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March Goals~

Going to try this monthly goal thinga majigger.

Start and Finish Eevee
Finish Pinkie Pie
Work on Follow Me
Finish my take-along project that I work on on Saturdays which is a Dinky Dyes pattern that came with a thread pack I bought.
Mail everything that needs to be mailed after the 23rd but before April 1st, which includes Paladin, all the Pokemon, Pinkie Pie, and all the threads for Sunflower Fairy which I am sending off to a stitching pal of mine.

I'm going to try and keep it manageable, so that's all I'm putting on there. :) Lets see how it goes!

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Thanks to SUE, I did indeed order Mirabilia's Christmas Fairy and Halloween Fairy kits and Easter Fairy. Ok so Easter wasn't on the list, but I had my Mom looking at the kits and she liked that one lol.

My weekend went by at a leisurely pace. I managed to not go ANYWHERE, which was the plan! Never really feels like a weekend to me if I leave the house. I did do some stitching, but not on Pony OR Eevee. I was so over pokemon and pink ponies that I stuffed them in the drawer and pulled out Follow Me. I finished the skull and started on the left wing. It was nice to get back into working on something for myself.

I have a long day at work this evening with 6.5 hours of clients. I'm looking forward to my last client of the evening because I bought her some lotion/body butter from The Body Shop last week. Last year I bought some of their christmas body butter in spiced vanilla. (I should have sniffed it in the store but I figured it was vanilla and I like vanilla.) well I didn&#…

Espeon Finish and Pony update!

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I got Espeon finished yesterday! When stitching these, the colours look really out of whack, but then I have my nose right in it. Looking at it from a distance they look okay.
With that said, I'm not sure I like the colour choices on this one, but it's done and as long as my friend likes it, I'm going to leave it as is. Only Eevee left to go now! HOME STRETCH!

All this pink on Pinkie Pie is going to be the death of me!
And I still have her tail to stitch in as well. :( My friend Ryan streamed Bioshock while I stitched on Pony, so that's how much I got done from the beginning of the game to the end. I think tomorrow he's going to start Bioshock 2. Tim (who I am making the pokemanz for) is streaming Darksiders for me while I work on his stitching. After Darksiders he has Batman Arkham Asylum and Silent Hill to play for me.

I sure have them trained well! :) And that is it for now! Looking forward to my 2 days off, just need to get through today!

Back to work with me~

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Busy day today, but I don't start til 3:30~ and go til 10pm tonight. I still have a few hours to get some stitching in! Today it's Pony. I can't wait to finish the pony and 2 pokemon and get back to my regular stitching plans!

I ordered something a couple weeks ago when I was looking at puzzles for my Brother's GF on the Mary Maxim site. It's a knitting pattern holder. Looked neat and was only 16 dollars. My ~big plan~ this year is to get out more with my stitching and this looked like something cool to keep my pattern in while I was out. I'll let the pictures do the talking!




I am pleasantly surprised with this. It's a little heavier than I thought it would be, but that shouldn't have been a shock because well, it IS a magnet board in there. The magnets are super strong which I really like. Nothing worse than weak magnets. I didn't know it had a pocket OR a pen holder when I ordered it, but I like those too. Overall, it was a great purchase for thos…

This is my weekend

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Yahooo! After 5 episodes of the Tudors and one episode of Hoarders, I finished Flareon!
2 more to go! Going to start on Espeon tomorrow I think. For the rest of the night I am going to work on Pinkie Pie and watch more Hoarders haha. :)

Happy Friday!

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I guess technically today is my "hump day", rather than Wednesday since this is the middle of my week as far as work goes.

Here is some progress on Pinkie Pie, she looks a lot less creepy now that she has her eyes! Still not looking forward to filling in all that pink, though :)
 Next up, I received some mail this week from Evalina! I won one of her 12 days of Christmas giveaways. I can't tell you how much of a winner I feel right now hahaha.
Best part is I love chickadeeees!


Ok so, I love chocolate. LOVE. I can't express how much I LOVE chocolate. But my love of chocolate isn't so great that I will stand by and let the chocolate industry use child slaves to farm it. That is not cool. The World Cocoa Foundation isn't doing enough. We as consumers are not doing enough. Big companies have had over 10 years to fix this problem and yet nothing has been done. That left a bitter taste in my mouth.
Normally I don't join crusades, but this is really bothering me …

Busy busy busy

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I have a full day of clients today which makes me very happy! So what has happened since I last checked in?

I've been working slowly on Flareon. I need to pick up the pace on these but since I tend to stitch them while watching Tim stream, lately it's been sloooooow. He's playing Kingdoms of Amalur, and while it looks like a really fun game to play, it's not so much fun to watch. Here is what I've done at any rate:
I started Pinkie Pie this week while my other friend Ryan plays Bioshock 1. Sometimes I spend way more time watching games being played than playing them myself. :D
Once I get the outline done I can mindlessly fill in the rest. It's reminding me of a paint by number or colouring book right now, and I like it! Using a Monaco fabric that I picked up at Michaels. It's a bit stiffer than what I'm used to, but it's still nice.

When my mom said she had a thrush, I thought she needed me to take her to the doctor. Apparently it's also a type …

Whew!

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I've had one busy week so far. I do believe I've been watching one too many Hoarders episodes and decided that unless I purged NOW, I was on my way to being on an episode. I might have been over exaggerating all this in my head, but I couldn't take the risk. I ended up tossing and donating at least 50% of my things. I have only what I wear in my closet, purged the linens, and got rid of all the junk in the junk drawers. The spare room is now empty. From having 5+ storage boxes filled with THINGS, I'm down to 2. It's oddly satisfying. I loaded up Mom's vehicle today with everything and we took it all down to Value Village. ALL GONE!

Work has been oddly busy too the past couple weeks. I guess one of the workers is sick with some illness, and another broke her ankle? Whatever it is, I am really glad for all the extra work. I feel sort of bad that I'm only getting work because of their misfortune, but that's the nature of this business for us casuals. We a…

Ah another Saturday!

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I haven't been too productive this week, mostly due to playing too many games *cough Minecraft and WoW* I did do a bit on Follow Me though!
I really really like working with that Belle Soie silk. It's so nice and barely tangles at all. I also got my order from 123 Stitch that Tim put in for me, so I guess I better curb the gaming and get the other 3 Pokemon done for him.

Paladin is heading off to California when I finally get my stuff together. I'm also sending a cross stitch buddy the remainder of my Valdani threads that I used for Sunflower Fairy so she can do her own. There's enough left to do another!

Work has been keeping me a bit busy too this week. I had a couple new clients which is always sends my anxiety in a spin lol. Most of it's from not knowing exactly where they live. I use google maps and street view to help me prepare for the trip so I have some idea of what I'm looking for. Of course, trying to find people's houses in the dark makes it a …