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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lots to say

      I have lots to say tonight, so I'll get right to it.  I hope I don't forget anything!!!  First off, to those of you who entered Nicola's giveaway, thanks.  She got several people from my posting that, and I appreciate all of you!!!  She's got lots of entries now, and lots of new followers!!!
     Second, I have to say a big thanks to everyone who comments on my blog.  I love to hear what y'all think, and I love it that you leave a comment.  It's soooooooo nice to have bloggy friends!!  And email friends too, as some of you email me with comments and replies to my comments.  Those are
appreciated too!!
     Finally, it's th
e third and I'll have my disability check today.  Sometime.  I hope...  I went to eat today, and got the last potato out to wash and it was rotten.  More than half of it had to be cut off.  I was so ticked.  Luckily (thank God) my refund from Columbia house (the eight dollars they refunded me for shipping) came through my account sometime last night.  So I went up to McDonald's and got some McDoubles.  Extra ketchup/catsup and mustard, and no onion!!  They were good, and I feel much better.
     I got up around two AM today.  I still feel a little tired though.  I didn't get to sleep till after five yesterday evening, and I usually get ten hours of sleep.  It's a depression thing, as I used to get less than eight and be able to function.  Or i
t may partially be an age thing.  I'm hoping to get a nap as today is Harry Potter day at mom's house, and last time I didn't get home till after midnight.  We're gonna try and get an earlier start this time!!!
     I got a lovely surprise in the mail yesterday.  I didn't even know something was on it's way!!!  I got Ylva's Siamese Cats cha
rt.  It's a little battered, but I'm sure I can read all they symbols, and that's all that matters!!!  She marks off with a highlighter too, and I'm jealous cause she has a green one and I don't.  I do have pink, though, like the other one she used.  I don't know where the pink one is, but I know I have one.  The only one I've used lately is yellow though.  Boring...   Anyways, it's a beautiful chart.  I was gonna add it to my rotation when I got it, but I've added those three HAEDs, so I'm not.  I'll work it in somewhere though.  Thanks so much Ylva.
     I also got something else in the Siamese Cats package.
  It's a cute little ornie that Ylva made, and, this part is awesome, it's got a fuzzy little sheep on it!!!  It's just too cute.  You can't really see all the bling though.  There's lots of shimmer in it.  And his sheepy coat is all wispy and fuzzy.  I think she used Whisper floss.  Here's a pic, so you can see it.  Isn't it just adorable!!!!!!!!!  I'm so excited to hang this on my little tree this year.  I love it!!!
     I'm gonna post a link here for my giveaway too.  You can enter to win an HAED chart of your choice or a twenty dollar gc to 123stitch.  It's to celebrate my having a hundred followers on Blogspot.  Of course, a giveaway is big  news, and now I'm up to 121 followers, lol.  Soon enough I'll be doing a giveaway for two hundred followers, lol.  Anyways, to enter, leave a comment on my Multiply post, here, or my blogspot post, here.  And good luck everyone!!!  I'll be picking the winner this Sunday.  There are no conditions to this giveaway.  You don't have to be a follower, or post this on your blog.  Of course, if you want to post it on your blog anyways, that would be great.  The more the merrier, I say!!
     I did manage to get up to Hobby Lobby for floss.  I needed more than I thought!!!  I didn't get all I needed though, as they were out of several colors.  I will give them a few days, and go back.  Luckily, they were out of a few colors, as I gave them seven seventy in dimes and nickles and had a nickle left at the end.  And some pennies.  And eight quarters, but those are for laundry, so I wasn't willing to give them up!!  (Thanks muchly to Claudette, who said: 
lol - You have an addiction for sure, if you're scrounging for change to get stash. Maybe you could sit with a cup outside Hobby Lobby with a sign that says "out of thread".

and gave me a whopping fit of the giggles.  I laughed till my eyes ran with tears!!!)  Anyways, I've not wound them ALL on bobbins, but most of them are wound. 

     I set a goal for myself too, which I rarely do.  I don't think I've ever met one, but Midnight Hunting has me frustrated.  I just feel like I'm not making any progress.  I am, but not a whole lot.  So, I set a goal.  By the end of this week, I WILL have finished up the moon panel, and the border around it, and started on the other border.  I WILL!!!!!  I should have lots of stitching time today as I'll be watching the movie with mom, and it will be a long day.  Probably two am till eleven pm, with a short nap.  So, pretty long.  Unless I conk out before I'm ready to go over to mom's house.  But we shall see.  Anyways, my sparse progress on MH is here.
     And last, but never least, is my progress on Jesus, which also isn't much.  I had a major case of the frogs this week.  I made two very dumb, rookie mistakes this week, and one other mistake, so I had to frog three times.  UGH!!!  I felt like an idiot.  I'm sure Rosa will take me to task for saying that, too, lol.  First I put a few Xs in the wrong place.  NBD, right?  But then, ah, the idiocy ensued.  First I used two strands instead of three for one of the blends.  I hate using three strands as I feel it is too bulky, so I should have known right away that something was wrong, because it was much more comfortable.  So I had to rip all that out.  Then, I started using floss A for symbol B.  So I had to rip all that out too.  Luckily (thank God), I did end up with positive progress, despite all the frogging.  It's not a lot, but about fifty stitches, and after all the frogging, I'm happy about that!!!  Pic can be seen here.  (BTW, I still think his eyes are creepy.)
     And I'll take a quick moment tonight to welcome all my new followers.  I wish I could give each of you that entered something, but I'm too broke for that.  So  welcome!  I hope you enjoy my efforts at entertainment!!!  Hope you're all having a good night!

12 comments:

Mouse said...

youuu hooo dear finally found you ..lol and have been giggling about you stood outside with a sign run out of thread heheheh hope you get lots of stitching done today and no frogs and that your check went well :) love mouse xxxxx

Gabi said...

Lovely packet you got. The cats are adorable. And the little ornament is just too cute.
Hope your check came through :)

Nicola said...

Thank you sooo much for posting my giveaway on your blog Julie, As you say, I have lots of entries and followers now, its been lovely to hear my phone pinging away when someone comments xxx

mdgtjulie said...

So far, so good Mouse. I set a goal with Midnight Hunting (which I rarely do) to get done all of the moon panel and some of the border. Then, this morning, I called Rosa and talked to her for an hour, and got lots of the border done. I'm not quite finished with the moon panel, as I'm missing a color that HL was out of. So I'll have to make another trip over to see if they have some in stock. Maybe today... Thanks Gabi. I was thrilled with it all. The ornie is even cuter irl, and yes, thank God, my check did come through. Glad to be of assistance, Nicola. I know when I first started out, people posted about my blog on theirs to help me get the word out. So I figured I'd do the same!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great post!
LOL at the begging sign. Mine would say "will stitch for stash".

Nancy said...

Love the package you received, that design is so cute and that ornament is gorgeous! Have fun watching Harry Potter tonight with you mom!!

♥ Nia said...

What a lovely gift! That ornie is sooo cute =)))
It's nice to have pics in the middle os the post hehehe I'd like to see your stitching progress, I'm going to check your multiply ;)

mdgtjulie said...

I wouldn't!! I wanna keep everything I stitch right now. I've done some charity stitching, and lots of gifts, so now I'm stitching strictly for me! Thanks Jo! Thanks Nancy, we had a bit of a problem, but I blogged all about it, lol. I love the cats, I think they're gorgeous! It was, Nia. I was so excited by the ornie, and I've already had to take it off the desk where it was hanging and put it in the closet. Yes Dear wants to play with it. Darned cat!!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Siamese Cat chart is cute! Very nice ornie too. Have fun watching Harry Potter and stitching today. The moon on MH looks great!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Julie, I love this post. It was so fun to read.
love Kaye xoxox

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Debbie!! For everything, lol. I had a problem with the fractionals today and yesterday, so I decided to fill in the area around the stitches I'm having trouble with. That seems to be working. Grrrrrr...@ the fractionals!!! Glad you enjoyed it Kaye. I tend to post a lot, so some people don't read them cause they're too long, lol.

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