Monday, November 27, 2006

What kind of car are you?

I'm a Mercedes SLK!

You appreciate the finer things in life. You have a split personality - wild or conservative, depending on your mood. Wherever you go, you like to travel first class. Luxury, style, and fun - who could ask for more?

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

That was fun - here is the breakdown on models:

Ferrari 360: 386669 (10%)
Lamborghini Murcielago: 273654 (7%)
Mazda Miata: 251968 (6%)
Honda S2000: 97281 (2%)
Dodge Viper: 219569 (5%)
Chevrolet Corvette: 1090694 (27%)
Porsche 911: 599180 (15%)
Mazda RX-8: 246627 (6%)
Porsche Boxster: 57989 (1%)
Audi TT: 90630 (2%)
Mercedes SLK: 173949 (4%)
Ford Mustang: 359814 (9%)
Lotus Elise: 103301 (3%)
Nissan 350Z: 104457 (3%)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Post-Thanksgiving, recovery

Lazy sunday.....getting everyone ready for work and school tomorrow. We were so busy we didn't get our Christmas Tree put up so maybe today I can coax Mel into helping - she'll be mad if I put it up without her. My plan this year is to only put up the tree, I'm not doing the whole house decorating thing. I'm tired just thinking about having to take it all down and store it again......maybe I'll get in the mood once our weather turns cold. We've been running about 15 degrees above normal here but next week that's supposed to change. Yea....

Do any of you stitch Christmas ornaments? I guess I need to buy a new stitching magazine cause for some reason I'm intimidated about trying to make one. Not the stitching part, but the put-it-together part. Dumb huh?

Then, theres the tree skirt that we've been working on for about 6 years now. Melanie and I get it out between Thanksgiving and Christmas to work on it. She asks every year, when are we going to finish this? It's a fun project for us to work on together while watching tv - its one of those felt pieces where you cut the shapes out, layer, stuff and sew it on with beads and sequins. She cuts pieces for me and picks out the floss and sequins, etc. My plan is that it's for her first Christmas away from home....guess we better get it out and start working on it.

Happy stitching ladies.......

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Wonderful Saturday...

It's been a great day, and the football has been pretty good too! I love watching college ball - it's one of the reasons why Fall is my favorite time of the year. Plus, I get a triple play - I get to watch and spend time with my hubby and stitch there.

I've been working on some special gifts so I can't show you what I've been stitching on just yet - but soon. Well, probably not soon. They aren't Christmas presents, they are just because presents, so I will probably hold on to them until after Christmas. So, pictures soonish...

I've seen so many new kinds of cross-stitch charts - like the celtic intertwining hearts and knots stuff - the single color stuff. And I like it. Kim's new start of her Stitchin'spiration chart has me salivating......I can't wait to see WIPs you hear?

Have a wonderful weekend ladies and happy stitching.....

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Freebie from Chatelaine Designs

I spent most of my stitching time today on the Christmas Mandala (a free chart) from Chatelaine Designs. I don't like working with the braids so I used Petite Treasure Braid for the gold, BF032 in place of the silver braid in the tree and a #4 braid I had thats black with a strand of copper blended in for the outline of the pots. I can't wait to add the beads - of course, I picked different colors than it calls for so you'll just have to come back to see what they are!

I'm so glad Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We are staying home this year and I've just been estatic about it. Melanie is going to help me cook (along with my MIL) and my Mom and stepdad will be here for's my favorite holiday of the year.

Things have been going good and everyone's been very happy at my house - makes me wonder what's in store down the road. I'm always waiting for 'the other shoe to drop'. It's the Mom in me I suppose, when they're being sweet I worry.

Have a wonderful evening everyone and happy stitching.....

Friday, November 10, 2006

I'm pleased to present the following for your entertainment.

I posted this on a stitching BB and thought what-the-heck, you could use a good laugh too.

Here's a recap of my morning along with my favorite pet-peeve:

I got all my cleaning and errands and hair (root touch-ups) done (looks good too!)....then I got BONNIE MAIL!!!! (a beautiful mailart pouch) I posted on that thread about fuming this morning and I wasn't going to share my petty pet-peeve but those of you who have been around me for a while remember my WORST PET-PEEVE.

People who walk their dogs on my front yard. Now, if you live anywhere in the vicinity of this neighborhood you have YOUR OWN YARD. Why do you feel the need to put a leash on your dog, walk all the way down to the end of this deserted, dead-end street and let your dog do his business in my yard. Walk him around your yard and let him do his business.

Seriously - I know it's absolutely not a major thing but it's just a little quirk that really irritates me. I don't walk my dog in other peoples yard? Why do idiots actually think this is okay neighborly etiquette?

Anyway - I got up this morning. Had coffee with Melanie and sent her off to school. Poured a second cup and went into the office to visit with my hubby and, you guessed it - visit my BB. I walk through the entry way, happen to glance out the little side window by the front door and see something on my walkway - it's beveled glass and kind of hard to actually tell what it is. So, I open the door, in my flaming orange nightgown (t-shirt style comes to just above my knees) and wild hair (gray roots and all sticking straight up) with my coffee cup in hand and there is a man - no more than 15 feet away. He has walked ALL THE WAY UP OUR DRIVEWAY, FOLLOWED THE SIDEWALK BETWEEN MY FLOWER BEDS, AND IS STANDING ON MY WALKWAY WITH A LEASH WHILE HIS DOG POOPS IN MY YARD

I hope your all laughing good now - I was so stunned I just dropped my jaw and closed the door. I told my husband and said you know how much I hate this and went on and on about how inconsiderate these people are and how it's my yard and my kids play in it. My husband (he's not real bright this morning and hasn't had his first cup of coffee) says - Melanie's grown up and doesn't roll around in the front yard and play anymore so what do you care?

Hubby says he probably didn't want to get his feet wet by walking onto the yard so he stayed on the sidewalk. Hubby has a sincere death wish - why would he even think to side with that idiot and try to take up for him? He and his dog shouldn't be in my yard at all.

I think I'll have to watch and see where he lives and one morning surprise him by returning all of his poop and laying it at his front door.

Anyway - hubby is forgiven and I'm not fuming any's kind of funny and I'm kind of embarrassed about my whole reaction ^maybe a little^.....