Apr 20, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 4/20/09

Stitchy Stuff
A while back, I won a giveaway Shelleen was hosting on her blog. It's a Silver Needle Night kit depicting February events... Ground Hog's Day, Valentine's Day, Lincoln & Washington's Birthdays. I really enjoyed the last SNN kit I did so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one, too. Thank you, Shelleen!

In today's mail, I received this cute RAK from Jess. These block-by-block projects are designed by Craft Center of Fine Stitchery. They come in chart or kit form.

Lastly, I'll leave you with my progress on the Quaker Cube:

So far it's been a pretty quick stitch. I've only had to frog once. It takes me about 1.5 hours to stitch one square.

Nina is hosting a giveaway on her blog: "If you want to get a chance to win please show us your scissors on your blog. Not condition to have a lot scissors, you can show any what you have. Please leave a comment HERE if you want to be entered. To get one more extra enter put this logo on your blog and link back here, leave a comment again after it." The giveway ends April 30th, midnight (CET). You'll get scissors and the lot in the picture!

Here are my scissors:

Stitchy Stuff of a Different Kind
I was totally floored when I got my mail last Monday and found a fabric postcard from Wanda in Canada! I was so excited, I took it to work with me and showed it off. It's truly a work of art! Even my coworker said it would look wonderful framed. I've actually met Wanda in person and she's a great gal. :) (I did wonder why she never responded to me when I asked about fabric postcards. Now I know why!) Sneaky girl...

The fabric postcard was mailed just as you see it... Just like a paper postcard. Isn't it totally awesome?! Thank you, Wanda!! I LOVE it :)

Blog Award
Carolyn, the sweet lady she is, gave me an award! Thank you, Carolyn, for thinking of me. :)

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."

I'm passing this award on to 5 others:

Kristin - Dragondreamer's Lair
Donna - Stitching For A Cure
Kathy - Kathy's Stitch and Other Comments
Rachel - What Crazy Looks Like
Ranae - Stitch by Stitch (Who I recently found out lives fairly close to me!)

LOL, ahhh... Where do I start?

Hand Sanitizer Dude: He seemed OK at first. He took me to a Superbowl Party hosted by some friends of his. We left early and finished watching the game at his house, since I had a 40 minute drive home. I asked to use his restroom and found that while the water in the toilet worked (thank goodness), the water in the sink did not. When I exited the bathroom, he handed me a bottle of hand sanitizer to "wash my hands" since the water in the sink wasn't turned on. As a parting gift despite my polite declines, he gave me a new bottle of hand sanitizer to take home. Proclaimed "work" gives it to the employees all the time. Oh, and I sha'nt forget to include the conversations about how athletic he was in high school... holding records that had previously been held by students who went on to be NFL stars. Picture a plump 38year old man bragging to me about his H.S. records! As you can imagine, it was the *first* and *last* date.

We Should Go out (Sometime) Guy: For almost two weeks, this guy texted me various messages of hello, good morning, sweet dreams, etc. The first time we talked on the phone, he asked me out, said we'd talk later in the week. Wed, he texted asking me if we were still going out. I said "Yes" and asked if he was still game. To which he replied "Yes!" Alrighty then. From that point on, no more texts. Thursday comes, no phone call. Friday comes, a few texts. No phone call. No mention of date which was supposed to be on Saturday. Saturday afternoon, he emails me giving me an excuse as to why he can't go out. Now mind you, I've been around the block a time or two with dating (LOL!) and I can tell when the games begin and when a guy is not really interested. In this email he said something along the lines of: "We can go out in a couple weeks, if you're still interested." Whoa.... Does he think I'm desperate? I emailed him back about how empathetic I was to peoples issues that come up, and that I felt it was discourteous to me to wait until that day to email me rather than pick up the phone... of which he should've done Wed or Thurs... not email on Saturday afternoon when our date was to occur. Can you believe he actually emailed me back after that with a simple... "OK" (ROFL!)

You Bet I Would Guy: I emailed this guy asking if he'd like to communicate a bit. His response: "You Bet I would." LOL So, I emailed him back asking him to tell me about himself, what type of relationship he was looking for, his hobbies, etc. His response: "I don't really know what I want, but I'll know it when I see it. You know what I mean? I want someone who's not afraid to get her hands dirty. Your turn, I guess." Hmmm, I thought to myself. LOL Another "Alrighty then" What I felt like screaming was: "How in the heck do you think you're going to find a woman if you don't know what you want???!" So politely, I wrote back that I did not know what he meant as I knew exactly what I wanted, that my profile gave a good indication of who I am, what I'm looking for, and what I'm about. My head almost spun off on that one.


Rene la Frog said...

Great Postcard from Wanda. She really is a very talented lady.

Love the cube design and can't wait to see how it is finished.

Donna said...

Such a nice postcard. I love it. And your cube is looking really nice.
Dating? Now I remember why I stay married! LOL!

Gabi said...

Cute Rak and give away. Your quaker cube looks now already lovly. That card from Wanda is stunning and your dating stories are hilarious. Thank god I'm married.

AFwife99 said...

HI, Meari,

Pretty work. I am glad you got the patriotic pattern. You actually have the wrong Jess linked to that pattern, it was me- AFWife99. Just to let you know.

Jess- ILCS

Carissa said...

Meari, I love reading the snippets of your dating life....I have to say though, I hope I don't ever have to do that again!

Nina said...

Thanks for playing with me, you are in!

Lillie said...

Lovely gift and the postcard is a fab. Great progress on your cube.

Thank you for sharing your dating stories. Loved the way you label them.

Rachel S said...

The postcard is beautiful. How did she do it?

I wonder if women are as flaky as men are in the dating world

Carolyn NC said...

Wonderful postcard, gift and stitching. You totally crack me up with your dating stories. Too bad there are so many wafflers out there.

Louisiana Momma said...

What a beautiful postcard. From what I understand the post office will mail just about anything you can put a stamp on (I have heard even a 2 liter bottle) - according to my friends at the post office. As long as it's not hazardous to the postal workers.

And Oh lord help me Jesus.. ROFLOL!!! GIRL!! I can say - been there done that with the plump guy.. I had met someone online that had told me how important working out was, he worked out everyday, yadda yadda.. and the pics he sent me cute and well built.. we talked for a long time, and I even made a trip to Atlanta to meet him.. (yes I was crazy I know).. this dude had the biggest pot belly!! I laughed with a gf of mine about how he must have worked out everything but his belly. I was just like - how dare you stress me over working out, and then show up looking like you swallowed a horse!

You know people really tell on themselves about how little importance they put on other people's time. I would say that at least you found out early.. but it's weird how he would see if you still wanted to go days prior.. almost seeing if he caught you on the hook but not really interested in reeling you in. Men are truly a piece of work. My hubby can get on my nerves every now and then, but it's nothing to the frustration of dating in a time when men are not forthright, upstanding gentlemen like they used to be...

Michelle said...

Your quaker cube looks good. And the fabric postcard is precious!

I enjoyed your dating stories. Good luck!

(Check out your link on my side bar. ^_^)

Nancy said...

I was lucky enough to get one a Wanda's postcards around Christmas, they are great, aren't they? Makes you think the mailart thing will really work! LOL Nice winnings and stitching! What's up with the losers lately? One of the good guys has to come forward SOON!!!!

sales said...

That post card is really beautiful! I also love your Quaker cube. I love the blue in it. You just gotta love guys. Makes you wonder what is going ON inside their heads!

Ranae said...

The postcard is so pretty. Super nice RAK and I love that SNN kit. If men could come that easy and wonderful huh? lol
Pretty color in the Quaker cube.
Thanks so much for thinking of me for the award. We must really get together and stitch or lunch or something for a few hours some day.

Kristin said...

Thank you so very much Meari!

Vickie said...

Quaker cubes is really cute....glad to know that I am not the only one who likes to hang their clothes outside!!! I love the sunshine smell.

glenda said...

OMG!! I'm not dead!! I just feel that way LOL
can't wait to see the quaker cube finished, although this post is so old it may be done by now...sheesh.
I really hope to do some serious life catching up this week! wish me luck.