Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Books

Gotta love Borders Books, and their Rewards club. I get coupons every week, for anywhere from 25-40% off of one item. I also got a birthday coupon that expired yesterday, so I made a trip to Borders Friday, and used the birthday coupon on this WONDERFUL little book:

And, back again yesterday to use this week's coupon on this book, to read for a group discussion with a yahoo group I belong to. I've read the first book in this series, and usually will only read series books in chronological order, so I'm walking on the wild side and jumping ahead to the 9th in the series with this one.

Happy Mother's Day!

Just a quick post to wish all of you a wonderful Mother's Day. I started celebrating Friday...first off, I only worked until 1:00, and am now on VACATION until Tuesday the 19th. I had over 200 hours of leave to use, and so much to do at home, so I am taking some time off to catch up with housework, hopefully finish stripping wallpaper in the kid's bathroom, get my tomato garden planted, start on new curtains for the family room, you get the picture...not to mention, large blocks of stitching time. And, soon after I arrived home Friday, the FedEx guy showed up with a ProFlower box. My husband sent me 2 dozen of the most amazing roses, all different beautiful colors, pinks, oranges, whites, yellows, corals, with a box of beautiful chocolates. The roses have all opened beautifully. I started my day off with an hour of stitching before getting out of bed, I got a lot done on my new Stacy Nash club kit from Country Sampler. I'm going to watch Mildred Pierce from 11:00-1:00 on TCM. Then, this afternoon, I am going to get my tomatoes planted. I think the family (with the exception of Meredith, who is in the midst of finals) is taking me to Red, Hot and Blue for dinner.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Look

I don't have a lot to talk about, I've been work, work, workin' too much. I have a day off tomorrow, and hope to get plenty of stiching, reading and relaxing done. I have spent some time this evening fooling around with the looks of my blog, and I must say, I am quite pleased.
My husband's 95 year old grandmother died Thursday, her funeral was today. It is so sad, but she had been going downhill for a few months, she is no longer suffering, which is a blessing.
I did receive a wee bit of stash last week, my birthday order from Colonial Crafts arrived Tuesday, and my Stacy Nash kit from Country Sampler arrived the next day. I managed to sneak in some starting stitches on the Stacy Nash chart last night. I can't wait to see it finished, I'm excited about using all of Stacy's aging techniques to make it looked well-used and worn. Tomorrow I will take pictures to post.
I found out Friday that my LNS, Scarlet Thread, is planning to close in June. This distresses me so. My other LNS, We Keep You in Stitches, closed a few months ago. It's hard when you run out of a thread, and can't just hop in your car and run to the shop to pick up another skein. I love the online shops, but there is nothing like having a real bricks and mortar shop to go to, not only to have the opportunity to hold the merchandise in your hands, but for the comaraderie of the other stitchers.
Rachel is home for the summer. She was craving vegetable soup last night, it was such a rainy, bone-chilling day. I made her a list, and she went to the store, then asked if she could try her hand at making the soup. She made a gigantic pot of it, and it turned out really well, we ate it again tonight. Best part, no cooking for me! She's pretty proud of herself, she's been going around saying "just call me Rachel Ray".
Meredith came home for the weekend for the Apple Blossom Festival, then went back to Blacksburg yesterday. Her boyfriend had his mini-camp with the Green Bay Packers over the weekend, unfortunately (or fortunately), he didn't get picked for the team, so he goes to the New York Giants mini-camp this week.
Enough of my rambling, hope to post some pictures tomorrow, finally. I'm off to work on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow, watch a movie, and put my feet up.