Sunday, July 31, 2011

 I finished all of the cross stitching on Freight Train.
 A close up of the caboose, the last car I finished.
I still have alot of backstitching to do before I can call this one done. I did manage to get a good start on the back stitching on the engine. I hope to have this one done before the end of the year.  I need to start looking thru my stash to find a project to replace it.

I also went to my lns yesterday to get the fabric I need for a new start.  I am anticipating  finishing  my Garden Seed Packets next week.  I am going to try and make my own scroll rods as I need larger ones.  I am looking to get 36 inch rods.  Off to Lowes to look.  I feel that I stitch faster on scroll rods.


Here are my orts.  Another full container.  I can see the yellows and purples of Autumn Angel.  The rest of my projects have alot of greens and blacks in them.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I didn't get too much done on this one.  It was soo hot here.  We only have a window air conditioner and it kept the house in the 80's.  I would just sit and drip sweat.  So I didn't stitch.  The air conditioner finally died on Tuesday.  We went hunting for a new one Wednesday and actually found one.  This one is keeping the house much cooler. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Last week I worked on Autumn Angel.  I am using my scroll rods and I think I stitch faster with them than when I use my hoop.  Unfortunately not all of my projects fit on the scroll rods that I have.  I need to look into getting larger sizes.

Tempatures in the 90's all weekend with more of the same for the upcoming week.  It is a busy week with doctor appts, orthodontist and car repairs.  In between all of that going to work.  I am already looking forward to the next weekend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Here is my progress on Butterfly Fairy Day from last week.  I am moving right along.  I really enjoy stitching on this one.


I went to Michaels as I had a coupon for 20% off my entire purchase. I got the floss I was missing for an upcoming new start - a HAED  -  Little Fairies at Play by Mary Thompson.  I also got more bobbins.  I still need to get the fabric.  It will be my next new start when one of my current projects is finished.

On Sunday we travelled to Cedar Point to visit my daughter.  It was hot! But we had a good time and good weather.  Monday it rained for most of the drive home.  On the drive we drove past fields of purple cabbage.  I have never seen it growing before and it was very pretty.  They were out picking the cabbage when we went by again Monday on the way home. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

 I love to read.  We have the most wonderful library in downtown Ft Wayne.  It is huge and I could and do spend hours in there. There is also a good branch library close to my house that I pass daily.  I don't have as much time to read as I would like.  There are so many other things I must do.  I always have a book with me in case I find extra time to read.  Like waiting at the drug store etc.  I don't mean to check out so many books at a time but they just leap into my hands.  Some are by favorite authors, some just looked interesting.  Luckily my library lets you have them for 3 weeks.  Then you can renew them for another 3 weeks.  And I can renew on line which is even better.  If I ever have to be snowed in somewhere,  I hope it is the library.  I have no intention of buying an E-Reader.  Browsing at the library is half of the fun.  I enjoy holding a book in my hand to read. Growing up during the summer I would read 5-10 books a week.  I was lucky that we had the library truck come into our neighborhood every Wednesday morning at 10:30.  When it was summertime the library truck man would make sure to stock more kids/young adult books since we were out of school.  You can see what I have read so far this year on my books read page.  I hope to read 100 a year but so far I am off the pace.
This week I worked on Garden Seed Packets.  I am down to the last one.  Should get this finished next time it is up in my rotation.  I am kitting up a new one to replace this one.  It is a HAED.  It will take me years to finish so I need to get started.  I will have to make a trip to my LNS to get a piece of material big enough.  Who knows what else will leap into my hands there.  I must have friendly hands as so many things like to leap into them.

Next weekend we travel to Cedar Point to visit my daughter.  I don't like to ride roller coasters so I usually avoid amusement parks.  But my daughter gets free tickets so at least I do not have to pay to stand there and watch everyone else ride.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Filled my Ort container again this month.  It is getting a variety of different colors as my projects progress.