Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Long time, no post. I have been so busy with work, Jake’s activities, and dabbling in scrapbooking (another love/hobby) that I have not stitched as much. J
I have continued to work on Plum Street Sampler’s Paradise Lost. I am so enjoying stitching this design. I have taken little breaks on it here and there, but always return to it. I am determined to have this on my wall very soon.
In keeping with my goal of stitching one block per month on CaHRH and stitching the LHN ornament of the month, I have worked a little on both of those. My progress is not even picture-worthy, but here they are…
I have the outline of Block 2 and I have barely started on the fence.
I put some stitches into Pear Tree last night. Love this little cute design.
The plan is to finish Pear Tree first (hopefully by the weekend), then tackle the rest of block 2 with a hopeful (unrealistic?) goal of finishing by Jan. 31. Then it is back to Paradise Lost if I can resist a new start…. I have a hard time sticking to one thing (as my regular readers (and my mother!) well know! LOL!), but I think maybe the trick for me is to have one large “focus” piece that I work on mostly, and to work on small/quick finishes here and there to keep me from getting bored. So far, so good. The only problem is there are so many large pieces that I want to do. Those are the ones that I am most drawn to. This love of large designs and my stitching ADD are not a good combination. LOL!
I have been “stashing” a bit lately. Things have been slowly trickling in….
Several Brightneedle designs… I am trying to grab the ones I want while they are still readily available. So far, I have Dollhouse, Needlework Shop, and Key West Sampler. I have Ezmerelda’s House on the way, and I am looking for Christmas House (anyone have this one that they are willing to sell/part with?).
I also scooped up Plum Street Sampler’s Fishes and Bait after seeing it on Siobhan’s blog… Love her little mermaid porcelain reading room, and this design in particular caught my mermaid-loving, adam and eve-collecting little eye. LOL!
I am still waiting on a few more things. I will share those as they arrive. Nothing too exciting… mostly fabric to kit up designs that I already have.
Looking forward to the weekend. We are going for an overnight in Louisville. DH has a Zija International conference that he is attending. Jake and I are going to hang out in the hotel room and swim in the pool. J My husband is a part-time independent distributor for this company. Amazing products. We have both been using their products for a time now. I can tell a huge difference in my overall health and energy as well as some weight loss. My husband has lost over 30 pounds using the XM3 capsules. He is excited about the conference. I am excited about getting “away” even for just a night. I am more worried about what I am going to pack to stitch than what I am going to pack to wear…. Crazy!