May 06, 2009

movin' right along

Remember when we were kids, time just c r a w l e d by? Especially if looking forward to something. Now? I just wish the world would slow down a tiny bit and let me catch up! Can it really be MAY already? Summer is almost here and oy, the Texas heat? I can wait a while for that to get here.

Anyhoo, it's been a while since I blogged because let's face it, my life is sooooo boring! You have no idea people. The most exciting thing I've done recently is take an online class that was required for my job in which I was tested at the conclusion of, with TRICK QUESTIONS! Love that. Hopefully I passed. The test sheet has to be faxed in and if you get a certificate in the mail, you passed, if not, I guess you don't get to work? Maybe I'll get a forced vacation! Which wouldn't be all that bad except for the humiliation of being the only operator that failed the test at my workplace. So y'all, keep your fingers crossed for me, ok? Thank you ever so much!

Stitching wise, it's been all Shepherd's Bush, all the time. It's like I'm tuned to the SB channel and can't adjust the dial to anything else, ha!



This is My Heart's Garden...



I got twenty skeeter bites trying to get a good picture outside....



But since I am not French, I cannot take a good photo ;-)




This was just a teeny tiny finish, I actually have a big one to share with you, that I finished after this one, but need to post that later because, seriously? I am so ready to get off this computer and stitch!! (and scratch!)

Oh! PS. Almost forgot! Alice had a dare for us to post a picture of ourselves when we were 18 or a little older. Well, most of my pictures are still packed away, but this one is close to that time frame....kinda...



back in the very early 90's when I had short hair (the sides were much shorter than the top)! Listening to Bobby Brown and Paula Abdul and my kids were just little things, trying to do the "Hammer-Time" thing, lol! (Oh yes, they loved Mr. "MC Hammer", remember that crazy dance he did?) That's the Best Cat That Ever Lived, Chester, when he was a kitten, and yep, that's stitchin' stuff in front of us :-)

22 comments:

Teejay said...
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Joyce said...

Oh Andrea...... what a cutie pie picture!! and, I don't thik your life is boring... maybe mine is, cause I love reading your blog! LOL! Have a great day!

Alice said...

Andrea, you rock!!! I absolutely love your pic. You are such a sport to have posted a pic.; )Love the hairstyle. You are my kind of girl! I am not even going to wish you luck because I know you will pass the test. The shepherds bush heart is so pretty. Love it girl!! Sorry about the skeeto bites and no, few French people take good photos and yours are equally good.The trick is to save the photos to Flickr and then upload from there. Its the size (have we not all heard that before) that makes all the difference. I will write to you offline about Sheepish Designs. I got Betsy in the meantime but I still thirst after Shady day. Hardly any stitching for me this week. Emma was unwell since Sunday and was operated in emergency on Tuesday. She got pyometra after her heat but she is recovering and that is all that counts. You know life, not a dull moment. And yesterday...I got a whole shoulder and leg of a charolais for free from the abbatoir. 60kg of meat I had to cut of the bone that took me 5 hours to do!! Its all for my bulldogs! Can you tell I will battle to stitch with my sore arms and shoulders let alone my wrists that have thrown in the towel?
Alice

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love your SB heart, Andrea. The colors are so beautiful and the sentiments are so sweet; no wonder we're drawn to them. I'm sure you did fine on your test but until that cert arrives, I know you'll be on pins and needles. Trick questions are the worst!

Leah said...

My Heart's Garden turned out beautifully! Great photo of you!!

Missy Ann said...

"But since I am not French, I cannot take a good photo"

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who feels this way. rofl

Margie said...

That is a wonderful SB design, I might have to look for that one myself. And what is up with those French girls and their skills? Wicked good. :-) I think they are really aliens.

Cindy F. said...

Hey girl! This part of Texas is expecting 98 degrees today:)
Beautiful SB!! and love your scissor fob:)
Your pics are great compared to mine...and I'm definetly not French either;)

Nicole said...

Great SB finish Andrea! This is such a sweet design! :) Love the old picture of you! You were one hot mama! LOL! :)

mainely stitching said...

Gorgeous finish - and I'm excited to see the other one you mentioned!

My mom and I are trying to decide if we'd rather have a too-interesting or too-dull life. LOL. Seriously, it seems to be one or the other, doesn't it?

Love that picture!

Siobhan said...

Love the SB finish, Andrea! They are so pretty--you're on a SB roll! YGG. Love the pic of you--as Nicole said, you are one hot mama!

Deb said...

Wishing you luck on the results of your test. Love your SB finish. I really love their patterns and your photo was perfect. And love the blast from the past picture of you too!

Jan said...

I love the SB channel! I'm working on Sail Away right now. And I love your photo--you're so tanned!

Michelle said...

I totally agree with Missy!!! Too funny! Love your new SB finish and I hope you passed your test!

Melissa said...

The SB Heart is lovely. At least you have a finish! I like that picture of you. Kitty reminds me of our Julius!

Good luck with your test.

Nancy said...

My Heart's Garden is so pretty Andrea, and I think your pictures are definitely worth the skeeter bites! It looks great.

What a wonderful photo - you are so pretty!

You'll pass the test - no doubt! Have a great day. Stay cool!

Katrina said...

Love your finishes! And the picture is great. I remember Bobby Brown and Paula Abdul ;-).

Sharon said...

Lovely finish! Love the picture-very pretty!

Tanya said...

Great finish! Such pretty colors.

CindyMae said...

That is such a gorgeous piece! Fantastic stitching! Love the pic of you! Chester looks like an awesome cate too!

Tammy said...

I LOOOVE this design! How pretty! And you are *adorable* !!

Deb said...

I have a video of my kids dancing to MC Hammer when they were 7 and 2 it so so cute....