Monday, October 25, 2010


Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes for my FIL.  Right now it's a waiting game.  He will be having triple bypass surgery, but it won't happen for 3 to 5 weeks.  So it's a matter of waiting.  Hard to do.

I have nothing new to show except for the same old same old.  Here is my progress on the Richmond Sampler.  I cheated and finished the house even though this month's assignment only called for the roof and left chimney.

I tried doing the over one parts in the little cage in actual over one.  I managed it with the berries but decided to just go with tent stitch over one after that.  I don't understand how people manage to fit over one on 40ct!  I can only do letters.  lol!

Here's my progress on And They Sinned.  It's going to be cloud city for a while with this one.

Ah well, a good audiobook and I'm all set for fill in stuff.

In other news, things are gearing up for the boy child with all his musical activities.  He had his first Area All State rehearsal this past week (all All State students have to do the Area All State concert in November as well as the All State concert in December).  Plus he had his first rehearsal for pit duties for the high school musical.  The next few weeks will be Area All State and pit duties added to his usual mix of tons of activities so there will be no rest for the weary! 

The girl child should be home this Friday or Saturday.  She doesn't believe in communicating with us much, so I don't know exactly when she'll be coming home for her midterm break.  But she'll be home for a week next week.

Finally, I tried to catch a non-blurry picture of the boy child and Mia, but it was pretty impossible.  This was the best I could do.

The two of them only stay still when they're sleeping.  lol!

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi as always.  Have a great week!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Might be boring for a while......

Nothing to show here but more progress pics.  Here is ATS.

The dreaded cloud is next.  lol!

And here is the Richmond Sampler.  It was a relief to get the next monthly assignment and have something to stitch besides the border and verse.

I'm still working on that tree -- thus the hole on the right side of it.

In other news, I wanted to ask for your good thoughts and prayers for my FIL.  He had a mild heart attack last Wednesday evening and has been in the hospital for tests and such since.  We're waiting for more news at this point -- waiting is the hardest part.  A triple bypass might be in his future.  :(

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I always enjoy our visits.

Monday, October 11, 2010

progress -- still growing...

More progress -- that's about all I have to show for this week.  Progress on ATS from last Monday.

And progress on the Richmond (or Anne Maria Clarke) Sampler.

That's the whole thing.  Here are some closer pics.

Hope that wasn't too boring.  :D  

I'm all done with the over one letters!  Yay!  And something that surprised me:  I thought it was much easier somehow to stitch the over one letters on this 40ct Wichelt fabric than on the 40ct Zweigart based fabrics I'm used to.  I suppose it may also be the stronger readers I'm using, but I don't think so.

Finally, progress on Mia's growing.  lol!  Here she is taking a little snooze with her boy child.

She's really growing!  Still a kitten though.  That's for sure!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi!  I always enjoy visiting!  Have a great week!

Monday, October 4, 2010

And they sinned in Richmond (not really)

Last week, I started a Monday SAL with Kwilty Kim of Threadheads Unite and Mark Lipinski's ATS SAL group.  I decided to stick to just Mondays, although that may bleed a bit into Sundays depending on my mood and the state of my Richmond Sampler.  Here is what I accomplished last Monday on ATS.

I've wanted to stitch this piece forever, so I figured this was my opportunity to get going.  Of course, there have been other SALs as well -- not sure why I picked this time to start, but there you go!  I'm using the called for GAST fibers and 40ct Pearled Barley.

The Richmond Sampler has been going as well.  The straight/zig zag border is all finished -- queen stitches and all -- but I won't bother showing you all of its glory.  I'll just show the interesting parts.

(Got the last picture right before the Mia came attacking. ) I'm enjoying this piece, although I am getting tired of the baskets and flowers.  I could attack the over one verse, of course.  I guess I should do that.  Ugh.

Mia is growing all the time.  I still remember when she couldn't look out the front door.  Now she can and does most every time the boy child heads off to the bus stop.  Here's what she looks like in action.  You can see the boy child's hand in the first picture, although it's hard to tell.

She was looking out the door at the boy child again this morning.  Looking at these pictures, I think she's grown a tad more since last week!

Mia has been getting into lots of trouble the past couple of days.  All of a sudden she's been getting into places she's never explored before.  Yesterday she dumped a glass of water all over my bed.  She later dumped the empty glass on the floor again.  Amazingly the glass wasn't broken.  I need to find my reusable water bottles and start using them. 

This morning she kept insisting on climbing into the lampshade of the livingroom lamp -- a lamp that cannot be replaced and is very breakable.  Argh!!!  I took her out of it three times.  The third time I gave up and shut her up in the back part of the house for a while, where her litter box and food are.  (It's lucky that our house has a door between parts of the house like that!)  She eventually started meowing to come to where we were, then I heard a crash.  Sigh. 

When I went to investigate, I found that Mia had managed to overturn the laundry basket on herself.  She's done this once before.  The last time she did it, she was so small she couldn't move the basket or get out from under it.  This time she was walking around, pushing the laundry basket (still overturned) with her nose so that she could walk around.  Silly kitten!  I think she liked doing it until she discovered she couldn't get to her food from inside the basket.  lol!  I took the basket away then.  We've been at a truce ever since.  I think she knew she'd been in trouble and should be good.  Such a mischief maker!

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!  I so enjoy our visits!  Have a great week!