heaven was a repeat :-(. I enjoyed Medium though. Today I need to watch Veronica Mars. I believe I have 2-3 episodes to watch, then I found the last O.C. that I forgot to watch so will have to watch that today as well. Tonight is Supernatural :-)
Also am getting a little bit of reading time in and am still reading Frankenstein by Dean Koontz .

Monday, October 24, 2005

Good Morning

I stitched on Rocky Mountain Christmas by Marty Bell all day Sunday. While watching a taped show of Joey and Will & Grace. Also NASCAR , Charmed and Desperate Housewives. I was able to stitch a whole 10x50 section and start on another 10x50 section.

I like how Carol does her rotations daily and I think i will feel like I can accomplish more this way so thank you Carol for inspiring me :-)

Today I am stitching on birdhouse bu Debbie Mumm which is an ornament. I already put in almost 2 hours on it this morning. Between watching Live with Regis and Kelly plus Tony Danza, washing laundry and doing all the scans on both computers and updating everything.

I am also trying to fit in some reading time and am reading Dean Koontz's Frankenstein.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Good Morning

Well we never made it to Six Flags because it poured all day and night. So I pulled out TW The Storyteller and stitched on that while I watched 2 episodes of Charmed and 2 episodes of Desperate Housewives. I am now caught up with those shows so I can watch the new ones tonight.

We will be going to church this morning and then I will stitch on Rocky Mountain Christmas while watching NASCAR and then Charmed and Desperate Housewives this evening.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Good Morning

We have plans to go to Six Flags Darien Lake for Fright Night but it has been raining since I got up. I am hoping that it stops this evening. I would like to get there around 6 pm and that will give us 4 hours to see everything and then the laser show is at 10:10pm
I also would like to hang out at the library today and read mags but I also have 2 weeks worth of TV shows DVRd and taped. What is a girl to do? LOL
I finished reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult and all I can say is wow what an awesome book and I highly recommend it.
Still taking a break from stitching but am really itching to pick a needle up, especially while watching TV.
House was quiet last night. DH was working, DS#1 was babysitting til late and DS#2 went to a friend's house to spend the night. So I sat at the computer for awhile playing Roller Coaster tycoon 2 and then finished reading my book. Not sure what book I am reading next.
Have a great day everyone.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Good morning

I went to the doctor's yesterday and still have alot of fluid in my ear. My elbow is tendonitis and after the post from Becky I realized this happened to me last year when I went to Myrtle Beach. I sit at a table with my arm resting against the edge of the table. When I stitch at home my arm is laying against my body or the arm of a chair or sofa so I am resting it for a couple of days and will pick up my stitching again on Monday. Which is a good thing because I am way behind on reading. I average 10 books a month and have only read 1. Right now I am reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult and it is very good. I am about halfway through the book and hoping to finish it today or tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will go to Fright Fest at Six Flags Darien Lake. Can't wait :-)
DS#1 had his last soccer game last night and we won. We have won all the games in our division. The 3 games that we lost were against school not in our division. 2 of the games were against the same school. One at home and one at their school.
Well I am sleepy from my sinuses and medicine so will read a little then going to take anap so I can go grocery shopping later.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Todays thoughts

I ended up not stitching the rest of the day yesterday. I watched Lost and Invasion that I had taped last Wednesday, while on vacation. Then I watched the new shows last night.
I have a doctor's appointment today to see how my ear is doing and also to discuss my elbow with him
DS#1 has his last soccer game, of the season, today after school. It is against the school I graduated from.
Today I will stitch on a small MH kit :-) I work on these on Thursdays. Will watch Joey and Will & Grace, that I taped last week so I can watch tonights episodes. I also tape Smallville and Everwood so will try to watch what I have taped as well. Well I should say some shows are taped and some are on DVR.

Stitcher's Bloggers Questions

Do you mark or hi-lite your patterns or can you follow them without any markings? Do you make copies to mark up, or do you mark originals?

I don't mark my patterns. I use a magnet board with the magnets to keep my place. I only make working copies if the chart is in a hardcover book or is a huge design and I copy by sections. I always throw them out when I am done.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

2 finishes

I stitched on Debbie Mumm Snowman ornament while in Myrtle Beach and finished it Monday.

Then today I finished November Flower Bear which had become a UFO.

I am back!!!

Had a nice vacation. It was a little crazy though. Friday before we left I was sick so I made an appointment to see the doctor. He said I had viral sinusitis. He gave me nose spray and an antibiotic just in case I got worse in MB, only take it if I got worse.Left Saturday morning and it rained and some states downpoured. Cars turned over and an SUV on its roof. Very bad conditions. We got to Rocky Mount, NC early evening and spent the night there. Hung out at the mall and ate at Shoney's for dinner, before heading to bed.
Left Sunday morning for MB. Better weather and warmer. We got to the Sea Mist Resort and checked in but room wasn't ready yet so we went to K & W Cafeteria for lunch. Then DH wanted to go to the flea market up the road. DS#1 and I stayed in the truck while he did that.
Checked into our room, which was small but nice. The resort was full so I couldn't change to a bigger room.
Monday morning still wasn't feeling any better so I started the antibiotic. Went to the new mall as it was raining. That was a bad mistake since I wasn't feeling well. Had dinner at Crabby Mike's seafood buffet, mmmmm.
Tuesday more of the Pals came and met them for lunch. Had a good time. Had dinner at Nascar Cafe. Wednesday morning woke up to my ear being plugged up. More Pals came in and had a good time stitching. Went to Fudrucker's for dinner. Thursday was nice out and shopped and stitched. Friday was beautiful, shopped and stitched. Still not feeling better. Had pizza and wings with the Pals, for dinner. Then had our grab bag exchange. Which can get ugly :-) when we steal from each other. Had a great time. We also did the ornament exchange and since I took 10 with me then I received 10 back. Saturday morning DH took me to the ER about my ear. I have a middle ear infection so he put me on amoxicillon and Vicodin for pain. I haven't had any ear pain though. I am having troubles with my one elbow so I do take one at night for that. Went shopping some more LOL. Had lunch at The Liberty at Broadway At The Beach. Had dinner at T Bonz. Very good meals all week. Evening was games and local flavor exchange and stitcher's showcase, which I didn't do. Sunday morning left for home.

I bought 4 books all together at 2 Books A Million, we don't have those stores here. I bought:
Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison
Bitten- Kelley Armstrong
Bubbles Unbound- Sarah Strohmeyer
Candy Apple Dead- Sammi Carter

I was really good stash shopping, I did buy a nice bag, like a vera Bradley Bag. Has a wild animal print. A wolf chart, petite needles, 11 bookmarks and a yard of afghan material.

Got home Sunday night at 11:30, picked up my dog, from the kennel at 8:30am. He was very happy to see me and he chewed up his blanket and their towels. I was surprised as he is not a chewer. He has not left my side since then. Gets mad when I leave to go to town. The cats were happy to see us as well.
My elbow is getting worse and my ear is still plugged so calling my doctor today.

Justin had a soccer game last night but I didn't want to be out in the cool wind. We won.
I know this is probably alot of info but had to make up for all the time I was gone LOL.

I did start stitching an ornament in MB and finished it Monday, at home. I will post a pic later. I am also stitching up November Flower Bear and should be done today.

Friday, October 07, 2005

saying goodbye

I leave tomorrow morning for Myrtle Beach and the Cross Stitch Pals Reunion. That starts Thursday but my family goes early so we can have a vacation together. We are all excited but some of us are sick and hoping to get better. DS#1 has a cough and sore throat , he will see the Doctor today. DS#2 had a cold which triggered his asthma and the doctor wanted to see him for a recheck before we leave so he is seeing the doctor today as well. I had a sore throat yesterday and now have all this junk in my throat so I need to take some meds today, probably just sinus meds. DH feels great!
My computer gets shut off in a few minutes and won'e be back on til I get back on the 17th. I will miss all of you {{{{{{{{}}}}}}}


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Good Morning

I have had a pretty busy week. Cleaning, getting ready for my trip to Myrtle Beach and taking care of 2 sick kids. DS#2 has been to the doctors and has a check up today.
I sewed up the ornament for the exchange that we have in Myrtle Beach.
I received a beautiful Halloween piece from Renee. it even has on the back to Shelleen from renee 2005. That was just perfect. I am a big HALLOWEEN fan.
I also have been playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 again. I stay up til late and seem to be on it instead of stitching and reading. But I take a break to clean and watch TV. Speaking of which, what do you all watch? I have picked up a few new shows which are great.

Nascar Fans congrats on Dale Jarrett's win on Sunday. He is a great driver and deserved the win.
As for those Buffalo Bills. Boo , Hiss, Hiss. Come on guys. Was your first game just luck?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

No stitching

I haven't stitched in a few days. What is wrong with me? Friday night DS#1 had 8 friends over, girls and boys, for a small party. Then Saturday DH, me and DS#2 took off for the day shopping. Bought some new pjs, a CD, and DS needed some things for his guitar. Then I spent the night playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. I just love this game. I also like Mall Tycook 2 as well. I have Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 but I need a better graphics card for it. I also bought some more games at the book fair 2 weeks ago. School Tycoon, Mall Of America, Restaurants, and Sea World 3D.

I haven't read anything in awhile either. I did finish Midnight Flight by VC Andrews and it was really good. I have 2 Stephen King audios to listen to this week and maybe take on my trip next week.