Monday, May 31, 2010

I finished up the second car and did a little back stitching. Only 4 more cars and lots of backstiching to go. So page 1 is complete (except for that backstitching).

We have had beautiful weather this week. High 80's. Hoping for a nice day today as we are cooking out at my dad's.

Monday, May 24, 2010

My progress on Happy Girl by Joan Elliott. I am really enjoying stitching on this one. Having it on the scroll rods does make it go faster. I might have to invest in more scroll rods.

I continue to work on DS bedroom. Another load of garbage out. I only clean each week until I fill the garbage can. Getting down to my stuff that will need sorted.

I am adding another project to my weekend routine - cutting down the grape vine that is growing on the back fence. In the fall I sprayed some weed killer on it. Part of it now looks dead. So I will chop on it (weather permitting) while I am doing laundry.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A little more done on Abcedairie by Gazette94. It seems like I have too many other things going on right now to get alot of stitching done.

Yesterday was the first non-rainy day in a while so we had an impromtu garage sale. Our neighborhood association was having one so yesterday at 7am we started dragging stuff outside. We did move alot of junk but still had to bring stuff back in at the end of the day. I do have a nice dent in the garage now. Two bags of garbage also left my house. I have not gone garage sale shopping at all this year so no new junk in.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

This is my progress on Butterfly Fairies - Day for the past week. I spent alot of time cleaning my son's room. It is now clean enough that we put an inflatable mattress in there for him to sleep on. This is just temporary. I hope that by the end of the summer the room has been finished - painted, furniture moved out and a bed and desk installed for him.

We went to Muncie yesterday to pick up my daughter from college. It was so cold and windy. When we moved her in it was really hot. She starts her summer job on Monday. Having an extra person in the house means we will have to settle into a new routine. When she first went away to college I thought I would never get used to her not being here. But over that first year I did. It now seems strange to have her back.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A little more progress on Freight Train. Every little bit gets me closer but still alot to go. My DD will be home from college next Saturday. This has prompted me to start cleaning out my DS's room so he will have a place to sleep. He is currently using his sister's room. I have been watching episodes of Hoarders so I am prepared to just throw away everything in order to get the room cleaned out. Made a big clean space yesterday. Today someone is coming to pick up his old toddler bed. My son is now 14 and outgrew the toddler bed along time ago. I might show a picture of the room afterwards but a before picture would be too embarassing.

Hope to get the room empty enough for an air mattress. We will then continue on with fixing up the room. So I might not get too much stitching done this week.