Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up

Sorry it's been a bit since my last post, it has been quite a week. On Monday Hubby took the day off of work to work on his car. It was pulling to the right & Hubby wasn't sure how much work he had to do on it. This weather has been beating me up so after I got home from taking the kids to school I went back to bed. While I was sleeping Hubby took the tires off of the right side of the car. The back tire's wall had burst which was the problem. We ran out & got a new tire. After Hubby got the tire on the car he wanted to take his car to Lowe's to pick up so supplies to start getting the house ready for winter. Then we had to get Maria from school. As soon as she got to the car it started pouring down rain. On the way home the belt slips off so we got stuck for a half an hour while Hubby gets the belt back on.

Tuesday was a gorgeous day! Thank goodness as Maria grade spent the day at camp. Little Paul spent the day at St V's high school. He got to spend the day "shadowing" a freshman around seeing what high school was like. He loved it, it was all he talked about the rest of the day.

On Wednesday my Mom went with me to the store to help me get a better idea of what products, colors & budget I need/like for the bathroom. Here is the sink we like for the bathroom.

Thursday I was busy around the house. I scrubbed the walls down so I could get the mud off from the dogs. Finally got the kids clothes down stairs so I washed a few loads of clothes.

Today Maria has rehearsal after school so I have a couple of extra hours before I have to leave. This weather is still messing with me. I have had a sore throat & my ears have been ringing for over a week now. Last night I got the sniffles. All of this wouldn't be too bad except I have been really tired. I seem to have very little energy.

Now onto stitching. I have been working on Villa Mirabilia. I should be so much further along on her but it seems I have forgotten how to count & to add. The square is 50 x 50 stitches. When I figured out where I wanted to stitch I traced a 50 x 51 square. ugh! So when I stitched the hand I was off one square. I took me a bit to figure out what was wrong. I decided to just rip the stitches out & restitch the hand. Then I had more issues counting & had to restitch the hand 3 more times before it was right. So frustrating. I will post a picture of my progress on Monday.

Lastly is my goals for October:
1. Finish my Villa Mirabilia for the Mira RR
2. Make & stitch 2 charts for Christmas Presents.
3. Stitch on sal's as possible.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IHSW & Progress

Sorry this is late it's been crazy busy here. I did get some stitching in on Friday. On Saturday my FIL showed up to take the kids golfing so we left earlier to head down to Columbus for a friend's birthday. My Mom was watching the kids so we could just stay the night & come back in the morning. On Sunday we watched the Brown's game & I got some more stitching in. However later in the evening we realized that we had left some stuff down there & our friends vacuum had quit working so we had told them the could have our extra one. Since I had to go back down Monday to get our stuff I brought that down with me. Mom picked up the kids from school for me so I didn't have to race back up here & could relax & take my time. Unfortunately Hubby sinuses have been going nuts so he came home early from work so I spent some time taking care of him & didn't get any stitching in on Monday.
On Tuesday I spent most of the morning catching up on laundry & other chores around the house. I also had to take care of this weeks bills. So Tuesday really felt like a Monday to me. I did get some stitching in in the afternoon waiting for Maria to get out of school. After Hubby got home from work we ran out to the store. We got a new tv stand so now all the cords aren't visible! Woo hoo!

Today starts the beginning of the PR sal so now it's time to say goodbye to MotDB :( but on the up side WFS has been pulled out! So this is how MotDB looks until next time:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Update On My RR

Annette has finished the next pixie for my piece on the Mira RR 2011. She picked Poppy & did a terrific job! I can't wait to get this piece back!
Here is Annette's part:

The whole piece:
(Sorry about the pic being upside down, I don't know why it's doing that & am trying to fix it.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Decisions, decisions & IHSW


This weekend is Joyce's IHSW. Stop over at her blog & sign up to join us! I am hoping to get some time in on Sunday but will be out of town Saturday for a birthday party.

Now my big decision! Do I keep stitching on MotDB for the weekend or do go ahead & switch to Villa Miribilia for Andie's piece on the Mira RR?

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Start on MotDB

I started Mira's Mermaids of the Deep Blue last week after I finished Stargazer. I am stitching her on Polstitches Stormy Seas 28ct opal linen.

My floss toss:

Progress so far:
I received Andie's piece for the Mira RR 2011. I have decided to stitch Villa Mirabilia on it. Now I have to go gather my supplies so I can start her this week.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stargazer Is Finished!!

I put the last bead on last night! Woo hoo!
She is stitched on Silkweaver's Periwinkle Pizazz, 32ct opal lugana.

Here are some close ups.
The stars:

Beading around her head:

Bottom of skirt: