Sunday, November 27, 2011

This week I worked on Butterfly Fairy - Day.  I got alot done.  My DD and her BF were home for 4 days.  I cooked alot of large meals as he is a big eater.  We had beef and noodles with mashed potatos (I have been told this is the German way); Thanksgiving meal at my brother and sister-in-laws (very good and I spent the whole day there with my side of the family); chili and Saturday we cooked out on the grill -hamburgers.  I also baked brownies, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake.  This also resulted in alot of dish washing.  :)  They are back at college now and will return in 3 weeks for Christmas.

Friday, November 25, 2011


I have a full container this time.  Stitching slump is over.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

 This is the HAED I have started.  Little Fairies at Play by Mary Thompson.
I started it 11/13/11 and got about 1100 stitches in.  I am stitching it on 18 ct.  If I were to put in 100 stitches a week it would take me 5.5 years.  Since I only stitch on this once a month, it could take longer.

I am officially done raking leaves for the year.  I have 32 bags waiting for pickup.  Even if more fall down, I am done.

I am still walking 3 miles a day.  I have lost a total of 12lbs this year.  I just need to keep it off until warm weather comes around again.  So hard to do with all of the Holiday food looming.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I put the last stitches into Freight Train by Patricia Gaskins last night.  There was alot of backstitching on this one.  I started it on 8/30/09 and Finished it 11/12/11.  I have another small project already kitted up to take its place in my rotation.

Today I will finally be starting my HAED.  Watch next week for progress pictures.

I spent 4 hours raking leaves out of my front yard.  We had a big wind come thru Wednesday and blew all of the neighbor's leaves into my yard.  Then the wind came back last night and it is still very windy today.  Yup my front yard is full of leaves again.  I have 27 bags of leaves sitting out for pickup.  At least I know I am not raking the same leaves over and over again.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I made a lot of progress on Wintertime this past week.  I have also been raking alot of leaves and my tree is still full.  Today is supposed to be our last sunny/warm day so I will get out and rake some more leaves this afternoon.

This week I am doing the backstitching on Freight Train.  I am off Tue and Wed so maybe I will get it done this week.