Monday, November 22, 2010

Closer to the finish...

Well, I have been plugging along on VoHRH and well into the final box.  This definietly will be an acomplishment when I am finally finished.

I have also been busy collecting stash and deciding what my next start will be.  A few of the patterns that I really want to work on call for NPI, of couse the colors that I don't already have.

I am also desperately looking for the Just Cross Stitch October 2008 Issue.  If you know of anyone who would be willing to part with it please let me know.

There are a few patterns that I have seen completed that I would really love to stitch.

I am getting ready for Thanksgiving, so will start baking tomorrow and Wednesday.  My daughter and her BF and my BF's mother will be comming over.  This is my favorite time of year and am really looking forward to having a lot of stitching time this long weekend too.

Here is wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pictures and Stitching

As promised a picture from my office window in San Diego, as you can see it was a beautiful day yesterday in San Diego....well almost everyday is!

I'm sad to say I am not finished with box 11 on VoHRH, but I am getting closer.  I hope to be able to finish the door and start on the grass tonight.  So within the next day or two I should be on to the final box of this piece.  For those of you who have not stitched this piece the final box is completely filled that should be fun.

I have also been aquiring more stash and trying to decide what my next start will be. The picture below shows La D Da's "Something Wicked", Exampler Dames "And They Sinned" and "Paradise Lost" by Plum Street Samplers.

And last but not least for today a picture of Vegas, when not sleeping keeping a watchful eye over my stash.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day....thanks for checking my blog!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday in San Diego

On the train in route to San Diego. Although it is a beautiful ride, it is my least favorite day of the week. I work from home 4 days a week and go into the office on Tuesdays which is located in downtown San Diego, so I guess i can't complain too much, just a really long day. Those of you that are familiar with SD it is very close to Sea Port Village. The weather is very fall like and cool today. I will try and take a picture with my phone and post it when I get home.

As for the "great" VoHRH, I am getting closer to finishing box 11. I will post a picture later tonight or tomorrow of my progress. I have also been adding to my stash lately with a lot of Blackbird Designs. I have the anniversary designs by BBD partially kitted up and am dying to start. I just really want to finish the village before I start anything else.

I am still slowly but surely organizing my silks with the floss organization system that I talked about in a previous post. I just hate taking time away from stitching to organize

I am getting closer to my stop, but I will post either later today or tomorrow with some pictures.



Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Saturday!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far.  The temperature has finally dropped in Southern California.  It has been in the 90's most of the week and I believe there is a chance of rain later this afternoon.

We are going to visit my BF's mother today who lives in Temecula.  We are going to breakfast and then to a movie and will be back early for the 7:30 pm USC game tonight.  

I'm going to bring my VoHRH with me hoping I wll get to do a little stitching.  I am getting closer to finising filling in the school house and am hoping I will almost have the block done by the end of the weekend.  Maybe wishful thinking on my part, but I can hope. I also need to bring out Quaker Christmas to try and finish that one at some point.  I will take pictures of both tomorrow as well as a kitted up new project.

Have a great Saturday stitiching!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

VoHRH Update

Hope everyone's Halloween was safe and fun.  For the second year in a row not many trick or treaters, only three to be exact.  I really don't think I will be passing out candy next year sense I seem to get stuck with

My Yorkie Vegas in his monkey costume.

It has been pretty warm in Southern California the past few days but the temperature is supposed to drop significantly this weekend.  I am really looking forward to watching college football and stitching.

I am making more progress on the 11th square on VoHRH.  I really cannot wait to finish this piece it really seems like it is taking a long time.  I guess if I just worked on it solely and not my other WIP's it would be done by now.

I hope everyone is having a great week and getting ready for the hollidays.



Friday, October 29, 2010

Sorry for being MIA!!

It has been so long since I have posted that I am really embarassed.  I guess I have just let life get in the way.  I have stillllll been working on Village at Hawk Run Hollow and am on the next to last box.....YEAH!  I have a bunch of WIP's waiting to be finished and of course my STASH that is calling me.  I am posting a picture of my progress on box 11 of VoHRH.  It is not the best picture, but I did not want to take it off the Q-Snaps.  Hopefully I will be able to make progress this weekend.  I said that about box 10 and it just seemed to take forever.  I guess I can't be too hard on myself, this piece is huge and I do have this thing called "work" that interferes with my stitching

I also wanted to share a system to organize silks and specialty floss.  The system is called Annie's Keepers, maybe some of you are using or have heard of it before.  It has a strip similar to a pendalfex file that fits into a plastic file container.  There are plastic keepers that you label with the color name, etc. and they hang in the file box.  No more wondering if you have the color or not and I have heard it is better to let the floss breath rather then having them in plastic bags.  When you kit up a project they keepers have a hole at the top so you can put the floss on a ring.  I have not finished setting this up but am including a picture so that you are able to see what I am talking about.  I ordered mine from Acorns and Threads in Portland Oregon they are really helpful and have them in stock most of the time.

Hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween.  I will try and post my progress on Monday.

Thanks for sticking with me.


Oh....GO USC!!!  Fight On!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

An Update

I know I haven't posted anything in awhile.  Still recovering from my hip surgery so just now being able to get around more. I have continued to stitch on my WIP's and am down to the last three blocks on Village of Hawk Run Hollow.  I have also started "272" (The Gettysburg Address) this is another huge project and am trying to put more time into Tuscany by Chatelaine. 

I have found another hobby too....Quilting!!! I am going to a local quilt shop this weekend to have them help me start my quilt.  I really would like to be able to make a quilt for my daughter for Christmas this year...I will see how it goes.  The quilt that I am going to work on doesn't look too dificult.  It is kind of fun changing things up too.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Slow Progress!!

As I posted a few weeks ago, I recently had surgery on my hip and am still on crutches.  It has been really frustrating not being able to get around like normal.  To top it of , yesterday I believe that I broke my middle toe on my good leg.

At least I have been able to make more progress on VOHRH.  I am finally on box 9 out of 12 and almost done with it.  I have been trying to just work on this one WIP so that maybe I can finally have a finish.  I haven't been able to post pictures but might be able to use my camera later today. 

Thanks for following my blog....will post again soon, hopefully with pictures!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Recovering from Surgery!!

I had arthroscopic hip surgery yesterday to repair a torn labrum and remove a bone cyst.  It has been something I have been battleing the past year with.  I am so glad I had the surgery even though I will be on crutches for a month.  I will be off work for the next week, so hopefully I will be able to get some stitching done.  Won't be able to take any pictures of my progress for a few weeks, but hope to come down to the final few squares of Village at Hawk Run Hollow.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stitching along.....

It has been awhile since I have updated my blog.  I was out of town over New Years and just trying to get back into the groove of things.  I have been trying to get stitiching time in but not as much as I would like. 
I am scheduled for surgery on my hip for next Thursday the 4th, so maybe when I am recovering I will get to work on my stitching.

On a kinda fun note it is my birthday tomorrow.  My BF is taking me to a french restaurant for dinner, I am really looking forward to it.  His B-day is on Valentines Day so I am going to try and do something special this weekend for him since I am supposed to be on crutches for a month and probably won't be able to get around much.

I am going to take pictures tonight of my progress on Village of Hawk Run Hollow and will try and post tomorrow.