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

Friday, February 24, 2012

Summer Sampler progress, etc.

Hello, fellow bloggers!  Can you believe February is almost over already?!

When I put this sampler one down last summer, I was a little bored with it.  I recently got it out to work on again and now I can't put it down!  lol!  I'll keep chugging along on this one and maybe even finish it before too much longer.

I also started and finished a little Erica Michael's freebie for an autumn themed block exchange in one of my groups:

Two more blocks/themes and I'll be finished for the year...for this group, anyway.

We spent last weekend visitng DS (UT student) in Austin.  He took our younger son on a camus tour as we may have another Longhorn in the family in the future.  While the boys were touring the campus, DH and I went to visit Ginger's in Austin for my LNS "fix".  I bought a few things there (including a bluebonnet design that DH would like me to stitch for his office) but they didn't have some of the floss I wanted.  I vaguely remembered a needlepoint shop in Austin but couldn't remember either the name or the location but thanks to my smartphone, I found both.  The shop had moved since we'd been there but we found it.  It's called The Needleworks and has beautiful canvases and TONS of floss/fibers.  They carry full lines of lots of the overdyes and silks that we cross stitchers use.  I was in heaven looking at it all.  (The closest thing in our little town to a LNS is a Hobby Lobby.)

I finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last weekend (I'd like to read the other 2 in this series too.) and started Thunderstruck (Erik Larsen).  I also picked up the Steve Jobs bio using a  B and N GC from Christmas.  I'd read some of it from a library book but didn't get very far before I had to return it and decided since DH showed some interest that I'd just buy this one.  

No big plans for this weekend....I'm hoping to get a lot more done on my sampler.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and...happy stitching!


cucki said...

aww summer sample is looking so lovely..
i really love your cute autumn is so cute..
have a lovely weekend..
big hugs cucki xx

Mouse said...

oooo well done on picking that sampler up it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see it all finished and coooooo that shop sounds heaven ... hope you have a lovely weekend and lots of stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

Rita said...

Thank you both for your kind comments.