Monday, August 29, 2011


Here are my orts for the TUSAL.  At the bottom are the bright oranges and greens of Garden Seed Packets that I finished earlier this month.  Then there are lots of shades of grey, blues, white and black as it seems my other projects have more muted colors.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

 I got this cute frog ring to add to my frog collection yesterday at the mall.  They had a huge selection of gaudy rings for $2.  It is too large to wear as it catches on everything.  But it was so cute I had to have it.
I worked on Wintertime this past week.  It is moving right along.  Tuesday my work sponsored a night of bowling.  My son and I bowled 4 games.  I am not a good bowler (best score was 104) but we had alot of fun. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

 This week I worked on Autumn Angel by Joan Elliott.  I stitched alot on the wings which have pearl blending filament in them.  It does add sparkle.  This is one of her older designs.
 We stopped at Half Price books yesterday and I got another book with Joan Elliott patterns.
 Here are a few that caught my eye and will be added to the to do list.

I think I will always have at least one Joan Elliott piece in my rotation.  Now I also need to add a TW into my rotation as I have alot of her designs that I want to stitch.

Dropped my daughter off at college on Monday.  She has a bigger room this year.  Very nice especially compared to the dorm rooms at Cedar Point.  Tuesday I took my son back to school shopping for some new clothes. And then it was back to work for the rest of the week.  School starts tomorrow so our summer routine ends and the school routine begins.

Monday, August 15, 2011

More progress on Butterfly Fairy Day.  I really enjoy stitching this one.

Picked up my daughter from Cedar Point on Friday.  It was a long day of driving.  Saturday we did laundry, grocery shopping, and had a cookout so the grandparents could visit with my daughter before she heads back to school.  Monday saw me on the road again but a shorter drive to Ball State to drop my daughter off.  She has a really nice room this year (especially compared to the tiny 3 person dorm room at Cedar Point).

I am off tomorrow also and will take my son school shopping.  He is still having problems eating solid food.  Then back to work on Wednesday.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I finished Garden Seed Packets by Joan Elliott late last night/early this morning.  I really love the colors in this one.

I did buy longer dowl rods to make my own scroll rods.  I just need to get some of that velcro to put on the rods and my material.  Hopefully I will have everything ready to go the next time this slot in my rotation comes up.

My son has a really bad overbite and Wednesday he got braces on his upper teeth and a Herbst device installed.  He has not been able to eat solid food since then.  He is such a skinny kid already.  But his overbite looks so much better already.  I also registered him for school on Friday.  He has 2 more weeks of summer before school starts again.

Friday we will be going back to Cedar Point to pick up my daughter.  Then 2 days later we take her back to college.  I will be spending alot of time in the car.  I am going to have a cookout next Saturday night so the grandparents can all visit with her before she returns to school.  So this will be another busy week.