Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kicking Myself

So there's this book called Twisted Stitches and I found it in Barnes and Noble.  I picked it up with the intent to buy it and I got distracted by my two year old and set it down and have not seen it since.  I should have held on to it.  What are the odds that someone was looking for the exact same book as me?  The last time I was at B&N, I looked for it again and couldn't find it.  I even asked the customer service rep to see if they had it in stock and they did.  I just couldn't find it.  I guess I'm going to have to buckle down and order it online.  I hate ordering things out here because they more often than not get stolen off your door step.

Anyway, Twisted Stitches is adorable.  It's a great book for those who are not into the classic flowers and birds cross stitching patterns.  I tend to stitch video game and anime things, but I KNOW I would be able to find things to do with the cute little demented patterns in that book.

This week has been hectic.  I am having a birthday party for my two year old and his one friend is allergic to a lot of things, so it gives me an excuse to really deep clean the house.  Yeah, yeah, I don't need an excuse, I should do it anyway, but with two kids, that gets hard to do lol.  I have to finish planning my menu for the day, too.

Well, off to take care of my darling daughter.  She just started crying.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Friday, July 12, 2013

It's a Small World After All

I had the biggest example of small world (haha) that I have ever had.  I decided to go on Etsy today to look for jewelry and I was scrolling through and found a hemp choker I liked.  I usually don't check out the profiles of people, but the little picture of the woman who was selling the choker looked REALLY familiar.  I couldn't shake the feeling that I knew this girl, but I didn't recognize her name.  So I typed her name in Facebook because her username looked like an actual name.  Her profile popped up and I laughed to myself.

This girl looked so familiar because she was my best friend in middle school.

SMALL WORLD.  I didn't request her because I mean...who knows, maybe she doesn't WANT to hear from me.  Maybe she doesn't remember me.  I am tempted, though.  Anyway, I thought that was crazy.  Time to go stitch a bit.  Maybe another WIP soon, who knows?  Happy stitching, everyone.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

What the...OMG IT'S A WIP

So, I've finally been getting in some stitching.  I realized that I have too many projects, so I'm whittling away at this Bambi kit so that I might start my Sailor Saturn project.  So, not much going on in my life lately except that my littlest booger is laughing, now. toddler's birthday was June 30th and so I planned his party for the 19th of July so that ALL his friends could make it.  We plan on having fruity pebble cupcakes and I swear, this kid got some great gifts.

Anyway, not much going on, so here's the WIP:

Sorry for the poor quality picture.  I don't have a good camera on my phone.  The pearl filaments are in the very bottom stitches.  That's why it looks like there's little white holes in the stitching.  They look kind of cool in person, but in the picture it looks like I just skipped a bunch of stitching lol.  Well, I'm off to bed.  Happy stitching, everyone.

Friday, July 5, 2013

I Have the Attention Span of a Goldfish

I had a hard time waking up this morning, so I thought that I would do chores to wake up a bit.  I started the dishes and then I realized that I needed to do laundry, so I opened up the dryer, emptied out the clothing, and switched the laundry over.  I started a new pile to load the washer, but then I realized that the floor needed to be swept.  So I started sweeping the floor.  As I was sweeping I thought to myself, "Why am I doing this?  I should brush my dog first and THEN sweep because she's shedding like crazy."  So I put the broom aside and grabbed my dog's brush.  I started to brush her and then she breathed in my face and I thought, "When was the last time I brushed your teeth?" So I stopped brushing her and went into the bathroom to get her toothbrush (yes, my dogs have toothbrushes and beef flavored toothpaste lol).  While in the bathroom, I saw the sink was dirty.  I started wiping the sink with a lysol wipe and when I threw the wipe away, I noticed the garbage was full.  So I went back into the kitchen to get a bag to empty the garbage.  While in the kitchen, I realized it was my son's nap time. So I got him a cup of milk and brought him into his room, changed his diaper, and put him to bed.  I came back out into the living room and my son's movie (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) was playing, I got distracted by it and sat down on the couch.  The computer was sitting on the arm rest and so I opened it. I'm here...There's the story to how I started everything, and finished nothing.

Though, in the middle of this, I got up and I DID finish loading my laundry lol

Off to run around and figure out what to do next that will only get a few seconds of my attention before I move on again!  Happy stitching, everyone lol

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yay, Happy Birthday to ME!!

Well, actually my birthday was 2 days ago, but it was seriously the most stressful birthday I've ever had...and I gave birth on my birthday 2 years ago.  I have one child in his terrible twos, and one child teething.  My husband was at work all day and so I was by myself with my children.  I'm usually pretty good by myself, but for some reason that day was just awful.  I think I was just high strung in the first place because my dog chewed up my friggin' cabinets over the night.

She was damn proud of herself, too!  You should have seen how she wagged her tail...until she realized I was mad at her, then she did the "I'm really guilty" face.


Okay, so get this, my German Shepherd (the one who killed my cabinet) throws tantrums if I don't say goodnight to her!  She yowls all night until I come say goodnight.  Oh, Lordy, this dog is like having a kid.  Once I come say goodnight, she's good until the morning.

This dog was adopted from someone who lived on post and based on the way she acts, she was NOT treated well.  She's super meek and any time she feels even slightly scared of someone, she pees on the floor.  She is terrified of brushes.  Absolutely terrified.  It makes grooming her VERY difficult.  I love this dog, even with her extreme submissive peeing that has ruined my tile floor lol.

Today, we went out and celebrated my and my son's birthday.  He got a Goomba backpack and a buildabear that is rainbow, smells like cupcakes, and sings happy birthday.  I got my birdcage cross stitch kit that I posted a couple days ago.  I also bought a tape measure to see how many inches I've lost because I USED to be 46-36-46, but none of my clothing fits.  I have lost a total of 62 pounds since January 2012...and I was pregnant from June 2012 until April of this year, so I had to have put weight on during that period.  I think I'm doing well.  Losing weight at my own pace :)

Anyway, I'm off to stitch some Bambi.  I might actually have a WIP update in the near future!  It's been a long time!  Happy stitching, everyone!