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

Friday, August 9, 2013

My Dwelling Place and a "Wee" start

I've been working on a (top secret and VERY cute!) model that's taking my stitching priority this week but I also made a little progress on LHN's My Dwelling Place:

...and made a wee start on HIH's Wee Vegetables:

 This one is for a quilt square donation and it's requested that I don't use overdyes.  I'm using several shades of DMC in random lengths  instead of stitching the veggies in all one color (boring!).  Hopefully I'll get the "look" I'm going for.

I'm finding myself in the mood to stitch something with a Halloween theme so maybe once the model is finished, I might add something like that to the "rotation".

It continues to be really hot and humid here.  I walked 4 mornings this week...about 3 miles.  I missed this morning's walk bc  the AC guy was supposed to be here "first thing this morning".  He called with some "emergency"  (I've heard this story before.  It's one of the reasons we've been waiting since mid April to have this job completed.  Ugh!)  You know how it's said that you should use local businesses because, since they're local, they care more about getting the job done promptly and correctly.  Not always the case as this demonstrates.  A few years ago we spent a ton of money with them completely redoing our heating, cooling and venting system.  You'd have thought they'd show their gratitude by providing good service but....Well you get the idea.  The only reason we've stuck with them this far is because there's a slight chance that there's a small crack in the equipment that's still under warranty.  Once we get this figured out, we'll probably go with another company in the future.

Oh well....while waiting for the guy this am, I cleaned 4 ceiling fans and did some vacuuming.  I can do some more vacuuming while waiting for him to get here....if he ever does.  Grrrrrrr!

We're still making progress on the dorm shopping.  This week we added a new bike and wireless printer/scanner to the pile.  (Hey!  I want one of those wireless printers/scanners.)

Between work and seeing friends, DS is gone a lot.  As he was leaving for lunch with some friends the other day, I suggested he and I make a lunch date before he leaves.  It's amazing how quickly this time is passing for DH and me.  It's still too slow for DS.  He's SO excited!  ( he should be.)

I have an outing tomorrow.  I'm driving to a friend's house near Houston for a stitchers' get together.  There are several "regulars" and a few once-in-a-whiles who come to these.  We always have fun!  We always have a theme for the food. Apparently this one falls near or on Jimmy Dean's birthday so the theme is Sausage.  (I wonder when Oscar Meyer's birthday is but, wait!  We already had a bacon them.)  I'm making sausage balls to take.

Until next time......Happy Stitching!


Barb said...

I love the little patriotic project. Best of luck to your son as he gets ready for his new adventure.

Vicky L said...

My Dwelling Place is coming out good.

Mouse said...

oooo hope you get it sorted soon otherwise you can come and hoover here for me
lovely stitching and I got out my BBD casting a spell the other day to do some more on it :) love mouse xxx
ps enjoy your stitchers get together xxx

Deb said...

LOVE you Liberty Sampler header! Absolutely gorgeous!
Oh, can I relate to those ceiling fans and killer jackrabbit dust bunnies.
Great work with you wee ones!

SoCal Debbie said...

Hi Rita, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I have looked at your stitching on this blog and it looks amazing! I like how you change colors or parts of a design to personalize it (like Surfside Cottage being square). Great stitching!

Rita said...

Thank you so much, Debbie. :-)

I have stitching buddies who change colors way more than me and helped me get started.

With Surfside Cottage, I just left off a bit of the originally charted design to make it more square.

I'm hoping one day to do one of those "me, myself, and I" projects where I take bits of many designs and put them together in one design. Haven't had a lot of time to play with it yet, though.