October 17, 2011

Satisfying Weekend Progress

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts about my stitching progress and Hillery, Barbara and I would LOVE it if you could make it down to stitch with us one of these days.  Would Bangor be any easier?  Let us know!

Despite spending an unfair amount of time on laundry, house cleaning and raking leaves, I was able to end the weekend with some fairly satisfying progress on my C@HRH piece.  I'm concerned I may run out of the very dark grey I am using to stitch the roof so I quickly placed an order with ABC Stitch Therapy in the hope it will arrive before I run out so that I can continue moving forward with this piece.  While on the website I couldn't miss the advertisement for the upcoming Online Needlework show.  Will you be shopping?  And if so, are you looking for anything special?  I have no need for any new stash but you know how it is with need and cross stitchers! Need has nothing to do with it.  Let me know what you're "needs" are please so I can check them out.

Hope your week got off to a great start and thanks for stopping by!

October 13, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like....

On Saturday I brought my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow piece for stitching with Barbara in Belfast.  I was able to completely finish block 5 while I was there and get the frame of block 4 finished.  I couldn't do any more because I had forgotten to check I had the silk colors for the next block but I quickly rectified that and continued to stitch on this piece Saturday evening and some on Sunday.  I just love working on this piece and this block is going fairly quickly so far.  However there's quite a large house square in the middle so I'm sure that will slow down a bit as I move along. We have headed into a stretch of rainy weather so I'm hoping to get some extra time on this piece over the weekend.  TGIF tomorrow!

October 11, 2011

Best laid plans

I meant to post about the wonderful day I had with Barbara in Belfast yesterday evening but time got away from me and I was too tired by the time I remembered.  The pictures are of the wonderful Halloween exchange Barbara and I did.  She spoiled me rotten for which I am very appreciative.  I can't wait to get crafting with all the wonderful Halloween inspired goodies she included.  We were blessed with a truly remarkable weather day - 80 plus degrees in Mid-Coast Maine in mid-October is probably a record.  We were able to sit outdoors and stitch most of the day away.  I look forward to our next get together but know that it certainly won't be as warm as this one!

Here's what I stitched for her: