Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And the Livin' Is Easy

Hooray! It's officially summer today! We've been having quite a heat wave here in southwest Michigan with temperatures in the 90s! Folks have been enjoying the lake from dawn 'til dusk!

I'm making Prairie Schooler's July my official Summer Project of 2012! It's proven to be the perfect project to pull out when I'm watching a ball game. And since the Rangers seem to be winning more since I've started stitching this, I'm not planning to work on anything else for a while! My team needs me! And it beats not changing my socks!

Isn't it the summer-est?! I could spill ketchup and mustard on it and not mind a bit!

Hope everyone is enjoying their first day of summer!  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 18, 2012

BBD Happy Dance

I finished up Winter by Blackbird Designs last Friday except for the date at the bottom and my initials. Maybe I got a little over-confident stitching the 1 there, but I figure I have a good eight years to stitch Autumn and Summer before I'd have to change it to a 2. Just promise not to laugh too hard in 2020 when I have to frog it! (I left my initials off because, hey, I could get married, right?) (Hi Phil!)

We had a super nice Father's Day here at the lake. Phil's daughter came out and we made fettucini alfredo for dinner. The weather was mild and it wasn't too buggy so we sat out on the deck and enjoyed the view while we ate. We're slowly outfitting the kitchen with pots and pans and utensils so hopefully we'll soon be able to make Sunday dinner here at the lake a weekly event.

Today was supposed to be the long awaited installation of the glass enclosure and door for our shower. This is our second attempt at finding someone to design and install it and my hopes were high as I watched them carry in the glass panels. About an hour later they started carrying them back out again. Looks like it's back to the drawing board.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I'm off to work on Prairie Schooler's July. I had to put it down yesterday because I'd made a mistake but I think I've figured out a way to fudge it. Mums the word!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Celebrating Dads today!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

June WIPocolypse Update

Another month has gone by and it's time for June's WIPocolypse update! (I hope I'm not the only person who has to look back at their own blog to see what they've been doing all month!)

It looks like the only finish I had was Lizzie Kate's Create which is number 11 of the 12 Double Flips I'm stitching together as one long piece. You can check out yesterday's blog entry if you'd like to see a picture of that project. The majority of my stitching time has been spent working on Winter by Blackbird Designs which wasn't even on my WIP list! Shame on me! Here's a photo of where I am on that one...

Have you seen the Olympic Stitching challenge on Measi's blog? I'll have to pick at least one event to compete in! I have a big box of unfinished finishes so maybe I'll go for the gold in the Finish Line event!

I'm back in Three Rivers for the next couple of days. It's not my favorite place to be but the house does need looking after. I need a Stepford Wife version of myself to leave here so I can stay at the lake and relax!

Thanks for visiting, y'all! Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Create Happy Dance

I put the last stitches in my Lizzie Kate Create yesterday afternoon. Only one more Double Flip to go (Live), plus finishing the border and this project will finally be done. If I was smart I'd get right down to it but I hear my BBD Winter calling, plus I have Prairie Schooler's July all kitted up and ready to go. I have yet to put the first stitch in that one, so I may just do that today before heading back to Three Rivers.

Here's what the whole project looks like thus far, in all it's wrinkle-osity...
I've been busy setting up a sewing room here at the lake house. It's such an amazing feeling, having some space to call my own again. I think only another crafter can understand what a gift a room, or a closet, or even just a small table can be. Phil gave me that gift, and I can't thank him enough for it. I am blessed beyond measure!

(Of course, after carrying 16 boxes of "stuff" upstairs, Phil has told me I shouldn't have to buy another pattern, piece of fabric, or skein of thread until I'm at least 100!)

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Stitching To Go

I decided I needed to find a better method for toting my stitching supplies back and forth from Phil's. This was prompted by the discovery that one of the cats had coughed up a hair ball on the mesh project bag I'd been using. I've had this Vera Bradley bag for-evah and since I wasn't using it for anything else, I tossed in a few essentials and, voila! Stitching to go!

So far I have Q-snaps, scissors, a thread box, needles, a ruler, my stitching journal and a few other odds and ends. There's plenty of room for more so I added some fabric and the chart for Prairie Schooler's July which I've decided I just need to start since it's summa-summa-summa-time!

I'm totally tickled with my bag and feel like I've just discovered fire! (Which is a heck of a lot better than discovering cat barf!)

Hope you all are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!