Saturday, July 21, 2012

a late TUSAL posting

Just got back from a wonderful week away, but I wanted to post my TUSAL pic before I forget!
The lovely pillow at the bottom is my exchange piece from Debbie in the Patriotic Exchange at Stitched with Love Exchanges.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WIPocalypse again....

Wow...another full moon already! Time is just slipping by us...and I don't think I like it one bit!

This month I actually worked a little bit on an old UFO...when this design from The Scarlett House first came out I fell in love with it and bought it right away. I had the fabric and threads and put in a few stitches and then something else came up and I forgot about it. Then I decided to bring it to work as my "work project", but somehow I never seem to have any stitching time at work, so it got buried under a mound of other stuff. Well, I unearthed it the other day and wondered what the heck I was thinking to have ever put this one aside. So this is my meager stitching so far...please excuse the wrinkles...I just popped it out of the hoop for a pic...and actually I have stitched a bit more on it since...and hopefully will have a finish by the next full moon.

The design is  called Coverlet Birds and it is stitched on a piece of evenweave in a really pretty pale blue/gray color. The fabric is so soft...I think it is PTP, but not sure. I am using three threads from GAST as well.

I also stitched my bit on Katie's round robin. We are doing this with Every Stitch Counts, and Katie chose a Halloween  theme. I don't usually stitch much Halloween (even though I love all the cute designs), but this was fun...and Asher fell in love with it, so I think I will be stitching it again sometime soon! The design is from last year's JCS Halloween issue and it is called Happy Jack, from Mosey 'N Me...stitched on aida with DMC.

There was also another exchange piece for a patriotic exchange, but I can't show that one yet.

I hope everyone is enjoying the 4th...I think this will be a quiet day with some errands, some baseball and some stitching time.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

almost sidelined...always sidetracked

It's been a few weeks since I last found time to do an update. I feel like I have been really busy...and I guess I have, but I also kind of feel like I didn't accomplish all that much. And so it goes....

My boss (and friend) and I went down to Anaheim, California for the annual American Library Association conference a couple of weekends ago. This was my first national conference, and it was pretty amazing. The weather was great (although the conference rooms were like igloos!),the sessions were informative (it's always fun to meet other librarians from all over and share ideas), Disneyland was right across the street...and all in all, we had a great time. The one really bad thing was that my friend's mom called because she had been evacuated from her home...she lost it completely to the fires in Colorado Springs. But she is a feisty lady and already making plans for what she will be doing next.

So back to work. Everyone seems to be taking time off this week to stretch the holiday into a longer one. I wasn't clever enough to think about doing that! (we do have a vacation coming up really soon though). And besides I am pretty bruised, so might as well stay hidden away in my little cubby of an office.

Ah...and how did those bruises happen, you might ask (or not, but I will tell you anyway!) I just had to stay up and watch the end of a ball game one night last week, and while I was on my way to the kitchen (in the dark), and I tripped over the dog and dove nose first into the stone island in our kitchen. There was a lot of blood and moaning (from me)...and calling up to hubby who woke up and made the bleeding stop and cleaned up all the mess I'd made.So now I have a big bruise under my eye, other big bruises all over my legs and a very sore nose (though not a broken one, thank goodness!) So almost sidelined...but not quite.

Asher came to visit this weekend...I hadn't seen him in two weeks and really needed my grandma fix. We had a blast...made a Captain America shield and froze the bad guys, among other things. He's a rock star too, but only sings Queen tunes at the moment! So I got a little sidetracked from my stitching, but did manage to make a small start on LHN's Summer Band Sampler. It is stitched on a light green lugana fabric from Sassy's Fabrics with DMC thread.

I would love to stitch all of far I have completed Autumn. They are lovely designs to work on.

And thanks to a sale going on at The Sampler Girl's website, I also got sidetracked on my way to post on this blog. But I got a few more lovely designs, including one I have been wanting to order for years...and I wouldn't be surprised if I go back to visit one more time before the sale is over!

I hope all my American friends have a wonderful 4th..I think we may just lay low and relax...we'll see!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today!