Thursday, October 18, 2007

Well, the dentist appointment I had the other day that was supposed to last for 45 minutes ended up taking 2 1/2 hours...not a pleasant time! I was pretty numbed up so I didn't really feel anything, but why can't someone invent silent dental instruments? That noise drives me nuts!
Haven't done any stitching the past few days so I don't have anything to show today. I am planning on watching the Red Sox/Cleveland game tonight. It's still pretty stormy around here tonight...very high winds and rain...a perfect night for relaxing in front of the fire with a cup of tea. I'm hoping to catch up on some letter writing tonight.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's very overcast today. I came home a bit early from work...wish I could sit and stitch, but unfortunately I have to go to the dentist. Not my favorite place to be!
I did manage to get some stitching done this weekend though. I finished "Christmas Wish" by Sisters & Best Friends. It is stitched on a sparkly piece of fabric I had from Silkweavers, but that doesn't show up in the picture. It's really pretty though. I also stitched another one of the Prairie Birds for my wreath. This one is called "Bluebirds". I think I will stitch one more, and then I will have eight pieces for the wreath. I am still unsure about finishing them...little pillows with fabric backing or little fringed pillows with linen backing...hopefully I will have decided by the time the eighth bird is done!
The third picture is the Country Cottage Needleworks ornie from the 2006 JCS ornie issue. It's called "Winter's Eve".
I love the soft colors that Nikki uses in her designs. Finally, I was also able to get a bit more stitched on "Quaker Row" by Midnight Stitching. It's almost half-way finished I think.
Guess I can't put off the dentist any longer.....

Saturday, October 13, 2007

It's a bright Saturday morning here...even a bit of sun! We have been so busy the last few weeks. Last weekend we were in Boston for my daughter's wedding. It was a beautiful day...the ceremony was perfect, the food at the reception was was great to see family that we haven't seen in ages. And the best part was that my daughter and her new husband really enjoyed their special day. We don't have any photos yet, but I'll post some when we get them.

I hate flying that part wasn't any fun. I think the planes are getting more crowded every time we fly! I was in the middle seat both ways and could barely hold a book let alone try to stitch! Oh well...I'll have to start making up for it now. I am going to try and not buy anything new for awhile...have to pay off those wedding bills after all!'s not like I don't have anything here to stitch. Of course, my LNS is having their fall open house in a couple of weeks...and I did just get the new CCN flower pack...but other than that...I'll try!

I pulled out a piece I had been working on last year "Christmas Wish" by Sisters & Best Friends to work on. I though I had swapped out the GAST threads for DMC, but after searching for a conversion list and matching up the colors, I took a good look at the piece and realized that I had used the GAST after all! So I pulled those out last night and did a's actually almost done, so I think I may have a finish before the weekend is over. The picture shows my progress so far.