Sunday, September 29, 2013

This week I worked on Surely Goodness and Mercy again.  I moved my scroll rods and I will be moving them again next time.  Two more letters and I am at the half way point.  This one moves along quickly compared to the solid stitching in my other 2 projects.  I might get this one done before the end of the year!

The window salesman was out to visit on Thursday.  I have signed up for new windows.  So I am back on the stash wagon.  Good thing I stocked up on patterns during the last few Haed sales.  I know I have plenty to stitch without buying more.

Yesterday was another beautiful day!  After all of my chores were done I rode 15 miles on my bike.  I have signed up for the Galloping Gobbler 4 mile run walk on Thanksgiving Morning.  This year my sister wants to run it.  I have been jogging on the treadmill once a week.  Hope to step it up to 2 days a week this week.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I moved my scroll rods on Cat Cushion.  This one is coming along.  I like all of the bright colors.

Last night I went with some friends to see the Letterman in Concert.  Excellent show.  If you get a chance to see them I highly recommend it.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

WIPocalypse September

 It is time again to see what I worked on during the past month.  Cat Cushion had some decent progress.  I am working on this one right now and have moved my scroll rods.  Updated picture on Sunday.
 Little Fairies at Play I made good progress on page 4.  Would love to finish this page by the end of the year.  We will see what happens.
And I had a new start - Surely Goodness and Mercy.

Overall not a bad month.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

 I worked on Little Fairies at Play this week.  Made good progress on page 4.  1,120 stitches for a total of 24,066.  Maybe I will try and work on this one twice a month for a while.
 The weather yesterday was beautiful.  After getting my chores done I went on a bike ride.  We have 50+ miles of bike/walking/running trails as part of our River Greenway system.
 I biked for 14.4 miles.  There was a bench here to sit and look at the view.  I rode from my house all the way to downtown.  I might try and ride out to my work one Saturday to see how long it would take and find a safe way to get there.  The last few miles would be on a major road.  I think I need to get a bike helmet first.
 And I was bad and bought more stash during another HAED sale.
I don't know when I will find the time to stitch them all.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I started a new project this past week - Surely Goodness & Mercy Alphabet Sampler from Cross Country Stitching April 2010.  It is moving right along.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I worked on Cat Cushion this past week.  I think I have made good progress.  I missed stitching on Wednesday night as I got a call my father's burglar alarm was going off and he couldn't figure out how to turn it off.  The police were on their way.  So I spent some time over there straightening that out.

I did not get any walking in this past week as it was too hot after work.  Hope to get back to walking as it is supposed to cool down this week.

This is my oldest UFO.  Gathering Pinecones.  I last worked on it October 2009.  Each of the pinecones hanging from the branches are done in a different stitch.  I am having trouble getting them to look right.  It also doesn't help that it is being stitched on linen.  I love this pattern but mine does not even look close to the model.  So I put it away in frustration.  Maybe I will pull it out again and see if I can do a few more pinecones.  It is really close to being finished.