Sunday, June 16, 2013

Walking progress

Didn't post anything Wednesday. Mostly today I sat with hubs and watched Doctor Who while he brewed beer. Went out for a walk and it started to drizzle so had to come back before making 2 miles. I know the challenge was a mile per day but since I started late I had to get at least 1.3 and I missed a few days to rain. So far I have 14.6 miles. I've got 24.4 miles to go and there's 18 days to the 4th of July! (arg thought I had caught up and then checked 39 miles so not caught up yet.) I'll need another walking challenge after that or something to keep me motivated. And keep me away from chocolate and Dr Pepper!

I haven't crafted much. I need to do things as gifts so I can clear out my stash. Hubs is looking to move and we'll need to start packing things up and I need to get this room clean if its going to sell.

And yes I still need to work on getting the book marks out! I was trimming one in green and then I don't have the green and one is half done. The other I just need to back and mail off to Emily.

I did get books for my library's Summer Reading program and all signed up. I read a Graphic Novel of Macbeth the other night. It was OK. It was meant for getting kids interested so unlike the Merchant of Venice it didn't keep the original words and translated and had * for some other words. I guess you can understand the plot and what's going on better within the story but it lacks the elegance.

The other one I got was on Sherlock Holmes and forensics. I had gotten the Great Illustrated Works before and didn't really get to look at it. I hadn't realized I hadn't read so many of the Holmes stories. I'm enjoying reading this, it's a good nonfiction on how Doyle created the character of Holmes and it goes into detail about each of the characters. Right now I'm on a section of how fingerprinting, foot prints and there was another method that went out of fashion of taking measurements. I remember reading that bit but I didn't know what it was on about in the stories and I never went looking. The only bad thing about all this is wanting to watch Sherlock or the Jeremy Brett series and no longer having Netflix to watch it on.

My other book that I checked out was another non-fiction from the LGBT Pride Month display. I can't remember the title right off, it's a memoir of a woman who's husband is transgender. Which reminds me there was a good one I read a while back Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank. It was very informative on how the term came, the history behind it and some very personal stories of her life.

The book that is still sitting in my room that I got from Target last week is Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend a novel by Matthew Dicks. Haven't started it yet but it's told from the view point of the imaginary friend of a child on the autism spectrum. It sounded like a good read and I love anything with imaginary friends to remind me that I wasn't the only one who had them and had to tell teachers to save seats for them.

Maybe Wednesday I'll have some craftings to post. I hope everyone had a good weekend and a Happy Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I need another Wednesday theme

I need to do something else to get me to post on Wednesdays so my blog gets something on it!

Today is my 9th Anniversary. Hubs got the day off and is currently making cookies. I'll get dressed up and we'll drive around for a bit and spend the day together.

I was perusing my blog list and Blissfully Stitching posted about a walking challenge she was doing.
Summer Walk Challenge Button
I decided to join though I'll have to catch up on a few miles. As its raining today I may have to wait a bit.

I applied for a new job that will require me to be more active and lift stuff so I went back to the gym to do arm exercises yesterday. Yeah muscles missed that :p Its hard when it's still light when I get out of work to not just go for a walk but lately I've been getting home and not going back out on the bike or walking.

I need to get busy stitching the new Summer Reading Program started at the library and I don't have all my bookmarks done! I did too many bookmark prizes at once and they weren't as quick as I thought. Also, had some love quilt squares that needed turn in.

Well that's enough random thoughts. Everyone have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Birthday Time!

Week 6 May 15th Birthday
Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to Me! Haappyyyyyy Biiiiiirthday to MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Ok that’s enough. It’s my party and I can cry if I want to. The wonderful challenges are now over though you do have some time to finish them off. Thanks to everyone who commented, participated or tried their hand at a project or photo. Let’s hope I remember to take photos today so I have some pictures to scrap!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Week 5 May 8th It’s almost my Birthday! One more week! Besides my Birthday my favorite holiday is Halloween. I also love bunnies. I found this cute card over at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC called Harvest Festival by Debbie Littledeer. It combines Halloween and Bunnies! People who know me from crafting and some past crafty boards my friend Janelle/Tallulah would do a puzzle swap and one year I requested Mardi Gras Bunnies. I killed them with my requests but they nailed it! I know you will nail this challenge too!

Scrappers – Scrapbook a birthday or any holiday, other than Easter, with a prominent bunny somewhere on your new as of today: LO, Card, mixed media or altered item, Oh look bunny decoupage! Remember the bunny must be going to a non-Easter related holiday!
Also, go to Flying Unicorn to play with the Glitter Challenge and Colorful Creations is having a sketch a thon and they served as a jumping off point for my LO tonight.

Stitchers – Well kinda obvious but stitch a bunny! I suppose you may be limited to whatever bunny you have on hand but if at all possible switch out some colors to make it more Halloween, 4th of July, Christmas. Oh wait I’m not crazy! Plum Street Samplers likes combining things like I do! So they’re hares not bunnies, they’re related!
Hare’s Autumn
Hare's Halloween Ohh on my wish list now!
OH and I checked the freebies! Hare’s flying on a broomstick.
I swear one day my house will just be decorated in Halloween Cross-stitch because I will never want to take them down.

Photos- a bunny if you can get it! Or holiday garb with bunny ears ;)
All items new as of today, you will have a month to post your completed project or stitchy project progress with photos of what the item will be when it’s finished!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

National Scrapbook Day and Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Over at Flying Unicorn they had a NSD weekend and I just got this done a half hour before it had to be up.

I received stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps today in Doctor Who themed plate 925
My box was a Toffee box from Nashville Toffee company that I've had for about a year since I got it for my birthday. I managed to paint it blue by sanding and first covering with some white Picket Fence Tim Holtz daubers and then Matisse Ultra Marine when that dried. I didn't have a very dark blue card stock but I managed to cover the box and then covered the box with tissue tape. I liked the look of the black lace though so it covered up most of it! The black lace came from a Tally Scrappers kit. One thing I can't get the hang of on layers is the covering up bits! So I stamped the Weeping Liberty and Don't Blink in Colorbox blue (petal set not sure on the color) The PP is Basic Grey Periphery and I inked that in Iced Spruce distress (words and liberty also inked in faded blue jeans) I used some Tim Holts light bulbs that I picked up from Tuesday Morning for $1.99! Some black pop dots stacked up adhered liberty but I'm still waiting on the epoxy to set for the big light bulb so I couldn't put it on edge to take a better photo.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Birthday Bash Week 4

No I didn't forget, not really. I just hadn't made a page! So finally did one today.

Week 4 It’s May 1st and we’re in my Birthday Month.
Scrappers –
Use the sketch

Monochrome is the theme: yellow, purple or green. You can have a bit of neutral color like white, black, kraft/tan but most of the LO, card, altered item should be one of the three color choices.

Have a pocket or hidden journaling or a project that opens and reveals something else.
Stitchers - Over at It’s Geek to Me the Theme-a-lisous is monochrome. So stitchers may have a project they may have been picked out but, stitch a monochrome project in one of my three favorite colors: yellow, purple or green. Just for me to see on your blog :)
Photos – you guessed it something in one of my favorite colors: yellow, purple or green. I’ll take a photo altered in that hue or if you find an Iris to shoot that’ll be a bonus :)
Again projects new as of today and you have a month to post your completed project or project progress if you’re stitching (remember the pic of what it will look like)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Birthday Bash Week 3

3-April 24st
Kermit Flail is one of my pinterest boards that I post things that make me want to throw my hands up like Kermit and go Wheee!
Yeah like that.
I understand we may all not be like me and Heather, from It’s Geek to Me, but there is something that makes you happy, that you obsess a little bit over, that you get people that roll their eyes when you mention it for the millionth time…in the same conversation ;) what is that thing you go all Kermit for?
Scrappers – scrapbook that thing you love or your kids, or pet, or significant other loves and geeks out over and thinks is just awesome! While everyone else smiles and nods. Your challenge though (yeah you though the geek part was the challenge) is to use that paper hoard. You know that paper, that special paper that you’re waiting for the right project, that you just had to have, and now it’s 3 or more CHA’s and you haven’t used it yet. Showcase that paper on your project! Be it LO, canvas, card or altered project.

Ok here's mine I finished it yesterday but I wanted to be sure. I used my Basic Grey Scarlett's letter paper that I just had to have when it first came out then, didn't use it for like a year until it was at HL and I could replace it. I liked this photo because it's all the Doctors and it had Party for my Birthday Theme. The journaling is about finding it and enjoying the episodes after first only ever to catch the Adipose episode. Then I saw it was all on Netflix! Still watching all the Classics from the library.
Stitchers – there’s a ton of geeky cross-stitch projects out there but if you don’t want to stitch it or have anyone to geek stitch for then find that company/designer that you wait patiently every Friday on Hofmandis to see if they’ve posted a new pattern. Lizzie Kate’s get your flip its kitted, Teresa Wentzler’s blend those threads, ohh free pattern!, HAED have fun with the confetti! Hey it is my birthday bash after all! (clicking on the names should take you to free patterns that I found while searching.
Photos- that thing that makes you Kermit Flail!
Again projects new as of today and you have a month to post your completed project or project progress if you’re stitching (remember the pic of what it will look like) It would be nice too to have a little bit about what it is that makes you Kermit Flail too 

I'll edit later with my page. Since Mr. Linky only allows one linky if you do participate just comment :)