Saturday, November 27, 2010

Too tired!

I was way too tired today when I got home from a non stop pace at work to put up any Christmas decorations. I decided instead to make a Christmas wreath to hang up. I've never done it before but I've wanted to try for a long time now. I even got John to help!



Just for a smile (or laugh)...

Friday, November 26, 2010

I must of been crazy.. right?

After getting up at 5am yesterday to cook the turkey and everything to take the Grandma's house and then barely getting any sleep last night because I decided to get up to do some Black Friday shopping... i'm crazy right? Lol I decided to go to Walmart because they had a 14 mega-pixel Kodak camera for $60. It was a free for all where all the cameras and gps systems were. So we are standing near the camera we wanted and it was next to a Tom Tom. I was talking to one lady and her husband and he was saying 'Ok i'll grab the tom tom, then rush over there and grab this and that and that. You grab the cameras.' She was like 'ok' I offered that if her child (who was leaning against the camera I wanted) would grab one for me I would in return grab a tom tom for them. (I was leaning against the palate for them). So that's what we did.

I also figured I would of gotten slammed and pushed. It was crazy packed. But I didn't it was quite simple actually we did the switch off then went and looked at what was left over with some of the other sales. Sadly I didn't get my food processor for $3. Oh well. But I did pick up a new mp3 player.

So after about an hour in the check out lane we went to McDonald's (I know I was bad but yummy yummy! I love their breakfast) then we sat in my work's parking lot and watched the line while we ate... after we finished I ran in and got next weeks schedule. Then I took John to Best Buy and bought him a Wii, and a game he's been wanting. His thanks/early Christmas gift for going with me and protecting me in the crowds. (He absolutely hates crowds so I figured he deserves it) I bought him the red version his favorite color.

All the pictures are taken with my new toy. Hopefully now I can get some better shots up close of my stitching and things. Here is a picture of John and me when we got home around 7ish this morning.

We set up the wii, played with our new toys for a couple mins then crawled into bed. Now to wake him up in a little bit so we can clean up rearrange a few things and pull out the Christmas decorations. Yay one of my favorite Christmas traditions... Christmas music and decorating. Will share some pics tomorrow hopefully!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Crazy 2011 Challenge

I have thought and thought about whether or not to join in on this Crazy 2011 Challenge that Minä over at Ristipistoni is hosting. But I figure why not. It does sound like a fun excuse to pull out some of that stash and actually stitch it.

The idea of the challenge is, you pick 15 different patterns and start one on January 1st, 2011. Then each day for the next 15 days you start a new one. Sounds easy right? Well the challenging part is to finish all 15 by the end of the year! Still you could make this easy on yourself and pick all small projects. But I picked some small and some big. I've also decided i'm going to add two already started projects just to hopefully help me stay motivated to stitch on them. Which are going to be my tiger (that I haven't stitched on in forever), and a Christmas one i'm stitching with Crystal and Wendy. I'm thinking after the first 15 days, either trying a rotation of a week on each or maybe longer or shorter... not sure yet.

Without further ado here are my 15 projects.

Now hopefully I wont change my mind on any of them. LOL

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

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I want to just wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. To all my blogging friends that aren't in the USA I still want to wish you a Happy day tomorrow. I am thankful to all of you for your kind comments, encouragements, and prayers that you have sent over the past months. Now i'm off to make pies, cranberry sauce, and brine the turkey for tomorrow. Love you all!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Swap day!

Well today is the day to post what my swap goodies were from Parsley's swap. MizMollye had me and she sent me some lovely wonderfully cute things.

A cute pink & browns hat and glove set, some beaded necklaces, some thread, a few handmade tags and matchbox domino, earrings, a book for crafting with fabric, an ear warmer (that I think was handmade) and feels very warm! A very cute Christmas frame that I can't wait to put a cute picture in this year. And my absolute favorite thing is the reindeer.

Isn't he so cute! I want to thank Mollye again for everything she sent! Now my partner was Julie S. and i'm just waiting for her to post her swap today.

Tomorrow I will post the pics of the things I have stitched and sent... one was to Parsley, and the other was to Julie. Then you should be caught up on all my secret stitching.