Sunday, August 28, 2011
Ladies Day at Ascot. The link goes to the Cross stitch Collection Facebook photo album. This is the cover but the picture isn't all that clear.
On Saturday, I stopped by my LNS and I bought the JCS Halloween Collector edition. I LOVE IT!!!!! Can't decide which one I want to stitch first and on the note of starting something new...I am hosting a 2012 UFO Challenge if anyone is interested....I want my UFO's finished!!!!!
I finally went through all my files and figured out that I get to hold 13 meetings..one for every student on my caseload. The previous teacher, who has since moved out of the district, did not do their paperwork correctly so I am stuck cleaning up the mess. LUCKY ME!!!!
I received the BEST prize in the mail this week. It was my friend Janice who is a local lady in our stitching group. I was unable to go to the stitching meeting last weekend because I was exhausted and just didn't feel all that great. I have to say that she made my week!! I actually teared up when I saw what she sent and because I just needed this pick me up. What did she send me you ask?? Well, She sent me:
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I can't do that...I do have a number of projects that I want to start but I have over 15 UFO"s that need to be finished!!!
So I am going to host a "Lets finish 6 UFO's in the year 2012" Challenge. The rules are:
1. Dig out ALL your UFOS (yes Kim M. Kim R. and Becki ALL OF THEM)
2. Post on my blog how many you have
3. Pick 6 you want to finish - this would be one every 2 months
4. Enjoy your finished UFOS
There is a poll in the upper right hand corner for you to answer on your UFO"S. It is all stitch related items.
I can't wait to see how many decide to participate and how much stitching we get finished!!!!! This doesn't start until January 1, 2012 so you have plenty of time to dig and root around until you find them ALL!!!
I have listed all mine on my blog so everyone knows how many I have and what I need to finish.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I have completed one week of school. That means only 35 weeks to go! I am enjoying my kids a lot and i get to teach math all day! The only thing I don't like is that I wore yoga pants and shorts most of the summer and it seems I put on some weight because I can't fit in my capris! I have been wearing skirts because they fit! Diet time!
MArk came in yesterday to let me know that the company trip this year is in Rome! He really wants us to go but it all depends on the dates. I have to say I am hoping it is when I can get off work...wouldn't that be so cool?
As you can see, I have worked on ballerina this week. I put in 5,480 stitches this week. You may think. "WOW! That is a lot of stitches!" but I will confess that most were half stitches. She is 30% completed. I did make the decision not to put Cinderella in the fair. I am ok with it...maybe I will do something next year.
Thanks in advance for the compliments, I just love them all!
Monday, August 15, 2011
I cannot believe that the first day of school is tomorrow! Summer was just way too short this year! I was in back to school meetings all week. I think my room is ready but if not they will live. I did work on ballerina this week. I was able to put in 2,580 stitches and have completed 21.5% of the design. I have lots of backstitching to work on in this section once I get the regular stitching completed.
I am supposed to take my fair piece to the fairgrounds tomorrow but not sure if I am going to this year. I hate the way they judge and to be honest I am tired of seeing who they pick as the winners. So, Cinderella may or may not go to the fair depends on how I am feeling tomorrow.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
It has been HOT HOT HOT here. Wednesday was a record breaking day at 110 degrees!!! One good thing is that Mark is not setting the house temperature at 72 degrees like he usually does...he bumped the thermostat to 77 degrees...which I LOVE!!!! Usually, I am in sweats and long sleeve shirts in the house because it is too cold for me....but at 77, I am able to wear shorts and tee shirts in the house!!! I went to my water aerobics class this week and the temperature of the water was a warm 86 degrees....they had to add cool water to the pool so we could have class.
Bert and Gibbs spent the hot weather napping together on the dogs bed. At least this time Bert was willing to share the bed with Gibbs...usually Bert is in the middle of the bed and Gibbs is laying on the carpet barking at him because he wants on his bed.
I was also was feeling a little smurfy with the new movie coming out so I am making a smurf rag quilt. No idea what I am going to do with it but isn't this smurf just the smurfiest??? I need to trim the extra threads....I was finally able to get into my class room on Tuesday and get some things organized. I refused to go in on Friday though...my last Friday of summer break so I relaxed. I did take myself to Sonic for a Happy Hour Cherry Dr. Pepper with extra ice!
I need HELP!!!!
I bought myself an external hard drive to store my pictures and my cross stitch charts on it. However, I cannot bring myself to delete my pictures from my computer even though I know they are stored on the external hard drive!!!!!! I need help!!!!!!!!