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Friday, August 21, 2015

Camp Continues

I figured out that I was 'on site' six of the first seven days!!  I took a break.  I have done a small amount of stitching but not much to talk about.  Today I did return to the site.  We now have water as the well was successfully dug and they are prepping for site work which will include a retaining wall that will include some boulders.  I believe this was the first load.

Hey - it is progress. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Let the Games Begin

This was at 8:30 this morning.  The old camp came down quickly and is now completely GONE!  Next many trees were leveled and the grounds are being leveled and readied for the next part.  Wow!  Tonight the site is unrecognizable to me.  Yippee Skippy!!!  Let the fun begin.

Stitching?  What is that? I haven't touched a needle in days.  My brother is here and we are very tired from tearing boards off the old camp, loading up the franklin stove and then unloading at my back yard.  Thank you to my son for his help.  Then there is the trees trimmed along the driveway, squirrel control, license plate cover fix, arms painted for the chair for camp, lawn table moved, and general craziness.  One more day with my brother.  Many more chores to complete.  Tomorrow is rain but will still check the camp and see what is happening.  Then I need a day or two off to rest.  The new well should be going in this week.  Parking lots identified and prepared.

It seems strange to have this happening.  I have been working on this dream for 14 months now.  Finally something is happening.  Wow!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ready, Set and GO!!!!!

Permits are ready!!!  Demolition and site work begin on Monday!!!!  Can this really be happening?  Can it be true?  I have been waiting for a year for this to begin.  I am still struggling for a nick name for camp..... 

With camp progress happening, my time has calmed down.  I am sure I will get real busy again real soon but for now it is quiet.  I have been spending that time stitching and thinking about stitching.  First I worked on the Witches.... Three more bands complete.

I love the multi colored rhodes stitch!  So pretty.  Then I decided to work on the hardanger piece from awhile back.  Now I am so close to finishing it that I find it hard to put it down.

The side closest to the camera is stitched, the far side is waiting for me to get back to it.  Then I will cut away the excess around the outside and it will be done!

Cabin Fever by Dimensions.  I have been dreaming of working on this project for quite some time now.  I didn't start on it because I was afraid Camp would never happen.  Now that the project is close, I sorted the threads this morning.  I want to set the threads up in floss totes and then I may begin stitching on it.  I wonder if I can stitch this as quickly as the real project will be going... or will I be finishing this project while sitting on the new porch?  Time will tell.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Goodbye July and Hello August

Whew!  It has been a busy couple of weeks.  New glasses, extra eye doctor appointments were just a few things that kept me away from my stitching.  I actually found my way back to my stitching just a few days ago.... the new glasses help. 

Progress on the Victoria Sampler's Stitching Witches......  That spider web was very distracting.  I have never loved doing that type of backstitching.  Just today I did half the webbing and then the alphabet section. 

Last week I did get the camera recharged.  I took this abut a week ago when I was getting ready to move on to the next section.

Then I did the next section.  Chart number three is now done!!  I am having fun stitching today and I was amazed to find that the new glasses do make it much better to stitch.

Camp?  Hurry up and wait.  I have been busy with contracts and plans.  The latest start date is August 10.  Is anyone else worried about when the first snow fall will happen?  Hopefully it will all be well and things can begin soon.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Two Projects and a busy time!!!!

Victoria Sampler's Stitchin Witches!!!  It is a start.  This is fussy work and it takes some concentration.  I do love the colors.  I am guessing that she is doing crazy quilt embroidery work on a quilt of fall colors?

This is Lizzie Kate's 3 Little Words.  I am on the second chart.  It is simple stitching and nice to just pick up now and then.

Now to explain my absence.  I am so busy with CAMP!!!  We received the approval we had been waiting oh so long for, on July 2th, Jack's birthday.  Thank you Jack.  Now I am busy with contracts, financing and preparing.  I am picking roof colors, siding colors, interiors, the list goes on and on.  Demolition and site work begin on August 1st.  For all those people that have been following this long, drawn out progress while wishing hoping and praying..... it is about to happen.  I am struggling to figure out photos.  My usual camera died.  My iPhone is great but I can't talk to this blog.... so today I am using my really old, reliable, still working SL digital camera.  I will figure it out as I need to document the progress as I move forward with camp.  I need a name.  My parents called it Floods Ebb.  (Last name was Flood and it is at an ebb in the river.)  I am not sure I want that name.  Any ideas?  This summer is about to get very busy.  Hang on and let's hope for the absolute best!!!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Village Done!

Finally I am done.  The backstitching went on and on.  I didn't think it would ever end.  I am so happy to have this one done.  The next project will not be done over one or so tiny.  I need to work on something a bit easier.  So now three of the four seasons is done.

Camp Update:  Still waiting on permits.  Insurance is being discussed.  We are hoping to begin construction the middle of July.  Finish by the end of summer.  I still have my fingers crossed. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Welcome Summer

Hi.  I am still here.  I have not been stitching very much as I have been busy with lots of other things.  I actually wonder how anyone can find time to work and still get things done around the house, make the phone calls, keep the appointments and still find time to decompress and actually sleep.  I will post a photo of the Summer Village by Stoney Creek.  Cross stitch is done and I only have back stitching left to do.  I hope to put some time in on it soon.

Camp?  At the moment I am reeling from the bottom line price I was recently given.  I am unsure what to do.  The cost is much, much more than I was counting on.  There are a few things that we can change to help lower the price and I am considering it.  As it would happen, the project manager is taking a vacation this week so I have some time to stop and ponder the question.

Meanwhile I am exhausted and in recovery.  My big brother came for a visit (and camp meeting).  When he is in town we never stop moving.  I have a ton of things accomplished and lots of fun things going on but I am also sleep deprived and weary.  One of our projects this week was to get the cushions for Daddy's chair.  It still needs arms and those are made.  I hope to find a paint to match the cushions.  Here it is. 

My brother also brought me a gift.  I now have my older sister (Love You Jayne)'s BB gun.  I am having a ball shooting targets and scaring off the squirrels.  Annie Oakley, here I am.