Stripey Snake

Stripey Snake 072409

On Wednesday, I took my Microsoft certification exam for Access 2007 and passed with flying colors! Soooo glad that is over. I am now moving into my Project Management classes, starting with Microsoft Project. I am really wanting to be finished with school before the holidays this year. I’m ready to be done! As a reward to myself for my certification, I was able to skip school and go to Barnes & Noble for stitching with a buddy. I had so much fun and we got to sit in the comfy chairs. I think once again I spent more time chatting than I did stitching. Oh well! My stitching buddy brought the new Loose Feathers to stitch on, and she is doing it over one. Sooooo pretty. I wanted to go right home and get mine out…but I am being good (for now). I decided to take Earth Sampler with me this time, since I’m making good progress on it. See the little snake?

Earth Sampler 072409

Two more fingers and I would have finished the hand. That row of numbers is the bottom of the sampler. After I finish the hand, I’ll move back up to stitch the top three rows. I am loving this fabric, this pattern, stitching on 40ct, the colors, all of it. I am just having so much fun. And since the past couple of weeks have been a little rough studying for my certification exam and then of course, this…

Blisters

My poor blistered heels. I really needed a night of stitching to relax, and a fun piece to stitch on! Oh, and just to give you a further idea how bad my poor blisters were, when I came home Tuesday night from school, I found this on the counter.

Blister Bounty

Eric’s been a sweetie and has been reading up on blister care and what to do to keep them from getting infected, etc. He takes good care of me. The vaseline is supposed to keep you from developing blisters too, so once mine heal I’ll be trying that the next time I go walking. I’m taking tomorrow off from my 5k training, since I still can’t put shoes on, but I hope to be healed and back at it next week. And thanks to all of you for your suggestions on helping my blisters!

And in non-blister-related news, I thought I show you my latest stitching purchase. I have fallen in love with the VB Night Owl fabric, and so of course I had to have a little wristlet to go with my ginormous bag, right? And since it was half price, I couldn’t resist.

Vera Bradley Wristlet

It’s the perfect size to hold my packs of needles, scissors and a pencil. I love it!!! And it’s nice to have a little bag that I can transfer around to other bags and know I’ve got needles and scissors.

VB Wristlet Inside

Oooh, somebody needs a manicure. Yikes! Anyway, that’s all for me today. I am hopeful I’ll be getting a whole lot of stitching done on Earth Sampler this weekend. I have book club tonight, but other than that a weekend of some couch time I hope. Have a great weekend!!!

I am grateful for my blisters getting better and even with weird workouts this week, still seeing a loss on the scale! Yay!

46 thoughts on “Stripey Snake”

  1. Nice progress on Earth Sampler! And congrats on passing your exam! Yay! Hope those blisters heal up really soon — that’s no fun at all. Flip flop time!

  2. Nice progress on Earth Sampler! And congrats on passing your exam! Yay! Hope those blisters heal up really soon — that’s no fun at all. Flip flop time!

  3. I hope those blisters heal up quickly. There can’t be much worse than those things!!! We need our feet too much.

    Great progress on Earth Sampler!!

  4. I hope those blisters heal up quickly. There can’t be much worse than those things!!! We need our feet too much.

    Great progress on Earth Sampler!!

  5. Your Earth Sampler is coming along nicely – I can’t wait to stitch this one (of couse I have to purchase the pattern, fabric, etc) It looks like such a fun project.

    enjoy your weekend.

    Cari

  6. Your Earth Sampler is coming along nicely – I can’t wait to stitch this one (of couse I have to purchase the pattern, fabric, etc) It looks like such a fun project.

    enjoy your weekend.

    Cari

  7. Poor you: those blisters really really hurt !!! It’s nice to see you have a personal nurse; usually only woman love to play nurses !!! lucky you 😉

    Nice progress and the fabric is gorgous !!!

  8. Poor you: those blisters really really hurt !!! It’s nice to see you have a personal nurse; usually only woman love to play nurses !!! lucky you 😉

    Nice progress and the fabric is gorgous !!!

  9. Beautiful progress on Earth Sampler! Congrats on passing your exam. I use Access to organize all my stitching. I love it! Hope you feel better soon!!

  10. Beautiful progress on Earth Sampler! Congrats on passing your exam. I use Access to organize all my stitching. I love it! Hope you feel better soon!!

  11. Yow–poor feeties! You should try two different blister treatments, one for each foot, and report back to us what works best. Although IMHO, what will work best is hanging around the house without shoes, stitching.

  12. Yow–poor feeties! You should try two different blister treatments, one for each foot, and report back to us what works best. Although IMHO, what will work best is hanging around the house without shoes, stitching.

  13. Blisters suck. I have had some bad ones in my time too. I am a runner, and I would recommend getting some wicking socks. You can even get them at Target (the C9 brand-just make sure it says something like moisture wicking, cool dry, etc.)

    Even if your shoes are rubbing, it will help pull some of the moisture out of the area, and make the blisters if you do get them, not as bad.

    Congrats on passing your exam…. I am trying to gear myself up for a big exam in the near future too. Stitching is always a good reward.

  14. Blisters suck. I have had some bad ones in my time too. I am a runner, and I would recommend getting some wicking socks. You can even get them at Target (the C9 brand-just make sure it says something like moisture wicking, cool dry, etc.)

    Even if your shoes are rubbing, it will help pull some of the moisture out of the area, and make the blisters if you do get them, not as bad.

    Congrats on passing your exam…. I am trying to gear myself up for a big exam in the near future too. Stitching is always a good reward.

  15. That snake kills!

    Hope your feet keep healing. That pain relief stuff they add to the Neosporan now is wonderful.

  16. That snake kills!

    Hope your feet keep healing. That pain relief stuff they add to the Neosporan now is wonderful.

  17. Beautiful work on Earth Sampler, love that little snake so cute. Oh so sorry to hear about your poor feet, when they hurt its just the worse pain ever. Take care of your feet and get some rest. Congratulations on your passing that exam too, that is quite an accomplishment.

  18. Beautiful work on Earth Sampler, love that little snake so cute. Oh so sorry to hear about your poor feet, when they hurt its just the worse pain ever. Take care of your feet and get some rest. Congratulations on your passing that exam too, that is quite an accomplishment.

  19. Anna van Schurman

    When I did the 60-mile breast cancer walk, vaseline saved me. Well, relatively. I mean I still lost all those toenails from getting the blisters underneath them. Some of us are just really prone to it, I think. I had blisters from walking the dog in a pair of too-old sneakers. Guess it’s time to get some new shoes. Love Earth Sampler!

  20. Anna van Schurman

    When I did the 60-mile breast cancer walk, vaseline saved me. Well, relatively. I mean I still lost all those toenails from getting the blisters underneath them. Some of us are just really prone to it, I think. I had blisters from walking the dog in a pair of too-old sneakers. Guess it’s time to get some new shoes. Love Earth Sampler!

  21. Your Earth Sampler will be finished in no time! It’s looking great!

    Hope your blisters heal up soon. Nice of your hubby to take care of you.

  22. Your Earth Sampler will be finished in no time! It’s looking great!

    Hope your blisters heal up soon. Nice of your hubby to take care of you.

  23. Julie's Keepsakes

    The Earth Sampler is so precious and pretty. I am sorry about your blisters. YIKES! That has to be a bit painful and just annoying. Funny though, I have VD purse with the owl fabric. I LOVE the owl!

  24. Julie's Keepsakes

    The Earth Sampler is so precious and pretty. I am sorry about your blisters. YIKES! That has to be a bit painful and just annoying. Funny though, I have VD purse with the owl fabric. I LOVE the owl!

  25. Your Earth Sampler looks very pretty! Congratulations on your exam, and I’m sure it’s a relief to be finished. Ouch on the feet!

    Is the Loose Feathers that your friend is stitching over one Berry Time?

  26. Your Earth Sampler looks very pretty! Congratulations on your exam, and I’m sure it’s a relief to be finished. Ouch on the feet!

    Is the Loose Feathers that your friend is stitching over one Berry Time?

  27. Terri(TerriBoog)

    Earth Sampler is looking gorgeous. I hope your blisters are healed quickly – they’re so painful!

  28. Terri(TerriBoog)

    Earth Sampler is looking gorgeous. I hope your blisters are healed quickly – they’re so painful!

  29. The Scarlett House

    Congrats on passing the exam. Do you need to borrow a pair of flip flops? Gee wiz, that’s looks even more painful than how you described it.

  30. The Scarlett House

    Congrats on passing the exam. Do you need to borrow a pair of flip flops? Gee wiz, that’s looks even more painful than how you described it.

  31. Love your earth sampler! One of my favorite stitches this year. Congrats on your exam. Hope your blisters heal soon.

  32. Love your earth sampler! One of my favorite stitches this year. Congrats on your exam. Hope your blisters heal soon.

  33. Congratulations on passing your exam. I hope your blisters heal quickly. Earth Sampler is looking lovely.

  34. Congratulations on passing your exam. I hope your blisters heal quickly. Earth Sampler is looking lovely.

  35. Your Earth Sampler looks great..I love seeing pieces come to life. I recently finshed Yule Sampler and have ES to do…not sure when…hugs, Linda

  36. Your Earth Sampler looks great..I love seeing pieces come to life. I recently finshed Yule Sampler and have ES to do…not sure when…hugs, Linda

  37. Congrats on doing so well with your exam!

    Earth Sampler is really coming along beautifully.

    Hope your blisters are healing quickly.

  38. Congrats on doing so well with your exam!

    Earth Sampler is really coming along beautifully.

    Hope your blisters are healing quickly.

  39. Earth Sampler is looking wonderful! You new bag is adorable! Congratulations on the exam! You go, girl! Blisters are the worse. I hope yours clear up soon!

  40. Earth Sampler is looking wonderful! You new bag is adorable! Congratulations on the exam! You go, girl! Blisters are the worse. I hope yours clear up soon!

  41. Boy do I feel your pain. I went to warped tour on Sun. and got caught in a downpour. The rubbing that my feet did against my wet cons resulted in wicked blisters!

  42. Boy do I feel your pain. I went to warped tour on Sun. and got caught in a downpour. The rubbing that my feet did against my wet cons resulted in wicked blisters!

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