Thursday, September 18, 2014

Great Day: Got Some Stitching Done

I wasn't so sure I was going to survive the day.  I've been very busy at work and then I had stitching group at my house last night.  Henry Ford was up at 3:30 am with Bob.  Then again at about 5:30 because he was going to work at 6.  His cell phone alarm went off on the dresser.  That meant I had to get out of bed to turn it off.  (ARRGH!)  Then I was up with dogs.  Fortunately at about 7:30 the dogs were taking naps.  I took advantage of that and took a nap too.  

I really didn't do much work.  With the new puppy, there has been lots of in and out time.  With that and being the time of the year it is, we got a mouse.  We caught him but, now we are still setting traps to make sure there are no others.  We are washing plates, glasses, silverware etc. as we use it.   Once we make sure there are no others, we need to clean everything.  Thus, no reason to start that process today.  I did clean up some of my annuals and got rid of them.  

The dogs have been very good today and tired from stitching group so,  I was able to get things done.  I finished reading an old Mry Higgins Clark book and got some quality stitching time...Hooray.

We did spend some time outside and the Autumn Sedum is beautiful and full, all day with bees. 
If you click on the picture to enlarge you can see them much better.   

 Right after Labor Day, I went to LaCross to be with Katy when she had her endoscopy.  I was able to spend some quality time at the cross stitch store.  Here are some of my finds.  I also got some picture frames at a greatly reduced rate.
 I just love those little sleds.  I have another pattern at home but, it  is dfferent.
I did pick up a bunch of thread.  I was looking for something, (not sure what something)
 I think the Stacy Nash button trys are fun.
 I love the colors in the Bent Creek Thankful Quaker.  It came with the little buttons.
Broke down and after seeing Heartstring Sampler His Eye on the Sparrow,  I fel in love with it,  I got the pattern and thread but fabric was a different situation.  It was almost $75-80 dollars for the fabric so I ordered Antique White and decide I could dye it myself.  I really like how this turned out.  It should work with the pattern.  I figure I will start it after Christmas.  
 Finally, update on my PS Nevermore.  I may just be able to finish it before Halloween.
I almost was able to finish some projects but, didn't.  
I have the portable sewing machine ready to work on around the dogs so they don't go ballistic if I'm in my sewing room.  
Hope your week has been going well.  
All for now the battery is about to go.
Keep on Stitching


  1. Aren't new puppies exhausting! I remember feeling like I would never get on a schedule again... But they do settle in eventually! :) I like the Thankful Quaker chart. Can't wait to see that stitched up!

  2. Beautiful flowers and some great stash! I did the Quaker design a few years ago. I think you will really like it.

  3. What a fabulous haul of new stash you picked up! I like those sled ornaments and they good in fabric and turned into flat ornaments as well. Your Sedum is lovely.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  4. I like your fabric for eye on the sparrow. What a great idea. It's a beautiful piece. to see it "live and in person". Have fun stitching on it!