Monday, August 31, 2009

More than a weekly update

Just seems like time has gotten away from me and I haven't had time to update my blog as frequently as normal (for me anyway). So go grab a coke, or tea, or cup of coffee and enjoy catching up with me.

As I mentioned a week or two back I picked up my ornaments from the finisher so here are the pictures I promised. The fabrics used for the background in the photo is what I chose for the back of the ornament. You can see better photos in my Webshots album at:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quote of the Week (in honor of)

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy
February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009

"The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die."
-- Edward Kennedy

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Quote of the Week

"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."
-- Rosalyn Carter

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Weekly Update

Not much to report this week on the stitching front. I finally got a chance to drop off my Alla Turca piece at the framers and pick up my ornaments from my finisher. We've been busy at home with the painting/redoing of our bedroom so I will post pictures of those ornaments soon.

Can't wait to have this home improvement project behind me so I can focus once again on my stitching. I'm attending a stitching retreat at the Asilomar Conference Ground in Pacific Grove (near Monterey, CA) in two weeks which I am really looking forward to. These images alone bring tranquility.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quote of the Week

"He who wants to expand the field of happiness, let him lay the foundation of it on the bottom of his heart."
-- Tao saying

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New PinKeeps

I finished my two pieces by Plum Street Samplers into pinkeeps.

It's done!!!

I have finally finished my Alla Turca by Pelin Tezer!! I put the final stitches in it last night and hope to drop it off at the framers before the end of the week. I just love how it turned out. This mystery SAL was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quote of the Week

"The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear."
-- Maya Angelou

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weekly Update

Happy to report that our kitchen sink is now unclogged so I was able to put away all the stuff we took out from underneath the sink. Of course that involved sorting out/throwing away things we no longer used so a simple task turned into a total reorganization. Thankfully it's all done and my kitchen it now clean and organized.

Organization is also taking place at work since our offices/work areas are being repainted and getting new carpeting. That's taken a few extra work hours so my stitching time has been somewhat limited this week.

I did work on my Alla Turca SAL (by Pelin Tezer) and was able to complete Part 6.
I also worked on organizing/cleaning my stash room. We had a treadmill in there that was just taking up space so we moved it into the garage and that give me a little more room. Here is what it looks like so far. Not much but it's mine!