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Friday, September 4, 2015

End of Summer Update

Forgive me!!!  I am ignoring my duties here.  I know it but things are happening.  I have lots of pictures and lots of things are happening.  Summer is closing down.  Trees are already turning color.  It is quite dry here.  I might (and I mean might) have to mow for the third time this year.  Wow!!  Meanwhile I keep track of progress on camp, help out with my son's recent knee surgery and stitch when I can.  I have joined the too many at one time club..... but I do have a few finishes.  So here we go:

II had a request for water bottle covers.  I have three done but I also ordered more yarn with more colors so.... more to come.  Anyone else interested?  Cute!  Stretchy and they definitely identify your water bottle when in a crowd.

The pansy table runner is completely done.  I am quite proud of this one.

Lorri Birmingham's Busy Bee cover for a little tin.  I just got bored with other stitch projects one day and decided to do this one.  I did it in less than a day.  Now?  When will I do the finishing?  That is another topic.

This is today's project.  Victoria Sampler Retreat project - homework for an October gathering..... it is a Stitcher's Hideaway Gingerbread house. I sorted, prepped the fabric and got this done while stitching on the deck this afternoon.  I was busy watching deer, turkeys and squirrels.... so there were distractions.

Dimensions Cabin Fever.  I hit a wall.  When did Dimension kits get so complicated?  Single strand up to five strands per stitch?  Half stitch, full stitch....  blended thread colors.  It is a challenge.  I know it doesn't look like much now but someday.....

Victoria Sampler Stitching Witches.  My tribute to fall.  I love the colors and the silks.  That is a witch's dress on the right.  I really should get back to this one.

Scissors Fob by Shepherds Bush.  It was a quick stitch project for the hospital waiting room.  I got it started but then Linda (son's girl friend) helped out some with adding some stitches.  I really could do that one is a day or two - - where is the time?

Piers are being formed.  Footers are already poured.  The river is out there, you just can't see it.  I try to check on the site every Friday.  So far, so good.... but it seems very slow.  The schedule calls for this to be done in January?  Grrrrr.  We shall see.  I dream of sitting on the new porch and stitching all summer long - next year.


Vickie said...

Hooray! So nice to see you finished off the pansy table runner. What a beauty!


Love the water bottle covers. Is it a pattern?

Taffy said...

Yes I have the pattern in a Word document. I am willing to share. The biggest trouble is finding the stretchy yarn.

viv said...

All your projects are lovely. Your camp sounds like such a lovely spot and I enjoy hearing about the progress.

Taffy said...

Yes I have the pattern in a Word document. I am willing to share. The biggest trouble is finding the stretchy yarn.