Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Some progress shots to share!!!

I have found myself blessed with a few extra stitching moments here and there - and I've been enjoying them immensely!!!!!
I was able to finish one full page of PV's "Delicate Beauties" and have now moved this project to the bottom of my rotation pile - (which is growing everyday! I keep finding all sorts of new and fun designs that I just "must" add in!! ) :)

I was also able to complete the "Faith" square of my LK "Blessings of Christmas" project. Only 4 more!!! My LNS was out of the other leaflets that I need to finish - but they have been ordered and are on their way!!! I have also ordered a SanMan design "Sharing the I" which is a real cute Christmas "to-do". I've also pulled out a couple of small ornament designs that I like and added them to "the pile" also. :)

I've started my "Homespun Christmas" by Hinzeit (why did I pick the one with the BIG blocks instead of one of the smaller designs??) :) I do like the larger design though and have a special spot picked out where it will look "just right" in our home - it's just going to take me a bit longer...

Other than that - temps have cooled off a bit - making it MUCH easier to stick to our regular tennis schedule - whoo hoo!!!

We're off to a great start with our homeschooling! We're really "diving in" (get it, ha ha!!!) to a science unit study on Oceans - and our history is focused around all things about ancient Rome - what a great time period in history!

I have a "My Delicious Dinners" session scheduled for Tomorrow - I'm really looking forward to that!! I've used them before and we absolutely love it! Have you ever tried it? You get together with some friends and package up pre-prepared meals (chosen from a pre-set menu w/ lots of variety available - then bring 'em home (usually 12 different dinners that can be split to make more meals) . This works so well for us - I love that I can just "heat and eat" the meals - it fits right in with our busy lifestyle. No more staring at an empty fridge wondering what's for dinner! It also cuts WAY down on our trips to the store - and our food budget!! (That leaves more $ for my XS habit, right???) We only need to buy fresh produce, a few sides and a bit of dairy and breakfast items.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!


Saturday, August 05, 2006

It's Hot!!!!

I know, I know - I live in Florida AND it's August - but it is REALLY hot and humid here!!! Usually I just love the heat and the humidity, but the past couple of days have just been oppressive. It's been good and bad for me - - good because we've had fun spending time together in the pool and at the beach - and also good because I've been staying inside and getting some real quality stitching time - but BAD - because when it's this hot, I don't feel much like going outside and getting my exercise. We've played tennis for a couple of hours early in the mornings - but that's about it for any movement from me!! We even skipped tennis this morning because we slept in - and when we finally got up - the heat index was over 100!!!!
So here I sit and here I veg!!!!

I'm am just enjoying Delicate Beauties SO much again!! I've decided to finish off the current page that I'm working on before I set it aside again. The pattern contains four separate pages and I'm "almost" (being positive here!) finished with one complete page!! Whoo-hoo! I don't know if the pic shows much progress - a lot of what I've been stitching has been white or ecru - so it doesn't show up too well...but I can really see it!! Yippee!!!

I haven't gotten to my LNS yet to look for those Christmas gifts - I've been busy getting Ian's schedule worked out for our homeschool AND signing him up for all those many "extras" that he'll be involved with this fall!! Whew - I'm can tell that I'm going to need a lot of those "waiting time" projects to just "grab and go"...

I just picked up "Sins and Needles" by Monica Ferris. I just LOVE her books and can't wait to start my "beach" read - hopefully this afternoon!!!

Well - I'm off to do some more loafing to beat the heat - - - bring on the ice cream!!!!

Have a great week-end!