Archive for March, 2007

SBQ – Rip Rip

Today’s SBQ

Do you use your needle, a seam ripper, or something else when you
have to frog stitches? Why do you use the method that you do?

Depends on the area that
needs to be frogged.  Most of the time I use my needle.  If the area
is really large, first I use my curved or lift & snip scissors to cut the
stitches, then my
Boo-Boo Stick to brush away the

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Snow day ~ no school

Now I am not trying to say that the decision making people in the county don’t have the safety of the students in mind, but come on…  I woke up at 7 am to about a half inch or less of snow on the ground, none on the road, and it has stop, yet school has been cancelled.  To me it is just silly.  Maybe I feel this way because of the years I lived in Germany where we would get a couple of feet of snow and school wasn’t cancelled…and we were bused over 30 miles from one town to another for school. 

So, Hannah is home for the day.  Sean decided to work from home today.  I have decided that I am not going to do much today except stitch and cook dinner. 

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Short Day

Hannah only had school for 2 1/2 hours today in the afternoon.  So we slept in.  Kinda got a slow start to the day.  After my morning cup of joe, I walked on the tread mill then decided to work on my abs.  While doing crunches on the exercise ball using a five pound hand weight, JoJo decided she need to stiff my face.  I lost my balance, rolled off the ball slamming my hand against the recliner and weight.  Ouch!  It hit right in the middle of the palm, just below the middle finger knuckle.  It is bruised on both sides and swollen.  Just goes to show that you should be happy with the way you look. 

So yesterday we went to the P/T Conference.  The first thing Hannah’s teacher said was that she only had wonderful things to say about her.  I think my sweetpea is pretty amazing and always love finding out others do too.  :0)  Hannah is doing very well in school and is an above average student.  She is doing well in math and is reading on a second grade level.   Yay!

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After church yesterday we went to Panera Bakery for bagels and coffee.  We headed over to the mall after that.  While we were in B Moss, we ran into Hannah’s teacher.  Hannah thought that was the coolest thing.  I got a couple of really pretty skirts on sale along with a couple of pairs of capris.  For the first nine years of marriage I rarely ever bought myself new clothes.  Drove Sean nuts.  I hope the new me doesn’t.  LOL

We had a lazy afternoon after that watching movies on TV while Hannah happily played with her toys.  I made manicotti for dinner.  Then I finally settled in with some stitching.  I actually got a bit done on And They Sinned.  Not much but I felt like stitching on it which I hadn’t the past few Sundays. 

Today is a short day at school.  Hannah gets out at noon today.  We have a Parent/Teacher Conference this afternoon.  Fingers crossed.  This sort of thing always makes me nervous.  Tomorrow is an even shorter day, only two & a half hours in the afternoon. 

Best get to the laundry.

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Ornament Saturday

Today was ornie day.  I stitched the Brittercup Puppy freebie.  I think it is pretty cute.

A few years ago I met Angie online thru a yahoo group and that she lived in the area.  We had the opportunity to meet once at the LNS here where I live.  After awhile I left the yahoo groups and lost connect with a few people I had met thru them.  Not all but a few and Angie was one of them.  A couple of weeks ago I got an email from her saying she was thinking about coming to the shop.  So today she did and is coming again next weekend too!  Yay!  Love having stitching friends and the more the merrier!

I hope that Hannah is doing better tomorrow.  She has been feeling off the last two days.  She said that her tummy hurt on Friday morning but said she didn’t feel like she needed to throw up or anything.  She also didn’t have a fever and said she wanted to go to school.  Friday is PE and computer lab and she didn’t want to miss it.  She made it thru the day but her teacher did comment on how she was quiet.  Very unlike her.  She was back in forth all evening and seemed fine this morning.  She did have a little tummy trouble but seemed fine.  Then Sean dropped me off at the shop since we planned on eating out later.  He called about 15 minutes later saying that Hannah had thrown up right as they got out of the car.  Hannah immediately said she must have gotten car sick.  Sean said she was acting fine one minute and not quite herself half hour later.  She has seemed fine since they picked me up.  I guess it was just a bug and I am hoping she will fine tomorrow, acting her normal self. 

Tomorrow is And They Sinned day, so I hope I can muster up some motivation. 

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So where to begin…

Sean worked from home on Wednesday since he had a dentist appointment.  After which he decided to get his hair cut.  I went to the LNS and shortly after getting there, he walked in saying that he thought he would stop by and offer to buy Wendy and I lunch.  Isn’t he sweet?  I have been trying to find out what he is after ever since.  LOL  He then went home to actually do some work.

Thursday I dropped Hannah off at school, JoJo at the groomer’s and took the van in for service.  Then I came home for a quiet afternoon before heading back out to pick up Hannah from school, Wendy’s daughter Jordan to take her to dance class and JoJo from the groomer’s.  She looks great but they didn’t shave her belly…Sean likes to rub her belly. :0)  Hannah had Tae Kwon Do and they tested for a belt.  She is now a green strip! 

I did finish the January Punch & Cookie yesterday afternoon.  It is pretty cute!

  Today I am planning on starting the February one.  Yesterday I received the limited edition kit from LHN that included the CC threads and a thread keeper from Kelmscott Designs.  The thread keeper is slightly bent.  I am wondering if that is normal.  The design is great and I hope to be able to stitch it soon.

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Today’s SBQ was
suggested by Danielle (
http://scopist.blogspot.com/) and is:

Do you find
yourself stitching faster when you are getting to the end of a

Not really. 
Sometimes I feel more like I am stitching slower.

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Let’s see…what shall I do this month?

  1. Continue stitching (finish?) on Bless This House ~
  2. Continue stitching (finish?) on Back To School ABC’s ~
  3. Stitch on And They Sinned on Sundays ~
  4. Stitch small ornament on first Saturday of the month ~
  5. Stitch on Ezmeralda’s House on second Saturday of the month ~
  6. Stitch the third snapper on Winter Snapperland on forth Saturday of the month (if not finished before) ~
  7. Finish January Punch & Cookie club kit ~
  8. Punch February Punch & Cookie club kit ~ 

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