Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Catching Up Part 2

I finally finished parts 8, 9, and 10. I started part 11 last night. I'm trying to get it done before Dec. 1, but it doesn't look like I'll make it. We're going up to PA early tomorrow morning. It's a little hard to stitch up there, but I'm going to try. Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ornament Exchange

I just received this from Angela at Hooked on Stitches as an ornament exchange. Isn't it adorable. Thanks Angela. I've finished stitching mine but have to assemble it. I hope to have it mailed by this weekend.
I've been stitching away on MXI and almost have part 10 done. Then I have to do part 11 to be completely caught up by the time part 12 comes out on Dec. 1st. I keep telling myself I can do it!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I've been tagged!

Sharon over at Daffycat tagged me with the 6 Random Fact About Me meme going around.
Rules are...

Link back to the person that tagged you.
Post the rules on your Blog.
Share 6 non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
Tag 6 people at the end of your post by linking to their Blog.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.

1. I am a big SciFi geek.

2. I hate to hang up the clothes after drying them. I get my husband to do it.

3. I can't sew worth beans.

4. I never miss Iron Chef America. They fascinate me.

5. I've been eating pomegranates since I was in high school (32 years ago). Now they're popular.

6. I'd rather be given electronic toys than jewelry.

I'm going to opt out of tagging 6 others since just about everyone I know has already been tagged.

On the stitching front, I finished stiching my exchange today. Now all I have to do is the finishing work. Then it's off the the mailbox. Hopefully by next weekend. Sam is taking this week off and I'm taking Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off. We're going to do some day trips, museums, and maybe go see a movie. I might even get some stitching in.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November HAED SAL

I put a little over 1700 stitches in during the SAL this weekend. I stitched a lot of it over at March's this weekend. I also stitched on the LHN House of a Needleworker Too, but I haven't had a chance to take a piccie of it yet. Maybe tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for your comments on my owie. It is still sore, but I'm getting used to it.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I've had a sore toe for the past two weeks, so I went to see the doc yesterday. He took one look, said he wouldn't touch it because it looked like it would hurt if he did and sent me to a podiatrist. They took me in right away this morning. It was an infected ingrown toenail. Make a long story short, the doc numbed it, then badda boom, badda bing, he did his thing and I got to go home and prop my foot up for the rest of the day. Of course that meant stitching time! I can't show what I worked on as it is for an exchange, but I got quite a bit done today.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Catching Up

I'm finally catching up MXI. I just finished parts 8 & 9, sans beads, and I hope to start 10 tomorrow. That is dependent upon work of course. Here is a close up of part 9. I really like the Jessica stitches. The funny thing is that out of all the regular cross stitch and specialty stitches, the thing I have trouble doing is the darn backstitching. I don't know why I have a hard time with it, but I do. Weird huh? Part 11 came out this weekend and I hope to start on it next week. I have the HAED SAL this coming weekend, so I won't be able to start it until after that.
I've been buy stash like crazy. Don't know when I'll get to stich any of it, but I can't help myself. I bought four more HAEDs during their sale:
Pyramid 2 by Marchetti
Manhattan Wonderland by Wooster Scott
Firefly by Ashwood
Celestial by SPM
Then I ordered Chatelaine's Oriental Harem Garden and Watergarden II - Autumn.
I also just got an order from ABC that has Mirabilia's Bluebeard's Princess and Vixen; also Catnip Kitty Fob by Sweetheart Tree.
The I took a jaunt to the LNS and picked up La-D-Da's Something Wicked, CCNs The Nutcracker, Peppermint Lane, and LHN's Hen Party. I had to get this because everytime I get together with my sisters my DH calls it a Hen Party! How appropriate is that?