Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekly Progress Report

Here's my progress on MawMaw's Quilt this week. I'm really happy with the way this one is turning out, although it does require a LOT of concentration for me (that whole 40 count linen thing - even though I am stitching over 2, it's still tiny!). I am enjoying the silk threads!

Friday night we did our bi-weekly gathering of So Cal Stitchers at Tall Mouse - always a good time....we laugh, we stitch, we trade stash (thanks for the Christmas books and the magnets Debi!), we talk, we just have an all around good time!! That kind of messed with my rotation a little bit, since Friday night and Saturday should have been MawMaw's Quilt, and instead I did Monopoly. So, I substituted and stitched MawMaw's Quilt while we watched football yesterday (Go BEARS!!!).

This week is going to be fun for me - hopefully I'll be watching my Cubbies beat the Dodgers to get a spot in the National League penant race. Keep your fingers crossed!!

Thanks for checking out my blog - I know, I'm horrible about thanking everyone who leaves comments, I just get so far behind so fast......but I do appreciate the comments!
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monopoly Update - 9/28/08

I messed with my rotation a little bit this week - had a stitching get together on Friday night, so I took Monopoly because it's one of the easier things I'm working on. So, I left Monopoly on the Q-Snaps and worked on it a little more yesterday. I'll work on MawMaw's Quilt today to make up for not stitching on it Friday and yesterday, and then switch to Angel of Cross Stitch tomorrow, which gets me back onto starting a new week of rotation on Monday.

Whew, I'm confusing myself! LOL
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monopoly Update

Here is my latest completed corner on car looks like a car!!! YEA!!!!

And here is the board as it stands - since I had finished another side, I figured I'd show the whole thing. It's funny how much "greener" the fabric uses up close with direct light than it looks a little less "lit up".

Thanks for taking a look!!!
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

BoInk Update

Here's my latest and greatest (well, I don't know about greatest) update to BoInk. I got two more sections done (I think they're sections 2 and 8 - not going in order because I'm still trying to catch up.'s in my rotation every one week out of every three, and that's how often sections get released. IF I can get two blocks done each week, I'll be caught up fairly quickly (we won't talk about the border though!).

Oh well - onto Monopoly today, then MawMaw's Quilt this week.

Thanks for looking!!!

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Monopoly Board - 9/14/08

Here's another week worth of progress on the Monopoly board. I did get a little extra stitching time in on this one because it's what I took to "Girls' Night Out" on Friday and stitched there too.

The red blob doesn't look much like the car on the Free Parking spot, but I have faith it will eventually! LOL

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Angel Update

Well, another week done on Angel of Cross Stitch. I took one of my fellow stitchers suggestion and put in a little of the border, and then got on to the stitching that's more fun. My plan is that the week that it comes up in the rotation, on Monday I'll stitch on the border. Then the rest of the week, I'll stitch on the body of the project. I didn't get a ton done -a little bit of border, and then the top of the chest that's holding the floss and (although you can't see it much since it's yellow) part of the fruit bowl.

Now this week it's BoInk....

Thanks for looking!!!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

All about ME!!!

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6:15 am

2. Diamonds or pearls?
I can't have both???

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Get Smart

4. What is your favourite TV show?
Brothers and Sisters

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
Hmmmm.....varies from day to day - something fast!

6. What is your middle name?

7. What food do you dislike?

8. What is your favourite CD at moment?
Toby Keith - 35 Greatest Hits

9.What kind of car do you drive?
Ford Explorer

10. Favourite sandwich?
Quizno's Traditional

11. What characteristic do you despise?

12. Favourite item of clothing?
My soft fluffy "Big Dog" sweats

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?

14. Favourite brand of clothing?
Don't have one

15. Where would you retire to?
Right here in Southern California - but closer to the beach!

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday?
My 40th (6 years ago) when my siblings bought me tickets to The Lion King

17. Favourite sport to watch?
Football - go BEARS!!!

18. Furtherest place you are sending this?
Not sending it, just posting it on my blog

19. Person you expect to send it back first?
Hopefully other people will post it on their blogs too!

20. When is your birthday?
November 14

21. Are you a morning person or a night person?

22. What is your shoe size?

23. Pets?

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us?
Not a thing!

25. What did you want to be when you were little?

26. How are you today?
Okay - coughing!!

27. What is your favourite sweets?
Chocolate croissant

28. What is your favourite flower?
Pink Roses

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
October 24th - Vegas trip

30. What is your full name?
Kathleen Margaret Kenna

31. What are you listening to right now?
The radio thru my computer at work - a talk show

32. What was the last thing you ate?
Stouffer's Swedish Meatballs

33. Do you wish on stars?
Sure, I'll take any help I can get

34. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
A bright blue

35. How is the weather right now?
Sunny, and warm (typical!)

36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today?
My boss

37. Favourite soft drink?
Diet Pepsi (especially some of the flavored ones - vanilla or cherry)

38. Favourite restaurant?
Hard to say - I like Lone Star Steakhouse and also like a place called Taleo

39. Real hair colour?
Medium brown with some gray

40. What was your favourite toy as a child?
My Barbies

41. Summer or winter?
Winter (well, California winters!!)

42. Hugs or kisses?
Again, I'm greedy - I want BOTH!!

43. Chocolate or Vanilla?

44. Coffee or tea?
Don't really drink much of either - maybe coffee once every month or two

45. Do you want your friends to Post you back?
Of course - it's interesting to learn about your friends

46. When was the last time you cried?Day before yesterday
This morning watching some of the coverage of the anniversary of 9/11

47. What is under your bed?
Giant dust bunnies, I'm sure!!

48. What did you do last night?
Bowled in our weekly league (badly, I may add) and stitched when I got home

49. What are you afraid of ?
Losing a loved one

50. Salty or sweet?

51. How many keys on your key ring?
I have two key rings - one has 3 plus the remote for the car. The other has 2 plus the key fob that gets me into our office building, and more importantly, into the ladies' room at work!

52. How many years at your current job?

53. Favourite day of the week?
Saturday - can sleep in, and don't have to prep for work the next day!

54. How many towns have you lived in?

55. Do you make friends easily?
Not really - but when I do make friends, I keep them!

56. How many people will you send this to?
Anyone who reads my blog

57. How many will respond?
No clue

Monday, September 8, 2008

Monopoly Update - 9/7/08

Well, as I anticipated, not a lot of Monopoly stitching done yesterday - basically just finished up Community Chest and most of the outlining on Tennessee.

BUT my missed stitching time was for a great cause - a family get together to celebrate my dad's 74th birthday, but also to see my niece Stacey, her husband Paul, and their four kids (Dominique - aka Neeka, Christopher - aka Bubba, Alexis - aka Lexie, and Anthony - aka Boomer). Anthony is the little guy that is fighting kidney cancer and WINNING!!! He's halfway thru his 18 week chemo regimen, and it's going wonderfully. They think they got all the cancer during the surgery in June (a 7 1/2 pound tumor in a 3 year old - well, he turned 3 a couple of days after the surgery), but they're doing chemo just to make sure. To look at him, you'd never know there was anything wrong, which is wonderful! Just goes to show there are miracles!

And in today's mail I got the Lizzie Kate pattern that I ordered to make just for them - it says "Work Hard, Pray Long, and Trust God". Couldn't get more appropriate than that for them!!!

Thanks for looking at my blog!

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

MawMaw's Quilt

Here is my progress this week on MawMaw's Quilt - I'm really enjoying stitching on this one, although it is challenging for me. Although it's not the biggest or most colorful thing I've ever stitched, the stitching on 40 count linen (over 2) is a new challenge for me. It's slow going, but I SO love the pattern that it's worth it!

Today should be Monopoly, but I'm not sure how much I'll get done on it since we have a family get together for my Dad's birthday. PLUS we finally get to hook up with my niece Stacey and her family (which includes my nephew Anthony - the one who was so sick a couple of months ago) - I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing all of them!

Anyway, thanks for looking!!!
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Monday, September 1, 2008

Monopoly Update - 8/31/08

Here's my Monopoly board as of the end of August. three months of Sundays I've gotten 1 3/4 sides I am making progress.

I also bought a new tub for stash storage. Helped me get rid of fabric and floss accumulation in just some Joann's bags, and I also gathered up my patterns and put them all in my notebook. I have a notebook full of page protectors so I slid all my patterns into those pages, and that will be a nice way to keep them organized. So now at least I feel like I can find things when I need to.

Otherwise, a fairly quiet day! Thanks for looking at my blog.
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