Tuesday, September 23, 2008

23 september 2008

Exchanges sent & received...

I see that Karen has received the squares I sent her for Fair & Square round 9, so I can post a picture. I stitched a freebie from Papillon Creations - Tiny Little Quaker - using purple variegated floss because purple is her favorite color. She says she will make a biscornu with these which was kind of what I had in mind when I was stitching them!

I also received this adorable block square from Emily in the STO yahoo group monthly exchange. The theme for the month was trees and I really love this delicate little block. The picture does not do it justice. I think I will make a floss tag with this one.

I finished stitching my exchange for the SanMan Hallo-Fall exchange, but can't show that one yet since it just went in the mail yesterday.

23rd september 2008

Meet Flat Lynda!

The Stitcher's Timeout yahoo group is having a stitching retreat next month. Unfortunately, many of us cannot attend in person, so the idea was floated aroundthat we could send our "flat selves" instead! Someone will take us around to all the events, and we will even get a goodie bag and chance to win a door prize. I must say that the "flat ladies" I've seen are all amazing and very creative. Mine is on her way to Kansas right now, and she's a little nervous as it's her first time flying. But Mar has promised to take very good care of her, so not to worry!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

17 september 2008

I realized that I haven't posted in almost a week, so I wanted to check in with all my blogging friends. Coming back to work after a week off was not easy! I like my job, but I think I could get very comfortable being home more!
I did get some stitching done last week but nothing I can show. I finished the squares for round 9 of "fair & square" and mailed them off yesterday. I've also been working on an exchange piece for the HalloFall Exchange with the SanMan group. I thought I'd have it finished by today but since I didn't stitch at all the past two nights that hasn't happened.
I've been really tired when I get home, and I think I'm coming down with a cold or something...scratchy throat, runny nose, "bowling ball" head...I keep telling myself that it is too early to be getting a cold...it's not even officially fall yet!
I'm very envious of all of you who have the JCS ornie issue in your hands already. From all the comments I've been reading it sounds like a great issue and I can't wait to see it.
Well, break time is over so I guess I should get back to work! I hope to have some pics to show you soon.
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

10 september 2008

Today I spent the whole day with my grandson which was great fun. Here are pictures of a couple of his silly faces. I didn't get any stitching done today...too busy holding the baby and playing with him, but I did finish my scarecrow block for the monthly STO exchange last night.
I also started my round 9 fair & square squares but can't show those yet.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

09 september 2008

TO CAMP OR NOT TO CAMP.....I realized that this template does not show post dates so I have to use the date as a title. Oh well...We are on vacation this week...yeah! My hubby has wanted to go camping for some time and we have been going back and forth as to whether or not I would go with him. We finally decided "no"...I am really not a camper, unless it it in a nice warm cabin. Anyway, he left this morning with the 2 dogs for a few days roughing it down in Culver. After looking at how packed the car was I don't think there would have been room for me anyway!
Turns out it will be a good thing though because I will have my grandson with me most of tomorrow and can't wait! And also, I hope to get some stitching done as well.
Yesterday, I worked a little bit on La D Da's "Zippity Do Da"...we are doing this piece as a SAL with one of my yahoo groups. I am using Carrie's Threads - Soapstone as the main thread color. I really like the variations in the color. I also stitched on "Three Things" this weekend. This is a really pleasurable piece to stitch. I love the colors she uses. The last time I stitched on this piece was in March!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thanks and an update

Thanks so much to Rachel and Felicity for steering me in the direction of other blogger templates. After playing around some I think I have this almost the way I want it!
My hubby has changed his work schedule and isn't home in the evenings now...so I should have lots more stitching time, right? Well, not the last two nights. Life just keeps getting in the way. I did make a tiny start on La D Da's "Zippity Do Da", but not enough to post a picture yet. I was able to work on "Quaker Christmas" though, so here is an update on that one. Hopefully I'll get my act together and get some more stitching done in the evenings.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

August stitching and September Goals

I did pretty well with my goals for August. The only piece I never took out was "Happy Home Sampler". I don't know why because I really like this piece. I did miss some stitching days because of being in the hospital with my daughter and the baby. And I wasn't feeling too well part of the month either...just a general lousy feeling, nothing specific. Anyway, I'm posting my goals for September here because my sidebar is getting kind of crowded (3 columns please blogger??????). I have lots planned, but I also have a week's vacation this month so I'm hoping to get some things accomplished!
  • monthly finishing challenge
  • JCS ornie SAL
  • STO monthly block exchange
  • F & S round 9 squares
  • "Three Things" - stitch another 1/4
  • "Quaker Christmas" - finish next 2 pages
  • La D Da SAL - "Zippity Do Da"
  • Sampler Girl SAL - "Mansfield Park"
  • Put some stitches in "Joyful Summer"
  • Put some stitches in "Celtic Autumn"
  • Put some stitches in "Happy Home Sampler"
  • San-Man HalloFall exchange