Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Moon - the movie

 I loved the movie.  It was the first time that I was in a movie full of teeny-bobbers and a few "twilight moms".  And off course the few boyfriends that got dragged in.  It was such fun "ooo-ing and ahhhh-ing" at the gorgous men and off course all the little goooyeee moments . . . and the end had some of the girls yelling at the screen  . . . fun, fun, fun!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A reading bug

The old "reading bug" has bitten me again.  When I was younger, I used to absolutely LOVE reading and did it every spare minute I had.  This past week, hubby had to work night shift and since the "Twilight-series" have re-awakened my reading love, I finished a book almost every night.  When I was in a bookshop recentely, the girl there recommended Sherrilyn Kenyon to me.  I just loved the first book and have now read the first 5 books of her "Dark Hunter series".  Not my usual "cup of tea" but I have always loved old Greek Mythology, which is the basis of the series.  And off course they all have happy endings . . .

No stitching again this week but I am planning on getting a few stitches in this weekend.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Brothers and Sisters marathon


Yesterday I had a little "Brothers and Sisters" marathon of my own.  Since the series started a few months ago, I have been recording it with our PVR and yesterday I decided to start the watching a few episodes.  Finished my marathon after 11 last night and only have three episodes to go before I am up to date!  Love this series although it is worse than a soap opera sometimes . . .    

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm back

I have been a little obsessed with the Twilight series these past two weeks.  I went from reading the books, to watching the movie, to getting the sound track! It was amazing - can't wait for the new movie although the second book definately was not my favourite. 

I haven't stitched in two weeks . . . I also haven't blogged.  But here is where I am at the moment . . . she can see . . .

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Twilight series

Okay I don't know quite how to explain this but I read all four books in the Twilight-series in four days.  After finishing the first book, I went to the shop for the other three books that same evening!  I know that they will never qualify for litarery prices but the underlying love story is absolutely amazing.  Just something in them have touched me deeply.  I have never had the experience where I think about a fictional relationship even after finishing the books but Edward and Bella is just such special characters . . .

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thank you for all your birthday wishes - I had a wonderful day.  When I got into work this morning, my collegues already decorated my desk with balloons and streamers. I also only had to work half day (yipee) - so this afternoon I went to a nearby shopping mall and had a very nice salad. And then more eating - Tonight hubby took me to dinner and I had the most delicious Canneloni - yummy!  It was a wonderful day, can't believe that it is past already!

I also visited a bookstore while in the mall and bought a "from me-to me"-gift.  I have seen it around so much that I thought I had to see what all the fuss was about.  I bought "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer.  I started reading this afternoon while waiting for hubby to come home and I must say that I am enjoying it so far (although I am only in the first chapter).

Birthday girl

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A fun weekend

I am always looking for bits of fabric these days - so what a thrill I got on Friday when I found a HUGE (and I mean enormous) bag of scraps on my chair when I stepped into the office.  A friend cleaned out her sewing room and gave me all the off-cuts that she had thrown into a bucket while sewing.  It was such fun sorting it and then ironing it all neatly (yeah, yeah - it's the perfectionist in me I guess).  It will be a wonderful addition to the quilt I am planning.  Here is what the pile looked like when I was finished ironing and trimming . . .

This week was also very productive when it comes to my cross stitching.  I have made nice progress - her face is taking shape.  Not far to go and she will be able to see - only one eye to go . . . :)

The frame have pushed some of the stitches a little skew . . . Is there a way to straighten them again?  Maybe I should put some fabric between the stitches and the "snap" holding it in place?  I don't want anything to spoil this my first big project.