Thursday, October 30, 2003

Yeah!! It's finished!! I have finally finished my Key West Sampler!!

Brightneedle Key West Sampler

I got it done yesterday on my lunch break. I secluded myself in the back of the store and got it done. So.. that left me to start something new! I started a Chatelaine freebie Lady's Boudoir: Bluebell Fan. I accidently got the wrong green thread and my LNS didn't have a couple of the threads it called for, but I like how it's turning out anyways. I'll post a pic when I get a little more done. Well, I'd better get to bed... if I fall asleep right now, I'll get 6 1/2 hours. That is if no one wakes me up during the night!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Ugh, I have to start getting ready for work in an hour. I don't mind it so much once I'm there, it's just the anticipation of getting ready, getting the kids ready, taking them to grandma's, not being able to do all the things I want to do, etc. That gets me down. I do like getting my paychecks though! Well, not much else going on. I have definitely been bitten by the Mystery bug, I'm obsessed!! :) I want to sign up for the new christmas design and the quilt one! Argh!! I just don't have the $$ right now. Maybe if I get some Christmas money?? I added the links on the side for Chatelaine if anyone wants to get obsessed with me! Prinn I know you're already there! That's all for now!!

P.S. I did get some stitching on KWS last night. I forced myself to get more completed. Now I think I just have 6 more letters and a flower to finish! Almost done!! I'm going to take it to work with me today, maybe I can get it finished on my break!

P.P.S I found the smilies at

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

I've been playing around with my blog today. I added a little bio and some of my favorite links. We're just hanging out around the house today. I could have sworn I just cleaned the whole house and did all the laundry. It's a complete mess again! These kids are like mini tornadoes!!

I've been playing around even more! I found Blog Skins and now I can't stop messing with this thing!!
Sunday was such a nice day, it was rainy and cool. Just a day to snuggle. Monday I had to get up early and go to work, it was good because I was teaching someone to do the schedule. They're realizing what a pain it is! :) I'm a computer nerd so I don't mind it so much. The only thing I mind is the people complaining once it's finished. Hey, get another job if you don't like your hours!! Just kidding. I really try to be fair, but sometimes it's hard. We have one girl (18) who just moved up into the front office and wants to go to the back office. She started crying yesterday when she saw two other women are training in the front office. She's so clueless. I tried to explain to her she needs to be patient. She's just young and immature and doesn't realize her time will come eventually, but she needs to grow up a little. But I can't talk because I was once just like her. I wanted just what she wanted so bad. I became a manager, have pretty much been there, done that. I decided to step down because I wanted a family (not easy working 50 hrs. as a mgr.). I had to work my way back up from a cashier. But worth it because I now have two beautiful boys. Oh well, what can you do?? One day I'll have a "real" job and will look back and laugh at all this silliness! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2003

I finished my Halloween Flip-it! Here's the pic...

Lizzie Kate Halloween Flip-it

Now I have to finish my math. Fun, fun! Anyone know anything about logarthmic functions? I was going cross-eyed earlier trying to figure all this out. I just need to pass, and then I can take classes in a real classroom close to home. I love online classes for their convenience, but I definitely miss having a class to actually go to, and having the teacher right there to help. Off to study!

Edited to add - I got a 97% on my quiz! Woo Hoo! Too bad I couldn't do that on my midterm!! :)
Well, I didn't go to the race. If you turn to NBC right now, you'll understand why! :) It's been raining all day here. I left the kids with my mom so I could get my homework done today and I ended up sleeping in until 10 am (would've been 11 if the time hadn't changed). I don't think I've slept in that late in years. I think my body needed it. I didn't work on KWS yesterday, I ended up starting Lizzie Kate's Halloween flip-it. It's so cute! They had it stitched at my LNS and I had to have it. I thought it would get me into the Halloween spirit! I got some more threads for Mystery VI yesterday from Elegant Stitch. They are just gorgeous! Well, that's all for now! I'm going to eat some homemade bread my mom made and maybe stitch a little or do math. Hmmm... should I be good or bad?? Where's that little devil smiley when I need it?? :)

Friday, October 24, 2003

I did not stitch at all yesterday! I cleaned, cleaned, cleaned. I wouldn't let myself stop until it was done. I got the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and living room. Now I just have to finish laundry. :( I should've worked on my Algebra, but I just didn't get the chance. I'm really trying to get out of going to that race, so I can work on it then (and maybe a little stitching). I did up load a pic of my keywest sampler...

I have to work today, so maybe I can get some done on my break. Oh today is payday, yeah!! And I actually have some money leftover from last payday, it's a miracle! Ah, the joys of living paycheck to paycheck. One day, I'll look back and laugh. I just have to keep telling myself that! :)

P.S. I also uploaded my Guardian Angel WIP. Click here to view her.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

I got my buttons on my Bethlehem Christmas. So now I can officially say that it's finished. I think it turned out pretty cute. I didn't work on Key West last night, I ended up working on Guardian Angel by L&L. I love the colors in this angel, and it's a lot of solid stitching, I needed a break from changing colors so much! Well, not much else going on here. Have to finish up laundry! Fun, fun! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

It's a beautiful Autumn day here in North Georgia!

The weather has been absolutely perfect! A little warm, but I can live with that! :) I just had to capture this picture of the fall leaves and the sun setting behind it. I got quite a bit of stitching done on Key West Sampler. I'm hoping to finish it up this week. I think I might work on Sophie tonight though. I went to my LNS in Marietta today, not before closing this time! Dh says "I thought you said you weren't going back there?" I said, "I did?" All innocently. I just can't stay away, they have just about everything I could possibly need. And so much inspiration! :) I ended up getting some of the supplies for Mystery VI. I then came home and ordered some more things online. Now I just wish I would've ordered the whole kit online, it would've been so much easier. But I did support my LNS somewhat, so I feel good about that. I'm saving all my reciepts, so when I get some birthday money I can put it towards my credit card, which definitely doesn't need anymore charges!!! :) That's all for now, write more tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

mmm... this is what I had for dinner tonight Elvis Presley's Grilled Peanut butter and banana sandwich. It sounds gross, but it was yummy!! :) Oh by the way, I only had one, not 15! :)
I finished Bethlehem Christmas, but didn't get the buttons on yet. My LNS rearranged them a different way, and I loved how they did it, but I don't remember how they did it! :) It will be a good excuse to visit! Here's a link to my finished BC..

Bethlehem Christmas

I scanned this pic, so it's not blurry. I signed up for Mystery VI. I just love the colors and the idea of doing a SAL with a large group for a year sounds like a lot of fun! I don't know if I'm going to order all the threads at once, but I may get them a little bit at a time. More excuses to visit my LNS! :) Well that's all for now. Jakey is crying, so I'd better go! :)
I'm so happy! I got a lot of stitching done yesterday. I stayed up way too late, but now I'm almost done with my SB
Bethlehem Christmas. Sorry pic is a little blurry. I just have the little wise man pudgie to do yet and I will have another UFO done woo hoo! Next I'm going to either finish up Sophie or finish up another UFO, Key West Sampler by Brightneedle. I've got the house, some of the alphabet done, I'm working on the palm trees. I love this design because I wish I was living in Florida!!!! One day!!

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Yeah!! I finished another UFO!! :) Only 19 to go I think?! :) It's Redbird Sampler by Bent Creek. I messed up in a little section, but was able to put in a different stitch to fix it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Here's the pic...

Bent Creek Redbird Sampler

I'm going to work on Shepherd's Bush's Bethlehem Christmas chart, another one that I started last year. Hopefully I can get that one done soon and then back on to Sophie! ;) Write more later, have to get ready for work soon. fun, fun! :)

Saturday, October 18, 2003

I finally uploaded my little mania.

Heart in Hand Monthly Mania

I scanned it a little crooked! Oh well! :) Going to work on my redbird sampler a little before I have to start getting ready for work today. Bradley is yelling at his apple juice, funny kid! :)

Friday, October 17, 2003

Oh I'm so mad at myself! I took my midterm online today and I only got a 75%. I wish I would've studied just a little harder! Oh well, I'll just know when it comes to final time I'll really need to study!! See, instead of browsing the aisles at Hobby Lobby, I should have had my nose in my notes! But after dropping the kids off at grandma's I just couldn't resist a little me time! I was so excited to see they've started carrying Mirabilia kits there. I was just thinking before I saw them that I wished they carried Mirabilia. They also added some new L&L kits. I came very close to buying Spring Bride. I saw it stitched up, and let me tell ya the pic does not do it justice. Somehow I resisted it! :) I wish the kits were on sale this week instead of last week!!! Oh well, next time they're on sale I'll have to go for it! ;) Even without the sale it's still a good deal because the chart and needlepaint threads alone are about $36 I think (the kit was $46). Well that's about it for me. I'm going to try and finish up another UFO and then get back to Sophie! :)

Thursday, October 16, 2003

I finally uploaded sophie to my computer, but it's not the latest pic. The border on top is actually finished now.

I finished my October Mania, it turned out pretty cute! I just need to upload that pic now! :)
Well, today is my Saturday! Yeah! Saturday will be my Monday, boo! The joys of retail! :) Well, I figured out what a discriminant is. It's the formula under the square root in a quadratic equation formula. Whew, I think I'm almost ready for my midterm. Tomorrow, I'm going to take the kids to grandma's, do a little more studying, and then just take it and get it over with!! I haven't been stitching too much lately.. almost finished with my little mania, I had been working on it on my lunch break at work. I went to that LNS in Rome today, got a couple metallic threads, and a cute birdy pattern. It's the fluffy birds in a row, can't remember the designer right now! I also got some beads for a Mirabilia kit I sold on ebay. It was missing one pack! I've been trying to pair down some. I sold 4 UFO's and some other kits I realized I'd probably never stitch. The extra $$ has definitely come in handy! Maybe one day I can take dh out to dinner. Well, with our schedules it would have to be lunch! :) Well, not much else... getting ready for the Red Sox/Yankees game. I think I want the Red Sox to win. I was glad the Marlins won last night, sorry cubs fans! :)

Monday, October 13, 2003

Oh! I almost forgot, I'm studying for my midterm also. I just don't know how I forget something I learned two weeks ago. I mean completely forget, like I'd never seen it before in my life. Now I know why it's best to go to college right after high school!!! :) Can anyone tell me how I find the discriminant in 2x^2+x-3=0? Ahh!! help!! :)
Sorry it's been a while since I posted last! I got hooked on "The Sims" for a day or two. It was actually pretty scary! I didn't do anything but watch these people and tell them to take out their trash. Meanwhile my trash is building up! I figured I'd better stop playing that game, or I'll never get anything done! I even had my 3 year old obssesed with me, yikes!! :) I finally did get the cleaning and laundry done, but somehow it's trashed again! I think I need a maid!! haha!! I started on a UFO from 3 years ago. It's one of the Heart in Hand Monthly Mania's October. I've done them all but Oct., Nov., and Dec. So I figured why not get em finished. Well I'm stitching along and realize I'm all out of Weeks Sweet Potato. So I figure a perfect excuse to visit a LNS! :) I take the kids to grandma's and was going to go to Rome, but wasn't sure if I'd make it before they close. I come back home to get dh, and we go to Marietta. I look at the door and it says 10-6, so I'm happy. I go in and they're out of it, and they've all got their purses out. I usually never leave without buying something, but I was pretty disappointed, and I felt kinda rushed. So I get ready to leave, and the girl says "I'll get the door." Oh, I forgot about the sign on the 3x5 card saying they now close at 5 on Saturdays. Oh well. I ended up finding some leftover Sweet Potato in an old kit I had finished. It didn't match very well, but I figured once the stem and leaves are in hopefully it won't show as much. Well, I have to work at 3 today, and then 10 am tomorrow. I can't complain becaue I made my schedule! :) Well, not much else. Didn't mean for this to be so long!! DS2 is screaming at me to get him out of the playpen, so I'd better go. Bye!! :)

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

I changed my look a little. I started to add some links. Unfortunately, I lost some of my comments. I still have a little headache leftover from my migraine. Fun, fun!! :) I get to see the GYN for even more fun tomorrow. I'm going to tell him about the migraines, and see about some long term BC. :) Sorry if that's a little TMI! I've been getting my WIPs, UFOs and Stash organized. I put a few up for sale on the bb's. I am just feeling a little overwhelmed by what I have going. Also my tastes are starting to change some. I go through phases a lot, and the phase I'm in right now is easy and smaller. Maybe because I've got so much going on right now. I need quicker finishes! Well, it has been nice to kind of be lazy today. I really need to clean. It looks like a tornado has hit my house!!!! DS just fell asleep on the couch... he didn't get a nap, so it's no wonder! DS2 is fast asleep in bed like a good boy, so I guess it's me time! :) Write soon!
Oh man!! I'm on my 5th day of work, just one to go!! I am tired!! What really made me tired was working 3-12 Saturday and then 6-3 on the Sunday. But it's no one's fault but my own. I switched with someone so I could go to the Braves game that night. Unfortunately, they lost. I was so disappointed. The same thing happened last year against the Giants and I was at that game also! I'm such a Braves fan it's ridiculous! I feel so lonely and lost now that the season's over. I just look forward to either watching, listening, or going to the games each year. While we were driving home from the game my favorite player (andruw jones) pulled up next to us. I just wanted to jump in his car and have him take me away! Yeah right!! haha! But he's the only man I'd leave my husband for! (not really, just in my wildest dreams) :) Well, not much else going on. I think I got a little stitching done on Saturday. It's been pretty hectic. I have to catch up on my cleaning and then maybe later I can get a little stitching done.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Ugh, I woke up with a migraine this morning. I know it's hormonal because they always come after my period. Not every one, but often enough. I guess I need to talk to my doctor about it so he can prescribe me something. I took some excedrin, but it was too late. I was so nauseous, I ended up throwing up. Thankfully dh went to the store and got me some saltines and seltzer. I don't feel sick anymore, but I still have the headache. No fun! My mom gets them all the time, so I guess I'm just taking after her. Well, I stitched some on Sophie last night, she's coming right along now. I finished the inner border, and I'm now working on the rose border. It's looking so pretty!! The Braves won for me last night! Woo hoo! I'm still trying to think of ways to get out of working 6 days in row! Well, trying to enjoy my last day off. Just taking it easy! :)

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Oh forgot to add. I went to a cross stitch shop in Rome today. It's Norwood's Niche and it has grown so much since the last time was there. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I didn't get anything, but can't wait to return (alone). She has stitch-in's and I'd love to go to one. I'll probably have to wait until next week because I'm all booked up this week!! :( Oops, I said I was done whining!! :)
ARGHHHH!!! I checked my schedule for work today, I have to work 6 days in a row!!! Not fun!! I'm going to miss my babies!!! And Bradley already gives me a hard time whenever it's time to go anywhere. Oh well, what can I do? I need the money. I'll just take it one day at a time and spend as much time with kids as I can. Why can't I be a rich stay at home mom?? Why?? :) Ok I'm done whining! I stitched some more on Sophie, I got her done and started on the border. I frogged the border a little bit because it wasn't looking right. I'll be glad to get her done. I'd like to be working on Baby Bug Ball. But not until I finish sophie. Well That's all for now!! Write more later! :)