Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sistine Chapel, Puppy Love and AWH updates!!

 Wow!!  I haven't posted since the 3rd of this month...this is going to be full of pictures.  First of all, I am having a Thirty-One bag party on Sept. 29 and it will close on the 30th (that is when payment will be processed.  In case you are in need of new stitching bags.  The special is if you spend $35 dollars then you can get the Large Organizing tote and Super Organizing tote for 1/2 price!  My Super Organizing Tote holds my entire Sistine Chapel project - a Jammer Box full of threads,  3 in Binder with my working copies, Extra bag with extra threads and small thread box for each scene.  Impressive!!!

These make EXCELLENT Gifts for Christmas!!!

If you are interested in ordering a tote....Click HERE and look under My parties..find My name and then start shopping or just looking.  Now on to stitching

Super Organizing Tote

Super Tote

Inside Super Tote

Below, is my Keep it Caddy.  It is a very small tote with lots of pockets.  I use it for my car project and to keep ornaments in it.  Very handy little tote.

This is my Room For Two Utility Tote...yes, that is my dirty laundry in it because I use it as a laundry basket.  It has a zipper divider I could put up if I wanted to.  I think I may order another one to store wrapping papers in it.

Here is my puppy love project.  Love how it is turning out.  This is what I will be working on this week.  Hoping to finish Minnies ears this week;

I have put my A Wintery Heirloom back into my rotation....I am stitching another damn tree.  Yes I used a bad word because I am tired of these trees!!!!!

Here is this weeks progress..the tree is slowly taking shape.  I am happy to say this is the last BIG tree I will have to stitch.  After this page and another page of sky, I will finally be stitching the houses!

 The whole project so how it is turning out.

Sistine Chapel....still working on it on Sundays.  This was last sunday's progress. Not much to show since I worked in my classroom for 5 hours last Sunday

Here is today's progress.  I finished another page.  Now I only have 332 pages to go!!!!

Just to get an idea of how big this project is all my fabric stretched out on the floor and my little progress to date.  Bert was a little confused because he was taking a nap and I accidentally woke him up.

My little world:

School/Work - is not any better.  It seems that this is the murphy's law of school years.  That is all I am saying.  We did get the millage to pass so in 2 years we will have a second high school!!!!  Hopefully, I can make it 2 more years!  Last weekend I spent 14 hours grading papers and doing paperwork.  I am still not caught up.  This weekend, I said NO NO NO NO! I watched movies, read a book and just took some me time.  I am really behind, but I will worry about that tomorrow.

I am officially down to double digits on my Disney New Years Eve trip.  I have watched enough videos to have $500 extra spending money for this trip!!  If you are interested in watching videos and earning money by doing it....let me know.  

The furry children are doing well...only a lizard in the house this week. It has been a very tame week.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Wintery Heirloom Update and my life

I have picked up my A Wintery Heirloom off and on this summer.  Here is all my major progress.  I actually had to email HAED because Gibbs ate this page and I couldn't find my hard copy.  They were nice enough to send me a new copy of the chart.  Those of you who read this know that Gibbs likes to eat things.

This is what it looked like before I started working on it again.  

Around 4:00 am Sunday morning the dogs were sniffing around on the porch and looking under my comforter I forgot to bring in after washing it and hanging it out in the sun.  Under the comforter was a mid size Opossum (not this one...I borrowed this image from Google). If you are wondering what in the world I was doing up at 4:00 am. I was stitching and watching Lockup on MSNBC. It is my guilty shows I watch.  I am completely fascinated about peoples behaviors and why they do the things they do.  So I watch shows about people being locked up in prison. It is very interesting, scary and sad at the same time. My stitching piece that I was working on my Round Robin piece because I was behind and just felt like stitching.

So after dragging the dogs back inside, making sure Bert was in the house, I locked up the doggie door because I just knew that Bert would try and bring it in the house.  Wasn't sure what to do because the dogs were wanting outside and after carrying on a conversation with myself outloud in the kitchen, it woke Mark up.  I have such an awesome husband who got up, chased off the opossum, walked the boys outside to go potty and then he went back to bed.  The doggie door had to stay closed because the Opossum got in the yard somehow so Mark had to walk the fence line, find the hole, and then fix it.  All is well now.

About me:
I really have been in hiding the past month or so.  I am not sure if I have shared this with you but I do suffer from depression.  I have been battling this for the past 4 or 5 years now.  I do not take medication for it because the medicine makes me foggy.  I hate that feeling.   When I start getting overwhelmed, really stressed or anxious, I feel my depression creeping back.  This is what has been happening because of the start of school this year.  It really has me down.  I don't feel like I am doing a good job at work, and I am gaining weight because of the stress eating.  I have avoided my groups, posting on my blog.   I am really good at keeping up a great front at work or with my friends.

I do know that I am doing these things but it hard to get back in the swing of things.  That is what I am doing now.  I am trying to get back to my stitching. I am figuring out what I need to do to make school not so stressful and to leave work at work!    I am going to back to counting my calories and drinking my daily 8 glasses of water, and trying to hit my protein number of 88 grams.  I do work out 4 times a week still....that is one of the reason I haven't gained 10 lbs instead of the 3 lbs.    So hopefully you will see more posts from me instead of the one a month that has been happening!