Saturday, October 28, 2006

I finally got the picture uploaded! And now I have more of her hair done. I have been working on the Earth Goddess a little every night since I promised I would pick her up again. Thanks for being there for me to make a promise I would not break. I find if I only work a little every night I don't get the headaches. At least this way I am making some progress, if not a lot.
I have most of her hair done now, then I will be working on her face, then on to more flowers around her neck. YAY! She's getting there! I am saving the backstitching of the branches for the last thing I do on the top third. When I get this done, I will unroll the whole thing and take a picture of what I have finished so far. The bottom third will be a lengthy process.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

As Promised.....

Well, I DID pick up my stitching, and I DID make some progress. I know now why I wasn't picking it up. My eyesight is getting just a tad worse a little at a time. I don't have benefits just yet, so I will have to wait to get my eyes checked and get new glasses. But since I picked up the stitching, I have had a headache. I have those drugstore magnifying glasses, but I think I am beyond those now. I did use my magnifying glass today. OH! I bought myself one of those OTT lights! I found a table model for $35.00. Not bad. That helped with the vision a little, but not a whole heck of a lot. At least I know why I stopped working on Earth Goddess. It's funny how your mind tells you stuff without you really knowing that it is telling you. she is. I got the Earth, the leaves around her head and some of her hair done. I have to back stitch the branches throughout the leaves. That will make it look a lot better. I don't have much left to do on the top third, then it is on to the bottom half. I'd say I was almost 2/3's done, but the top is so sparse. Maybe more like half done... Well, okay, now blogger is giving me problems uploading my image! I will try again tomorrow night. Sorry!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Today I promise....

And I don't break promises... I AM going to pick up my project and work on it. I came home from work sick yesterday. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I don't usually do that. I am a "go to work and tough it out" kind of person, but yesterday I was feeling nauseated and weak and sweaty. I kept thinking, "oh, I'll finish this little section and then see", but I just kept getting worse. So, I left. It was my "Friday" so I have the weekend to recouperate. I came home and slept from about 11 AM til 6:30PM. Hmmm, did I need that or what?!? I feel a little better today, but I am staying close to the bathroom, if you know what I mean.
I won't want to be over doing anything, so I will sit myself in my chair and proceed to stitch, that will give me some rest and peace I think. Pictures later tonight or tomorrow, so I can prove that I kept my promise.
I have been wanting to work on this project and get it going again, because I think I have told you, that I have three other projects to start, all big ones. I have also been wanting to do some little projects, just so I can claim some finishes as well. I need to organize my stuff better so I can be more like some of the other stitchers whose blogs I read. I envy their organization. (It's a good envy, it can only give me some direction)
Enough for now, I am going to amble on over to the easy chair!

Thursday, October 19, 2006


I didn't realize it has been so long since I came in and blogged! I guess I am busier than I thought. Work is getting better, except that the owner closed the store down Oct. 14 and 15, to do an inventory and clean up...which didn't really happen. We counted and we cleaned, but his store is large and he had delusions of grandeur. When I left for my "weekend" Tuesday night they were still counting at the beginning of the second half of the store. I feel bad for the GM, she is obsessing about getting the store done, maybe cause she knows the owner better than I do. This is why I gave up management positions. I do enough obsessing on my little personal stuff, don't need some big business owner guy making me that way at work too.

I have not been stitching. I want to. I sit down next to my project and look at it longingly, but I can't seem to pick it up! I know that when I actually do pick it up, I enjoy working on it. Maybe I am just too darned tired in the evening, and I know my "weekend" was not the weekend any of us wants to have. (spent my time helping my daughter who had an extrememly bad incident with her EX boyfriend, and then spent my afternoon in court getting a restraining order for my own protection) So tonight I was going to stitch, but just sat next to it again looking...details at 11. I know, there I go again! I have to get to bed. More later!
Back to work tomorrow, we'll see what happens after work.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

E-Bay Express

I just ordered a chart from this company on E-Bay Express...$9.00, for a small CD that has the chart and list of floss colors and symbols. I ordered The Horses of Neptune. I think I said something about it in my last post. Well, it came and the darned CD wouldn't work on my computer. So, I made a comment about it to the seller and she wrote back and said try this or try that. I did, still no chart. So I wrote back and told her. She is sending me the printed chart, and a new CD, to see if that will work. I was pleasantly surprised at the service this woman is giving me. She had no arguement, no hesitations, just...okay, this is what I will do for you. Not only that, but the proceeds from the sales of these charts goes to helping them pay the vet bills for animals they take in to their shelter. It is a no kill shelter for cats and dogs. I will continue to support these people in their cause. (I'm sending more money to her to cover the cost of the printing and shipping of the chart she is replacing for the CD. She didn't ask for it) I just wanted to let you all know about them. I am impressed and that is not an easy thing for me. Their store site is: HPH Cross Stitch I don't know if that will get you there or not, if it doesn't go to this address: I searched around a little on that site and found that if I clicked on the E-Bay Express banner, it will take you to their sales for cross stitching charts. They have a lot of neat charts to offer, all with permission from the artists to sell. Check it out if you are interested.