Monday, June 4, 2007

More news and updates...

Okay, scary news and happy news first. I'll save the stitching info for last. :)

Gotta take Brad to the doctor in the morning to hopefully have the lump removed from his neck. We're hoping it's harmless like our family doctor thinks it is. Family doctor also thinks the surgeon can remove it in his office as opposed to a hospital surgery. *crossing everything* The important thing is that the lump really is harmless. Updates to follow as I know more.

I got accepted into the Radiology program! OMG! *thud* We are sooooooo happy and excited, to say the very least. There's lots of things for me to take care of before school starts on August 20th and I'll start tackling those one-by-one after we get through Brad's appointment tomorrow.

Now for the stitching stuff...I got to go to The Silver Needle this past weekend! WOO HOO! It was incredible and more than I had imagined it to be. I behaved pretty good and only spent $160. That was mainly due to the fact that Brad had taken me the day before to Hobby Lobby where we purchased my first Ott Lite. I love it! I used my 40% off coupon and only spent about $100 on the lamp. It's awesome!

At The Silver Needle, I bought my first two Just Nan patterns (4 Wishes and Icy Hill) that came with the beads and charms, two Shepherd's Bush charts (Celebrate Everything and Snow Folio), three Shepherd's Bush needleroll kits (Stitcher's Roll, Americana Roll, and Snow Fall Roll), one Shepherd's Bush scissor fob kit (Americana Scissor Fob), Hinzeit's Charmed Rise and Shine, Smell the Flowers which is the latest release in Bent Creek's Red Thread series, a Pine Mountain pillow kit called Happy Everything, two needle threaders for beading needles, and a Cross Stitch Gauge for a RAK package.

On Saturday, we stopped at Cross Stitch Haven where I purchased a Mill Hill buttoned and beaded kit (On the Range), some white Wisper floss for my mother, two Doodles (Flowers and I'd Pick You), Stoney Creek's More Antique Tractors leaflet, DKT Originals leaflet called Song in My Heart needleroll, and I ordered several cuts of fabric for some LK and BC monthly patterns to do all in one.

When I purchased my Ott Lite, I also found a piece of 27" X 36" 32-ct Latte linen by Permin that was regularly $23.64 but was marked down to $9.50.

What a haul! Woo hoo! I haven't put any of this away yet because I want to stitch on all of it! It's great to get new stash but isn't hard to make yourself keep stitching on stuff you've already started? I don't much self control as it is, but if I didn't have any at all, I'd have 4,671 WIPS. LOL!!!

Recently, I did finish square #5 of 16 on my Town Square afghan. I love that blanket but Brad swears he loves it more than I do. LOL! Crazy man!

Today, I bought two more books at Hasting's. *sigh* I now have 5 books ready to read. I think I'm a borderline book addict. ;)

That's enough for now. Tomorrow might be a long day. Until next time, I hope everyone reading this is doing wonderful and gets many happy hours of stitching.

LoriRay :)

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