Annette's Acre

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November 23rd, 2009 by Annette

Vacation Plans

I’m on vacation this week! w00t!!

Not going anywhere beyond the Phoenix city limits… just not working 🙂

Here’s my to-do list for the week:

  • Visit the Apple Store to have them fix my iPod (battery life is horrible – I suspect a new battery will be involved).  That’s scheduled for this morning.
  • Visit a local quilt shop to see about fabric for the reindeer runner I bought in Houston
  • Clear out my stitching corner
  • See New Moon (on Friday)
  • Put up Christmas tree (on Friday)
  • Finish Echo in the Bone – I’ve got about 200 pages left.  I’ve been reading very sloowly on purpose.  It’ll be forever until the next book!
  • Finish baby afghan (it’s about halfway)
  • Finish Rachel’s Mirabilia RR (and mail) – Queen Mermaid.  Pic below
  • Finish L*K’s Halloween Flip-Its.  Just two more words and border to finish! Pic below
  • Move blog/website to new hosting company (Note: blog will be at directly)
  • Work up Christmas lists and get shopping started
  • Celebrate my anniversary (12 years on Friday)
  • Mail off the BDB Bookmark winner…. Tracy!!

Rachel’s Queen Mermaid start:

The fabric is a beautiful blue/purple evenweave.  Not the grey muddy mess seen here.

Halloween Flip-it Piece:

On platinum Belfast.  I’ve learned one important thing on this piece.  I’ll be doing the Christmas version in all DMC.  I have a growing dislike for Weeks floss.  It’s been nothing but trouble here… breaking, knotting, tangling.  Ugh.  Thankfully I’m using black & white Anchor for the border or you’d hear me cursing across the world.


6 Responses to “Vacation Plans”
  1. Your anniversary is on Friday. Ours is Saturday 12 years also!

  2. Halloween is looking fab. I can only see the variegation in 3 places, so all DMC should look good too.

    Yup, next mailing is the 7th. I keep repeating it so I don’t forget. lol

    Have a nice vacation! I don’t get a single day off this week. Ok, I only work 2 days – but still.

  3. Early Happy Anniversary wishes! I’ve heard a lot of folks lately complain about Weeks. Halloween is awesome, though!

    I hope you get everything on your list accomplished. However, know that I will be insanely jealous of your productivity.

  4. a week’s vacation…oh, so jealous! I hope you enjoy the time off. Love the progress on your Boo Club!

  5. Ok, I’m tired just reading your vacation to do list. 😛 Happy early anniversary! Your Halloween flip is looking awesome. I really need to work on mine some more. I’m still way back on chart 2. 😛

    Congratulations on the bookmark win, Tracy!! We’ll have to make sure we don’t get them confused when we’re on vacay together in SF in three weeks. LOL

  6. Annette-while it’s frustrating for you I’m kind of relieved that you are having trouble with the WDWs. I thought it was just me. The last few projects I’ve stitched that used those threads it felt like I spent more time unknotting knots than I did stitching. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing different but I didn’t enjoy stitching with WDWs as much as I used to.

    Enjoy your vacation! And Happy Thanksgiving!