Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 15

This is the last day of the 15 in 15 Mirabilia's/Nora Corbett's. I started 14 new ones and one WIP. This is Mirabilia Winter Queen which I will continue to stitch on til it is finished. The last week of every month I will take a break and stitch on Halloween.
28 ct white evenweave

I watched 4 episodes of this season's Supernatural. I had DVRd them all and just now watching them. It also was renewed for next season , which is season 11.

Tonight I will read more of Shade of Vampires series. This is #6.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 14

Nora Corbett Faerie Winters Dream from the Cross Stitch & Needlework January 2013 issue.
28 ct Molino Silkweaver solo

I watched a little bit of Something's Gotta Give. 
The rest of tonight I will read the 5th book of The Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest, I am about 1/2 way through the book.

It has been below 0 last night and tonight. I unburied my car, which had almost a foot of snow on it since I haven't moved it in 2 weeks. I had planned on going to the library to pick up a bunch of audiobooks. It took me 20 minutes to unbury my car and my windshield still was not defrosted or the windows inside my car. I was also frozen and my face hurt. So I decided I was done. Came in and took a shower and put on flannel pjs lol. The library is closed on Thursdays so I will go on Friday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Days 12 & 13

Day 12 - Mirabilia Giggles in the Snow - Boy
28 ct cream Monaco

Day 13 - Mirabilia Giggles In The Snow - Girl
28 ct cream Monaco

Not much else going on. I didn't watch any TV yesterday. Tonight I watched Hoarders and Pretty Little Liars.
I am still reading A Shade of Vampire Book #5 by Bella Forrest.

My puppy had more shots today and last visit she weighed 9.5 lbs and today she weighs 16.1 lbs. She is growing really well.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Day 11

Today's stitching piece is Mirabilia Fairy Roses.
28 ct cashel linen Silkweaver Pixie Dust

While I was stitching I watched:

I read an awesome book today as well. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It is the first book of the Lunar Chronicles Trilogy. I rated it 5 stars.  A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl . . . CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Days 8, 9, & 10

I was reading a really good book that I put off posting in here.

Day 8 - Mirabilia Shimmering Mermaid
32 ct Wexford Linen - Silkweaver solo

I stitched on it while watching The Chew and General Hospital. Then I started reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and I read until I had to go to bed. The book was so good.

DAY 9 - Mirabilia July Amethyst Fairy
28 ct cashel linen silkweaver solo

I stitched on this while watching The Chew and General Hospital and then I pulled out the book.
Well actually I pulled out my Tablet since I was reading Ready Player One on that. I finished it and gave it 5 stars. I LOVED this book. It was amazing. If you think the world of virtual gaming is awesome, even if you don't play games, and you like the 80's music, movies and video games then you would like this book. I highly recommend it. It is one of the best books that I have read in a long time.

DAY 10 - Mirabilia August Peridot Fairy
Not sure what the fabric is, I can't remember

I stitched on this while watching a Hallmark movie on my DVR, A Royal Christmas, which I enjoyed.
My plans for the rest of the evening are to watch some You tube (book tube ) videos and play sims4.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

7th day

January 7- So today's new start is Nora Corbett Arezzo 2014.
32 ct belfast linen - Silkweaver solo

I only watched The Chew and General Hospital today. I was in a reading mood and finished reading A Castle of Sand by Bella Forrest and then also read the next book A Shadow of Light by Bella Forrest. The books keep getting better. There are 4 more in this series. 

We have had a wind chill advisory all day through tomorrow morning. Right now it is -3 with a wind chill at -19. I am staying warm in my fleece pjs but is really cold when I have to take the puppy out. She seems to like it and doesn't want to come back in but wants to play in the snow. 

Since I have been home I have read a lot and not played sims4. I will probably find time over the weekend to play the game.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

6th day

January 6 - Today's new start is Mermaid Azure by Nora Corbett.
32 ct Belfast Linen, Silkweaver solo

I stitched while watching The Chew and Pretty Little Liars. I also watched Grumpy Cat's Worse Christmas Ever that I had DVRd from Lifetime. It was one of the dumbest movies I have ever seen. 

I also am changing my reading goals for this year, than what was mentioned in my January 1 post.  I won't list it here in case I change my mind again LOL. But I did finish the Beau Butler series by K. R. Whitaker and am going to finish The Shade of Vampire series by Bella Forrest. Starting Monday I am doing a read-a-lon with a friend. We are going to read Cinder by Marissa Meyers. I have heard such good things about this series that I really want to read it.

We have a winter storm advisory for tonight and tomorrow plus a wind chill advisory of -20 for tomorrow through Thursday morning. All my warm clothes have been washed :-)

5th day

January 5- Today's new start was Luna by Nora Corbett. You can't see it but this fabric is glittery.
28 ct Lugana silkweaver Opalescent - Inferno

I ended up being sick overnight and am home from work. Slept most of the day but found time to stitch a little bit.

I also finished reading It's Time We Talked by K. R. Whitaker. I give this ebook 5 star. It is also the last book of the Beau Butler series.

The next book I will be reading is A Castle of Sand by Bella Forrest. It is #3 of her Shade of Vampire series.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year - updated 1-4

My stitching goals are to start 14 new Mirabilia's/Nora Corbett's. Finish Mirabilia Winter Queen. Stitch on a Halloween piece the last week of every month. To finish as many of the new starts that I can.

I also have reading goals this year.

For January I want to read:
The More The Merrier- K. R. Whitaker
Cinder- Marissa Meyer
Smoke & Mirrors - Barbara Michaels
The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks
Rushed- Brian Harmon
Audio - finish Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult

During my Christmas break I watched You Tube videos by Ashley B.  and got an idea for books to read . So I wrote them down and will continue to follow her videos all this year. I also watch her Sims4 videos as I play that a lot as well.

I also want to get back into watching movies again. I slacked off for awhile.

Instead of posting a new post every day then I will just keep adding to this post of what I have read/watched and stitched. I want to get back into blogging again as I have a few followers who have asked where have I been.

JANUARY 1 - Stitched on this while watching Once Christmas Eve. Was a Hallmark movie I had DVRd and it was really good.

Mari-Nora Corbett
28 ct cashel linen silkweaver Jamaica Sunset

JANUARY 2- Stitched while I watched General Hospital and a Hallmark movie, Christmas Under Wraps. Another good movie.
Cleo - Nora Corbett
28 ct linen - not sure what the overdyed is

JANUARY 3- I watched a lot of you tube videos on Books today. Seems like I am missing out on a lot of good ones out there. I have a huge list lol.
Today I stitched in a quiet room. Listening to the sleet and freezing rain. Will read more of The More The Merrier by K. R. Whitaker, tonight. I also want to watch a couple more You Tube book videos.
Ana - Nora Corbett
28 ct linen Silkweaver solo

JANUARY 4 - Still have a cold that I started with on Friday. Today was spent watching my grandson for a few hours. It is always fun being with him.
I watched a few more reading you tube videos and wrote some more books down. I did finish reading my first book of the year. It was The More The Merrier by K. R. Whitaker. It is the 4th book of his Beau Butler series. I will be starting the 5th and final book of the series, It's Time We Talked. It has magic and creatures in it and I am thoroughly enjoying the books.
Tonight I stitched while watching Galavant, Resurrection, and Revenge. Galavant is on for 4 weeks and is a little cheesy but fun for entertainment. Can't go wrong with John Stamos in it :-)
Gigi-Nora Corbett
28 ct cashel linen Silkweaver solo

Goodbye 2014

December was a busy month for me. I had parathyroid operation the first week which laid me up for a short time. So my son, Justin, did all the Christmas decorating and the tree. It was simple this year. Never again will I schedule an operation before a holiday lol.

On the 20th I got a puppy.  Her name is Daenerys and I got the name from Game of Thrones. She is a Queen. She is a  Rotti/German Shepherd mix.

This was also Carson's first Christmas.

I stitched on AAN Butterfly all month. This is being done on a 32 ct pink sparkly fabric with DMC B5200.

I watched a bunch of Christmas movies from Hallmark.

I also read:
Laurell K Hamilton- The Laughing Corpse
                                  Circus of the Damned
                                  The Lunatic Cafe
                                  Bloody Bones
                                  The Killing Dance
                                  Burnt Offerings

Loved them all and will continue the series in 2015.