Saturday, January 15, 2011

Whew!, Decisions and Progress, Curious & Huge Chocolate Fix!!

Whew! I don't ever feel like I have enough time, ever; then again, it's January and after a crazy-busy time from Thanksgiving to New Year's at home and's real-time year-end, month-end, fiscal year-end, etc at work. Now don't get me wrong, I am thankful to have a job and one that I don't mind most of the time but when you work Human Resources, the end of the year brings many, many tasks you have to have done with a strict deadline, plus all your normal stuff. So, whew!

I have managed to stitch a bit this month. I did the band on the February sampler (Friendship Sampler with my pals)... This one is Pam's - isn't it gorgeous! (Hi Pam!!) This pic isn't a bad pic, but it sure looks lots better in real life.

I think I am finally at the cross-road of making a decision...which house to work on. This is for the challenge for my Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild. It needs to be done in June. I figured one would "call" to me as I stitched away; neither did. So I have to make choice; I guess it's the green one (since this shot, I have filled in the grass through the whole lower portion of the fence and a few other places show progress from being bored with the grass). I will finish both and they are both going to become pillows in their next life for my bench (shown in several other postings with stitched and/or sewn pillows.

Aren't these pretty though! BBD sure are addicting!

So not much else for fun going on in my life - today was filled with errands, balancing checkbook and banking stuff for 2010, laundry and housecleaning (althought dh and ds helped - err, did most)... I did the list of what had to be done, that's gotta count for something, right! And there's more of that tomorrow. Beef stew to be made in the a.m. for dinner with great bread from the local grocery here (picked it up still warm today - so hard not to just gobble it up while shopping)!!

Now for the "curious" portion of the title: I am curious as to whether or not others check out the blogroll on the blogs they read for their title? I do - it's kind of a little thrill to see my blog name there - kind of gives me a tiny kick! Call me easy to thrill, I don't know...but it's cool. I have been reading about all the people doing the crazy 15 day challenge - and wouldn't you know, it's caused my list of "check these out" to makes me smile to see some I finished months or years ago which live in the ever growing to be finish-finished pile... [sigh]!

So I close with yet another pic of husband received this 5 pound Hershey bar from a couple of co-workers this Christmas. I think we better wait to open it at the grad party this summer...otherwise I think that chocolate will put much more than 5 pounds on my already needing exercise tummy! But yum! The other thing we joked about - must take one heck of a marshmallow and graham cracker to s'more that thing!

Thanks for reading, following. Welcome to new people, hi to the regulars...and thanks for leaving comments - I do read each and every one! Hope the weather is treating you well, I know the world is experiencing weather issues all around the marble! Enjoy and stitch a few x's!



  1. Oh I love the blue in that friendship sampler! And yes, BBD is amazing. I love that house series. Nice pieces! That hershey bar is huge! lol! my DD went to Hershey Park a couple of times. Wanted to get one of those but never did.

  2. What did we do before BBD? Is the pink house "Ella Vaughn" by BBD? I don't think I've ever seen a candy bar that

  3. WOW, that is one big candy bar! BBD is always addicting.

  4. I like your pieces, that band sampler is gorgeous.

  5. Oh no Sherry - you just reminded me of something that I should have added to my Challenge - the BBD piece. UGH. I'm going to have to go looking through my stash. Truth be told though, I don't remember which ones we were to pick from. Do you know what they were off-hand? I'm sure I can get one done by June!!

    Your band sampler looks wonderful. I love when something is done with specialty stitches. Time consuming sometimes, but so pretty when they're finished!

    And ymmmm on that candy bar! I could use some of that right about now.

    See you next month!

  6. Your band sampler is VERY pretty, Sherry!! Also love both of those BBD houses you have going on..I do have the green one done and it is framed in an Olde Colonial Box. I originally planned to stitch all of these, and interchange them in the box, but have I? Nope, just have the one done...guess I had better get busy, huh?

    Sounds like you have a busy January going on...but I feel that you are strong and persistent enough to meet the challenges!! Thinking good thoughts for you!

  7. BBDs are just as addictive as Hershey's candy bars! ;) LOL I love your band sampler, too.

  8. They all look lovely, great progress


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