Sunday, August 13, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

A lot going on around here, and I haven't been keeping up on my blog!!

Our new baby, Scout, goes into the Vet's tomorrow morning for the 'surgery'!! I don't know if it will calm him down any, but, it will be done. :-) I had almost forgotten how hyper kittens can be!

I also started a Hardanger bookmark. My first try.... and got stumped at the blanket edging. I'll pick it up again later, to try again. Maybe I was just too tired to figure out the instructions when I tried it the first time.

Today we did something for the house! We laid outdoor carpeting on the front porch, and down the front steps. It is in a color called 'Sapphire', and I really like the way it turned out!

Our daughter, Becca, painted the porch railings, and the old milk can, and added the design on it. :-)

I finally received my fabric for Quaker Garden, and was able to start stitching it last night! Becky waited for me to get my fabric, so we could stitch it together! I did think the fabric was awfully green, but, maybe as I stitch it, it will grow on me more...

Broke my glasses at work yesterday... of course I can't get in to have them fixed until Monday! So... I have the 'geeky' look with tape on the side. Whatever works!

Our little town festival is this weekend. DeWitt Ox Roast. It's a busy time, but, a lot of fun. We live close to downtown, so have a lot of people stopping by. I'm playing in a golf tournament on Friday, but, am also going to roast a turkey to have for sandwiches on Saturday, make potato salad and coleslaw, and Chuck (DH) is going to barbecue chicken legs and thighs on the grill. Rick (son), has asked me to make cinnamon rolls and muffins to have with juice on Saturday morning before the parade. Busy, busy!!

That's about it! I 'think' we have Becca ready for school this fall. It's hard to believe she is going to be a Junior in High School! School starts on September 5th. Maybe things will get back to as normal as possible after that!

Till later....

Stitching on today: Quaker Garden (finally!)


Jenn said...

Blanket stitch was confusing till I got a rhythm going. I have no idea how to explain it, unfortunately, and I have to muddle into it every time.

The porch looks great, and I love the milkjug!

Cathy said...

Blogger is really slow tonight so I'll have to come back and look at the pictures later - you will REALLY enjoy Quaker Garden!

Lelia said...

Hi GF!

Your bookmark looks good. I have a diagram to use for the edge - i never remember how to get it started!

Hope all goes well with Scout. We have only one black kitten & it is spoken for. Funny your vet asked you to take in one more!

Nice job on your porch. The outdoor carpeting looks very nice. Becca did a nice job on the railings & milk jug! lucky her going back to class in September -- our boys start Aug 23rd. We are clothing shopping this week.

Enjoy Quaker Garden - i've seen so many bloggers stitch it up quickly. it is a very nice design!

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Kittens certainly are energetic, aren't they? I hope the surgery calms Scout down a bit. I have a 10-year-old male that still behaves like a kitten most days. Mostly it's cute and endearing, but there are some things that a 14 lb. cat just shouldn't do! LOL

Sharon said...

Hi Myrna, the house looks great love the colors and the milk jug goes perfectly!

Hopefully Scout will calm down some for you. My 7 month old kitten Kojack needs to make that trip-he is always into something!

Susan said...

I know nothing of hardanger but your piece sure looks pretty.
The front porch and milkcan are beautiful, very inviting =o)
Hope you enjoy the QG, it sure is pretty all stitched up.

Von said...

Hi Myrna, I'm trying to catch up with blogs some more - think I'll probably be working on it for another week!

I'm sure by now that you've made great progress on your hardanger bookmark. It's such fun to do! I need to start another little hardanger piece here real soon. :)

Your house looks so inviting!

I broke my glasses on our recent vacation, too. Had to wait four days until getting back home. Costco was able to find a nose piece that fit, but is a slightly different color. It's not bad and I ordered another pair. :D