Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Bye for now

Well, this will be my last post for a while. At least until next week. I am going to go through blog withdrawl for sure! They come to pack us up tomorrow...I am so ready for this move to be done. Today we ran errands and drove all over the island. All we have been doing since we got home was get stuff ready. Stupid stuff...pulling things out of drawers, putting silverware in bags, putting lotion, shampoo etc into ziplocs. Cleaning out garbage cans, packing our travel bags since we will be living in a hotel for a while. Sick of it.

This is my update of CEF with the new stand. The new stand that I just disassembled and hope to remember how to assemble it. I am sure that I will be fine...the first time is always tricky. I will not be working on CEF while gone. I have her packed away safely. The main reason is that I cannot always control the dirt factor and since she is done with overdyeds...she cannot be washed. I have some small projects kitted up along with my STO April Ornament for the SAL.

Mom emailed me today to let me know that she had to put our dog to sleep. :( I knew that the time was coming, and I really tried to prepare myself to never see her again when we left in May 2005. But I never imagined how I would feel knowing that she was truly gone. I cried and cried tonight. I sent my Mom the Rainbow Bridge poem. Little Red was a very obedient, caring and loyal dog. She didn't always have the most stable life but she was loved. I remember when Mom got her...she was supposed to be a Christmas present for me. Nevermind that Mom lived in a different state than I did and didn't clear it with my Grandparents (with whom I lived). Little Red was so small she could fit in one of my hands. Then she got Parvo. Mom spent a fortune making her well for me. I told DH tonight that I was going to have to have a cheeseburger happy meal minus the pickles in Red's memory. She would always spit out the pickles if we forgot to have them hold them. This picture is from Christmas 2004 when we went home on a suprise visit.

RIP Little Red Dog 11/93 to 3/21/06
The best dog friend a girl could wish for. You will be missed.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Meant to add:

Forgot to comment on my comments on the last post. Guess it is just because I am so frustrated with Blogger. And I really want to post pictures of our wedding. It was so pretty.

Jenn & Kim- I am leaning more towards the stitcher's heart one by bleu de chine now...that way I would think of the generosity of stitchers when I looked at it all stitched up and pretty. I would make it into a pillow like the photo shows. I was thinking last night that I would sew it into a tube shape with some pretty coordinating fabric lining it on the inside and then just have ribbons on the ends to tie it closed. And just have a standard pillow form that I can use to interchange with others once I get my collection going, lol!

I have decided that not working this week is going to be stressful! I have a million things to do before our packout and move at the end of the week....wonder how it will all get accomplished. Guess that is what lists are for!

You can both come help me if you want to. I promise to make margaritas or daiquiris every night and we can sit on the patio and watch the palm trees sway and the golfers drive by. :) Gotta get rid of the alcohol in the house since we can't ship it with us and I haven't been in a drinking mood for a long time. *sigh*

Kim- I hope that your ebay package arrives today or tomorrow...should be any day now. I think that DH said that he sent it Priority Mail. PLMK :) And enjoy!

Hopefully I will get a picture of the new Gazelle today and if blogger cooperates....


Monday, March 20, 2006

What do I do with my time?

Well, blogger was being a bugger yesterday so, this is yesterdays post. Hopefully the pictures will cooperate today. Forget it, I can't stand blogger sometimes...arrrrgggghhh! I tried to upload from my album and it didn't work. Guess I will have to wait until later.
Today is my first day of not having to work, WOO HOO! I got to sleep in until 6:30, which was fantastic. Called my Granny & Grampy, surfed the internet a little. I had a ton of stuff I was watching on ebay...some people get a little ridiculous with some of the auctions. There was a lot of patterns I was going to bid on, at max $40...well 2 people that I have never seen before started a bidding war and it went to $127!!! Insane. You know, it is funny that I am starting to recognize the same bidders over and over again. Mainly because I am buying in lots to keep what I want and resell the rest. The other ladies have shops on ebay. I am wondering if I should open a shop there as well. Wonder what the finiancial aspect of it is.

I did win a lot yesterday that I am so psyched about. It has 3 OOP P Buckley Moss charts in it and 2 unknown Prairie Schoolers along with some other random stuff. The exciting thing is the unknown Prairie Schoolers! I have never seen a P Buckley Moss chart but I figured that if I don't like them that there might be someone I can sell them to that would like them.

I was tagged by my Aunt
Four jobs I've have had in my life:
1. Receptionist
2. Nurse
3. Certified Nurses Assistant
4. Waitress

Four movies I love:
1. Grease
2. It's A Wonderful Life
3. Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
4. The Ten Commandments (the old one that they play every Easter on TV)

Four places I have lived:
1. Guam, USA
2. Houma, LA
3. Rockford, IL
4. Dallas, TX

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Desperate Housewives
2. Trading Spouses
3. Anything on HGTV
4. Survivor / Big Brother

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Thailand
2. St. Lucia
3. New Orleans
4. Road trip out west, 12 National Parks in 11 days!!

Four websites I visit daily:
3. (gossip)
4. (message board)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pizza
2. Chocolate
3. Pad Thai
4. English Muffin Pizzas that I make myself for lunch

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Illinois
2. Louisiana
3. St. Lucia to celebrate our anniversary
4. Somewhere where there is snow!

*TAG, You're it! Feel free to do this on your is kinda fun and made me think for a while. Especially the movie one. I almost put "Walk the Line" because it was that great...

Today is Our 2-Year Anniversary!!!!!
Happy Anniversary, Bay!
We were married on March 20, 2004 (First Day of Spring) on Anse Mamin Beach, St. Lucia, West Indies

Monday, March 13, 2006

It's here, It's here!

So, my Gazelle floor stand arrived today!! Woo Hoo! I will take a proper picture of it tomorrow in the daylight. It arrived today, record time, coming from Florida...shipped on the 7th of March. We spent probably about an hour putting it together. The lady that I bought it from wrote out directions but I couldn't make heads or tails of them so we winged it! I can't figure out the scroll rods that she sent...I will have to take a picture of them. They have a piece of fabric stapled to them, but no split in the wood to put the fabric in. Do I sew the linen to the fabric stapled to the rods or what? I so don't get it. For now, I have my giant q-snaps on it with CEF in place. I think that I would rather use the scroll rods though...the q-snap wiggles a little bit.

I am thinking of getting this design with my DSL gift cert from Jenn. I just love the Bleu de Chine designs...actually I love many many french designs. My favorite magazine has to be "Point de Croix". I have a pal in France that sent me one once...fabulous! The Bleu de Chine designs are so pretty, I really want them all. I am going to have to search for the designer's website (if one exists) and see what else there is out there.

I just finished this up, it is the Britty Kitty ornament from 2005 JCS ornament issue. I am "Brittied" out for a while. This was our "March" selection. I really like the fact that at the end of the year, I will have at least 12 ornaments done. I need to start working on April's selection, the "Joy Tree" from the same issue. I am going to do it over one on 28 count as well. My goal is to have it done before we lose our computer connection for the move.

So, this is my last week of work...YIIPPPEEE! I will be so glad to be unemployed, even if that means that I will never get the Coach bag that I am longing for. Oh well...I could always beg Mom for it, LOL. I am just looking forward to time off to do whatever it is that I want all day long!

So, I think that is about it for now. I will try to post an update later this week. Gotta work on getting some Ebay winnings packaged up. Kim, if you are reading this...I found another freebie in one of my stitching groups that I will include!


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Happy Birthday, Me!

Today is my birthday. My last one before 30! Egads, when did I get to be this old? Yesterday it seems like I was 17.

Today was pretty much like any other day. Woke up, took a shower, dropped DH off at work, went to work, counted down the minutes till I could go home, got home, checked the answering machine hoping to hear a birthday wish from a family member...nope, none. Did computer stuff, surfed ebay, went and picked up DH, stopped at the store (got a PG test and "Walk the Line"), came home, did some sewing, ate dinner, saw DH off to his bowling game (league), did some more sewing, and here I am.

I was very pleasantly suprised this morning though...Jenn sent me a GC to DSL!!! That really made me smile. And it was hard to keep it a secret, seeing as though I stealthily check my email from work...I really wanted to tell people about the nice stitchers and what nice people can do! Thanks so much, Jenn for making me smile big this morning.

It is a tradition in my family that when your birthday comes up, Granny calls and sings "Happy Birthday" in her Granster voice to you. I have it down pat, just ask Staci. Usually she doesn't catch me and sings to me via the answering machine. Not today. I think that the whole 16 hours ahead of everyone thing really has people thrown for a loop. But, I still have last year's message saved so I think that I will just go play that, LOL.

No call from my Mom either. :(

So, besides the aforementioned GC from Jenn, DH told me I could go ahead and buy the Elan Gazelle Floor stand from a lady that was willing to sell hers...woo hoo! She shipped it yesterday so it should be here next week. Mom ordered the Bare Minerals starter kit for me from ULTA 3, which should be here next week also. MIL& FIL sent me $40...whee! I think that with my GC and some of my bd money, I am going to buy the Easter Fairy kit from Mirabilia. I will have to wait until next month though. Once we move, get settled and get an address.

Here is my latest on CEF ( I haven't worked on her at all this week! ):
And here is something I just finished up tonight. It is by Brittercup Designs, Britty Puppies. I started it with the intention to give it to a coworker, but changed my mind. Off to work on a felt project. I have been on a kick at the thrift shop, searching for wool sweaters so that I can felt them and cut them up for pretties...look forward to pictures soon. I promise to update before the end of the weekend!

Well, blogger is being a bugger so I guess you will have to wait until later to see my pictures. Grrr!