Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Now you need to PIF by posting in your blog the rules and then selecting 3 people to send something to in the next year. Please send me your snail mail address to email@example.com and sometime when you least expect it a package will arrive at your doorstep.
Thank you Meari for starting this and choosing me to receive a PIF from you.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
First the mail came with my order from 123 Stitch. Now I have the beads to finish the magnet for the exchange, the threads for the "Chicken" and the first two of the Lizzie Kate Christmas double Flip It's.
Then we were on our way for our shopping trip. First stop was for a YUMMMMY lunch at Marie Calender's. We haven't been there since we left Calif and the prices have gone up but the food was really worth it. I don't think I'll eat for another week (or at least til we go out tomorrow for the Cardiologist appointment).
Next we weren't sure where the Super JoAnn's was so we got off the bus where I thought it might be....I was wrong but there was a Border's Books so not a totally wasted stop. We puttered around in there and I found some cute birthday cards but they had NO xs magazines. The cashier knew where the JoAnn's was and so we knew we were going in the right direction.
The LNS was our next stop. I really do love going there, the ladies are so nice and helpful. Spent more than I had planned but that was Tracy's fault. Got the Perle Cotton so I can finish the scissor case that is done on the gold. Found the next 3 months of the Lizzie Kate Stamps and Tracy wanted to know if I had them all, nope still needed 3 months, he told me to go ahead and get them now so I would have the whole set. Then he wanted to know if I needed any threads for them. Ok by this time I'm feeling guilty about spending since I know I need some DMC from JoAnn's. I got 5 of the Weeks I needed for the next month and will get the rest a few at a time. Of course I had to look at the Shepherds Bush Needle Rolls and they had the new Halloween one and he told me not to wait and get it too. What a guy.
Back on the bus we went to find JoAnn's . It is located in a big shopping center with lots and lots of neat stores. The only thing I wanted that wasn't there is Starbucks.
This is the first time I've been to this JoAnn's and it is a very nice one. They were out of a couple of the colors of DMC I need to fill in the holes to make my set complete (I probably have them anyway in projects already in progress). I found some cute items for birthday packages and the pins for the Sizzle pinwheel. I have a passion for cute buttons and found some on sale and the ones that weren't I had a coupon for.
Someone on the group had mentioned using the plastic type envelopes that you can get at Office supply stores so we stopped in Office Depot to check them out. Found those on sale also so decided I'd get some to try. I'll never go back to the zip lock baggies now. They are great. I'll be going back to get more that's for sure.
DH Tracy had a appointment at the Cardiologists for a follow up on the CT Scan. They did find a small blockage in his heart and some nodules in the lungs but neither are in a spot that anything can be done about. The doctor said they really aren't bad and nothing to worry about at this time. He is have another CT Scan in 6 months to make sure they are no worse and just to keep a watch. He lost another 8 pounds in the last 6 weeks so he is doing OK with the slow weight loss. The doctor was very happy with his BP, it is way down now so that's one less worry.
Everything going good with the doctor's report and we are very happy until it's time to get back on the bus.....then the Klutz in me comes out. I pulled a real blunder and as the bus was approaching I fell flat on my face. Of course I struggled to get up and the bus drove right by us but did stop a few feet ahead. What a rude driver on that bus, I thanked her for stopping and all she said was "You should have been at the stop", like she didn't see me trying to get up....grrrrrr. My knee was killing me so we decided to not go far and stopped for Lunch at Applebee's and
to see how bad I hurt myself. Lunch was sooooooo yummy, a California Salad with Shrimp, Avocados on a bed of greens. After lunch my knee felt OK so it's time to head to Fremont St. for a movie.
We had some time to kill before the movie so stopped at Starbucks for a cold drink. It was very pleasant sitting on their patio just people watching and sipping our drinks. If you haven't seen Mama Mia yet I highly suggest it as a must see. Tracy usually doesn't like musicals but even he enjoyed this one and I'm sure we will go back to see it again. We both left the theater with smiles on our faces.
It was still early when the movie was over so we decided we would have a light dinner and maybe even play the slots a little. True to form I lost and he won. In fact he won enough to cover my losses, the movie tickets and dinner.
Now I'm going to spend the rest of what is a normal weekend for most just stitching, watching NASCAR and resting up from all the fun.
For those of you who responded to PIF I will post a update a little latter today or tomorrow.
Until next time....Happy Stitching
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The second project I've been working on is the "Hen Pincushion" from the "Coq Au Pins" set. Again I'm waiting on a order of thread for this one. It's almost half done now and am really anxious to get the threads so I can finish the hen and get on to the other parts of the set.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
THANK YOU so much Gayle.....you really made my day!!!!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Pansies Please by Just Nan
Stitched on 28ct Raw Cashel Linen w/DMC
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
"Little Pink Houses" Stitching
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
I got up early Wednesday morning to find Tracy sitting at the computer saying it won't do anything. WHAT? It was fine when I went to bed. Well I have no idea what he did but sure enough the computer was DEAD! After trying everything I knew to do it still wouldn't load Windows. I knew I had the recovery disks but sure didn't want to use them and lose everything I had. Talked to a couple of people but no solutions found. Thursday we had to leave early for a trip to the clinic for Tracy to have blood work and then across town for another test before his CT scan that is scheduled for this week. I just couldn't get the dead computer off my mind and finally decided to just bite the bullet and use the disks (note to self.....back up data and pictures so they aren't lost again). We arrived home HOT and tired but determined to get the computer up and running again. I started the recovery and WOO HOO they worked. Now to get back online again and see what I had missed. Try to sign on to the Internet and no modem. WHAT? The computer can not find a modem. Well I guess we need a new one, so off the WalFart we go. I can not tell you how much I HATE WalFart.....they don't have 1 modem on the shelves and the clerk had no idea what I was looking for. After being gone most of the day Thursday I had planned on staying home and stitching away the weekend but the best laid plans of mice and men go astray. We got out of the house early Friday morning (before it got too hot) in search of a modem. Finally we got the last one at Best Buy and Tracy felt so sorry for me he took me to breakfast at IHOP before boarding the bus to head home. Finally got the modem installed and back online. Now I can finish my labels for the baggies and get back to stitching.
After looking at the Lizzie Kate Monthly Stamps at the LNS the last couple of times I was there I decided I really do want to do them. I have 6 of the charts now and will get the last 6 next month. I started with the July Stamp and really enjoyed stitching it. It is done on 28 count Light Mocha Cashel with DMC and Carries Creations. I changed the seeds in the watermelon from white floss (seeds aren't white) to black beads. Not sure if I'm going to make a little tuck pillow for it or just make it into a pillow. Can hardly wait to do the August Stamp with the Sunflowers.