Monday, March 10, 2008

Another Monday

It's Monday again, and that means back to work. Monday is laundry day around here. I resent laundry day. I spend the whole afternoon moving loads from washer to dryer, dryer to basket, basket to hangers, hangers to closet. And at the end of it all, whatever I'm wearing ends up in the laundry! It just isn't right.

We did have an amazing get-away this weekend though! It was by far the nicest place I've ever stayed - separate kitchen and living room, three fireplaces, king-size bed, jacuzzi tub, hot tub on the deck overlooking the river, steam shower, two flat-screen tv's, the list goes on... Two nights there felt like a week, it was that relaxing! We went to the antique stores, a darling little chocolate shop, and a wonderful winery Friday afternoon. We had an amazing lunch at the winery and then we went back to our room to spend the rest of the day in quiet solitude. It was such a treat (even if we woke up to a flat tire Friday morning).

I didn't get any stitching accomplished during our trip and it caused some withdraw. When we got back Saturday I placed an order for some new goodies online at eHandcrafts. I don't need them. I already have 3 charts I am not yet prepared to start (although to be fair part of my order was for the specialty threads I need for 2 of those charts). Is it reasonable to have more projects I'm not ready to start? How does one rationalize this? I just couldn't help myself. Stitching is quickly becoming something of an addiction for me and being away from it for 2 days caused me to act out.

Yesterday I quickly stitched up just the bird from the Lovebird freebie I finished last week. I enjoyed that design so much that I decided the bird was an appropriate piece to do as a little gift tag for a baby shower gift. So I did that and I will finish it off as a little pillow ornament with baby's name and a "to" and "from" on the back in place of a tag for the gift. I will post pictures when I finish that (assuming it is suitable to show others).

And finally, I got tagged by Teri! I am so flattered that she thought of little old me. I am going to make a separate entry for that. I need to look around and find some good blogs to tag that haven't already been tagged. But I was so excited that she tagged me!


Novice Stitcher said...

Your whirlwind trip sounds wonderful! And I'll bet Cuddlebug did just fine while Mommy and Daddy were away. What new stash did you get? I'm looking forward to reading your tag entry.

Janet said...

Glad you enjoyed your wonderful "weekend" away (next time sneak your stitching in!).

Love the gift tag idea, please post photos when it's done.

Kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Welcome to the cross stitch world. If you ever need any help, feel free to ask.

If DH takes iPhone, then stitching should go too.

Jacque said...

I'm laughing as I read your comment about having more charts than you have started....welcome to stitching! : )

Your mini-vacation sounds devine..I'm envious! As for the should have taken stitching!

Katrina said...

I LOL when I read this, I seriously have literally hundreds of charts and a lot of what I need to stitch them. Collecting projects is a whole separate hobby :-).