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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Some Finishes

I took advantage of being home (and it being too hot here to do much outside) to catch up on some SAL projects (and a wip).

First off is an ugly Christmas sweater (Pinoy Stitch) that I stitched for a Christmas ornament sal blog:

Next up is Trick or Treat by Plum Pudding NeedleArt for a Halloween ornament sal blog:

I ran across an almost finished Halloween wip and finished La D Da's Wicked Witch (sorry for the crooked picture):

I'll get back to working on Jane Plews sampler for a while now that I have a few finishes under my belt.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back Home Again

I returned Monday evening from my last (scheduled) trip of the summer, visiting with my daughter and son-in-law, and my granddaughter and helping out with day care until her real day care slot opened up.  While it was nice to be home again, it was hard to leave them...and to realize that's the last of my scheduled trips for a while.  (Since mid-March, I've gone to California 4 times, OH once, and to HI.)

  We took some nice walks and hiked up a hill/mountain (3.7 miles), and went to a tidal pool while I was there.  (I walk every day here at home but it's so flat that vertical hiking is always a challenge for me.  I made it up the hill better than expected though.)  I made a point to walk their street (hilly) on the days we didn't do other walking/hiking.

We tried on shoes one day (She has more shoes than Grandma!) and she tried on one of my DD's baby dresses.

While I was there, my youngest son flew in for a weekend.  He was the last uncle to meet the baby.  He also made 2 pans of homemade lasagna with my daughter.  (I hand grated a couple pounds of cheese.)  Yum!

A nice bonus for me was to enjoy the cooler, drier air in the SF Bay area.  Back home in Gulf Coast Texas, there were heat advisories just about every day I was away.

I took my stitching with me but only had the time (and energy!) to stitch a very little bit.

But...since I've been home I made some progress on my Jane Plews sampler.  It's a rainy day here today so, since I ran my errands, made a couple of doctor appts,  and got caught up on the bills/mail, I'm going to sit and work on her some more.

Happy stitching!