Monday, September 26, 2011

Been Awhile

I really don't know where to start, except to say my heart really hasn't been in stitching, reading, or much else. There is a very good possibility that my husband will be losing his job of 25 years somewhere around the new year. Just trying to come to terms with all that this means has been mind-boggling. When I look at something I have stitched, I can remember what was going on in my life at the time. What I was watching, reading, etc. I have enjoyed On Diligence very much and while I have made some minimal progress, I just don't want to look at it later and remember this mess.

I'm waiting for the day I can just put one big picture up and be done with it. In the meantime, I finished Come Buy My Sweet Flowers by Heartstring Samplery. I really love all of her designs.

Feelings are starting to settle down a little and I hope to be finished with On Diligence by my next post. My son told me I began this blog as a way to keep on track with my stitching and that I'm looking for loopholes now. HA HA I guess a little humor is needed :)))

Leaving you with a couple of cat pictures of Lola during catnip and after catnip

I have had a hard time uploading pictures this time, so I apologize for the different sizes. Hope I haven't been a downer. I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my blog and leave a comment, it means a lot to me.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Stuff

It has been a bit longer than I thought. I now know that however beautiful I find the Pacific Northwest, I NEED the sun! Between all the rain and a migraine, I just want to hibernate.

This pose pretty much sums up how the cats and I have spent the week.
I have made a little, emphasis on little, progress on Diligence

I do keep getting sidetracked by stitching smaller things

This is the Fanny Cravett Sampler by HandWork. I'm not crazy about the linen I chose. In real life the linen looks browner. Oh well. I'm still enjoying On Diligence, so I just need to focus on that and get it done. I may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the border for some reason. If I want to do any stitching for Christmas, I need to start NOW. My mother and sister are so difficult to buy for. I thought I would stitch this for my mother

and this for my sister, whose name is Robin

I would also like to do some Christmas knitting, but I probably should have started last Christmas as slow as I knit.
I'm really glad I finally spent the money for this

Such pretty samplers, and I love reading the history.
My parents live in the country, and you never know what you're going to run into. Maybe literally.

These were some very friendly goats that somehow ended up on the wrong side of their fence. I guess I need to start carrying some kibble in the car. I just hope they weren't on their way to my parents' field, that's never fun trying to sort their animals from the visitors.
That's it for now, time to go be focused :)