Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Gentle Soul

I stitched on him some more today. Alot of color changing but coming along.

DS#2 had an eye appontment today as he needed new glasses. Then I ran the vacuum through the house, cleaned a few other things and even cleaned 1 of 3 craft cabinets. Threw out some paper, other than that just straightened out the cabinet. Tomorrows cabinet is the worse one.
Tv watched:
The Christmas Card Hallmark Movie - DVR
North Country - DVD
General Hospital
Finished Crewel Yule by Monica Ferris
started Mary, Mary by James Patterson

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

a new start

I started this ornament from the 2000 JCS Issue, it is Gentle Old Soul by Carol Emmer designs.
I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and enjoyed their family and friends. Sunday night was with my dad's side and we draw names in the summer. I did have one Aunt that bought for her nieces and nephews. I received a candle set from Avon of a tree. Then my other Aunt , who drew my name, gave me a gift card for Jo-Ann Etc. I went, today, as I wanted the Cheetah Gingher scissors but they didn't have any. So I will wait and try again in another week or 2. Then Sunday night DS#1 and I went to candle light service at our church, it was very nice.
Christmas Day I slept in as did the boys. DS#1 bought me perfume from The Body Shop, DS#2 got me a gift card from The Body Shop, which I spent today. DH gave me 3 boxes of Tea and 5 Italian Charms: Cookie Monster, Pepe Lepue, Spoiled Rotten, Rottie head and Mom's Taxi. Then we went to my sister's house. My sister bought me a rotary cutter, cutting mat, some blades and a T Square for cutting. My parents bought me a Santa, a snowman, a pretty lilac sweatshirt with a cats head on it. So pretty. Plus they bought DH and I a gift certificate for a restaurant. We celebrate Christmas this Sunday, with DH's family.
Oh and remember all of the wall hanging that I stitched up? Well everyone that received them, loved them. But guess what? I forgot to take pics before I gave them as gifts :-(
Tv watched today:
General Hospital
Memoirs of a Geisha - DVD
Crewel Yule- Monica Ferris - have half read so far.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

a ornament finish

I got a lot done yesterday. Went to Curves but only went around the circuit once since I got real hot and lightheaded. Then went to the library,came home and cleaned off all table surfaces. Took DS#1 to his doctor appointment. Took him to babysit. Then I went to the bank. Came home and cleaned all undetr tables and furniture, took a break and stitched for 15 minutes. I would clean for 15-20 minutes and then stitch for 15 minutes and I did this all night til I went to bed at 11. I did finish this ornament from Imaginting Ince from the 1999 JCS ornament issue. I think he is so cute. He will be finished in a flat ornament.

While cleaning I was listening to Christmas music, watched Live with Regis and Kelly, Gen

eral Hospital, Class(movie) and She's All That.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

sewing, cubing and stitching

I have been sewing all the wall hangings I had to do, I made 3 cubes as gifts and then sat and started stitching on this ornament. I started it a few months ago and pulled it out for something to do. DS#2 was sleeping on the couch most of the day. He had the stomach virus that DS#1 had the other day. So I couldn't clean and decorate like I had planned. I will take pics of the sewing and cubes tomorrow.

Anyways this ornament is called Snow Fun from Imaginating, Inc. from the Just Cross Stitch 1999 Ornament issue.

TV: A little bit of Star Wars I , first hour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas and then switched to The O.C. I also watched Live With Regis and Kelly, all week, and General Hospital.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

a finish

I stitched up the M designs Pals Tree Ornament and added the beads on this morning. The rest of today I really need to sew up the Christmas gifts. I am feeling better, just a little lightheaded.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A new beginning

I started M Designs Pals ornament, stitched 1 over 1.
I have been sick. Dh had a cold and a lady I was with on Saturday had a cold so lo and behold I got it on Sunday and am so tired and don't feel like doing anything. Sunday DS#1 and I did decorate the tree but the rest of the house is not done.

Then DS#1 came down with the flu bug and missed school yesterday. Him and I laid around the house all day yesterday and slept.

Tv watched: DVD- Click TV- General Hospital

Sunday, December 17, 2006


LK Blocks are finally done, woohoo. Now tomorrow I take all the LK Blocks, Stamps, BC Snappers, and a few other pieces , to a friends house for a finishing day. She has a cutting mat and rotary cutter, which I don't have. I will be stitching up a couple of ornaments this week for a friend's Christmas gift.
Next project is SanSarah A Year Full of Happy. A friend asked me to stitch this for her in exchange for all of her cross stitch supplies. I have 2 drawers full of DMC floss, in a dresser drawer. Plus alot of fabric. How could I say no to that request, The only thing is I haven't heard from her in almost a year. I think I have stitched up to May on this Year Full of Happy so have some of it done,.
I also have a model piece on the way soon and can't show pics of my progress on that.

last night I watched Christmas Do Over and that was pretty good. yesterday I had lunch, at Olive Garden, with my Bookcrossing group. Then DH and I went and got a couple of gift certificates, for gifts.
Today my goal is to put the lights and ornaments on the tree and decorate the house.

Friday, December 15, 2006

stitching away

Our furnace broke down Wedensday night, thank god for warmer temps this week. So whil waiting for the furnace repairman and while he was repairing, I watched a few shows on DVR and stitched away. I got quite a bit of December done and furnace is fixed. But it is over 20 years old and been acting up for 2 years so they don't think we will get much more use out of it. DH and I discussed the idea of a new furnace and will get one in February. Going to get a tree today and decorate the house this weekend.

TV watched:
Medium- DVR
Santa Baby- ABC Family - DVR
What I Did For Love - Hallmark - DVR
general Hospital
The O.C.

Books: finished reading Long Time Gone by J.A. Jance

starting Mary, Mary by James Patterson

Thursday, December 14, 2006

finished LK November Blocks

I finished the LK November Block and started Decembers. I am on the homestretch now :-)

Watched on TV:
What About Brian-DVR
Dr. Phil Holiday Giveaway- DVR
General Hospital
Criminal Minds

Finished Reading The Innocent by Harlan Coben(excellent book) and started Long Time Gone by J.A. Jance

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

some progress

Got some progress done on LK Block November. Hoping to finish it today and start December.

Tv watched:
The Year Without A Santa Clause-new version
General Hospital

The Innocent - Harlan Coben

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

busy, busy , busy

I haven't accomplished much in the stitching department. I forgot what I did on Friday. Saturday I had to go grocery shopping then had a Christmas party to go to. Pics of me and DH .

Sunday DS#1 and I went to church, came home and cleaned. Then I had to take him to work. I did stitch a little bit on LK November Block.

Yesterday DH wanted to to to The Rez for cigarettes. So I ride along with him, after I went to Curves. Came home , my friend calls me. She wants to take me out for lunch so we went to subway and then I rode back with her to her house and we chatted for a couple of hours. It was a nice visit that I really needed.

She took me home at 3:30. DS#2 wants me to take him to the jewelry store in town for his girlfriend's Christmas gift. I know the woman who works in there and she gave him a discount, which was very sweet of her. He was thrilled with his purchase. Then him and I head over to his friend's house. His dad sold me my laptop and he wants to do some updates on it. So I go over there and drop that off to him. Came home around 8 pm and FINALLY got to stitch. I am not going anywheres today except to pick up DS#2 from a basketball game, tonight. I really need to stitch today.

Friday, December 08, 2006

pics of exchanges and WIP

I received this exchange piece from Leslie atThe Exchange Place

I received this ornament exchange from Sylvia at Stitching Sisters Yahoo Group

I am still stitching away on the LK Blocks and finished September and am working on October

TV watching:
DVR- What About Brian
DVD- The Ice Harvest
Nightly shows- General Hospital
Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
The O.C.

Reading: I finished April Shadows by V.C. Andrews. went to the library and got Miracle by Danielle Steel and ordered Crewel Yule by Monica Ferris through our interloan program.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

It's Snowing again!

Woke up to a trace this morning and I just looked out and it is snowing again. Good day to stay in with my stitching, TV and a cup of tea.

I have been making pretty good progress on the LK Blocks. Yesterday I finished September and started October.

TV: Gilmore Girls Sesaon 6 finished, General Hospital, last weeks The O.C. DVD- Dreamer

Reading: April Shadows by V.C. Andrews, am 3/4 done

Have you ever had a Christmas where your finances are tight? I have made all of the women's gifts but DH has to buy for his dad, my dad and my BIL. Plus we still need to buy for the boys. No money so coming up with ideas. I also still need to decorate the house and going next week for a tree.

Monday, December 04, 2006

stitching progress

I stitched on this all weekend. Finished August and started September.

Friday morning I got a phone call that DHs grandmother passed away. Today is calling hours, service and gravesite service. Everything starts at 1pm and will end around 4:30.

Saturday I got a text message from DS#2s friend. He wanted to go to the mall and would I take him and another friend. I would only do it if DH went with me as he had to work OT Friday night. So we all headed to the mall. I didn't have any money to buy anything but it was nice seeing the decorations up.

Yesterday watched Gilmore Girls season 6 discs 1, 2 and part of 3.