Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day! What a weekend!

First of all, I would like to thank Susan and Wanda for the wonderful exchanges!  I meant to scan everything once I got my end out but, well, I never seem to get anything done on that wonderful "I Want To Do" list... Maybe next time one of you can send me a dirty dish so it can be cross-over onto the daily To Do list? :-D  Both exchanges were amazing and I can't thank either one of you enough.  Seeing your tatting made me think that maybe I am really doing this right!  THANK YOU!!!

Thursday, I received the print and cards that I won from Fishing and Wishing (click the button on the right and go check them out!  It's awesome!).  I'm in love with it all and can't wait to post pictures of what I received --I will tomorrow, I swear.  I hope. It's all gorgeous!!!

Friday was a BIG disappointment.  No mail!  There should be laws against me not getting mail on my birthday!

Then, Saturday came and I got a WONDERFUL surprise when I opened my parents' mailbox and found my threads from Roberta over at (work in progress)!!!  I was way too giddy over threads... or so say those that don't understand!  Then, I rushed home in time to get my package from!!!  Sure, I'm disappointed that my black solid wasn't in there, but I'll survive.  YAY me!!!  :-D  Such a wonderful day!

Of course, my other package (the one from LACIS with my rosewood needles) got close on the same day, but won't be here tomorrow due to Sunday and Labor Day.  Ugh.  Why can't we have the option to get mail everyday???  

So, that's all the really GREAT stuff that's happened... And Mom getting out of the hospital on the fourth, of course!  Right in time to join us for our barbecue!  :-D  

There's more to come and, yeah, I tatted another butterfly, but not much else --I started Queen of Hearts again, but I don't like the color combination, so I stopped that and then tatted another butterfly since I got the Size 15 and 16 crochet hooks that allowed me to FINALLY use my Czech 11/0 seed beads!  :-D  Picture to come.  

Well, that's me checking in.  Tomorrow should bring plenty o' pictures for everyone.  :-D  I'm also thinking of starting another blog so that this one can focus strictly on tatting and the other can be for all rambling of everything else... Just can't think of a name for it... Then again, I also want to give this one a new name...  Any thoughts?

-Stephanie Grace

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I did... WHAT?

The plan was to order threads... And, of course, I did!  I ordered hand-dyed from a very lovely woman and I cannot WAIT to tat with it (more on that when I get the thread) and then I ordered a few solids (not enough, in my world) and new needles...  So, yes, happy birthday to me...  But what did I do??  I couldn't resist... I ordered the Rosewood tatting needles from LACIS...  They were so pretty I couldn't help myself!!!  You KNOW what I mean!  :-P  Just hoping my card went through as Better Homes & Gardens didn't want to let me order Ozzy food with it.  :-P to them!  (Needles, threads, and turtle food for my birthday... I'm so special!!! LOL).  Yeah, yeah, it's not until the third, but, Hubby brought home the card from his grandmother --whom I need to call tomorrow and thank profusely!  

Now, if I had just been home to tat all day today, that would have been nice.  Instead, Mommy's "same day" surgery turned into an overnight stay.  Nothing major, she'll be home tomorrow --well, today, at this point, but me taking her meant getting up with Hubby at 6:15ish (and we can see how late I'm usually up) and then TRYING to nap, but had to get her to the hospital for 8, so that didn't happen.  Tried when I got back my parents' house and still no luck... I just can't sleep once I'm awake.  So, I waited around until she called at ten to one in the afternoon to give me the overnight news and update and then I went to the grocery store (I hate shopping) and then the pool store (I felt like an idiot; I haven't paid attention to or taken care of that pool in years!).  I was going to make meatballs and spaghetti for Daddy et al tonight, but Sis took him out for dinner, so I made the meatballs and will give him some to heat up tomorrow --errr... today.  

How and why I'm still awake, I have no clue.  I do know, though, that I need to get off my rear, make Hubby's sandwich for tomorrow and get some shut-eye!  Oh... but I wanted to figure out ordering beads... I guess that shall wait until tomorrow (otherwise Hubby isn't getting his sandwich which will mean him waking me up at that ungodly hour again to make it... Ever sliced a tomato half-asleep?  It's never fun! LOL).  

Well, that's all I have to say for now... and while my corny brain wanted to say "tat's all", that reminds me... I need to rename this blog.  Tomorrow... Err... today is another day, right?  Maybe I'll dream something up.

Oh!  And I didn't take the sewing machine...  grr... Glad I have this blog here to remind me of such things! LOL.  Must get sewing machine....  Or, no, I guess not yet... not until I get the new threads, one of which I'm hoping will match the bandanna coloring so I can do an edging eventually for it...

{i}ENOUGH, Stephanie Grace!  GO TO SLEEP!!!{/i}

Yeah... You're right.  Sweet dreams, all!  :-*

-Stephanie Grace