Sunday, April 3, 2011

TUSAL and Spring Swap

TUSAL JAR 04/03/2011
Lots of black and white threads from working on embroidering the flowers for my wedding bouquet. Almost done!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend! Our weekend has been great! Friday night, Matt worked at his parttime job while I enjoyed some time at home. I watched one of the most awful movies I have ever seen, "The Romantics". It isn't often that I pan a movie and say how truly awful it is, but this movie. Wow, it was one of those bad movies you just keep watching in the hopes that it would get better, and it just. never. does. Such a let down. Afterwards, I had a good pick me up by watching a couple more episodes of "My So Called Life". I didn't get much stitching done as I came down with a bad movie headache and ended up going to bed as soon as Matt got home.

Saturday, we enjoyed a leisurely day around the house. One of the few we have left as the wedding(and crazy) gets closer. I did four loads of laundry and told the rest of the house cleaning to shove it. Later that evening, Matt and I took a nap. I never take a nap, and for good reason. I had a dream I swallowed part of a toy helicopter, truly awful. No naps for this girl. After naptime we decided to get out of the house and go to see a movie. We saw "Source Code". Holy cow, that movie was good! Go see it!! And Jake is so yum with his stubble.

This morning we went to church, breakfast and the grocery store. I decided to continue our weekend of movies and got "127 hours" and "black swan" from the Blockbuster Express machine. Both good movies. James Franco certainly earned his oscar nomination. He carries that whole movie, seriously, its all him and he is great. Black Swan? Oh my, that girl was psycho and Natalie Portman got some skillz.

In other news, I am a total slacker! My spring swap gift came last week and I have yet to mail my gifts out to my partner, but tomorrow is the day, it will be done! Anyway, I received wonderful gifts from Sheila!

(There was more candy, but I ate it before I took a picture.) The wonderful Sheila sent me some sweet loot and a lovely handmade scissor fob! I love the mug, it is so bright and springy and came in a super cute box that I am saving for stitchy stuff. The scissor fob has a cute daffodil and other flowers on it, accented by beads. It's so cute, I hung it off my stitching light that is always set up by my stitching spot, so I always get to see flowers while I stitch. See the cute little bird?! It's already got a perfect spot on a table by our front door and the rose candle holder already has a candle in it, sitting up in our bedroom. Sheila also included a small 6x6 scrapbook and with all the stitchers online talking about doing stitching scrapbooks, I think I've got some plans for it. Thank you so much Sheila, I enjoyed every one of your thoughtful gifts!

I was able to get some stitching done this weekend. I worked mostly on trying to get all the flowers done for my bouquet, but today I took a break to work on my sampler. I am really enjoying working with the silks, although the 40 ct. is a little hard on the eyes sometimes.

A Sweeter Love
Plum Street Samplers
 40 ct. Sand Newcastle 1 over 2

Well, tomorrow start another work week. Hurry up, Friday!!


Parsley said...

I'm so glad you joined in my spring swap. Looks like you got lots of fun surprises!

Danielle said...

Great start on the sampler!!

Sheila said...

Glad you liked your things. Your sampler looks nice.

Daffycat said...

Lovely ORTs in your jar!