Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I hate computers!

My computer has been down the last 4 days or so. Due to "someone" downloading patches for types of programs we don't have. The back up comp sucked so I couldn't access the internet all that well. Now it's just a case of DH putting the "old stuff" back into current which should take him about a week!

Anywho, updates for any of my cross-stitch projects will be slow in appearing. I've been feeling a little ick lately and don't feel much like working on my larger projects. Though the good news is that I'm finishing up on Shiny&Bright. All I have left is a bit of backstitching. Also I've done a little on Guard this Keep. As soon as DH gets the computer a bit more up and running I'll post some photos.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

inner hair colour

Your Hair Should Be Red

Passionate, fiery, and sassy.
You're a total smart aleck who's got the biggest personality around.

who'd've thunk it! My inner hair colour is actually what i do dye my hair.

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Wishing all a very Happy Thanksgiving. And if you're in the Maine area, becareful out there, it's pretty nasty! Take care all!

Thanksgiving was hectic, but also reality slapped me a good hard blow. DH and I went out with MIL to pick up my mother, sister and Gram to bring them to a resturant for T-day meal. Gran is losing her battle with alzheimers and of course she's nothing like the woman who raised my sister and I while mom had to work to make ends meet. She doesn't really talk anymore though she does still laugh. It was very hard to see a woman I knew as strong reduced to such a state. She's gone down hill very rapidly this past year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned
his tail and fled!

What Monty Python Character are you?
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got this from Carol.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Paul Revere and The Raiders Weekend

Lavender and Lace's Celtic Winter to complete the set of patterns, Heaven and Earth's Designs Ivy, Threaded Treasures Our Grand Old Flag and Chantelaine's Water Garden. He told me at least I got more charts to cross of my list even if all they do is sit in the bottom of the deacon's bench. We also stopped off at the Vietnam memorial just off the exit in Sharon, VT, took some photos, and are starting to plan with out Rolling Thunder chapter to do a run up there this summer to place a wreath in memorial. The hotel was gorgeous! Much better than the one I work in. (I get employee discount if I stay in a sister hotel) But of course the set-up is totally differant, we don't have half the space they do. I believe that the resturant attached to it was called Trader Dukes. A lovely decore of logging cabin. Food was excelllant! Never thought of putting a maple glace and granny apple slices on chicken. Home cooking Vermont style I guessBoy! Has this vacation been busy, I'm going to need another week off just to get over this one! Since my last post was Thursday, I guess I'll start there.....My husband decided to pickup tickets to the mid-night showing of Harry Potter: And the Goblet of Fire....I'd been a bit worried about it since IMO I didn't like the last one though I love the book. I think they did fine and of course had to look out for the bits that Matthew Lewis told us all about last weekend at the convention. Only got about 5 hours sleep before we had to get up to finish packing for Vermont and New Hampshire. (I'm notorious for leaving things to the last moment.) I'll let you know now that though I love to see new places and all, I'm not too keen on the getting there part. But DH had a surprise for me, we stopped over in Grantham, and to a little cross-stitch shop call ABC Stitch Therapy. It was larger than I thought it would be. I had fun looking around with DH, even answering which patterns I didn't have by some of the designers he knew I liked. Next thing I know I have a belated Birthday presant. He picked up Mirabilia's Deepest Love, Waiting for Ships, The Queen Mermaid, Lady of the Flag and Mermaids of the Deep Blue. Also he got me. While waiting for the 3pm show, we looked around in the Christmas Tree shop, and found that they had the utility/microwave stand that we'd been looking for and was out of here in our own city, so had to get that. Later we also found a DVD that DH had been looking for and couldn't find here in Maine. The Memorial Auditorium was in the downtown area, near an outside mall. Had supper at Ri-Ra's, mostly to compare the one in our oldport. Got lucky enough to get front row seats even though we didn't get there when the doors opened.(general admission, no assigned seats) Brandon Giles was alright for the rockabilly/rock/blues. (sorry, but there was nothing really to see when he played and after seeing him four times it got old real fast) If you've never been to a Paul Revere and The Raiders concert before, it's hard to describe. It's part concert, part comedic routine and part ad-lib. You never know what's going to come out of Uncle Paul's mouth at a concert and it's even more so when there's been an mistake or something caught his fancy or just a plain ol' senior moment. (what do you expect from someone who's going to be 68 in January) I just wish I had half their energy on stage now let alone when I get between 40 and 68! While waiting for the next show we went down to a Celtic pub (Finnegan's) While waiting for our drinks, members from the VT chapter of Rolling thunder walked in, did the typical jokes about being followed and the restraining order being violated. Second show same as first except for a change in some songs/jokes for Paul and that he tripped over the cord and unplugged his keyboard. Plugged it back in, still didn't work, had to spend the rest of the evening making the sounds for the jokes instead of hitting a button. Not everyone was able to come out for the meet and greet, but I handed out the gift bags anyways and left the handing out of the others to Paul. In each bag there was a stitched Christmas ornament, the Pride,Hope,Unity I'd been working on, a blue Ty bear with an american flag embroidered on it's chest, and a christmas card since this is the closest to the season that i'd ever seen them. I even gave a Ty bear to the light tech, who has also subsituted on the drums. Seems he has the same bear, but white. He told me that now he just needs to find the same bear in red, and he'll have a set.

I hate to say it but UNH is way too far out in the boonies to do a double show viewing in. But at least the keyboard got fixed and the tech wasn't happy. Apparently they had to re-install all the software, when Paul had tripped on the cord..he'd wiped the whole lot right off. Meet and Greet this night had all six! So I gave out the second round of gifts, couldn't help myself. I'd seen some keychains that where in the shape of the instruments they play and had to get them. Darrin was surprised and I found out he'd seen them at another store but couldn't find the one he wanted...which happened to be the one I had picked up for him. (twice! probably couldn't pull that one off again if I wanted to.) Finally got my photo taken with the complete group, even though it was late and everyone was tired, and with two camera's to boot. Only one came out though. Hectic it was but I had loads of fun.

Yesterday was hectic....had to go out and buy new stuff for the kitchen. The microwave,coffee maker and toaster all went at just about the same time. (Micro has been going for years, it's only been recently that it's been really persnickity about what it will heat and what it won't) The cabinet was a pain to put together and some of the pieces don't quite match up to the holes and the doors refuse to stay on, so we went looking for hinges to replace them. I'll find out tomorrow what they have in store for us. This afternoon was the first time since this vacation started that I've been able to just sit down and veg in front of the computer. I've been playing Lineage all afternoon trying to get one of my multiude of characters up to first prof.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Guard This Keep snap shot

Here is my fist picture of Dragon Dreams "Guard This Keep". It's stitching up a bit faster than I thought it would. Hopefully starting next week I can try and get a rotation started again.

I'll be leaving tomorrow to go up to Burlington,VT to see Paul Revere and The Raiders in concert and won't be back till late Sunday night. I've been waiting for this weekend almost all year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Dragon Dreams

I still can't find the floss for Legolas. Not sure what happened. So I replaced him for the time with Dragon Dreams Guard this Keep. I've not done enough for a snap-shot yet, but here's what it should look like. Image hosted by Photobucket.com
I'm using 25ct Mountian Mist by Silkweaver.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005



The Fairy Princess

You are youthful, cheery, and exuberant with a
sunny disposition and a mischievous sense of
humor. You are very lively and are always up
for a good bit of fun. You have a deep love of
nature and animals.

Role Model: Titania

You are most likely to: Convert a pumpkin into a
useful mode of transportation.

What Kind of Princess are You? - Beautiful Artwork (Original Music is BACK!!!)

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Snagged this from Jenn!

Monday, November 14, 2005

A little Geekdom peeking through

Alright it's time to show a little geekdom. I attended a Sci-Fi convention this weekend. The guests included: Leonard Nimoy(Spock), Richard Hatch(Apollo),Richard Hurd(misc),Sylvestor McCoy(Doctor 7),Matthew Lewis(Neville Longbottom), Rachael Luttrell(stargate:atlandtis),Mira Furlan(Lost, Babylon5). Some I had no interest in seeing, others well that's a differant story. I was quite thrilled with Sylvestor, he's a bit of a clown..got a few compliments from him as well (for costume think gothic). Rachael is a sweetie, Hatch is as well. Matthew is a darling and extremely nice. (As are his parents got to talk a little with his mum and she's also a sweetie). The convention is starting to get quite expensive these past few years and it was horrible this one. But unfortunately it won't stop me from going, there's too many people I'd love to see, get an autograph from, hear tid-bits from behind the scenes, teasers about up-coming episodes, and the friends I've made over the years that still go.

This is one of the costumes that showed up at the convention this year. it's amazing! He has a voice synth in there and a blue tinted air thing for when the gun thingy goes off. Of course he won first prize, I'm a bit sorry that I never got his name.

The ankle is doing much better. Thank-you Mary for your concern, I'd forgotten I had mentioned it...It had eased up alot by the time I went to bed Friday night. Didn't think the spike heels I wore on Saturday would make my ankle feel even better but they did. So it must have been the sneakers. I just got new ones today, and new ankle high boots to off set the two I already have. (those bike rides this summer took some of the rubber off the heels)

Today I spent riding around doing a bit of geneology, didn't get much accomplished unless you count the places I had down for deaths/births in some towns, weren't correct. I've come to the conclussion that my family doesn't want to be found. Especially certian branches.

Friday, November 11, 2005

To All Veterans Thank-you!

Today the government recognizes our veterans from all wars. I wish to thank each and every one of you who has served in our military, wether it had been during peace or war. I also wish to thank all who are active servicemen/women as well. I attended the Veterans service in Springvale this morning with Rolling Thunder, a rather small turn out, all in all, but nice nonetheless. The ROTC did a wonderful job. Right afterwards sped down to Kittery to attend the dedication of the Koren and Veitnam memorials. Two wars that didn' t get the credit they deserved (when compared to the World Wars)

There have been many in my family who have served this wonderful country. Looking down from above, I know that they would be proud of the men and women who are serving today. Thank-you one and all!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

A little more done

Got a little more accomplished, not much. I can't wait till I get the other pieces done so that I can get back to Celtic Christmas and Fairy Flora. Still can't find the floss bag for Legolas, but I'm going on vacation starting tomorrow, I'm hoping to go through my stash again between events and see if maybe it got put in a differant spot.

This is not how I expected to start my vacation. About 3 hours before I got off work, my ankle starting to throb a little. By the time I called home for a ride I could only walk on my toes. It doesn't look swollen, and I can now put more weight on it than I could when I got home. I'm hoping that it's only due to needing some new sneakers, the ones I have now are a little over a year old and well worn. And before anyone says anthing..yes I hate doctors, and am putting them off until I feel it's worth the effort. That and I leave for a convention on Saturday morning and tomorrow is Veterans day. Rolling thunder has two events they're attending. I'm not spending a few hours with them and at the doctors.

Got this from Carol
You Should Get a MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)

You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.
You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Horrid name accro

Abhorrent Maiden-Abducting Nightmare from the Dreaded Abbey

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A little progress

Not much progress, but every little bit helps! I swear next time I do multiple pieces from one chart I WILL make sure that I don't have to do them back to back. Unlike the last two times..... Anywho, below is a picture of the mulitple I'm trying to get done. It's a horrible shot, but I've been too lazy to try for a better one, maybe after they're all done. Btw I have 1 more to go after I finish the one I'm working on.....
This is Stitchy Kitty's Pride Hope Unity.