I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ta-Da!! A Finish

I put the final stitches on LHN's Virtue Sampler on Saturday.  This is my first project mostly stitched on my new StitchMate floor frame.  I can say I've fallen in love with this frame and wonder what took me so long to get one.  lol!

Next up is an older Lizzie Kate...I think it's called Harvest Blessings.  With it so hot, I'm thinking maybe thinking of fall might cool me off.  It's worth a try, anyway.

We had our first football game Friday and the band did well.  The football team won the game too.  GO BUCS!  It was so hot that day that we really worried how the kids would tolerate the heat...esp. since they wore those hot uniforms.  Only a couple had problems but we were able to cool them down.  Today the high will be 104 (I don't even want to know the "feels like" temp today as humid as it is.)  UGH!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Catch up

Things have been pretty busy around here lately.  I volunteer a lot with DS's HS marching band.  We've finished our second week of band camp.  I work with some other wonderful women who support the band by trying to keep the kids hydrated, dispensing bandaids, etc., and generally helping out where needed.  We've been under a heat advisory since the beginning of camp and the kids so far are doing pretty well tolerating the heat.  We moms have been "working out" a lot by lugging cooler after cooler of ice water out to their practice field so they can refill their camelbacks.  This week they started putting some music to their drill, always exciting to see it begin.  Go, Buc Band!!

Yesterday we drove to Austin to move DS into his college apartment.  It's almost a 4 hour drive from here so, as you can imagine, it was a long day.  We discovered in Austin that we'd left part of his futon here at home so we'll be making another trip soon.  At least he can sleep on the mattress on the floor until we can make it back.

On the stitching front, a model I stitched for Nikki at and  has just been released on her blog so I can finally share it.  I loved this one!  My kitchen has an apple theme and I suspect I'll be stitching this one again for me.  Nikki seems to really be "on a roll" lately with lots of beautiful designs.

My birthday gift from DH this year was a StitchMate needlework stand and it just arrived Friday afternoon.  I think I'm going to love this...and wonder what took me so long to ask for it.  You can read about the stand here:

I also finished and sent another model out to Nikki this week so I'm back to personal stitching (when I have any time or energy left from band.  I'm working on LHN's (Dianne Williams, Nikki's mother) designed this piece, Virtue Sampler:

I finished the Moonwalking with Einstein book (very interesting) and started another Erik Larson book,  IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER'S BERLIN and am finding it very interesting.

Until next time, happy stitching!