Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nothing planned

That is such a wonderful place to be!! I've really enjoyed the last couple of weeks with NO plans. It's been pretty hot here, the kind of weather that you don't mind staying in the house. I found out what the problem was with Fairy Garden. I am using a color chart (which I rarely do-but seems to be easier to follow with these patterns) and I have never marked off what I have stitched on a color chart. I don't know why it never occurred to me. I was having a hard time figuring out what I've done and what needed to be done. Especially those Hollyhocks!!! Since I have the chart saved on my computer, if I need to look something up that I marked up it's always there! DUH!!! So after a nice solid week of stitching on it ,it now looks like this.Photos are all clickable. It's nice to have the bottom border done, except the beads of course. My goal is to finish ALL the stitches and beading on this part and then start to roll it up and work my way up. The only other thing that I worked on was Lyne's RR, And A Forest Grew. I made it all the way across to the right side for her. Pretty sure I have several more weeks before I have to mail it on, so we'll see how much farther I get. This a a before and after shot.
I also did a "finish" for a friend. A frame just didn't seem right for this piece, so she gave it to me to come up with something. I thought the shape and size would be perfect for a flatfold. It took me awhile to find the right material to match the stitched piece. I think it came out pretty good! And of course I have to leave you with a picture of Amberlyn. They had this cute pool on sale for $10 and I couldn't resist. She enjoyed splashing around and gave us some entertainment! Until next time....happy stitching!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Let the summer begin.....

Yes you heard right. We haven't been able to do a whole lot yet this summer, but that is about to change. We have been taking care of 3 houses (2 to get ready to people to move into) and it has consumed our time! But now that our daughter has moved out of one and into the other and we have new renters in our other house, we can just concentrate on OUR house!!! Seems like every evening and weekend we were tied down to one of them.
I haven't updated since May and June was really a blur. But first off my Dad is doing well and seems to have stumped the Drs. again. Thanks for all of your thoughts, prayers and concern.

As far as stitching goes....I got the 2nd page finished on my Mystic and then I put it away for awhile. I did finally get to just a little bit of green. I finished the 3rd square on Carolyn's RR before I mailed it on. It was a nice change of pace using one color thread while I was also working on my Mystic. But my big event was my finish of Amberlyn's stocking!! I already have someone to finish it for me. I can do most finishing techniques, but a stocking with the lining and all?? I'm going to pass the buck on that one and pay to have it done.
It was Amberlyn's 1st birthday in June and here she is with her birthday outfit and a couple more just because she's so darn cute! She's loving going in the pool so I hope that continues as she gets older.
Hoping to get some time on the motorcycle now that we have some time and definitely more stitching or having Amberlyn over. We haven't been able to do much of that either since we were working on houses.
Thanks for the comments and taking time to read my posts. I know how busy everyone is and it's nice to know you take the time.