Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend update.....

Sometimes being a woman sucks major ass!!!!! I've been having pretty bad cramps the past couple of months right around that lovely time of the month. Well, week before last it left me doubled over in pain. So, I go to the "lady doctor" last Thursday. She does her exam and says, "Well, I don't feel anything". I'm thinking, "Of course, YOU don't!" So, she tells me that I need to get a transvaginal ultrasound to get a "better picture". Yay!!! Sigh....

I was able to my results the next day by my doctor's nurse. The doctor, of course, is off on Fridays (nice, right???) And those results.....2 cysts on my left ovary about 2 cm big. I sort of immediately freak out. So, I ask the nurse what my options are. She advises me that I can either get on the pill (NOT!!!) or they can be surgically removed. Not really happy with either of those choices so I tell the nurse to have the doctor call me Monday, which would be today.

I tried not to have that crap weigh me down too much this weekend. Which I've got to tell you is kinda hard because the "C" word flashes through my head with regularity especially when I was in major pain most of yesterday. I did, on the other hand, manage to get lots of stitching done as you can see below....

I also saw "Men Who Stare at Goats" with George Clooney. What an oddball film that had me rolling!!! Those of you that know me know that I LOVE GC. He can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. And this movie showed how truly versatile he is!!! See this film, peeps! Promise you won't regret it. I'm also way in love with The Tudors! What a despicable, decadent, sexy fun show to watch. I've got 2 more seasons to catch up to this season. Any of y'all fans?

My doctor does call me bright and early this morning. She tells me that I've got simple cysts that are very common and nothing to be too concerned about. They form and for the most part go away on their own. So, she told me to call later in the week to let her know how I'm feeling. And if I'm still in pain, we'll go from there. In the meantime, I just get to suffer, I guess :( I've been using those Thermacare heat patches faithfully for the past couple of days. And they do help, but then you get those sucker punches and you're like, "Good God Almighty!!" I just hope that these two intruders disappear quickly!!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Forgive the horrendous picture, but I wasn't in the mood to retake it! LOL There is no pink in the khaki fabric. I'm so glad to have the house finished. And I think those trees look pretty cute even though I had to frog each one twice! Why does that happen on the most simplest of designs????

I had a pretty lazy weekend. I mostly just watched movies and stitched. I saw 2012. Ehhh...wasn't too impressed. I still think Day After Tomorrow rules for disaster movies. I also saw Love Happens with Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston. I really like both actors, but there didn't seem to be much chemistry between them. I did like the story line though. What good movies have y'all seen lately that you might want to recommend? I'm always on the lookout for new movies to add to my Netflix queue.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

River Plantation....

When I started this project, I didn't think of all the WHITE in the damn house!! LOL Well, the white is done and now onto the cream...sigh.... Having said that, I have to admit that I am enjoying stitching it!

Monday night we FINALLY closed in the refinance. This has only been a 10 month ordeal. Between Countrywide selling my loan to Bank of America, BoA tossed my file to 3 different loan processors within a 6 month period. Really?!?!?!?! To say that I was beyond pissed is putting it very mildly!! But it's done and over with and I don't have to make a payment till May!! And I was told to not pay March. So, I plan on paying off at least 3 credit cards between now and then. Time to get out from under that choke hold!!!

I did make it to to my LNS on Saturday. I brought in the project below to get matted and framed. Mom wanted it for a birthday present for a dear friend of hers. So, while there I was perusing their sale items and bought Piecekeepers I. And the only other thing I bought was 3 skeins of DMC thread. Not bad, right???

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another one.....

So, this was yesterday's pattern of the day. Bad picture, I know, but you get the gist. It's called River Plantation and I couldn't resist starting it yesterday. Yes, I've got about 20 WIP coming out of the yin yang, but I had a moment of weakness. So, sue me :)

Here's what I've got done so far from yesterday. I was hoping to stitch it on a blue/gray colored fabric, but I didn't have any. So, I chose this khaki color instead. What do y'all think??

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


So, today's Wednesday and it seems like the week's never going to end!!! Do not like weeks like this.

I've started Quilting by LHN. I'm sooo loving these patterns. Again I don't have the CC threads that came with the kit. So, the colors don't actually match, but I think they're OK. Not fond of that yellow in the middle of the quilt, but I'm so not frogging all of that! LOL

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring is in the air......

I am soooooooooooo over this damn winter! I know we southerners don't get anywhere as bad as you northern birds, but this has been a very cold winter for us. But I do believe that spring is finally upon us! It's actually supposed to get up in the 70s this weekend. I cannot wait!!!! Not getting here fast enough as far as I'm concerned.

As you see, I finished V is for Vineyard....finished it last night. I can see the light at the end of this alphabetic tunnel!!! LOL

I started Quilting by LHN. I don't have the Crescent Colour Threads that go with it, but a friend gave me great estimations. I'm sure this will be a quick stitch. Then onto W is for Welcome.

V is for Vineyard by Prairie Schooler
Stitched on 28 ct evenweave fiddlers cloth
Started on 1/31/10....finished on 3/2/10