Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slow Going

This week has been goin like a snail! Its soo long. It will never end.

I've been making more progress on venetian. Trying to get the bottom finished, then I can move onto fun stuff like beading. Its so very boring.

Dh and I have been talking about a weekend getaway. Just somewhere closeby we haven't been where we can relax but also find interesting things to do. Close enough that we aren't in the car forever, but far enough to make it worth a night in a nice hotel. I think we've decided on virginia beach. Its about four hours from home so we could make it there in an afternoon, do some exploring, and head home Sunday afternoon. We love the beach, so even if it will be too cold to go in the water, we can still be near it. It has nothing to do with the fact that I want to visit the LNS there, not at all ;-)

This weekend I am hoping to get some organization in our spare room. Its quite an embarrassment. I've managed to let go of quite a few things by donating to goodwill, but there is still a bit to go.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

I am a Weiner!

My dear friend Danielle over at Peace, Love, and Stitching has gifted me with the Liebster Award!! She is so wonderfully nice! I hope you go check out her post to see what other talented stitchers have been gifted with such a nice award.

Liebster is a german word meaning favourite, dearest, or beloved. The Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.

The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting.

1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to

2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.

4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

My award recipients are listed below!!

1. A Southerner under the Northern Lights -- Love to see updates from this wonderful southern lady living in Alaska. A great example of the joy I get "meeting" other stitchers who are so close, yet so far!

2. Cross Stitched by Astrid -- One of the ladies I actually get to see in person to enjoy stitching, gossip and food!

3. Melissas Stitching Room -- I met Melissa recently on Facebook in a Mirabilia group. She is very nice and we have even traded a pattern from our stashes!! She has lovely work on her blog.

4. The Whispers of Autumn -- Lots of fun stitching and cute doggy and kitty pics!

5. Tickled Pink in Stitches -- Another stitching friend that I have met in person!! DJ has award winning stitching and wonderful stories to share on her blog!

Now the fun stuff with 5 random facts:

hmmmm, this is hard.....

1. I met my husband on he is not a psychopath and I am not a crazy person, nor was I desperate. haha!

2. The best stitching time to pass for me is in front of the tv while trashy reality shows are on. Jersey Shore, Real Housewives. Whatever, sometimes I am like wow, I am more stupid than I was an hour ago, though mostly I can convince myself I am not REALLY watching it, it's just background noise. Other times, the stitching is completely forgotten and I am yelling "no, she di'nt!"

3. I am way more emotional than I used to be before I got married. It's very weird, and some days I just don't know what to do with the stuff. Repress! Repress!!

4. I stalk celebrities on twitter.

5. I have a pen hoard in my desk at work. Some of them don't even work anymore, I have a problem.

I didn't get much stitching accomplished over the weekend. I have come to a part on Venetian that is just muy boring. It is all brown and light brown and dark brown and barf. Ugh, must persevere!

Monday, March 12, 2012


The May cottage from Country Cottage Needleworks has been posted. It is definitely my favorite so far!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekend Work

This weekend went by way too fast! The time change was a doozy for me today, but at least the weather was nice!

Hubby and I moved a bookshelf from upstairs into the living room downstairs. It looks perfect in the space left by the table we got rid of. Plus, it provides some storage space for movies, pictures and such.

Friday after work I was happy to have received two packages in the mail. First, was my new scentsy warmer and bars. Second, was my order from european cross stitch containing my beads for my chatelaine. Yay mail!!

Saturday night I babysat four girls, talk about exhausting. After sleeping in then enjoying a nice Sunday breakfast, hubby and I lounged around the house. I indulged in a Jersey Shore marathon and lots of stitching.

I've made a ton of progess on venetian over the last week. I'm very excited to be that much closer to finishing!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Well, its almost spring. I don't know how I feel about it though. I am very tired lately, I don't know what it is. Maybe once the warmer weather arrives, I will not feel so out of sorts with myself. Maybe its the little bit of upheaval I've had lately with this darn job I've been interviewing for. Maybe its the fact that I have jury duty this week and my time is not my own. Maybe I just need to watch the movie "one day" (awful, btw) and get it all out in 90 minutes or less.

My second interview was this past Friday. I am really not sure how to feel about it. In the past, when I've thought I've done something really well, it was a real bomb. And the worst job interview that was, in my honest opinion, the worst job interview in the history of the world got me the job I have now. So, who knows. Now, I'm waiting for my rejection letter or another phone call. Yes, there is a THIRD interview.

Yesterday, I got to enjoy the company of strangers at jury duty. I didn't get picked for a trial and gladly took my $15 to chipotle for lunch. I spent the rest of the day in my pajamas and alternated between the loving arms of my couch and doing some clean up around the house. Heres hoping I don't have to go back again this week. Although, it really wasn't that bad. Its an interesting process and I did get free lunch.

We decided to get rid of a table we had by our front door. Dh was pretty set on donating it to goodwill, but being the one that would have to deal with taking it there, I didn't feel like it. So I stuck a "free" sign on it and told him to put it outside. He was convinced noone would stop.....I showed him. Within 20 minutes, a lady pulled up in a van and shoved that table in her car so fast it was like it was never there.

I've also been getting back into my stitching. Yay! I've been working on Venetian Opulence by Mirabilia.

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