Saturday, September 26, 2009

I didn't any stitching done this past week. Tuesday after work I had to drive to Ball State to get my daughter. She was selected for Jury Duty on Wednesday. We drove home in a driving rain storm. She did not get picked for the Jury so after work on Wednesday I drove her back to Ball State. My son rode along to keep me company on the drive back.

Thursday morning I left with my sister to go to Turkey Run State Park and Shades State Park. It rained steady all day Thursday. We went hiking at Shades State Park anyways. We were the only ones hiking. Back in the woods and ravines we were protected from the rain and only got damp.

Friday we went hiking at Turkey Run. There were a few other people hiking even though it did rain off and on during the day. Once again the trees protected us from getting really wet.

Now I need to catch up on all of my housework. I will also be working at the school carnival on Sunday. Hope to get back to my stitching next week.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I finished Orchids on Friday, 9/11/09. I enjoyed stitching this one because of the bright colors. I have been looking thru my stash making a list of what projects I want to start kitting up. I have picked out 8 and will work on gradually gathering the supplies. Of course another project could catch my eye and jump into the line up. When this empty spot in my rotation comes up again, I will begin a new project.

The weather has been beautiful this weekend. I mowed the lawn yesterday and hope I burned off enough calories to cover the cookie I had today. I have lost another 3 lbs on my diet for a total of 13 lbs. I find exercising harder to do than watching what I eat.

This week I will be stitching on the Cat Ornaments.

Monday, September 7, 2009

This is how much I accomplished on my new start - Freight Train by Patricia Gaskin. It is being done on 18ct Ivory Adia using one strand of floss. This will be a long skinny piece - 527w x 83H. There is a lot of shades of gray and black in this one. This one will be in my rotation for a while.

This week I am working on Orchids which is a nice change because of all of the color. I have a short work week, off today for the holiday and Friday for vacation time. Hope to get alot done this time around.

I went bike riding yesterday with my son. Did a couple miles on the bike trail and then off to Dairy Queen for a treat. I have to bribe him to get him off of the computer. We did play Wii for a couple of hours Saturday night. He beat me every game even though he had never played them before. He is quite good at video games.