Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Me Day

So I was only back to work two days after the holiday and needed to call out today. I was basically told on Tuesday that today I would put in the position of pretty much doing someones elses job and be made to look like a fool because they didn't want to deal with it. I wasnt much interested in "taking one for the team" so I did something I rarely do, and called out for no good reason.

I spent the day straightening up my house and sitting on my couch watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. I did some stitching, but nothing close to a marathon and that's okay with me. It was a good day.

Jobs are stupid.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Catch Up Time and TUSAL

Sigh, well that was fun.

Well, not as much as I thought it would be. How could I have five days off work and feel completely exhausted and unaccomplished at the end of it?!?! Oh well, stuff happens!

I got alittle bit of stitching done and here is thia months TUSAL jar!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sweet Progress

Some progress on "A Sweeter Love"

Today is my Friday at work!! Yay!! Bring on the turkey! I'm so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekend Geeking Out

Super busy weekend. Hopefully, this weekend, my couch and butt will become familiar with each other once again.

Friday night, my friend and I enjoyed going to the movies to see Breaking Dawn. Lots of fun, and I just HAD to have a souvenir bucket and cup!! Yes, I totally geeked out when I saw them.

I also finally got to see the new releases from Plum Street Samplers! Looove! Definitely going on the wish list!

Its a short work week for me this week, I'm so excited to spend some time at home!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Crack Me Up

Saw this picture today. Had a food laugh!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Waiting...Not My Thing

Waiting is so not my thing lately.

Waiting for the weekend, waiting for packages to come in the mail. Waiting for Breaking Dawn. Waiting for that sneaky Paulette to show us the rest of those sneak peeks of her new designs!

And for some reason I haven't yet gotten it together enough to post pics of all my goodies from the retreat. They are coming though!

Not much else is going on this week. Just chugging along, as always. Tomorrow night is girls night! Going with my best gf to see the movie and then I'm ready to relax this weekend. Only two work days next week!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Great Time!

I got home from the retreat in Laurel, Md on Sunday. It was nice that it only took an hour to get home!

Danielle and I had a great time!! We got to meet some nice ladies, do some shopping, and see the amazing work at the Montpelier Mansion.

We arrived Friday afternoon and got to get straight to stitching! The hard working organizers of the retreat gifted us with some great goodie bags and door prizes. There was also a yummy dinner provided Friday and Saturday night, along with drinks and snacks available throughout the day.

The stitching lounge closed at 11 pm so we got a nice ten hours of stitching Friday night and enjoyed some tv in our room later. Saturday, we had all day to stitch from 8am to 11 pm so except for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a trip to the mansion....we stitched. It was great!!

I worked mainly on two big projects. Growing like a tree sampler by moira blackburn and a sweeter love by plum street samplers. I got a very good start on growing and after I had burned out on sweeter love a few months ago, Saturday I was able to get back into it and made a lot of progress.

Danielle and I were so excited about our progress on Saturday that after the lounge closed at 11 that night, we went back to our room to continue stitching while watching Saturday Night Live!

I took off work yesterday, so after a busy weekend stitching, I got to enjoy a day at home. Since I had the bug, I did more work on sweeter love! I decided to change the hair color on the lady. It is charted for a brownish red, but since its for Matt and myself, I decided to change the color to closer match my own hair.

Now its back to real life, counting down to the next long weekend!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Fun Time

Today is the day I am off to the Montpelier Retreat!! I am so excited!!

I am hoping to get lots and lots of stitching done on some wip's.

In the meantime, have you seen this sneaky peeky from Pauletter over at Plum Street Samplers?! Think those two will be going on my list!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Two Days

Only two more days of work until freedom!! Lol!

Last night, I started working on lhns bringing home the tree ornament. When I was at my lns last weekend they had the small cuts of fabric called for on the chart. Weeks dye works cocoa in 30 count.

Honestly, I do not like it. Maybe its because its small and I have to stitch in hand (I prefer my qsnaps) or maybe its because, to me, the fabric feels loose and wonky.

Its just not my bag.

I also wanted to share what I am making for dinner in my crockpot tonight! Pepperjack chicken!

1 can cheddar cheese OR nacho cheese soup (I can only find cheddar in my store and its fine)

1 jar of salsa

1 lb chicken breast, cut up

1 of each - green, red, yellow peppers, roughly chopped.

We have a wegmans that just opened up near is and I loooove wegmans!! In the produce section, they have a section where employees chop up fresh veggies and package them for sale. So I got a nice package of red, green, orange and yellow peppers already chopped up and ready to go! Saves me time and I love the smell of fresh peppers!

Anywho, throw everything in the crockpot and set your timer. The first time I made this a couple weeks ago, I set it for fours hours and it was good. Today, since I threw it in this morning before I left for work, I set it for ten. Can't wait to get home and experience that delicious smell!

When you're ready to eat, serve over rice. A yummy meal! does anyone else have an irrational fear of leaving home with the crockpot going. I'm always scared I will come home to a burned down shell of a house or a completely crusted out inedible meal.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekend Fun

Yesterday I got to meet up with Danielle and Denise at a local Panera. It was a lot of fun to lunch and stitch!

The Panera was only a few minutes from our lns The Stitching Post so I decided to make a quick trip. I picked up two lhn ornament charts and fabric cuts, plus the Quaker Hearts kit by Shepherds Bush. I had been eyeing the kit for some time so I just bit the bullet and got it.

Hubby worked last night at his parttime job at our local liqour store. I stopped by for a visit and he showed me they had gotten this Skinny Girl white cranberry cosmo drink. Lucky me, he brought some home with him for me to try later that night! Its delish!

While Matt was at work, I enjoyed a movie and started my new sampler. I watched Water for Elephants. I thought it was good.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekend Ready

I am definitely ready for the weekend! What a long week. Made even longer for the fact that so many other people said it went by really fast. I beg to differ.

I finished a custom order from my shop. This cute bird hat. I'm currently working on a penguin hat which I designed myself. Its coming out nicely!

I really appreciate all of your compliments on my fob finish! Its a great little stitch and a quick finish. Shepherds Bush really puts out some great kits! Sweet stitches came with everything I needed to make the fob, including the ribbon and beads for the ruched trim, right down to the needles for the stitching and beading. Their smaller kits are definitely travel friendly since everything comes together.

Only one more week until retreat time! I am definitely excited to have alittle get away time.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yay Mail!!

My new Kindle cover came in the mail today. I love it!!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ta Da!

Just finished my scissors fob! Yay!!

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Last night after work I got alittle bit of a start to finishing my scissor fob.

Dang, trying to attach ribbon and beading to this tiny square is some fiddly stuff.

It is my first time using this finishing technique and I'm a bit of a perfectionist so it is slow going. It has to look just so, know what I mean?

My first attempt, I thought I would do the ruching first and then sew it onto the the fob. Well, that didn't quite work out so I took it apart.

Currently, I am ruching and sewing as I go. So, I have two threads and two needles going at the same time. Imagine the ridiculousness of trying to bead and ruche while also keeping the sewing thread from getting tangled in the ruching thread.

I don't know if I like it or not. I got about one and a half sides done and asked my husband what he thought. He said oh, it looks nice. Figures. Lol. So I've decided to just go with it and see how it looks when its all done. If I don't like it, ill just cut it off and do twisted cord for the finishing.

I only got to work on it for about 45 minutes last night before we went to a friends house to hang out and have dinner with her family while her kids were trick or treating. It was a great night!

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