Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Movin' Right Along

Well this weekend's trip to attend a bowmaking and a centerpiece seminar was pretty fun. Mind you I could invest a whole lot of money in centerpiece making supplies...I could definitely use more tables to display them on first ;) Faith Ann and I also browsed over the hundreds of lovely ornaments and decorations. I settled on a set of three baking themed gingerbread bells, a gingerbread cook for my kitchen, a beautiful glass bon bon and two sparkly ornaments. Another highlight of the weekend? The discovery that the uptown dollar store now takes debit ;)

Sunday was relatively quiet. I started on batch two of the Christmas cookies, brought the non tree decorations upstairs and decorated as well as adding the remaining lights to the trees outside. Even the village made an appearance. I can't wait to light everything up Dec 1st :) Mind you I STILL cannot find the lights I bought 2 years ago to go around our front door. My husband thought we needed some colour so I got a garland set to intertwine with some greenery at an after christmas sale. I haven't seen them in two years of searching! Oye.

Apparently I was a bit pooped from the whole weekend and after about a half hour of listening to nostalgic Christmas tunes and sleepily looking at the decorations Monday night I retired at 8pm.

Tuesday, Faith Ann and I braved the crowds at the annual Coop sale, mind you everywhere you turned there was someone you knew. We even came across Eleni and her DH while we cut through the parking lot. Flats of coke for 3.99, Butter 1.20 off, family blocks of cheese 3.**, how could I pass up that? I normally do my groceries either in advance of that week or elsewhere but I usually pick the best sale items and stock up++. Mind you it wasn't truly that bad, sure it was hard to navigate a cart at times but the main line was moving quite quickly I thought. We were express though. I try to get there before they let the reciprocal shoppers in myself ;)
Again no stitching that night either. I've been attempting to be disciplined and actually sew up my stockings before starting something new. I'm really hoping that I can get it done this weekend when I have a 5 day holiday (Alex is off of school). Speaking of stitching, this was the first official year I put stitching stuff on my christmas list, yippee ;)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Girlie Time

This week has been awesome for getting in some time with friends. Sometimes its just what a girl needs. It's been nice to have someone to walk with at lunch since Eleni moved down the hill. Thursday we checked out the local Christmas craft fair and here's what I got (the first two are for my favorite little boy scout Alex :))

Tomorrow Faith Ann and I and maybe my ta ta tassle twin are heading over to Green Village for a bow making seminar, maybe a centerpiece one, some ice cream and some tax free shopping in their gorgeous ornament section ;). The seminar could suck but it's free and getting together with friends is just good for the soul :)

My pictures of the craft room didn't turn out (some weird ghosting issue) and I need to do a couple touch ups but the initial reno pics are coming soon ;) And just in case you might think I haven't had time to stitch this week here's my latest finish :P

It'll probably be my last finish for another week or two. I'm attempting to be a good girl and finish sewing the stockings, and y'all know how much I love to sew :P

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Well, almost done. Today was the first day I ever picked up a roller and I must say I'm pretty happy with my craft room so far. For anyone that has seen or heard me b*tch about my craft room they'd know that the 'wonderful' people that lived here before were hockey fans (a sport I abhore...hey, if you're a basketball player you'd understand why). They 'tastfully', right, took red and blue paint and had cheap looking hand painted Go Habs Go! He Shoots He Scores, I love Hockey *vomit* in red and blue all over the room. Do you know how hard it is to prime over 'custom' jobs, oye! Anyway, the offensive words are getting closer to white but I've had to resand a couple of places that the custom jobs paint was a bit thicker and after a couple coats of primer I could see it raised. Depending on how I feel tomorrow I may just head to Home Depot and pick up the paint I picked out Shortgrass Prairie by Behr.

While I wait for the primary coat of primer to dry and the spots I ended up sanding and in one case patching to dry again I'll be taking advantage of the gorgeous weather and putting out our Christmas lights. As for stitching it's been kind of on the backburner while I prepare the glorious room dedicated to crafting ;) It had to be done some time and the three day weekend seemed like an excellent opportunity :)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

A Weekend of Happy Dancing

Well, I did spend a good chunk of Saturday shopping ;) However we were without power for a good 7+ hours today thanks to catching the tail end of Hurricane Noel so there was plenty of stitching on top of checking out the 'Bee Movie' to go somewhere with food and heat.

So here's what's been accomplished bringing this year's total to 29:

The Decorator ~ Full Circle Designs JCS Ornament Issue 07

Three Kings ~ Imaginating

Friday, November 02, 2007

Where Does The Time Go?

It feels like eons since I blogged. It really sucks that I no longer have access at break time or lunch to do it but oh well. Life has been hectic. Alex is a Halloween freak! So much that he got in a spot of trouble with his teacher this week that was rather stressful. It's hard to assure someone else that he hasn't joined some satanic cult or something and will be back to himself by monday once the holiday is out of his system. I had some nice phone messages and e-mails expecting me to drop my job and head straight to the school. I've always stood behind the school and whatever means they see fit to discipline the children there, although I do wish they'd get the big picture and take care of ALL parties involved. Anyway, I have medical tests coming up, medical and dental appointments so really my luxury to leave the office just isn't there. I've delegated the task to Matt.

Halloween was fun, although exhausting. I think we trick or treated on and off for just under 3 hours. The first 2'ish were with Alex's friends so there was the mob mentality going on. Otherwise we'd have been home after the first time his costume caused a wedgie ;) Then we had to save face with our neighbors and visit them, I think they buy candy just for him as he always gets an "I was wondering when you'd get here" when he shows up at the door. Although this had me lugging stuff in the cold for all of this time and I passed out pretty much when Alex did. The next day I was exhausted and promptly went to bed at nine only to wake up at 5:30 with some extreme vertigo which I had never experienced before. Needless to say in was quite unnerving and an unneeded addition to my other symptoms that require the tests at the hospital and such. Sigh

However, I did get some stitching in somewhere over the last couple of days. I finished The Decorator today at lunch from this years JCS and will take a picture as soon as I get it ironed. That should give me enough time this weekend to finish off three kings as well. :)

So speaking of pictures, here's some of my little trick or treater (on various nights)

Caveman for the beaver party

A warlock for our sole trick or treaters

Our haunted crayon