Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A little more QG...

I did a little more stitching on Quaker Garden...

I really like this design... I just need more time to stitch! I can't show my latest finish, as it was for an exchange, but, it went out in the mail yesterday, so soon....

We are done with our 'organized' golf league on Tuesday-- Banquet was last night. Judy (my partner) and I came in second place. If we didn't split the year into two halves, we would have won. :-( We ended up with the most points for the year, and were the only two players that played every week! Some of the gals are going to continue to meet on Tuesdays to play, but, Judy and I are skipping next week, and will meet them the following week! Need to keep our games up, as we have one more scramble to play in this year. And, next Tuesday is my 25th Wedding Anniversary, so I thought I should spend it with Chuck! :-)

I guess I better start the day... a couple more loads of laundry... vacuum a little... run some errands... think about what to make for dinner... read a little bit... and maybe get some stitching in!

Thanks for all your comments -- I truly appreciate every one!

Stitching on today: Halloween Exchange or Quaker Garden! (hopefully!)

Friday, August 25, 2006

Quaker Garden WIP

Finally took a picture of my Quaker Garden! I'm stitching slowly, but enjoying this design.

Just a short post today.... Thanks for all your lovely comments!

Stitching on today: Quaker Garden

Thursday, August 24, 2006

SBQ and Random Stuff....

Today's SBQs was suggested by Anna M.
and is:

What do you keep your WIPs and other stitching supplies in when traveling?

I have the mesh zipper bags that I put all my stitching in, and then it usually goes in a tote bag. (I love tote bags, and have quite a number of them!) I have a tote bag that always has a project in it to 'grab and go'!

I forgot to show a picture of the cinnamon rolls I made for our 'before the parade' get-together at our house on Saturday. They were devoured! (Yuppers -- that is six on a large cookie sheet!)

I stitched a surprise Summer exchange for Becky! She received the package today, so I can share pictures. It was great fun to do this for her! I made up a little needle-roll and added some goodies to the package also.

We caught a silly squirrel trying to get a treat from one of the bird feeders.... How did he get up there?

And here is a picture of our two big kitties - CeeCee and Shadow. Baby Scout is at the vets, finally for his surgery. (I stopped on the way home from work... he is doing fine, and I can pick him up tomorrow on my way home from work.)

Thanks to everyone for their comments! I love to hear from you all...

Stitching on today: Quaker Garden

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Catching up on SBQ's and Craft Room!

School starts in two weeks!!! Can you see I am ready now? Maybe I can get back in a routine after that...

Okay... on to the last month of SBQ's before today's comes in my mailbox!

SBQ - July 26, 2006

Many of us have a few pairs of embroidery scissors and some even have
a "collection". How many pairs of scissors do you have? Feel free to
share a photo of your favorite pair or pairs with us!

I have way too many pairs of scissors! At least more than 10! I like to keep a pair with each project, so if I feel the urge to 'grab and go' with a project, I don't have to worry about not having scissors! (And a good excuse to make up neat fobs and holders!)

SBQ - August 3, 2006

Do you have a favorite needlework tool that you like to work with?
What is it and why do you like using it?

Hmmm... I don't think so! I have my stitching nook, with my lamp, magnet board, footstool and ort container.... And I usually use a hoop. I guess all those would be considered 'tools' that I use. :-)

SBQ - August 9, 2006

For those of you who use hand or over-dyed floss, how do you store it?

I have really started to use these more and more! I place each one in a floss bag, and sort them by type. My Brother-in-law got me the neatest thing for my floss storage! It is an old library card file, and it is perfect for storing the floss bags! I have all my DMC, and over-dyed stored in this cool little cabinet!!

SBQ - August 16, 2006

Do you have an organizational system for your fabric? If so, what is
it? If not, what do you store your fabric in?

How do people store their fabric, especially those small but
potentially usable pieces? Do they sort by count? How do they label it
or otherwise know what each piece is?

More or less... I have small totes for smaller cuts, and large totes for the other. The small totes are labeled by count, and then in each tote, sorted by color. Each piece is labeled for size and type, and color name. I have small totes of 28ct, 32ct, and miscellaneous small cuts. The large totes are 28ct, 32ct, Aida, and miscellaneous (afghans, anne cloth, odd counts). I tend to keep small pieces, as they are useful for fobs, bookmarks and ornaments.

And... my son moved out about a year ago, so, I decided it was time to take over his old room as my craft room! I've been slowly getting organized, and can show a few pictures. If anyone has any ideas -- I would be glad to hear them! I still have to move my charts and books to the shelves, and move his stuff off them. :-)

No stitching update pictures... the last two I took were for exchanges, and I can't share them yet! I need to take a picture of Quaker Garden to share with you.... I am making slow progress on it, but, am enjoying the stitch!

That's it for now!!
Stitching on today: Quaker Garden!!

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!)