Oh my goodness....
have I missed you!!
The internet here at the hotel we are staying in has been on the fritz. Just when I think I am ready to do a blog post..kapoweee! NO INTERNET!! I think they finally have it fixed to where I don't have to worry about it going out mid post.
This has also meant that I have not been able to keep up with your blogs. It would take me almost forever to catch up again so I think I will be starting fresh from today. I'm so sorry if I missed something on your blogs and I will try to catch up.
I have lots of pictures (because I haven't been able to post in a while) so here goes....
We ordered Chinese delivery on our first night here and this was my fortune.....
Masterchief's fortune was something weird, as they usually are. I don't know if traveling south has brought me unexpected happiness or not. I wasn't unhappy to begin with.
I have been doing some stitching while sitting here in the hotel room during the day. I could take Masterchief to work and use the car but I'm still trying to scrape my chin up off the floor. You wouldn't believe how people drive here! No...I mean...REALLY. My friend I do NOT exaggerate! Not only do they whip in and out of traffic, cut you off, blow their horn when you get in their way,etc...but they are on their phone or texting while doing it! I will never understand why people get in such a hurry. I will also never understand why they text while driving. That scares me half to death.
Here are a few pictures of what I've been up to.....
I saw this one on a blog and knew right away I had to stitch it. I started on it right away and finished it just a day or so ago. I don't know how I will finish it. Instead of putting one of those diamond shapes in the very middle like the chart called for I put my initials in there.
I am very close to finishing Eliza Evans. I just have to finish the border. Her name and year were stitched over one and let me tell you, that was difficult!
I have also started Great Is Thy Faithfulness by My Big Toe Designs but don't have a picture of it handy right now.
I found one of the cross stitch shops some of you recommended and last Friday Masterchief drove me there after he got back from work. I didn't call first. It was Friday after all. What cross stitch shop isn't open on Friday, right? Wrong. We fought through this maddening Georgia traffic (even worse on a Friday afternoon) finally arriving where our navigator told us to go.
I was so excited! Masterchief stayed back by the car and took a picture of me heading for the store.
I stood by the door for this one.....
.....ready to open the door......but it wouldn't open! Then I saw that little sign that was taped up on the door saying they are not open on Friday's right now. Oh how frustrating! So we went back the next day and I enhanced my stash of threads quite a bit.
All of these are WDW threads except for three Belle Soie silks. I knew silks were more expensive but OH MY!! They are over $7 each!
The next day we went in search of WIP bags. I had purchased two of them while in TN at Target so we found two Target's here but couldn't find the bags. Finally someone suggested we visit The Container Store. I have never been to one of these before so I was skeptical at first but I found them and they were very reasonable.
I bought several of them so now I can have several WIP's in my basket!
We found the local mall here. It was mostly high-end stores. Way too expensive for my taste but I managed to find a couple things.
These are linen napkins but I think I will probably stitch something on them.
This hotel puts out a very nice breakfast every morning and also offers dinner three nights a week. Every morning I do my exercises either in the room (Leslie Sansone DVD's) or I go down to the fitness room and use the machines. Then I take some of this up to my room to enjoy....
I could get used to this!
We don't see buildings like this at home.....
They are so beautiful when the sun is shining on them and the sky is so blue.
Masterchief grabbed the camera while I was stitching on Eliza the other night. That over one on 40 count was making me cross eyed!
Here you see my recent addiction: almond M&M's.
Well I must get going. I think I will take a walk today. The weather here has been very nice but it is to be cooler this week. I don't think I have ever seen Azalea's in February before!
Thanks for visiting with me and I do hope to get caught up on my blog reading today!