Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Best Laid Plans ....

I had hoped to make a post on Tuesday, but ... I got home from stitching and found that our dryer had decided to take a vacation ... in the middle of drying a load of laundry. I got side-tracked.

We were a very small group at stitching on Tuesday ... only 4 of us including the hostess. But, that didn't deter us. We had a marvelous time. Our hostess lives in Greensprings (a retirement community) and her apartment backs up on a wooded area. She finds that to be a blessing - she is a birdwatcher. The birds decided to give us a show ... a pileated woodpecker, a downy woodpecker, a junco, a wren and several others stopped by. She served a Cherry Vanilla Chip cake. With only 4, there was enough that we got doggie bags to go. :-)

I shared my newest finish --- it just happened to be a bird ... Abcedarian Sampler. A Loose Feather design.

I changed the colors on the bird - mostly because I didn't have the grays they called for and, well, I like blue birds.

The snows have slowed everything down. My framer was closed several days during our 'big' snow and I still don't have A Story From the Past back. I am hoping that it will be here soon.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

OMG ... almost a year

It has been almost a year since I touched this blog. :-(  No, I didn't forget it, at least not quite. I've thought about it many times - but always when I was doing something else.

I am going to try to put this on a definite schedule. Maybe every Tuesday, after my stitch group meets, or every other Tuesday? Then I would have stitching things on my mind.

I finished and took the the framer A Mon Ami Pierre's A Story from the Past. I did it over one. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it. I will take a picture after I get it back from the framer. With any luck, I will have it back in time to enter it in Woodlawn this year.

I just started Prairie Moon's The Black and The Red. I haven't gotten far enough for a picture, but next week I'll post one.

Our son and his family just got back from Disney World. They stopped here on their way down and again on their way home. It was nice to seem them ... even though they were short visits. We are planning to head that way next month. We will spend a weekend on Long Island. We tend to stay at hotels because with 4 kids in a small house with only 3 bedrooms, well, you get the picture. If we stayed there, no one would have beds.