Sunday, July 29, 2007
I also finished up my first Prairie Schooler Santa ornament for my grapevine wreath and am nearing a finish of a small Shepherd's Bush piece.
I watched several episodes of "The Deadliest Catch on the Discovery channel, plus 2 movies - A Tale of Two Cities and GWTW. All in all, I had a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I also got a small start on my first Prairie Schooler ornament for the PS Wreath SAL. My pattern is about 20 years old (one of my first PS patterns) and I had to substitute some of the colors called for because they seemed dull compared to the pattern photo. Maybe DMC shades have changed some over the years, or perhaps the color palette from the 80's was just more muted. I wanted a brighter look. I will post a picture as soon as I get my first one done.
I have a guilty little secret - DH is taking his dad on a trip back to Chicago & Wisconsin tomorrow for a week to visit relatives. This means I can stitch to my heart's content in the evenings and this weekend, while watching my favorite movies! No cleaning, no cooking, no sports on TV constantly. :) It's nice to have some quiet time to myself. I'll miss him after a few days but I get so much done when I can get some extended time in my sewing room without a lot of interruptions. Woohoo!! I'm already planning out all the things I hope to get done. I probably won't get to them all but I'm going to start making a list here to motivate myself.
Finishing on Christmas stocking (I have procastinated terribly on this and it probably won't take more than 2 hours) Finish Shepherd's Bush July monthly Finish first Prairie Schooler wreath ornament
- Put in a few hours on English Sampler
- Put in a few hours on Plymouth Sampler
- Remove the seat covers from my dining room chair seats in preparation to recover them
- Work on blog and
online photo albumwhich I've been meaning to do for months
Okay now I'll see how much I actually can do!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I will be posting a picture of what I stitched for my exchange partner after she receives it. It had to travel a ways so probably not until the end of the week at least. This is my first exchange with SBEBB and I am really enjoying it. It was so much fun to come home to presents!
I have not posted any progress on my projects lately , hope to get some stitching time in tomorrow. I have joined an SAL for Prairie Schooler ornaments and must go through my linen stash this weekend and get set up for that. This should be fun. Visit or join our SAL on the Prairie School Wreath SAL!