Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where does the time go?

Wow, I just don't know where time goes sometimes. I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post. Busy at work, finishing things up so they can close (very depressing), and busy at home.

On the home front we had friends visiting from Massachusetts, so spent time with them. Also, managed to catch two plays put on by local theater groups, both were wonderful. They did a great job, and both were funny, perfect for a evening out when you wanted to laugh and forget things for a while. Finally, my daughter was in the area, so I got to go visit her and spend a day running around and catching up. I'm always happy when the circus she's with is nearby and I get a chance to see her, it doesn't happen any where near enough.

Some of my time has also gone to a new game I found and am becoming addicted to. I've never been much on Sudoku, but I just discovered KenKen. KenKen is similar to Sudoku, but uses solving simple math equations in it (add, subtract, multiply, and divide). It's fun, and I get a feeling of accomplishment when I finish a puzzle. Also, since these types of mental workouts are supposed to help keep your mind sharp, I figure I'm doing something good for myself at the same time (now if I'd just lose the 30 or so extra pounds I need to as well). Oh well, one step at a time.

Now onto some stitchy/crafty stuff. First off, I want to show the lovely gift I won in Ranae's drawing. I knew I'd won the delightful cat fob, but the wonderful fabric and ribbon that she sent with it were a surprise. Just perfect for a Halloween junkie like me.

Here's a larger picture of the fabric, isn't it fun?

In between my running around and other activities, I did manage to finish off two more blankets for the local animal shelter. Both are 20x28 inches as usual.

Finally, I've made some more headway on Trick or Treat Mice

I'm almost done with the orange and can start with some of the other colors and am so glad. While I love Halloween, I'm getting quite sick of orange in all its various shades. You can just see the start of where the little mouse witch will be in the lower right corner (her broomstick and corner of her hat showing where they'll start against where the orange stopped).
We'll I'm off to see what all you're up to. Hope you're all doing well and have managed to avoid the flu and such that is going around. I just got my flu shot this weekend, so am hoping not to have to deal with it this year.