September 5, 2010

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are enjoying this long weekend as much as I am, although it's flying by!  Earl was just a "drive by".  If you have ever lived in hurricane territory you're familiar with the hype: it's coming, it's not coming, it's coming; Walmart and Food Lion sell out of bread and milk, batteries and bottled water too.  I decided to be daring and try to survive without extra bread and milk.  We ended up getting a little wind and rain for just a few hours, even the Outer Banks dodged the bullet.  I live less than two hours from the outer banks.  It is one of my favorite vacation spots so I am glad there wasn't any serious damage there.
Stitching Progress
I couldn't decide what I wanted to work on this weekend....quilting, stitching, or scrapbooking.  I chose stitching even though I am woefully behind with scrapbooking.  I've been struggling with handling this large project so I decided to pull out the old Rocky Giraffe floor stand.  After dusting off the cobwebs, this old baby is back in commission.  I don't think I have used a floor stand in 7+ years!  It has taken a few hours to accustomed to using it but I think you really can't beat it for large projects.  What helps me the most is having a place for my chart.  It really slows down the stitching when you are constantly picking up the chart and trying to figure out what to do next.

 Yeah, I know my crocheted lapghan doesn't match the furniture but it keeps my legs warm. lol  A new one is on my to do list.
This is where I stitch, with or without the floor stand.  Where do you stitch? 
On my restitch, I am back to the letter O.  Thank you so much for all of your words of encouragement regarding my huge boo boo!! I appreciate your taking the time to boost my spirits and share your similar experiences.
Jersey Anyone?
I mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to talk about "The Real Housewives of New Jersey".  Do you watch it?  I am addicted to the Jersey girls and their drama, although I can't imagine having that much drama in my life.  Well.....I take that back.  I can imagine it but I don't want it.  I hate drama unless it's someone elses. favorite girl would have to be Teresa,  I recently bought her cookbook "The Skinny Italian".  I thought it would be nice to help her out since she kept me entertained for the past year or so.  Danielle~ Now that woman is a piece of work!  She thrives on drama and playing the victim.  Although I think the girls egged her on most of the time, she's definitely certifiable.  My DH likes Caroline....he says she's the only one with any sense.  Jacqueline is sweet, but clueless.  She has her hands full with "I can do whatever I want to do" Ashley.  I wonder if they will be back for another season?  I'm not sure if they should be.  The same drama over and over will get old.  I'm now watching "The Real Housewives of DC".  Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around the tv.  I have a tv in my playroom but it does not have satellite and is older so it doesn't get the new signal.  So what does that mean?  That means I will be stitching on nights my shows are on and sewing or scrapbooking on the nights my shows are not on.  Wow, maybe my life does revolve around the tv.  I hope there will be a play room night!  If not...I'll have to make one or two by using the Tivo.
Yum Yum
Tonight I tried a new dessert recipe, brownie pie.  It was so Yummy!  100% chocolatey goodness. 

The recipe called for chopped walnuts but Ashlyn wanted me to leave them out.  I'll have to make two next time, one with nuts and one without.
That's all for now y'all!  Enjoy your day tomorrow no matter where you are and make it count!


Jackie said...

I'm glad you are making your way back quickly to where you were before with this project. I would have been tempted to stick it in a drawer somewhere.

Meari said...

Glad to know that Earl was just a blip and things are safe with you. I have one of those stands and don't use it because it doesn't "bend" right when I sit on the sofa to stitch. Your project looks really good. Mmmm... chocolate!