Saturday, February 18, 2012

Springs is on the way! (I hope)

Time is just flying by; I can't believe it's been 3 months since my last post.

You would think I'd have a lot to say...hum, not really.

I have been busy finishing up some older needlework projects I started sometime ago.
I wonder why I never finished them in the first place? I do that a lot it seems, start a project, then something else grabs my attention and well, you know what happens...nothing yep nothing get finished.
This is something I should work on changing... start something...and finish it.

Let's see,
So far I finished 4 needle-work projects, started and finished yes, FINISHED another.
I also purchased 2 more patterns and lots of new threads... Yippee!!
That is a minor personality trait I suffer with, I can't seem to start something without getting all excited about the hobby and drawn deeper in... I don't think I could change that even if I wanted to (which I don't). I believe that little trait is deeply embedded in my DNA. Probably comes from my mom's side. LOL

Here are pictures of the finished projects:  

Now all I have to do is figure out how I am going frame them or something for display.

The new projects and threads, (I am planning a starting one of these tonight).

I manage to reorganize all the jet cube storage boxes in my "playroom". I even labeled the drawers. I thought maybe if I labeled them it would be easier for me to find stuff, it helps a little. I will say it has helped me when I do clean off my work space, I don't just "stuff" things away.

Then the boys and made 44 of these little gift bags for valentines days.

this is just 1 I think we had about 5 or 6 different designs.
It was nice having my "playroom" organized and clean while it lasted. Which wasn't very long.
oh well...

Okay now.. what else have I been doing... let me think...

Reading - I just started reading Fiery Cross book 5 of 8 of Diane Gabaldon's Outlander series. Book 8 isn't due out until early 2013. I love this series, except parts tend to drag, and I lose interest. I will put the book down, only to pick it back up a week or so later to be drawn back into Jamie and Clare's lives once again. Not putting it down until it is finished, forgetting all about my daily duties like the kids, laundry, supper... I don't know about you, but, when I get into a series like this, the characters almost become part of the family. When talking to friends that have read or are reading the series, if you didn't know better, it even sounds (to an outsider) like Jamie and Clare are real...

And speaking of family brings me to the silly little Sims family that lives happily in my laptop.
The boys and I (mostly me) have created a super cool town. We have a Fire department, Police department, library, church, cemetery, bowling alley with joint restaurant and dance hall, daycare center, trailer park, inner city slum, laundry mat, water-park and pet store. I am in process of making a theater. This is consuming way to much of my time. I love to build and decorate the houses and business. I go online to find some of the special furnishings that aren't included in the game, that other obsessed Sims fans have created. Some of theses things are so cool, like the mini movie poster, rugs... you wouldn't believe it. I don't know how they create them, but, I'm glad they do. It's like shopping without spending any money! I LOVE it. If you play Sims then you know what I'm talking about. I downloaded a mini box of milk-duds last night for my concession stand, and it is so real looking...
I spend most of the time not playing the game but just building stuff. Curt on the other hand likes to make the people, and he makes some funny ones that for sure. He has one guy that walks around with a snorkel on his head. Levi on the other hand spends his time trying to figure out how "those people" got in my laptop. He's so funny.
The other day I purchased one of those HMDI cables, so I can hook my laptop up to my big TV. Now I can see my Sims BIG -- this is way cool.

I think that covers most of what I've been up to for the past couple of months, other than work, school, you know the usual daily grind.
Enough of my ramblings...

Thanks for stopping by, who knows when my next post will be.

So until next time...remember - - it's the small things that matter.



vikki said...

wow..I love the needle work..a quilt maybe..for me? about time you posted you

Fran Lehigh said...

woohoo! love your needle work, Ive seen them in person... wonderful job. Good to see your are doing something beside going to work and running after the boys.
Love you

girlia said...


Dee said...

great needlework. my, you've been busy these past months. enjoy.


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