Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stitching updates! (and a little rambling, of course)

Hello to my fellow stitching addicts! (Don't even try to deny it. We are what we are.) *hee hee*

I'd like to publicly thank CindyF for her recent giveaways on her blog. My name was drawn for the "Home Words" chart by Prairie Schooler. Thank you so much, Cindy! You're a sweetheart! Here's what I won:

I've been able to stitch a little lately but not as much as before. Continuing with my "Stash Closet Discoveries", I started the Redbird Designs Texas Alphabet Quilt. Since my sewing abilities are improving and I'm gaining confidence in that aspect, I figured it was time to jump in. Here is the first finished square, "The Alamo":

This past week, Brad, the boys, and I traveled to Ft. Worth to watch the Nascar truck races. As luck would have it, it was the most B-O-R-I-N-G truck race ever. There were two cautions for the entire race and both were due to debris. No, we didn't necessarily want anyone to wreck...but it wasn't even a close finish! *yawwwwwwwwwn* But there is a plus side to all of this...
We stopped in Decatur, Texas, at this little antique store that also happens to have a room and a hallway dedicated to cross-stitch supplies. I did some stash shopping there (WOO HOO!) and when we returned home, my stash-in-the-mail was waiting for me. (Wagon? What wagon?) Here's my haul:

In other news, I'm still in the running for a job I applied for. Have I mentioned it here before? It's for a 911 dispatcher job at our local police department. Last night was my first of two "sit-ins" where I observe the dispatchers in action and ask questions. Get this -- I can stitch when it's slow! *doing my funky lil' dance around the room, thankful you guys can't see me* I go back Friday night to observe a weekend night. I really like it and honestly I'd be surprised if they didn't pick me. We all hit it off so well! Sooooooo...we'll see what happens there.

Meanwhile, I'm thanking God that our area got some beneficial rain today but dodged the hail and tornadoes that occurred south of us. Whew!

Guess I'll go roam some blogs and then do some crafty stuff, like maybe cutting more fabric for the quilt squares, stitching, etc. Happy stitching! :-)


WildcatGrrl said...

Congrats on the win! I love that pattern.

The 911 job sounds sweet. Any job that lets you stitch on your downtime is great. Good luck! You must post if anyone calls because Taco Bell ran out of beef or they locked themselves in their car or some other such stupidity.

WildcatGrrl said...

And I love the A! What is the B square going to be?

Pam said...

Woo hoo on the job! I hope you get it. Any job where you can stitch during yout shift is a stitcher's dream. That was a great box of stash. Was that Stitcher's Hand Lotion that I saw there? My LNS sells that. Do you like it?

Rachel S said...

Great stash haul.

I know what you mean about the races. As bad as it sounds, it's boring when nothing happens.

I will cross my fingers for the job.

Daffycat said...

I AM NOT an addict...I can stop any time I want! ***big grin***

Love the first square in your new Texas series! Can't wait to see more.

That job sound perfect! Just think of all the stitching time ~ oh heaven! I have my fingers crossed you get the job!

Cindy F. said...

You are most welcome! I can't believe you were only a few hours from us!!! Bad girl! Bad, Bad girl!!
I'm crossing fingers and toes hoping you get that job! That sounds awesome!! Of course they like you....what's not to like??
Love your Alamo.....Bad girl! Bad, Bad girl!!

Cindy F. said...

oh...and LOVE your stash! You racked up girl!

PaulineD said...

Stitching at work? How much better could it get?

If it's quiet, imagine how much you could get done, probably most of that yummy stash you bought, and imagine how much more stash you will need!

Everyone wins!