Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry (early) Christmas!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is ready for Christmas by now. We are, and I can't wait to see the kids' faces when they open their presents. They're getting a few things they thought we didn't buy for them. *hee hee*

I finished my first semester in Radiology and got an A in everything except Radiation Biology. Dang it -- there went my chances to graduate with honors. No biggie...I'm still proud of myself and of my family. Without the support and understanding of my husband and kids, I couldn't have made it this far.

My last final was December 19th and I have done some serious marathon stitching since then. WOO HOO! My needle has been sssssssssmokin'! I started Shepherd's Bush "O Beautiful". The kit was an early Christmas gift from my husband. There are 27 steps of bands, 8 sets of the lines with wording, and 6 smaller steps of stitching. Of a total of 41 steps, I have now completed 11 of them. It's looking gorgeous so far.

Last night, I completed Lizzie Kate's March stamp on the Tattersoll fabric. Yay, 3 of 12 are done. Just 9 to go! hahahaha

I removed the Bent Creek Snapperville from my WIP list. *sigh* I accidentally cut the dang fabric too short, so I had decided to stitch it on two separate pieces of fabric (half on one piece, half on another). The plan was to have it framed in two frames but joined by hinges, sort of like a book, ya' know? Well, I'm just not happy with that idea after all. Since I can't make up my mind whether to toss the piece, continue with the plan, or just start it over, I've decided to just set it aside for now and do nothing with it or about it. We'll see what happens.

School doesn't start for me again until January 14th. Between now and then, I have to take some of that time and get our taxes for the shop done. Otherwise, I'll be trying to juggle that and school at the same time. thanks! If I can stay motivated and get the taxes done, then a big majority of my time will be stitching. Well, children-permitting, that is. LOL! I also plan on getting some blog-reading done, too. I've missed reading everyone's blogs and just roaming cross-stitch related sites.

Merry Christmas to everyone and have a safe and happy New Year's. *hugs*

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Here's the latest news...

Hello all! :)

Just this past week, I have two small finishes to happy dance about. One is Hinzeit's "Racing" mini-block and will be for one of Cody's Christmas gifts. He's 11 and will love it. I had purchased the matching Kay's Frame for it and it's now at the framer's. (I know, I could've framed this myself. Call me lazy. Hah!) The second finish is a Pine Mountain pillow kit called "Thoughts of Mother" and is for my mother as part of her Christmas.

No pictures for now, but soon! It might be a week or two before I get pictures posted. I gotta get through finals first. (ewwwwwww!)

This has been a great evening. I stitched for a little while on the Mill Hill kit called "On the Range", munched on walnuts, and drank some bottled water. I've got some homework and studying to do, but we have a winter storm coming this weekend. Looks like we might get iced in Monday and possibly Tuesday, too, so I'll get all of my homework completed anyway just in case. That will basically leave my time free to stitch if/when we do get iced in. Woo hoo! I'm ready -- we have plenty of food, firewood, and stitching stash. What else would I need? *big, huge grin*

Finals are 12/14, 12/17, and 12/19. After that, I'm out of school until January 14th. YES!!!! I am soooooooooo ready for the break. I'll be working a lot during the break to get the shop's taxes done and get caught up on some things, but you know I'll be a stitching fool during that time, too. :-)))))

I'm trying really, really, really, really, really hard to not start any new projects this weekend. Something tells me that I won't be successful. "Oh Beautiful" by Shepherd's Bush is calling my name. But, then again, so are a ton of other projects -- any of the Tall Guys, a few Hinzeit patterns, several other Shepherd's Bush kits, and so much more. *sigh* I'd better not die before I'm 185 years old or else I might not be able to get all of my stash stitched up.

Guess I'll sign off for now. Hope everyone is doing great and that the frog stays away from your stitching. :D