Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I did try to stitch some today when I wasn't opening packages or watering the mums on the front porch. Not a lot of progress but it was done during a busy day of things to do and housework that is calling. My house is generally clean and tidy but with the prospect of a visitor, I am doing all the required things to get 'caught up'.
Monday, September 23, 2013
I did get some more of the verse done and then there is a span with the three ships that is started but the specialty stitching part is not done. Now I am working on the waves below the ships.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I did get the first section of verse stitched. It is all done stitching over one and that is always a challenge. Then I did the nautical square and the three sections beside it. That part is now done. The center section will eventually be cut out and specialty stitching will be done at the class. So now I move on to the next verse section.
Fall has arrived Our trees are starting to turn colors. It is my favorite time of year. I need to plan a day soon to take a drive and just enjoy all the colors.
Friday, September 20, 2013
I did most of the cross stitch and some of the over one stitching for the first band. Then I did the satin stitch band two. The third band is the blue stitching which was quick and easy. Now I get to work on the verse. The verse is the main part of the homework. If the verse is stitched, since it is spread throughout the sampler, it will help me to locate and stitch various her parts.
Yes, I am attending Mystic One. I am starting to get excited about the trip. I will be meeting many of my on line friends there. I look forward to that part.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
This is the third year I have been here and for the first time I actually purchased and placed some mums at the front door. And a cute little pumpkin. I like it. Now - let's see if I can keep them alive for a couple of weeks. Remember - I have a very black thumb.
It was a beautiful day here on the hill. Warm temperatures, gentle breezes and delightfully blue, blue sky. It was wonderful. I did get some stitching done. I have most of the top scene done for now. I am doing the cross stitch parts and leaving any specialty stitches and back stitching for later or even at the class.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I did! I did! I did work on the Christmas trees. Today I finished the preliminary work on three number four. That was my goal before I started working on the 'homework' for Mystic One Victoria Sampler Class scheduled for the middle of next month.
Yesterday I spent some time sorting my floss, gridding the fabric and getting ready to start. Today I finished up the trees and moved on to the ships of Mystic.
Can you believe it? I touched a wall. This is the top section and I have stitched from side to side on this one. That dark on the right side is one of the ships and the left is the dock with snow on everything. It is a good start.
On a different note, I am trapped at home. Today I had the driveway sealed and I have to stay off it for 24 hours. So, I can't go out and I have to stay home and stitch. Oh - Gee - Darn!! Can't you tell I am so disappointed. I just watched the turkeys file by my window. I do love living in the woods.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is an antique hutch that is in my kitchen. I remember this piece from when I was a child. The top needed to be raised up so the doors worked better and no longer scraped on the top of the base. My wonderful wood working brother made me a piece to do just that and made sure it matched and blends right in. It looks like it has always been there. I am quite happy about it. Oh and all the glass and pretty things inside were washed and put back. That is also a wonderful job well done. Thank you to my MIL and SIL for their valuable help.
Meanwhile back at the lap stand - three number three is coming right along. I keep saying that I want to get this basic part of each of the four trees ready to go and then I need to move on to the homework for the retreat coming up in October. I better get stitching!!!!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I did work some on the white of tree number three. I have had a rough couple of days. This journey of grief is a difficult one. I was so busy for months that perhaps I didn't take the time to grieve. Well, it is now kicking me in the butt. I have to admit that there are days that I can't get much accomplished. Yesterday was bad. Today I did some errands and did get some stitching done. I consider that a good day.
Victoria Sampler must know my name by heart by now! This is box number three is a short period of time. (Or it is number 4 - I have lost count.) Two packages are for the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue, which I haven't even received yet. Autumn box and Trick or Treat were just too beautiful to pass up. I really need to get some serious stitching done. I am going to spend some time getting kits ready for new stitchers. I have given away all my aida cloth. I will have to pick some up. I want to have little kits all ready to go so when someone shows an interest, I am ready to get them started. I love teaching someone else the love of needlework.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
New stash arrived. Those little Mill Hill kits are going to help with teaching new stitchers the craft. There is also a few Halloween things for me and one Jim Shore Santa. Yippee Skippy - I love stash.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thinning the woods seems to be a project around my house lately. Looking out my front door, off to the right was a clump of trees, an island of trees and undergrowth. Today my sister in law and my nephew came and started tearing it all out. The trees can stay but the lower stuff is slowly leaving.
I am calling it Glenner's Park. My nephew Glenn has been busy making this happen. There is a stone wall up towards the house and then just a jumble of leaves and stuff. We also found a nasty wasp's nest that has now been removed. The whole place looks bigger, more relieved, cleaner.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Meanwhile the mail man brought more homework for me!! I am signed up for a retreat in Mystic come October. I have lots of homework to do on this one before that retreat. I hope I can keep up with all that I am signed up for.