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Monday, January 23, 2012

My ill advised purchases (is there any other kind) and IHSW


     I had to go to Hobby Lobby this morning.  I HAD to.  I was out of white thread, and I needed to grid for Impossible Love.  Then I realized that while I was there, I could pick up that skein of three nineteen I needed for my ornie.  Of course, now that I have picked one up, I'll find the other one.  It's guaranteed, lol.  And then, on my way up to the register, I saw them.  New fat quarters.  And, OMG, they had lots of purple.  I couldn't resist two of them.  I got one of purple and pink variegates.  (Okay, so maybe it's a really light, pinkish purple.  I think it looks pink.)  It was seven dollars.  The other one was ten, and it's purple prints.  I LOVE both of them, and am looking for little things to make into purple ornies.  Aren't they fabulous!!!  (I should never go to Hobby Lobby.  I should make a list and send my mom.  My four dollar and forty cent purchase turned into twenty two dollars and change.  Sigh, I'm so bad at self control.  Still, I won't have to borrow for groceries (I don't think), so I'm in okay shape.)  And they are worth it if I have to eat really cheap for a week.  I can do it, if I have to.  And it looks like I"ll have to.  But that's okay.  Like I said, worth it.  Aren't they beautiful?!?
     And speaking of beautiful, I went over to David's house yesterday.  (No, he is NOT beautiful.  He's a man, for crying out loud.)  LOL, I went over for a beautiful reason though.  I got the fabby for Beach Romance!!  
It's gorgeous, imo.  I love it.  And Amy was impressed with it too.  I was NOT impressed with their speed though.  I ordered it on the sixth, and I got it on Saturday, the twenty first.  Wow, took a long time to get here.  David and Amy approved it (after I greeted Vin and made him so excited he hocked up a slimy ball of, IDK, spit, snot, drool?  Ick.  I was trying to calm him down, and Amy was staring like she'd never seen him before.)  LOL, dogs just love me.  All of them!!!  LOL, Rosa's little dog was dying to sit on my lap one night.  I was afraid to though.  YD was already stalking him every chance she got.  If she saw him sitting on HER mommy's lap, IDK what she would have done.  So I just petted him and kept YD away from him, lol.  It was too funny though.  The neighbors dogs love me too.  They had to drag the little one upstairs because he wanted to get petted more.  Another yorkie, like Rosa's Chewie.  It was funny.  
     I did go downstairs to see the cats again.  Butters came right up to get petted.  Reese stared at me for a long time, then hissed when I tried to pet her.  So I'm making progress with her.  She didn't hiss right away, only when I looked like I was going to pet her.  And she didn't bite me this time, so it's all good.  Then Amy showed me...  THE WEDDING PICCYS!!!  They are fabulous!  They've got some really great shots.  I told Amy to send me one to put on my blog.  The flowers were gorgeous, a purple and blue mix (and they were real).  I don't know what kind of flowers they were, but they were beautiful.  So when I get a pic, I'll be sure and post it here.  They apparently had a great time hamming it up for the camera.  The minister (and my brother) made a heart in the sand with brooms and then David and Amy stood inside it to get married.  It was awesome.  (The minster said David is the first groom that's ever been so much of a control freak that he had to help, lol.  Too funny!!)  I loved some of the pics.  They are just wonderful.  And they're happy about it.  You can tell from their demeanor that they're happy.  
     And now, for some more eye candy.  I worked on Rosa and Jesus for IHSW.  Like a dork, I posted photos on Saturday night, not thinking that it was IHSW and I would have to post again on Monday.  So here is Rosa. 
 I did actually get some more done on her since the last piccy.  It's not much, but some.  I finished the medium row of Kloster Blocks around the trellis.  Next time it comes around, I'm gonna do Rosa's piece.  I'll do the center Klosters, the star stitches, the trellis, and the medium Klosters.  Then I'll start the roses on mine, to see how well I can get the Bullion Knots.  I've never met a knot I liked, so we'll see how I do on these...  Nervous, lol.
     And last but not least is Jesus.  I didn't get a whole lot done on him.  It was a depressed day Sunday.  Those who shall not be named won their game, and that just sucked for me.  I didn't watch it, but I was totally rooting for the Ravens.  And then, when the Giants were on, I was so tired I had to go to bed.  So I got an hour in on Jesus, and that's about it.  There is some progress, though it's hard to see.  I"m almost completely finished with his cloak, as that's what I worked on this time.  You'll be able to see the areas I filled in if you go back to look at the other piccy, I think, but I didn't get a lot done.  The Giants did win, so I'm rooting for them in the SB.  I'm still deciding if I'll watch it though...  Maybe, maybe not.  I REALLY don't like the Giants opponent, so we'll see.  Anyways, here is Jesus in all his glory!!  
     I've got the windows open here today, y'all.  It's so nice outside.  It's fifty six degrees, and I'm loving it.  This is the first time in a long time that it's been nice enough to have the windows open.  (I may have to change clothes though.  I'm in my cami and shorts pj set, and I'm not chilly yet, but...)  We'll see what happens.  I hope you're all having a great day.  I got up at five am again (IDK what it is about that time of day.  I seem to have gotten up at five am for days now.  Ugh!!  I HATE mornings.  Ick!)  So I'm sure it will be early to bed for me tonight.  Maybe tomorrow will be more normal.  Anyways, I'm off to play for a bit.  Y'all hagd, and I'll blog again soon.  (I have a new start this week.  Impossible Love by HAED (Selina Fenech), and so I'll be posting a photo soon, I think.)

19 comments:

Anne said...

Sounds like you had a great IHSW!!!Great progress on Rosa and Jesus. Great new stash too! Lovely purples :D

cucki said...

wow great progress on your wip;s..
yummy new material..
have fun..
cucki xx

Nancy said...

Your WIP are looking good! That fabric is so pretty...it is hard to resist fat quarters when the colors are your favorite! Enjoy the warmer temps...they say warmer air is coming my way tomorrow...can't wait!

Kate said...

You did great! Lol Hobby Lobby is hard on anyone's pocketbook! I think you showed great restraint -and sometimes a gal just has to treat herself! ;)

Annie said...

Hello

I'm new to your blog.

Your WIPs are lovely and your fabric is too.

Bits of Stitching! said...

A little bit of splurging once in a while is ok...LOL! ;-)
Even more if you happen to take a "just in case" 40% coupon with you. Enjoy your goodies, wips and new projects!

Joysze said...

Your remembered!! Hehehehe. Portrait and Rosa look great. Hubby is rooting for the Giants too.

Mouse said...

ohhh wow i can see why you liked the fabbie and I'm with you on the I can eat cheeply for a week ..lol
bullion knots are fine honest if you need a diagram just squeak ok :) lovely progress on everything too :) love mouse xxxxx

Patches said...

Lovely work. I love hobby lobby

Yuki said...

Nice progress!

mdgtjulie said...

I did Anne, and thanks. Thanks Cucki, I plan to, lol. Oh, yay. It's cold again here, Nancy. Thirty five atm. Brrr... And yes, it IS hard to resist! Obviously, it's more than I can do, lol. LOL, Kate, amen. I treat myself a lot though, giggle. I'm awful about it and I know it! Thanks Annie, and welcome. I'm glad you found me!! I only wish, lol. She asked if I had a coupon, and I said only if she had an extra. She didn't but I was okay with that. I did, surprisingly. I think I've forgotten the last few IHSWs in a row. I knew to stitch, but forgot to post. Thanks to hubby for rooting for the Giants. I know they can do it, but who knows what will happen!! Thanks so much Mouse. Vicki has offered to webcam with me, so I can see her do it if I have trouble. If I just can't get it, I'll let you know!! And thanks for the confidence bolstering fabby comment too. Me too Sierra. It's dangerous though, lol. Thanks Yuki.

Linda said...

lovely :)

megan_bright said...

Great work on your WIPs! I also loveeee that fabric :) I've never been to hobby lobby, but now I think I shall lol

Cindy said...

I just cant' let this go. The Patriots RULE. They will so beat the Giants in the superbowl.
Great progress on Jesus & Rosa looks good also.

Topcho said...

Love your new stash.. such pretty fabrics!

Sally said...

You bought some gorgeous fabrics Julie. Love your fabby for Beach Romance. Very pretty.

Lovely progress on your WIPs.

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Linda. Appreciate the comment!! Thanks Megan, and you're welcome. I live to enable. Thanks Cindy, and OMG, you said their name!!! I should delete your comment, lol. Thanks Topcho. I think so too. Thanks Sally. I really love the sparkle in it!!

Ewa said...

Hey, men can be beautiful, too ;) Just never get in a relationship with a beautiful man. He'll be more into himself than you.

mdgtjulie said...

And that's excellent advice, Ewa. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!!