Sunday, February 22, 2009


Oh my is it Sunday already. Our week vacation is just about over. It went way too fast.
My husband was out of town this week and though I miss him, it was fun not having to cook so much and to be able to just do nothing if thats what I wanted. Hmmm I think I did that most of all. It was a much needed relaxed week. I didn't stitch as much as I thought I would but that's okay, I did stitch some and I also found myself incredibly hooked on a couple computer games. Zuma and Bejeweled Twist. At first I thought what a waste of some wonderful stitching time but then it was fun. LOL So isn't that what vacations should be? Fun! One day I took the ride to Hyde Park to the LNS there. Though she didn't have any new market stuff yet, I really went there to get a new pair of much needed magnifiers. I misplaced the others ones I had and I have been worried that one of my dogs had them for a snack. Nothing would surprise me more, but I found them last night. Figures! So now I have a spare. I do like the new ones though, they are tighter and much clearer. The owner and I (Hi, Pat) had a wonderful time chatting, about new things and market, and family, what fun. It was good to see her, I had not gone there in awhile and last time I was rushed by you know who. yes DH who else. I also bought some much needed threads, some crescents, some WDW and some GA's so I left the store broke with my tiny little bag but it was wonderful.

Another day I went to Walmart, now you might say what is so thrilling about that. I went there ALONE, it was heaven, noone rushing me or telling me come here come here look at this. I just walked around and looked at everything. I took my time. I saw things I never saw before. Amazing! They already have Easter items out including the incredible cadbury eggs( Cathey, I bought 2 and ate them thinking of you, how many so far?) and Dove eggs. I didn't buy them because well if I bought the bag of them I would have ate the bag of them.
I stitched and finished those things in the picture there this week. Yes, I do like red. LOL The box is topped with a design from a Weihenberg Mystery, it's the very first motif. I decided it looked much better on this box. I have retired from Mysteries. HEHE at least for the meanwhile. Maybe I should rephrase that, I am retiring from HONKING HUGE mysteries. I have my Vierlanden Mystery from last year that I adore but its so huge, I just would love to stitch on some smaller pieces, smaller counts. The other 2 little items are floss holders, one for me and one for a giftie. I used Wdw garnet on one and a threadworxx red on the other. I just love that threadworkxx red, so pretty and one stitch at a time it just is so pretty to look at. I need to get me some more of these threads. I have another threadxx thread that I am anxious to use too with pinks and greens in it.
I wonder if we will even have school tomorrow since they say a Noreaster is on its way. We shall see. Will this winter ever end?
Happy Sunday, Everybody and have a wonderful week.

13 comments:

Siobhan said...

Sharon, I love your new finishes! You are always such a wiz at finishing. I'm glad you had a good week. It goes too quickly, doesn't it? Sometimes it's fun to just hang and do nothing. I hope you don't get too much snow.

Kathy said...

Sharon, your finishes are wi=onderful! Glad you had a good week's vacation.
Don't you love those clip-ons. I think I need to get some stronger ones.
Kathy St.

Kathy said...

Nothing like a few typos in my comments. I need to proof read more.Sorry!
Kathy St

doris said...

Hey, Sharon, I just found your blog after googling crushed walnut shells! Too funny, and how lucky for me. Your finishes are very pretty. And thanks for sharing your experiences with magnifiers.

Sharon said...

Wow, what fabulous finishes!

Irene said...

Faboulous finishes ! I love Zuma, it is one of my favorite games.

Susan in SC said...

Love your sitching! I will have to check out the games. I don't think I have ever played a game on the computer before! Your visit to WalMart sounds like fun - just to have some time to yourself is a good thing!

Yuko said...

Ahahahahahaha!!!!! Sharon!!!
I can't stop laughing, because Zuma and BeJeweled were my FAVOURITE game before I found particular hobby Cross Stitch!
I was doing Zuma when I was pregnant and I remember while I was in babor, coloufull balls were around in my mind, LOL
I thought what a silly lady I am, but Zuma's balls came into my mind again and again then! LOL

By the way, your finishing is SO fabulous! I love the lid design so much! It's gorgeous!

Carolyn NC said...

Stitching is so pretty!

Jan said...

OH those stitching finishes are so lovely, Sharon! I love them and very envious of your finishing skills! Glad that you enjoyed your time off from work, that is always great fun to just browse alone in a store, even if it is just WalMart!

janice said...

So happy that you enjoyed your at-home vacation. Lovely finishes.

Brigitte said...

Sharon, you have done some great finishing here. I love the box top very much, the motif is just perfect for the lid.
What a wonderful week you had. IsN't it great just to relax, to do what comes to your mind and above all NOT to have to think about what's for dinner? I'm having this kind of week right now and I'm enjoying it to the fullest.

Michelle said...

Eric was out of town a few weeks ago, and it was nice to just do whatever I felt like, although I was glad when he came home. Your box is beautiful - of course red is my favorite!