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Monday, September 19, 2011
IHSW and other things
I made a lot of progress over the weekend, as usual. I did manage to make my goal on dad's memorial (barely) and got quite a bit done on Jesus too. I had a really hard time getting started on dad's memorial. I don't know if I just wasn't ready for it or what. I didn't touch it Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of the first week. Friday I worked on it and then tore out everything I'd put into it. Saturday and Monday, I didn't work on it. Tuesday I finally felt like working on it. It was very hard on my fingers though, as I was pushing through the cloth with a blunt tipped needle. I'm considering getting a sharp for it next time it comes up. I stab myself with them though,so I may just suffer with the blunt. IDK yet...
Anyways, progress is in their albums. You can look here: for my lone tomato (Dad's Memorial), and here for Jesus. I got a lot of time in on him Sunday because of the football games. I watched Pittsburgh beat Seattle in a shut out. Then my Bengals lost (ouch) in the last minute to the Broncos (I hate everyone from Denver this week). Then the Sunday night game was Philly and Atlanta. I was very disappointed that Philly lost. Their backup QB wasn't bad, but he just couldn't quite get it. So again, two out of three lost. Grrrr...
My friend Randi is planning a giveaway. She's gonna give away a twenty dollar gc to HAED for her fifty followers giveaway. She's at forty one, so she only needs nine followers. To be in the giveaway, you only have to be a follower of her blog and leave her a comment. The post is here, if you'd like to read what she had to say about it. And now she's up to forty four, so it'll be soon for the giveaway! Good luck everyone!
I got some new stash lately. Some I bought from 123stitch.com, some I bought from individuals, and some was in the Traveling Stash box. I've been remiss in not mentioning that before, but I've felt so busy... Anyways, it arrived here either Thursday or Friday morning. My neighbor took it in for a few days because he was afraid it would get stolen. As if... Anyways, it had six things in it that I liked and kept. I put in six large pieces of fabby I inherited that I didn't like. It's very full now, lol. I'll be passing this on on blogspot only, so if you want to have a chance to go through it, leave a comment on my blogspot blog. It has mostly charts, but there are some fabbies and a few flossies as well. It cost fourteen and change to ship it to me, so I'm sure it will cost the same for me to ship it out. Unfortunately, for this, I won't ship international. The cost would be prohibitive. Sorry ladies, I just can't afford to pay that much for shipping. I'll choose a winner on the fourth of October, so you have plenty of time to get your name in the hat. (I'm gonna have Randi pick the name!!!) If you want to see my new acquisitions, you can go here, and then keep clicking next for the rest. One thing that I got from the Traveling Stash box is not pictured. I got it for Randi and it's a surprise. Since she reads my blog, I didn't take a piccy. Na na na na na!!!!
I'm starting to get really excited about Randi's visit. It's only two weeks from tomorrow, yay!!! I just can't wait. I love to have visits from friends. And I love to go visit friends. We're going to Columbus to visit Julie and Lauren from Sassy's Fabbys. And that's gonna be fun too. Then we're gonna go back home and crash, probably. Well, Randi will probably crash in the car, lol. And then we're gonna stitch and chat and stitch and chat. Whoo hoo!!! It's gonna be awesome. I'm considering extending my rotation by a week so I'm doing cross stitching with her instead of hardanger, which she doesn't do. We'll see how it goes.
Anyways, that's it for me this week. I'm starting Story Keeper soon. I need to do my emails real quick, and then I'll be stitching for a little bit. Hope you're all having a great day!! BTW, I've given up on photos for now. If anyone out there (please God) can tell me how to move photos vertically, I would sooooooooooooooooooo appreciate it. I can move things horizontally, but not vertically. I can move one to the right and one to the left, but can't move them up and down. So thanks to Joyce L, who told me what HTML to delete to move side to side, and I appreciate that so much. I don't do html (at all) so it was helpful to me.