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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Awesome Cards Today!!!


     I got mail today, in spades.  I have two packages for Randi from 123stitch.com, Bec's package from Joann's came in the mail today, and I also got some surprises.  Happy birthday me!!!
     But first...  We (mom, dog, and I) went to the park today.  No pics, unfortunately, as I forgot my camera.  But we had lots of fun!!  Well, sort of.  It was all my fault.  I used to go on this trail at Miami Whitewater Park, in Hamilton County Ohio.  It's a lovely trail, not too long, but beautiful scenery.  It's a lovely park.  I don't think Vin has ever been there.  But I wanted to take him.  It's just that I don't remember it being so challenging!!!  It has a big downhill to start the trail, then curves around the pond.  When you get to the other side of the pond, it splits and makes a circle.  So mom's all ready to go left (there's another trail down at the base of the parking lot, and she thought the two trails connected.  I steered her to the right, cause that's the way I've always done it.  As you move to the right, you go across a bridge type thing at the edge of the pond, then up a fairly large hill that I don't remember being there.  Then you go across the flat top, and down a medium hill, across some more flat, down another medium hill, and then you curve around to where the two paths meet (again to the right) and go up a very small slope.  Then you wind back around the pond in the other direction, and go up the big hill to the parking lot.  It's about three quarters of a mile according to the sign.  Vin pooped three times in that quarter mile (I only brought two bags, so the last time I scooped it up with leaves on top and below and put it into an already partly used bag) and only peed about three times.  I was confused by this cause usually he stops to pee on everything!!  (Including garbage cans if I don't catch him in time!)  I took him home, and mom and I went to her house where she put dinner in the oven (chicken cordon bleu casserole, yummy!!) and I stitched and she sewed until it was ready.

.  I was already stiff, so when I got home, I picked up the mail (lots of it) and dumped it on the couch with my stitching bag and purse.  Into the bathroom I went to run a hot bath!!!  I feel little better for it though.  I called mom afterwards and said, "I'm walking the way an eighty year old pregnant woman would walk," and she told me she was fine.  I called her a not nice name, lol.  It's totally unfair, lol.  The laughs were really nice, and the cards timely.  I got one from Randi (she mailed it, even though she's gonna see me on my birthday) and Sally, who I just love.  She's one of my blogger friends.  You can find her at Stitchyangel's Treasures and Stitchyangel's Jour

ney.  She's awesome.  And this is the front of the card she got me:      
 Dinner was very good with authentic sourdough bread she brought back from 
It just made me crack up with laughter. San Fran and froze.  We ate and cleaned up, and then I came home.   And Randi's card came in today too.  I had her pegged though.  She told me before she sent it that it had sound effects.  I read the front while I was on the phone with Julie and we both cracked up.  You can see it here.



      It farts at me, y'all.  It's absolutely hilarious!!!  I was cracking up and Julie and Randi were both laughing with me!  Inside, it of course says, " A Farting Card of course," and that did it.  I was giggling up a storm!!  I also got a card from Anne D.  Her blog is Doll's Musings.  I got the opalescent fabby today.  She is super fast.  And the fabby is gorgeous.  When I get the ToS chart, I'm gonna see if this piece is big enough to do that.  And then there's enough for a couple of ornies too.  I want to do a couple out of the 2008 JCS Ornie Issue I just got from the Traveling stash box.  The fabby doesn't feel bad at all.  I like it.  I was a little worried about it as someone said it was coarse.  But it doesn't feel bad to me at all.  It's different, but I could use it, no problem.  Here is a piccy of the nicely wrapped package she sent me.  
Isn't it beautiful.  She even used my fave color tissue paper.  Thanks Anne!  It's so appreciated!!
     And last but not least, Story Keeper.  I'm down to only one color in the second row of ten by tens.  I'll finish it up tonight or tomorrow and I'll have two thousand stitches in it.  Pic can be seen here.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm awesome


     I stumped Julie and Rosa both on the same night.  I was so excited!!!  I stumped Rosa with stultifying (which didn't mean quite what I thought it meant), and then Julie with bolthole.  I'm just so cool!!!  I'm a sesquipadalianist.  (It's a really big word for people who like big words.  It's my fave word in the English Language.)
     I got another card today.  It's cute.  Pics here:
Front of card
I think it's hilarious, cause I never get asked that.  Heck, I rarely buy anything that I need to show ID for.  I don't drink or smoke, soooo...
Anyways, the inside says, "May all your birthday wishes come true."  It's from Tama, which I really appreciate it Tama!!  Thanks so much.  Tama's blog is here, if you want to go see her.  She also sent me a cute little kit.  It's a beginner kit, so for a quick finish or to give to someone else.  I'm thinking of giving it to my neighbor, who used to stitch but hasn't in years.  Pic is below.  I'm hoping to convince my neighbor to come and stitch with me sometimes.  I'm hoping, anyways.  And lastly, she included some treats for Yes Dear.  She loves them, and I can see I'm gonna have to hide the bag if I don't want her to chew through the bag and eat them all.  Great job Tama.  I'm thrilled with everything.  Thanks Tama!!!
My little kit I may give to my neighbor Dani


      I got one of Randi's packages today.  I went through it and matched everything up with the invoice and everything was there, so it's all good.  I'm still expecting a couple of packages.  Bec's stuff from Joann's still hasn't shown up, which is not a problem, but it shouldn't take this long.  Or, maybe I've been spoiled by ordering from 123stitch.com.  They're super fast.  Randi ordered her package the day after I ordered Bec's stuff, and her package is here already.  Also, I've been gifted.  A blogger friend of mine (Anne, of Doll's Musings) is giving me a piece of opalescent fabby.  She said it's pretty small, so I may take a week off of my rotation this year at Christmastime and make a few ornies.  After all, I just got the 2008 JCS ornie issue from the Traveling Stash Box.  I'll have to see what I come up with.

     I'm dog sitting this week, which is very bad timing.  I just joined a new group, and they're VERY busy.  Almost two thousand emails this month alone.  But I know quite a few people in the group, and I like the premise.  It's a Yahoo group called The Stitch Specialists.  Basically, the owner, Abi G. is making patterns and trying to incorporate as many specialty stitches as she can.  I love to learn new stitches, so I finally caved.  I kept seeing the first pattern she had done (Tree of Stitches) and it's gorgeous!!   So I finally broke down and joined.  I may do it as a SAL with someone.  I absolutely cannot (CANNOT) add another piece to my rotation.  But if I SAL it, we'll choose a day of the week and it shouldn't take me too long.  So we'll see.  Still, I'll have twenty two projects on the go.  Can you say serial starter, lol.  Anyways, that's all for me tonight.  I have emails awaiting my attention!!!  Hope you're all having a good night!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


     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!!)

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. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Indecisive

       I'm so indecisive.  I know it, everyone who knows me knows it...  I'm having trouble again, and I need some help deciding what to stitch.  It's the Celtic Ladies who are giving me trouble this time.  I ordered the other two this month, as well as the beads and specialty flosses.  And I got Summer and Christmas, and I feel in love with Summer.  So now I can't decide whether to do Summer (teal and purple) or Spring (purple).  I have a poll on my blogspot blog for this, so please go vote and help me decide.  I need to know soon as I want to floss toss when we go to Columbus.  So please go vote, here
     I got a card from Debbie in the mail a couple of days ago, and it's hilarious.  Here's the front: well, never mind, Multiply won't upload the piccy.  It says, "Worried about being forty?  Millions of people turn forty every day, but do they pout and complain and snap at everyone?"  Then the inside says, "Sure they do!  Old people are like that!"  I found this hilarious.  Thanks Debbie, I really appreciate the smiles.
     And last but not least, I have a great new piccy of Yes Dear.  She was leaning her chin on the scratcher and watching me.  I took several pics, but this is the best one.  Go here.  Hope you're all having a great night!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A stitching update and other things

     I got a lot of stitching done today.  I had such a good day.  Yes, it was the anniversary of the World Trade Center Tragedy.  It was also the first day of football for me this year.  I love me some football.  I watched the Bengals vs Browns game at one (we won, whoo hoo), the Giants vs Redskins game at four fifteen (Giants lost, boo), and the Cowboys vs Jets game at eight thirty (Cowboys lost at the last minute, boo).  It was great.  I got a lot of stitching in, which was really cool.  I put in several hundred stitches on Jesus's hair.  You can see piccys here:   
     I also got the Meerkat back from Hobby Lobby today.  Well, yesterday.  I think it turned out good.  I really like the frame I chose.  It's really pretty.  You can see them here:    There is a tiny piece, up in the left top corner that I'm not crazy about, as they only used a tiny little bit of the frame.  But I still like it.  Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
     I went over to mom's house Friday night for Harry Potter night.  My cousin Beth was away for the weekend (I can't remember where), and mom was off work.  We watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, which always pisses me off.  ***Spoiler  ~  Spoiler***  I was pissed off when they burned down The Burrow.  It didn't happen in the book, and I was so mad that they did it in the movie.  And in the next movie, there was no mention of rebuilding.  It just looked the same as it ever did.  Grrrr....  ***End Spoiler***  Anyways, I didn't get home till after eleven thirty that night.  I put in about seventy stitches on my memorial for dad, then pulled out every one of them cause (are you ready for this) I started it upside down.  Yep, I kid you not.  Luckily, I had been having trouble with it (couldn't get the waste cloth (regular twenty eight count as they don't make waste cloth in twenty eight count) basted to the towels without getting it crooked, and I didn't have any pins to pin it with.  I guess I could have used needles...) so the seventy stitches were all I had to pull out.  IDK if I"m gonna make my goal now or not.  I only have a week to do it in, and it's hard to stitch on waste canvas sometimes...  Since I pulled it all out, no pics.  I'll get some good time in on it tomorrow, I hope.
     And lastly, I got voicemail on my phone.  It was free to add it, thankfully.  I had been wanting to do it for a while.  When I watched mom's house while she was in San Fransisco, I had to check her messages.  And one day, when she didn't have any messages, the thing said, "No new messages.  To send a message, press two..."  And I was all, "Cool, I can send her a message at three am when I've just remembered something I've been forgetting to tell her."  So I can do that now.  And I left her three messages the other day.  One was to ask her if I could have one of her rocks for Julie to take jewelry pics on.  I'm all gung ho about that!  So that's the news from here today.  Hope you're all having a super night!!  (Again, stupid blogger won't let me move my photos to where I want them.  I'm gonna give up soon, and just post links all the time.)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Today, I celebrate 9/11

     I know it's not really an event to treasure.  But I celebrate the American spirit that was loosed that day.  It was a horrible event, and so many innocents died that day.  But it pulled us all together.  It made us all strive to be better, to each other, to our families, to our friends.  For the first time in years, Americans pulled together and helped each other.  I remember waking up and my bf at the time (he was an absolute shit, and I don't know what I saw in him) was disgusted that it was the only thing on TV.  When I asked him why he didn't wake me up when it happened, he said, "Why should I?"  I was at a loss.  It's such a human response to share tragedy to lessen the pain.  And he didn't feel any pain.  I felt horrible.  I went to work, and worried all day.  We were only a few blocks up from the Federal building.  Downtown was shut down.  A friend and I went to donate blood.  We only had to wait an hour or an hour and a half.  It wasn't bad at all.  I mean, all things considered.
     But after all the horror was passed, after all the tears were shed, I found that the ubiquitous American Spirit was still present.  People mourned those who lost their lives, but they stood up to be counted and were proud to be American.  They worked at removing the rubble so that we could honor those who lost their lives that day.  People stood in line to donate food and clothing.  They stood in line to donate blood.  They gave of their hard earned dollars to help those who lost their loved ones.  People were kinder to everyone they met.  People refused to cower in their homes.  They refused to be beat by terrorists.  They did what they needed to do.  Fear does scary things to us, sometimes.  But no matter the fear we felt, we went about our business.  We worked, we played, we laughed, we cried.  We grieved as a a nation, and, as a nation, we stood up and said, "You will NOT beat us!  We are strong, we are proud.  We will live without fear.  We will deal with this pain you've dealt us, and we will come out strengthened.  We are free, and we will stay that way!!!"  And we have.  We're free, we're out there working to make our lives better.  We have our challenges, but I wish that we could all draw together again, and fight for our country and our lives.  Together, as we should.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's been a while

     It's been a while since I blogged.  At least a week!  Unusual for me, I know.  It's been busier than usual though.  I've been playing again, and stitching and doing emails and blogs and oh, my Lord how do I keep up with it all!!  I sold a whip to Freak, so I used the proceeds to buy both of my new CS charts.  I was planning on getting the last two Celtic Ladies as well as all the beads and specialty flosses.  But...  It was too expensive.  So I only got the beads and specialty flosses (or most of them.  I still need to get the Rainbow Gallery threads, but 123stitch doesn't carry them.  Apparently, RG won't let them carry their threads because they have no bricks and mortar store.  Stupid!!!).  But now, with the extra money, I bought the two charts, and I'll kit up Lust.  I gave him my mailing addy, and will soon have a money order for them.  Yay!!  I'm so happy about that! 
     I was gonna go to the Labor Day floss sale at Hancock's Fabrics, but I remembered in time that they don't carry DMC.  They have some sort of off brand.  It feels awful.  At least, I think they do.  I "shopped" online to see if they had regular skeins of DMC and they had cones and balls, but no regular floss.  So I assumed they don't have it.  Sad...  Anyways, I'm off to Hobby Lobby tomorrow to pick up my floss for Lust and my framed Meerkat.  I totally forgot about it last month, until the end of the month and then I was broke.  So that's my agenda for tomorrow.  And some stitching and playing and all the usual things.
     I didn't stitch a stitch on Jesus yesterday, so I'll work on him tonight (this morning) after blogging.  I did however, get a lot done on Achoo this weekend.  I dog sat.  I was over there for several hours on Friday (I went at seven thirty PM and stayed till about two the next afternoon) and again on Sunday night and Monday morning.  He was a very good dog except he didn't want to poop for mom or I.  Finally, on Monday morning, I made him stay out till he did.  It took fifteen minutes, but he hadn't gone for over twenty four hours.  For a dog that can easily poop four or five times a day, that's a long time to go without.
     On Saturday morning and afternoon, I alternated working on Achoo with reading (Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh) and petting the dog.  It was too funny.  He'd get up, go look out the window, then sidle up to me to get petted for a few minutes.  Then he'd go lay down on his pillow.  Fifteen minutes later, he'd do the same thing, lol.  Needless to say, he got lots of pettings.  I got lots of specialty fibers, lol.  But Achoo looks great.  I'd say more than a quarter is done.  Which I'm very excited about!  I only wanted to get in five hundred stitches, and I went well over that.  At least triple, maybe more.  You can see the pic here:  
  Okay, maybe not.  Multiply refuses to upload my photos tonight.  Maybe blogspot will let me...  (Edit:  Blogspot let me, yay!!  At least one site has a piccy!!)
     I managed to lock myself out over the weekend twice.  I'm used to locking the door behind me, but not to a door that will let me out and lock behind me...  Luckily the neighbor has a key!!  So they let us back in both times.  I was so happy someone was home both times, lol.  Lucky me!!  Otherwise, not much has been going on.  At least, not that I can think of.  My computer/Multiply is irritating me, but who knows what that's all about...
     It all actually started yesterday.  I was trying to put up photo albums.  I tried to upload the photo for Celtic Spring, and it wouldn't upload.  Finally, I went to 123stitch's site, and saved the pic they had of it.  That one uploaded fine.  So IDK why the uploader won't let me upload anything from my camera anymore.  It's strange...  Stupid computer stuff.  I'm gonna blog on blogspot, then see if I can contact Multiply and see what's going on.  I'm sure I'm not the only one!!!  Wish me luck, y'all!!