Friday, March 27, 2009


I joined the Our Friends' HAED SAL group. We stitch on Thursdays. I actually got some stitching on CtS done. About 400 more stitches and page one will be done. I am stitching 1x1 full cross stitch on 28 ct jobelan. I like the smaller count.
Have a good weekend.

Monday, March 23, 2009

RTFM Baby!

This is mainly an IT saying. For those of you who don't know, it means Read The F****** Manual. This holds true for cross stitch instructions also. I'm blissfully stitching on Peppermint Twist, finished the first section and I went to do the backstitching and I read this "entire sampler is stitched in cross stitch using one strand of floss over two". Well heck. I did two strands of floss over two. I am not taking it out! I am not starting over! I like the way it looks. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Between unclogging the bathroom drain, cleaning litter boxes and starting seeds for spring, I finally finished part 3 of AW. It is really pretty in person. Very sparkly.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Finally Some Stitching!

Almost done with part 3 of AW. Just a couple more bushes, backstitching, and beads. The colors on this are so nice.
Squeaker is doing so much better. the antibiotics have kicked in and she is eating again. It such a relief.
Not much else to report, so talk to y'all later.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Yes that's right. Poop! This has nothing to do with stitching. I just need to vent. I came home from work, changed my clothes, then went out to bring our garbage can to the backyard (it's garbage day). Some woman was jogging with her dog, stopped and threw her bag of dog poop into our now empty can. Of course I yelled at her. I made her get the bag out of our can. She claimed she didn't know it was empty. Hello, you're jogging in our neighborhood, you must know that today was GD. Don't get me wrong. I love dogs, I love almost every animal. I grew up with Alaskan Malamutes, but never would I have had the discourtesy to do that. It takes some nerve to throw your dog's poop in some stranger's garbage!

Okay, deep breathes. I'm done.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cat Drama

I was getting ready to meet March for our monthly Stitch and Bitch when my husband called me into the bedroom. Squeaker was worse. She was just laying listlessly. She didn't show up for breakfast either. So after a few minutes debate I called our vet. The receptionist said she was booked, but would be in in a few minutes and would ask her and called us back. I gave Dr. Nancy the run down when she called back and she told me to bring Squeaker in and they would fit her in. By 8:45 am we were in the exam room. Nancy examined her and decided to do xrays and blood work. Since they had to fit her in, it was going to be a few hours. We left her with them and went to have breakfast back at the house. They finally called about 12:30 and we went back over. Luckily we only live 5 minutes from them. Nancy took us back and showed us the xrays. This is one of the reasons I like her. She explained everything we were seeing. Everything on the xrays were fine. They did find some bacteria in her urine, so we are going on the premise of a kidney infection until the cultures come back next week. So armed with medicine and two different types of cat food we got to bring our baby back home. She has improved a little and actually ate some food. Hopefully she'll continue to improve.
Since I didn't get to go stitch with March, I called her and we decided to go to the Woodlawn Needlework Show. There's so many beautiful pieces. My only complaint, and one I heard many others make, is that no where on the tag does it say who the designer of the piece is. We also got to meet Tanya Marie Anderson from The Sampler Girl. She was set up in one of the upstairs rooms with Lucy Lyons Willis of La Chatelaine Designs. Both ladies have some wonderful pieces. If you live anywhere near the Northern Virginia area, you need to go.
My, I think this is the longest post I have ever had! Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where Have I Been?

I know, I haven't been posting lately! Our oldest kitty Squeaker has been having a hard time. I'm afraid she might be on her last leg. She's 15 years old, almost 16. I'm taking her to the vet on Monday.

I did get a little stitching in. I'm a little half done on part 3 of the Autumn Watergarden. Hopefully I'll get to post more later.