Sunday, November 30, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven't had time to post for a few days. Thanksgiving was at my parent's house with all 4 of us plus Alex and my sister.
I ate to much of course but it was really good :-)
Friday I went to a mall with Justin and I got some shopping done and we went to the movies and saw Australia with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. it is a 3 hour movie and was awesome!! We want to buy it when it comes out on DVD. We went out for dinner at the mall and we didn't get home til almost 9.
Saturday we had Thanksgiving with Scott's side. Everyone was there but one nephew who is in Iraq. My SIL's cat had 4 kittens and Scott said I could have 1 but I wanted both champagne colored kittens but he said no, only 1. Well guess what? I didn't even get 1. My 16 year old niece was almost in tears and really couldn't part with any of them and I already have 3 cats so I told her I wouldn't take one.
I came home and watched some TV and finished Star of Wonder by SamSarah Design out of the JCS 2001 issue. I want to finish it into a cube.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Star of Wonder - SanMan Originals
JCS 2001 ornament issue
I woke up to about 2 inches of snow on my car. So took a few minutes to get it warmed and uncovered.
Things have been weird at work. About 3 weeks ago a new microwave, that I thought I had left on for too many minutes had burnt a forage sample and turned everything black. Last week I went to empty the freezer on one shelf to make room for that days samples. Well nothing was frozen so we thought it was broken but it is now working. Today I was grinding and that room is so freezing that my fingers were numb and most of the sample that i ground I lost through the collection grate. Twice one of the women came in and was looking in the closet. I found out that a circuit breaker had turned off 2 microwaves while she was drying. She turned the breakers back on but it took out one of the microwaves. Also Monday the furnace was making weird noises. I have no idea what is going on but I hope Monday is much better.
I was driving home from work and Scott calls me that I will have to go home a different way as there is a car accident and we don't have power at home. Well I go to work that way but I don't go home that way so no problem. So it is light enough outside that I sit and stitch and listen to Blessings by Anna Quindlen. It is 4:30 and just to dark to stitch and all of a sudden the power comes on. Thank god.
So I come online and get everything done. I sit and watch TV with DH and we watch The Day After Tomorrow. When at 7:45 the power goes out again. Great , now I go around the house lighting candles. I am mad because I will miss my TV shows. But at 7:58 the power comes back on. Back to stitching and watching Bones and then Private Practice. Turn the news on at 10 and they are talking about the terrorist attack on India. I hope that the hundreds of injured will be ok.

everyone have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Tuesday

I sat and stitched for a couple of hours. Akk I have left to stitch is the white of the snowman. I watched Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving because I just had to. What is this week without that show plus the newer one of Charlie Brown. Then I watched a Netflix movie called Iron Man. Pretty good effects.

We were busy at work today and only 2 of us. I did finish listening to T is For Trespass by Sue Grafton and am now listening to Blessings by Anna Quindlen.

Snowy day

Work was busy and then one women had to leave early because of an emergency. It seemed pretty nice out since the daycare next door had the kids outside. Well about 1 I noticed it was getting dreary out. About 2 it was raining a little bit then turned to snow. Next thing it was sleeting. I left at 3, which is my time. I had to go to the library and pick uo the audiobook The Winding Ways Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Well the closer I got to home the worse the weather was and sleet and snow all over the roads. I drove slow and made it home knowing that I won't be levaing for the rest of the day. It kept getting worse.
I started JCS 2001 SamSarah designs Star of Wonder. I watched general Hospital and then abc Family had 2 Christmas movies I watched: A Holiday To Remember and Unlikely Angel. Both were real good.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is on tonight so I will watch that.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

a finish

I stitched on this Mill Hill today, called Kringle Wreath. it was a QSW for 2 groups. Now all I have to do is assemble it.
I watched DVR shows again:
Nora Robert's Angel's Fall
Seventeen and Missing

I washed 2 loads of laundry. I had Justin wash the dishes as my hands have been real dry and cracking. I even went grocery shopping :-)

SAT Saturday

I stitched on the Quilt sampler all day Saturday while watching movies. This is now 1/4 done.
I watched DVR:
An Accidental Christmas - Lifetime movie
Holiday Switch - Lifetime movie
Demons From Her Past - Lifetime

The Holiday

Today Scott & Dylan are out hunting again so I will be doing QSW and stitching on Mill Hill kit.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

a little of this and that

Thursday I got home from work and sat at my computer to read emails. I turned around and Dreyx and rascal were laying next to each other cleaning themselves. I asked then if they had hot dates but not a response at all.
I stitched on the Quilt Sampler all wee and have almost 1/4 of it done. I am stitching in this all day today as part of a Saturday SAT.
my Friday night SAl with the Let's Stitch blog was The Storyteller. This is slow moving with all the color changes plus the frog cam a courting last night for 10 of my stitches. I made sure he got booted out in the snow right after that. I do not know how he got past the 3 cats and the dog. I told them they need to be on better alert to this creature. he is not welcomed in this house. All that I got was a yawn from all 4 furry family members. I see they listen real well.

I have been watching some of my TV shows:
General Hospital
Grey;s Anatomy
Ghost Whisperer

Looks like a lot of my shows are not coming back til January. I cann see my DVR being used a lot since I have quite a few movies on it to watch>

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I have been tagged

I forgot who tagged me but here it is:
The rules:
Find the 6th folder in your photos folder and then the 6th photo in it.
* Pray that you remember the details *
Post it on your blog
Tag 5 others, leave a comment to let them know they’ve been tagged.

This is from the 6th folder but it is the only pic in the folder. it is Christmas Angel that i started a couple of years ago and is from a The Cross Stitcher magazine.

I know alot of bloggers have been tagged already so if you haven't been and would like to be then consider yourself tagged :-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

A finish and a WIP

The hunters were gone all day again on Sunday so I stitched away. I stitched this Mill Hill Gifts Galore kit for my Quick Stitch Weekend, with a couple of groups. Then moved onto...

My Quilt Sampler. This is section 1 of 4 and am moving right along.This week I will be stitching on a snowman for an exchange so no pics.
While stitching Sunday I watched on the DVR:
Fallen - abc family miniseries
Mystery Woman: In the Shadows
McBride:Semper Fi

Watched Desperate housewives last night as well.
I also finished reading Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke and will be starting Key Lime Pie Murder , next. While doing dishes and cleaning up I listened some more to T is for Trespass and the the batteries got real low in my MP3 player so I charged it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

new background

I found this new site for changing the background and her instructions are so easy! Please see my sidebar for her logo and check her out.

Stitchy Saturday

Scott & Dylan were out hunting all day so I did a SAT with OnlyOneEwe BB. This is my Quilt Sampler that is also my incentive piece on the same board. I don't know why the one block is blurry. Maybe I need to clean my scanner?

While stitching I had the TV on and was watching DVRd shows:
True Blood
General Hospital
Ghost Whisperer
Fallen - ABC Family movie

I did manage to do 2 loads of laundry and I think I will do even more today. So after reading blogs it will be DVR time again. Today I will stitch on a Mill Hill ornament and then back to this Quilt Sampler.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Quilt sampler progress

I wasn't sure how much cross stitching I would get done today but I did pretty well. I was so tired all day and lost energy halfway through the work day. I got home and started laundry, washed dishes and cleaned the bathroom with Dylan's help. I then fixed dinner which was stuffed clams and sauteed shrimp. Read emails, BBs and blogs. Then got to stitch

I worked on the Quilt sampler tonight while watching TV. I watched Bones and then yesterdays and todays episodes of General Hospital. This sampler is stitching up pretty quick even though I have a long ways to go.
Tomorrow when I get out of work I am taking Dylan to go get new sneakers and I need some new jeans and/or other pants. So not sure if I will be stitching.

I called my mom tonight and she said dad was doing well. Giving the nurses a hard time, which is so like him. I guess he won't have to go into a nursing home for rehab as they are sending a machine home that helps bend his knee. My dad has high blood pressure but today it was low so I believe my mom said they were giving him blood. They weren't to concerned about it I guess. Just please continue to keep him in your prayers, thank you so much.

I was tagged

from Carolynnc and so here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Random Facts -
1. I was born at at the Marine Base Cherry Point in NC but was raised here in western NY
2. I played the clarinet for 8 years in school and a college wanted me but I wouldn't leave home because of a boyfriend, knowing what I know now boy was I stupid LOL
4. I can wiggle my nose like a rabbit
5. Autumn is my favorite season because I love the smells and colors
6. I am addicted to Sims2 PC game

I am not going to tag anyone since most of the bloggers I know have done this. if you haven;t done it and want to then you are tagged :-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you all

for the prayers for my dad. Everything went well and I am really tired so I am going to bed. I just wanted to say that you are all such wonderful friends with the prayers and posting comments. I appreciate all of you.


please say a prayer

My dad had a knee replacement surgery a year ago and had a lot of problems and a horrible infection. So this past spring they took the knee replacement back out. Talk about horrible doctors and not listening to patients. His leg was double the size it should be and beet red and very hot. But the doctors kept telling him, no infection. DUH! We are not doctors and could tell it was infected. Well when they took the replacement back out they could not believe that it was so infected. Morons!!! Anyways he goes back today to have the replacement done again. I also hope that he follows all orders this time as he didn't always follow orders last time , which may have caused some of his problem but still the doctors should have known that it was infected. So I took the day off to sit with my mom at the hospital. Last year I was in Myrtle Beach when he had the operation and my sister's job wouldn't let her have the day off since they said it wasn't major surgery, stupid people, any surgery is major. She started a new job about a month ago so she didn't ask to take today off so at least I could sit with my mom this time.

Monday, November 10, 2008

a little of this and a little of that

I had a busy day at work. Came home and found this great package in the mail. Thank you so much Ellen for the Christmas Ornament exchange, I love it. This exchange was for the HOE Christmas ornament exchange . The fabric is called Boo, how perfect for me.

Then I did dishes and cleaned the living room. read emails and BBs. Then sat and stitched on Quilt sampler. Got a little bit done on it while watching TV. I watched General Hospital and then a movie I had DVRd called Troubled Waters on Lifetime. The only problem that I have recording these movies is it cuts off the last couple of minutes of the movies and I always give it 3 extra minutes to record.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

FAL weekend

It is FAL(Finish a long) weekend again. Anyone want to join me in person or online? I have a few Autumn and Thanksgiving pieces to sew up and I will add in a couple of Christmas ornaments.

My FAL pieces and a WIP

So how did you all do this weekend? I only got set up today so I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. KarenNY joined me at my house. This is what i finished. I am missing a Christmas cube that I forgot to put in the pic and an ornament for an exchange.
Karen and I had homemade soup and bread and she brought over dessert that no one got to and most importantly a bottle of wine. I opened it and it has a cork. Do you think I could find my corkscrew, nooo. I had to ask my 16 year old son lol and he had one on his pocket knife. he got it open for us. Smart boy.

Can't wait for next month's FAL! anyone want to join? :-)

I also stitched on this piece for my Saturday SAT with the Only One Ewe BB This is a Quilt sampler from a Cross Country Stitching magazine.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

an ornament finished

I was still sick when I woke up Friday morning so I called in sick. Scott came home with crackers and peppermint tea and I was feeling a lot better around noon.
So I stitched and finished listening to Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich, which was awesome. I tried to watch Gossip Girl as Alex(Justin's boyfriend) had the first season on DVD. I don't care for it.

Last night was the SAT with the Let's Stitch blog. and I finished this ornament. It is Chessie & Me - Chessie & Friends out of the 2001 JCS ornament issue.
I watched General Hospital and Ghost Whisperer. Does anyone else watch Ghost Whisperer? OMG it was so good and could have been a season finale. I can not believe that they killed him off. I did read an interview by him, yesterday. He did hint that he would be killed in last nights episode and will be on for a little bit more.

Well today is part of the FAL weekend and I still need to pull out my fabrics and ribbon. Might have to run to the store real quick this morning for Fall ribbon and/or fabric.

Friday, November 07, 2008

A finish and a WIP

I was home sick from work yesterday and today. I have been sleeping and then when I wake up I watch TV and stitch. I finished Glory Bee BYOB woohoo!! I just have no idea how I want to finish it though. I watched True Blood, General Hospital, Smallville, Grey's Anatomy, and Supernatural.
I also started listening to Janet Evanovich's Fearless Fourteen. Love it!!!

After I finished BYOB then I picked up Chessie & Me ornament from the JCS 2001 issue. I am hoping to finish it tonight. With the Let's Stitch SAT (Stitch A Thon)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

BYOB progress

I am moving right a long with this. I am hoping to have most of it done tomorrow night.
I stitched while watching General Hospital, Bones, and Private Practice.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I voted and I had a first time voter

with me. My son, Justin is 18 and was very much into the politics this year. He came home from college so he could go and vote with me. Scott works 3rd shift so he had voted in the morning.

I stitched on BYOB today but no pic but I did get done "Bring Your Own " and then started the other B.

I watched today's epsiode of General Hospital and Friday's episode of Ghost Whisperer, tonight's episode of 90210. Also have had ABC on for the election.

Well it is almost 11pm and I am really tired.

Monday, November 03, 2008

BYOB progress

I worked on BYOB most of the evening and got quite a bit done.



I had a busy day at work today. Came home and caught up online. Then stitched and watched Thursday's , Friday's and today's episodes of General Hospital. I am hoping to get quite a bit more done on this tomorrow.

I received a great package from Michele since I wasn't in MB. I didn't take pics yet but I want to send her a big THANK YOU!

Thanks to all of you who read my blog and/or post comments.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

November/October Goals

November Goals:
finish Glory Bee - BYOB
Finish JCS 2001 Chessie & me ornament
a section of TW The Storyteller
Little River - On Harvest Moon
work on Love, Peace Quilt Sampler
4 Mill Hill kits
RR Square

Cherry Cheesecake Murder - Joanne Fluke
Skinny Dip - Carl Hiaasen
Blessings - Anna Quindlen
Key Lime Pie - Joanne Fluke

watch 6

October Goals:
Ruth's RR - finished
Chris's RR - finished
Christmas Ornament - Make a wish Board - finished
Christmas Ornament - HOE -finished
Finish Glory Bee - BYOB -
Finish JCS 2001 Chessie & Me - Chessie & friend-
TW The Storyteller - 1 section - did

Kitty Takes a Holiday - Carrie Vaughn- finished
Joanne Fluke - Key Lime Pie - no
The Winding Ways Quilt - Jennifer Chiaverini- no

Deja Vu - watched
December boys - didn't finish
Made of Honor - watched
6 other movies - watched 6


I still have not received an email from you for the fob that I gaveaway before. I don't know what our email issues are. I have 2 emails you can send to.

Fob Giveaway winner

I had Scott draw a name and the winner is Karen. I already have your address so I will get this mailed out to you. Congrats.