Apr 23, 2010

Yippee! I stitched!

Well, I managed to stitch a bit on Wednesday while looking after my "feeling poorly" dog who stopped feeling poorly about mid-afternoon and returned to her usual ADHD self.  Yippee skippy!  Here she is with the Purple Puppy that her "Auntie" Gloria gave her.  (Pardon the glowing demon eyes - my photo software will fix the dreaded red eye, but not glowing demon eyes.)

Unfortunately, as I ran errands most of yesterday, I only had a one-day stitching streak.  Oh well.  This afternoon looks good for a bit of stitching.
This weekend, DH and I are heading out with some friends to Houston.  The guys will be attending a gun show, and Georgia and I will be hitting a few quilt shops and 3 Stitches, a cross stitch shop.  As I've said before, I'm not a quilter and have no desire to be one, but I love looking at quilts and fabrics.  I think I'm a closet fabric junky. 
There are a lot of things I enjoy looking at and appreciating the craftsmanship and creativity that went into them, but I don't have to possess them to fully enjoy them.

For instance, I enjoy looking at jewelry, although almost all of what I look at, I'd never wear.  I enjoy looking at "cottage style" interior decorating, although I'd never in a million years decorate my own house like that.  I enjoy seeing elaborate flower gardens, but I'm not a manic gardener, so my own home will never have one.  Quilts, on the other hand, I think I could go nuts with if I had the space and bucks.  I've fantasized about having a different quilt for our bed for every day of the year.  Yeah.  Like that's going to happen. 

I picked up some new adolescent paperback novels at Sam's the other day to read - the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.  I'd classify them as modern-times science fiction.  They were a fun read - a little heavy on the global warming agenda, but in a palatable way.  The author definitely has a handle on the fourteen-year-old mindset of the main character.  I'm glad I'm not fourteen anymore!

And I'm nearly done with my PC to Mac conversion; I had to order some additional software.  I'll regale y'all with the entire tale at a later date.


Mary said...


I was just thinking today if you'd gotten the Mac yet. So, how do you like it besides the software issue?

As for Emma, the demon eyes prove that she's back to ADHD poster child...lol.

Like you, I love looking at quilts and fabrics. I just don't have the time or inclination to make one. Besides, my Mom makes me quilted stuff...bwhahahaha.


Gloria said...

I'm happy that Emma is feeling well enough to be the ADHD poster child again. Glad to see that she still enjoys her toy.

I would love to be able to go to the quilt show. I love quilts. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Cindy F. said...

Yay!! Emma's back to her young little self:) So happy to hear that!
Why isn't she surrounded by toys??!! She should have gotten a new toy for every day she was sickly:( BAD MOMMA!!...lol...
I LOVE quilts too...with a passion! Very expensive to make or buy!