Monday, September 26, 2011

No Stitching but some cute kids

My mother was in town this week and flew back yesterday.  We had a lot of fun.  I took 2 days off so I had 3 1/2 days to spend with her.  Still not stitching but I've started a new project, scanning in my photos that I took with my old 35 mm camera and digitizing them. 

We discovered that the girls LOVE going to walks in the stroller.  We couldn't do it for most of this summer because it's too hot to do anything much outside.  But now that it's cooled off to the 80s, things like that are possible.

So, here is Zoé making Snickerdoodle cookies with Grandma.  She liked taking the dough and putting it in the cinnamon sugar.  Apparently, she also decided not to wait on baking the cookies and just ate the dough ball.  Then, she refused to eat a baked cookie.

We went to this park in Gainesville that has a large playground, a kid-sized train and a small zoo.  And Zoé had her first ride on a playground swing.

Then Grandma took us all out for ice cream and Adèle had her first taste. I think she's a fan.

Zoé has also become quite the colorer.  We ordered some Crayola Jumbo Crayons off Amazon (because surprisingly, they're not sold in stores, we've looked everywhere.  They only have large).  So, she takes on in each hand and goes to town.  She's pretty good about not coloring the table.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


So, I have been having some problems with the new phone I got just under a month ago.  The audio on the handset speaker was awful.  So, I got an exchange and....the audio was just fine but instead of coming out the handset speaker you put up to your ear, it came out the speakerphone instead!  Whoever put the phone together put it together backwards!  So, I got a 3rd phone today and am happy to report that it is working just fine.

The bad news is I've been having some wrist pains for the last few weeks and I went to the doctor and it's the beginnings of carpal tunnel.  He was very optimistic and said I probably would only need therapy if the stretches don't make it better.  I'm also going to be taking an anti-inflammatory.  Hopefully it gets better.  It's been interfering with my stitching and has brought it to a halt!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Been on a bit of a hiatus. Having some wrist pains and my mother is coming to visit in a week so we've been preparing.

Monday, September 5, 2011


I had to find a good present for my brother-in-law for Christmas.  So, I settled on this.  Just have to order the 25 count mushroom lugana.

To answer the question, yes it is cross stitch but the majority of the piece is blackwork.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Bed

Zoé climbed out of her crib yesterday when I was at work.  Took the new ornaments I had just stitched and put them in the toilet (fortunately, doesn't know how to flush).  My DH washed them so hopefully they are okay. 

We made it through the night okay with her in the crib but today we converted it to a toddler bed.  Glad that we paid the extra money when we bought the bed originally to get the convertible bed that comes withsds l;.,.......,  jmj jo;klm, /rails

I see Zoé was using my computer while I was making a bottle for Adèle....

Our house is childproofed for electric but we never did the kitchen cabinets because she's never in there unattended but since she ran around the house yesterday, we'll now have to keep all the doors closed and put the gate up at her room door.  Thank goodness we moved to a one story

Thursday, September 1, 2011

From Now Until the End of the Year

First of all, somehow the meaning of the ellipsis (...) got changed.  I thought it meant that I was trailing off but apparently my stepson has informed my husband that it means "I don't care."  I guess I won't be using it anymore lest I seem apathetic. 

It's September 1st.  Which means my Mother comes in about 20 days which means we have some massive cleaning to do .  Not that we have a train wreck of a house but it's hard to keep things clean with a teenager and 2 under 2.

It also means that I have September, October, November and part of December to think about Christmas presents. 


Hopefully the meaning of that hasn't changed.

I think I have found a few things I can give to my husband for Christmas.  I think I have also found something for my brother-in-law and my mother and father-in-law but I'm not sure just yet.  I'm sure my stepdaughter will want clothes like any teenager.

At some point I've probably mentioned that I like frogs.  My husband cleaned the bathroom today and put all my froggy stuff out:

Yes, the shower curtain is all frogs, even the shower curtain hooks

The night light is a frog, the license plate is from my Dad and the frog on top is a tile that had the picture of the frog imprinted on it somehow.

Those lights in the top picture are indeed frogs

Frog soap dispenser

And last but not least, a frog bath mat