Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Stash in the Mail

This is what I won on Maryann's blog! I haven't gotten anything cross stitchy in the mail in years! Long ago, I ordered 3 kits from The Stitchery catalog: a baseball collage for my son, a ballerina for my daughter, and an antigue store for me. I started the baseball piece, but never finished it (one of my UFOs), and the other 2 have never been opened! DS's room had a sports theme, complete with sports equipment stenciled around the top of the walls. (I did a lot of stenciling in my house - I still love what I did!) DD's room had a ballerina theme - ballet shoes stenciled around the top of the walls. DS's room is still sports-themed, so I quess I could finish that piece and put it in his room, but DD and DD's Dad don't want any changes to his room. DD's room has been painted purple (even covered my beautiful stenciling! Does she realise how much work that was!!?) and DD has long passed the ballerina stage! Anyway, maybe I'll do those for grandchildren someday! I still plan to do the antique store. But back to my spring sampler, it came with Crescent Colour threads. I've never stitched with these threads; so I can't wait to stitch this! Again, thank you, Maryann!

The picture above shows my progress on Patchwork Garden. I'm really enjoying this! I don't have all the colors I need. I'm going to do my weekly shopping in a few minutes and will pick up what I need. I'm going to have to put this aside for a while and work on the guardian angel.
DD's Dad and I had our first "disagreement" since he has been here. DD was in one of her moods yesterday (she said she was PMSing - her excuse for any bad behavior on her part!). She didn't want anything we had at the house for lunch. She wanted me to order subs from Wedgys. We are very tight on money right now!! I told her we were not ordering anything until I start subbing again. She pitched a temper tantrum (yes, she's 18, but acts like she's 3!). Her dad and I were both saying, "No!" Then her dad gives in and says, "How about something from Taco Bell or McDonalds?" I couldn't believe it! I told him we shouldn't give in to her when she pitches fits! He went ahead and got her a hamburger and fries! I was furious!! When he got back, he knew I was mad! He wouldn't look at me and quickly went outside and piddled around. I gave him the silent treatment the rest of the day! I plan to have a "discussion" with him today about what happened. By supper time, we were talking again, just not about what happened. DD has to learn that she can't pitch fits to get what she wants!
Well, better go and get ready to do my weekly marathon shopping! Today is DD's Dad's birthday. We're going out for Chinese food tonight. It will be our monthly eating out! Eating out on birthdays is a family tradition! Have a day full of happy moments and may God bless you!


Itching To Stitch said...

Great start to Patchwork Garden.

Sorry about the tension in your house, been there, done that, don't want to go back ;)

Lucy said...

Gotta love those teenagers...mine is 20 and ALWAYS complains there is nothing worth eating in the house...then he goes off and buys those $ .25 ramen noodles...go figure!! (August 26 he is back to college....the countdown begins!)