Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Catch Up, not ketchup

It's been a little crazy around here.  Sorry for the shortness of posts lately. 
I haven't done my ORT project yet, so there are no pictures of that to share, yet. 
I have been working on Unleashed every day but do not currently have an updated photo of him.  Soon, I promise.  I am trying really hard to get page 9 done by the 31st.  I am hopeful that it will happen. 
I am working on getting my 15 projects together for the 2013 Ultimate January Challenge.  I think I have everything, so I will be posting that soon.  I found out you can have current WIP's in there, so Unleashed will definitely be one of my 15.  I have 2 other HAED's in there as well.  1 is the 2013 freebie SAL piece, Literate Dragon and the other I am not 100% on yet.  I have to pick and choose between the ones I have.
I had a few people note that I have quite a bit more ORTs at work than I do at home.  My reason is pretty simple I think, I am pretty much guaranteed an hour to stitch at work on my lunch hour.  I sit at my desk, put in my ear buds to listen to my music and tune out everything else, and I stitch.  I have pretty good lighting here and I rarely get bothered by anyone during my lunch hour, so it's all good.  I have a full set of DMC here with me at work, my craft scissors, my highlighters, pencils, extra needles, ORT bag...  I have a full set up going on up in here!  LOL  When I get home, well that is another story.  I am doing things at home, or I am so tired that I don't want to stitch (just to have to frog everything the next time I pick it up).  I also get lazy sometimes at home.  And yeah, I know it does not take a ton of energy to stitch, but sometimes I just want to veg and watch a show.  Hence the reason I get more ORTs at work then at home.  (My long drawn out answer, haha).
However this will probably be changing soon due to my hubby started his job!  WOOOHOOOO!!!!  Can you say it with me??  So because of this, my dearest daughter and myself will have some time to sit and wait for him to get off of work.  Sounds like a great opportunity for me to stitch doesn't it??  Yep, it does.  So starting the second week of January, that is exactly what will be happening.  I will probably be bringing along one of my smaller 15 with me so that I don't have "issues" with bringing one of the larger ones. 

So onto another topic.. 
Right after we heard about my bunches aunt having lung cancer, we found out that his uncle passed away in AR.  (Separate aunt and uncle btw, he has quite a few of them).  From what he was told by him mom, his uncle was out hunting and didn't come in for lunch.  His buddies went looking for him and found him peacefully resting up against a tree.  He died from a heart attack.  Although very sad, it does help to know that he died doing something that he truly loved.  We haven't heard anything more yet on when services or where services will be, but I am hopeful we will soon.
And since I am on such a somber topic, I would like to say that my heart goes out to all that were effected by the CT shooting.  I will continue to keep them in my thoughts.

And another topic..  (to bring back the good mood)
Who is ready for Christmas?  I am ready, although I have a couple of things to wrap, all persons are shopped for!  I even got something for my hubby that he doesn't know about!  A rare occurrence indeed.  I would tell you, but he does know that I blog and he also has the link.  I do not know however if he reads my blog.  I am hoping to get back out here for another blogging session prior to Christmas, however if I do not, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  May you get everything you wish for. 

I leave you with a song title that seems fitting for today, (although I am not a believer). 
It's the End of the World as We know it!  hahahaha


  1. That is great that you get a nice full hour of uninterrupted stitching time at work! LOL on your song choice. Perfect!

  2. Merry Christmas!
    It sounds like you have great stitching plans for 2013.

    1. Merry Christmas to you!
      I am hoping my plans work out. :)

  3. Lucky you, a full stitching hour at work!!! I have 30mns & customers don't seem to realise I'm trying to get a break :(
    Have a lovely Christmas!

    1. I am lucky with that. I am rarely interupted.

      You have a very Merry Christmas also!