Monday, March 31, 2014

Are You Ready For Some Baseball?

It's that time of year again! Baseball season! I have my bottom firmly planted in my chair and I'm getting ready for a stitchy marathon as I watch both the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers home openers! Woohoo! Sounds like a great afternoon to me!

Here's a 'before' picture of Block 9...

Not a whole lot of progress over the weekend but I'm getting there! I'm still hoping to get this one done before the end of the week! I'll post the 'after' picture tomorrow!

And now, after a long, cold winter, it's time to play ball! Woohoo!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ghost Riders

I've made some significant progress on Block 9 since we last visited. We'll be staying in Florida an extra week so if I hunker down I might actually get this finished before we head back north. In fact, I think I will officially challenge myself to put the last stitch in by this time next week!

Woohoo! I better get started!

Friday, March 07, 2014

We Interrupt This Stitching

My stitching marathon didn't quite go as planned. The sun was calling my name and I decided to hit the chaise lounge and soak up some rays instead of working on VoHRH. (You'll be relieved to know I don't plan on posting progress pictures of my tan!) I did get some of the verse stitched. If you've read this blog for very long you know how impatient I get stitching letters. So let the countdown begin! I have 12 out of 56 letters completed! That leaves 44 more to stitch! Oey! That sounds like a ton!

It was "Italian Night" here at Chez Paiz last night. Along with having spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner, Phil and I watched "The Talented Mr. Ripley" on Netflix which is set mostly in Italy. We also said "ciao" a lot since it's practically the only Italian we know. If you say it the right way it can mean anything from "yes", "no" and "what?" to "can you please pause the movie while I run to the kitchen for another glass of vino?"

We're having dreary weather here today so looks like my pre-empted stitching is back on the schedule. Maybe I can get to the halfway point with those letters!

Until next time... ciao!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Block 9

I'm going out of order with my Village and hopping down to Block 9. When this one is finished I'll be able to continue down to Block 12 and at least get a start on it. It's the cemetary block with all the black stitching and I've been warned it can be tough. If I break things up and stitch on it in between the other blocks then maybe it won't be as daunting.

Phil and I made it safely down to Florida. We'll be here through the end of March. We're hoping to catch a few spring training games while we're here, work on our tans, and just enjoy the warmer temperatures.

I'm really feeling some momentum after finishing Block 6 so I am planning a marathon stitching session for tomorrow! Wish me luck!