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!!