Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
September 22nd, 2010

9/22/2010 – Day book Journal

Outside my window ….. darkness and a beautiful moon

I am thinking ….about architecture and infrastructure.  The joys of work.

I am thankful for ……a working air conditioner (had a bit of a scare today.  The tech that came for our six-month checkup failed to reconnect a crucial wire and we were roasting in an 85 degree house a few hours later.  Ugh.)

I am wearing ….. my favorite blue lounge-y set with lingerie print pants.  Yes, I’ve noticed that most of my evening-wear is blue.

I am loving …. Sonic vanilla Coke

I am stitching …. some Halloweenie stuff 😀

I am hoping …..for a quiet couple of days to get to the weekend

I am drooling over …. Masquerade by Ink Circles

I am sorely tempted by ….. the last piece of banana bread

I am hearing ……Warehouse 13

I am reading … The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel by Diane Gabaldon

On my mind ….. picking up my Witchie Poo quilt on Friday!  More sewing on tap for this weekend.  Binding that and putting together my next quilt 😀

From my picture journal… Four generations. Taken about 20 years ago:

September 13th, 2010

9/13/2010 – Day Book Journal

Outside my window ….. darkness (a theme… hmmm)

I am thinking ….about work craziness.  Must. Stop. Thinking. About. Work.

I am thankful for ……my health

I am wearing ….. the Monday blue nightshirt!

I am loving …. Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frapp w/ one shot of caramel.  I’ll be having one tomorrow!

I am stitching …. Always and Forever by Little House Needleworks

I am hoping …..the next six weeks speed by.  I’m ready for Houston!

I am drooling over …. the new HooDoo Voodoo design from Primitive Needle

I am sorely tempted by …..more quilt planning.  Must resist for a few more weeks!

I am hearing ……Beast Legends (DH and DS are watching off the DVR)

I am reading … Johannes Cabal, the Detective (great, great series)

On my mind ….. simple baby quilt layout using Castle Peeps fabric. LOVE this fabric! Blue colorway is on its way to me (from a couple sites).  Will be doing simple layout of 8″ squares and 4″ squares for a Christmas gift.

From my picture journal… Mom and K:

August 23rd, 2010

8/23/2010 – Day Book Journal

Outside my window ….. darkness

I am thinking ….about DH’s birthday tomorrow.  A very low key celebration

I am thankful for ……a pair of great kids

I am wearing ….. pale blue loung-y shirt thing.  Hey, I’m all about comfort when I get home from work!

I am loving …. Pei Wei Mongolian Beef (lunch today)

I am stitching …. something cool 😉

I am hoping …..the week speeds by…another quilt class on Friday!

I am drooling over …. the new JustNan Halloween designs

I am sorely tempted by …..Buggy Barn Quilt books (still from last week.  This Friday’s visit to the Quilt store will be VERY tempting)

I am hearing ……Whose Line is it Anyway? (Evidently another Monday night habit)

I am reading … Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (almost done)

On my mind ….. a layout for a baby-size quilt using the big stars in my Witch Quilt.

From my picture journal… my next quilt WIP will be this kit I got in Houston last year:

August 9th, 2010

8/9/10 – Day Book Journal

Outside my window ….. a beautiful night sky

I am thinking …. tomorrow is going to be a long day (work seminar to attend)

I am thankful for ……my family’s continued good health

I am wearing ….. pale blue nightgown

I am loving …. my Kindle 2

I am stitching …. shhh…can’t tell.  Will be done for next week’s journal.

I am hoping …..DH hears good news from his Friday interview

I am drooling over …. Greek Mandala by Chatelaine

I am sorely tempted by …… popcorn with parmesan and truffle oil

I am hearing ……one dog getting a drink of water… who could it be?  Greta!

I am reading … Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read

On my mind ….. remembering to get stuff together for Saturday’s quilt class.

From my picture journal… my red highlights from last year.  Maybe it’s time to do them again?  They’ve mostly grown out 🙁

August 2nd, 2010

Day Book Journal

Found here and lots of other places….

Outside my window ….. the breeze is picking up and clouds are coming in.  An evening storm brewing?

I am thinking ….and planning for a slew of little projects in the next couple months….shhhhh! 

I am thankful for …… my children home safely from their summer vacations in Georgia/Tennessee

I am wearing …..”Queen of Unfinished Projects” t-shirt and shorts

I am loving ….the rainy weather in Arizona

I am stitching …. Winter Queen by Mirabilia

I am hoping ….for good results with DH’s *two* interviews this week.

I am drooling over …. Autumn Stitches by Sue Hillis

I am sorely tempted by ……new Stitches fabric by Lynette Anderson.  Wouldn’t it be *perfect* for finishing the Autumn Stitches design?

I am hearing ……the end of tonight’s Braves game…. we win!

I am reading …..Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

On my mind …..school starting…how did I get a seventh grader and college sophomore+?  Where did the time go?  Wasn’t *I* just in college?

From my picture journal ……my kids meet a Tennessee creek last week (click…biggify…you know the drill):