It's been a while since I posted anything. I used to blog a couple of times a week, but not lately. IDK what's been up with me. I just don't have the urge to blog as frequently. This week, I've been wanting to for a couple of days, but I was always on the phone when I wanted to do it, so I never got around to it. (Now that I've said that, someone will call me, lol.)
Anyways, first up is my giveaway. Well, sort of. Not really. Okay, here's the deal. I have the Traveling Stash Box. It's full of charts, fabbies, a few kits, a few flossies, miscellaneous things. I took out six items, and put in six large pieces of fabby. That's the deal. You put in what you take out. So... I've shown off the things I've taken out, and I didn't think to show pics of what I put in. But it's very full. As long as you have a blog on blogspot, you can win the travelling stash box. Leave me a comment (with your email if your profile doesnt' have an email me button), and I'll be picking the winner on October the fourth. Just a warning, the box is very full. It cost fourteen and change to post to me, so I'm sure it will be at least that going out. Good luck to everyone who enters.
I also wanted to let you know about another giveaway. Ben is giving away a Halloween woodcarving. It's lovely, and you can read all about it here. I love the cute little woodcarving, and would love to display it (probably year round, lol, cause it's too cute to put away). Good luck to all who enter!
Paypal has ticked me off. I bought something for a blogger friend, and she paypaled me the money for it. For some reason, IDK what, Paypal decided that even though I have a basic account, they're gonna take a fee. So now I'm ticked. I sent them an email and am currently awaiting a reply. This does not make me a happy camper. Stupid Paypal...
Julie needs some prayers. She's been having a rough time making ends meet lately. Her boyfriend works in construction, and there's not a lot of work right now, so that's weighing on her. And then, to make matters worse, she lost most of a tooth up front. So she needs to go into the dentist. Neither of them have insurance available, so she'll have to pay everything out of pocket. And dental work gets expensive. So say some prayers that her bf gets a sudden, long term, extremely good paying job, so that she can get the care she needs.
Randi and I are doing some more planning for her vacation here. She's pretty much a homebody like me, so she doesn't really wanna go anywhere. We're hitting almost all the shops on the second day. We're going to go to Keepsakes (the Sharonville LNS) which is about thirty five to forty minutes away from me, then back in the car to go to Columbus. We'll go to Julie's house and hang till a few minutes before three. Then, we'll go to the Waffle House to meet up with Lauren of Sassy's Fabbys. Randi has a large order with Sassy's Fabbys, and I want to do a floss toss and see how Summer looks against her opalescents. I'm hoping she can get some opalescent for me in twenty eight count. I like twenty eight better than thirty two, which is what she has in stock. And I want really pretty shimmery fabbies for my Celtic Ladies as they show so much fabby between the borders and around the ladies. Then we're hitting Hobby Lobby and Joann's for floss and (for my mom) teddy bear's eyes. Then back to Julie's (I think) for a bit before we head for home. It will be a shop till you drop day. Oh, and I forgot my friend Lisa's bead shop. (It's not really my friend Lisa. It's Julie M's friend Lisa, but she always calls it my friend Lisa's bead shop instead of by its name. So, to tease her, I call it my friend Lisa's bead shop too.) We're going there at some point too. Then on the sixth, we're going to the post office, my Hobby Lobby (I want to pick out the frame for Cat Lessons for People), and maybe to lunch. Depends if we're hungry and have money or not. After that, the plan is to sit and stitch lots. Lots and lots, lol. Hopefully, I'll get a few minutes in there for blogs and emails. So it'll be a busy vacation without much going anywhere! She wants to finish the first page of Bitter Half by the time she's ready to leave, and she probably will. She's super speedy. So that's what we have planned. Oh, and a trip to the grocery store the day she comes in from Maryland. So lots of things in a few short days, then nothing. I can hardly wait. Ten days now, whoo hoo!!!
I got no packages in the mail today, and I'm so disappointed. I have a package coming from Joann's for my blogger friend that I mentioned earlier, and I have a package coming for Randi from 123stitch. (Of course, that's not as fun as getting my own package from 123stitch, lol, but I'll live vicariously for now!!!)
Last but not least, I've been getting a lot of stitching done these last few days. I was in chat for 2muchXS on Wed for a little bit, a big part of Fri, and again on Saturday morning. (I got up at ten this morning, and couldn't go back to sleep. So I got up around ten thirty. Ugh, now I'm tired.) So I worked on Story Keeper all that time. Wed was Harry Potter night too. We watched Deathly Hallows one. My mom is sort of confused. She's certain that the sword is one of the Hallows. IDK why, but she's sure of it, lol. She's still calling Dumbledore Dumbledorf. And now she thinks that since they're wizards and witches, they can raise the dead. She keeps saying Dumbledorf is doing this or that, and I keep telling her he's dead, lol. It's all quite amusing. So anyways, lots of Story Keeper got done. You can see part of the trees which I'm very excited about. Before it was just a bluish blob. So yay for being able to see the trees. You can see my progress here:
|Story Keeper 9/23|
(I was talking to Julie M on the phone last night, and I said, "I can see the trees," and she thought I was talking about out in the yard. I was laughing about that.)
And speaking of Julie M... We have a bet. Cause we're both such high rollers, snort. She bet me that I couldn't catch up to her when Story Keeper came out in my rotation. We bet gas money for her next trip here, so not a small bet. That's about fifty bucks. I'm sure I'll beat her. I asked her Sunday night how many stitches she had in it and the answer was 2,136. I have in about twelve hundred so far.
I'm sure I'm gonna win the bet because I'm doing some dog sitting this week. Well, it's Saturday, so next week. David is going on vacation again, this time to Gatlinberg, TN. He's staying from Sunday morning till Thursday night. I'll be spending a lot of dog time with Vin, and we'll be doing some walking. It ought to be nice. Maybe I'll take him out to the park for a walk a couple of times. He likes to go slow so he can sniff stuff. So maybe I'll put that on my agenda for the week.
And here's a piccy of YD sitting on the base of her cat tree. It's very tall (six feet) so it has a pretty solid base. She loves to sit on it. I guess she likes that carpet better... You can see it here:
|Yes Dear on her cat tree base|
Yes, my carpet is stained. And those are the projects from Bubbles to Shore Patrol (excluding Story Keeper, because it's out to play) next to her. Apparently, the magic closet does have limits.
Anyways, that's it for now. (I know, it's novel sized, lol.) Thanks to everyone who made it this far, and again for all my followers who regularly leave comments. Especially Claudette, who still has me laughing about Jesus's bad spray on tan, giggle, chortle, snort. Thanks everyone!!! (Thanks to whoever (I think it was Siobhan) said to update my blogger to the newer version. I could easily move my photos around!!)