Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

(A little chuckle courtesy of Bizarro.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Wind Doth Blow

A good day to stay inside, dontcha think? Hope everyone who is under this gusty mess is safe!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweet Victory!

ALCS Champs!
World Series Bound!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baseball and Boxes

He says he didn't touch Nelson Cruz's glove.
He says he didn't reach over the wall.

He also denies making obscene gestures towards Cruz afterwards but I won't post that picture.

Rangers went on to wallop the Yankees, 10-3, but I'm still livid about this call and will probably need a Valium to get through today's game. We lead the series, 3-1, so this could potentially be the last game and Texas will be heading to the World Series.

So my life has been taken over by baseball and boxes since we unloaded the big truck last week. Every day I unpack more stuff and find that I've grossly overestimated the size of this house. I also underestimated the size of my furniture and my armoire now sits outside my bedroom instead of inside where its supposed to be. There's no room for my desk and we can't sit at the dining room table to eat because the china cabinet is in the way. We've managed to redefine 'cozy'.

I haven't picked up any stitching since we've been back unless you count pawing through boxes of stash I haven't seen in over a year. It's quite a distraction when I should be doing more productive things. Like looking for the silverware. And hangers. And something to drink out of other than a coffee mug.

Eventually I will have everything sorted through and things will get back to normal, or as close to normal as we can muster in this household. In the meantime I'll keep tearing open boxes and unwrapping the contents like it's Christmas and shouting things like "Woohoo! A stapler!"

Have a great day, y'all, and LET'S GO RANGERS!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Hero

Cliff Lee pitched a great game tonight, leading the Rangers to a 5-1 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays! This is the first playoff series victory in the history of the franchise! What an exciting night!

Saturday, October 09, 2010


Gonna be out of pocket for several days. Heading down south to visit my brother and then it'll be time for The Big Move! Woohoo!

Watching the Texas Rangers right now with fingers and toes crossed. All they need is one more win against Tampa Bay and they'll be heading to the American League Championship Series! Woohoo again!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Happy Dancing on a Pumpkin

Perched on a Pumpkin
Blue Ribbon Designs
Stitched with DMC on 36-count Summer Khaki linen

I finished the border the other night while watching The Shawshank Redemption (which is easily one of my top ten favorite movies), so this guy now resides in the Fuppie Box. I'll have my sewing machine back in my possession in a couple of weeks so I'm hoping to get a couple of projects finished finished before Halloween.

I've had the Halloween stocking booklet from Blackbird Designs in my stash for a while so I think it's about time to pick one to stitch. I've looked through it a few times already and out of the 13 designs there's probably 12 I want to do. Suffice to say, it's going to be a hard choice!

House projects continue. We got the shelves cut and installed in the bathroom. At last! That was one of those projects which kept getting put off so it feels really good to finally have it done. All it lacks now is some trim work and that room will be complete. Oh, and a toilet paper holder that I like and is what I would call 'reasonably priced'. It's really hard to justify spending $21 for this particular item.

Here they are in all their glory:

And this is what lurks behind the wall:

We built this little cubby so we could conveniently pull electric lines and duct work to the second floor. The only heat up there was from it rising through grates in the floor which apparently was how it was done back in the day. I'm sure it kept it acceptably warm for most people but I can just imagine how hard it would be to crawl out from under the covers on cold mornings. This Southerner likes it warm and cozy so when we replaced the furnace we went ahead and installed duct work and vents upstairs. (And that, dear readers, is a horror story for another day!)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy Monday!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Bordering on a Finish

Been plugging away on Perched on a Pumpkin whenever I have a spare minute or two. I waffled back and forth with the one thread/two threads dilemna before finally deciding to go with two. It got a little crowded in places but I think it works well on this particular piece. Anyhoosie, all I have left is the border and this one can go in the win column! Woohoo!