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Friday, August 25, 2017

Go Home, Harvey!!

I've been model stitching this week, but I can' show any pictures.  I'm sure enjoying the design, though!

We started this week watching the eclipse and are ending it preparing for Hurricane Harvey.  We live on the TX Gulf Coast and Harvey will dump a lot of rain on us.  We'll have wind too but probably no more than the 50-60 mph range at worst.  (I hope they're right!)

We've been advised to prepare and to stay home (and off the streets which will be flooded).  We'll probably be without power for a while too.  We're following authorities' advice and are confident that we'll be safe.

I pray for all in Harvey's path, especially those who will have more of an impact than we will.

I just took this picture and wonder what time our little pier will be under water.



Happy stitching!

Rita

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stocking Buttons and In Full Glory Progress

I've been stitching this week on a model, In Full Glory, and stitched the buttons on the stocking.  Slow but steady wins the race!

For some unknown reason, I stitched the door in the red brick.  Maybe it was not such an unknown reason;  the symbols for both the correct and incorrect color are very similar.  The gaps on the sides of the steps are where I had to frog enough to secure the ends.  I'll be filling in this week so it will look like it's supposed to look.  I've been wanting to stitch this one for quite some time so I'm glad to be working on it.




Happy stitching!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Stocking Progress and a New WIP

I'm nearing the end of the stocking.  I just have to stitch on buttons and figure out something for the reins (that weren't charted on the design for some reason).  Then it goes off to the finisher.  I'm really pleased that I decided to stitch on 28 count instead of 18 count.  The size will be just right!


I also restarted BBD's In Full Glory.  I'd started it before with subbed (with what I had on hand) threads but didn't write anything down so when I placed my big order a couple of weeks ago, I bought the called-for floss for this one.



I think I've narrowed my choices down for a fall LHN/CCN sal but haven't made my final decision.  Start date is Sept. 1 so I have some time to think about it for a little bit longer.

I'm also working on another model which will take my stitching priority.  It's going to be a fun project!

The "Waltoni" (I call my Italian exteneded family, the Waltonis when we all get together) Thanksgiving plans are progressing nicely.  Even my sister-in-law and her husband who live in Alaska will be joining us!

Happy stitching!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Already?!

If it's true that time seems to move faster and faster the older you are, I must be getting pretty ancient.  This past week flew by!

Both DH and I had medical appointments that went very well.  (Uh-oh! Another sign of age is when your conversations often have something to do with medical stuff.  I'm doomed!)

A few days ago, a big (extended) family get together has been proposed for  2017 Thanksgiving...for the Italian side of the family.  We're already starting to get excited about it.  The last time DH and I got together with this many relatives on this side of the family was for my MIL's funeral.

We're having a busy social weekend (for us, anyway).  In addition to church on Sunday, we're playing cards with a group tonight and will attend a retirement celebration for one of the (beloved) HS band directors who was there when my kids were in HS (and for which I volunteered the equivalent hours of a full-time job plus overtime).

I mentioned in a previous post the goose family that lives on our lake.  A Canadian goose that lost his mate got together with a brown goose and they have one surviving baby.  Well baby is now bigger than mama and has characteristics from both parents.  Poor Mother Goose!  Daddy and "baby" can fly faster/farther than Mother Goose and they take off without her...sometimes for days.  She'll stand sentry on our little pier watching and squawking for them to come back to her.  I feel sorry for her when they're gone.

I have a small finish (for the Halloween ornament sal) from last year's JCS Halloween edition.  It's part of a larger design and I kinda like this little guy:



The Bent Creek stocking is coming right along.  I was talking about the "journey" on this one yesterday with my friend who came over to stitch with me.  It seems like I took forever to decide what to stitch, then I didn't like the fabric it called for so restarted, THEN made a stupid mistake, omitting a row in one of the reindeer that required frogging and restitching.  Yikes!  I seem to be well on track now to get it finished in a few more days.  I'm really glad that I used the higher count fabric.



I plan to join an Autumn LHN/CCN sal group starting next month.  (I'm a glutton for punishment with all these sal's.)  I'll start with a LHN one and if that goes well,  I may start a CCN one.  (I have no idea what key I hit to make the font change.)

Oh dear!  That means that even after that big stash order last week, that I "need" to order more floss...and probably another design I looked at last week but resisted ordering.  

Happy stitching!