Monday, November 30, 2009

25 Shopping Days Left - an Update

Speaking of shopping, I haven't done any. None. No one will tell me anything realistic. I hate shopping when I know what I want; this is ridiculous. Guess I better get going though, huh? If only everyone was as easy to shop for as I am...

Well, it was a great Thanksgiving weekend. Lots of food, and aside form the work to put the Christmas stuff up, the rest of the time off was used to it's fullest - I was much in need of some time off. Dogs were walked, lots of reading was done (staying up until 2 am a couple of nights with my book), some stitching here & there, and general lounging. I did have to venture out to Wally World on Sunday to restock some groceries, and I wasted 30 minutes driving to a Hancock Fabrics to check out their "needlework" section - that's the last time I'll ever go in there, and no wonder it's been years since the last time I was in there. Very disappointing. I have come to the conclusion that I could use a 4-day weekend about once a month - and since I don't often use my vacation time, I could actually swing one every so often. But, I don't often use my vacation time...

Well, since Multiply is moving, causing us to have issues with pictures, it's anyone's guess whether I'll be able to add pictures to this post or not - it might just be links to the albums, where some of the thumbnails are gone, but the pictures are still there, in some case. Sure hope it's all recovered when they are done....

I have a finish to report - Boo! Club is done!!! I finished it yesterday before dinner! Still not happy with the fabric, but it's still a great piece!


Now that I have that done, hopefully 6 Bats will get done in the next couple of months, so I can then worry about next year's Halloween pieces, Halloween Quaker & Murky Manor - which I really need a DMC sale for :)

I also did some more work on Knotgarden, though not as much as I had planned. I spent one night reading and never picked up a needle - can't remember the last time I did that. And then with all the holiday stuff going on and finishing up Boo, I think I only worked on Knotgarden for maybe 5-6 hours all week? But I got a piece of the next green corner started, before I decided to go work on the potted plants up on top for just a bit.


And that's it for last week - nothing over lunch (reading), and thought I'd get more done on my days off, but was outside while the weather was nice, with those goofy dogs. This week, I get out AD Samplar 4 Saisons, and will spend a little more time on Anita's RR - was supposed to send it home today, but I asked her if I could keep it another week. And I guess I better do some damn shopping in there, too, if the inspiration would just come to me.... Until next week, Happy Stitching, everyone!

2 comments:

Cathy said...

I love knotgarden. This is one I want to get someday.

Charlene said...

Know what you mean about the shopping. Everyone gets what they want everyday, so there's nothing special left to get for them at Christmas! I did make myself stop at TJMaxx the other evening and picked up a few things, but again, nothing special. Congratulations on the finish and Knots is coming along beautifully - now THAT is special!!