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August 27, 2015: Baked Goods & Guns

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Designer: Jane Henderson From: Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine #193 (Sept '14)
Working on Ronnie's Winchester. Clearly miscounted for the spacing. However where the point in the muzzle and the back of the stock stop, is luckily how for the piece is. 
Life Adventures today. Off to the city to finalize paper work for the apartment. *nervous*

August 24, 2015: Last Pattern Splurge

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This will be my last FUN IN THE MAIL cross stitch post for the year now that all my monies are tied up else where. Will be a good thing though so I can actually get on track (? Hopeful face).
Iced Tea to be stitched on Jazz. FYI if anyone is interested in buying Steeped Tea, let me know. I am a consultant.

Love the witches brew. I have a couple others & once they're done I might group them all together. This Wisdom will be stitched on Dill. I think it will be a Christmas gift but I'm not sure for whole yet.

Wonderful World came across as rustic enough for the cabin - so I may set it up for that later on next year.

Snapshot will be for the Camper. I'll remove the word June though. Stick shift is a requested piece for a teacher's EA. SHE requested it...haha, not that the kids think her wicked ;)

And another witchy stitch for me. For down in the laundry room.
These 2 bookmarks were inexpensive and I loved the prefab ribbon designs on them. Little flower holder girls are cute…

August 23, 2015: Spooky Tree Complete

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Tada. Done. 
This weeks goals will be to finish off Crumble & do a couple animal advent ornaments. I've printed off the patternsand have the colours needed for the floss picked out.
It's going to be a hectic week. I know there's something tomorrow but I can't recall what. Tuesday night is dance AGM. Wednesday I need to get a police chec done for the landlord of the apt I'll be renting for my eldest son. I still need to come up with enough money for the full 1st mths rent. I have the DD and part of the rent..... But I'm panicking a bit as I'm trying to come up with 2 mths worth of wages in a weeks time. 
FYI if you ever thought govt jobs pay lots - it's a farce. As a PM provided facility I have to pay rent & bills out of my own pocket. Once that is done, the amt left is $8 less then what min wage is here in Alberta. And w/ no benefits. 6 yrs and still no benefits.
Thursday i travel to the city; hand over the info sheets & give the dd to the landl…

August 22, 2015: Spooky Tree The End is Nigh

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Jack O'Lantren is coming along. I got the hat finished, and the right side w/stem all stitched in tonight. I didn't do more as I took the girls to Westlock for the AgFair. I picked up some threads while out to work on more of those Animal Advent ornaments though.
As you can see, The dark orange on the left side is where I started the other day. It's also where I lost count and haven't yet frogged out. That will be tomorrow's task. Then all that's left is the base.

As mentioned before, I used glow in the dark floss for the whites. So when the lights go out....muwahaha!


August 21,2015: world of Crumble

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I have found Man-Child an apartment. He's spent the last 8 months living on the street w/ his posse of miscreants. Of which he has slowly figured out will do him no good in the long run. I *really* hope this will be the turn around point for him. A place of his own will mean now he can find employment. He's looking into returning to school to finish off his grade 12 too.

Hubby's been sick for the last mth. He spent the last 12 days home - spreading his germs around and now we're sick too. It finally got to me last night. I won't lie. I'm a little bitter. The next few weeks are going to be busy for me and I sure as hell don't want to be sick for my birthday. Time to drown my nights in NyQuil produced freak show dreams. I've gone through 2 pots of tea today already and beside having an angry bladder - I'm still feeling more light headed and cold. Too bad I can't just wrap up in a blanket at work. I've only had a few customers today.

Tomorrow t…

August 20, 2015: Hobbit Menu Complete

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Sound the horns of the deep dwarfs! Gather round the tavern in the Shire!!! The Hobbit Menu has been finalized. Granted there's still the last bit of finding a frame and hanging it in the kitchen but for all important parts - the stitchery has been accomplished.



August 17, 2015: Moan Able Mondays

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Thankfully it's nice an sunny outside today. We spent the weekend camping w/ hubs friends and it rained the whole time. It was deeply chilled and depressing to not see the sun. Kids were miserable & the dogs weren't much better. The friends were testy too. The wife wa upset because she thought I deleted her from FB. I in turn thought it was she who did the list cleanse. Misunderstanding in the end - reestablished names on lists & were moving on. Hubs and pal relived their glory hockey days & early bar excursions....๐Ÿ˜‘
I left after a bit as the details of the stories tend to change and it's more BS then I can handle. So Hiding out in the camper I got a bit of stitching in on the Hobbit menu, until the skein I brought ran out & some of the Spooky Tree.


Customers are all in cranky moods today too. *le sigh* going to try and finish off the spooky tree. I've only got the jack o lantern & base left to go.

August 11, 2015: Scatter Brained

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Today was audit & performance review day @ work. Oi! (>~<) I don't know how well I'll do but I at least vented a bit and hopefully the message coming from a different person will have push as my words get lost on my boss. *sigh* now to just get customers to do the survey to give me points of positivity. All they have on file are complaints (from as far back as when I first took over the office 4 yrs ago). *I* know my customers are happy -mostly- but corporate doesn't & they're the ones keeping points and scores. 
So while my mind flitted about with all that & the frustration corporate scheduled an IT tech to come during my lunch hour (so I had to sit and wait for this guy to show up) only to have him not show in the end after all. Not even a call!  Positive work bit: they FINALLY!!!! Approved my new hire. Only 3 weeks later then I actually needed her to be approved *scowl* I was suppose to start her training on the 21st of July. We've already cancel…

July 23, 2015 - Chicken Fun-in-Mail

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I've pulled out the 3 Chickens piece and have been working on the 1st position hen. 3rd position hen still needs her back stitching and body white. Hen 2nd position needs her body white, so I'm waiting to do all 3 at the same time. 

We will be going camping this weekend. Our first time out this summer. I'll have to go into my WIPs drawer and find a couple smalls to put into the camper. 

FUN IN THE MAIL

Both my 123 Stitch and Etsy orders came in this morning. 
These leaflets were from a seller on Etsy. I have ideas for recepients. The iguana, I would do for my mom. Perhaps as a tribute piece for Big Guy. Her iguana who passed a few years back. The biblical piece might wind up as a church charity donation for their auction. Or I may forego the scripture altogether, stitch the couple & add a poem to the bottom. The Hummel children I thought looked like little native kids, with their rounded faces - which would make them a perfect pair to do for my sons birth mother - who just h…

August 9, 2015 - Edgar Allen Poe Ya'll

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๐ŸŽถ Flow like Poe: MC Lars ๐ŸŽถ
This will be my next start up. To be stitched on Barnwood Aida & I am swapping out the white for glow in the dark white floss.
Normally I don't include life connected photos, but someone pointed out it that by not doing so, makes these postings impersonal and boxy without heart. So I've added a few accentuating snapshots.  
It's been 2 weeks since the posting. I'll take it to mean I've actually been participating in this thing called summer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ weekends have been busy. This weekend we went to the movies: FYI "Vacation" is not a children's movie. It may have children shown in the trailers & may depict a family trip gone poorly, but it's all curse words and sexuality. I took our  15 yr old girls and they were disgusted and their consensus was "that was beyond so wrong" & "there isn't enough soap to wash that out of my eyes". I pity (& was angered by) the parents who took their young…