Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lady of the Flag

I know I said that I was going to work on The Phoenix till it was finished, but I just wasn't feeling it. So, since I promised myself that I wasn't going to start anything new, I pulled this grand lady out of her prison (her ziplock bag)!! It's probably been about 3 years since I've worked on her. I know....shame on me! I didn't get too much more done than what you see here last night, but I'm going to work on her at least through the end of the week. Then maybe The Phoenix will be calling my name again :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Finally....a Phoenix update!!!

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

Flashback from the past!!!

So, mom was cleaning out her closet today and she found all my old report cards from elementary school and middle school. I have no clue what happened to my high school report cards. Maybe she wasn't as proud of them as she was of the ones from early education.....LOL She also found all these certificates of excellence. I had no clue she was still holding onto all of this. I'm almost 40 years old!!! LOL

I thought it was kind of cool and wanted to share it with y'all.

What should I do with them? Should I save them? For what I don't know....LOL Or just trash them?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Faith SAL

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

Cottage Garden......

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

Excellent read!!!!

Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir by http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/945125.Jennette_Fulda">Jennette Fulda

My review

rating: 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

One more BoINK update

Here's the latest update on this MSAL. And, yes TDee, I know I need to finish that first square! LOL But you know me I can procrastinate until the cows come home :)

I started "Country Cottage" by Country Cottage Needleworks last night. And if I'm a good girl about it, I may just be able to finish it this weekend. I dug in my fabric container for the perfect fabric for it and I think I found it. It's a 28 ct jobelan and the color is star sapphire. Very pretty!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thank you Linda!!!!

I got another birthday present from my dear friend, Linda, yesterday. This is the wonderful lady from Iceland who sends me biscornus and pin cushions for my collection.

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

Our country has spoken!!

What an amazing night last night. There are not enough words to describe what I was feeling when Brian Williams from NBC announced our 44th president shortly after 10 PM. Our country spoke loud and clear! It's so obvious how desperate this country is for change. And I honestly believe that Obama is the man to do it. He will unite this country together. He will shatter those ugly racial walls that have been up for more years than we care to count.

It is time to hold our heads up with pride and know in our hearts and souls that the sweet smell in the air is the smell of change and love for all!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Who's winning???

Election Day 2008

No matter who winds up in office today, this election is one to go down in history. For the first time ever, we will either have our first African American president or the first woman vice president.

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.

BoINK Update

Here's my latest update on this MSAL. I'm really enjoying this one. I better since I'm stitching it, huh?? LOL

Monday, November 3, 2008

Great mail day!!!!

The first pic are birthday presents from Sheila and the second one is from Sandy. These are dear friends from the cross stitch yahoo group I'm in.

Thank you so much, ladies!! I love all my new patterns. Now I just need to find time to stitch it all :)

Weekend update.....

Well, this past weekend was my birthday weekend and I thorougly enjoyed it. Friday I was having a crappy morning. I had taken the day before off to take my mom to a couple of appointments. So I come to work Friday and my desk is piled high with crap. It looked like I had been gone for a week instead of one freaking day! It took me all morning to take care of it all. Well, Gwen (a sales rep) where I work made me a 3 layer red velvet cake. Can I tell y'all it was to DIE for???? It totally made my day.

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.