Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekend Stitching Update

This weekend I spent some time working on The Kiss by Mirabilia. I didn't spend too much time on it as I spent a lot of time shopping and at the pool this weekend, but it is a really easy stitch! I stitched till I ran out of one of the Kreinik threads! I see a trip to the LNS in my near future!!! :) Ok, so that's just a good excuse to have to go!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Great Saturday!

Today my bonus check came through! So off I headed to Gulfport for some outlet shopping! My goal was to get some new work pants and a new purse! I succeeded on the goal. I got some really great deals on pants, shirts, and pajamas! Then I treated myself. I bought myself a brand new Coach purse! I have never, personally, spent that much money on an item for myself! But I enjoyed doing it!!!! :)
The afternoon continued by spending some good bonding time with my friend Celestine. We headed to the local gellato shop and split a sundae. It was so yummy. We forgot to take a picture. It was called the Spaghetti sundae. In a sundae bowl, they took vanilla gellato and put it in a noodle press making it look like spaghetti. It was then topped with a fresh cherry syrup - spaghetti sauce, real cherries (not maraschinos) - meatballs, and coconut flakes - parmesan cheese. It was so yummy! And light and fresh. Perfect for a hot, humid weekend afternoon!
After that we went grocery shopping. Yes, together. LOL! It is such a girl thing to do! We went to a local market that specializes in pre-made foods. It was fun to browse and pick out things for the upcoming week!
Now I am washing all my new clothes and am going to watch a few episodes of the True Blood series season 1 while doing some stitching. So far, this weekend has been great!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dragon Knot Update

Here's my update on Dragon Knot. I completed another tiny section of the pattern. I'm going to keep plugging away at it!!! :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Vent

Do you ever have that feeling that you perpetually repeat the same mistakes in life? That you know that they are mistakes and yet you keep repeating them over and over?

I'm a smart woman. I have a good life. I have a good job (most of the time - but isnt' that typical of most jobs?). I pay my bills. I have a little extra that I can put aside and spend on goodies like books and cross stitch supplies. I have good friends. Family who loves me. A great dog! Then why is it that I obsess on the things that I can't have? When I say obsess, I mean, can't get it out of my head, hit your head against the wall numerous times type of obsession. And it is an obsession on something that is not even good for me.

Seems like I am mentally healthy if I can recognize that I have a problem. However, even though I know there's an issue, just don't know how to solve it. I've always solved things on my own. But this time I think that I might need help. It feels like failure though that I require help. I was always taught to be self sufficient.

Oh I feel like demons are raging on inside of me. I wish I could have stayed in Houston! I think I see another trip very soon!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Trip to Houston

This weekend I "ran away" to Houston. I need some rest and relaxation. It was great spending the weekend with my friends!!! It was just what I needed. Too bad I had to come back!!!!

Since I had a half day on Friday, I didn't want to waste it so I decided a road trip was just what I needed! So Duke and I loaded up in the car and headed out to Houston. That first night we went out to dinner at La Parmigiana. Little italian place. It was quite good! Of course, Parker ordered the chicken fingers!!! LOL

On Saturday, we didn't do too much. Or at least nothing was planned. I took off with Marly and we went to 3 Stitches in Spring. I love that store! I did buy a Passion Ricome design that I will post later as it is going to be a gift for someone. Marly also requested that I teach her to cross stitch so that one day she could make pictures as pretty as I do! Awww, my heart melted. So off to Michaels to get her a beginning kit. I do believe she has picked it up fairly quickly. I've instructed her to finish the cross stitch and when I come back I will show her how to do backstitches!

We then spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool! Which was then topped off by a dinner of hot dogs, homemade potato salad, and homemade ice cream!!!!

It was such a great weekend! I didn't want to come back!!! I also got to spend some time with Cassady who is now 3 months, almost 4 months old. With the exception of a few spit ups, she is developing quite a personality that just makes you smile!!!!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Hi ya'll! I haven't been doing very much stitching but I do have a little bit of progress to show on The Kiss and Dragon Knot 2! The Kiss is actually a very easy stitch and the Dragon Knot is slow going!

I'm hoping to get back into stitching. I've been reading the Sookie Stackhouse series and finished the latest book this weekend. I LOVE that series! I can't believe that I have to wait a whole year for the next one to come out!