Tuesday, November 30, 2010

a week has gone by

without any posting. I just haven't felt like it. I did finish an ornament. LHN Winter Sampler from the JCS 2009 Ornament issue.

Then I finished a RR square for Gis

Thanksgiving was great and Dylan came home.
The weekend was for movies and stitching. I watched a lot of movies including all 6 Star Wars movies.
Then we dropped Dylan off an hour away from us. He had ridden with a school friend. He got back to college. yesterday his 2 friends(roommates) dropped out of school and then moved out of the apartment today and had to pay a big fee for canceling the rent. Now Dylan is stuck and has to be out of the apartment like maybe this weekend. He has no job and does not want to lose the opportunity of this school. I am sitting here 6 hours away in tears because these 2 boys left him high and dry. He can't afford rent on his own and I don't have the money to get to him til next weekend. I am so angry that the boys just left him hanging. They moved out today, while Dylan was in school. I have no idea if they took any of his stuff or what happened to his cat, which is an indoor cat, while moving things out. Scott and I are taking the cat home with us, next weekend. But what do I do if he has to be out this weekend? I am so scared for him. They also expect him to pay December's rent but no way should we pay when he can't stay and they did this. What is wrong with people. He went to high school with these boys. So please keep us in your prayers and that Dylan can move in with some kids this week. This has all happened since yesterday morning. I am numb!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend musings

I had a busy weekend. Went to a dinner at a church, to listen to Jill Kelly. She gave an awesome speech and I bought 2 of her books with prayers in them. She even signed them. The dinner was served to us, by the men of the church. They also did an awesome job and I was very impressed. Thanks so much for my manager in inviting me to this event. When I got home I crashed. It had been a busy day at work.

Saturday morning I slept in longer than I had planned to. I picked up Dylan's ex, Shelbi, and we went Christmas shopping. I am done shopping for my parents and my sister. I need to get 1 more thing for Justin. Next time I have to shop for Scott. Dylan still hasn't gotten a job so I am helping him pay his rent so that is his Christmas gift. I do plan on buying stocking stuffers though.
Then I went to a house where 2 friends, from high school, had an Open House. It was at one of the women's houses and it was for Mary Kay and also for jewelry , that my other friend makes. I bought me some lipstick and a Christmas gift.

Came home to find DH sound asleep. It was the first day of hunting season and the wind bothered him and he had a headache all day so wasn't out hunting for long. While he slept I pulled out HAED SK Sunny. I watched a cute movie called Igor.

Today DH took me grocery shopping, before he went out hunting. I came home and did laundry, caught up on dishes and watched TV all day while stitching. This is San Man Originals Witchy Boot freebie. I am hoping to finish it next Sunday.
Today I watched:
Fly Me to the Moon- cute movie
LMN Sandra Brown's Smoke Screen
DVR TV Shows:
General Hospital

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WW weigh in Thursday

Work was crazy and I was really tired. I almost skipped going to WW and talked myself into just going to get weighed but once there I stayed for the meeting. I gained .2 lbs. Such a slight gain. I have 2 weeks til the next meeting to get that off and more. I blame the chocolate and the cheese that has been in the house lol. Oh well back on track again.

Tonight I watched:
General Hospital 11/15 , 11/16
Grey's Anatomy
Private practice

Plus I stitched on HAED SK Sunny. I am liking my progress on this piece.
I don't think I will get any stitching time tomorrow. My manager asked me to go to a dinner at her church. The men are cooking and serving. Then we are having a program with Jill Kelly. Her husband is Jim Kelly, former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. She will be discussing her book. I am looking forwards to this.

Saturday I am picking up Shelbi (Dylan's ex) and we are going Christmas shopping at the Galleria Mall and then onto an Open House for 2 friends that are combining Mary Kay and jewelry. That should be fun.

Here is info on the 2011 January Challenge.

I will post again sometime this weekend and hopefully catch up on your blogs. Hunting starts Saturday so I plan on watching movies during the weekend, that I had DVRd.

My final decision

about the January Challenge. I will be doing it. After more thinking, I already try to stitch an ornament every month and I stitch Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall every Sunday so there would be that many new starts anyways. So I will be going through those charts and making my list. Wish me luck :-)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Hope everyone had a great day. We had a rainy, windy day.
After much consideration, I have decided not to do the 2011 challenge. I am going to stick with my stitching on UFOs. I have enough to stitch on one each month. Then that leaves me 1 JCS ornament every month and leaving my Sundays for Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall. Thanks for all of your comments and advice. If I finish alot of my UFOs next year then I may try the challenge for 2012. But you know how us stitchers are. Never know when we might join in on SALs lol. Especially HAEDs.
I stitched quite a few hours on SK Sunny. With it being colder out and hunting season starting up then there is a chance on finishing this page by the end of the month.

I had to clear a lot of shows on my DVR to make room for movies. So Justin and I watched:
General Hospital: 11/8 11/10 11/11 11/12
Then I watched:
House: 11/8

Have a good night everyone

It's a Sunny Night

Work was crazy again today. At least it isn't boring lol.

Came home and read a lot of my stitcher friend's blogs. I am debating on something. I read of a blog challenge or BB challenge. Now I can't find it. Anyways January 1-15 of 2011 you start a new project each day so you have 15 new WIPs. The thing is I have about that many UFOs and I really want to finish them. So do I do it anyways and starting January 16th I stitch 10 hours on a rotation with my UFOs and when one is finished then I add in one of the new starts? Hmm, I am seriously thinking about it LOL. Anyone who knows of this please leave a comment because I can't find it now.

So tonight I sat down and stitched on HAED SK Sunny. I am moving right along on this. This is only the first page though out of 3 so I have a long ways to a finish and will add it to my rotation next year. I also know that HAED will probably do another SAL at the beginning of the years.

So while stitching I watched a few shows on the DVR. Because I have been DVRing movies all during the days and evenings the DVR is almost full. Mine holds 100 hours. As of right now I have 10 hours left lol/
So tonight I watched:
The Vampire Diaries - 11/11
Nikita - 11/11
Smallville - 11/12
Supernatural - 11/12

I also read today that Medium has been cancelled. They are only doing 13 episodes of the 22 that they were supposed to. They will finish it as a series finale though. I really like this show. I also know that it is Smallville's last season. Not sure about any of my other shows I watch.

I forgot to mention yesterday that I finished listening to Hot Flash Holidays by Nancy Thayer. Next up is The Hot Flash Club Chills Out.

Justin had to work at Starbucks tonight. He bought me a Christmas mug that is not on their web site. It is white with a red and white handle like a candy cane. The inside is painted red with silver snowflakes. It is so cute. So I had a cup of tea in it. he wanted to give it to me for Christmas but thought to give it to me now so I can enjoy it. he is so sweet.

Thanks for your comments, I appreciate them.

{{{night all}}}

Monday, November 15, 2010

Stitching with Knitters/crocheters

Today was crazy at work and then I was still busy when I got home. I had to work an hour over. Came home and started a load of laundry and preheated the oven for dinner. Once the dinner was done I had to leave right away so the dinner had to wait for me when I got home. Tonight was stitching at the library. Every Monday the knitters/crocheters get together and I go with my cross stitching. So I stitched some more on Little House Needleworks Winter Sampler from the JCS 2009 issue. It is something small that I can work on at the library.
I came home and ate my dinner. Then got ready to sit and stitch and watch a movie. So I pulled out HAED SK Sunny. I got quite a bit accomplished in 2 hours. Tonight's movie was on Lifetime called The Angry Juror. Loved it! The actress who played Arizona on Grey's Anatomy was the Angry Juror and she was also an attorney. I recommend it if it is on again.
Well it is time for my bed as I can hear it calling me :-) 


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Playing catch up

I thought I have been posting but obviously not. Today I had a stitch in at my house and 4 stitching friends all showed up. Karen, Jill, Char and Laurie. None have blogs but I have known them for 11 years thanks to The Cross Stitch Pals. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again.

So I started a new halloween piece since it is Halloween SAL Sunday. I am thinking , starting in January, to also do Fall and Thanksgiving on Sundays. Anyways here is Witchy Boot by San man Originals. Done on 28 ct jubilee Mint Green.

Thursday is Weight Watchers , after work. I always go to Coffee Culture and get a cup of tea and a muffin but this time I wanted to try their Ultimate Grilled Cheese sandwich. Since I eat lunch at noon and don't get out of the WW meeting til 6 I do have to eat something. Anyways when I was done there I headed to the parking lot and still had 10 minutes, til the doors opened. So I started a new Zentangle. I started with a few hearts. I then pulled it back out last night and finished it. I think it is cute. I started a new one today and forgot to scan a pic so will do that when I finish it. By the way I lost .8 lbs so I have an average of a lb a week.
All week I stitched on HAED SK Sunny. I got one column done and started working on another one. I am hoping to finish this page this month.
Monday night my local library has knitters and crocheters come in and sit at the table to work together and I was told I could bring my stitching. So I finished Quaker Halloween by San Man Originals. I don't know what is up with the San Man freebies but I have stitched a lot of them and still have quite a few more.
Thank you all for looking and appreciate the comments.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Halloween SAL

Today is Halloween SAL Sunday.

Last night we had to turn back our clocks. Well I went to bed early last night and then set our clocks back so I ended up waking up at 5:30, which should have been 6:30. I couldn't fall back sleep so I came online to get things done and get started for the day. I knew I could get grocery shopping done, dishes washed and laundry started all before noon.
Then I pulled out Quaker Halloween by San Man Originals. I thought I could finish it today but no, I only have a little bit more to go. So I will finish it next week.
I also have a lot of TV shows to catch up with on the DVR. So I watched:
Vampire Diaries- 10/28, 11/4
Nikita - 10/28, 11/4
Smallville - 10/22, 10/29
Supernatural - 10/22, 10/29
Desperate Housewives-tonight's

I had Justin go through my Halloween kitted up projects to pick out a new Halloween piece when Quaker Halloween is done. Wouldn't you know he pulled out another San Man Originals lol. Plus it is another freebie. I will have to figure out what fabric to stitch on. The freebies I don't have kitted up. I just put the patterns in with the kitted projects.

Well time for bed. Night all.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday SAT

Tonight was my Friday SAT with Let's Stitch blog and Stitching Sister's Yahoo group. So I stitched a few more squares on HAED SK Sunny. Love this piece. There is 3 pages to this design and I am only on page one.

I also watched quite a bit of TV.

Medium- 10/29, 11/5
Disney's The Haunted Mansion
Live With Regis & Kelly Halloween Party
General Hospital - 10/27

I will stitch some more on this tomorrow and Toy Story 3 is coming from Netflix so I hope to watch that tomorrow.
I have all my mags organized now and my charts. I have a few more skeins of specialty threads to take care of and then put my organized beads on a shelf, then I will take pics :-)

Thanks for all of your comments, you are great friends :-)

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Weigh In Thursday

Work was crazy today.

Went to weight watchers for weigh in and meeting. I lost 4.8 lbs since last week. So I reached the 5% goal and a total of 12 lbs lost. Since I am done with work usually around 3 and today 4:30, I am usually starving when the meeting ends around 6pm. So WW had sales and I bought a box of Twisted cheddar snacks and a box of chocolate pretzels. This way I can have them on hand for my ride home from WW and even to have a snack for afternoon, when I stay late at work. They are really good.

Justin and I had Chinese for dinner and I had shrimp with Chinese veggies. Healthy and enough leftover to make a meal for my lunch tomorrow.

Sat down and stitched on HAED SK Sunny. I will take a break from it on Sunday for Quaker Halloween and then back on this til next Thursday. Then I want to finish Quaker Halloween and the JCS ornament I had started. Then this HAED will be my main focus til it is done.

While stitching I watched:
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice

Thanks for reading and the comments

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Sitting in my Happy Chair

It was an average day at work today. Came home and did 2 loads of laundry, washed dishes and then caught up with things online. Waited for Justin to get home so we could vote. Scott voted in the morning. Then organized my cross stitch magazines. Almost done with that.

Curled up in my Happy Chair, in my craft room. Stitched on Quaker Halloween by San man Originals and listened to The Hot Flash Club Strikes again. Finished that one and started Hot Flash Holidays by Nancy Thayer. This is the 3rd book of the series.

My one cat The Outsider came in and curled up with me in my chair. Then Dylan called me to shoot the shit. More like missing his mom :-) He had an interview this morning so please wish him luck that he gets hired. Did I mention that someone gave him a kitten and he took it back to PA with him? A long haired orange tiger. She is beautiful. Dylan is coming home the weekend of the 12th so guess who gets to babysit the furbaby? yep, me. Wonder how my other cats will like that lol. When I am not home and when sleeping she will be locked up in my bedroom so the other cats will leave her alone.

Well that's it for tonight. Tomorrow is more stitching on this and it is movie night :-) Let's see what Netflix movie do I have sitting here......Just Wright with Queen Latifah.

Night all


Monday, November 01, 2010

I want a change (keeping at top)

to my blog. I want to change the title so I have a feeling that I have to start a whole new blog. The thing is I can draw and stitch but I am not good with coming up with titles. So I am looking for ideas from all my readers , for a title to a new blog. I will list info about me to help you out.

Favorite colors: Purple, Autumn
Hobbies: cross stitch, scrapbook (a little), Zentangle doodling, reading (audiobooks)
like:Cats, butterflies, TV and movies, Halloween, Autumn, HAED Fairies, dragons,

Also I see others have pretty pics in their header with the name of the blog in different color and size script and I want that too.

I do want to keep the 3 column so would need to know where to get pretty templates that would allow me to do that. I can do basic html but for more I need help.

So please send links and ideas and I will keep a list and will have drawings with whoever comes up with ideas for me, that I use.

a new Halloween start

It was a busy day at work today. Then I had a bunch of errands to run. Came home and cleaned, laundry and finally sat down to stitch. This is Quaker Halloween by San Man Originals. It is a freebie if you belong to the San Man BB. I started it last night and continued on with it tonight. It is stitched on 28 Ct Tumbleweed. Since there is a pumpkin in it then I will also count it towards my Pumpkin challenge.
While stitching I watched an awesome movie on Lifetime. It was called Lying to Be Perfect.

Since my 20 year old son knows me real well he came up with a great title for my blog. I will keep my blog here but change the title and some of the look. Thank you for the comments that I received.

Have a great night!