Monday, October 26, 2009

A couple of great giveaways!

Check out Jolene's blog for a pretty awesome giveaway. I love it!

Check out Kathy's blog. I love her blog and her "little man" is so adorable I just want to take him home with me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Finally some pics

Sisters Unite designed by Oakhaven Designs

Almost done with this Little House Needleworks design

Another cute Oakhaven Halloween design

Yet another

I love this one, and yes, it's an Oakhaven Design

I finished this one but can't seem to find the finished picture. This was supposed to be for my Halloween SAL but I finished it so fast I have to start another one. lol

I have to say a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who stopped by and commented on my last post. I have gotten (well almost) over the picture debacle and have fixed the Stitching for a Cure ornament mess. Thankfully, Donna is such a lovely person she said to just send them and if she can get them on the tree she will. If she can't, then she'll just auction them off individually. Whew! that was a big relief!! I have to say once I got the receipt from the postal clerk I felt like a ten ton weight had just lifted from my shoulders. Now, if I could just fix the picture issue that easily!!! I think if I take my computer to someone they could probably find them somewhere still sitting on it or I'd like to think so at least. lol

Friday, October 16, 2009

I am a total flipping Idiot!!!!!

I can't believe how incredibly STUPID I am!!!!!!!! Here is where I have to tell you how badly I've neglected my stitching corner. I haven't touched it other than to throw more patterns and projects on the pile. Last night, I decided I couldn't stand to look at that mess any more and started going through the massive mess. Horrors!!! What did I discover???!!! My package of finishes for Donna's Stitching for a Cure tree was still sitting there waiting to be mailed to her. I must have moaned or whimpered because DH asked me what on earth was the matter. This week has been a pretty crappy week when it comes to my stupidity. This was the second stupid thing I discovered I did or in this case, didn't do at all. I now get to do the crawl of shame to let Donna know how totally mortified I am for my own stupidity.

What else could I possibly have done to top this you ask? Well, lets see, hmmmm. Our computer has been slower than normal, couple that with the fact that I knew I had to download/upload a computer program from the data entry company that I will be doing subcontract work for soon. I decided to remove all my cross stitch patterns and pictures from the computer and put them on one of my flash drives. I thought I knew what was on the flash drive so I formatted it without checking it first. I then copied all files to the drive and deleted them from the computer. After I did this I checked the amount of room left on the drive and was a little concerned as I had a lot (a ton actually) of extra free space left. This wouldn't have been the case if I had actually used the right flash drive. I spoke to my DH and asked if he had saved anything to a flash. No, thankfully, he hadn't. Yes, you would think I should have asked him this before I formatted the stupid drive.

A couple of months ago, we received some much needed software so I could work with Logan on his speech and other therapies at home. We had an older computer that wasn't being used so I set that up for him. At that time, I removed all our family pictures and put them on a flash drive and deleted everything else from that computer. Do you see where I'm going with this yet??? When the truth hit me, I thought I was going to be physcially sick. Most of those pictures, gone, wiped out, never to be seen again. I do, thankfully, have some that we had printed out but the majority are completely gone. Add this stupidity to what I discovered last night and I think you can get the picture of how totally miserable I feel right now.

I do have some progress pics of all the stitching I have done lately but I think you can understand why I'd rather not touch any picture at this particular time. I will get back on here sometime this weekend and post them. Right now, I have to e-mail Donna and try to explain my stupidity.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A quick update....

to let you know that I've actually been stitching. I will get some pics this week sometime just not today. Mondays are not the best days in this house and today seems to be worse than the norm for some reason. I've done more running around than normal today and I can feel it. I had to run some errands this morning before making my way back home after dropping off the last child at school. By the time I got back home it was around 10:00 and I had the worst headache. No problem, throw on a small pot of java and that should take care of it. It was then I realized I hadn't eaten breakfast yet. Duh! I did eat and enjoyed a nice hot cup of coffee but it's not doing the trick.

It's now almost 4:00 and this headache will not let go. I'm hoping now that Logan and the two little ones are home I can sit and relax until Marie gets home. I think I'll do up another small pot of coffee and sit with my feet up. Maybe a little rest and some more food will kill this bugger once and for all. lol I will get the camera out of the bag and take some pictures of my stitching from this past week tomorrow. Logan will have to stay home as he came home at 3:00 with a temp and they have a rule that children have to be without a temp for 24 hours before they can come back. He seems fine to me; running around like normal so who knows what it was but I don't mind not fighting him in the morning to get on the bus. It will be fun getting him in and out of the van while taking Katie and Ryan but hey, I'm not even going to think about that right now. lol

Happy Monday and I will be back with pics tomorrow.