Thursday, April 08, 2010

THe ABCs of Me

Laurie had this on her blog in March - and I also thought it was cute - so here are mine:

The ABC's of ME................

A. Age: 55 - I'm still not speeding!

B. Bed size: King
 C. Chore you hate: I have two: Unloading the dishwasher and putting up groceries

D. Dogs' Names: Annie Bebop and Nellie Grace (black lab mix sisters)

E. Essential food item: chocolate!

F. Favorite color: yellow (except when it is blue, green, or burgundy)

G. Gold or Silver: Silver

H. Height: All the way from the floor to the top of my head

I. I am: overworked, underpaid and loved by the dearest man in the world

J. Job: Which one?

K. Kids: daughter, son, daughter (and six grands)

L. Living Arrangements: Split level in a suburb in Alabama

M. Mom's Name: Wilma - and today is her birthday - Happy Birthday, Mama!

N. Nickname: Daddy has always called me Pete

O. Overnight hospital stay(s): Three births (see Kids), one broken vertebrae -and one scary stay 11 years ago.

P. Pet peeve: Telephone etiquette (phone rings. Me,"Hello".  Caller "Who is this?"  Me, "Who were you calling for?" 

Q. Quilt Block: Dresden plate - or any nine patch!

R. Right or Left handed: Right sometimes, Left sometimes

S. Siblings: 3 - One older brother, one older sister, one younger brother

T. Time you wake up: When my eyes open (3-5am)

U. Unique thing about your car: What is in the trunk - lol!

V. Vegetable you hate: Tomatos - I think they are pretty and still can't stand them (and yes, I still call myself a Southern girl)

W. Ways you run late: All ways

X. X-rays you've had: Too many to remember

Y. Yummy food you make:  Pecan Pie - from a prize-winning recipe that used to be on Yellow Label Syrup

Z. Zoo animal favorite: Butterflies!

And now - will YOU share your ABC's?

Thanks for visiting today!


I'm happy to say that Jenna (no blog) has received the humbug I angel stitched for her for the TTE, Too Humbug Exchange.  Better still - she likes it, she really likes it!
I had a wonderful time taking one motif, and creating companion motifs for this humbug - altho, I had to do a fair amount of frogging (no, that needs to be 2 stitches over and 1 stitch up....) - the placement was tricky, but I was very pleased with the result.
The stitched piece before assembly:   It's stitched 2 over 2 on 32 count linen - which wasn't a square weave, and that was it's own set of problems.  I used DMC 351 Coral, 807 Peacock Blue and 3765 Very Dark Peacock Blue.
 The Center Peacock Motif
 One Side Motif - maybe it should have been another stitch closer to the center?
And the matching gift/floss tag (you can see the other side in the 2nd photo up).

I've been busy stitching, and hope to have a WIP finished to share soon - a project for me - hurray!

I've been very busy living as well - lots going on, not the least of which is the US Income Tax deadline looming :-(

Til next time, thanks for visiting today!