Last weekend Scott and I went to a moving sale - the people live down the street from us and they are moving to....COLORADO!! We found three things to buy - and got a great price!!!
|8 dollars for this scoop|
|$8 for this one too - it has metal on the back|
|$125 pie safe|
|put the deacons bench in the dining room too|
The rest of that day we raked - good grief.
|look at the size of those leaves|
|see that ridge of leaves - Scott is 6 foot - see how high and long that ridge is!!!|
Orientation was exciting. I need to buy so many things for school - it's crazy. I have to pay for a background check, drug screen, uniform, books, immunizations, stethoscope, CPR etc. Too much money. I went this week and did my drug test, ordered the background check, had a physical which meant I had the first hepatitis B shot (there are three) a tetanus booster, had two vials of blood drawn to see if I have immunity to MMR and chicken pox plus my first (of two) tuberculosis tests. My left arm was just going to fall off. I got my flu shot a few weeks ago - thank goodness. I go back in 3 weeks to start the next tuberculosis test (they put some stuff just under your skin and two days later you have to go back so they can make sure you didn't react to it - I had to go in this morning for the check on my first test) then I go back in 4 weeks to get my second hepatitis B shot. I have felt a little under the weather because of the shots - I didn't think as an adult that I would have a reaction to it but I did. Might just be because I had so many done at once. I have my CPR class in January - I've done that class several times in the past. I still have some stuff to do but those things have to be done early so I needed to get them started.
Last but not least - stitching. I am working on Mosey N Me - Father Christmas. I have wanted to stitch this forever - I bought it from ebay quite awhile ago and stuck in in my "to do" basket. Well, I pulled it out and got all the stuff together. I pulled the pattern out and growled - it is a hand drawn chart. U G H
|see how it's crowded together - looks attached|
|my scrunched up nose|
I asked on Facebook if anybody would be willing to sell me their Merry One by Plum Street Samplers because I can't pay $30 for just a pattern - it comes with the thread but I hear it's not enough to use two threads which I prefer so I planned on using my own thread. I was hoping someone would sell me theirs. Well a woman named Shannon offered to let me borrow her pattern - of course I jumped on that offer!! She felt she took too long to send it to me (which is crazy!! She could have taken forever - it was nice of her to let me borrow it!!!) so she sent me the kit - I am one lucky girl!! Thanks so much to Shannon - you are so nice!!! I had emailed Brenda of With Thy Needle and asked her to convert her One Starry Night needlepunch into a cross stitch pattern - so when she released it I felt obligated to buy it (plus I LOVE it) so I ordered it and the RED fabric!! So exciting!! 123Stitch has it on sale and if you get 30 ct Aztec red (which I did - save money where I can , since I need it for school!!) it is also on sale, just don't forget to recalculate the picture size!!
On a weird and funny note I have to tell you that I bought new underwear - know how they always add white ones? Who likes white ones? I wait until I have a few pairs and then I dye them HAHA One time I did them green - this time I did them brown. Really I would have liked to do purple or something but I just used what I already had here, I have brown for dying cross stitch fabric HA!! Anyway - I use a tablespoon of dye and a tablespoon of salt in enough hot water to cover them. I just leave them a few minutes and they always turn out swirly tye dyed looking. It makes me smile every time I get a pair out of the drawer - because who dyes their underwear? Yeah - ME that's who HAHA Ü
Well, this super long post makes up for the last short one I did. I guess I better go do some homework!! Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by!