Friday, December 28, 2007

I feel like a turtle!

Hello everyone! I feel like I have had my head buried in my shell for weeks now. LOL, I guess I really have. We had a fantastic Christmas season at the store. Instead of stitching at work, I was busy restocking inventory, wrapping presents, and oh yeah, ringing up sales. I was so consumed but it was a great feeling. God has really blessed us this year. On Dec. 31, we will complete our first Jan-Dec in our new location. What a difference a year makes.
Needless to say, I have not stitched for quite some time. I am currently trying to get the ooomph to work on my scissor fob exchange (due 1-31), my sewing set stitch a long (as of the first I will officially be behind an assignment), and my Mirabilia RR rotation (not sure when this is due but I don't care because it was an entire rotation late to the person before me). Oh and a Christmas gift for a friend that I never had time to do (don't even know what to stitch). I work on little bitty bits at a time, you know I can't stress myself LOL.
The new Vera B ships from the company on January 2 so I am busy at work making sure my current inventory is correct, what a mess it is from Christmas. Then I have to load all of the bags that are coming into my inventory so that when they get here all I have to do is put in my counts and they can go out with no delay. New MN gets here I think in February. I already have a mini market, a trade show, an EGA regional seminar, a MN regional seminar and convention planned for trips next year.
It is shaping up to be a year of travel.
Ok, enough chatter. I hope everyone had a fantastic Merry Christmas.
Be safe and have a Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

Just a quick note to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Beatrice, The Baking Elf

Meet Beatrice! She is by Fanci That, one of the elves. I finished Caleb up into a standup and will do Beatrice too. I already have the fabric that I want in mind. Hobby Lobby has a pink and green harlequin print that I really think will be cute. I stitched her on some of the fabric that I got for my birthday.

I have nothing to stitch right now. Hahaha, not really. My ornament is done, two elves are done, I am caught up on the RR. I pulled the threads today for And a Forest Grew. I will need to serge the edges and then get my threads situated. My friend Theresa gave me a boatload of DMC earlier in the year and I was able to get most of my threads out of that, saving me lots of dollars. There must be 100 threads listed for that pattern. So, Thanks again Theresa!

Lunch is ready so I think while I have a break I am going to eat. Things are starting to pop here at the shop.

Have a good stitching afternoon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

While I Darn

This is my latest installment on the While I Darn SAL. I am really enjoying stitching this this way. Our "assignment" is very little sections every 15 days. It is definitely manageable. My color key didn't have the symbols for the little girls dress so I just winged it. I don't think it came out too bad.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Weekend Happenings

Let's see.....Friday mom and I went shopping. I got some new clothes out of the deal. Saturday work, home, watched the game. I know, I really really did. YAY LSU! (For those that don't know, I went to La Tech, not LSU but since I live in Baton Rouge and they are winning, I sorta have to support them right now.) Sunday, went to Church, came home took a nap, just got back from the theatre. Mom and I went to go see CATS tonight. Do you ever wonder about strange things? Tonight as we were leaving the theatre going to the parking garage we passed the back door and the cast parking. They already had all of the trucks engines started and the busses were in place. They were loading some of the props. The audience probably was not even out yet. It made me wonder what it would be like to live like that, travelling from city to city, not knowing where you are. Do they all ride on the same bus? Do they have different busses for different things? I read they have a massage therapist with them so when they want a massage do they go to the massage bus? Where do they eat? I know, wierd. I would never want to live like that but wouldn't it be neat to have the inside scoop.
Tomorrow I get my Christmas present, the plumber is coming to fix my toilet. I did finish my ornament for the EGA party next weekend and mom finished Caleb into a standup for me. Off to bed. The plumber will be here early in the morning.