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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Progress (with piccys) and various other stuff

     I'm up late today.  I know, I know, I shouldn't be up so late.  But I just didn't feel like getting out of bed yesterday, so I kept rolling over and going back to sleep.  Poor discipline is one of my major problems.  I'm generally okay on someone else's schedule, but keeping my own is proving difficult.  Part of the reason is I'm always depressed.  So I wake up, and I don't wanna get up.  I wanna stay in my warm, comfy bed and sleep.  So, I often do.  Yesterday, I woke up at about eight PM, having slept the day away.  So now I'm up.  And blogging, so lucky you.
     I'm also in withdrawal, lol.  My game, Two Moons, just got bought out again.  They're moving the game from the North American server banks to the European ones.  I didn't play at all yesterday, as I can't get on.  I wanted to see how everyone was, and I can't get on.  I have Freak's number, but I didn't want to call too late as I know he and his roommates all work EARLY in the morning.  So I'm in withdrawal.  I usually play for several hours a day, so it's not like it's a small time frame I'm looking at.  I'm hoping to play for a little bit after I blog, if it'll let me log on.  Maybe...
     I've been making good use of my withdrawal time though.  I've read about a hundred blogs tonight.  Okay, so I'm exaggerating.  It just feels like a hundred.  Probably only twenty five or so.  I left a lot of comments, so there will be happy bloggers soon.  And, to answer Joyce's question again, yes, I HATE the new word verifications.  They're horrible.  I'm so glad that people are taking it down.  I keep getting them wrong.  It's just awful.  Does everyone else hate them too???
     And, of course, I've been stitching.  Wed is ornie day, so I worked on that last night. 
 I finished it, whoo hoo!!  I love how it turned out.  The snow is all sparkly.  I'm considering, at some point, filling in the moon and stars though, with B5200.  You can't really see the sparkle like you can for the snow.  So I may go back and fill that in at a later time.  This is the same one that I made for my mom, and she put it away and never made it.  She found it recently, along with a snowman I made for her to turn into an ornie, so she's gonna do that sometime this year.  Maybe, lol.
     And after I took the piccy, I put the fabby on the Q-snap (too bad there's not an inch more fabby, or I'd get it on all four sides) and started the next ornie.  It's called Candlelight by Angel Stitchin. 
 It's an old fashioned black lantern with a fat red candle in it.  There's no aura around the light though, so I may put in some radiating lines or something so you can see the light.  It's a really pretty little chart.  I like it because it brings to mind the "olden days" when people went out and caroled at Christmas and popped chestnuts and were real neighbors.  I know some of mine, but they don't seem to want to know me.  My mom has a good relationship with her neighbors, and so does my brother, so maybe it's just the part of town where I live.  IDK.
     I've got to frog on Monopoly.  I apparently started it on a funny angle (and this will teach me to stitch without checking first!!).  When I started working on it again, I just assumed (I know, I know, an ass out of u and me) that when I started it, I started it by doing my first X right side up as the board looked.  I didn't.  I started it sideways.  I don't remember stitching it that way, but I did.  
I went to add to the outlines, and I couldn't tell with the black which way the xs were crossed.  So I didn't think of it.  But the outer edge of the board is done in blue, and the color is light enough that I noticed.  So I had turned the board ninety degrees when I did the black and bright pink.  So I don't have to frog the black, thank God.  It's too dark for me to be able to tell which way the xs cross, so that's no big deal.  But I have to frog eight rows of twenty five of the pink.  Not horrible, but a lot more than I want to frog.  I took two piccys, as you can see.  The first is my progress from before, and the second is my progress since.  
And I did it to myself.  I told my mom, "I'm gonna watch a movie and work on Monopoly today.  It's so easy to do that I'll probably get a lot done."  Totally jinxed myself.  I should soooooo know better, but what can I say?  Man plans, God laughs.  So I have to frog it next time I get it out.  At least it was a good movie.  I picked up a couple of them at the bogo sale a couple of weeks ago.  I love those sales.  The deal is, you join the club and get an introductory offer.  Then you have to buy so many DVDs AT REGULAR PRICE.  With the bogo sales, you buy one at regular price, so it counts towards your membership commitment.  Then, you still get one free.  Whoo hoo!!!  It's awesome.  So I got the new movie Breaking Dawn Part One, and picked up Thirteen Ghosts for free.  I watched Thirteen Ghosts cause they sent me the wrong DVD on the other one.  They accidentally sent me the Blue Ray version, and I ordered the DVD version.  So I have to send that one back and have them send out the right thing.
     And I have another Yes Dear piccy.  
She's so cute, I can't help but take her picture.  She was peering at me over the edge of her scratcher tonight, and it was too cute.  Or her perch, whatever you want to call it.  It's made for scratching, but she doesn't scratch on it.  She likes the cardboard scratchers.  (She has three of them, lol.  One is in the living room, one is in the kitchen, and one is in the bedroom.  If she wants to scratch in the bathroom, she usually goes to the bedroom and scratches on the nearest available thing (which gets her yelled at cause it's my bed!!!).)  I think that's it for me.  I'm off to see what my Brit friends in Friendly Stitchers are up to.  Mouse provides breakfast on Thursday mornings, so I'm gonna see if she'll make me a bacon butty.  Yummy!!!  Y'all have a good day!!

52 comments:

JoAnn McLaughlin said...

wow you sure have been using those needles, very nice.

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching! (I stitched that PS ornament...but have never "finished" it.)

Yes, I HATE the new word verification to comment on the blogs. If I could actually read the darned things, it would be ok....but it's impossible to read some of them.

cucki said...

yup..very beautiful stitching..well done..
sending you hugs and love xx

♥ Nia said...

"Man plans, God laughs." :D LOL
Can't wait to see your monopoly all done! That's going to look great! :D

SoCal Debbie said...

I hate the word verification too, and I took it off my blog. Your ornie looks great. Monopoly will be fantastic. Love the pic of Yes Dear!

Ranae said...

I love your PS finish.
Your Monopoly WIP reminded me of my Monopoly UFO. I'm not even sure where it's at, I might have to go dig it up

Barb said...

Your ornament is really cute. Sorry you have to frog so much on the Monopoly but you'll be glad you did when it's done. The picture of Yes Dear is so cute. she looks like she is watching you very carefully but doesn't want you to know it. She looks like my first cat did. Is she a Gray Tabby?

Deborah said...

You are also so busy and yet get so much done!! I am still plugging away on Psalm 23 with March 01 birthday gift deadline upon me!! So tired last night I again fell asleep with marking pen on it. Woke in pure terrors, but had total miracle as it was ok. Hope to chat soon!!
Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Kaisievic said...

Oh, I hope that you get some sleep eventually. Yes Dear is indeed cute.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

mdgtjulie said...

I really have Kaghos, and thanks for joining my blog. I appreciate it, and the comments you've left me. It's lovely, isn't it? I'm glad I'm not the only one, Rita. Thanks Cucki, heading right back to you. Thanks Nia. I can't remember where I read that, but it's always stuck with me. Thanks Debbie. It's horrible, isn't it?!? Thanks Ranae. Ooooh, go, dig it up. You can stitch on it with the rest of us!! She's a mixture of tabbies, Barb. She's a little big gray, a little bit brown, and a little bit creamy tan. And her belly is white. She's my cutest cat ever, lol. And she's as silly as can be, lol. I know, Deborah, I just left you an encouraging message about your Psalm 23 project. I really hope you get it done in time!! Glad you hadn't marked on it!!!! I did get some sleep Kaye, and thanks. I always think she's cute, but I'm not exactly unbiased, lol.

Val said...

You have some beautiful work there Julie .....I also had to do some frogging on my latest small piece ! I usually don't bother unless it really puts the pattern out which in this case it did !
Like most of us I hate the verification thing - can't always make it out ...

Val x

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, Val, I can't always make them out either, which brought something else to mind. Joysze, who originally asked the question, replied to my comment via email. I said I was leaning forward and squinting to try and make out the letters, and she said she was doing the same thing, lol. Too funny!!

Topcho said...

Beautifull ornie and I'm loving the monopoly piece!

stitchesnscraps said...

Love your ornies! They are coming right along! Yes Dear is such a sweetie! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa J.

Patty said...

Hate all the verification too - every time it askes me to sign in to blogger - which I do - then it takes me back to asking me to sign in again. I never know whether or not my message has been posted.

Love your winter finish - it's really pretty!!!

Sally said...

You're making great progress Julie. Sorry you've had to frog. It seems they are visiting lots of us!

Yes Dear looks so cute!

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Topcho. It's an easy stitch, so I'm hoping to get lots of stitches in it. Aww, thanks Melissa. I picked out a whole slew of them to do this year. Maybe six or so? And I may buy some Dimensions kits for a few others that I've seen that I really like. And then, Hopefully I'll have more than three finishes for the year, lol. Oh, that sucks Patty. I've heard about that problem before. I've been told that it doesn't happen when the blog author chooses pop up comment box, and I've been told it will stop asking you to sign in if you uncheck the keep me signed in box. HTH!! And thanks!! Thanks Sally, and eh, it happens to all of us at one time or another. Here's hoping they stay away from you!!

RuthB said...

Oooo I love your ornies. Both of them are in my pile of things to do and you're making me want to start them *right now*. hmmmm

mdgtjulie said...

Wed is ornie SAL day, Ruth, so feel free to join us!!

Sandy In Montana said...

Your stitching looks great, Julie.
Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Sandy. I just finished frogging Monopoly, and now I've gotten three of the eight rows back in. Was working on the fourth when I got the bug to check emails and saw your comment. Hope you've had a nice Saturday!

Tama said...

Congrats on your finish and progress and OMG Yes Dear looks SO. VERY. CUTE!

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, Tama, she's queen of all she surveys! And thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Just saying hello. Here from Texas

Vickie said...

You have been busy! Love the Monopoly board! Yes Dear looks like she is ready to pounce on someones head!

Cathy said...

I got behind reading blogs and went back thru several days of yours to see all of your progress pictures. They are all looking great. Jesus looks great can't wait to happy dance with you.

Joysze said...

Awww, look at Yes Dear!!! Too adorable!! :D

Stitching looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Monopoly.

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks for the hello, and welcome from Ohio!! I have Vickie, and thanks. (My head, probably!!) I can hardly wait too, Cathy. I'll be so happy to be finished with him!! Thanks so much Josyze. And I always think she's cute, which is why I share pics so often.

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