Thursday, August 11, 2016

remember me???

Hi everyone! I can't believe it has been two months since I posted last! where did the summer go?

Here is a link to what my life as been like for the past year...I hope this works. It is a time lapse of our new library addition being built. We moved into the new addition at the end of July, and now the contractors are working on re-doing the original Carnegie Library. The entire project is supposed to be finished by the end of September, and we have scheduled our grand opening for October 15, so I hope it is done on time! September was spent boxing up all of our stuff (while still keeping the library open)...quite the mess! And then we were closed for three weeks in July while we physically moved everything and continued to sort through the thousands of books we put into storage 6 years ago. Needless to say, many of those had to b discarded...they were in such bad shape. It always breaks my heart to discard a book...but it had to be done. So now, everything we own is crammed into the new addition, but the library looks wonderful! Our patrons love it...staff is thrilled...we have windows all around, so it is a bright space. After 2 years, I have a proper office...with a ceiling, a door and a window...yay! Right now, I am sharing with another person, but only until the Carnegie is completed.

Anyway, you can imagine that most days I went home from work exhausted...especially these last couple of months. Not much stitching happened, since most nights I took care of our dogs, had a bite to eat and crashed in hubby's recliner until he got home! I did discover Flosstube however, after Vonna posted a link to her video, and have been addicted ever since. It is fun to watch everyone's videos and see all the great stitching being done. I've discovered new designers (to me) and floss and
fabric suppliers...not to mention newest growing collection.

 Just lots of fun all around.

I wish I had the courage (?) to post a video of my own, but that is so far out of my comfort zone...I don't think it will ever happen. But I really do want to get back to blogging and I was thinking hat I might start doing blog posts as if I was doing a video...same kinds of things...showing updates,, new stash, tags, etc. We'll see. I'm determined to start taking back the parts of my life that have been thrown to the wayside over the past year!

So...I guess I'll start with my poor froggy, who has been waiting patiently for two months now to show our orts! This first pic is my June orts...


this next one is from July...

 It looks like more than I remember stitching, but that's ok!

I did manage to meet some of my goals from June. Here is my monthly ornament...and my Cross eyed Cricket mitten. June was also Whine and WIPs month on Stitch Maynia, and I wanted to work on some Blackbird Designs pieces. So I started and finished Autumn Silhouette...(sorry for the hoop marks)


and finally finished Morning Star


 which I am embarrassed to say was started in September of 2014! I can't believe I ever put it was such a quick finish! I also stitched a small Bent Creek block for the Stitchers' Timeout block exchange.

July did not go as well. The only finish I had was an ornament from My Big Toe Designs

and I think that was the last day of the month! I did start a mitten, and a new SAL...Welcome to Oz from petalpusher Designs, but I think that was about it! Oh...I also started the Long Dog Sampler Death by Cross Stitch, but so far I have only stitched the first row of stitches!

So August is going to be catch up month! I am hoping to finish my July mitten and stitch one for August, stitch an ornament, finish Part One and Part Two of the Oz SAL and maybe stitch a bit more on the Long Dog Sampler. We'll see!

Sorry I've rambled for so long. If you have made it this far...thank you for taking the time to visit.
Until next time...happy stitching!


  1. Good catch-up post, Lynda! Glad to see the great projects you've finished - you've got some beauties there. :)

  2. Hi Lynda~
    It was great to see your post this evening. Lovely projects that you have finished and it sounds like you have some good ones in the works.

  3. You sound very busy, Lynda and yet it looks to me like you got a lot of stitching done. All are very pretty! I'll bet the new library will be wonderful and I hope it completed on time.

  4. Good to see a post from you. You certainly have been very busy at work!

  5. Lovely stitching Lynda.


  6. I can't imagine packing up and moving an entire public library! I'm surprised you got any stitching done at all...

  7. Its good to hear from you and to read your you sure have been very busy...

    Your Stitching is so pretty...I love reading your is so pretty and so inviting and seeing all of your lovely photos of stitching and other things as well.

    Congratulations on your finishes....looking forward to more of your stitching photos...

    Happy Stitching
    Linda K, Railroad, Jeannie

  8. I forgot to mention that my town is going to be getting a new Library in the Spring and I can't wait. A whole new different location and hopefully much bigger and lots of comfty chairs and tons of windows.

    I just can't iamgine you moving a whole Library - wow....that had to be difficult and very exhausting.

  9. Glad to see you back. I helped move our high school library and boy what a job. I'm sure you are glad it's over. Beautiful stitching. I've been super busy so not getting much time either. Good luck finding time now that things have settled down.

  10. Whaha job it must have been to literally move a library to a new place. I was doing that once and it was a very small library but it took me and my helpers a while (to say the least).
    Great that you could do some stitching during that time.

  11. Hi Lynda, I am hoping Monday will be a great day for you! Your tea exchange package should arrive from me in Colorado. It was hard not to say anything previously but I hope you will enjoy your package and know I had fun trying to find some items you would enjoy. I am not a cross stitcher but I admire all those who are so talented. I do love tea and everything related to tea. Enjoy a good weekend and your blog is quite lovely. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Anne

  12. I hope they manage to make the library ready by the time you have planned to open it.

  13. love it! I am so happy to hear you have some personal support. So happy.



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