Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rough weekend

It has been a rough weekend at the house.
It started off with a phone call from the vet. Several weeks ago, we took Q.C. to the vet because she had a very large lump on her side, by her neck. The vet believed it was a tumor at least the size of her head, and we were given the option of an operation, to let her live out the rest of her life (which wouldn't be long because the tumor was growing fast and she had stopped eating), or to put her to sleep. G-Teen decided that although Q.C. was near the end of her life-span (the hampster was full grown when we found her over a year ago), that she wanted to at least try and save her. The good news came when the vet opened Q.C. and found that the tumor was not big, but was encapsulated, so she spent two weeks draining the cyst and giving the hampster anti-biotics. we took G-Teen in every couple of days to see her, and that hampster was running everywhere her wheel would take her. Thursday was the surgery--finally. Q.C. had made it through the surgery and the vet asked us to bring in some more food for her for the weekend and we would be able to bring her home this week. Friday morning, we received a call, Q.C. died during the night. My daughter was, of course, heart-broken, but she is coming to terms with the death pretty quickly.

Then Sunday rolls around and The Boy starts complaining that his stomach hurts. To keep the grossness to a minimum, by Monday morning, I had very little sleep, my house smells of carpet cleaner (those never have a 'good' smell) and the doctor could not find anything wrong...rotovirus, something he ate...whatever it was, after he woke on Monday, he wanted to go to school. To top it off, he requested Sloopy Joe's for supper last night...


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Project Updates

Finished up another set of 10 hour blocks on a few projects...

"Winter's Grazing" - 60 hours total. This is on a set of scroll bars so it is hard to show everything I've finished.
Progress 60 hours

wXSw Mystery SAL - 40 hours total.
SAL Progress 40 hours

"October Box" - 20 hours total
Progress 20 hours

And another square on The Boy's blanket

This is "Summer Tree" by Stitch Witch. Its a freebie patern I got from Cyberstitchers.

My daughter (here-to-after known as G-Teen), has asked me to make her a blanket too. Good thing I have another blanket in my stash! I'll be hem stitching that thing while she look sfor the first pattern she wants on it. As a result, in a trip to my LNS for a gift for someone else, I picked up "Cat Squares" so G-Teen can have a few more patterns to choose from.
I made it to 15 projects (a year and 6 months) before buying more stash!!! Of course, people GIVING me stash during that time made it much easier. And I'm cleaning out my own of ones I no longer want.

I think I need to add bookmarks into my rotation too. I can never seem to find my paper ones. Maybe if I look in all the books I'm reading right now, I might find them. That just means I don't have enough!!

Today is my daughter's 14th Birthday. I always feel old on her birthday and not mine, even though mine is next month. She had her party yesterday, at the park. All the girls had fun. Most of today was spent taking her every place she got a gift card from. Boy am I beat!!!
Word to the wise...Whipcream icing and 85F, sunny weather make for a melty mess.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

~I've been working on the Railroading, all the live long day....~

Something that was sent to me, that I thought I'd share...

It starts out as a WHIMM (Work Hidden in My Mind).
After a FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) and some SEX (Stash Enhancing eXperience) it becomes a PIG(Project in a Grocery Sack).
The PIG become a HSY (pronounced hissy ...means Haven't Started Yet).
Once you have a HSY fit and begin work, it becomes a WIP(Work in Progress).
The WIP becomes a UFO (UnFulfilled Opportunity ...(I like that better then Unfinished Object whichsounds so negative), as soon as some other project grabs and holds your attention more than the project that was a WIP.