Thursday, June 17, 2010

Still kicking

I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I just haven't been here in a long time. Or on other's blogs either, but I will catch up eventually.

School is out. I have had to work several days here and there, but I am getting ready to start a long stretch and not go into the office at all for awhile.

We have been to Disney and back. We had a great time. This was the first year that Jake wanted to ride all the big rides and major rollercoasters. Michael and I love those so it was a lot of fun that we all were riding together this year. I can't wait to go back. We are planning another trip for October. Now that he is no longer coaching football, fall break vacations are an option whereas they never have been before.

I haven't been stitching as much as usual, but I do have a lot to show since it has been so long since I posted. I have made more progress on CaHRH, finished blocks #4 and #5, and started block #6.

I have stitched and finished a few patriotic smalls for Independence Day. I have always loved the idea of a basket of smalls to mark the holidays and seasons. (I have only stitched a couple of these recently. Most were stitched last summer, but I have just now finished them into little ornament sized pillows).

Speaking of smalls, that is all that I want to stitch lately. In the last week or so, that is all that I have worked on. Usually I love stitching on great big designs that take forever to finish, but lately, I just want designs that are quick and easy. My BAPs aren't holding my attention. I started this Lizzie Kate design this morning and hope to have it finished by this afternoon. :) I think this would make a cute pinkeep or a small framed piece.

I have also been learning to knit this summer. This is something that I have always wanted to know how to do, and I am so thankful that I am finally getting the chance. A friend of a friend is teaching several of us how. It is so much FUN!!! I am still such a beginner, but I look forward to getting more proficient and learning new things. I have made a short row cap and started a second one. We have learned casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Our next class will focus on stitching knitted pieces together and using a cable needle. If anyone knows any good knitting resources online, I would love to know about them. :)

That's it for now... Back to my marathon stitching, movie watching, audiobook listening afternoon. I love when I can have days like this. Enjoy yours. :)


  1. Your HRH piece is coming along nicely. I am DYING to start Autumn, but I am making myself finish Christmas stitching first. I really enjoy baskets of smalls...I don't have one of my own, but I hope to one day. They are so cheerful!

  2. Great that you got to go to Disney! Love your CaHRH and your Lizzie Kate WIP. Your patriotic pillow collection is wonderful!! As for knitting -- you probably already know this. Ravelry!!! A must join group online. Google it and you'll find it. Best resource ever!!

  3. Great post, Kellie! I'm so glad you are caught up with CatHRH. I'm really concerned that I won't make my monthly deadline with Block 6. I've done the top down to the pond, but there are only 6 days left in the month!! Yikes!

    I am such a fan of smalls--just finished two this week that I hope to post soon. It is such a feeling of accomplishment, isn't it?

    I'm so glad you're enjoying your summer break and what a thrill to take your son to Disney--I fondly remember our trips down there.

  4. Congratulations on learning to knit! It's one of the things I love to do too. Have you found If not, it is a MUST. I'm JackieCastsOn there. Please do join and then friend me.

    CaHRH looks wonderful. I finally gave in and purchased the chart. I'm a pretty new stitcher (and slow) and have yet to stitch anything patriotic. I, too, love the idea of a basket of smalls. They're always so cute!

  5. Good morning Kellie! I love your new LK start, such fun and lively colors! And that basket full of Red/White/Blue is awesome! Enjoy your stitchy day and I look forward to seeing your finished LK. Smiles....

  6. Your Wips and finishes are all gorgeous Kellie.
    Glad you all had such a wonderful time at Disney.
    Good luck with the knitting.

  7. What a precious little basket of smalls! I too enjoy working on big pieces but really need to do a few smalls so I have the sense of accomplishment.
    It's great to meet a fellow Kentuckian....are you a transplant like me or were you born and raised here?
    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I really do appreciate it.