Sunday, December 28, 2008

3 Pages Completed

I have finally completed 3 out of the 16 pages for the Dragon Knot pattern by HAED. Not all of the 16 pages are "complete" pages but the 3 I did finish were full pages of pattern! Maybe sometime next year I'll finally complete the whole thing!
This week will be a weird one with the one random holiday kind of at the end of the week. It kind of sucks because I have to work Monday thru Wednesday and then again on Friday. I'm hoping to get some more stitching done this week. I'm not going to set the goal of finishing another one before the year ends but that just means I'll have a finish earlier in 2009!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I am back from Austin! What a LONG trip. 8 hours one way. Duke was really a good boy. He sat the entire trip in his car seat. If you have never seen a dog car seat, basically it is a soft box that straps to the chair that the dog can sit in and you can strap him in by his collar so he can't jump out. Makes driving much easier since Duke wants to always sit in my lap! He wasn't very comfortable going to Austin but on the way back he finally figured out he could just sleep the whole way!

Christmas was an extremely lazy day with my parents and sister. Actually, both me and my sister were feeling ill that day so we sat on the couch, slept and let our parents take care of us! That was so nice! But in our family, it really isn't Christmas unless one of us is sick! This year it was both of us! LOL!

I did receive some really nice gifts this year. I got a new flat screen tv that I am absolutely loving! The 5 Harry Potter movie DVDs. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian CD. A Gone With the Wind Afghan. Various gift cards. 2 new books: Dark Curse and Twilight. A new cookbook: Rachel Ray's Big Orange Book.

Twilight is ADDICTING! I started the book last night with the intention to read just the first 5 chapters. Yeah, that didn't happen. I'm more than half way through it. I couldn't put it down. I didn't get to sleep till 1 a.m.! In fact, this morning I have already gone to the book store and purchased the 2nd book. A new series to be hooked on! I have not yet seen the movie and really don't plan to. I'm always disappointed with movies after having read the book!

I have not gotten any stitching done this week! I'm hoping to sit down this afternoon and work on some projects that are feeling neglected! I'm also hoping to do some online shopping as I have a few ideas for some projects that I want to do in 2009! I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

So this past week I've been working on the baby quilt. I've got a lot done and hope to finish within the next month! I am leaving on Wednesday to visit my sister so I will probably be bringing Dragon Knot with me in the event I have some quiet time!

On Sunday I went shopping for Duke's christmas presents. He has a stocking full of things to open on Christmas day. But one of the things I found for him, I just couldn't resist giving to him and torturing....I mean, dressing him up in! I just thought it was too adorable! He now has his very own hat and scarf set for those cold days. Although they are now predicting it to be 78 on Christmas day. Yuck!

I hope that everyone has a very lovely Christmas! Be safe and be happy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Update on Dragon Knot

This past week I spent time working on Dragon Knot. It was supposed to be a Christmas present this year, but there's always next year!

This week I think I may work on another project. I have a couple that are pretty close to being finished. I may try to finish up the baby quilt this week. Or perhaps even start a new project!

I didn't work on Poppy's beading this weekend as the lighting was terrible with it being overcast most of the time! Maybe next weekend!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A small finish

Today I had a small finish. It's for a Christmas card for a friend. I took a picture of it when I finished the piece but forgot to take a picture of the finished project once I made it into a card!

Then I decided to torture the dog! LOL! Poor Duke. But doesn't he look so cute in his Santa outfit?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow Day

Today was a day that I really never thought I would see in South Louisiana. It snowed! Like really snowed! I am the type of person that when I get up in the morning I go straight to the bathroom to take my morning shower. By the time I had gotten out of the shower, my cell phone was going off like crazy. The text messages were coming in so fast I couldn't keep up. It was snowing! I figured it was just a light dusting of snow but it wasn't! It was actually inches of snow!

I took some pictures, they are kind of dark but then it was early this morning. It definitely made driving to work kind of stressful! I've never driven in snow or ice before. Not to mention the time it took to get the car prepared to drive! I had to literally dig the car out! I wish I had a picture of that! There were about 10 of us out in the parking lot this morning trying to determine which car was ours and then proceed to scoop the snow off the windows! But about as fast as you cleared one window, the window you had just cleared before that was full of snow again!
Duke did not like the snow. He would not leave the sidewalk! I think he was not very sure about it all. What was that white stuff? :)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas and updates

My little apartment has been decorated for Christmas. Although I am not home much and I won't be home for Christmas, I still like to decorate. I have a little tree and stockings for myself and my dog.

I've also been doing some stitching and beading. While the beading has been going slow as I am new to it and I loathe doing any type of embellishment on cross stitches, I've been trying to do a little bit each weekend. I find that I need a lot of light and so the middle of the day on Saturdays and Sundays are best.

I've also been working on the stamped cross stitch quilt for my friend's oldest daughter. It's coming along. While it's not going quite as fast as I would like so I can finish it and pick up some other projects, it's coming along quite nicely!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Time is Flying!

Wow! It's December already! Where is the time going! Just last week was Thanksgiving and yet it already feels like it was a month ago!

I was successful in getting my tree up this year already. It's just a little one (4 foot) but it took all last weekend to do because I decided it would be a good idea to rearrange my furniture in my living room so I could put it up in a new spot. Bleh!

Another week of work is done. This week literally flew by. I had such grand intentions when I went into work on Monday and while I did get some things accomplished, I didn't get the main things done! But I'll go in with good intentions once again next week!

This week's weather has been crazy down here! On Tuesday I was scraping ice off of my car's windows. Wednesday we were having a pleasant springy type of day. Thursday was rainy and temperatures dropped drastically from the time we got to work to the time that we got out. Today has been sunny but chilly. I think we are supposed to have a few days in a row that are cold. Which I don't mind, it's the cold one day, hot the next that is killing me!

I have been working on some cross stitch projects and I hope to have some progress photos soon! There's just so much with work, chores at home, Christmas shopping, friends, families, etc. It's a very busy time! I'm hoping to get some relaxing done this weekend along with stitching!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!