Monday, May 16, 2011

Been busy!

It's been a busy couple of weeks around here - actually, been busy since the end of April.

First off at my second job it's been a little crazy . For those of you who don't know, I work one job 2 days a week and another one three days a week. The 2 day a week job I've been at for about 6 years now. It was full time, but they were hit hard by the economy, and when they downsized, they had to cut me to two days. I wish that wasn't the case, because I LOVE it there, but, alas, it is what it is. The other job, where I work 3 days per week, I've been at for a little over year. We've been downsizing there in the last couple of weeks due to the transfer of a big client. So it has just been crazy hectic THERE! I do accounting, so layoffs mean final checks, and all the other stuff that goes with it.

The last weekend of April / first weekend of May (April 30th/May 1st) we were in Vegas for a long weekend with our bowling league. Gambling didn't go great, but bowling went pretty well. I ended up being the second highest scoring female bowler, Mike was 5th highest for the men. And our team came in third! So I won almost $200 bowling, Mike won about $100. So that was nice!

Then of course, we had Mother's Day - we had a fairly low key celebration - my sister had my parents, my other sister, and us over for a WONDERFUL dinner of tri-tip, crab legs, cheesy potatoes (my contribution), asparagus, salad, and cheesecake! YUM!!!

In the meantime, I finished my's THAT picture:

This past weekend was my great niece Alexis's First Holy Communion. She prefers to be addressed by her full name - Alexis Grace! She's a sweetheart, and LOVES being the center of attention. So she was in her element in her princess dress. She is Anthony's older sister (those of you who have been following my blog for a while will remember Anthony - he's the cutie patootie that was treated for kidney cancer two years ago). She has already decided she wants to go to Stanford, and has written them a letter telling them so. Of course, that's still 10 years away!

Finally - if you've lasted this long - I started on my first ever HAED. It's called "Boulevard of Dreams". It's a picture of the Strip in Las Vegas. I gridded the first 10 squares - I figured that will get me thru four pages across. That means I'll be good for a quite a while. I got a LOT of stitching time in yesterday, and completed 2 squares (with quite a bit of overflow). I'm going to try to track my time on this one because I know it will take a LOT of time and I know people will ask.

No pictures of it yet - it's just a blue rectangle right now.

Thanks for checking it out!


Shelley said...

Bowling and Vegas...who could ask for more, lol! Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Connor just started summer session in bowling league. Coaches think he'll be ready to move out of bumpbers by the time fall session starts!

Your dollhouse looks fabulous :)

Claudette497 said...

Congratulations on dollhouse being looks fantastic.

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on the finish for you. It's cute. And I understand about Blvd of Dreams. They all start out as a blob, lol. Can't wait to see your first update pic!!

Nancy M said...

Congrats on your doll house finish!!! And your great niece is adorable in her dress.Good luck with the HAED

SoCal Debbie said...

I'm glad to hear that you started your Vegas piece. I can't wait to start seeing progress pics!

Carolyn NC said...

Well you are busy - love the dollhouse! And your niece is adorable!

Cathy said...

Dollhouse looks Great! Can't wait to see the progress on your HAED. I have one I am gathering up the supplies so I can start. What count fabric are you using?

Terri said...

Great job on your doll house. Your niece looks sweet.