Sunday, November 29, 2015

November SFS and Paradise Progress

Hello again everyone I hope you all had a lovely thanksgiving!  I'm sure you heard SFS is no longer a thing because of personal reasons on Mel's end.  I've decided to see it through to the end of the year though.  I know there are several other people doing this as well.

Carryover: $75
Allotment: $25
Spent: $60
Total: $40

That is the most I've spent in a long time on stitchy stuff and it was all in fabric.  I realized my last post was for GG on the 15th and I haven't stitched much.  I didn't take any stitching at all for thanksgiving because my flight was only an hour.  I did end up having to work the first three days of the week at a different location and so I flew in after work Wednesday night.  I like my new job but tomorrow will be my first time at my permanent location.  I'll let you all know how it goes :)

My thanksgiving was good once it actually happened.  Since I had to change my flight I was stressing out because my hubby booked it for two hours after I got off work which would have been fine but he booked it out of Los Angeles international which means the drive down to it was about an hour and a half.  I'm not sure I would have made it except my plane was late getting in.  But I was stressed about it the whole week.  

It was up to us kids to cook and we went to San Francisco to my father-in-law's house.  There were only 6 of us and the young definitely outweighed the old ;).  My hubby, sis-in-law and I chose the menu and cooked everything and it turned out great.  We made some hot spiked cider while we cooked and had a great bottle of wine with dinner his dad was saving.  He kept saying he was expecting to have to drive to get fast food because we were going to poison him lol.  We spent the rest of the night playing Disney trivia with shots of whiskey for the loser. Totally his sister's idea lol but it was fun!  The next day we helped them decorate for Christmas and then flew back.  Saturday I met some local ladies for their monthly stitching session.  It was a lot of fun!

I said I didn't get much stitching done and I really didn't!  My bug has left for a bit but I've been trying to power through it.

Last post I was here:

Now I'm here:
This is about 3/4 of a page and the yellow is all DMC 444.  After another page and a half I'll be out of the yellows and most of the oranges completely.  I'm excited to get to the halfway mark so I guess I need to start stitching :)

See you all next week!


  1. Glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the in-laws after the flight stress. Lol on his dad's comment. Goodluck on your first day at the permanent location. Lovely stitching as always:)

  2. Glad to hear that Thanksgiving went well. Hopefully the Disney Shots didn't impact the decorating any ;)

  3. Glad to hear that Thanksgiving went well in the end, despite the stress! It'll be strange seeing colours other than yellows on Paradise but good to know that you're almost at the halfway mark. :)

  4. Wonderful progress! You've done so much, I can't believe it's not halfway yet.
    Cheering for you:)

  5. I swear it's not a holiday without a lot of stress. Sounds like you definitely had a great time though. Hope you find your stitching bug soon. I think you need to look at the pictures made a lot of progress.

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! You got quite a bit stitched on Paradise and it looks awesome! I think once you settle into your permanent spot at work your stitchy bug will come back; you are probably just swamped right now with all the new stuff you are doing. Good luck today in "your spot" at work!

  7. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving and you still made stitch progress, mojo or not!

  8. Good luck with your return to work and your permanent place of work! Like the others have said I can see a lot of progress on this piece.

  9. Sounds like Thanksgiving was wonderful! Your stitching is looking fantastic :D

  10. brava brava, il tuo ricamo procede alla grande!

  11. Love the idea of a Disney trivia but but not sure about the whiskey shots!! :o)
    Sounds like you had fun though!
    You are really making headway with all that yellow.... well done!

  12. A lot of progress on your project!
    Good luck with the new job :)

  13. Excellent progress given all that stress and family time. You're so close to halfway, it's gorgeous!!