Thursday, December 18, 2008
I just talked to my mom and she said my aunt wasn't doing too well this morning. She's very disoriented and keeps repeating herself. I'm sure that's because of the anesthesia and her Alzheimer's combined. She's also having shooting pain down her legs. Maybe because the nerves are reawakening??? I'm sure my cousin will find all that out when the doctor makes his rounds.
So, being at the hospital all day yesterday, I had tons of stitching time :) All the black is almost done on The Phoenix. Can you imagine how excited I am about that? I think 2 of the most boring colors to stitch are black and white....LOL
And since when did hospital food get tasty??? And the selection was varied and prices were very reasonable. So, needless to say when I wasn't stitching, I had food in my mouth....LOL And right downstairs from the waiting area was the kiosk for frozen yogurt. Don't think I didn't take advantage of that!!! LOL My tummy wasn't too happy with me last night, but I don't care I enjoyed every bite of it.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
You can read the article here....
Nine times out of ten I wouldn't be caught dead without a book in my hands, car, purse....well, you get the gist. You just never know when you'll have an extra 5 minutes to get some reading in, right?
So, that made me wonder where the strangest place you've ever read was? Me? The place itself wasn't strange (my friend's porch), but I was reading during a Mardi Gras party. I can't tell you how much flak I got over that one. It's not that I was being anti-social. It's just that my book was more interesting :) Yes, I finally put the book away and interacted more with the guests :)
So, what strange places/situations have you been caught reading in??
Monday, December 1, 2008
This is the latest on Lady of the Flag. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying stitching her again....LOL
And I finished the Faith SAL last night!! Beads and all! Have I ever said how much I don't like beading??? LOL You may not be able to see them, but they're there!!! It seemed like it took me forever.
This past weekend was one of the most low key weekends I've had in months!! I got off of work at 1 pm on Friday afternoon and stitched the whole weekend away. I did the grocery shopping Saturday morning and conquered Mt. Washmore yesterday, but that was the extent of mundane household chores....LOL
I watched a couple of good movies, too. I saw 27 Dresses Friday night. I'm not a huge Katherine Heigl fan, but she was cute in this movie. I've been having crappy luck with my movie choices from Netflix lately. I saw Inside Out w/Steven Weber and Eriq LaSalle yesterday. What a convuluted, psychological crappy movie!! I had to watch it till the end though....LOL Then I tried watched Double Happiness with Sandra Oh. I couldn't get into it though. So, I wound up watching The Bourne Ultimatum with Matt Damon. I didn't like the 2nd one, so I had my doubts on this one, but I enjoyed it. And Matt Damon is easy on the eyes :)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
OK....here's the latest on The Phoenix. I really, really love this pattern. And it truly is an easy stitch, but I'm ready for it to be finished! LOL I made a deal with myself that I wouldn't start a new project until this one is done. Sigh.............why do I make these deals with myself???? LOL
Tomorrow afternoon I'm going for some porch time at my friend's house. It's supposed to warm up into the 60s tomorrow. Those nice temps need to be taken advantage of :) So, no stitching tomorrow, but I plan on getting lots of reading done on Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here's the latest on my Faith SAL. For such an easy project I sure as heck have spent enough time frogging the damn thing! LOL
Now, I'm going to move onto The Phoenix. I've only got a 1/4 left to do and it's done. I hope to finish it in the next couple of weeks. You can see what I've done so far here....
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
is done!!! I finished it last night just in time for Heroes! The pattern's by Cottage Country Needleworks. It came with the Crescent Colour threads. I stitched it on 28 ct jobelan star sapphire fabric. It was a quick stitch, too! I started it on 11/6.
Now onto the Faith Sampler. I did put in a few stitches in it last night, but not much. I was still recoverning from Sunday's fun :)
Monday, November 10, 2008
My reviewrating: 5 of 5 stars
What a hilarious woman Jennette is!!! She had me laughing out loud like I haven't laughed at a book in I don't know how long. I know this girl had a long, hard road losing that weight, but she tells it in such a way that you don't feel sorry for her. You're silently cheering her on while tears of laughter are rolling down your face.
Even if you're thin as a rail, I highly recommend it. She teaches life lessons that can be applied in almost any aspect of your life.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
She sent me this...
Honey, I love them!!!! I'll be starting on one of them this weekend for sure!!! LOL
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
My only hope is that this day goes smoothly. That no one makes a mockery of this historic day. That people vote for who they think is the right person based on the candidates position on the issues and not because of the color of their skin. This country has lived with this racial cloud too long. We, as a country, must move past the black, brown and white colors of our skin and embrace our differences inside AND out! Otherwise this country will never grow. My greatest fear is that this country will forever be stuck with the filth of the past.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday we did the normal Wal Mart shopping. Then it was time for lunch with the family at La Pupuseria. I ordered a cheese pupusa and the steak ranchero. It was so good and I was so full after I finished eating everything on my plate that I had no room for the dessert the owner brought out when he sang Happy Birthday to me! LOL I had a couple of bites of flan and gave the rest to my mom and aunt.
After that I went by my friend's house to enjoy some beautiful porch time. And what made it more special was the fact that I had it all to myself! I almost finished reading "Deadly Night" by Heather Graham. Another friend of mine called while I was hanging on the porch and asked me to come over. She lives not 5 minutes away from where I was so I went over there for a bit. And I hit the mother lode on Jodi Picoult novels! She gave 3 that I hadn't read yet. Nineteen Minutes was one of them and I started reading that last night.
Now yesterday my friend, Mari, was supposed to come over and cook steaks but her baby woke up a bit sick so we nixed the idea. I'm kinda glad we did because it was nice to have the day to myself and stitch all day long. I hadn't done that in awhile. Of course, I had a "crappy" movie day, too! I watched "In A Dark Place" which was pretty dumb and the ending sucked. Then I bought "The Happening" On Demand. Well, can I say that movie royally sucked!!!! I was so ticked!!!! LOL
I did get lots of stitching done on the BoINK SAL. I'll post a pic of my progress so far either tonight or tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My birthday this year is starting off with a bang!! This gorgeous biscornu was made for me by one of my dearest friends, TDee. This picture doesn't do it justice though. WE all know that a photographer I'm not :)
And another friend, Colleen, gave me two patterns by Little House Needleworks. One is this one...
and the other is this one....
Thank you ladies for such great presents :)
Monday, October 27, 2008
It was a gorgeous weekend in the Crescent City!! Beautiful blue, fall skies with great fall temps!! Saturday I got some porch time after work while reading "Dead Sleep" by Greg Iles. Afterwards I went to a party at a friend's house where her brother cooked us a meatless dinner. Did you guess he's a vegetarian?? LOL He made spaghetti w/pesto sauce and roasted tomatoes and garlic. He made some kind of roasted, sliced tomatoes w/mozzarella cheese on top. He also made some kind of soy sausage patties and links which I did NOT like!! Of course, I didn't tell him that. There was also asparagus which I loved. I could've eaten the whole dish of that! LOL
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I'm a few days late, but I finally finished Nouveau Flowers 1 yesterday. I was sooooo thrilled! Now I can concentrate on the Faith Sampler SAL. As a matter of fact, I'm almost caught up with it.....I think :
Ohhhhh.....I got some stash Thursday. I'm planning to jump on the wagon w/a friend after the 1st of the year. That means no buying any new cross stitch stash!! Except for fabric and floss. I honestly don't need any more patterns. I've got enough to last me at least 2 lifetimes. So, I should be good to go! What I got is showing up top b/c I'm too damn frustrated to figure out how to fix it! LOL
So, that's my weekend wrap up. I hope everyone had a great weekend :)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tonight I'm going to my friend's house for some porch time. I was supposed to babysit her little girl, but she doesn't have to go to work today. So, we get to hang on the porch. She'll be the one w/a wineglass in her hand and I'll have the Coors Light :) We'll be soaking up some of this gorgeous fall weather we've been having. Need to enjoy it while it lasts. Cuz you know down here it doesn't! LOL
I was able to finish "Absolute Fear" last night and the ending totally took me by surprise. I love when books do that. Don't you?? Now I can't wait to read the sequel which is Lost Souls. This one's going to be Kristi's story. I've added it to my Amazon wish list and my GoodReads list. I have to keep with the books I've read and want to read one way or another, right?? LOL
I started reading "Angels & Demons" last night. I love Robert Langdon's character that Dan Brown has so skilfully created. I absolutely LOVED "The DaVinci Code". I read it twice and I bet if I read it a 3rd time I'd find something new....again!!!
It's almost lunchtime around here and belly's starting to grumble!! I'm looking forward to something totally sinful and decadent :)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I've been reading "Absolute Fear" by Lisa Jackson. I'm over halfway through and I'm dyin' to find out "who did it". I can't get to the end fast enough. Don't you just love books like that? The kind that keep you guessing as to who the villain is? Just when you "know" who it is, the script gets flipped on you? Can't read fast enough then! LOL
I'm ready to get home so I can go hang out on my patio and enjoy this beautiful fall day. Of course, I'll be having a few brewskis, but this time instead of reading I'm going to bring my stitching out there with me. I'm more than at the half point on my Nouveau Flower and I'd really like to finish it by the weekend.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This one is Yin Yang by Cross-Stitch Art. I'm stitching this one on a high count oatmeal linen fabric. I haven't stitched on it in a very long time only because there's a huge section that needs to be frogged. And I so don't want to have to do that. Eventually, I'm not going to have a choice because this is the 2nd time I've started this pattern. The first time I screwed up majorly somewhere and pitched the whole thing....LOL