Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm cruising now!

I got highspeed internet for Christmas! OMG!! I've been having a blast visiting all the sites people talk about that I just couldn't load with the dialup, it is soo much fun!
And hubby bought me a jr fanclub membership today too! Isn't he sweet? I'm all set for the 2009 racing season now! ;0)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope everyone is having safe and happy holidays so far!

Here is an updated pic of puppies! They are so cute, and starting to eat dog chow. I noticed the other day that they were trying to eat Mom's food(she wasn't having any of that!) so I got them some puppy chow yesterday at walmart. I softened it with milk and they LOVED it! Soon it will be time for them to have new homes~

Can you believe that we had a thunderstorm last night? lol Crazy weather and it's not just here in Oklahoma either, it seems to be everywhere. I'm just so glad that we don't have all the snow and ice everyone else is getting dumped on them~

So far I'm sticking with the stitchy plan, I actually weeded out one project. I decided that I couldn't stand the colors of Vermillion's Christmas cat ornaments, they are really bright and I've been having too many irritating feelings towards finishing them so I just got rid of it. I'm sure that I can find someone who wants the chart who will actually stitch and enjoy them cuz I'm sure not lol Too many other things to stitch that I like~

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The list

I finally decided to get organized and ready for next year's stitching. I've got a dresser drawer that I've been storing all my projects in and this afternoon I went through and counted them. 22. That's how many I've got going. 22. That's alot! So I've made a list and am determined to finish at least half of them next year without starting anything new with the exception of the yearly SAL challenge for the HAED bb. It's included in the list even though it won't be started until the new year. When did I get so carried away with the starting and not finishing of projects? When I started getting online and visiting all the lovely forums and online stores with all the must-have it, must-start it now patterns and ideas! Yes, I'm blaming the internet for my serial-starter ways, I have contracted startitis and it seems there is no cure for it. lol
I'm thinking of setting up some sort of reward system to keep me motivated. Maybe allow myself stash-enhancement when I reach certain goals on certain pieces etc. Haven't completely thought that idea out yet. I will definitely post lots of pics and updates to share~

Friday, December 12, 2008

getting ready for Christmas

It's about that time! I got to go do some Christmas shopping today, it's a lot more fun to shop when you're not so worried about the bills getting paid too. I think this is the first year in a long, long time that we've been able to do alot more for Christmas than just enough to get by. I spent my afternoon wrapping gifts and putting them under the tree, it's just a miniature one as I don't have alot of room in the living room so had to downsize! lol

I plan to enjoy as much of this weekend as possible since it is supposed to get cold and icy starting Monday afternoon. I keep reminding myself that this time last year we were under ice and without power. So it's not so bad, I'll just keep repeating that to myself over and over lol. I hate winter, I really do.

Well, I'm off to try to get some idea of what my stitchy plans for next year will be. I'm thinking I need to finish some projects and not start new ones for awhile. We'll see how that will go over with my stitchy personality, she doesn't like that idea one little bit, no sirree. ;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Teresa Wentzler, the castle

Here is my latest new start, Teresa Wentzler's the Castle. I'm stitching this one on 28 count white monaco. So far I'm really enjoying it even though almost all of the colors are blended. I'm wondering how long it would take to stitch all of her dragon designs?! I do love a challenge, lol!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We had a good time, drove to my mother's on Thanksgiving day and had another dinner with the inlaws on Friday. Everyone behaved themselves, which is surprising at the inlaws lol!

Say hello to Puppy and her babies! She had 6 puppies on the morning of the 29th, she's tucked inside a sleeping bag at the moment, nice and toasty warm~

It's turned cold, only going to be about 40 degrees today. At least it isn't snowing or sleeting. I haven't forgotten last years icestorm. Since the leaves have all fallen off the trees you can see all the damage still left from last year, I guess it will take a few years for the trees to come back from all that. I'm ready for spring again.

I've started my first large Teresa Wentzler pattern, the castle is the name of it. It's a really cool dragon wrapped around a castle. Most every symbol is a blended color so it's slow going but I'm really enjoying it. Haven't stitched enough for a picture yet but soon~