Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I sat down last night and sewed all the pumpkin finishes, well 4 of them anyways. Into pillows. I stuffed them tonight and then tomorrow I will sew the holes closed. Yes, I will take pics. I need to root through my frames to see if I have one for Cat-O-Lantern.

Well today was the day for my furniture to arrive. They called yesterday and said delivery was between 10am-2pm. I couldn't be home but DH would be. Justin calls me before noon and says Ruby Gordon called and the delivery truck broke down can I reschedule for next week and they will take the delivery charge off. I said sure, Tuesday would be fine. I got home and there sits the furniture. Scott put Justin up to calling me. My Happy Chair is in my craft room :-) and I love it. I haven't used it yet since I am not putting a TV in my craft room, and I wanted to watch a couple of movies tonight. I know I won't get into it tomorrow night either. But this weekend watch out!!

Dylan called and said he was coming home this weekend as he was invited to a Halloween party. Can't wait to see him. It has been about a month since I saw him.

Thanks for reading and leaving comments

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Zentangled instead of stitching

Tonight I made a Weight Watchers recipe, which was very good. I had chicken left over from it so i made homemade chicken noodle soup. MMMM. My manager gave me a tub of chicken base instead of broth. I added some poultry seasoning, dried minced onions, celery , carrots, and chicken. Simmered for 2 hours and then added Kluski noodles instead of egg noodles. OMG! That was the best chicken soup I have ever made.

I sat down tonight and watched Halloween (the original one with Jamie Lee Curtis). Pulled out my sketchbook, pens and Zentangle books for ideas. This is what I came up with. Very relaxing and lots of fun.

My plan was to sew up the Halloween finishes. But by the time I was done in the kitchen and online it was 8:00 so I did this instead.

Oh by the way DH and I have lived here almost 23 years. It will be 23 on Halloween plus it is DH's birthday. Anyways we have never bought any furniture for this house except for a couple of end tables, coffee table, lamps and one glider rocker. Everything was always given to us or given as gifts. Well DH and I stopped at a furniture store on Saturday, just to look. I want a happy chair in my craft room. This is what Spinster Stitcher calls her stitching chair and I love the name. Anyways I found the chair that I want. Then we walked around some more and found a huge sale clearance section. We got a sofa and matching loveseat for $560. it goes for over $1000. We could not pass it up so I also added in the happy chair which is a big comfy recliner. I did sit in it and pretended I was stitching. How pathetic is that? Haha. They will be delivered on Wednesday. The sofa is going in my living room and the love seat is going in the family room. So tomorrow night I have to sew up the finishes so I can take down my sewing table to make room for the chair. I will still use the table when I need to. My craft room is looking good. I still need to buy 2 bookends and I did find them. Springtime I will need to replace the floor and paint the ceiling. Let's just say that Dylan loved one of his girlfriends and is written in neon colors on the ceiling lol.

Thanks for all your visits and comments, they mean alot to me.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Another finish

I was busy at the beginning of the day. Went grocery shopping, organized my cotton fabric, and did a couple loads of laundry. Then sat and stitched. I finished Cat and Pumpkin 2.

Cat and Pumpkin 2 - RoseMary Peddie
32 ct linen, oyster DMC

Then started LHN JCS 2009 Winter Sampler. Didn't get much done on it.
I would have started another Halloween piece but tomorrow is the 25th and I try to stitch an ornament every month. This year has not gone well with that goal :-)

While stitching I watched TV:
General Hospital
Supernatural - 10/8, 10/15
Smallville - 10/15
Nikita - 10/21
Desperate Housewives

Tomorrow night House is not on so I am going sew up the Halloween smalls that I did all week. Plus, hopefully, stitch some more on the Christmas ornament.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday SAT

I was still tired yesterday so I took a 3 hour nap, after work. Stitched away on Halloween Kitty and finished him. This was part of my Friday SAT with Let's Stitch blog and Stitching Sisters Yahoo group. Plus it is still Pumpkin Challenge 2010 with BeckySC blog.

Halloween Kitty - Jennie Young (1999 freebie)
32 ct linen, oyster

Then I started on Cat and Pumpkin 2 by RoseMary Peddie. She is an online friend. I am hoping to finish this today. Still a pumpkin challenge 2010 and Saturday SAT with Stitching Sister's Yahoo group.

While stitching I watched:
3 General Hospital episodes

Today I plan on shopping with Scott for some craft organizers. I know 2 things that I am getting. Then once in place I will take pics.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

That's it, I am done cross stitching

on Halloween Kitty, that is. Now all I have left is the backstitching.

It will be done tomorrow night and I already picked my next Pumpkin piece :-)

Tonight's TV:
The Vampire Diaries
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice

I have been exhausted the past few days and we have been busy at work. I don't know if it is all from work though. I am not sleeping to well, for some reason. Today was not busy at work. I got to leave at 2 , came home and slept for 3 hours. But all I dreamed about was rechecks at work. AAUUGGHH!! I am now getting tired again and I hope I sleep much better tonight. Maybe I am coming down with something too and not realize it yet. Maybe I should just go buy some vitamins.

Thanks for all the comments. You all are the best :-)


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Kitty progress

Had another busy day at work.
Came home and cleaned a little bit, did a load of laundry. Cooked stuffed peppers and fish.

Then sat and stitched. This is how much I got done on Halloween Kitty.
I was hoping to get more done or finished but I can't keep my eyes open anymore and I need to go to bed.
I watched Dear John tonight and it was very good. Then ABC Family has 13 nights of Halloween. Tonight's movie is Hocus Pocus. I watched the first half but was nodding off.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Kitty finished

Work was very busy today which made it a long day. Plus I didn't sleep very well last night. Came home and checked things online. Too tired to cook and Justin told me he wouldn't cook so he ordered pizza and wings if he could use my car to pick it up. Sure, my car needed gas in it anyways so handed him the money and the keys.

Pulled out my laptop, my audiobooks are on it. I listened to and finished The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer. Loved it and am looking forward to the next one in the series.

While listening to it I finished Pumpkin Kitty. Another Pumpkin Challenge done :-)

Pumpkin Kitty - San Man Originals
32 ct linen, oyster DMC

Then I started my next Pumpkin challenge. This is Halloween Kitty by Jennie Young. I printed this from online and by reading the paper it says I printed it in December of 1999. So looks like I am finishing a lot of freebies. Of course it has a pumpkin in it :-)

Halloween Kitty - Jennie Young
32 ct linen oyster, DMC

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving decorations are FINALLY up

So when I got home from work, I got online and did everything that I needed to do and THEN put out all the decorations. I am just a few weeks behind lol. No pics though.

Then I pulled out my ipod and my stitching. I am listening to The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer. I am enjoying this first book of a series.

I accomplished quite a bit on Pumpkin Kitty. I also watched House and a Lifetime movie that I had on the DVR. It was called Reviving Ophelia and has to do with teenage abuse from a boyfriend.
I am hoping to finish Pumpkin Kitty tomorrow night. Not much left to stitch on.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

new pumpkin start

Last night I started this but didn't get much stitched. Today I sat and stitched it while watching 2 movies and a TV show.

Pumpkin Kitty- San Man Originals
32 ct linen, oyster
How To Train Your Dragon
Letters To Juliet
Desperate Housewives.

Yesterday I also listened to The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer. I am hoping to finish it this week.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

One Eyed Jack finished!

I finished One Eyed Jack. This was part of the SAT with Let's Stitch blog and Stitching Sisters yahoo group.

One Eyed Jack - San Man Originals
32 ct linen, Oyster
Work was crazy yesterday and never made it online when I got home. Last week I had promised Dylan's ex, Shelbi, that we would go out for a fish fry. Turned out Scott finally had a Friday night off from OT. So we all went to Alex' s Place, in Batavia. Really good food.
Came home and I watched TV : Medium and General Hospital, while finishing this piece. Then pulled out my next pumpkin challenge chart. I will start it today.
Went to the Farmer's Market today and am hoping to go to Joanne's Etc for a rollaway storage unit, for all my cotton fabrics. Then grocery shopping.
Stitching tonight on a new start.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

almost done

Well I tried really hard to finish this tonight. I have a little more backstitching to go so hopefully it will be done tomorrow night.

We didn't have to much work today. It was an average day.
Had Weight Watchers and I stayed the same for weight.
Had salmon and stuffed pepper for dinner. Then watched TV.
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice

Audiobook is The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer and I am enjoying it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday update

Stitched some more on One Eyed Jack.
Dh had worked a little bit in my craft room so my file cabinet is now where I want it to be and I put some files in it, of my charts and patterns. Then I found everything else that I have had kitted up, and put them in the rightful bins. I will have to take pics this week.
Sat down with One Eyed Jack and an audiobook. I am listening to The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer and so fair it is really good. I would have liked to have stitched more and listened more but I kept nodding off for a second and so I gave up. Going to bed now.

Thank you for all the comments, they mean a lot to me.


Monday, October 11, 2010

One Eyed Jack

Another pumpkin for the pumpkin Challenge. This one is One Eyed Jack by San-Man Originals freebie.
TV watched:
General Hospital

I have had an exchange to mail out for a long time. It has been stitched but haven't been able to figure out how I wanted to finish it. Well I finally figured it out and have it put together but the 2 main things I need, I can't find. So now I have to make a trip to the craft store. And you know as soon as I buy them then I will find the ones here.

Thank you everyone for the comments. I appreciate them very much.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

It is finished!

Springberry Kreek Designs
7/18/10- 10/10/10
28 ct white Monaco, DMC
I finished this a few minutes ago and just love it. I bought this in 1999 at my first PALS retreat. I finally pulled it out this year. My plan is to frame it.

Went to the Farmers Market and this Saturday is the last one til next Summer :-(
Then Scott and I went to my bookcross meeting. Karen and her husband were the only ones there. I called my dad, to see if my mom was coming. She was with a friend. My dad was upset though as their beloved dog was hit and killed. Both of my parents are upset but my dad is worse. He took her everywheres with him and she helps him with his depression. Even helped him when he was recuperating from a couple of surgeries. She was around 5 years old. he is blaming himself as he knew she goes in the road, and he didn't tie her up. I will miss her as well.

After the meeting Scott and I went to Home Depot to get the 2 shelves that I wanted for my craft room. Bins were set up on the shelves.
Dinner time we went my Scott's parents to make sure they took their meds and to eat dinner.
Came home and stitched all night while Scott slept.

I hate grocery shopping by myself. Justin and Scott were working and Dylan, as you know, is in PA.
Got my Cross stitch projects in the bins then sat down and stitched while watching TV.

Supernatural 10/1
The Vampire Diaries 10/7
Nikita 10/7
Smallville 10/8
Desperate Housewives

Tomorrow I plan on putting some of my Halloween Decorations out. Will start stitching a new Halloween piece with Pumpkins, for the Pumpkin challenge with Becky SC.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Friday SAT

Tonight was Friday SAT and I stitched quite a bit on Cat-O-Lantern. Loving this piece and hope to finish it this weekend.
This week I also finished my first Zentagle. It was a lot of fun and took me back to my teenage years.

Tonight's TV viewing:
General Hospital - 10/7 , 10/8
Smallville - 10/1

Tomorrow will be a busy day. I have my bookcross meeting at Lovin' Cup and Scott is going with me so we can get him a new cell phone. The volume is going in his. Then I can buy 2 shelves and the brackets. Hoping to get some magazine holders as well.

Dylan txt me tonight and he is doing well in UTI. They have what is called phases every 3 weeks and they graduate every 3 weeks. Well last Friday he was done with his first phase and has a GPA of 4.0, woohoo! I am so proud of him.

How do you organize your floss? & pics

I stitched on HAED SK Sunny all week and accomplished some progress. This is what I have done since last night. It will get put away til the first week of November.
Meari asked how do you store your floss? So this is my system. This is a makeup case that I bought, from QVC, many years ago. I bought it specifically for my Kreiniks. Each drawer is in numerical order. I think I can fit 20 spools in a drawer, if not more. I also have the glow in the dark, braids, and hi lustres.
These are my specialty threads. I will end up with 4 photo boxes of these. I use GAST and WDW the most so they each have their own box. They are in alphabetical order and have indexed tabs. To keep the bags standing up I use an index card in each bag of floss.
This is what the boxes look like on the outside.
These are all my DMCs in Jammers. Jammers are the boxes for Matchbox cars and are 2 sided. I can hold a whole set of DMC embroidery floss in 1 box. Not incuding the metallics and other DMC specialty threads.

So how do you organize your floss?

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

more HAED progress

I stitched for 2 hours on this and it doesn't look like much progress but I did pretty well since it is a lot of confetti stitching.

I stitched on this while listening to Hold Tight by Harlan Coben and I finished it. It was an awesome book.

I took pics of my organized floss but forgot to upload the pics on my computer. I will have to remember that for tomorrow.

Monday, October 04, 2010


Tonight I pulled out HAED SK Sunny. I haven't worked on this since August. I will be stitching on this through Thursday.

I listened to more of the audiobook Hold Tight by Harlan Coben and am hoping to finish it tomorrow night.

While waiting for my shows to start tonight I pulled out my sketchbook and pens and started a Zentangle. I will post a pic when I finish it. Nothing fancy but a start and a lot of fun.

Tonight I watched:
Netflix- The Back-Up Plan

Thanks to Scott He put up 2 of the shelves in my craft room. I did start putting things on the one shelf. The top shelf will be for my mags and hardcover books. Anyone know where I can buy bookends? I am going to buy magazine holders for all my mags. Nothing fancy but something sturdy.

Thanks for all your comments. They mean a lot to me.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Halloween Sunday SAL

I had a really good day. Did some laundry and cleaned the kitchen. Got a lot stitched on Cat-O-Lantern while listening to Hold Tight by Harlan Coben. Awesome book! Than watched Desperate Housewives.
Sunday is Halloween SAL with my Stitching Sisters Yahoo group. Anyone out there in blog land want to join me on Sundays? This is getting put away til Friday. It is HAED freebie SAL through Thursday so I will be pulling out HAED SK Sunny.

Thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog and leaving comments, I appreciate it all.

picture heavy and a finish

I have my ornament finished

Little House Needleworks
Glory To God
32 ct Sassy's Fabbys Desert Sandstorm
4/29/10 - 9/27/10
Ok so let's start with my craft room before. My room is small. 8'x8' so I couldn't get the whole room in.
This is the cubbyhole area. The top shelf has things of the boys', that I don't want to throw out. Lincoln log sets, baseball cards and other collector's cards.

Under the shelves I will be buying a rollaway drawer organizer for all of my cotton fabrics that I use to finish my cross stitch pieces.

This is a small area where my chair will go. That will be one of purchases when taxes come in, in March.

This is the wall that I will have 4 of the 6' shelves. I bought 2 shelves and the brackets yesterday. Scott said he will put them up this week and then this coming weeks paycheck I will buy the other 2 shelves with brackets. I also bought some fabric bins today for my projects.

Couldn't fit much of this wall in. Most of it is a window. No curtains so a blanket is over it for now. I will be buying blinds for the window. Under the window will be my sewing/scrapbook table. It will only come out when I am using it. Folds up nicely. On the left side of the window Scott will be putting a small wire shelf to hold my spools of ribbons.

This was the closet. Scott wants to put 2x2s on the wall so that nothing hits the water pipes. My file cabinet will be going in here and I will be buying a scrapbook roll a way cart to hold my papers and stickers. He also will be putting in a small shelf with 2 holes in it. I will buy glasses to fit into it and they will hold my markers/pens and scissors. The cherry wood you see leaning against the wall is one of the cherry cabinets.

I can't wait til this is done. But it will all come down if Dylan moves back home. he has been told we love him and the door is still open if he can't find a job right away, after school is all done.

This is how far I have gotten on Cat-O-Lantern. I will be stitching on it more today. While stitching I watched: Nikita, Smallville, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries.
Last weekend I met up with Gail and Gisele so here are the picture:
Gisele, me, Gail
Gisele really did stitch :-)
and so did Gail

We had an awesome time. Someone asked me what stash I bought:
JCS 2010 Christmas ornament issue
2 Santa tin kits
Mill Hill Buttons & Beads winter series- Gingerbread House

That is all I bought for cross stitching.

Then I wanted to buy 3 Zentangle books but the bookstores didn't carry them. I did buy a sketchpad and the micro pens. I then ordered the Zentangle books online and still have 1 more to buy. When I start drawing I will post pics.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

I know, it's been awhile

I have been stitching on a RR so no pics.

Last weekend I FINALLY got to meet Gisele(no blog) and Gail (no blog). Gisele was one of my first online friends since March 1999. She joined my Yahoo group from the beginning and she sews together my cross stitched stockings, and does a wonderful job. I met Gail through her, about 2 years ago, with an RR group. Both of these wonderful women are from Canada. They drove here to NY for some stash shopping and we spent 2 nights in a local hotel. Some stitching was done and stash shopping with me. I can not wait to go to Canada and visit with them. Am hoping for next summer. I did take pics but need to get them on my computer.

Dylan also came home last weekend. Since I was gone most of the weekend I did spend some time with him on Sunday. We went grocery shopping and I was able to give him some money. He still needs a job.

My craft room is slowly being worked on. I will be taking pics as well, this weekend. I am in a Freecycle Yahoo group , for my area and I had posted that i wanted a file cabinet. I got a hit and it is tall with 4 drawers, metal and came from a Navy ship so very sturdy and in mint shape. So once I get a chance to put it where I want, then my leaflets, charts and freebies will be going in it. Right now Scott is fixing some of the floor so I can put things in my craft room.

My stitching goal this week is to finish the RR, stitch a little on HAED SK Sunny, finish Cat-O-Lantern and start some small pumpkin pieces for a 2010 Pumpkin challenge with BeckySC.

I am hoping to be back into blogging every day.