Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
So I did manage to get a little bit done since my last (fairly recent) update. Because it wasn't all that much, I'm only posting progress pictures, not "full scale" pictures, and only of the pieces I stitched on. I probably won't do a full "WIP photo shoot" until July (more on that at the end).
Topic: Do you look for LNS’s when you travel? What is the favorite shop you've ever found?
You know, I really don't, unless I'm traveling with my stitching friends (which I am blessed to do every few years). When I'm traveling with family, there generally isn't time. We're so busy trying to cram everything else in, and I'm the only person who would be interested in going, so I don't bother. One place I would really like to visit, though is The Silver Needle in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Should I ever get to Tulsa for some reason, I will definitely go!
But now, it's time for why you're really here: the pictures!
|Titania, by Mirabilia|
|Tiramisu, by Glendon Place|
|Baked Alaska, by Glendon Place|
That will do me for this month. I will be having TWO meet-ups with stitching friends in June! One is very close to the June WIPocalypse posting time, so I may hold off until after that one to post my June update. The other one is at the end of the month, but there will be shopping involved with that one, so there should be some fun stuff to show, be it stitching progress or new stash (hopefully both!). Until then, have a great month!
Currently feeling: not bad for only 3 weeks
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Twenty years ago today, two engineering students named Erin and Steve went on their first (official) date. (There was an unofficial not-exactly date-ish thing a couple of weeks before.) We met in the fall of our freshman year and became good friends, but we didn't start dating until the spring. This picture was taken about 6 months later, November 1995. We were both 19 here, (much!) closer to Luke's current age than our current age.
Currently feeling: can't believe it's been that long
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Monday, May 04, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
From the 2011 Year of Memories Brag Book by Dani Mogstad
Click pictures to biggify!
Read, Listened, Watched
Didn't do much reading; I think I finished one Sherlock Holmes short story (still working my way through those). Still hooked on listening to 40s on my satellite radio when I'm home alone (the boys don't seem to have the same appreciation for it that I do).
|photo from Facebook|
- The Rocketeer (new for Luke) - he really liked it! Also his first real experience with Nazis, which made for some "fun" explaining
- Poseidon - not bad for a remake
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - interesting, not bad, but not good really; at least I liked (most) of these characters!
- Living With Lincoln - very interesting HBO documentary about family of scholars who followed/studied Lincoln, starting with the great-great grandfather who was a Union soldier.
- I tried to watch Bridget Jones's Diary, but I didn't make it more than about 20-30 minutes in. I just could not get into it. I never really experienced that kind of single life, I didn't relate to anyone, and I didn't find any of the characters likable. I tried, I really did. I just found it blah and boring and not worth my time.
Old Favorites: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Marvel's The Avengers (to prepare for Age of Ultron in May), Thor: The Dark World (not really needed for Ultron), Ender's Game, Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The LEGO Movie, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Fallen, Pleasantville, Big Hero Six, Up
Fun with Family and Friends
Leah as well, though I don't have a single picture to prove it! SIL managed to take one that has one of hers, one of Leah's, and my one and only in it. Does that count as proof? LOL
Milestones, Holidays, Special Events
she earned cupcakes for her trouble).
The Everyday and Routine
The Good, The Bad, The Unusual
So, this is new....
And pitched his first ever game. Walked four straight (I think having an actual batter at the plate really threw him). We'll see if that gets any better. It's hard, though, when both practice and games keep getting rained out!
The discovery that Luke hadn't been turning in homework (that we had taken the time, pain, and agony to do, just couldn't be bothered to turn it in!) was very not good. Nor was the C on his progress report, the second one in a row. We've got to figure out how to nip that in the bud.
Filed under bad for me is allergies. I didn't think it was possible, but they actually got *worse* at the beginning of the month, and even worse when we went to NC, which I truly thought was out of the question. (BTW, 24-hour Allegra only lasts about 22 hours.) I think it was the dogwoods, but I'm not positive. Whatever it was, the several days on either side of Easter were horrid.
Progress on Goals
Goals? What goals? Who said anything about goals? I have no idea what you're talking about.... There was some birthday party planning progress, and I did do a touch of stitching (more on that in the WIPocalypse update in a few days). That's about it.
Currently feeling: a bit damp