Monday, November 16, 2009

Just a Qucik Dash...

Good Morning!

Just a quick dash here before I run off to work. It's been a crazy morning for a Monday, and as my Mother always said "So goes Monday, so goes the week!" I sure hope that isn't true of this week!! I woke up at 5:30 AM (VERY early for me) and couldn't go back to sleep. So I did a little stitching, a little straightening up the house, and a little breakf
ast for the guys before they headed out. A few minutes after DS left, we got a call from his cell phone that he had missed the bus. As we were getting to run out to drive him to school, the phone rang and there was a message that the buses were delayed due to an accident (gee I hope noone was seriously hurt!) He just thought he had missed the bus, but his Dad took him to school so he wouldn't be late anyway.

So, with still a lot of time left before I have to head out, I thought I'd finally update things. It has been a slow few days. I stayed home from work Thurs and Fri because I have the bug that everyone has been passing around. Guess it was my turn. I got some stitching done those few days.

Saturday I went dress shopping. I have been asked to be a Bride's Maid in a
co-worker's wedding. I'm very flattered to have been asked, but mortified at the same time, as the dresses they have for attendants are very revealing and not too flattering for someone of my age. But it was a fun day trying on dresses and joking around. I was only out for a few hours, but after battling the bug it left me pretty tired.

Sunday DH and DS begged me to go to a movie with them. We've been hearing all sorts of things about 2012 and decided to check it out. Now for the record I want to say I don't believe anything will happen on Dec 12, 2012 other than a regular day. I just happen to like action/adventure movies. And if you like sitting on the edge of your seat, cringing and gasping for air over AWESOME special effects, you will LOVE this movie! It left all of us raving about the movie. It sucked you in, it made you cry in some spots, it made you think about what YOU would do in certain situations, and when I tried to stand up after the movies, my knees were locked up. Not because I had sat there so long, but because I had remained tensed through the whole movie. I didn't realize I had done that until I tried to stand up after the movie. *chuckling*

Oh, before I forget, here are a few pictures to satisfy your curiosity. First is my Mother's Christmas gift. Shhhhh...not a word to her if you please! I was pleased how quickly I was able to stitch it. I hope she likes it!

Here is the project I started because of my disease "Startitis". It's called Quaker Seasons by My Big Toe. I'm stitching it on 32 ct Antique Ivory over one using the Weeks Dye Works threads it suggests. I've made a mistake though. The "wreath" is supposed to be a greenish color. I can't decide if I should keep it this color or frog. Since I'm stitching over 1 it's going to be a challenge to do...any suggestions?

Last (but not least) is another picture of my crazy cat. He loves boxes, and I think he overheard me saying I was going to throw this one away. It's sitting in my kitchen and even though it's out of the way, he has too many of them scattered about. As soon as I said it was on my "hit list" he jumped in and gave me this maniacal look. I decided I like my appendages right where they are and the box has remained untouched (except by the cat of course!) LOL

Hope your Monday is less chaotic than mine! *Hugs*


Kathy said...

I really like that My Big Toe piece you are doing. As for the color........... If it weren't over 1 and a pain in the butt to frog I think a green would look fabulous. But it also looks great the way it is.

Love the photo of the kitty. :)

Dawn said...

DJ I just love the Hummingbird piece, I'm sure your Mum will love it.
I think you ought to leave the colours as they are for the wreath on the Quaker one, it looks as if it is meant to be.
I hope too you are going to show us some pics of the Bridesmaids dress when the day is over.... have a great time.

Jo said...

The Hummingbird is sooo wonderful, I'm sure your mum will love it. I like the Quaker one as it is, the colour fits nicely so why bother inviting the frogs to visit!

RuthB said...

Oh keep the wreath -- no one should have to frog on over-1... ever! :)

Mom's present will be loved I'm certain.