Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

I haven't been stitching much as Christmas was approaching. Christmas Eve, Scott , Justin, Dylan and I baked cookies and watched Christmas shows. We had a lot of fun. Justin had to work Christmas morning from 7-10 but his replacement did not show up til after 11. So the rest of us ate breakfast since we were hungry. Justin got home and then we unwrapped gifts. Scott and Dylan bought me a beautiful fairie figurine. Scott also bought me a GC for The Body Shop and Dylan got me a GC for Yankee Candle. Justin got me a GC for the Body Shop. Then we headed to my parent's house. My sister was there as well. We ate too much and I drank too much lol. My parent's bought me a beautiful silver necklace with diamonds. My sister bought me skull candy(headphones) that were on my wish list. Yesterday I went and spent my GCs and got 3 different fragrances at The Body Shop. Then at Yankee Candle I got a tart burner. I already had one but it for Halloween and I wanted one for everyday. Then onto the Calendar store. I bought a Fairie calendar and then a small one with cat naps, soo cute. I use this for monthly budgeting and paying bills.
Oh yeah we had high winds really bad on Christmas Eve and when I woke up Christmas morning I let the dog out and our shed had blown right down, nothing left to it. I have to take pics tomorrow and am hoping nothing was ruined that was inside. There are a couple of bikes, our riding lawn mower and our snow blower. So we have to remove the debris and take pics of what was ruined.
Today we celebrated Christmas with Scott's side. it was nice. I had made different cross stitch pieces for the family members. We each recieved money from Scott's parents. The other family members didn't exchange. I knew that but still wanted to give them something. So this week I want to got to Joanne's with my money and get the styrofoam burning tool that they have for the cubes. I also received a GC for walmart from my boss. I did use a little of that to buy new cookie sheets for Christmas Eve.
I finished listening to The Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini and am getting ready to listen to Wicked by Philip Margolin. Then I have Twilight and New Moon on audio.
I am stitching Christmas Day Play by Lynn's Prints from the JCS 2003 issue. I stitched a litrle bit on that tonight while watching Nora Roberts' Montana Sky that was on Lifetime and I had on the DVR. Since my shows aren't on this week I am hoping to get the rest of the movies watched on the DVR. I have 9 movies left and 1 dog show from Thanksgiving. When I started 2 months ago clearing what was up on my DVR I only had about 10 hours left on the DVR and I now have around 78 hours left. A lot of my TV shows are being moved around and some coming back midseason so it will get used a lot again.
Well I need to get to bed. I just wanted to post and let you know we survived the snow storms and we had over a foot of snow but the last couple of days have been in the 50s and 60s so not a spot of snow is left and flooding has begun. Supposed to be cold all week and chances of snow again.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Looking for

any Halloween SAL blogs or Yahoo groups. I have searched but didn't find anything. Anyone know of any?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

weather pics and stitching

This is what my yard looked like on Friday at 4pm. My little car was getting buried and is still buried even more. Scott had to plow at the station and he couldn't keep up with it so he was there all day. Justin came home from work at 7pm and pulled slowly into the driveway and ended up in the yard lol. They shoveled him out. Then Saturday morning Justin went to work and he couldn't get his car out. a neighbor plowed the end of our driveway so he could get out. Then later on another neighbor used his snow blower in our driveway and sidewalk. We have a snowblower but something is wrong with it, I think Scott said a bearing. So yesterday I stitched on my quilt sampler and got a small section of it worked on. I watched 3 movies: Sex & The City, Premonition, and Christmas in Wonderland.
Today has been snowing and so windy that you can't see some times. Scott worked til 2 and then took me to the grocery store. The snow is still falling and parts of our road have high snow drifts. I hope that the plows keep them down so Justin can get home.
The rest of the evening will be laundry , stitching and listening to The Winding Way Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.
Today I am stitching a snowman ornament. I should be able to finish it as well.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snowy day

The day started clear and Scott took me to work since we knew the storm was coming. We got to work at 8:00 and him and Dylan took off for the Rez to get cigarettes. Schools had already closed all around us for the oncoming storm. Well I got a txt message that they didn't make it to the Rez. Within 30 minutes the roads were already dicey and they saw a car flipped over. My supervisor decided to close the lab so Scott picked me up. Got home and did a little straightening up. Got caught up on blog reading and started stitching The Storyteller with the Let's Stitch blog. I managed to finish stitching up one section with the backstitching and then stitched up another section. This is my Friday piece in rotation.
I also took pics of the storm but need to upload them onto my computer. My car is pretty buried out there. Justin actually came home around 7:30 from work and slid right into the yard.
General Hospital
A Dennis The Menace Christmas
Ghost Whisperer

and listened a little bit to the audiobook.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Night Before Christmas

I am stitching this piece on Thursdays. I finished the santa face and stitched the words. The design is by Little Old Me.
I watched General Hospital, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Oh and The Miser Brothers Christmas , which I didn't like. it has the characters from a Year Without a Santa Clause but if they had the same people doing this show they did a lousy job. Not only were the voices different but you would think they would use the same santa, Mrs. Clause and Mother Nature. Very cheesy graphics on this one.
Keeping an eye on the weather as we have a severe storm on the way in the morning. Scott already said that he would take me to work because it will get worse during the day. They are expecting 4-9 inches and will get 1-2 an hour for about 4 hours.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

UFO Christmas Angel

This is Christmas Angel from The Cross Stitcher December 1996 issue. I started her a couple of years ago and have added her to my Wednesday night rotation. I forget how many angels are this series but I want to do them all.
I am glad that i can fit my UFOs into quite a few SALs and will get them finished much quicker.
Please say a prayer for one of the women that I work with. her dad had bronchitis and it got worse, he now has pnemonia and heart failure. I know he is an elderly person and I believe also has diabetes. My coworker did not come into work today and don't know when she will be back. They are a very christian family and could use the prayers..

Tonight I watched the new Muppet's Christmas- Letters to Santa. it was really cute and then i watched Private Practice.

I also listened to The Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday's Winter Queen

This is Mirabilia's Winter Queen and I started her a couple of years ago. I have decided to stitch on her on Tuesdays, when I can. Mirabilia is one of my favorite designers and I can't wait to get back to her.

We have a winter weather advisory until noon on Wednesday. 4-6" of snow and will get worse after midnight and traveling for work in the morning will be treacherous. It is 10:26 pm and my car is already getting covered.

Tonight I watched General Hospital and the ending of Legend. Not much else going on today. I wish I had gotten more stitching time in but it is better than nothing.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rocky Mountain Christmas

I started Rocky Mountain Christmas by Marty Bell on January 1, 2001. I haven't stitched on it since 2006. I am putting it in my rotation for Mondays. The top half is almost done.

I started listening to The Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini and enjoying it like I have all her other books in the series.

Tonight I watched General Hospital and then I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

FAL pics and my WIP

These are what I had finished last weekend. The 4 on top are in acrylic picture frame magnets. I decorated them up. I have so many little frames but not enough little finishes. So far I used the ones in the middle. The Mill Hill ornaments are the ones that i had stitched up. I still have TONS of ornaments to finish up and will do a few every month.

The Night Before Christmas is a SAL with Needleworkers Haven BB and the design is by Little Old Me Designs owned by Michelle Harper. This is a huge piece and will work on it once a week.

I have decided to work on a different project every day of the week. I need to get a rotation going and I am in a few SALs and they will all fit in them. I am also trying to get back into blogging every day. Was stitching a lot lately instead.

I finished the audiobook Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen and am now listening to The Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Tonight I watched a cute movie on abcFamily. it was Snow2 Brain Freeze and I liked it as well as the first movie just called Snow.

Yesterday we got our tree and today it is decorated. Now to put up the rest of the decorations around the house. Last night we went to a Christmas party that was put on by the owner of the gas station where Scott is manager. The owner also owns a company that delivers fuel and propane so we always get invited to that party. We had good food and chatting with others.

Tomorrow is Rocky Mountain Christmas day and it is my oldest UFO and around 1/2 done. My goal is to finish it in 2009.

Monday, December 08, 2008

FAL weekend 12-5 through 12-7

anyone want to join me at my house or online? Pull out your sewing machines, fabric, styrofoam, fiber fill and everything else that you need and post pics on your blog on Sunday night through Monday night. I know you probably need a few gifts to finish.



Sunday, December 07, 2008

How is everyone?

I have been MIA! I have been stitching an ornament for an exchange so i couldn't share any pics. My FAL weekend didn't go as planned. I usually start on Friday night and end Sunday night. My sister came over Friday night and spent the night. Then Saturday didn't go as planned. I did get together a few things today and i will post pics tomorrow. I am just to tired tonight.
So did any of you get any finishing done?