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

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday update

We keep crossing things off the dorm/school list and it seems like every time we cross something off, we think of 1 (or more) things we forgot to put on the list. Aargh!!  I think we're making progress, though.

Proud Mom Moment:  Our oldest DS will be defending his thesis soon for his PhD (Physics) and DH and I will get to go watch.  He's busy interviewing for post doc positions and has some promising possibilities.  Earning a PhD is a long slog and quite an accomplishment.  (I hope he won't make me call him Dr. Mike.  lol!)  We're so proud and excited for him.

I know, I youngest child graduated from HS (and band) but that didn't stop me from helping out some at their first week of summer band camp.  I helped most of yesterday's practice because my replacement had a doc appointment.  I think I can truly say I'm addicted.....although I'm glad I can go only when I feel like it this year.

I worked on the following wips this week:

CHS 2000 Christmas Sampler (I can only work on this one in small doses.  Stitching on black is challenging for my old eyes.

LHN My Dwelling Place (I'm stitching this one as a sal with my friend, Renee, and I think my friend, Sherre will be joinging us.)  I'm really enjoying this one!  I'm missing a few of the needed overdyes for this one so have to order them soon.

Hinzeit's Sweet Land of Liberty which was recently "rescued" from a drawer where it had been languishing for a few years.  (Yes, I said years!  I'm not proud of that.)  I sang in a "cantata" with a community choir that was called Sweet Land of Liberty (I can still hear the title song in my head.) the year after 911.  I thought this piece would be a great way to remember that event.  I noticed I'm half a stitch off in the bit below the right flowers....I blame the pesky teensy weensy thread that I must not have seen when I was stitching that part.

I'm also working on a new model which, until it's finished, will be my stitching priority.

It's very hot and humid here but I keep making myself go out for my am walks.  I enjoy the walk (minus the heat) and how it makes me feel but for some reason I dread getting started even after all this time.

Thank you for reading my ramblings and for the comments.

Happy stitching!


cucki said...

Sweet stitches xx

Vicky L said...

Congratulations to your son! That is a huge achievement. Your stitching is beautiful.

Barb said...

Congratulations to your son! Great WIPS.

wilma b said...

I know what you mean about stitching on black...but it sure is effective though.

Congratulations to your son... you have every right to be proud!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Cong to your son. You have every right to be proud of him. Your WIPs are looking good. Be careful in this heat we are having, lots of water.

Cathy said...

I smiled when I read your post because my son will also be getting his PhD next May. Yes, it has been a long haul. My husband says (jokingly) that he will call him "doctor" once. Congrats to your son. I know how hard they work for this. Your stitching is beautiful.

Rita said...

Thank you, everyone! Cathey, congratulations to your son too.

My DH also has a PhD. I don't call him "doctor" either. ;-)

Pumpkin said...

You are one busy lady, not to mention one proud momma! You can hear how proud you are of your boys just in your writing :o) An exciting time!

You're busy with your stitching as well! Look at all the projects you have on the go. Nice work :o)

Deb said...

Congrats on DS achieving college!
Love the nice stitcheries.
You are not a lone on the UFO front. I have a whole fleet of them....