Sunday, April 25, 2010
I laughed because she mentioned something about a magnifying glass, and was curious. So I turned the other way and chatted with Cait, who was laughing her butt off...and then she said she was ready.
She has a large magnifying glass resting on her chest (it kind of has a stand), which is secured in place by a string thats been tied to both sides of the magnifying glass and looped around her neck. She's holding the hoop under the magnifying glass with a little light clipped to the top, and smiling at me like a crazy person.
Poor Frosty must be so confused :-)
I'm going to try to sneak a picture next time hahaha....wish me luck with that!
Friday, April 23, 2010
But wait...there is!
I'm currently training for a 5k race with the Running Room. Tuesday nights are clinic nights, so only the people in my group are there, but Wednesday nights are training nights, so EVERYONE is there...from Learn to Run people all the way up to marathon people.
Well, this past Wednesday a few people from my club had just returned from running in the Boston Marathon and to celebrate, the Running Room people specially ordered a ton of bostom cream timbits, which they don't make usually, but agreed to make specially for us. So after our runs we all got a timbit!
I'm telling you, these were the most adorable little timbits I've EVER seen! I wish Tims would make them on a regular basis becuase I want more!
Just thought I'd share...I bet you want one now too :-)
Monday, April 19, 2010
So imagine our excitement when, one very happy day last week, he announced new tour stops, and one of them included Oshawa, which is only an hour away!!!! I freaked, called Holly...she freaked, and we agreed that we would try to get the best tickets possible. This involved me getting up at 3am to start work at 4 in order to be finished by 11. Tickets went on sale at 10, but there was no way I could swing that. WELL......
We got tickets in row 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH! Sooo close! We are SO excited!!!!!!
Too bad the concert isn't until November LOL!
Frosty has decided to take a little vacation, at my friend Holly's house! She finished stitching a Christmas stocking for her daughter Caitlyn a couple months ago, but hasn't started another project.
Since I started workingo n Frosty, I frequently joke that Holly could take him and work on him for a while. She quite often talks about different projects she and her sister in-law stitched together in the past, and I would always respond with "let's work on Frosty together!" and she always laughs and says "no way, I can't even see the holes in your cloth!"
But things took an interesting turn last week while another friend and I were discussing our current projects and Holly got jealous that she didn't have anything to work on. She then asked if she could work on Frosty while I worked on the donkey. And she was serious!!! So the next day I ceremoniously handed Frosty over for a little vacation at Holly's house. She was very scared to start working on him, but I told her that although he's intimidating, deep down he's just as scared of her as she is of him hahaha. And that night, I received some pretty humorous text messeges about her progress:
"I can't see. Seriously I CANT see! I'm going to search for a magnifying glass"
"I can't do it! Haha it's not funny, I'm blind! It took me all that time to do 3 stitches holding a magnifying glass. Going somewhere after work to buy a proper magnifying glass."
"Oh man my eyes feel like they are 90. I've stitched for an hour, and you can't tell at all. I'm so impressed you've done all that!"
Since that first day Holly has bought a clip-on light up magnifying glass, and is making better progress :-) I was extremely amused by her reaction to Frosty.
I started a little project on Friday, and finished stitching it today. It's a secret! It's for my best friend Erin who sometimes reads this blog, so I can't tell you all what it is or show you a picture until I give it to her. But it turned out really well...it's cute, and I'm excited about it!
Progress on Earl Grey (Singing Free) has been slow, but not bad. I'm working a little bit every day, and having a blast! The name Earl Grey came from Tina from http://borderlineexpress.blogspot.com and I love it! She pointed out that it was perfect since I love donkeys, and tea, and I agree!!
Well, I think that's the extent of my stitching for the past week! I hope you all have a wonderful night :-)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
On Thursday Erin had school for most of the day. She's taking Landscape Design at Fanshawe College, which I think looks really cool. So I went with her and tried to get as much of my own school work done in the library while she was in class. After she was finished school we went to Chapters to read magazines, which is one of our most favourite things to do. We also tried to plan our upcoming summer trip to Eastern Canada (mostly PEI I think?) but we didn't get much done. We eventually realized that it was like 8pm and we had been there far too long, and decided to go get some dinner.
On Friday I went for a plant walk with her class, which would have been interesting if I knew how to speak Latin hahaha. I was a little lost. And cold. I somehow forgot to bring a winter coat with me. So I layered and layered until I could hardly move, and was warm. Until it started snowing. Yep, that's right, it snowed ALL day. After her plant walk we walked around downtown, and found a really cool indoor market. And inside the market was the Tea Haus, which was filled with hundreds of different loose leaf teas. We spent a LONG time in there.
And, Erin just happened to find a donkey pattern! I LOVE donkeys...you could even say I have a passion for donkeys. I don't know why, I just do. I collect donkey anything, and this pattern will make an excellent addition to my donkey stash!
I went to Michaels today and picked up the floss I need. I actually decided to change his colour to grey rather than brown so that he'll look like the grey donkeys I met in Oatman Arizona last summer.
Now...my singing donkey needs a name....... :-)
I came back to Peterborough on Sunday to have dinner with Holly's family, which was delicious, and then back to my parents house on Monday for another turkey, which appeased my Dad and Cooper. So, it was a pretty eventful Easter this year :-)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Well, I'm back! I've been gone for what feels like forever! I visited my Grandpa in Southampton for 3 days around Easter, then had to come back here to work for a couple days, then I visited my best friend Erin in London for 5 days. I just got home tonight, after a very long and boring 5 hour drive, and I'm exhausted! I had a great time in London...Erin's the kind of friend who when I'm with her, I almost feel complete. This sounds really corny, I know, but it is what it is. We did a lot, and I'll tell you all about it tomorrow!
I also managed to make it to a cross stitch store in London, and I can't wait to show you all the awesome pattern I bought...I'm so excited about it, I'm going to start stitching it tomorrow.
AND....yes, I worked on Frosty quite a bit too! Woohoo! I think you can almost see another branch :-)
Well, I'm off to bed, I'm sooo tired, and have to get set for work, a run, sushi with Shantal, grocery shopping, laundry, cross stitching, etc, etc, etc!
Will blog more tomorrow.