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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Goooo Giants!!! (Mild langatge) and WIPacolypse


     Okay, so I watched the Superbowl yesterday (okay, a couple of days ago now, as it's technically Wed atm), and I was so happy that the Giants won!  I was bouncing up and down in my chair and shouting at the TV on that last Hail Mary pass though.  Scary stuff.  And, of course, it all came down to the last five seconds.  Someday, football is gonna give me a heart attack.  I told my mom that if that happened, I wanted them to play the NFL theme at my funeral, lol.  It just seems appropriate.  Anyways, it was a good game.  I was so happy for Eli and his family, as well as the rest of the team.  It was a perfect ending.  (Although I could have done with a higher point spread, and spared myself the stress.)  I feel bad for the fans I know of those who shall not be named though, cause they're all depressed.  (Of course, I'm all depressed too, cause football is over till August.  Boo Hiss!!!  I really wish it could be year round, but it would be way too hard on the players.  It sucks though.  I always get depressed when there's no football.)  Anyways, I'm very happy about the outcome.  I tried to bet Danni a dollar on the outcome, but we bet the last time the Giants beat TWSNBN, and she lost.  So she decided to never bet with me again.  (It's more for the fun of it than for the money, obviously.  We're both too poor to bet much.  When Pitt lost, I owed her five bucks.  So I paypalled her the money, and I wanted to put a sad face in the comments, but I didn't know how at the time.  Now I do though!)  
     I've had a good stitching day.  Today was Tree of Stitches (Abi Gurden), so I'll start with that.  (There are lots of WIPacolypse pieces to look at, lol.)
I was working on part 11, Square Rhodes Stitches last week.  Today, I finished them up.  Then I did all the Fancy Cross stitches (like a cross (actually, a plus sign) with an X on top with a diamond on top) for part 12, and then I did all the Tied Windmill Stitches for part 13.  I feel like I got a lot accomplished.  They were fairly easy (although for Fancy Crosses, I had to sit in front of the PC for a few minutes to make sure I got it) and quick to do.  They look good too.  I'm almost done now.  I have one branch to do, and the owl in the top, and then I have one last stitch to do too.  Part 14 is Leaf Stitch, and they look just as simple as the ones from today were.  So one last part, and then the owl, the bunny, and the flower.  I have to pick a color for the flower too.  I want something springy.  Maybe pink or purple.  I have some bits of variegated floss left, so I'll have to see what I have.
     And this weekend was a switchover weekend.  I worked on Impossible Love last week.  
I got a lot done at my brother's house.  I put in about two hundred stitches.  I went over to take care of the animals.  He texted me early that morning (Sat morning) and asked me if I would go over at about three and give out pets and love and hugs and such.  So I packed up my stitching and got over there at about two thirty.  I went in and petted the dog for a bit.  Then I went down to pet the cat(s).  They were both tucked into the cat bed in by the refrigerator.  As soon as she saw me, Reese started hissing and growling.  I reached out to pet Butters, and she smacked my hand.  Then Butters started hissing, but I don't know if she was hissing at me or Reese.  So I went to the other side of the fridge, and called her.  She came right over and got lots of pets and love.  She likes to have her belly rubbed, which I think is cute.  She lays flat on her back on the floor so I can pet it.  Too cute!!  And then, I went back out and played with Vin for a few.  When he was done, I sat down and stitched for a bit (in between making him do tricks).  He has this problem.  (Okay, so it's one of many, lol.)  He doesn't like to roll over.  He flat out refuses to do it for David, cause David gives him the bone anyways.  For me, he'll do it, but he tries to get the bone without rolling over.  He'll come up and sniff it and give me the puppy dog eyes.  And I say, "Down," and he walks away.  We go through this several times before he lays down and rolls over.  (He's totally a stinker.)  So I'd say down and he'd leave and I'd stitch some more.  Then he'd come back and we'd do it all over again.  Finally, he rolled over and got his bone.  Then he went and laid on his pillow and listened to me talk to him while I stitched.  After a while, I decided it was time for our walk.  (I try to walk him as David doesn't have time.  He gets plenty of play, and he has a run in the backyard, but he doesn't get to walk much.)
     I took him around the block.  With my asthma and his nose, this takes us a good forty five minutes.  We were walking down Church Lane when we ran into a very nice lady.  And she's walking towards us, and I'm moving Vin into the parking lane.  She says, "Oh, what a nice dog."  I say, "Not really.  He tends to snap at strangers."  She says, "Oh, I'm sure he would never do that."  It's like a jinx, lol.  Just as the last word comes out, he lunges at her.  I knew it was coming, so I hung on to him.  And she sort of looked nonplussed for a moment, and then said, "I guess he would.  God love his heart," and I said, "He's a good dog, just scared of strangers."  And we kept on walking.  He's such a stinker.  We think (and we have no way of knowing for sure), that he feels strangers are a threat.  He rarely snaps when David has him, because David is bigger and stronger.  He doesn't get scared because he knows his human can defend him.  With me, though, he snaps.  I think it's because he knows I'm weaker and can't defend us as aptly.  (It could just be cause he's meaner with me, lol.  Who knows, it's not like we can ask him!!)
     And then Monday, I worked on In Her Garden.  
I only put in about thirty half stitches.  I got it out during a chat session with Ethel and Janet and Patty.  (BTW, thanks ladies, it was fun!!!)  But between typing and running for tea and to the potty, I didn't get much done.  I think I'm gonna enjoy it, if I can keep it all straight.  It's got full crosses and half crosses.  The full crosses are all (I think) two over one on fourteen count.  The half crosses though, ah, now there's a different story.  They're either one strand, two strands, three strands, four strands, or five strands.  It will give it a lot of texture, but I really need to keep it straight.  (For those of you with good memories, this is the piece that made me want a rotation.  I got it from Meg (thanks again, Meg) on my Intricate Cross Stitch group.  She got it from a beginner friend of hers who thought it was too much for her, but it wasn't something Meg wanted to put aside her current project for.  When I mentioned I loved pieces with flowers in them, she offered it to me.)
     And lastly, Jesus.  
I worked on him during the Superbowl, and, surprisingly, got a lot done.  I really didn't think I would with being so obsessive over watching the game.  But when those who shall not be named were on offense, I didn't watch as much.  LOL, I hate them so much I didn't even want to see them on the field!!!  Sad, I know.  But I did get a lot done.  I got almost all his face filled in, all the hair on the left is done, I have four stitches on the top and about eight on the right and his hair will be totally done.  Cloak is totally done, and I finished up the one stranded stitching on the bottom right corner.  I started it on the bottom left corner, but there is a LOT more of it there than on the right.  So it will take longer to finish.
     And now the mild language part.  (Come on, you know you've been wanting to know what that was all about.)  Rosa and Julie and I have talked several times recently.  I figured out the other night that I have three way calling, whoo hoo!!  We occasionally call each other bitch.  Not in a real way, but just because we're all soooooo smart mouthed.  (I think it's genetic.  We're sisters, separated at birth!!!)  So I said something really smart assed to Rosa.  And she called me a bitch, to which I said, "Yep," and she waited a beat, and then she said, "But you're my favorite bitch."  And Julie and I both lost it.  We were cracking up, lol.  It was too funny.  So now when she calls me bitch, I say, "But I'm your favorite bitch," and we get another giggle out of it.  It was too funny not to share!!!  I hope you're all having a wonderful night, and sleeping like babes.  I have an appointment with Time Warner to have the cable turned off tomorrow.  They'll be here between six and nine pm.  (I always turn the cable on during football season, and off the rest of the time.  It's the only thing I watch!!)  And one more thing, I forgot it at first.  I'm still having trouble getting caught up with my emails.  So I've decided that I need to drop one of my busy groups.  I just can't decide which one.  So if you could please vote in my poll, I'd really appreciate it.  (It's only on my blogspot blog, on the right hand side.  TIA, ladies.)  And thanks again to everyone who follows my blog or leaves me a comment.  I love you all for it!!

17 comments:

cucki said...

all your wip's are so sweet..
sending you big hugs xxx

Topcho said...

Wow you stitched a lot for this wipocalype. All of them are looking really good and it's so cool to see your beautiful tree almost finished. I finished mine for this wipocalypse too :)

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Cucki. Thanks Topcho. I'm happy to have gotten so much done. Grats on your finish of ToS too. That's awesome!!

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the stitching front and love your three way convo ..lol love mouse ...
how can you think of leaving our group *sniff ..lol

Nancy said...

Great progress on all your projects!

Anne said...

Fabulous progress Julie!! Love the Tree of Stitches on that fabric! It shines :D

Kim said...

Great progress for this WIPocalypse!

mdgtjulie said...

I can't, Mouse. That's why I'm having everyone else decide for me!! Thanks Nancy. Thanks Anne, and thanks again for the fabby. I love it!! Thanks Kim. I enjoyed it.

Gizzimomo said...

Fab work Julie, the tree is looking wicked! xx

Tora said...

I can't see your poll because I'm mobile lol. You're work looks great! We should get you a web can and Skype lol. You'd have fun with that

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Thea. I love how it's turning out. I need to get a microphone to Skype. I have the webcam, and am signed up for Skype. Vicki's fault, lol. Totally her fault. She harassed me into it. But I got to see and hear Vicki and India, so it's all good!! And they could see me, but I had to type to them. Sad, lol.

Tora said...

We could probably find you a cheap mic lol

mdgtjulie said...

I'm sure I could, but I'm in chart acquisition mode. Sigh, I'm an addict.

Tora said...

Lol someone should do a chart + mic/headset deal for you

mdgtjulie said...

That would certainly get my attention, lol. Thanks for the idea Tora. I'll have to be on the lookout for that.

Vickie said...

Your stitching looks amazing as usual. Jesus is looking fabulous....is it ok for me to say that?

mdgtjulie said...

He is looking like he's supposed to, lol. (I don't like him, but it's okay for you to say you do!! And thanks.)