Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Oh My

I haven’t updated myself in quite awhile. Since my last post I have finished 2 pictures and have gotten quite a bit done on Woodland Goddess by Joan Elliot

My first finish is Shepherd’s Bush Home on 10 ct Tula linen and like I said before this is some strange fabric……LOL the holes are huge and my needle wasn’t very cooperative.




Next up is Garden Party – Ladybug by CCN I am using crescent threads and it is so cute!!!! I am actually doing all 4 designs on one big piece of fabric I saw it on a stitching store’s website and it looked fabulous, I am currently working on dragonfly, then bumble bee then butterfly.


And finally here is my latest picture of Woodland Goddess by Joan Elliot, I was getting sick and tired of all the yellow and brown type colors so I decided to switch it up by moving up higher on the pattern so I could work on some other colors, this did wonders for my mojo.



Unfortunately I’m not moving very fast on this pattern and I can’t figure out why. I really enjoy this design and I love to look at the finished design but for some reasons when I sit down to stitch nothing really gets done!! Oh well at least I have till the end of the year to finish it (my own self imposed deadline). In the meantime I have moved back onto CdC which has been calling my name.

I will post a picture at the end of the week if I have something to share.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pookie and I'm chatty

Well today is my pookie bears 15 birthday and I can’t let this day go by without sharing a couple of my favourite pictures of her. As you can tell she likes being in blankets LOL


I feel quite chatty today and I’ve come across a news article that has kind of pissed me off. Let me explain, everyone in the world probably knows that Vancouver/Whistler will be hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics in February 2010. Well on October 30 the torch will start its Canadian journey, it will go through every since province and territory before winding up in Vancouver on February 12, 2010; One of the sponsors RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) did a bit of a contest for schools in the country to be apart of the relay, the contest was about having the best green plan for the future but I’m not exactly sure.

Anyway, the winners of this contest were released today and that is why I’m pissed off. Now I understand that probably not every school in the country participated but since the torch will be going through every P&T the least the sponsors could do is make sure a school from each P&T is represented. In my opinion they should have taken all of the entries and divided them up by P&T and then picked a winner from each. There are 16 spots there is room for all P&T to get involved and then with the remaining 3 spots one extra should have come from Ontario more specifically Ottawa since they are the capital city of the country and then the remaining 2 should have come from Vancouver/Whistler/Victoria area since we are hosting the Olympics. But no the sponsors (who by the way have head offices in Ontario) have done the following

2 from BC
1 from Newfoundland
1 from New Brunswick
2 from Quebec
1 from Saskatchewan
2 from Alberta
7 from Ontario

None from Manitoba, Prince Edwards Island, Nova Scotia, Yukon, Northwest Territory or Nunavut.

Maybe my feels are this way because I live in the west of the country and I’m basically forgotten and/or over shadowed by Ontario but I think this set up is disrespectful to BC, and the P&T that were forgotten and I’m appalled that Ontario gets 7 spots MORE THAN THE HOST CITY. I am sick and tired of the world and our own government thinking the sun shines out of Toronto or Ontario’s asses and that what happens in Toronto is the gospel and the barometer of the country. There are 10 provinces and 3 territories that make up this country and we deserve just as much respect as Ontario does. This is suppose to be Vancouver/Whistler’s Olympics so it should be all about Vancouver/Whistler with just a smidge about Canada as a country….….okay I’m off my soap box now thanks for listening.

PS I don’t remember hearing about any of this bureaucratic bull shit when Calgary hosted the Olympics maybe I was too young to realize it was happening.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Not Much to Say

I am now a firm believer that pop is just as addictive as cigarettes…..I have fallen off the wagon!!!!!!! LOL I find pop is my security blanket which of course sound bizarre but when I was upset last week the first thing I grabbed was a pop it could have been worse I could have grabbed an alcoholic beverage and got myself piss-ass drunk and I truly am glad that I didn’t because life has a lot of ups and downs and if you grab alcohol every time you hit a rough patch you will get yourself into a load of trouble.

Well enough with the heavy thinking……as I said I have started drinking pop again I will give myself till the end of the month to drink my fill and then I will stop drinking it again and see if I can do it this time.

In other news I’ve kind of put cross stitch on the back burner, although I’m still working on my projects just slowly, and have instead tried to tidy my stuff up, I currently have about 4 different places to put all my stuff which is working okay with me but some times it’s so messy that it takes 20 mins to find the pattern I was looking for of the kreinik I need so I’m in the process of streamlining my stash to make things easier to find. I am also tidying up the UK magazine patterns that I have, I am putting everything into little plastic sleeves so the patterns don’t get dog eared, torn etc. I can fit about 8 or 9 patterns per pocket this way so I have really slimmed down on the folder thickness which is great.

Anyway, I’m not very talkative today the weather is very dark, dreary and rainy and my upper shoulder blade is killing me so I think I will end this now.

Thanks for listening.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Onward & Upward

Well I am so over the situation from last week. I really do think it had a lot to do with my co-worker having a bad week which of course doesn't explain away her behavior but it explains it to me. So onward & upward.

I did a lot of household chores this long weekend as well as quite a bit of stitch so without further ado here are some updated pics.

First up is CdC I'm currently working on page 5 and am about 3/4 finished even though the picture doesn't show this, I think I took this picture earlier in the week....oh well.






Next is Woodland Goddess. I was really getting sick of all the yellow/browns but I persevered and did a couple other colors in between to help and I think that helped.







Oh and before I forget here is the updated photo of Madonna of the Garden before I put her away.






Lastly is Shepherd's Bush picture called Home, it is quite an interesting pattern done on 10 count Tula and will eventually be turned into a pillow, I'm using 3 strands of floss but it still looked sparse but I think once it becomes a pillow I won't notice it....lets hope.





Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stupid People

I’ve come to a realization after yesterday, the worst day of my working life, the following rules:

  • Your co-worker is your co-worker not your friend.
  • It is not okay to talk to said co-worker about your family and their dynamics unless it’s actually her family; if it is yours it is considered wasting time and isn’t important no matter what the issues are.
  • it is not okay to speak in a loud voice while on the phone although you are unaware you are doing it but it’s okay for her to have a shouting match with her daughter and then hang up on her for the whole office to hear
  • It is expected that you listen to all her extracurricular activities explained in detail but your life is not important nor your activities so don’t bother talking about it.
  • Multitasking is only something she knows how to do you on the other hand can not talk and email at the same time therefore if you are on the phone on your break/lunch you aren’t doing any work therefore wasting time again.
  • it is okay to log into your home computer’s email and deal with personal emails, log onto MSN messenger and chat or email from your work email non work related stuff, only if you are co-worker but it’s not okay to be on the phone chatting about family related things that might pop up during the day because that is what should be discussed when you get home…..I see her point here but it’s not every situation is exactly cut and dry and can wait till I get home.

As you can see it was an enlightening day yesterday and I now realize not all rules apply to co-worker…because she’s fuck’n special don’t you know. I also realize I discuss my family too much with co-worker and the line between friend and co-worker has been blurred and not in a good way. It was a very bitter pill to swallow but I’m slowly getting over it and tomorrow is another day and I will keep my information to myself and just work and if she is drowning under piles and piles of paperwork and assignments not finished oh well! It will just show her she was calling the kettle black.

I think co-worker is jealous of the pretty good relationship I have with my family (which is not perfect of course but I’m happy with it); she on the other hand only gets 1 or 2 calls/emails from her family a month. I also think she is jealous because I have such a big family that there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t talk to someone from my family sometimes it is bothersome but I wouldn’t trade my family for anything.

And finally I have to realize that co-worker and I have a 20 year ago gap between us so we honestly don’t relate to each other at all.

Rant over….moving on…..thanks for listening

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Complaining

Well as Tuesdays are my favorite day of the week (NOT!!!!) I am so not surprised that I feel like crap but this time I know why.

I am trying this new instant coffee, I am a specialty coffee drink I do not drink regular coffee and actually prefer tea. Anywho I purchased Maxwell House Maxiccino Mocha Escape powder to give it a try OMG it's disgusting, the foam on top really smells funny so I scooped it out and tried drinking the coffee, no such luck!!! it has a funny taste to it and in the end I had to dump it out when it started to turn my stomach. So now sitting back at my desk all I can smell is that stupid coffee I even left my mug in the kitchen hoping the smell wouldn't follow me to my desk.....so gross.

So FYI Mocha Escape is gross

Hopefully my stomach ache won't last too long.