Monday, November 23, 2009

it's crossing my mind....

A few years ago i made a terrible decision. I decided that rather than buying or sewing cute Christmas stockings that i would cross-stitch them. This was a really, really bad idea. I had NO idea how long it would take to make each stocking!! I finished mine, Reid's and one other one (which is now Grace's) when we were in Chile for Reid's internship. Which was fine, cause i had PLENTY of time those 8 weeks. But then i had more children...which meant less time (the word "less" doesn't quite seem to cut it here...). And of course, they need matching stockings! Abby's was finished in time for her 1st Christmas. Eliza's was not. I started it about a month before she was born and it is STILL not finished. I've been working on it tons lately. I worked on it thru season one of The Mentalist (which i LOVE !), season 5 of Monk, Seventeen Again, eight episodes of The Daily Show, 4 weeks of SNL, five Mediums, four documentaries....you get the point, right? Lucky for me, Reid's usually right next to me working on whatever he's got while i'm stitchin' away...and we're just watchin' our shows...enjoying the quiet evening...maybe it actually was a good idea..

I'm supposed to be saving seats for some friends tonight at New Moon...and I'm seriously considering taking my cross-stitch to work on while I wait--would that be awesome or what?? As if it's not already embarrassing enough that I'm 31 years old and going to watch a 17-year-0ld boy take off his shirt countless times (or so i've heard...) i'm actually thinking about cross-stitching while i'm waiting!!!

And seriously, the other option is to take a crossword to work on...

Man, i feel old.

6 comments:

Em Russ said...

ha ha... I'm considering takng my BABY (which is a little bit worse than a cross stitch!)

p.s. pictures required here to document your labor!

Adrie said...

This was great fun to read. I can totally picture you cross-stitching while teens file into the theatre! Thanks for the laugh ;) Have fun at New Moon!

The Busby Family said...

I remember when you were doing the first one. They turned out so good, but now you have to keep on doing them. Good luck! Now I'm glad I never started.

Mindy said...

So did you take it with you? Good luck getting it done before Christmas. I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I have decided that you are my friend that most looks like Bella. So be sure to let Reid know that Edward thinks you are one Hot Lady!

Liz said...

Pictures please!! I would totally take the cross stitch, you old fogie!

carin t said...

OH, I love it when I can read a blog and laugh out loud to myself...