Saturday, September 19, 2009

Progress Report!!!

I swear I don't know where my mind is! I keep forgetting to update this damn thing!! LOL This is last weekend's update.

I don't think I'll have much stitching updates for a couple of weeks. I'm getting ready to go on vacation on Thursday. I've got a friend flying in from California and we're taking a road trip to North Carolina to visit some friends. We come back to New Orleans on Sunday night and Cali girl leaves the following Tuesday. I'm so excited I can't stand it!!!! And I'm definitely looking forward to getting away for a bit.

Peace Sampler by Imaginating, Inc.

Sunflower Inn by Little House Needleworks

I promise I'll come back with lots of stories and pics of our adventure in NC and throughout the southeast :) The only hitch is remembering to post them....sigh.........

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rainy, dreary weekend......

made for a very stitchy weekend!! I didn't do much of anything but stitch and watch TV/movies.

Saw Duplicity w/Julia Roberts and Clive Owen (HOT!!) and I hate to say it, but I was bored with it....LOL The only thing that kept me watching was the chemistry between Roberts and Owen. Oh, and did I mention he was HOT??? Worth those 2+ hours I'll never get back! LOL

So, I stitched on The Quiltmaker for a bit. I wanted to finish that "row" before pulling out my new WIP. I know, I know...I need a new WIP like I need another hole in my head. But in my defense, a couple of ladies in my yahoo group made me!! You know who you are! They were relentless *sigh*

Quiltmaker by Lavender & Lace

Here's the new masterpiece......I'm loving stitching this one. I worked on it some on Saturday and all day yesterday. I was dying to get to the sunflower, but I pooped out before I got there. I'm getting there tonight though!!

Sunflower Inn by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 28 hand dyed jobelan fabric, Clay.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


AGAIN!!! My memory is slipping BAD!! Sigh....

Had myself some enforced vacation time this past week. I woke up with horrible cramps Wednesday, morning the 2nd at 3 am. I stayed in the fetal position till about 8 that morning. I had the chills so bad, miserable. But I dragged myself to work shortly after 9. Then I got feverish and my whole body just ached. So, I left work early and went to the urgent care center by my house.

After waiting almost 2 hours, I was escorted into an exam room. A few minutes later the doctor comes into examine me. So, I explain my symptoms to him and he proceeds to give me a nasal swab. Have y'all ever had that done?? OMG!!! Just say NO! They take this long ass swab, proceed to put in your nose and go all the way up to your brain with the damn thing! Talk about painful!!! And the doc had to do it twice, cuz apparently jerking my head away from the swab isn't allowed....sigh....

About 20 minutes after the torture session, he comes back and announces that I have the flu. I wasn't surprised by his diagnosis...just didn't like it much. So, I ask him if it was the swine flu. He patiently explains to me that there is no such thing as the "swine flu". It's called the H1N1 virus. At this point, I don't give a damn what you call it. I just want to know if I have it. So, he tells me that more than likely it is what I have and that I'm not allowed to go back to work till September 8th.

Thankfully, my symptoms never progressed past the feverish, achy body and sore throat. And the worst part was the body aches. So, I got LOTS of rest and stitching done during my forced down time.

As you can see below, I finished T is for Time.

T is for Time by Prairie Schooler.

Stitched on 28 ct evenweave fiddlers cloth

Started on 8/1/09, finished on 9/6/09

I also caught up on the Peace Sampler SAL we're doing in our yahoo group.

Peace Sampler by Imaginating, Inc

And then I was a good girl! I didn't start Sunflower Inn by LHN like I really, really, really wanted too. I took out Quiltmaker instead and worked on her some. I've left her big ole skirt alone for now and I'm working on the actual quilt instead. It's going pretty fast, too.

Quiltmaker by Lavender & Lace