Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Wrap

I completed my knitted wrap. I wanted to make something for myself and started this beautiful elongated knit wrap. Without the fringe it measures about 8 1/2 feet long. With fringe it's over 9 feet. I used a Moda Dream yarn and a black with silver mohair yarn. Yes I know it is summer, but my office at work is FREEZING, so this will make a wonderful wrap or can double as an afghan (allbeit a single person one). It's lovely and soft.

I'm cross stitching Bent Creek's Big Round Zipper. I'm trying not to get bored with the border. It really is the hardest part of the whole thing. The filling in will be the fun part. I can't wait for the next installment. I have several pieces waiting in the wings to start, but I'm trying to finish things before I start new ones, and I do have a stocking to start. Oh well, that is too deep for me today. Maybe I will think deep thoughts tomorrow, after all tomorrow is another day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Morning

Well, it feels like the time is picking up speed. Good Grief, has this been a whirl wind week. It began with DD (Darling Daughter) being ill last Sunday. Monday I worked from home, thank you to my boss, and took DD to see her doctor. Doctor suggested we go to ER and so we trucked over there. DD was admitted to hospital. That really puts a crimp in the week as you struggle to be at work, be at home with care for other kids and pets, and visit DD in hospital. Good news, DD may be coming home today. Woo Hoo! Also this week Bruiser was ill and had to be at vet, and then went back mid week for annual shots, then wasn't feeling well, and had to rush him back to vet yesterday for follow up for fear of somethng serious going on. Bruiser is now feeling a bit better and recovering from shots. New sofa arrived!!! LOVE IT! Last night was the first night I was able to sit on it. I was there for 30 minutes, then off to bed. Exhausting week. Wednesday I met a few of my stitching ladies at Panera for a light stitch. I was able to regenerate a bit, with them. They are always so much fun, and I managed to put a few stitches in. My Princess House party was rescheduled to next Friday evening, so I suppose I will serve wine. I think that pretty much wraps up my week. I finished Harry Potter book 5 (for the umpteenth time) and started book 6 in preperation to see the movie tomorrow. I can't wait! today I will be doing the HP movie marathon! Time to get going. Happy stitching everyone.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

YaHOO! Happy Dancing!

Ding Dong the chair is dead! Ok, let me explain. Hubby has a chair. It was a beautiful brown leather recliner upon purchase. Now, it is in abused condition (thanks to children, children's friends, and pets). We have taken the first step in ousting the "Chair" from it's beloved position in the house by purchasing a loveseat/sofa with double recliners and a console in the center.

The new Sofa/love seat will arrive a week from Tuesday. I'm so excited. I will have a comfy place to sit and enjoy my stitching and recline! Hopefully I wont sleep more than I stitch.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cleaning Day

I'm missing the beach this morning. I took this picture on Thursday morning as I watched the son come up. My hubby was down on the beach enjoying the view, and he didn't know I was snapping pictures. The majesty of the ocean is truly amazing, and the relaxation was incredible.
Today is Cleaning Day. We have laundry to do from the trip, and general cleaning. We have friends and family coming over on the 4th, throughout the day to spend time with us out by the pool.
My diet went out the window through the week, so back today to the exercise regime and the eating healthy. I want to get some stitching in today. I started the Big Round Zipper while I was away, and finished my pink scarf and 2 dish rags. I have a few more pieces I want to start and I still need to finish EEK. I'm trying to get over the boo boo. I'm afraid I won't have enough floss.
Well, I'm off and running. I need to get ready to go to the mall to pick up a couple of essentials and some decorations for tomorrow.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Have you ever noticed it never takes as long to get home, as when you leave home? The trip home from Ormond Beach, was fast. We had a great trip. We stayed just a ways up from Daytona Beach and what a treat! I love private beaches. They are just wonderful. Upon arrival the beach looked sunny and bright. We did encounter a couple of rainy days, but that certainly did not stop us from enjoying the beach. Greg was out to see the sunrise everymorning. We walked and talked and enjoyed the early morning hours of the mild sun, then took to sight seeing for the hotter parts in the day. We spent the evenings enjoying the beach sounds again. It is addicting. I knitted, and stitched. I sunned, and walked. I swam in the surf and enjoyed the family time. I figure I have fewer years ahead where the kids will want to go on family trips. We ate Bavarian on my Anniversary. We visited the lighthouse, and shopped like you wouldn't believe. Greg and I are now officially in love with Depression Glass and see a new hobby developing for us. But, I'm glad to be home. The puppies all missed us and were happy to see us come home. I have a tone of laundry, but I still have several days off to recoup (well laid plans). I'm stitching again. I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs. There truly is....no place like home.