Thursday, June 9, 2011

Progress, but no pictures

I did get quite a bit done yesterday. I cleaned out the gutters before it got too hot. They hadn't been done in a while, so there were leaves from last autumn and maple helicopters from this spring. There was also somewhat of a swamp... Not Good! I am glad to have that job done.

I worked on Holland Springtime Mandala for quite a while. The second tulip meadow is done except for a couple of stray stitches and the grass at the bottom (plus the sky, but that is just a couple of minutes). I think I will go back toward the top and do the corner ornaments that fit up there (and I may go ahead and add the tulip meadow on top of the "northmost" scene as well). I really am enjoying this project.

I pulled out my sewing machine to stitch up a project for my HEG guild, and found the fabric I thought I had tossed, carefully stashed under the sewing machine cover. So I stitched that up as well. Pictures will come from one of these projects, as soon as there is something to see, but the other project will be under wraps until September.

I pulled out my supply of felt to start making a doll from a Mimi Kirchner pattern, and discovered that I have NO flesh colored felt. Now I have a goal for the day, and a reason to go to JoAnn Fabrics! I tell you, life is good! Hopefully this new doll will be friends with Moonsilk Stitches' Dolly, who went on several adventures last year. (Actually, it already two years ago!)

I also have to do some grocery shopping, so I will be braving the weather in a little while. Yesterday the temps were in the high 90s, and I hibernated in the air, but today they are struggling to reach 70... much better, in my opinion, if I don't melt in the rain.

Talk to you later!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I have been suffering from IGAD syndrome (I've Got All Day). I met for lunch yesterday with a friend who is in the same employment situation I am in, and we were comparing notes. Both of us were complaining that we are getting less done now that we are home all day than we used to get done when we were working 40 hours a week. I know that I am suffering from a lack of routine. One of my big problems is knowing what my routine should look like. I am not complaining too much though, it is a good problem to have.

I got the knitting done on my hobo bag. I have it mostly assembled, I just have to stitch the other handle on. I think I am really going to enjoy using this one.


I had to do some frog stitching (unstitching: ripit, ripit) on the sky. I had used the wrong color. I got one thread of the border started on this side.


On this side I got the sky stitched, most of the light house (doesn't it look a little tippy? Hopefully that is just an optical illusion.) the filling for the frame, and the greens from the tulip meadow. Next are the tulips themselves. That is fun, but there are only a couple of stitches of each of six shades of pink, so it is a little fiddly.


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