Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mommy

You know it's time for mom to come home when.........

both Dad and I slept in this morning....LOL.

you had to close the front door on pookie's face or she would have gone with you to work this morning......double LOL

you would rather starve then cook another meal....tsk tsk

So as of this second mom has been on the grey hound bus in 100 mile house for approximately 38 mins only 5 1/2 hours to go LOL.

Mom called me at work at 11:00 to tell me they were in 100 mile and waiting for the depot to open since they close early for lunch and while the Aunt was out of the car mom mentioned she was glad to be coming home she has had enough of holidays and wanted to come home. YAH

I'm 98% finish Hanky page 6, but since the pattern square I'm working on stretches into page 5 I decided to do the entire design at the same time which is why I'm technically not finished page 6 yet. I only worked on it for 45 mins last night and then decided to do some more beading on June, the beading is going great I just haven't been in the mood to bead, I look at it every day and tell myself that if I just worked on it I could be half done by now but alas......I'm just not in the mood, but with mom coming home I can set up the beads on my sewing table and have them stare at me all day every day until I'm done.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ho Hum

Where did all the sun go!!!! Granted I'm at work so I can't really enjoy the sun anyway but I'm wearing a jacket and have my heater on and I feel crappy.......it's Tuesday of course, it never fails something shitty always occurs on Tuesday it's my least favorite day of the week. I might have to purchase some fabric to make me feel better HAHAHAHA like I need an excuse to purchase more craft supplies.

Now I feel the need to vent a bit about home, my mother is on vacation so I am stuck with my father for 3 more days, now don't get me wrong I love my dad....I really do he is a great guy but when he's bummed out or pissed off he rehashes the same story about the situation over and over again now this would be okay if he retold the story to different people but he rehashes the story to the same people over and over again namely me. I actually had to start walking up stairs to get away from the story being told for the 4th time last night, the first two times I gave my input hoping he would stop talking but that didn't help....I wish it was Thursday already and mom was home, I am a quiet hermit time person and he is getting into my space.

The biggest problem I have with my father is he over shares, instead of telling a strange the basics to his problem so they can help with the solution (ie guys in the computer section at LD) he has to tell them everything about himself and truth be told no one cares about all the details; if they don't need to know this information to help solve your problem don't tell them anything extra it will just confuse them. I also believe if you give a person of authority to much personal information it can harm you not help you. You should ask for deals/bargains to help finalize a sale not boohoo and whine about a bad situation and think anyone is going to offer you a deal because they feel sorry for you.

Now my second concern about these last couple days is leaving my poor deaf, old dog at home by herself. Now usually my mom would be home and everything would be fine but mom's on her vacation and pookie is by herself...she doesn't seem to be concerned about anything though. After I left yesterday she climbed on mom and dad's bed and finishes her nap, basically having me home during the day last week disturbed her nap time which is kind of funny....I'm just concerned because she is alone and can't hear much anymore that she will hurt herself and I won't be around to help her, as you can tell my dog is in charge LOL

Monday, August 25, 2008

Idiots at Michaels & WIP

As the title suggests the people at Michaels are idiots.

So I emailed Michael's asking why there hasn't been a 3 for $1.00 sale on DMC threads since the spring (to my recollection) and asked if there would be one soon or if they can tell me why there hasn't been one. Now I really didn't think they would tell me when the next sale was but I was kind of hoping for an explanation as to what was going on....maybe the scary of DMC possibly closing down in France was a concern. So the next day I get a boilerplate response from head office telling me they have a policy for not telling people when the next sale is going to be and that I should check my local paper and/or wait for the next flyer.....like DUH, that is what I have been doing and there has been no sale that is why I emailed you. They didn't even bother to answer my question about what the problem could have been, which is really the question I wanted answered. I'm just suppose to sit on my hands and wait for the next sale whenever that might be, this is so frustrating especially since you go into the store and ask any of the girls and their response is that they aren't told beforehand so no one knows a thing....Next time I go in to the store I'm going to talk to the manager and ask her to contact head office and ask if there is a problem with the DMC products and hopefully she can get a better answer (probably not). I have $65 in gift certificates and I need some thread for 3 projects and I want to get the best deal.

Vacation cross stitch was a pretty good success if I do say so myself. I finished all the stitching on June Pearl Fairy by Mirabilia and I was able to start beading late Saturday. I am taking my time so if I finished beading by the weekend I will be very happy but it will probably take me longer than that. I wanted to be finished Hanky Psyanky last week too but that didn't happen which is okay but I was kind of hoping to be farther along then I am, I think it has a lot to do with it being on black fabric, it seems to take twice as long as any normal stitching. I basically got 1 page completed instead of the 3 1/2 pages I wanted to get done. I literally sat and stitched on it for 7 hours two days in a row and got nothing done.......go figure. So I will continue stitching on HP on the train and do the beading of June when I'm home and hopefully within the 1st week of September I will be finished both of them.

I have also decided to do goals for September I haven't done this in months since it always seems to sabotage me, but what the heck.

Goals for September

1. Finish June Pearl
2. Finish Hanky
3. Finish Friends in country colors (bunnies)
4. Start Tiger Lily
5. Work on and finish dress of Winter Fairy Spirit

That shouldn't be too hard. LOL

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vacation

Well I'm three days into my vacation and it's great......LOL I have finish almost all the regular stitching on June Pearl Fairy except for 6 stitches of pink for one of the ribbons and about 10 of the little flowers at her feet on the left side, I am quite happy with this. I really tried to finish the flowers last night by my eyes wouldn't take it so instead of froggy out mistakes today I put the picture away last night before I could screw up. Now I've moved on to Hanky for a day or two and I'm hoping I can accomplish quite a bit today. My end goal is to finish Hanky and all stitching and back stitching on June and hopefully a good chunk of beading.....so I think I'm half way there.


On another note I finish up to part 8 on hdygg so here are the final pics.


Part 6


Part 7/8


I think it looks great and I'm so glad I pick white bead for the pattern because I think any other color would be too loud with the threads.


and without further ado here are some before and after pics of the living room

Before:



After:



Before:

After:

I think it looks great, it warms up the room, the room isn't dirty looking it's great.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rotation schedule

Well since I have gotten my stitching mojo back I decided to take a long look at my current works in progress and new patterns I really want to start and I've decided on a new schedule.

Basically my problem is this. I love starting a new project and I hate having to wait so long for a finish. As you can tell these two problems are quite opposite of each other. Every time I start a new project it gives me less and less time to work on the WIP I currently have.

I have separated some of my new and old projects into 6 groups of 5. So now when I work on a project I only have 5 choices to choose from at any given time and when I get bored of 1 project I can only pick from the remaining 4 in the group. Now once I complete a project from the first group of 5 I will move up one picture from each group so that each group still have 5 except for the last group which will keep getting smaller. Here is group 1 & 2

1. Hanky Pysanky
2. June Pearl fairy
3. Winter Fairy Spirit
4. Friends in country colors
5. My Lady of the Snow

1. Tiger Lily
2. Madonna of the Garden
3. African Angel
4. Madam Snow
5. Summer Fairy Spirit

So when I finish Hanky and June next week during my holidays (cross my fingers) Tiger Lily and Madonna of the Garden will move up to group 1 and two pattern from group 3 will move up to group 2. I think this will work for me, it enables me to work on new patterns when the mood strikes me but still allows me to finish some of my ongoing WIP. This will also allow me to still work on more than one project at a time I can't imagine working on a HAED for months on end without a change.....that is a sure fire way of loosing my mojo again. Now obviously there will still be some kinks in the system which I will fix as I come across them.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pics

Finally I've been able to sit down and download my How does your garden grow pictures so with out further ado.

Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


I am currently working on part 6 and I'm hoping to finish it tonight so that will leave me part 7/8 with I want to finish before the end of the week so I can official start my holidays working on the pictures that I want to work on, which I have decided will be Hanky Pysanky (hopefully finish), Circus of Circles (hopefully finish page 1) and June Pearl (finish stitching and start on the beads).

Maybe tomorrow I will upload pics of the painting of the living room from last weekend.

Friday, August 8, 2008

F*@K Off

Now come one people stop pissing me off.

Today at work everyone is pissing me off, first the other secretary starts asking me why appointments are booked for the lawyer who is on holidays on days he isn't here I repeatedly tell her "I don't know, I didn't book those appointments" so either she didn't hear me or is ignoring me because she keeps on asking HELLO I didn't book these appointments stop fuck'n asking me about them, you book his appointments too maybe you fucked up......and besides he's a big boy and can actually book appointments all by himself. As it turned out he did books these appointments and is actually coming into the office of these days because of the appointments he had. GOD stop trying to blame me for shit.

And now the senior lawyers has come out of his office and is getting all pissy about a copy job not being completed and why wasn't it done. Well holiday lawyer only just gave me the documents before he went on holidays and I haven't had time to copy them, I was going to do them in house but since you are getting so pissy I'm sending them out and you can explain to your client why their bill is so big. And how was I suppose to know that holiday lawyer didn't call other counsel and tell them I was working on the documents and to not panic. I don't blame the other counsel for getting mad because they haven't received the documents yet and no one has sent them a letter or called them to explain what is going on, they need this information. If senior lawyer actually left his office and talked to people about pending jobs shit would get done but OH NO lets hid in your office and be ignorant about everything and blame everyone else, because ..........IS IT TIME TO GO HOME YET???????

Enough said I'm done, hopefully I can go home early and finish part 4 of hdygg and then I can post both 3&4 pics tonight and some painting pics.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Exhausted

Well it was a long and painful weekend but I'm happy to say that we finished painting the living room and it looks fabulous!!!!! I was a little concerned when we started because it didn't look to 'tannish' it was kind of milky/tan but I'm happy to say that was just how it looked beside the pink walls. Now that we have done 2 coats it's great.



We were also going to do the foyer but now that we have taken a quick look at the walls we are going to have to do some patch jobbing first . I swear the people who owned the house before us did not know how to do DIY and now we are having to fix up after them. I will have to post some pictures of the before and after, once I take the pics off my camera.



The only stumbling block I'm having right now is trying to find the correct paint for the pink for my wall on the third floor. I put a scrap in my wall (as I mentioned in a previous post) and I want to fix it without repainting the whole wall since the wall is vaulted. Mom and I are wondering if they mixed two paints together like a white and rose and them painted which is why it's hard to find because all the light pink chips I brought home are still too bright. If worse comes to worse I think I will experiment on a piece of wood with some base of white and mixing in some red/rose/pink and see if I can find the match myself. I guess we will just have to see. I'm going to leave it alone for a couple weeks and think it out first.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cross Stitch and the weekend

So I finished part 3 of How does your garden grow earlier this week but I haven't had a chance to upload the photo, hopefully before the weekend is over I will have done this and maybe even part 4. I haven't touched the picture all week, I have been too tired on the train to do anything but read my book and sleep LOL I hate sleeping on the train but I've been just exhausted.

Anyway, I will be super busy this long weekend (BC day) since I'm helping my mom paint the living room, I originally thought I would paint the room for her during my holiday but I changed my mind once I realized it was a long weekend and could do it now. It currently is this mild pinkie color that you don't really notice and it does nothing for the room. We are going to paint it a Benjamin Moore color called Arizona Sunset it's kind of a latte, taupe brown with a yellow/orange undertone (at least it looks like it to me) I think it will do wonders for the room.

As well I'm going to try and figure out what the pink color actually is because I put a scrap in my stairwell wall and have put putty in the scrap but it's obvious that I have put putty there. I'm hoping to paint over it and restore it to the original color......the last thing I want to do is paint the whole stairwell which has a vaulted ceiling because painting there will be a pain in the ass. I just want to paint over the putty but if we have to paint the hallway Mom suggests we redo it with the Arizona Sunset, which could be problematic since my room is a third floor loft and there is a lot of wall space between the 1st floor and the 3rd floor and when exactly do you decide what wall gets paints and what wall doesn't? So when we pick up the last minute paint supplies I'm going to bring home some paint cards and hopefully find the color.

Wish us luck LOL. It I remember I will post the before and after pics too.