Monday, January 30, 2006
Last night I started cleaning my craft room, again! I removed two boxes of stuff. I've been going through them, but most of it is old stuff and I'm just going to toss it. I did find a beautiful hand made baby quilt that was never used (it was a shower gift). It was too cute and I didn't want it to get ruined by the many washings that I had been doing. I boxed it up and forgot about it. I received many handmade quilts and afghans, so this one I wanted to keep new even though now it's old! It has alot of hand embroidery and it is adorable. I also found a box of cut fabric and the pattern for dd's First Holy Communion dress that I had planned to make way back when. I remember that, we ended up at Macy's and buying her dress. Oh yeah, how many times have I started projects and never completed them?!!
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Yesterday, was a busy day with errands, laundry, etc. Dh is off on a business trip this morning to New Jersey, so I'll have a few days to myself. Dd is leaving tomorrow for school, she usually comes home on the weekends. No stitching done yesterday, but I managed to get quite a bit done during the week. This is not the greatest picture, alot of shadows and very wrinkly. It's a fairly large sampler, 15" x 26". I won't be doing one this large again, but I do like samplers.
Good news, I went to my WW meeting yesterday and happy to say that I lost a couple of pounds. It seems like I've been at a plateau forever! Anyway, today we're off to Michael's for their 5-hour Yarn Event. It's supposed to be filled with exciting demos and activities. Okay, sounds like fun.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
I went to Barnes & Noble yesterday looking for a good cross-stitch magazine to take home. I was overwhelmed by all the magazines, they must have just got in a new shipment. Any suggestions out there? I haven't bought a cross-stitch magazine in years. I usually buy a home decorating magazine or a food magazine, which I need to steer away from right now. I love food and I usually spend my time online looking at food sites or food blogs and collecting recipes, that needs to stop and I need to focus my energy on something else because I'm having a tough time trying to lose weight and keeping it off. It's not like I have a lot to lose, but I'm uncomfortable and my clothes are fitting me tight. Just going to the gym is not working out.
Anyway, to all you cross-stitchers out there, if there are any books or magazines that you would recommend please let me know. Like I've said before, I have been "out of it" for a very long time and any news would be helpful. Later, I'll be asking about quilting . . . .
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Yesterday was a fun day. I met my friends for a walk in Carlsbad. We walked three miles, which is good, but I could walk more, it was fun. Saturday was beautiful, a little chilly, but not a cloud in the sky. The ocean was gorgeous!! After our walk we went to this hole in the wall place for breakfast called "The Grand", which had great Bloody Mary's, breakfast was good, too! Afterwards we walked around to some of the shops. I wished I had my camera, but then again, my camera isn't all that great. Carlsbad is a little bit of a touristy place. There are nice little restaurants, cafes, inns, antique shops, boutiques, etc., you know that sort of place, plus it's right near the beach. You can't complain, the weather is beautiful, even in the winter. Hehe, and it's only a 10 min. drive from my house!
Anyway, we stopped into this British food store and I bought dh some English sausages, Bisto, and Bounty Bars (like Mounds candy for dh - his fave). Then there was another shop, actually we stopped into alot of little shops, but the ones that we actually spent a good amount of time in was the British food store and then the Irish shop called "O'Ireland". It was so small in there, but there was alot of nice gifts, jewelery, knick-knacks, etc. I bought a pair of silver earrings which I just love! It is a Celtic knot - Serpentine. I love them! He has some lovely jewelery, so I am definately going back after I get paid. DD's birthday is coming soon and I want to get her something special -- I already know what it is!
Friday, January 20, 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Have you had a happy dance yet this year? If so, tell us about it! (Or just point to the entry that talks about it.) If not, when do you predict it will be?
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
Anywho, again no crafting to report or pics to post, just wanted to check in before I quit blogging altogether. I had a lot of catching up to do this week -- take down the Christmas decorations, pay bills, go back to the gym, although I've been watching way too many dvd's! My dd is home from college, which is nice to have her home for awhile. As for New Year's resolutions, I don't have any. I'll just continue with my healthy diet and daily workout, that's ongoing throughout my life. Yes, I could try to save some money and become a little more organized this year.