Monday, December 30, 2013

Last post of the year

So I met my goal this month. I finished page 1 of 4 of HAED Literate Dragon
HAED Literate Dragon SAL
25 ct evenweave

My new start of the year is HAED Stocking Treasure Dragon
 This will be for my son Justin as the rest of us already have stitched stockings.
This will also be done on 25 ct. 1x1. I have most of the floss for this but will have to get the rest hopefully tomorrow. I will grid the first page on the fabric and start it January 1.

I watched all the new Christmas movies of this year on Hallmark, Lifetime, and UP. I might have missed a couple, but that is ok.
Also this past weekend I watched:
The Sentinel- good movie
Scooby Doo: Ships Ahoy! - cute
The Hobbit part 1- very good.

I am still reading Changing Habits by Debbie Macomber and listening to the 8th book of the Women's Murder Club by James Patterson. I am almost done listening to this. I am either on the last CD or I have 1 more to go.

So what are you stitching goals for 2014?
Any reading goals?
Personal Goals?

Stitching:I have in my sidebar what I plan on stitching on in 2014.

Reading- I want to read/listen to 40 books. I got a new iHome for my iPod so I can listen to my audiobook when I am stitching. I can listen to my iPod at work in the area with the microwaves.

Personal Goals: Smile more and be happy. Hoping to adopt a German Shepherd. Lose weight. Keep in touch with my close friends.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

3 Days til Christmas

I have been busy stitching away on HAED Literate Dragon
I am on the last column of page 1 and hoping to finish this month.

I will be making some changes on the side and posting my 2014 stitching goals.

This week was stitching while watching a lot of Christmas movies from Hallmark, Lifetime and UP.
I watched:
Christmas in Conway
Christmas In The City
Santa Switch
Window Wonderland
A Very Merry Mix-up
Guess Who's Coming To Christmas
Snow Bride
Hats Off To Christmas
Christmas on the Bayou
Finding Christmas
Pete's Christmas

I enjoyed them all.

I have 1 more gift to buy and then stocking stuffers. Scott, Dylan and I went shopping at what used to be my favorite mall. We walked out disappointed. Today I went shopping with Dylan. He wanted a TV for Christmas so I let him pick it out, I bought the last gift for Scott and Justin also. Tomorrow Justin and I are finishing up our shopping.

Christmas Eve will be wrapping everything. Trying to figure out what I want to cook and what to cook for the day after Christmas, since I have that day off. Christmas Day is at my parent's house and I take a tossed salad.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Getting Close to Christmas

I can't believe that Christmas is 10 days away. I still have a lot of shopping to do and we have had nothing but snow upon snow so I haven't gotten to the stores.

My tree is up and lit and this is the first time in many, many years that it is not a tree with 90%  handmade ornaments. In fact there aren't any this year. Justin (DS#1) wanted to do new lights so he bought Bright White and they really are. I had 16 pretty purple ornaments and he wants to get some more purple and silver ornaments. Right now it has a lot of Hallmark ornaments and other ornaments that are both my sons' ornaments since they were little. 

We went shopping to adopt a dog. We didn't find anything but I did find 3-4 online and want to check them out this weekend. They are German Shepherds and there is a 6 month old puppy that is a German Shepherd/Rottie mix. Which is what I have always owned in the past. We aren't in a hurry and will take our time.

This week I didn't stitch quite as much as I would have liked to.But I did manage to make some progress.
I was hoping to finish the column by tonight but I didn't.

I watched 2 good movies this week as well, off from my DVR.
Let It Snow- Loved it
The Christmas Spirit - still have like 20 minutes left on it but it is so good and will need kleenex for the rest of it.

General Hospital has been getting really good. Loved how it ended on Friday and can't wait for tomorrow.

Everyone have a great week!!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Dragon update

This month's UFO/WIP is HAED Literate Dragon. I have been stitching on this since last Sunday.

Hoping to finish the column by next Sunday night. Still on page 1 of 4 pages. 1 over 1 on 25 count.

This week was pretty good. I finished reading Sex, Lies, and Vampires by Katie MacAlister. I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars. I also finished an audiobook, Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

Today I watched 2 movies:
The Omen 666 - 3 out of 5 stars
Lucky Number Slevin - 4 out of 5 stars

Sunday, December 01, 2013

November progress

This is all the progress on Spring Angel for now.
Spring Angel - Joan Elliott

December's piece is............HAED Literate Dragon. I had hubby pick a number and Literate Dragon won. I am hoping to finish page 1 this month.

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. I celebrated with my parent's, sister and her boyfriend, my hubby and DS#1.

Then Saturday I celebrated it again with my in-laws. I ate to much there lol.

I finished watching Under The Dome and loved it and then watched and finished Cedar Cove based on the books by Debbie Macomber. Loved that series. Can't wait for next summer for both of these series to return.

Today I watched The Shaggy Dog (2006) and enjoyed that. Just watched a Hallmark movie on the DVR, Three Weeks, Three Kids and that was really good too. Tonight is Once Upon A Time and then a Christmas movie that I will DVR. I haven't played Sims3 in over a week and am thinking about playing it. If not, I will watch the movie and stitch.

I have been waiting for a holiday weekend to clean my computer desk and I think it looks great and I hope to keep it this way.