July 13, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

It has been very warm here over the past few weeks and some of us are feeling kind of dragged down by the heat and humidity. I never thought this FL girl would mind it but I guess I've lost my heat tolerance living up here. And Beau's not such a big fan either. We've been taking extremely slooooow walks around the block and just hanging in the A/C.
As a result of the heat, I haven't felt like blogging much and there hasn't been an over abundance of stitching or other kinds of crafting either. I must confess I'm getting bored with working on my C@HRH and am contemplating putting it away for a month. Since there's no way I'd be done this piece in time for the Christmas holiday, I'm inclined to do that. Here is where I am on Block 4 at this point. I've really been trying to get it done but it just seems to go on for ever.
In the hopes of jump starting my stitching mojo, I'm going to start working on this - a birthday exchange piece using Valdani 3 strand floss - a first for me. This picture is really lousy because it was very cloudy tonight when I got home. I'm not sure what the fabric is but it's a 28 ct. from my stash - possibly mushroom lugana. The chart I'm stitching calls for using all three strands of the floss on nothing smaller than 28 count. This should prove to be a nice change from the 40ct of C@HRH - maybe I will be able to see it without using cheaters!

Hope you're staying cool where ever you are and thanks for stopping in.

July 2, 2010

June Recap

Well, as far as goals and stitching went, it was not a very productive month for me. While I did make a tremendous amount of progress on the fourth block of C@HRH, I was not able to finish it. I did make a bit more progress on filling in the ice but there's still a fair amount to go. I hope to get some work on it done this weekend and have a better photo to show. Blogger is being uncooperative at the moment.

I only had two June goals and unfortunately, neither of them was accomplished.

1. Stitch a Christmas ornament - already kitted up Midsummer Night's design from the 2007 JCS issue. NOT DONE
2. Stitch Block 4 of C@HRH - NOT DONE

July's goals are going to be very similar to June's with the hope of actually accomplishing at least one!

1. Finish Block 4 of C@HRH
2. Stitch Christmas ornament
3. Finish one pair of UFO socks

I'm at my sister's for 4th of July - lots of family, grilling, libations and dogs with some pool time and celebrating with family and good friends. Hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend too!