Sunday, October 10, 2010

Where'd the Weekend Go?!

Weekend...come back...I don't want to go to work tomorrow. Ugh!

Seriously, was time suddenly placed in ultra fast forward? Or like the records that you put on the wrong speed and it sounded like the Chipmunks. Yea, time is feeling like that. Doesn't time know that the workweek needs to be fast and the weekend s-l-o-w?! I think time needs a pep talk and some setting straight...don't you think?

I've got the fever...Giants fever! They are finally in the playoffs and so I've been sitting in my recliner perch watching a lot of baseball. More than I normally would. They about gave me a heart attack on Friday night with their loss! Shame on them...got all cocky with their early advance and then the Braves showed them. Did you hear screaming Friday night? Yea, that was me berating the tv. Nooooo!!! There was less screaming today because they won! I hope they win tomorrow too. :::fingers crossed:::

The weekend was a blur of errands and mail and shopping and gift wrapping and other pretty boring stuff that kept me from stitching. I tried but I was either trying to do something else or amazingly distracted. I do have a few things to show though...

First up is my TUSAL. I always seem to remember it's the New Moon on the actual day but then it takes me 2-3 days to get my act together enough to take a photo.
Here is my jar next to one of the cards I received. I end up leaving my cards up or taped to my living room door for the entire month. They are nice to look at...

I did get some stitching accomplished on my Where My Heart Blooms but not that much. I have most of the roof done on the yet to be built house. I have the feeling this house is going to take me a while. I decided to leave the over 1 til the end so it doesn't derail me from stitching. I will figure out the full cross over tent stitch then...for now...I'll have fun with the areas that won't cause me to stress and panic.
I also started my SAL on the Traveling Stitcher but I haven't really stitched enough for a picture. I'm hoping to be a bit more productive on it this week. Hope, hope.

I got some surprises in the mail. I made a couple of penpals through the blog that I email with semi-regularly. On Friday, after chasing down UPS to get my packages (yes, for reals!), I found a package from Kevin (no blog). He gifted me with Sleeping Beauty from my wishlist! Complete with threads, fabric and beads!
I wonder if I can get to her next year during my Year of Mira. Thanks so much Kevin!

I also received a package from Belen (no blog). Funny thing about Belen is that she is from Spain but lives in France and found my English blog. I write to her in Spanish to try to use it and not lose it. I'm sure I make a ton of mistakes since writing in Spanish was never my forte but she seems to understand what I am saying and I learn new ways to phrase things. Sometimes...there is a lot of "how to you say ____ in spanish?" in my emails. I've gotten very rusty but I enjoy practicing with her. It's amazing how the internet brings people together.
Belen made me a necklace and send me a pattern for an embroidered V. Gracias Belen...me encanta!

*sigh* Time to head off to bed to be ready for Monday. Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Until next time...

20 comments:

mbroider said...

Lovely gifts dear Val!!

KarenV said...

Great gifts and nice progress on WMHB too! :)

Sadie said...

WMHB looks great :-) I would also leave the over 1 to the end too, but I do find that once I get into it, it's never as bad as I thought it would be.
Lovely gifts you received too.
Weekends seem to be getting shorter the older I get, maybe we should petition for a 3 day weekend x

Giovanna said...

Absolutely love your WMHB!

Christina said...

Oh my, Mirabilia's Sleeping Beauty...I have it in my stash, even bought the fabric and beads but I'm so intimidated every time I look at it! I'd love to see how you progress with it.

Carol said...

I'm amazed at your Cinderella gift, Val--how generous! And the necklace from Belen is such fun, too...

WMHB is one of my favorites--really have to try to stitch that one next year. Yours is looking lovely :)

Margaret said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend. Love your stitchy progress! Nice presents too! You're right -- the internet is pretty amazing.

Jackie said...

Like you, I tend to wish away my weeks so I can get to the weekend. I need to work on finding more fun times during the week. This weekend though, I managed to get sick right at the beginning of a long weekend. I hate being sick when I've taken a vacation day. Ugh!

Nice birthday gifts! I love your progress on WMHB. I think you'll better be able to decide on the over one once you've gotten a lot of the rest of the sampler completed. It makes sense to wait until the end.

staci said...

A very belated Happy Birthday to you Valerie! What sweet gifts to enjoy! Love your stitching progress, it's beautiful!

Natasha said...

Ohhhh was that you screaming Friday night. I thought I heard you over here LOL Yesterdays game sure was a nail bitter thanfully there were 3 errors made by the Braves. Fingers Crossed for a great game tonight :)

What great gifts, Love that necklace, it is very cute. I have tried having a talk with father time but he just ignores me LOL

Hope your week is stress free and fiels by Take Care :0)

Natasha said...

obviously I can not spell this morning. LOL

Andrea said...

Lovely gifts Valerie!
Your WMHB is looking good...one of my favorites!
Time sure is flying this year...it's been unreal! Wish it would slow down some!
xox

Dee said...

Cute gifts. Look like you have a good birthday.

Melanie said...

Those are great gifts!! Look at that yummy pile o' floss!

Julie said...

Beautiful gifts!

Hope your working week whizzes by for you

Barbara said...

The time does indeed fly by far, far too fast!!

Lovely stitching and gifts. The necklace is beautiful!!

Sally said...

Wonderful gifts Valerie. Lovely progress on WMHB.

Katrina said...

What fun gifts!!!! I love your WMHB and I don't blame you for putting the over one off, LOL.

Siobhan said...

Lovely gifts! Your WMHB looks great!

Lili said...

How beautiful!
I wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
And I'm delighted to discover yours. :)
I too have to practice my Spanish as I'm losing it...