Saturday, March 16, 2013

College #41 - preIHSW

For the record, wedding planning is making it really difficult to focus on... well... anything. Let's see, now I work 24 hours a week, I'm a full-time grad student, and I have a wedding to plan. Not to mention all the other stuff like general household upkeep. I have delegated grocery shopping to Handsome Helpful Fiancé (still not used to saying, fiancé, by the way) since he's better at it and manages to get everything we need while spending less money than me. So I figure that's a win for everyone.

BUT we're here for stitching. So here we go. This is what I've done on College before vacation and after, up through last night. It's still a pre-IHSW post since I haven't started stitching yet but I will settle in with my audio book for school in a bit and stitch away. I figure audio books (along with physical books) are the only way I can maintain my stitching addiction while still getting my required 50 books read for my last assignment. 1 down, 49 to go, yay!

Before:



Now:



So tonight and tomorrow I plan to hermit myself up and stitch late into the night. Or at least through 3 discs of audio book. Until then, though, I still have to clean the bathrooms, mop the floors, finish laundry, vacuum, and cook a quick dinner. I will, however, leave you with a picture of Handsome Helpful Fiancé and myself with our engagement cake made for us by his sister.



And a close up of the cake...



Tomorrow I intend to post a photoblog to my personal blog (found here) from vacation but that's too much work right now and I wanna stitch. I know you guys understand.

One last thing, Google is getting rid of Google Reader - in case you guys didn't know. I'm on a personal mission to find an adequate substitute - if you have one, let me know!

And with that, happy stitching!

18 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Interesting cake ... Is your sister making the wedding cake too or will that be more traditional LOL.
Nice to see a picture of the Happy Couple themselves and great progress on College.

sharine said...

That cake is to cute!

♥ Nia said...

Funny cake :D
Nice progress on your wip :) don't worry, enjoy your wedding planning, you'll have time to stitch for many years to come :)
Do you know bloglovin? I've written a little about this in my blog, check it out if you have the chance ;)

Topcho said...

Hi! Found your blog last week thanks to Jo, and I love it :) The College looks great, and good luck getting more of it done while listening. And the cake.. omg! XD It's awesome! I really can't wait to see the wedding cake then!

Melinda said...

Best Cake ever -- I know I will enjoy your wedding planning blogging as much as I love your stitching blogging.

cucki said...

Aww cute cake ..
Love for you x

cucki said...

Aww cute cake ..
Love for you x

Claire said...

Yummy,Is there any left?x

Linda said...

You made great progress on College Ewa. Love the cake. That is too cute. Great pic of you and HHF.

Linda

EvalinaMaria said...

Nice stitching progress, awesome cake. Which book are you listening to?

Tama said...

Your stitching's looking lovely!
And I really like that cake!!!

Anne said...

That cake is the coolest cake! I bet it was delish too!! When we first got married, it took me awhile to get used to called the bf husband! But now it just rolls off the tongue. Great progress on your College Ewa!!

As for google reader, it pisses me off as all change does, but I will be using Blog Lovin which isn't too bad.

Hugs!

Stitching Noni said...

College looks brill!
Yum! What a gorgeous looking cake :)
Such lovely news the two of you being engaged - it is a wonderful time planning a wedding. Enjoy every moment of it and try not to get too stressed about things :)

I have signed up for Bloglovin. Which looks ok so far except that I can't use it with Byline on my iPad.

stitchstitchknit said...

College looks amazing and I love the cake you got =) The piggies are so cute! =)

Tiffany said...

very nicely done

Liesbeth said...

What a fun cake (and it looks like a delicious one too)! You two are a cute couple!
College looks great, I am sure you will find time to stitch and do all your other things!!

Deb said...

Adorable cake and husband to be!!

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :D I love the pig cake :D

Am I still coming up as a no-reply blogger? I think I fixed it...