Monday, November 01, 2010

November 1st - An Update

Here's the only political statement I'm going to make - If you Don't Vote, you've got No Right to Complain.

Okay, that's outta the way. In other news, the Little Kid now has enough candy to get him through to Christmas, I think. DH dressed as Lt. Dan and the boss's son was Forrest Gump - they won the big prize, of course. So since my old fatigues were out (not that I've been able to get into them in, oh, 15 years or so), LK thought he'd just carry on the Lt. Dan theme, though I guess he left off the wig, and grew legs. No pictures - he wasn't home for any Halloween festivities. I assume no one gave him a hard time for wearing his MOM'S dog tags... There was a Navy guy somewhere he went that gave him extra stuff for dressing as a Vet - you gotta watch those Navy guys every minute... ;)

Soccer is winding down, thank god - I am OVER IT. We have 2 more regular-season games - and I'll be out of town that weekend. Darn! Then Nike Cup in December. And then I can retire my managership!!! And then Big Kid's last HS season :( Not ready for that.... I will NOT volunteer for LK's team, not no way, not no how.

On to the stitching...

I got out Jodie's RR finally, and really enjoyed working on it. So much so, I worked on it Monday through Friday :) Those boxes take longer than I thought they would. And I have to say, these are more my kind of Christmas colors :) The Angel Train doesn't SCREAM Christmas - and that's a good thing :) I did the bottom right boxes, and a few scattered motifs across the bottom. We'll see how close to done I can get this during November - it's addictive.

My little pinkeep is coming along; I got the lighter green almost done (waiting for the pumpkins to show up, so I can put their leaves on with less counting), got a start on the dark green. Need to get the cat on there, too. I should have this done before I leave next Thursday, so it should come home from MI as a pinkeep...

And when I finally put Jodie's AT down, I got Murky Manor out again, though I only got an hour on Saturday, thanks to our game being at 7:00 - we never play club ball that late, it threw off the whole damn weekend, being gone from 5:30 to 10:00. But I did get the over-1 Witch in the Window done - and NO, it isn't a self-portrait; I don't wear hats, I wish I could, but when you have a basketball head, hats are not your friend :( Smart-ass kids...

This week, I'll do some more on Murky, but I may get L&U out, too - it's been sorely neglected, and I just don't think I can deal with it going into 2 decades if I don't pick it up again soon (maybe it's about time to get back to the rotation?). Or who knows? Any number of things are hollering at me. Check back next week to see what hollered the loudest :) Happy Stitching!

And remember - Halloween is once a year, but if you do it right, it can last all year:

(I made a Pinhead pumpkin one year - I wish I could find a picture of it, it was AWESOME - and I won $50, which covered the cost of the nails & paint!)

1 comment:

Simone said...

I L*O*V*E Jodie's RR! Do you happen to know the name and designer of this design???
Please email me the details?
sndejong at gmail dot com