Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday April 30, 2010

Not sure when I'll be able to stitch again so I decided to post my weekly update today. I got the ribbons all finished on Stargazer. I am back to working on her dress.

I have gotten some good progress done on my traveling project. I stitch on Undine while I'm waiting for Maria to get out of school, during dance class & at baseball practice.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Big day today. I had my follow up for my ct scan today. I have some inflamed tissue & a deviated septum. My doctor recommended surgery as the best option. So after Hubby & I discussed it on the phone we decided to go ahead with surgery which will include thin the tissue, enlarging my sinus cavities & probably straightening the septum.
After the doctor's I went to the salon & got my hair cut. I got it layered as well.
When I got home with the kids the doctor's office called back. They had already gotten the pre-approval for the insurance. So we went ahead and scheduled the surgery. So now I'm going in on this Monday (the 3rd). It's a lot sooner than I was expecting.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday April 26, 2010

Last week was super busy. Didn't get much stitching in so no update pics to post. However I do have lots of other pictures to post. Last week was spent updating the front yard. When we moved in last year there were areas of the front yard that had been sectioned off with stone, however their placement hadn't made a lot of sense so we rearranged the stones & laid some mulch down. I bought red mulch so it would make the bricks pop a little more. (Of course now the bricks look dirty to me.)

Back to cross stitch. Have you seen Laura's new line? The first one is unbelievable! I can't wait until I can order it. Stunning!

I am working on Stargazer this week. Hoping to make my 15 hour goal on her before the end of the month.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Part 2 Holland Finished!!!!

Just finished Part 2 on Chat's Holland! Part 2 took 23.50 hours to finish. I have put in a total of 73.00 hours into Holland now. I am stitching it on EF's Tropical Sunset 32 ct linen. Here is the pic of how it looks so far:

and a close up of a section of Part 2:

Thursday I got 2 more charts from Martina! Her Fairy Flower Garden and Love.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My New Helemt

I just ordered a helmet for the motorcycle. (Early Mother's Day present to me.) I'm hoping it will fit (fingers crossed) as I'm right between as x-small & a small. The design has been discontinued & all I've been able to find is extra small. So I ordered one before they were all gone. I figured the worse that could happen is that it's too small & I have to send it back. But it is really cool. I saved a pic of it:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday April 12, 2010

Spring Break is finally over with! Didn't get much stitching done while the kids were home. However I did get to spend a lot of time with friends & family.
My Mom came over on Monday & Tuesday. My FIL took the kids to the movies on Wednesday. On Thursday Maria auditioned for a commercial for the IX Indoor Amusement Park. That night Maria's friend Kayla spent the night & on Friday she stayed at Kayla's. Little Paul went to the Cavs game with Grandpa. The kids stayed with my Mom Saturday. Hubby & I took the bike to visit some friends who live a couple of hours away. It was a very nice way to end the week.
I worked on Holland last week. I finished the flowers & am working on the windmills. All I have left is the back stitching for the windmills. After I finish that I have to put in the star stitches & the beads. Here it is so far:

and a close up of the flowers & windmills:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday April 5, 2010

It was a pretty long week here. On Monday I woke up sick. I was so bad that Hubby stayed home with me on Monday. (He is such a sweetie!) He picked up the kids from school & made dinner. Wednesday evening I started feeling a little better. I went to my lcs & got the rest of the floss I needed for Part 2 of Holland. Thursday I was feeling more energetic & even did some cross stitching. I took Maria to her dance class & stitched while I was waiting. Neither the kids nor Hubby had work Friday so we all slept in. Friday afternoon we started replacing the wire for our invisible fence. It had a lot of spots were junctures had been put in & different wires ran. So we pulled it all out & ran one wire all the way around the yard. We also ran the wire for the landscaping lights under ground. (We would catch the wire when we did yard work before as it was sitting on top of the ground.) This was our on going weekend project. On Saturday evening Hubby & I went to our VFW for a reverse raffle. On Easter the family all meet at me sister's house. We had a wonderful dinner & then had an egg hunt for the kids. In the evening I did some more stitching.
I'm a little shy of being half way down. With the kids on Spring Break this week I'm hoping to finish Part 2 by the end of this week.