Monday, March 24, 2008

New Stash

Look what I had in my mail box today!

It's Blossom by Dinky Dyes. I was perusing the Picture This Plus website when I came across a posting about these patterns that are small enough for one to sample using silks. So, with the purchase of the thread pack ($6.00) you got the pattern for free. So this is going into my stash pile into I get the fabric.

Next, I purchased a new HAED pattern. I should know better than to look at that website during a holiday. Of course they were having a sale! I picked up this particular pattern for my niece. She'll be 7 next month so maybe by her 10th? LOL!

Really no stitching update to post! I didn't do enough to even worth mentioning! The weather was absolutely gorgeous here this weekend. Spring has arrived! At least down south! So I took Duke to the dog park so he could run around on Saturday and then to my parents on Sunday so he could run around in the back yard. Even today is a beautiful day. My eyes keep wandering to the window where I can see green leafy tree branches and flowers are blooming on my patio plants. It's so bright and sunny!

Hope all is well! Geaux Tigers!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I know, I'm a few days early but with the frequency I've been blogging, early is good!

It's been busy around here. Work has been extremely busy. We are in the process of getting ready to move offices and then one of our long-time co-workers has decided to move on to another company. It's sad but very exciting for her!

There was also my mom. She hurt herself on a trip a few weeks ago and ended up in the hospital for 2 days and 10 staples in her head. Yes, 10! She's better now thankfully and just had the staples removed.

I've received some lovely floss from my floss exchange partner Debbie Jo. The colors are so bright and cheerful! I'm not quite sure what I will use them for but I am sure I will put them to use! Aren't they pretty? Like a rainbow of colors!

I also have an update on two of my many projects I am working on! I get so involved in one project that I forget about the others. I'm not very good at rotations! I don't like to put something down once I've gotten on a roll!
This one is the Dragon Knot. This is the one that I am working on for my sailor! He has no clue! He knows I am working on something for him but he doesn't know what! The picture really doesn't do it justice because the colors are so light! Hopefully once I get more done you can see real progress!
Now, here is an update on The Kiss!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Stitching Update

I haven't been stitching very much because for the longest time I didn't have adequate lighting to do it at night as my lamp had gone out. But my mother bought me a new set of lamps this week and I was able to start stitching again. I only have one picture to show but I have worked on two projects.

The project I don't have a picture for is the Dragon Knot. I just couldn't seem to get a clear enough picture of it. I think that the light colors and the small progress I've done make it difficult to get a good picture. I'll post a picture when I've gotten more done on it!

The picture I do have is the storykeep. It's not much from the last one but it is some!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Afternoon at the Movies

After a long, stressful week at work, I decided to treat myself to an afternoon at the movies on Friday. The movie "The Other Boleyn Girl" had just come out and I wanted to see it. I just finished re-reading this book this past week and while it was fresh in my memory I wanted to see the movie!

I got off work early on Friday and took for the movie theatre. It's nice to go in the afternoon of a work day, not many people are there and NO children! It was such a great afternoon! The movie was good. Really good. It deviated from the book but I wonder how much? By that I mean, the book is a fictionalized version of history to begin with. So how much did it actually drift towards reality? I'm not a history buff but my good friend Joy is so I can't wait for her to see it so we can discuss it!

Then to top my wonderfully relaxing afternoon off, I had an e-mail from my sailor!!! He's currently on the submarine off to somewhere (it gets annoying sometimes that he can't tell me where he is going, but I understand, it's his job!). Anyway, that was such a pleasant surprise! I try to send him an email every day, updates on news, what's going on around home, and NASCAR. Yes, he's a NASCAR fan so I try to keep up with the news. I've even tried to watch the races, but it just makes me sleepy! LOL!

Well, lots to do this weekend. Errands to run, chores to complete, birthday party this evening for Joy! So I must go! I will hopefully have some progress pictures to put up maybe tomorrow on some of the projects I have been working on! I haven't done much sewing, but a little bit!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!