November 18, 2013

IHSW Results

Yesterday was a cool, cloudy November day so I did not feel guilty focusing on stitching instead of house cleaning.  I made some great progress.

Sorry about the next stretch bit.... Think if it as a little bit of computer yoga!

I got caught up on Plum Street Sampler's Mary's Sampler - here is a close up of the two motifs for week 8 - the crown on the upper left and the cross on the right.

But what I'm most pleased about is completing block 7 of C@HRH and even starting block 8.

I hope that you made some great progress if you were hermiting this weekend!

November 16, 2013

It's time to be a hermit-IHSW!

It's an IHSW and I do hope to participate quite a bit this weekend.  I do have to go to Portland to spend a few hours with one of my nieces but around that, I should have time to make some progress on my Mary's Sampler and Christmas@HRH piece.

I have been managing to keep up fairly well with Mary's Sampler although I have yet to complete this week's part.  I chose green and gold for the little shepherd and am fairly pleased with how it looks.

 I have pretty much given up on following the color chart and just picking what I think works for the overall design as I stitch each motif.  I plan to have part 7 completed by the end of IHSW.

And I do hope I can either finish or come really, really close to finishing up this block of C@HRH.  I'm itching to move on to a new block!

Hope you are hermiting along with me this weekend.  I'm going to try really hard to get around to all my fellow hermits to check out progress.  It's always so inspiring and fun to see all the different things people are working on!

November 12, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy-Week 45 and October TUSAL

I'm late in posting my photos for the 45th week of the year and my October TUSAL so I'm going to knock them out in a single post this week.

First my October TUSAL.  The focus in October was mostly my C@HRH piece but there's some color in there from Mary's Sampler and PS All Hallow's Eve as well.  It's getting pretty full!  Not many more TUSAL posts left for 2013!
And now for the few things I captured from week 45 of 52 Weeks of Happy.
Attending a really fun event to benefit the Maine Children's Cancer Program.  For a small town, it has a great heart and steps up to the plate to contribute to good causes!

Starting my Christmas shopping and shopping local at the same time.  A friend and I went to a great craft fair and I got at least 5 people marked off my list - YEAH!

Starting a new crochet project which is expanding my skills and letting me work with some wonderful Quince & Co. yarn which is spun just up the road a little ways.  I love working with their yarn.  My first crochet project that's not cotton!

November 5, 2013

Plum Street's Mary's Sampler Progress

I have been managing to keep up with my progress on Plum Street's Mary's Sampler.  Here it is after last week's chart.  I have downloaded part 6 and hope to get cracking on the shepherd before the next part comes out this Sunday.

Right now I'm back working on my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow piece, trying to finish up block 8.

November 3, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy-Week 44

With November here, there are not that many more weeks left in the year.  Here are my happy things for week 44.

Finding a new website (thanks to my sister) that has deserts with the Weight Watcher points calculated for me.  These are Pumpkin Nut muffins and they were delicious!

Getting out the crock pot for fall and filling the house with the wonderful smell of cooking.  I love it!

Starting back on a running plan.  And finding that I can actually do it with the dog and not get one or both of us killed!  He seems to really be liking it.  I'm using a Couch to 5K app and have just completed week 3.  I'm not sure if he will hang in there until we get to the 3.1 miles but I'm going to see.

Picking up the last fruit share for the season and getting some extra goodies - some apple cider donuts and a new calendar.

 An unseasonably warm start to November - this was my dash thermometer on Friday night!  And this is a photo taken at the farm on the ridge where I get my fruit share.  It was a lovely, lovely day.
I hope your week was filled with happy and that you're ready to start another!