Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Quaker Garden

I finished Quaker Garden by Blackbird Designs over the weekend. It is stitched on Garden State Java. I am not really a fan of Blackbird but for some reason this one appealed to me. I think I am going to quit using my iron. When I ironed it, I was using the steam and a big pool of water has now turned into a big water spot on my fabric. Every time I iron something it gets messed up. It will be OK once it is framed, you won't be able to see it at all. I guess I could mist the entire thing, adding more spots to give the fabric a mottled effect.

I was in a rather meloncholy mood last night. My good friends dad died and I had to go to the funeral home. I thought I would be OK but, when I got there, I realized that the visitation was in the same room that my dad was in. I got chills when I was standing in there. I know that is goofy but, that is me. Then since I was already on the upset side, I drove back to the cemetary behind the funeral home to check on my dad's grave. I cried of course. I think I don't ever go because I always get upset. This is the first time I had been in about 5 years and I pass it every day, several times. I didn't stay long because dark was approaching fast and a cemetary at dark is not really somewhere that I long to be.

I went to stitching last night at the LNS. That was nothing great with no new news. I left early to go do my funeral home stint and then met one of the ladies for dinner. At dinner, I ran into one of the girls that owns a children's shop in the shopping center my store is in. She confirmed that they are moving to this end by me but, in between them and me, there will be a donut shop. UGH! Not to mention all the donuts I will be eating, it is going to stink! I really want to email the landlord and encourage them to rent further down the shopping center, away from me.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

No New News

Not much going on around here.
I went to Dallas market last week. I was going to take pictures of the landscape on the way there and in Dallas in case someone hasn't ever been there but, I dozed a lot of the way and when I remembered, it was dark. Maybe next time. We walked at market until we couldn't walk any more. Market consists of one building with 2 floors and one building with 15 floors. There are gift showrooms on almost every floor and this time apparel market coincided with gift market so we walked every floor every day. We ordered lots of good stuff so now it is just a matter of selling it when it comes in!
Thursday I went to the sampler group at the LNS. I had finished the parts of my project that I already had (that was in my last post) so I just visited. I was really too tired to stitch anyway.
Friday night I went to dinner and a movie with my friend with the flourescent green cast on her arm :) We went to see Reign Over Me. I never really thought about it but, I am sure there were some people that did react that way after 9/11.
Today I am working and am going to try to stitch some. I don't have any progress report from stitching. I only got to stitch one night on my trip. I took tons with me, I don't know why. I don't ever stitch away from home. One day I will learn my lesson that I don't have to take all that stuff.
Have a great day!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Small Accomplishment

This is what I have been stitching on lately. It is Drawn Thread's Sampler of Stitches. I chose this pattern to work on for our Thursday night stitch group. Obviously, I work on it more often than just one Thursday a month. I got tired of it looming overhead so decided to finish the charts that I had. It will be a bellpull when finished. The next pattern should come out in May.

I have been in a bit of a depression lately. The bottom line is that I am super tired. I am physically, emotionally, and mentally tired. I am feeling that I never get anything accomplished because there isn't enough hours in the day. I have also been feeling smothered by my mom. I work with my mom 6 days a week and on Sundays she usually wants to go shopping or something so, I end up being with her all day every day. For heaven's sake, I am 38 years old! I need some me time. Every time I come up with a trip to go on, if it is store related at all, she finagles a way to go with me. The only time I can go by myself is when someone else asks me to go with them somewhere. I am tired of always doing things with my mom or by myself. I guess I am just feeling sorry for myself and needed a pity party. Sorry for that little rant.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Merry Christmas Autumn!

As I said in my last post, I finally finished Autumn's Christmas present. It was supposed to be finished when I finished her mom's stand up way back in December. Well, this is what I did for her. It is Just Nan's Peacock Tapestry. Because I took so long, I treated her to a chart off of her wish list too.

Monday, March 5, 2007


I just burned my finger on my smoking needle LOL I had lots of stitching time this weekend.

This is Mill Hill Picket Fences July which I have had in my stash for about 3 years now. I decided the only way it was going to get done was just for me to do it. I did this all day Saturday. I just have to cut it out and put the wagon on the chicken and the feet on the chicken but, I will do that later.
This is the first part of Mill Hill's August Picket Fence. This was all I got done Sunday. I was so tired that after church I slept for almost 4 hours. It was a nice nap!
This is what I got done Friday night. It is new Drawn Thread sampler I am doing with some women at the LNS.
I also finished stitching Autumn's Christmas present and putting it together. I will show that picture later. I slipped and didn't get it done for Christmas, then I changed my mind midstream so then I had to start all over. I hope she hasn't already stitched the pattern that I did. Oh well, too late now. LOL

Thursday, March 1, 2007

"I'll Be There"

Listening to the Temptations in Atlanta at our annual Convention for our business. They just announced The Temptations are the entertainment at our final banquet.

I have been too busy lately to even think about stitching. Hopefully I will get to put in a few stitches tonight.

Yesterday I had a visit from one of the Vice Presidents of our home company. She and the area representative got caught up in a wreck that closed down the interstate for hours so they were quite late getting to me but, we waited. It isn't very often that the VP gets into the field so it was something worth waiting for. They didn't stay very long because it was so late last night but, they were very complimentary of the studio.

Well, that's all I have for today. I am having stitching withdrawals and I am at work by myself right now so, I am going to see if I can't stitch something.