Friday, July 13, 2012

This is the Day

Hello everyone...

I haven't posted in a long time. No reason... Just enjoying summer and all the activities that the season brings.

I don't want to bore everyone with a long update of everything that has happened since I last posted. I will just suffice to say that May went by in a busy blur, and I spent June trying to catch my breath. Now it is July and almost time to return to school/work full time. I have stitched a lot, and I have knitted a lot.  I would like to be better about posting. Wondering if I set a specific day to post each week if I would stick to it?

Stitching.... I have spent a lot of time stitching this summer. But as per my usual MO, I have stitched a little on one project, put it down, picked up another project, stitched a little on it, put it down... well, you get the idea. And sometimes all in one day.

I decided last night that I was bored with every project that I have upstairs. (I keep current stitching stuff upstairs, and not so current WIPs in the basement.) Rather than start something new (as I usually have no qualms about doing), I went down to the basement, dragged out the WIPs of Doom supersize tote (a result of the "no qualms" thing), and drug out a dozen (or more) projects that caught my eye. I reunited them with their various threads, put them in a basket and hauled them back up the stairs. I decided (at least for awhile), that I will stitch on whichever is screaming the loudest (hopefully until it is finished) and then choose another from the basket until I either a.) tire of this routine and go back to my more current projects, or b.) finish everything in the basket and then refill it or c) start whatever latest and greatest that catches my eye (Beauty and Grace, anyone?).

The latest "screamer" is This is the Day by Hands to Work which I fell head over heels in love with when I first saw it in JCS in 2009. I promptly collected threads and fabric and set my hands to work and was loving stitching it until I discovered that either my house or tree was one stitch off (I don't remember which now). I just as promptly put it all away in disgust refusing to frog, start over, or finish it as is. Looking at it now, I don't think it is that glaring. I am calling it a "design feature" and moving on....

Here's where it is as I left it with the exception of the over one block that I stitched last night. I am stitching on Silkweaver's Days Gone By 28 count lugana (one of my favorite Silkweaver colorways).

I do actually have a stitching finish and a couple of knitting finishes from my summer of stitching fun that I will blog about next time.

This is one of my current knitting projects... a pair of Georgia on My Mind Socks. Yarn is by Gnome Acres in the Franklin colorway. This is a KAL with the Knitabulls podcast group on Ravelry. I like to have a pair of socks on the needles at all times. They are perfect for long car rides, waiting rooms, etc. I plan to haul them with me to a Louisville Bats game tomorrow night. :)

I have been the lucky recipient of some of my Mom's cute project bags that she has been sewing lately. The cupcake bag will hold a large chart with fabric and threads easily. This is where This is the Day is currently residing. Check out the cute sprinkle lining. :)

This cute bag is a perfect for either a purse or a knitting project (or both!). It is fully lined with a lot of pockets on the inside. Probably my favorite bag that I currently have. I think she did such a great job on it. It combines a lot of things I love... Lots of color, paisley, polkadots, stripes. Perfect!

That's it for me for this time. Sorry for the long hiatus. I will try to be back sooner rather than later next time. DH and DS just left to spend what's left of the afternoon fishing, so I think a tall glass of sweet tea, an episode of Smash, and stitching are in order.

Happy Stitching!!