Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Birthday 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

Weekend Update

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

Yesterday was pretty low key for me. I did Wal Mart early in the morning. Then spent the rest of the day stitching. As you can see above, I made progress on the Faith SAL and the Book of Ink Circles MSAL. I also made some cheesy, chicken enchiladas. They turned out good, but next time I make them I need to kick it up a notch. They weren't as spicy as I would've liked. Oh and I'm also finished watching the 1st season of Mad Men. I'm really enjoying this series. I don't know if I could've lived in the 60s, but they sure as hell did have fun w/all the drinking and smoking :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Angels are Done!!!!

Another one bites the dust!! I finished it late last night and love the way they turned out. I'm really loving these series of angels in this year's Pattern of the Day calendar.

Today is going to be a GREAT day! Boss lady has got jury duty and I'm stitching away on my Faith SAL. If all goes according to plan, I should be caught up with this one before the day is out :)

I'll be hopefully getting some porch time this afternoon. I've only got 4 pages left to finish "Mercy" by Jodi Picoult. She has quickly become my all time favorite author. Her books are so well written full of emotion and about real issues you don't read about much in fiction. If y'all haven't read her yet, I suggest you do. You'll rant, rave and cry right along with the characters she's so richly created.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gifts from Linda

OK........Linda....I finally got around to taking pictures and actually posting them of the beautiful gifts you made me MONTHS ago!! Better late than never, right??

Linda is a dear friend of mine in Iceland that makes me these beautiful biscornus and mattress pincushions. And all I have to do is send her fabric or specialty threads or little odds and ends that I know she can put to good use.

Thank you so much, honey, for my beautiful gifts :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Caught up!!!!

At least for now! LOL
So, I picked up the little angels titled "Friendship". I just need to finish their faces and the word at the bottom and I should finish it this week.

For whatever reason towards the end of the year for the past 3 or 4, I've been on a tear to finish as many WIP as I can. Let's hope this year is no exception....LOL

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend Wrap up

I took Friday off just 'cuz! LOL I honestly wasn't feeling all that great, but I sure could've gone to work. But I decided to treat myself to a "health day" as a friend calls it. I took mom to get her hair cut and to the bank. Then I treated myself to a pedi and paid a few extra bucks for an extra long massage. It was sooooooooooo worth it! And my toesies are a shiny, deep wine color....perfect for fall! Then Mari came over and we donated blood like good girls. We spent the rest of the day in my patio, having some drinks and reading. Well, I read and she studied. She's got 2 big tests this week.

Saturday mom and I did the Wal Mart thing. Then I did some cleaning and jumped in the shower and headed to Mari's for some porch time. It was such a pretty day, too. It was a little warm and so very breezy. We cooked some garlic sausage and macaroni and cheese for dinner. It was soooo good!!

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

Blah Thursday!!!

Is it time to go home yet??? I've got a co-worker at home battling the flu and I'm hoping like hell he hasn't passed his germies to me!!! I'm not feeling so swift though :(

I want to go home and crawl in bed for a bit and then stitch the afternoon away! I'm "this" close to finishing Nouveau Flowers. I'm hoping to post the finished project tonight. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Or legs, eyes, whatever works for ya :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

This n' That

As you can see, I've accomplished quite a bit on this WIP. Hopefully by mid-week I'll be able to post a FINISH!! LOL

This weekend was a little unusual for me. First off, I woke up Saturday morning with a massive hangover! I can't tell you the last time I felt that miserable. And I had to go to work Saturday :( I don't think I drank more than usual so I have no clue what the deal was. So, needless to say I spent all of Saturday afternoon in bed. This was, of course, AFTER I bought the best enchilada plate from my favorite Central American restaurant. Then I had the nerve to have a cheese pupusa on top of that huge enchilada plate. But I've got to tell you, I had the best nap afterwards....LOL What is it about full bellies and good naps that go so well together??

Yesterday I did Wal Mart with mom. Then I spent the day working on Nouveau Flowers. I started watching "Dexter", the show from Showtime. I've only heard good things about it, but I really couldn't get into it. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it??? I'll give it another shot later in the week. The other DVD I have from Netflix is the series "Mad Money". This one I'm really looking forward to seeing. A good friend told me, "You just HAVE to watch this one!!!" LOL

Friday, October 3, 2008

Random Question........

A customer comes in and asks how much one of the used boxes we sell costs. So, I tell him. His response is, "$1.99?? Love a duck!" Now is that the same as saying, "Fuck a duck?"

Happy Friday!!!

It is almost the weekend!! Yay!!! I do have to work tomorrow morning though. No biggie since I can stitch the morning away :) Hopefully, I won't have many phone calls or customers....LOL

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

Happy Wednesday!!!

It is an absolutely gorgeous day here. On my Weatherbug it changed from "heat index" to "wind chill". Now that I can live with.....LOL Too bad the weather can't stay like this year round.

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.