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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.