Friday, December 31, 2010

Stop the Insanity - love it!

I just read a blog entry by Susan - and I think she has come up with an idea that could really work for me and help alleviate some of the "OH MY GAWD I HAVE SO MANY HALF FINISHED PROJECTS STUFFED IN THIS CLOSET/DRAWER/UNDER THE BED etc.."

I just can't justify starting 15 new projects esp. since I tend to prefer BAP's and they take a few years usually for me to complete anyways. So - 15 days per WIP already on the go. I can totally do that - how about you?

I'm hopefully finishing up a Nancy's Needle design later today, "Desert Star". I started it last Monday so this has been the fastest finish for me ever. Love it. I'll post a finish pic tomorrow along with a picture of the project that I'll be working on for the next 15 days ;-)

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Has anyone seen my sanity?


So. The cat survived. Hopefully no one was holding their breath..... It took a month of syringe feeding (5-6 times a day...), a boatload of money and hiring a sitter to come and do it when I couldn't - but he lives! He's back to his lazy, lovey self and I couldn't be more thrilled. This picture I took the day he started eating on his own again. (ooooo - stitchy mess in the background.....)

Our older dog Madi started to have periods of dementia and bit me quite badly as I was trying to brush her outside. This was back in October. As we have young children - we had to make the decision to have her put down. My hand was very badly injured and if it had happened to one of the kids it would have been disastrous. So, we did lose an animal - just not the one I expected to die. I miss her terribly. Ginger - the shepherd pup is now just over a year old and still eating her way through socks, stuffed toys, carpeting etc. Remind me to tell you about the time she got out of her crate - ripped a hole the size of a small child in the middle of the carpet and pooped all over the room. My SIL said that she heard her howling at about 4am but didn't think to come and get me. Guess I've told you all about it now. Good times.

A ton of other things have happened, but I won't bore you with details. I've been stitching a lot - have discovered a new love of counted canvas and am considering this crazy pants January 15 starts. Though I will probably do what some others are doing and pick 15 WIPS that I already have on the go and organize them for the challenge.

I know you came for the stitching so here's the latest picture on my machine of the Landmark Design. I have don't quite a bit more since then - but I'd have to walk upstairs to take the picture. It's not New Year's yet - I don't have to exercise just yet. I learned how to tat at my retreat in October - fun but teeny tiny! And I finished a design that I customized for our family from LHN. I've missed the blogging world, so hopefully 2011 will find my nose more in your business and a few more updates about mine.