Saturday, June 28, 2008

We're Here!

Woohoo! I finally arrived in Michigan, along with two children, six pets, two cars, and a 26' truck full of all our worldly possessions. Tired does not even begin to describe how I'm feeling at the moment! Tomorrow we'll start unloading and deciding what needs to go where. We will be living in Temporary House #1 before we can move into Temporary House #2, which turned out to need more work than we originally thought it would. Heck, this whole move turned out to be 100 times more work than I thought it would, LOL! But I had some great helpers and things went reasonably smoothly. And I honestly believe in time I will get over having to give away my patio furniture... and my dining room set... and my Christmas china... and my filing cabinet... and my vacuum cleaner...

Okay, maybe not the vacuum cleaner so much.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Checking In

Just a quick post to say I'M STILL HERE! And I am never, ever doing my own packing again! We've been in this house over 15 years and have accumulated so much STUFF! It's unreal! Most of it hasn't seen the light of day in several years but for some reason my logical brain can't persuade my sentimental brain to toss it! We did have some success in getting rid of 90% of what was in my garage. Some ex-relations came by with a rental truck this morning and I pretty much let them have whatever they wanted. To me, most of it was junk, but they were more than happy to take it off my hands.

Sadly, I haven't picked up a needle in at least a week. I did manage to finish my Lizzie Kate Double Flip for the month, but for the life of me I can't find it to take a picture to post. My house is a maze of boxes so that's understandable!

Off to watch Hell's Kitchen and then I'm hitting the hot tub for some relaxin'!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Progress Pictures

Some proof that I am still finding time to stitch despite the packing!

Thursday was the Happy Home Sampler SAL. I finished the top row of flowers and got started on the alphabet. It's a little tedious with the three different blues but the result is quite pretty.

Block 3 of VoHRH is coming along slow but steady. This is the City Hall. The windows are all but finished and there's steps leading up to the door now. I can't decide whether to start laying bricks next or work on getting the sign hung.

I started my LK Double Flip for the month. I'll have it finished soon if I can sit still long enough. I seem to have a lot of nervous energy these days!

Thank you for the comments on my Fiestaware collection! I had quite an obsession with it (and Bauer, too!) several years ago! I wish I had taken a picture of the whole cabinet before I started packing. I'll never remember where I had everything!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


I didn't do too bad in May:

1. Work on VoHRH. Check!
2. Work on Spring Has Come! Check!
3. Start and finish Listen (the next Lizzie Kate Double Flip). Check!
4. Start and finish May Woolly Tyme Blanket. Check!
5. UFOs! Nope, they're still UFOing!

I've decided not to make any goals for June because I'll be doing a lot of this:
I love my mummified dishes!

I would like to at least do my monthy projects, the LK series and my sheep blanket. And I'll be working on my Happy Home Sampler each Thursday for the SAL. Other than that it's gonna be slim stitchin' here for a while.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

May Sheep Blanket Finish

May Woolly Tyme Sheep Blanket by Homespun Elegance
Stitched with WDW and DMC on 28-count linen

Charlotte was thrilled that her blanket was finished in time for the Sheep Social. It's hard to tell, but that's her happy face.

Can you believe it's June? The year just started and it's already almost half over!