Sunday, February 26, 2012

Been meaning to blog all week..

Since last Sunday actually! Time seems to get away from me.  Last weekend we took a trip up to Raleigh, to go to Trader Joe's, do some other things, so I got quite a bit done on "Beach Cottage!"
Can't say I got much done on it this week though- so this is progress as of today. I have also been working on my friend's project, I'll post a picture of that soon. 
I finished a good book today- A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. It was my first(and the first!) Kinsey Millhone book I've read. I enjoyed it! It wasn't s super pageturner, but sometimes that's ok. Easier to put down when something else needs to be done.  Now reading another of the Virgin River series- Temptation Ridge.  I'm going to see how this one goes. I enjoy the series, but sometimes it's a bit too unrealistic to me-the men are all  so sweet to their wives, all the people in town seem to be good looking.. granted I read books to "get away", and they don't have to be very realistic all the time, but it seemed the last one I read was just a little too sticky sweet. Like I said, we'll see how it goes.
We spent quite a bit of time at the mall this weekend, off and on.  Hanna's school collected over 1200 pairs of jeans for "Teens for Jeans"- they give gently used jeans to less fortunate kids.  Aeropostale was running a deal on this, so every kid at her school got a coupon for 25 % off a pair of jeans.  She needed some so we went yesterday to look- got her a pair of clearance jeans and a second pair on sale, which was the pair we used the coupon on. I love a good deal. :) I went back today to the mall with the kids; I had to get a gift for a friend that I forgot to get yesterday.  While there I saw the cutest purse, a little different from the ones I usually use.  It was on clearance and I picked it up, carried it around for a bit then talked myself out of it.. but I am still thinking about it.. I really don't need another purse but it was sooo cute. What would you do?
Ginger is doing well. :) Still have a couple issues we are working on but overall she is a good little puppy.. she has been very snuggly this weekend which has been nice. :)

Had her playful moments too!

Oh, and I forgot my TUSAL update.. here it is.. not much different from last time but I have been stitching, I promise!

I will be listing several older kits and cross stitch items over the next week or so, including some P. Buckley Moss ornament kits, so if you are interested please check them out! My seller ID is hannasmom1198. :)


Sarah Beth said...

I love the sue Grafton alphabet series. I have read all of them except the very newest one. I think they are great. Your Corgi is adorable.

stitchesnscraps said...

Great progress on your stitching! And Miss Ginger is adorable! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

Anonymous said...

Great progress!!!

Deb said...

Your beach cottagr is lovely! Beautiful work. Puppy is sooooo cute!

Nicola said...

I love seeing pictures of Ginger.

Beach Cottage is coming on.

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the stitching progress and love the jeans idea too :) and ginger looks sooo cute and glad she has had her cuddles too :) Bentley sends a wag :) love mouse xxxxx

Siobhán said...

Nice progress! Ginger is adorable.

I love the Grafton series. I have read it here and there (sometimes twice because I forget what I've read ) but find that the last few have been soooo amazing. They definitely improve with age!

Carolyn NC said...

Nice stitching and pics!

Two more great books!

No new stitching progress as these two books have had me wrapped up- two more that I did not want to put down! Received this from NetGall...