Friday, September 21, 2007

Haven't done as much stitching as I'd have liked this week. I have finished 2 more of my "Prairie Birds". I am stitching these as part of a PS Wreath SAL and am a bit behind. These two are "Purple Martins" and "Junco". I've just started the sixth today.
I've also been working a bit on "Quaker Row" by Midnight Stitching. I'm stitching it on a blue fabric from Silkweaver using Crescent Colours Tartan Plaid floss.I really like the way it is coming along.

We've been on vacation all week and have been having a great and relaxing time. Tonight we are having some friends over for dinner, so have been cooking Italian food all morning. It smells yummy!
The other night we went to the Aladdin Theater here in town to see Commander Cody and Leon Russell. The Aladdin is one of my favorite places. It is an old movie theater that has been turned into a concert hall. The old lighting fixtures and details are wonderful. Anyway, Commander Cody put on a great show. Wish I could say the same for Leon Russell...for some reason he had all these weird acoustic things happening and it sounded like a really badly scratched old record. Too bad, because his voice still sounded good...when you could hear it! Anyway, we ended up leaving early...but not before buying a Leon bobblehead! This picture isn't too clear, but it is really cool (and it turns out the guy who sold it to us is also the lead guitar player in the band)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

It's been awhile since I've had a chance to post. Life has been quite busy around here.
Our library's summer reading program is winding down...only a few more days to go. We had a really successful program this year with lots of children signing up and fun events. But from June through August I don't have much chance to get anything else done besides that, so I'm looking forward to a break!
My daughter and her fiance have been visiting for the past week from Boston. We took them to the airport tonight. The week went by too quickly & I hate that they live so far away, but for now that's the way it is. They will be having their wedding in Boston the first weekend in October, so there has been lots of planning going on. We are all looking forward to a very special day.
I've been getting a little bit of stitching done. I finished "Quaker Floral" which is a design by Midnight Stitching. I really like this design, and have just started a companion piece,"Quaker Row" I have also done a few more blocks for the Stitcher's Timeout group's monthly block exchange. I'm all done through the end of the year. These blocks are fun to stitch. The same group is having a "Think Pink" exchange, and my exchange piece is finished now as well. I stitched the center portion of a design by Knotted Tree called "Pink Ribbon Topiary" and finished it into a needleroll. All of the participants have done such different pieces and I can't wait for the exchange!
I am lucky to still have 2 days off before going back to work so I hope to get some time to just relax and catch up on my stitching. We'll see!
The photos are "Quaker Floral", one of my blocks ("Winter Joy" from this month's JCS issue) and the needleroll. My other stuff is in my cyberstitcher's gallery (link in the sidebar)