Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I had such a good weekend, I'm sad that it ended so quickly. I finished A Bird In Hand - it was a quick stitch and I will package it up today and send it off to Deb for finishing. If you are interested in the chart let me know and I will be happy to pass it on.
On Saturday, my friend had a jewelry show at her house - her sister-in-law makes the most amazing jewelry. After much deliberation, I decided on this black & white necklace.
Necklace designed and created by Paige Weaver
My new project is crocheting baby afghans. I have three friends that are expecting - two are due in January and the third is due in March. Each blanket will be white and then bordered in pink or blue. I enjoy crocheting but prefer to spend my time cross stitching.
I hope you each have a wonderful week full of stitching time.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
2. I finished my final exam (different class then above)
3. Bathrooms cleaned
4. In the Garden completed
5. Our Ladies Night Out went very well. My friend and I organize a Ladies night at church 3-4 times a year. We are blessed in that we have this lovely stone cottage on the church property. It's a very homey, comfortable place to meet. We always a fun, relaxing evening. There is no agenda - everyone brings their favorite appetizer or dessert and we just have an evening of fellowship. Somehow our topic strayed to our local 'flasher' - there have been 83 sightings in the past week - he must be a busy guy (or maybe it's that he's not busy). Who does such a thing and why??? I have never laughed so hard as we all gave our opinion and what we might do if we had the misfortune of running into him . I have to wonder why the police haven't caught him with 83 sightings!
I am still waiting for my fabric to arrive for Sarah, so I am working on my small projects that I purchased from Market. The picture below is of the new LaDDa kit - the color is a little off, the fabric is dark but a little more on the gold side. Not sure if I like it yet, but I am going to keep going.
Well, that's all folks - nothing new or exciting in my little corner of the world. Enjoy your week and thanks for all the wonderful comments!
Monday, October 12, 2009
I can't complain as I had a wonderful, long weekend. Thursday and Friday were Fall Break at the university so I was able to leave early both days and enjoy the beautiful weather we are having. When I left on Thursday, I was so excited as it meant I could go running - I usually get off work at 5 and have a Bible Study that starts at 5:30 - so I rushed home to enjoy some time outside. In my excitement, I was speeding along (literally) and passing all the slow people (ie. going the speed limit) and I turn on to my street which goes from two lanes to one lane and just felt the need to pass everyone before it became one lane - well, up ahead was a police officer. So, I nonchalantly slid back into the slow lane and casually passed the cop...
Well, I decided I was long over due for a ticket and really deserved this one, so before he could turn his sirens on I just pulled over, got out my license, and rolled down the window. He took my license and said "Do you know why I stopped you" and I replied "Yes, I was speeding" and he started talking before I finished "I stopped you because you were... speeding? he said it in a tone of bewilderment. Then he asked me how I knew he was going to pull me over as he had not turned on his lights - I said "because I was speeding, I was so excited to have a half day off, I just wanted to get home" He told me to stay in my car and started to walk away but I stopped him as he forgot to ask for my registration - he said he didn't need it as I was being honest. (So, was he just going to assume I didn't steal the car?)
The officer was gone mere seconds when he returned and handed me my license and told me he was not going to give me a ticket - my turn to be completely bewildered. He said because I was so honest he was going to let me go - can you believe that? I was so shocked and humbled because I truly deserved the ticket.
I had a wonderful "stitching" weekend! I spent time organizing my floss (it was a mess), kitting up my new projects, and then stitching!
Just out of curiosity, is there any reason not to wind my NPI on the paper bobbins/winders?
I finished the Learning Girl Sampler last week - finally, a picture - the 3rd one is the true color!
The Learning Girl Sampler
I worked on one of my new Shakespeare's Peddler kits. It would have gone a lot of faster if I had not made so many errors! Plus, some of the floss is really close in color - and why don't they label it????
Count Your Blessings
Recommended Fiber & Fabric
And lastly, I started on this sweet little A&E - It's a fun project!
In the Garden
Recommended Fabric & Thread
I don't know what I will have time for this week - tons and tons of homework! Thankfully, another weekend is just around the corner.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
For those of you that love Halloween, stop by and visit with Jolene - she's having a cyber party which includes a giveaway & an adorable free chart.
I just discovered Marcsi's blog (thanks to Nina, who has some of her lovely hand-dyed linen for sale) and she is having a lovely giveaway.Good luck to everyone!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I traded w/Nicole and received this lovely chart - I hope to start on this one soon as I just love this pattern.
My new stitching friend (from church) Barbara called last week and said that she received two of these magazines in the mail and would I like to have one - what an unexpected blessing.
And last (but definitely not least), my sweet Smokie...
I didn't have time to iron my Learning Girl Sampler this morning but will take pictures of her soon to show. Now the fun dilemma of deciding which project to begin next - so many great new things to choose from! Speaking of new projects, has everyone seen what Theresa plans to work on next? An A&E Sampler - I am so excited!
Thanks for all the lovely comments - it's such a pleasure to check in on my blog and see that someone has visited and left me a note.
Hope your day is full of stitching.