Monday, September 12, 2011

Stitching with a friend

Happy Monday morning to all.

I have (if I can make it work) a photo of my Mystery SAL with iStitch. Carol sent me a resized, non-clickable picture, so let's see if I can copy it. (I have zero skills when it comes to computers). EDITED: My picture was still too big, so I've removed it. I told you my computer skills were zero!

Friday night, I had the great pleasure of meeting Lee and some stitching friends of hers for a few hours of laughter and stitching. It was a good way to end the week! It's a bit of a drive for me, so not sure how often I'll be able to go. The frog paid a visit while I was with the ladies - just can't talk and count at the same time. I saw such beautiful stitching too. Two of the ladies were doing "Spring Quakers" by Karen Kluba - so, so pretty. And being with other stitchers sure gives you some ideas about needle parks and accessories to make life easier for stitching. I was working on LHN's "Joy" - one of the first ornaments from 2010. Sadly, no picture.

Work is calling, so off I go. Hope to be back later in the week with some other photos - I really do stitch! Find some time for yourself to do what you like best this week.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Almost Labor Day?

Oh my gosh......where has the summer gotten to? The older I get, the faster the pages turn on the calendar. We had all kinds of plans in May for what would get done around the house and who we would visit. Hmmmmmmm - I'll get back to you on that.

I am, however, making a quick trip to the west side of Cleveland to visit my cousin tomorrow. I have 12 cousins, but this one is my very favorite and the visit is long overdue. DH gave me the timetable this morning - first stop is Just Stitching (and I didn't even have to ask) and then on to see Laura and her gang.

I have a retreat piece to finish and part 2 of the IStitch SAL - and a couple of Halloween ornies I want to stitch, but also have two squares for Fair and Square. And nothing is calling to me. Why is it that we have enough stash to open our own store but when it comes time to stitch for someone else - nothing will suit? Hoping to go through the stash a little more tonight to see if I really don't have something that is "just right" for my partner and maybe then I'll only need threads tomorrow.

Hope everyone's weekend has some time for you and what you like to do best.