Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Rotation Disfunction

Ok, so I've discovered I'm not so great at this rotation thing! I started The Kiss, intending to work on it for a week, then go back to Emerald Mermaid. Well, I enjoyed working on it so much that I stitched on it for two weeks instead of one. I finally got the willpower to return to Emmy, when my new stash arrived in the mail! I tried to resist, honestly I did. But resistance was futile. I put Emmy aside (again!) with the excuse that I haven't gotten any more #4 braid for her anyway. So this week I'm working on Beautiful Hats, a Helene Tran design put out by DMC (see WIPs sidebar for pic). I will do my best to go back and finish my mermaid next week. In the meantime, I just have to show off my progress on the Kiss!

Friday, August 20, 2004

Technology is so cool!

Today I had my appointment for my 3D ultrasound. I had talked to the technician on the phone, and we decided to book the appointment, then talk about whether or not we should go through with it. I was really too far along to get good pics, but they haven't had it available until now, so doing it earlier was not an option.

When we got there, she said that if it looked like we weren't going to be able to get any good pictures, all we had to pay was a $50 sitting fee, so we decided to take the chance. At first it looked like it wasn't going to work. His face was down, and he had his arms in front of it. But he eventually did move, and we were able to get some really good pictures of his face! It was amazing....we could look at him and see what he looked like, even count his fingers and toes, and he hasn't even been born yet!

Wanna see? Of course you do! Here he is today, at 36 weeks, 2 days.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

I'm All Alone :(

My littlest girl started Kindergarden today. That leaves me in the house during the day with.....well, with me. It's only for a little over 4 weeks, then I will have my hands full with the new baby. It's actually good timing. It will be nice to spend the days with just the baby. I can give him the attention he will need, and the girls won't feel left out. But in the meantime, I'm awefully lonely. I can't believe my little girl is in school now! Why is that so depressing?

Monday, August 09, 2004

Stitchers' Spotlight

I have been chosen to be the first spotlightee on the new Mirabilia BB Stitchers' Spotlight! How cool is that? I've always read the Spotlight on the TWBB, but never thought I'd be in one! Now all my fellow stitchers can get to know me! I like being the center of attention ;)

In other news, I had my bi-weekly doctor's appointment today. Turns out they can't get me scheduled for a 3-D sonogram until the 25th, more than two weeks away. By then, it may be too late in my pregnancy to get a good facial picture. This will be my last pregnancy, and this type of sonogram wasn't developed during my other ones, so I really wanted to do it this time. I went ahead and booked it, but I'm going to think hard about it. I don't want to pay $250 (not covered by insurance) for a not-so-great picture. I will talk it over with my doctor and see what she thinks before I decide whether or not I will do it. I'm very disappointed.

But, hey - excited about the Stitchers' Spotlight!

Friday, August 06, 2004

Emmy Tragedy

As if I weren't dreading the seaweed enough....

I had decided to substitute a light green metallic braid for the lightest shade of green in the seaweed of my Emerald Mermaid. I thought it made it look wet, mossy, and sparkly, and I was loving the effect! It made stitching the seaweed, which is full of color changes, so much more pleasant. Sigh.....

My spool fell off my stitching chair and rolled under my bed without my knowledge ("on top of spaghetti....all covered with cheese..."). Unfortunately, my dog found it first :'( What I could salvage is completely unusable. So, get another spool, right? Well, not so easy. That particular spool was leftover from another project, and the sticker with the color number had fallen off, so I have no idea what color it was! And I was so close to being done!

Below, you can see a pic of my substitution, along with my current progress. I am so frustrated right now, I put her aside and started on The Kiss! LOL

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Little Boy Found

David has been found and returned to his mother! After two days of wandering around, he was found a little dehydrated, but otherwise ok. Stacey is extatic and exhausted. I'm so so glad this has turned out well for her!

On a side note, I finally had a dream where I got to hold my baby boy! I can hardly wait the 5 more weeks until I can do that in real life :)

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

David, please come home!

The 4-year old son of Stacey, whithout whom we would not have the wonderful Mirabilia Bulletin Board, has been missing for about 2 days now. As a mother of 3, I can't even begin to imagine the panic that this family is feeling. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. My heart goes out to Stacey, and to little David, who is too young to be out in the world all alone.

Please visit Stacey's Blog to read her plea for help and see a picture of David. I feel so helpless here in Memphis. Stay positive, Stacey!

Monday, August 02, 2004

Strange Dreams

Ok, I know that pregnancy has a *ton* of side effects (and if one exists, I have it!), but the vivid dream symptom has got to be the weirdest! I've been having lots of dreams where the baby has been born, but in these dreams I never actually get to see or hold him. Wonder what that means?

Well, last night I dreamed about my stitching. I don't quite remember all of it, but I remember someone being in my house, and I was taking him/her through all the rooms, and showing off my framed pieces. That can only be a sign that my addiction (as DH calls it) has gone too far! Or, rather, I need another fix :)