Friday, April 04, 2008

She's Showing More Progress

Stargazer figured it was about time that I showed another picture of her :o) It doesn't feel like I have made that much progress since the last time I posted but really the blue part at the back of her dress is approximately a half month's worth of work -

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Maybe it's just because this section seems to be going slower for some reason. I don't know. I do know that I am quite proud of myself because in the month of March, I stitched on her for 23 out of the 31 days :o) Much better than the previous two months. My goal is to get all the stitching done by the end of May and then the beading will start in June. I really hope this will give me enough time before the fair in September.

Yesterday I decided, somewhat at the last minute, to drive to Moncton to visit my Gram. Since my cold, bad weather and numerous appointments kept throwing my trip off, I figured I had better do it while there was the opportunity (sorry I didn't call Lori-Ann!). Gram loved her Mini Brie :o) It was so nice to sit there and chat with her for the afternoon and she really made me feel better just being there with her. I just wish it wasn't such a rushed visit but I will get back there again soon.

The drive to and from was horrible! The wind was SO strong that my poor car was all over the road. Do you know how hard it is to keep a car on the road and try to eat your DQ supper at the same time? ;o) I even have a whole gravel pit in the car thanks to that awful wind. LOL! I saw numerous deer (my estimate would be around 50) and one lone coyote. Now that is the second one I have seen during the daylight hours this year. Remind me and I'll share my coyote story with you in another post sometime soon ;o)

While in Moncton, I stopped at the LNS Because You Count. Hey, you can't go to a city with a stitching store and NOT go! LOL! I behaved myself though and just picked up a few little goodies -

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The fabrics are for planned projects. I got my fifth out of eight Dear Diary patterns by LHN and a Bent Creek pattern, The Weathered Garden that was on for half price. I also spotted the new Threadworx and thought the color was too gorgeous to resist ;o)

Over the past week, I've also found some gorgeous ribbons and a new breast cancer fabric that I will use to make a pillow tuck for Peace Love & A Cure by LK -

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I am happy to announce that for once the 'little guy' has prevailed!!!! As I mentioned in my earlier post, I am faced with dental surgery that is going to cost us $730. When I got home last night, DH told me to listen to a phone message. It was from my dentist's office. I was informed that I had to drop by to sign a letter and that they were reimbursing me the $389.55 that I had paid for my root canal! I couldn't believe it! DH may be a nice quiet guy but he sure knows how to get his point across >:oP It looks like I'm going to be looking for another dentist though...

15 comments:

Kendra said...

Your blog was recently recommended by my Google Reader, so I thought I'd check it out...

I just wanted to say that I, too, cross stitch, I'm a Dachshund person (I grew up with one and we have one right now), and I also collect Breyer Horses. I'm actually not adding to my Breyer collection much anymore, but I have a ton that came out in the 80's and early 90's when I was a kid. Those were my main connection to horses back before we got the real thing.

~Tammy said...

Well look at you go on that beautiful piece. Stargazer is looking amazing! Love the fabric you picked up.

Your visit with your Gram sounds lovely. The drive sounds like a nightmare though.

Good for hubby getting a refund for you on your dental work. That is just the right thing for your dentist to do. Good luck with finding another dentist.

Irene said...

The refund is great news ! Hope it won't be too hard to find another dentist. Stargazer looks great, I have no doubt you will get her done in time.

Itching To Stitch said...

You've made wonderful progress on Stargazer!! Glad you're getting the rebate ;)

Paisley said...

Stargazer is looking amazing! Hard to believe she once had tentacles!

Great news on your refund from the dentist!

Karen said...

Stargazer looks great , I love that fabric you bought I wish we could get such nice fabrics here.
Glad you sorted the dentist out

Rachael said...

Stargazer looks stunning!! and what lovely fabbie and Ribbons.
Pleased to hear your DH talked them into a refund!! (hugs)

Jocelyn said...

The fabric is just lovely! And Stargazer is coming along beautifully! Wow! I have really enjoyed seeing your progress on her.

Congratulations on your refund. I'm glad you won a little battle!

Sharon said...

Great progress on Stargazer ans great stash too. I am glad to hear that you came out ahead with your dentist!

Sonda in OR said...

That's great news about the refund! Glad it worked out. I really like your Stargazer.

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Like everyone else has said, Stargazer is looking amazing.
My grammie is so far away I'm envious of your visit - but glad you had a good time.
Did you see the Breast Cancer design at Dragonfly Stitches? It's really pretty...

Lori-Ann said...

Too bad I missed your visit... I could have used the help with Scrabble against my son, lol.

I bet your Gram was really glad to see you. Sorry that the weather was so bad... at least we didn't have snow (unless it did that overnight and immediately melted)

Great progress on Star Gazer!

No more ECE's for me. Last count was 22. I'm trying to loose pounds. Good thing I love vegetables and all things healthy! Who am I kidding... I love just about any kind of food, lol.

Rachel S said...

Stargazer is gorgeous! And your stash is great! Love the Bent Creek!

Lelia said...

Stargazer looks great so far : ) and I luv the new fabric, ribbon, etc for your LK project. Nice choices at the LNS!! Good news on the refund from your dentist.

Marita said...

Great progress on Stargazer.

I love the breastcancer fabric that is so pretty and will make a great tuck.

Was it DH who talked the dentist into giving you the refund? He did a good job, getting money out of a dentist is harder than pulling teeth (hahaha ... ahhhh yes.. Sorry about that. I crack me up).