I can't believe it has been a week since I last posted!!
Not much going on, just some busy stuff. Matt had developed a reaction/infection to one of the sutures used in his previous surgery so he had to have another procedure this past Wednesday to remove it. His third procedure in less than a month!!
Since he was so good, afterwards I took him to a new place that just opened up in town. It's called Yogi Castle. It is a frozen yogurt place where you go in and make your own creations, your bowl is then weighed and pay by the ounce. It was fun to pick our own treats and then put some yummy toppings on it.
I also have not been doing very much stitching, but I have been crocheting!! I finally opened up my Etsy shop and although there isnt much listed right now, I am hoping to add a few things as I get them finished.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!! I am definitely looking forward to the next few weeks. Hopefully, we will be getting things back to normal in our house and we will be able to enjoy our coming vacation!
So here it is. I ripped every single thread out. Isnt my pile pretty?!
A lot of you suggested just starting on a new piece of fabric, but this is all I've got and with Matts illness the last couple weeks, ordering something was just not in the budget. Ill be on a stash diet for quite awhile.
Amazingly, I didn't cut one whole in the fabric or rip it to shreds in frustration. Cookie for me! So tomorrow I will start anew. Maybe I won't screw it up, again.
I got to spend some time on my sampler last night. Almost done another page!
While Matt was working last night, I did some house cleaning and then planted myself on the couch to enjoy my stitching and the Jersey Shore marathon leading up to the premiere last night. That show is a hot mess.
Matt is working again tonight so I am hoping to get more stitching time in.
On another note, how many of you stitch Chatelaine designs? There is a new one being released at the Baltimore market in a couple weeks and, oh, I really like it! I've never stitched one of her designs before so it would be my first one if I get it.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled stitching gabfest.
So, Matt and I had this deal when we got married that I would GIVE him all the gift cards we got from the wedding for him to use at Target to buy a PS3. I wanted it for the blu ray capabilities and he in his child like enthusiasm was all about the gaming.
I am not much of a gamer. I like games with a purpose. I totally do not get those strategy games where you more or less walk around in a circle for hours on end and then you mysteriously win. Whatever. I need goals, I need points. I need a map for crying out loud. Hence, kid games are more my speed. They have set goals, you unlock treasures and levels. There are puzzles that make you feel really smart. (Anyone else LOVING garden of time on facebook?!)
I have a Nintendo DS. I love it! I don't play on it as often as I used to and actually "beat" my first game on it a couple years ago. Sims 2 castaway is pretty slammin....OKAY, fine I totally cheated and looked up how to get off that stupid island on the internet. But still, I did it.
We also have a Wii, I really like the movement centered games in which you actually have to get off your butt to do things. The first time I ever played a Raving Rabbids game I almost peed my pants.
I have been pretty blase about the PS3. Matt loves it so thats all that matters. I get to watch fancy movies and stream Netflix to my hearts content. But, over the weekend I found this game in the game store. We have gotten pretty savvy about trading in old DVD's and video games for store credit so we can get new stuff. This game was on sale used for $14.99, a new PS3 game usually costs $60, I was sold.
I don't even know why I like this game. I have it for my DS also. Maybe it is because it is a girl hero with some kick ass guns and big ta ta's. Maybe it's the sweet graphics (yea right, like I care). Or, maybe it's the maps and the directions and oh, find this and find that purpose of each level. I actually GET the story. But, it is pretty fun. For some reason, I totally like these Tomb Raider games.
In other news, I have also been trying to read more. Goodreads has really helped me branch out from the typical and generic romance novel. Anyone else getting tired of those? I am totally bored by them these days. Anyways, I just finished reading this book:
It is quite thrilling with a crazy surprise ending. It is a bit raw and sometimes graphic, so not for the faint of heart, but a good story. Definitely going to be reading the authors next book "Never Knowing" which at this very moment, is waiting for me at my local library.
Since we are talking about books, I have to bring up the whole deal about Borders. I am totally bummed that ALL of their stores are now closing. I haven't spent much money on books in the last year or two. I was getting most of my books from the local library and I did just recently got my Kindle, but there is just something about being in a book store.
First up is my Tusal jar! Its pretty full, the top threads being mostly from my sampler.
I've made progress on my sampler! I call it Matts house because that's where the groom comes from. So, Matts house now has windows! Some people have asked me the name of the sampler. It is "A Sweeter Love" by Plum Street Sampler.
Last but not least are these goodies I got in the mail today from my friend Danielle! She has turned to the dark side of needlepoint amd has passed me some cross stitch stash! Two cute zip bags, a sampler magazine, and two mirabilia charts. Also, some time ago she started working on Peony Garden which I always drooled over when I saw it. She decided to send me her wip, the threads, and beads to finish her!