Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dream/Love HD

Dream & Love
from the Double Flip series by Lizzie Kate
stitched on 32 count linen with WDW & GAST fibers

These were such fun to stitch! And the best part is there's ten more to go! Woohoo!

We've been busy as beavers around here, still doing little things around the house in the hopes that it will sell soon. I bought a flat of pansies yesterday and stuck some in a couple of flower pots in an attempt to make the front of the house look less drab. My daughter planted the rest around the pool in the back while I cleaned out the flower beds. We had some rain recently and the weeds are starting to pop up everywhere. More rain is expected tonight and tomorrow. I may have to go out and rescue my flower pots, poor babies!

I'm hoping for a more relaxing day tomorrow. I want to finish reading Emma (I love me some Jane Austen!), maybe make a pot of chicken soup for dinner. And then there's the small question of what to stitch next. Hmmm...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Meet Charlotte

I decided my little sheepie needed a name to go along with her new blanket! She doesn't look too happy about either, though...
Now hush, Charlotte! That hem is perfectly straight!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Happy Dancin!

Love My Coffee
from Coffee Crazy by Lizzie Kate
stitched on 28 count mystery fabric with Weeks Dye Works fibers

I just love these Coffee Crazy designs! Love the colors, love how simple and quick they are to stitch! I'll have the other two done before you know it, haha!

Next up, though, is my February Woolly Tyme sheep blanket. It's sitting here, kitted up, just waiting for me. But I tend to drag my feet when it comes to starting something new. I don't know why. Anyone care to give me a jump start?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

January Goals Review/February Goals

I had a short list, but I managed to do everything on it! Baby steps, right?

1. Work on Winter Sampler. I did, but not very much. Considering the size of this project, I really should devote a little more time to it.
2. Start/Finish Season of Rest (LHN). Done!
3. Start/Finish Winter Fields (Secret Needle Night). Done!
4. Work on reducing my UFOs. Finished one UFO and made progress on three others.
5. Find Woolly Tyme blanket kits! Hooray! I found them on Thursday, the last day of January!

I'm gonna keep it short and sweet again for February:
1. Continue to work on Winter Sampler.
2. Finish "Love My Coffee" by Lizzie Kate. (I was sneaky and started this last week!)
3. Start and finish "Dream" by Lizzie Kate.
4. Start and finish "Love" by Lizzie Kate.
5. Start and finish February Woolly Tyme blanket. No more naked sheep!

We spent Wednesday and most of Thursday internet-less while our service provider tried to fix the problem. I completely lost my patience at one point and yelled at one of their technical support people. I think he said his name was James. Sorry I hung up on you, James. Then I called back and talked (calmly) to Edwin who told me he'd send a service tech out the next day to check things at the house. Mark arrived at 10:00 and laughed about how they had tried to fix my old line with a new circuit that wouldn't work on it because, well, it was too old. Mark had them switch us back to the original circuit and it looks like we're stuck with what we have for now. At least until I get my voice back, haha!

Anyone watching the big game tomorrow? I'm not a football fan, but I'll tune in for the commercials and halftime show. Plus I enjoy rooting for the underdog. It's also a great excuse for pigging out on chili con queso!