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Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer



Whew!  It is wet outside.  Very humid, hot and now rain to make sure all is wet.  I hope the storms break the current spell and nice weather comes to call.  


I have been busy with my stitching and improvements at camp. I had aluminum stairs put in so we can get down to the river.  I have made it down there for a good soak once so far.  That project has kept me busy.

I started an Ort Box done on canvas.  Hours of prep work and the first installment are done.  There will be specialty stitches done in each of the squares.  It certainly has captured my attention.

I also finished the Just Nan Peacock Needleroll.  I just need to put that together.  I have found some time to spend in my room.  I set up some fans so I can keep it cool in there.  The Peacock project was a bit of a challenge. 

Next up I started an older Just Nan project called Needle In A Garden. I am up to the third band.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August? Where Did July Go?

So the bruises are fading from the garage cleaning project. I have focused inside during the worst of the heat and humidity..  Today I finally spent some time in my room.  I love putting together my little treasures. It took a few hours.  I also spent time outlining a canvas and then putting it on a frame.  

I have started work on a Just Nan, Peacock needle roll. I live the colors. 

Tomorrow I have workmen at camp so I will be over there and perhaps I will take some photos. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Happy Dancing in a Clean Garage

Or I will when it cools down!  It has been hot and humid.  I hit the final corner, cleaned the floors and made a trip to the dump.  Whew!  It is done.  In between all the cleaning and errands, I have been stitching.  Now I am working on a project called Java Block by Hands On Design.  This is the sides of the block and then I have a top and bottom to do.  It will made a square pin cushion when completed.  


Monday, July 25, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

Well summer did arrive.  Hot, humid with a chance of rain.  I am spending time home with the air conditioner most of the time.  Not to worry because there is plenty of things to do around the house.  Early mornings are spent cleaning the garage.  It seems that over the winter things pile up and now need cleaning out.  After some time in the garage, I get back to stitching.  Last week I did get my Daddy's chair delivered to camp.  It will be my new stitching spot over there.

There is a book shelf on one side, a magazine rack on the other side.  Add a chart holder, formally known as a book stand. It is missing the writing table. The foot stool would hold a lot of stash!  Light pole needs some work and I need to fix the lamp shade. 

The Summer boxer by Lizzie Kate was finished.

The Just Nan tweet will require some finishing.

Then I moved on to Just Nan's Blitzen Glistens!



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hello There

I put the beads on with my morning coffee. I finished it at camp. I do live that place.  As long as the humidity stays low. 

Last night I was able to get a photo of sunset. It is so pretty.  The camera doesn't really show it.
 

I tried out Daddy's chair for stitching. Perfect. 



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Busy, Busy..... It Is Summer!

I did it!  I did it!  I stayed at camp alone earlier this week.  I didn't remove the sweat shirt until ten o'clock. It was a bit chilly. While there I took a photo of a sign my brother made for me.  Cute!

I finished yet another cross stitch project.  

Then I started yet another.

I need to spend time in the craft room putting things together.  The weather is turning humid again so I am back home. Today was 'Find the house!' Day.  Going to camp so often has me running through the house and just not keeping up with things.  Today I cleared the dining room table. That is a good thing.  I still have paperwork and the spare room to deal with.  Then, maybe, play time.  But by then the weather might be better and who knows.  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer? It is getting away from me!

It has been a month?  Really?  Camp is awesome. I have been spending a lot of time there. Great place to entertain and stitch. The latest photo of camp was taken from the beach. 

I continue to work on the flag but I must admit that it was a bit boring. 

Then I moved to Just Nan. It us an anniversary biscornu. I just need to put it together.

Just today I finished the scissor pocket that goes along with it.

I also did some stash shopping.

Whew!  That is a lot. I am not sure who, if anyone, is still watching my blog but I will try to stay up to date.