Friday, September 28, 2012

Cross Stitch Update

Unleashed by Anne Stokes, Chart by Heaven & Earth Designs.

For those of you who enjoy crafts and possibly cross stitch, I give you Ruh.  He is the dragon cross stitch I am doing for my hubby.  This is page 8 which I completed today.  It's a little blurry, but I only have my phone at work with me, so it will have to do for now. 
For those that cross stitch, his stats are as follows:  18 count aida, 2 over 1, full cross stitch.  The chart can be found at  The artist is Anne Stokes.  He is a BAP!  Although not as large as some, he is 42 pages. 
I originally began working him on offwhite fabric, stitching the black background.  After 2 1/2 pages, I purchased some black fabric and am now not stitching the background. 
He previously looked like this:
I couldn't do it anymore... So black fabric it is.  A few people have told me that I am crazy for doing him on black, but so far it hasn't bothered me any.
Now that I have finished page 8, I have to go back through pages 1-6 and frog (take out) all of the stitches I did of 3371 due to a dye lot color change.  I am not happy about this and I am not looking forward to it, but I am hoping that it won't take too long.  Plus, once it is done, I will feel much better about having fixed it.
I have to work on Siberian Tiger (freebie SAL) this weekend as I have to put an update up this weekend.  Currently my tiger has maybe 200 stitches into him. 
At this time, those are my WIP's.  I don't really like to have numerous on the go.  One for work and one for home seem to be just fine for me!

If you are crafty, what are you working on?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Venture into new things

My daughter has this MP3, I don't know what brand it is.  It's black, thin and it's a touch screen.  Mind you, that in saying it is a touch screen, you have to PUSH the screen for it to do anything.  She thought she was going to break it the first time she used it. 
So the other day, my hubby bought the new Pink album and the new Green Day album.  I decided that while J was at school, I would put them onto her mp3.  So I go to turn it on and nothing.  I plug it in... 2 hours later I try to turn it on.  Whew, there is the screen.  Wait, what is this?  "no power, shutting down".  WTH?  I just had you plugged in for 2 hours!  Okay, so I tried everything possible to get this this to work and got nothing in return.  It is 2'ish years old, but come on, really?
So my hubby and I begin looking into other players.  We go pick up our daughter and decide we are going to go look at a few places. 
Please take a moment here to realize, we are NOT well off, we do not have a lot of money and we try not to spend hundreds of dollars on items that should cost much, much less than what they are selling for.  We get by with what we have and have some additional money each month to spend frivolously. 
So when I see some players going for $300.00, I have a small tirade. 
We have never, EVER purchased an apple product.  My husband is against this company for numerous reasons, and for the vast majority of them, I agree.  Seriously, $300.00 for a fricken mp3?
So we go into GameStop* and see that they now sell used mp3's and phones and tablets.  They are branching out.  They have a pretty good selection of all of the above and we were helped by a very knowledgeable gentleman who did his best to answer our apple questions, including Itunes questions.  We ended up buying her an Ipod, gen 5 for a very very good price.  She is in heaven now. 
We are still trying to figure out Itunes, but we are getting there slowly.  It is pretty self explanatory. 
Why did we buy this if my hubby is so against it?  Well, as he put it, he would rather spend more for something he knows will last then to spend money on something that is cheap and will break soon.  I agree.  My mp3 is still in good condition and I have been using it for a little over 2 years.  It is a no-name brand, but I enjoy it and it does what I want it to do.  When I need to upgrade, I will probably hit up GameStop again. 

*I am not employed by GameStop nor do I know anyone who is. 

Friday, September 21, 2012


Did you see it?  I didn't in person but I have seen tons of pictures.  This is probably my favorite as it is up close and personal.  This was taken near Los Angeles.

Have a great weekend everyone!  What are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's September 19th

Do you know what that be meaning me hearties? 

It's talk like a pirate day!  So everyone, talk like a pirate, or yer gonna walk the plank.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ABC's of Me!

It’s a post to get to know me.  The ABC’s of me:

Age: 39
Bed Size – California King
Chore you hate – Cleaning.  Not any specific thing, just in general.  If I could afford a maid, I would have one!

Dogs – I love dogs and cats.  Cats don’t need as much care, in the sense of you can leave them alone the majority of the day while you are at work and they don’t care.  You can’t do that with all kinds of dogs.  I don’t think it’s fair to them.  Here are pics of my two kitties:  Oreo and Angel
Essential start to my day – Coffee coffee and coffee.  I have a large cup of coffee in the morning at home.  Usually I don’t have more after that, but I do occasionally enjoy a Caffino’s latte!  Yummm
Favorite color – Purple!
Gold or silver – More silver than gold.  Although I like both.
Height – 5′ 8 I believe.  Not 100% on that.
Instruments you play – None… I’m not instrument inclined at all. 
Job title:  Customer Service Representative
Kids – I have a wonderful daughter.
Live – In California.  Don’t believe all you hear, it is not sunny every single day here!
Mom’s Name – Jackie.  I miss my mommy.
Nicknames – Bunches, Donner, DJ
Overnight Hospital Stays – When I had my daughter, C-section.
Pet Peeve – Wow, I have a ton.  I guess the first one that popped into my head is:  When someone cuts you off and then they don’t drive.  If you are going to cut me off, get the hell moving!
Quote from a movie – Baby Ruth?
Right or left-handed – Right handed.
Siblings:  5 older sisters.
Time I wake up – During the week I get up at 5:00 am.  Weekends I get up at 9:30 or earlier depending on what is going on.
Underwear – Um, I am not sure how to answer this one.  Yes, I wear them.
Vegetables you don’t like – Okra… bleh, might as well eat snot.
What makes you run late – Traffic!
X-rays you’ve had – Teeth, kidney stones.
Yummy food you make – Cheesy potatoes
Zoo, what is your favorite animal – Lions and Tigers and big kitties!