Brought an uninvited friend home.

Just a quick note - I didn't get much in the way of stitching done over the weekend.  I managed an inch or so on the hill, not enough to bother with an update picture.  I was going to work on it today but I've come down with a sinus infection and basically feel like death warmed over since about 3:30pm.   I hope it clears up enough by morning so I can go to work, if not I'll be sleeping the day away in bed.  I must have caught the virus Saturday night when I was out karaoke singing.


Well I think the boy friend thing is dead in the water.  Last Friday we made plans to have a DVD movie night.  But when I showed up at the apartment no one was there.  And when I tried to reach him on his cell phone he had it turned off so it went straight to voice mail.  So I went to my favorite karaoke bar figuring he'd call and explain the delay.  Well after an hour no phone call, so I decided to make it an early night of it because the bar was crazy busy.  After I got home I tried his cell again - still turned off - so I left an angry voice mail saying how inconsiderate he was for standing me up.  After two Mike's hard grape punches (malt beer) on top of the Mojito I had at the bar;  I was feeling really depressed and left another sobbing message basically asking how could he treat me like that.  Saturday came and went along with my birthday and still no phone call. Sunday evening I left one last indifferent message saying I hope his foot was better, that he missed my birthday on Saturday and that if he can find the time give me a call.  Quite frankly I don't expect a phone call from him after he's had four days to get in touch with me and hasn't.

March SBQ

Lee the Lake Stitcher's  Stitching Bloggers Question of the Month.....
Do you participate in exchange or RR stitching? Why or Why Not?

I think most of us have had a go with these kinds of things, so think about your answer and then post about it!
I'd love to try out both.  But the sad truth is I'm too much of a procrastinator to take the chance that the poor person in the exchange or next in line of the RR would never get the stitchery piece.


Birds of a Feather is going slowly.  I put in a few more hill stitches last night.  Hopefully I'll have the hill finished by this Sunday, but since this Saturday is my birthday - maybe not. < wicked party drinking grin > 

The boyfriend thing is progressing v-e-r-y slowly. He's in the hospital with a spider bite/infection on his left foot. So we haven't seen much of each other for the last week and a half,  except for when I visit him, for a few minutes every few days.  I'm just taking this one day at a time and if we're meant to be then it will happen.

That's all for this Blog Blurb.

February's SBQ and
Birds of A Feather Update

Lee the Lake Stitcher's Stitching Bloggers Question of the Month.....
February's SBQ is about break-ups.  Is there anything in your stash that you are ready to end your relationship with?  I know some of you never discard a project, but I certainly do!  I'll eventually decide that I've lost that loving feeling.  Enough is enough and I'll toss the whole thing in a bag as a give away. 
How about you?  Is there anything that's still calling (and emailing and texting) you, but you are SO not interested in it anymore.  (Wait...are we still talking needlework here?)  So write about it.  (Not him or her....that's a post for another day)  Take a picture too, if you'd like. 
I'm a little late in posting a reply but that's OK; This has to be the simplest question ever.  I have only one UFO on my list on my website it's Dame a la Licorne L'ouie (Music Tapestry).  It's a needlepoint canvas and no matter how hard I try to convince myself that one of these days I'm gonna work on it I know it will never happen.  What will probably happen is one of these days I'm gonna re-purpose the DMC cotton floss that came with the kit and take the canvas to a local needle shop and see if the owner can find it a new home.  I don't want to give it away to Good Will or their ilk, they'll just throw it away as the canvas has several rips in it thanks to my sister's dogs.  You can see and read about it here.  [wip-MusicTapestry]  

As promised here's a picture of my progress so far for Birds of a Feather.   I would have had this posted Saturday but I managed to sleep the day away.  I'm still feeling tired and head-achy with a bit of a dry throat.  So it would seem I've picked up a virus at the local watering hole Friday night while I was out karaokeing with my friends.

I have noticed there's a lot of stitch-alongs out in the blog universe since I've been on hiatus.  TUSAL (Totally Useless SAL), Theme-a-licious 2012, WIPocalypse 2012, etc.  I wouldn't mine joining them but I'm such a procrastinator I'm afraid the year would be over before I accomplished anything.

And speaking of procrastinating, I don't know how often I'll be posting here.  Goddess knows I'm not as regular as most the folks out there in blogland - Blacksheep's Bit of the Web comes to mind - but I'll try my best to get something posted.  Well that's it for this blog blurb.

I'm ALIVE & back from Blog Oblivion

Greetings fellow stitchers and bloggers, I have returned to the land o' blogging officially on February 28th with a new face lift to the old blog pages.   It's hard to believe that it's been almost 2 years since I spouted my drivel here for the world to read. 

Quite a lot has happened since then.  The very next month after my last blog blurb I moved from Richland to Kennewick to my own apartment to be just 10 minutes away from work.  It was very lonely at first, being out on my own for the first time and I went through renter's remorse for the first year.  By the second year I had gotten use to living alone.  I also managed to find a boyfriend for roughly 5 months; I dated a co-worker - yeah I know - I broke the cardinal rule - never date a co-worker. Unless, of course, one of you plans on moving on to a different job after the break-up.  Didn't happen - so now I'm stuck with the memory of him dumping me every day I see him at work.  But life goes on, as they say, and a guy friend of mine outside of work has set me up to meet his younger brother.  I've seen him twice so far both times at the local bar/restaurant accompanied by his older brother.  He seems to be interested in me so we shall see what happens.

I've kinda let my stitching fall by the way side.  I have done some work on Berlin Woolwork Sampler.  I've almost got part 2 done, just the 3 motifs on the bottom to finish as you can see from the craptastic picture below.

In May 2011 I did start another stitch-along mystery project, Birds of a Feather by designer Brenda Gervais.  I had read about it through Needle in a Haystack's newsletter.  I tried to keep up by joining the on-line Yahoo group but as always I fell behind and all 3 parts came out before I even got the border completed.  I don't have a current progress picture of it at the moment so maybe tomorrow or Saturday I'll have one.  If you want to see what I've done so far here's the link to my album on the Yahoo group page.[ NIAH_SAL_SummerMysterySampler ]

Well it's time to close this blog blurb as it's now past 10pm and I'm getting sleepy.  I'm glad I finally got off my procrastinating ass and am back blogging again.