Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Progress, new start and stash

I have been working away on HAED Literate Dragon. It is a SAL with the BB.
There is a lot of confetti stitching so it is taking me forever to work on. I am stitching this 1x1 on 25 ct evenweave.

I started an ornament from the JCS 2003 ornament issue. It is I love Christmas by Gloria & Pat designs. I am stitching this on 28 ct evenweave.
I decided to stitch on a Christmas ornament on Sundays to give me a break from HAEDs.

I also received 3 HAED charts in the mail.
 HAED QS Night at the Pumpkin Patch- Ching-Chou Kuik
 Mini A Pale Comparison - Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Mini Village Bookstore - Randal Spangler

I have no idea when I will get to stitch these but I love the charts and collecting the HAED charts is addictive.  

I finished reading The Long Quich Goodbye by Avery Aames and it was a cute cozy mystery.

I am now reading The Gin and Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter and I am enjoying it.

I also have been cutting back on tv shows as I want to get back into watching movies. So I no longerDVR Live with Kelly & Michael, or Home & Family. If General Hospital keeps up with the vampire stories then I am done with that too. Don't get me worng I loved The Twilight series and I watch The Vampire Diaries, on Thursdays, on the CW. But not on my soaps. I also stopped watching Revenge and I am getting bored with Pretty Little Liars. Next season is the last for a couple of my shows, I believe.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

IHSW progress

I didn't get to stitch Friday night but I did all day yesterday and today. I made pretty good progress on HAED Literate Dragon.

Friday night Scott took me out for our Valentine's dinner. Very good meal. Second time at the restaurant. Tillman's Inn and it is in Albion. Corners of 98 and 104.

Dylan had my car today so Justin took me grocery shopping. I don't like our town's store called Tops. I LOVE Wegmans so we went there. Anyways we load up the car and they key won't turn at all in the ignition. It did this the other day and he got it to work. We even called Dylan to come save us and he got some tools and still couldn't fix it. We transferred the groceries into my car and left Justin's car there. He will take care of it tomorrow.The store is open 24 hours and well lit so it will be ok there. Dylan found out that there is a recall on the ignition of the car so hopefully it will be fixed without a problem.

So I ended up watching all this past week's Home & Family shows from the Hallmark channel, while I stitched. I am hoping this week I can get more progress done on this piece.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February TUSAL and a HAED progress

Sunday was TUSAL and here is a pic of my orts. In it are the threads from HAED Aurora's Garden and HAED Literate Dragon.

I also have a progress pic of HAED Literate Dragon

This weekend is also IHSW and I will still be stitching on this. Who else will be joining?

Does anyone else watch General Hospital. If you do what are your thoughts on the the show now? I do like that they have brought back some of the characters but the storyline with the vampires is losing my interest in the show. I have already stopped watching a couple of night shows ecause they are just dragging things out.

Reading wise I did finish listening to Fatally Flakey by Diane Mott Davidson. I am ready to listen to Crunch Time by her. I am still reading The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames.

Had quite a bit of snow last weekend but the temps came up so most of it is gone.

Happy Valentines!!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Major Happy Dance

I finished HAED Aurora's Garden!!
25 ct evenweave
4/19/09 - 2/3/13
I stitched this for one of Dylan's ex girlfriends , when they were together. I am still friends with her and she gets to choose if she wants it framed, put onto a tote bag or made into a pillow.

Next on my rotation is to finish page 1 of HAED Spangler's Literate Dragon. It is a SAL with the HAED BB.

Sorry that I haven't been reading anyone's blogs. I am now working fulltime and just haven't had the time like I used to.

I am reading a Long Quiche Goodby by Avery Aames. On my ipod I am listening to Fatally Flakey by Dianne Mott Davidson.

Well I had to give up my craft room since Dylan moved back home. So I got rid of a lot of items. I found homes for most of them.

Justin is now done with College and ready for a full time position. Since he took business classes as part of his accounting degree, and since he has worked at Target for a few years, the managers are helping him to get a job as an ETL (executive Team Leader). He won't be able to work at the Target he has been at. He knows everyone so has to go to a different store. He is up for anywheres and I know he wants to move to N. Carolina or Colorado.

Puppy training is still a big pain. She is housebroken and is a year old now. She is such a stubborn dog. She knows all the commands but will only follow them when SHE feels like it. We keep butting heads with her. 

I am hoping to find time to post once a week to let you all see what I am stitching on.