Wednesday, September 9, 2009

september 9 - just crawling along!

I kind of do feel like I have just been crawling along lately. Another month has slipped by almost without me noticing . We were busy in August though...with Asher's birthday, my daughter and SIL visiting from Boston, our new library director starting at work, my mom and her "friend" visiting from back East and being sick on top of it all. And now it's September and I'm getting that itchy back-to-school feeling even though I haven't been back to school in many many years!
Autumn is my favorite time of year...I love the cooler evenings and the crispness in the air, and the changing colors and wearing sweaters again! And it's always like a new beginning I went and bought a new planner and decided to brighten up my blog a bit. Hopefully I'll find the time to post more regularly too. I really appreciate those of you who keep reading and leaving comments...thank you so much for taking the time!
I have been stitching a little bit...did a bit more on my Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler. I am in a SAL for this but always seem to wait until the end of the month to get going on it and then I never accomplish as much as I'd like to!

I also heard from Roberta that she received the two exchanges I sent her. She didn't seem to mind being paired with me for both so that was a relief! For the ornament exchange I took some bits from a Stacy Nash design since she likes primitive pieces.

The Prairie Schooler design is "Little Pink House"...I ended up stitching this one twice because I originally made it into a needlebook but ruined it when I was ironing it. I decided to make the final piece into a pinkeep instead. The background fabric is what I used for the back.

I have a couple of things I want to start next week, a round robin to do and a wedding sampler I'm working on. I am doing the Bent Creek "I Do" design again. It just seems to fit the couple and I know I will have it finished in plenty of time.
And my search for a missing piece of stitching is over...several months ago we had a special ornament block stitch with the Stitcher's Timeout group. We were to stitch the ornament by a certain date and then have it finished in October. Then we will find out who to send the piece to. Of course I put mine in a "safe" place...don't you all have some of those?...and when I saw the reminder about the exchange I realized I had no idea where that safe place was! This was obviously not the first time this has happened to me and luckily I finally found it, safely tucked away in its little project bag.
Well I guess I have carried on enough for now...thanks again for visiting!


  1. I do like the color you chose for BP. I know how those SALs go - I'm the same way - they wait for the last minute. And very nice pieces you made for the exchange. I'm sure that Roberta loved them!

  2. Your new blog background looks really nice, Lynda. And your BP is coming along...even just a few stitches each month, will eventually produce a finished sampler! Those exchange pieces are so charming, bet she loved them!

  3. Hi Lynda! Third time is supposed to be a charm and this is my 3rd time trying to leave a comment. Love the Stacy Nash and PS pieces and know the recipient will too. Your BP is looking good. I've put mine down for awhile, but hope to pick it back up soon.
    Love your little birdie in the tree!

  4. Isn't it scary that we put things to make sure we don't forget and then we do???? Been there, done that! I love, love your Just Merry finish - fabulous job. Nice stitching on your lost piece, too!
    BP is such a pretty design!

  5. I have to thank you for posting your pink house. I forgot I had got that pattern and I wasn't sure what I was going to stitch for my pink stitch this month. LOL!

  6. Your BP is coming along beautifully and the pinkeep and ornament are lovely. You have been busy, it's easy for time to slip by. I agree with you about autumn, it's my favorite time of year.

  7. I love your little finishes and the bp is coming along very nicely too. xx

  8. The Beatrix Potter Sampler is wonderful! I love all of your projects!

  9. Both small finishes looks wonderful and BP is looking beautiful.

  10. Your blog looks fabulous!!!
    Beautiful progress on Bea and beautiful ornie and pinkeep finishes!!

  11. Gorgeous progress on your SAL piece. Both of your exchange pieces are great, I love them both!

  12. Your pieces for Roberta look so great. She must have been delighted.
    You have been more than busy lately, haven't you. I also love autumn very much although it's back to school for me, but like you I love the colours and the autumn light and air. And some autumn stitching of course.

  13. You sure can stitch! Be proud of your work.


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