Sunday, October 21, 2007


Here's my progress on this latest charity square. I'm trying to finish it by Mon. I'm having fun with this one! Next I'm going to stitch a Halloweeny piece and then start my square for the Charleston Firemen Quilt. I'm looking forward to doing that one! I have stitched 25 squares for charity in the last year. And it's been almost a year since I started this blog! I have really grown emotionally and shrunk physically!! lol I finally broke down and weighed yesterday, and I have lost -----DRUM ROLL ------- 43 pounds!! (since May) I'm really HAPPY, but I still have a long way to go!! But back to the charity squares - I'm going to take a break for a while, and stitch squares for any child instead of signing up for a particular child. The any child squares don't have a deadline. You just send them in when you're finished with them. I can't resist signing up for EVERY child and I sign up for too many and then don't have time to stitch anything else! I'm about to get burned out on the charity squares, and I don't want that to happen! I do them in memory of my son!

Now - some really great news - I won a drawing for a cs pressie on Pattern Nut's site. I don't know what it is - it's a surprise! That's so sweet of you, Pattern Nut, to have drawings for cs stuff! Thank you! Thank you!!! I have entered 3 drawings and won 2 of them! Maybe I ought to go to Vegas and try my luck!! lol I don't order things on the net, because I don't have a charge card. So it's really exciting to get something cross stitchy in the mail!!

After my horrible experience at that school last Mon., I was afraid to sub again. However, I took a job Thurs. and had a great day!! I even felt like going from the school to my mom's and spent the rest of the day (until 2:00 am) with her. We had our usual reminiscing fest and went out to Denny's for a Grand Slam. But when we got there, we realized we only had $13.00 between us. I know everyone thought we were nuts - trying to figure out if we had enough money to get coffee with our GSs. We didn't - so we drank water! lol We were laughing and cutting up trying to get the money figured out to pay the check and leave the waiter a tip! I'm sure everyone there thought we were mentally challenged!! lol But we're both very wacky (I got it from her) and we couldn't figure it out! When I was young, my mom would always embarrass us by doing wacky things like talking to mannequins! And I did the same to my children! Those memories of my mom's wackiness are my favorite memories now!! Lots of people take themselves too seriously!! DD and DS (when he was alive) loved to tell all their friends about their mom's wackiness! Like the time I was going through the drive-through at a Burger King and there was a trash can before you got to the ordering screen, and I told the trash can our order. I don't know what I was thinking! DS said, in a monotone. "You're talking to the trash can, Mom." It was so funny - I didn't mean to do that little wackiness, but it's a favorite family story to tell! Life's too short - be as wacky as you can!! And you'll spend most of your time laughing!!

Well, better go! I'm fixing French onion soup (a Weight Watchers' recipe) for lunch! Got to get it started!! Have a day full of happy (and wacky) moments, and may God bless you!


patternnuts said...

Sorry dearie as I have been very tied up as of late. I am doing laundry at the neighbors' houses and showering and such until the water is better.
But tell me, what is your favorite project so far that you have done????

Mary Ann said...

The baseball quilt square is looking great(you probably have it finished now)! And, congratulations on the weight loss--great job!!

Ranae said...

The quilt square is looking great.
Congratulaions on the weight loss, keep up the great work.

Crystal said...

Congratulations on all your charity squares! You inspire me to get busy cross stitching more. I have a baby quilt that I hope to finish by the end of the month.

Also, congratulations on your weight loss!