Monday, August 31, 2009

New couch!!

Ok so I've been on DH case lately as I've herd the "when we move (we've moved yrs ago remember and it was b4 that, I'll get to it, next paycheck, next month, we'll look when I'm off" BS that men give us when they know you want/need something for the house that they don't feel is a prioity or feel they just don't want to spend the money on it. In our case its been the old couch. We've had this couch since our first place and well I won't count the number of military moves its made. Or the number of times a baby has had a mishap of some biological sort on this couch. And to boot after all the abuse this old couch has taken over the years including someone sitting on it and BREAKING a board in the bottom. Its been a great couch. But now it actually hurts my back horribly to just sit on the thing!
I let it go on for so long because 1. other things keep breaking in this old house we bought. I love old houses and I love ours but man did the lady not keep it up, so it was a money thing. 2. well theres so many memories with the old one. But last week got over it. I sat down to stitch and within 20 mins or so I was up again doing something else and noticed I'm sitting on the floor vs sitting on the couch! I'm not supposed to do that with my back according to doc's. So we looked and looked. And we've looked many times over the years but as you can see from the pic our living sits in an L and well the part for the couch and tv is SMALL. We had 1 couch over there and if all 4 of us sat on the couch it was a bit tight. Which wasn't so much of a deal when the kids were smaller. So despite the space we decided that if we found a non bulky sectional that was comphy and I LOVE PILLOWS that we'd close off the door for the time being after all behind it is our bedroom anyway we'd get one. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD that is to find!!.
So when I put my foot down DH was ok we are stopping in this lil furniture store on the way to eat out for dinner. And there it was. it was a very light brown and SOLD =( and the guy was there is another. A darker brown one. Also SOLD. =( So we were walking around to browse and found hidden away the black one we got. Normally I wouldn't go for black or white but it works. We can all sit on it. And have room. And guest can sit and watch tv. And the little black ottomen has my stitching stuff INSIDE. That I picked up at wal mart though for $20.
Anyway, I got my couch and we can all fit. WOOT I don't have to kick everyone off the couch to stitch as now there is plenty of room!!!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Ok well I didn't have the best seat at the wedding. I had a specific spot in order to catch all 4 of the little kids in the wedding party. But thats my little girl in blue. She had to be special and wanted the blue dress vs the white one when my new SIL, my SIL, and I took the girls to pick the flower girl dresses. And the little man standing next to her is my boy. He was to intrested in the ring that was tied onto the pillow. -_-

I'll finish Eek by tonight for sure and maybe start on the next one or work the border down some more. I havn't decided just yet.

I some how lost the chart page i had highlighted so I actually have to print a copy again and go back and rehighlight all that i've done. Even though it is repetitive it's still nice to see where I am on it. I think I may do that this week. I really havn't worked on it since July. Just been too busy to get it out. And Iris is peaking through a tiny bit in the back as I'm washing the pillowcases I normally have over my scrolls today.


Well here are progress pics of LK's Boo Club. I'll finish Eek tonight but I don't know if I'll have the time to start the next one. And my progress on the Star's and Strips. I actually lost the chart I had printed out and had highlighted somewhere. So I'll have to print it again.

And here's my little ones. The little girl in blue and the tall boy next to her. Who is to fasinated with the little toy ring tied to the ring bearer pillow in his hand. I'd post other pics of the wedding but I didn't speak to other family members to see if they mind so I'll wait.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Well honestly atm I'm not feeling well. I think I've got a nerve pinched in my low back, it will work itself out I'm sure of it. The stress of it being to HOT that the AC can not keep up let alone the kids stuck inside the last few months because of it. I think its ALL taken its toll and since its been a day to relax it's doing funky things to me. It's been nothing but almost 2 months of breaking up arguements over toys or what movies to go see. Even taking them out to the theater as there is nothing else to do with a 4 n 6 yr old here, as our local library sucks so bad, had proven a challege the few times I've taken them. And of course the big wedding that had just finally happened after years of waiting. Well if it happened earlier it would have been to the wrong women so I can't complain to much as he finally got the right one snagged, bagged, and now tagged. =)

At least now my brother is FINALLY married!!! This wedding I tell you has been in the works for 3 long painful years. Well up until last December it was going to be the wrong one who was horrible for him and to him and fought like hell to keep him away from family. It took alot of getting him to see what he already knew in his heart and mind that he REALLY REALLY had the perfect one for him pinning for him and she however wouldn't say anything to him as we all got put on the sidelines due to the witch that tried so hard to wreck his life. But the end of last year he woke up and ditched the witch and afterward (which is always best) realized the love of his life was really the best friend of his youngest sister. So not wasting anytime they got engaged in a matter of a what maybe 2months of dateing. And now b4 the year is up they are married and have their own place. Ah... its really a pair made in heaven and a fairytale. But weddings and family coming in and then them leaving is all very stressful. But it was great to see some of them. And well I wanted to hurt one in particular. But, thats the way weddings go I suppose. I've never been happier that DH and I skipped all that then I am now!!!!! Ok yea so we didn't get but one wedding gift which was from a grandmother. But OMG it was well worth not dealing with a wedding and family and this wedding proved that to me! We thought about renewing at 10yrs and doing the whole thing but oh no! No way will I go through all that. Even as just having my kids in this one and helping out and attending. NO WAY!

My little ones start school on thursday I so can not wait! I have been able to stitch here and there but not very much. I'll post pics at some point this week. But for now I'm going to start on the Boo Club by Lizzie Kate with a big thanks to the ANGEL that sent it to me. Not sure if she wants to be named or not so I'll leave that up to her. ;) I've gotten the first 3 charts, the fabric to stitch it on, and the threads. So I'm starting the boarder and the first one tonight. I might just finish part of the boarder and the first one tonight as it don't look very complex and looks like a quick stitch. That and it's only 9pm and I've gotten used to going to bed at 4am. Which tonight would be my last day to stay up so late as I've got to get on the kids schedule for school after all. Bought LOTS of coffee for that purpose though. So I'll have pics of that this week along with a few other things.

Oh I also finished all but 2 of the 9 puppets for the kids. I'll have to see if I can get the kids to round them all up for a picture when I take pics of the progress of the stitching. They just love those things.

OMG how can I forget. My 8th wedding anniversary is Thursday as well! We have absolutely no plans other then to be alone while the kids are at school and he'll make dinner. It's going to be a day we completely lock ourselves up while the kids are at school even though our girl goes only half a day. And then just relax at home. Hmmm, I smell a water balloon fight in the air after school. And what luck I have about 500 water balloons already. Hopefully, it wont be so hot outside as it has been.

OK off to stitch!