Friday, November 30, 2007

Diane's RR

This is my rotation on Diane's Mira RR. It is a cameo of Fairy Idyll. I think she turned out pretty.

A Post of Its Own

This was my birthday present from Theresa and Daphne. I love it! It is so cute and teeny tiny. Thanks ya'll.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Caleb and other stuff

So, here is Caleb the Candy Elf. The fabric is what I will use to back him. I am going to try making a stand up. I haven't ever done that before but it can't be that hard.

This has been a crazy few weeks. My birthday was nice. I got another present from my friends Theresa and Daphne that I will try to get a picture of this weekend. It is so cute, I love it.

LSU lost yesterday. That was sad. They have had a really good season. I am not a fan but how they play affects the entire city. This is definitely a football town.

Mom and I got up and went Black Friday shopping yesterday. I can't believe she actually went with me. We just went to Target and were back home by about 6:30. Maybe next year we can go longer. The thing is, we have to be at work for 10 so we can't stay gone too long.

Thanksgiving was OK. Mom and I went to 2 movies. We don't like to stay at home too much. My grandmother has forgotten that she ever made dressing and candied yams so she couldn't help my mom. That was sad. She never taught anyone how to make Thanksgiving so we just had to sorta guess at the recipes. It came out OK. I really need to learn how to do it now that my mom sorta knows how, especially the yams. Yummy! No mashed sweet potato casserole with marshmallows for me, give me candied yams any day.

Last week in town there was an apartment complex that burned down. It affected over 200 people. There is one family that the husband was burned very badly. They are friends of a friend. This is very near and dear to me. You see, you may not know it but, Dec 24 of 1990, my apartment burned to the ground. I was 21 years old, living in my first apartment. I lost everything I owned. My mom and I went shopping for this family the night before Thanksgiving and got some stuff. If anyone wants to help contribute to this family please contact me. I wish I could help them all but unfortunately I can't. We have so much that we had to do something. It just so happened that I was put in touch with one of them.

We were busy at the shop yesterday and as I write this I am hoping for another busy day today. I haven't picked up a needle in a while but hope to today. I am actually in the Christmas mood. That hasn't happened in a few years. I hope to actually put up my tree this year too.
Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 39th birthday. I don't foresee the day to be very eventful. It is just a regular work day. My mom has not said anything about going to eat dinner or anything. Let's far my grandmother gave me $10.00, Kaye gave me the Mirabilia November Fairy, and I got the first package of my birthday exchange. Kari sent me LHN's Curly Q Ewe, some fabric, and some sticky notes. Saturday I decided to start one of Fanci That Elves since I now had the fabric for it. I just have his hat to do and I will be done with him. Three people from the birthday exchange have emailed me and told me that I have packages on the way. Today is the observance of Veteran's day so there is no mail. I guess I won't get anything today LOL.

I am off to work now. Have a great day!

Edited to add: Jann just came by for a birthday surprise. She brought me lunch and a cake from Baum's bakery. They even put my name on it! My mom brought me some pink roses and a mini cake and a card. I finished Caleb the Candy Elf but he can't come play until later. Today I want everyone to know it is my birthday LOL

2:39- My brother just called to wish me a HB. Amazing, just amazing. I can't believe he actually called me the day of. Usually he doesn't tell me until closer to Thanksgiving.

I got from Annette: Country Cottage Gingerbread House and Crescent Colors
From Ilona I got some fabric, threads, and needles
Autumn: Friends kit from Sweetheart Tree

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

More Motorcycles

Today I saw more motorcycles but these weren't so happy. Saturday night there was a horrible accident in town where 4 senior boys were killed and 2 more were injured. Evidently they had been drinking and were involved in a hit and run accident and they fled the scene, turned their lights off on the truck, then when they went around the corner they hit the ditch. Three were killed instantly and the 4th was killed by the time he got to the hospital. The funerals were today. They were all four held together at a local Church. My store just happens to sit on the same road as the Church and the cemetary and right in the middle of the two. It was a very somber day around town. When the funerals were over there were tons of motorcycles and cars, cars, and more cars. They closed down the road for the procession to the cemetary. Three of the boys were buried there and the other one was buried at a Church a little further down the road. The word is there were more than 1000 people at the funeral. This is a very small town and when something like this happens, it affects everyone. Enough sadness for today!

Excitement in the little town!

Before I get to that, yes, I am home yet again. I had a really nice trip. I will have to say that Vera Bradley treated us very well. We had a constant supply of food, good food, not skimpy. They produced a special bag for us in one of the new patterns that you can't order, they gave us unlimited access to these cute note pads and some mints they are doing for breast cancer next year. It was so nice to talk to Vera retailers from other parts of the country. Oh and what a surprise, Pat Miller who is one of the founders of the company ate breakfast with my mom and I on Monday morning. I felt really special. The owners mixed and mingled and didn't sit secluded afraid to talk to anyone.

So on to the excitement. For those of you who don't know where I work, it is a little town right outside of Baton Rouge. Not much goes on here but when it does it is a big deal. Yesterday the Vietnam Wall reproduction travelled through on the way to it's next stop. There were supposed to be about 3000 motorcycles but I don't think there were near that many. I took some pictures of the todo. It doesn't look that impressive when looking at the pictures but it really was sorta neat.

I took more pictures but when I posted them you couldn't really see. I can tell what they are. There were some really neat motorcycles. Did I say that already? Anyway, this is a picture of the truck they were escorting.

Ok, off to work now. Have a great day!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

WIDSS Parts 2 and 3

This post is just to serve as a record that I completed parts 2 and 3.
Off to Atlanta tomorrow. Have a great day!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Another One Down!

I just now finished my current installment of the Mira RR. I chose to stitch Villa Mirabilia. This isn't the best picture but it will do.

I am trying to destress myself some. I finally had to go on blood pressure meds. I have been flirting with high blood pressure for a while now but it finally got me. With heart disease coming at me from both my parents families, I guess it really isn't something I need to play with.

I am off for another trip this weekend. This will be my 3rd weekend trip in 4 weeks. No wonder I am stressed LOL. Mom and I are off to Atlanta to preview the new spring line for Vera Bradley. I have already been studying my book so I am pretty much ready to place my order. It will just be a place to touch and feel the new stuff and I think we get a freebie bag for going. My friend did anyway.

I don't know if I will have time to post again before the weekend but if not, have a great one. I hope to do some stitching. I am starting a new needlepoint project for EGA.