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

Friday, March 30, 2018

Ornament and Pink Sparrow Sampler Progress

I'm still home!  lol!  I've gotten to stitch regularly and have a small finish and have made progress on a wip.

I'm calling this one "We Three Kings".  The design is from Leisure Arts.  I'm participating in a themed Christmas ornament sal.  This year's themes are Christmas Carols and March's theme is We Three Kings.

I also pulled out my "problem child" Pink Sparrow Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread.  It's not hard nor is it overly large but, since I've stitched on it while traveling, while distracted, while tired, using poor lighting, I've made quite a few mistakes requiring frogging.  She's been "time out" a few times.  I'm using the recommended floss and it's not my usual color palette but I'm loving how she looks as she emerges on the fabric.  Hopefully I'm done with the frog on this one.

Happy Easter!

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On the Road Again

I just returned last week after 2 weeks of traveling.  I was in Philly for the first week visiting with my son and helping him out a bit while/after he had a minor surgery.  I think I needed to be there more than he needed me but I think he enjoyed being fed by mom.  (I also helped stock his freezer with some meals so he won't have  have to try to cook one-handed.)

While there, I experienced 2 Nor'easters, the first on "surgery day" and the second on travel day.  The first one blew down a big tree in Rittenhouse Square.  The second one complicated my travel but even after my flight being delayed, a ground stop, and a cancelled/rescheduled flight, I (and my luggage) made it to my destination only a couple hours late.  I was participating in a Fitbit Workweek challenge so I made good use of my waiting time walking in the terminal.  5 miles worth!

I finally arrived in San Francisco where my husband, who arrived there earlier picked me up at the airport.  (I got in late at night on a work night so, since he knows the way to the airport, we told DD and DSIL to go to bed instead of waiting up to pick me up.  It worked out well.

In San Francisco, we enjoyed visiting...and playing with our granddaughter.  The reason for our visit was to celebrate her 2nd birthday.  (I guess I have to stop calling her "the baby" now.)  One day while she was in day care, we took BART down to the Embarcodaro and walked up and down there, had lunch, and visited with the sea lions on Pier 39.  We also took a walk along the beach.

I didn't stitch at all while gone but have been working on LHN's Autumn Band Sampler since returning home.  I'd stitched the model for this one and wanted to stitch another one to keep.

DH's birthday is coming up and this year our DD and DSIL gave us tickets to see "Bright Star".  We went Sunday night and loved it..especially the music.

Happy stitching!