First, borrowed from Dani and other bloggers...
A - Age: 34, and like Dani, I often get mistaken for being in my mid 20's
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: can I say all of 'em?? LOL
D - Dog's name: Lily
E - Essential start of the day item: insulin and thyroid meds (glamorous, I know)
F - Favorite color: blue, or maybe purple....especially rich jewel tones
G - Gold or Silver: silver
H - Height: 5'6"
I - Instruments you play: oboe
J - Job: librarian
K - Kids: 1 daughter who will be 1 in March
L - Living arrangements: me, DH and DD plus one dog and a cat in a little 3-bedroom ranch in town. "Town" = population of around 30,000.
M - Music you love: Rock and folk, especially Irish-influenced stuff. Love Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, and 80s-90s rock.
N - Nicknames: I don't really have any
O - Overnight hospital stay at hospital: giving birth
P - Pet Peeve: when I go to the grocery store for one specific item, and that is the one thing that is out of stock.
Q - Quote from a movie: "Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas." (I know, I know, Kevin Costner was an atrocious Robin Hood....but Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham has some wonderful lines!)
R - Right handed or left: Left
S - Siblings: one younger sister
T - Time you wake up: 6:00 am-ish
U - Underwear: yeah I wear it
V - Vegetable you dislike: brussel sprouts
W - Workout Style: currently, mostly walking or running. I used to swim regularly, too, but the only lap pool in the area is tough to get to now with the baby and everything.
X - X-rays you've had: dental, right foot/ankle, brain (MRI)
Y - Yummy food you make: I'm becoming a pretty decent cook if I do say so myself -- I make a tasty spinach lasagna, crock-pot beans and beef, a broccoli-cheese casserole DH loves, and I "invented" a low-sugar banana strawberry dessert that is a hit at our staff luncheons!
Z - The best place to visit: new places. I love an adventure!
Now, on to a stitching dilemma. I'm currently hunting for an appropriate reindeer pattern for the HOE exchange, and getting frustrated. Many of the designs I'm finding are.....odd. That goofy cartoon one of a reindeer eating a candy cane from one of my JCS issues? Blah! LOL Or not ones that I think will appeal to my partner, based on digging around in his (or her!) blog. Or they are ones that I've seen stitched many times, and I just want to be original. I DO have one that I've started, but I'm afraid it is going to be too big to qualify as an ornament when it is finished. However, my idea of what is "ornament"-sized may be a bit skewed, because I haven't had a full-size tree in years! So, do you think a 4-5 inch square is too big for YOUR tree??
Because a girl can never have too many octagonal jewelry boxes....right? This is my July small, Homespun Elegance's "Lady Quaker...
...or you will end up frogging a whole bunch of over-one stitching. Grrr. So there is no progress pic on the cowboy piece today, because I...
This is the little mermaid pattern I started the other night - a freebie. There was no color key, so I'm using: Crescent Colors "...
Pardon the rather blurry cell phone picture.... I knew I wanted to mount this piece on a wooden plaque, but its dimensions were making i...