Monday, November 09, 2009



I have an update on two projects!  Yay me!!! 

The first one is Mad Tea Party.  This one is a HAED being stitched on 25 count, 2 over 2, correction!  2 over 1.  Thanks Nancy!  You are so right!  I do mean 2 over 1.  Sometimes my brain goes faster than my fingers! This is the first time I've done a HAED with two threads. Typically I only use one.  I like the coverage but it definitely makes it a little bit more difficult.

The second update is the baby quilt I am doing for my newest niece. It is stamped cross stitch.  Let me say it again, for the thousandth time, I LOATHE stamped cross stitch!!!


It was such a lovely quiet weekend.  I've been so sick these days, it was great to stay at home and rest!!!  I watched the LSU game.  Yes, we loss. We won't dwell on that.  I also watched the Saints!!!  Who Dat!!!!  Yay!  They are 8-0!!!!  First time in the club's history! 

I also made enchiladas.  Yummy!  I used my grandmother's recipe.  They aren't hard to make but after making them this weekend, I remembered why I don't!  My tiny apartment kitchen just does not have the counterspace to make them!!!  They create such a mess!!! 

Jill came over for dinner.  I always am nervous when cooking for others.  But the enchiladas seemed to have been a hit with her.  I even sent some home with her. And there is, of course, more for leftovers! Yay!  No cooking for the next few days!  That's always a plus!

Totally Free

A co-worker and I ventured out to a local bakery, Totally Free, today.  We just thought we would see what they have.  They make goods WITHOUT gluten, sugar, dairy and eggs.  Yep!  What is possibly left to make a cookie or a muffin? We got some chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles.  I love snickerdoodles.  I didn't love these snickerdoodles.  They were very thick and unusual tasting.


Another fun, exciting week of work.  Can you hear the sarcasm drip from the words?  The little man is in a mood, and not a good one either.  I hope I make it through the week.  My tongue may not survive as I may have to bite through it to not say any smart ass remark.  Wish me luck!


Nancy M said...

Your HAED looks great so far. I think you mean you are doing 2 over 1 though.....I started my first HAED on 25 ct and I didn't like it, switched to 22 ct and I'm a much happier camper. Although it's truly my only UFO. Hope you survive your work week!

Meari said...

Good luck with holding your tongue. :) Your WIPs look good. Enchiladas... yummy!

Mel said...

A great new start! I do my HAED's/BAP over 1 with 1 strand on 25 ct. So I'm interested in seeing how this one turns out for you. Was there a reason you chose to go with 2?

Carolyn NC said...

Your HAED looks great. Interesting with the 2 over 1. I'm using 1 over 1 on my 25 ct. Black Lugana - not thrilled with the coverage, but man, two threads was so bulky! I'll be interested to see how yours progresses. Maybe next time I'll use two. At least it's DMC, so I can wash it and hopefully, it'll plump up a little. Your teddy bear is also so cute!