Thursday, August 27, 2009

august 27 - playing catch-up

It's been a long time since I've really posted to this blog...the summer has just flown by and I'm not even sure what I've been doing! This week I know what I've been doing though - feeling lousy! I came home from work on Monday and went straight to bed and Tuesday my hubby convinced me to see the doctor. He says I have a nasty viral respiratory something and told me to stay home all week. So I have been! Unfortunately I've been sleeping most of my time away and feeling generally lousy the rest of the time!
I have done a bit of stitching...I had an exchange all ready to mail and then when I was ironing it the fabric turned all ugly, so I had to start over. I used the same design just a different finish, and now I hope to get to the post office to mail it tomorrow. I actually had 2 exchanges to do, one for an ornament exchange and one for the year long Prairie Schooler exchange. And I ended up with the same partner for both! I hope she'll be ok with that!
I also heard that my round 14 squares for fair and square have been received so here is a picture of those. I stitched one of the doodles from San-Man. Sorry for the poor photo!

I also received a wonderful pinkeep ornament from Becky for the ornament exchange. It is an LHN design and I just love it. Thanks again Becky!

So my mother and her "friend" are coming to visit tomorrow. They've driven cross-country from Massachusetts and she just called to say they are across the river from Hood River which is very near here. I don't know how long they'll be staying. We'll have the baby this weekend and I know that is who they really want to see!
I'm still working on Beatrix Potter and also trying to finish up Alla Turca...maybe I'll have some progress to show after the weekend....maybe!
Before I go, please visit Jan's blog. She has her very first design ready to go and it is beautiful. And she is having a giveaway for a copy of the design. So good luck!

Thanks for visiting and for all your wonderful comments. I really do appreciate them!

Friday, August 21, 2009

august 21 - TUSAL & the birthday boy

I think I am a day late with this...but here is my TUSAL pic for the month. There are lots of neat bits in here from 2 round robins, 2 exchanges and a few other things.

And here a few photos of the birthday boy. He'll be here for most of the weekend, which means very little stitching for me, but lots of fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

august 19 - already????

I just realized that August is more than halfway over. Today is our last summer reading program at the library - Creature Feature (a reptile zoo)...always a big favorite. And I haven't blogged in what seems like forever. It's crazy...I feel like I've been very busy but at the same time I feel as though I haven't really accomplished much. Does that make sense? We survived one heat wave and are now in the midst of another, although not anywhere near as hot as the last. The Pacific Northwest is not know for extremely high temperatures so it kind of comes as a bit of a shock when it happens.
So...what has been going on for the past few weeks? My darling grandson celebrated his first birthday! Talk about not knowing where the year has gone! We actually had two little on his actual birthday and another with some family and friends a few days later. None of which meant too much to him, but it meant a lot to the rest if us!
My daughter and her husband also were here to visit for a week from Boston. We had a really nice visit...just hanging out and having fun. We took Asher to the zoo one day where he bonded with the orangutans and loved the fishes.
And hubby bought himself a new (used) car the other day. So last night was spent cleaning out the garage to make room for it! It actually didn't take us as long as I thought it would considering how much stuff is in there, but it really wasn't the way I wanted to spend my evening either! So now my car is jammed with stuff to drop off at Goodwill after work. We also unearthed my exercise bike, and hubby brought it inside for me, so I guess there's no excuse not to hop on now. Drat!
One thing that I haven't managed too much of is stitching however. I did my bit on two round robins, and another very special project for a friend. Also stitched up two exchanges which I have to finish and get in the mail this week. I'm still working on Beatrix Potter of course, and am on to the last two parts of "Alla Turca" so I'm hopeful to have that finished soon.
No pictures to add because I am posting this at work, but I will post some later this week.
Thanks so much for visiting!

august 17 - another giveaway!

I've come across another wonderful giveaway from Mel. Check it out here!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

aug 11 - giveaways & such

Here are a couple of giveaways to consider...Lynn is celebrating the first anniversary of her blog with this amazing giveaway.

Lori is also celebrating her first blogoversary with a wonderful giveaway of lots of charts.

And, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pattern is on the move again. Check out Sharon's beautiful finish on her blog and learn more about how you can be the next one to stitch this great design.

Hope you'll find time to check these out!
Thanks for visiting!