Saturday, November 14, 2009

Busy Week.....not much stitching :(

Unfortunately this has been a very busy week and I have not had much time to do stitching. Right now my sewing room is completely empty and the wall paper is all off the walls. About 6 weeks ago, the furnace guy came to do our yearly service and forgot to tighten up the radiator in my DD's bedroom upstairs. By the time that we discovered it, the radiator had ran for 24+ hours and water was running down the wall in my sewing room and all over my hardwood floor.

Needless to say, the furnace guy came back and realized what he had done and immediately called the restoration people to come and start to work. Now it seems as if they are doing a good job, but lord are they slow. So yesterday, I decided that I had had enough. I called him three times and finally he answered the phone. I politely asked when he would be coming to finish my room. He replied that he had several jobs that he was working on. I politely informed him that we would be going to Disney for Thanksgiving and it needed to be done before then. He is coming back on Monday morning to continue his work. I think that I am going to have to stay on top of him to get this done. I really hate to seem like a pain in the butt, however, I WANT MY SEWING ROOM BACK!!!!

Today, I am going to take a class at my LNS. We are working on a small scissor fob that will be done on 40 count linen. I have never worked on this, so we will see how it goes. I don't really think that I need to take a class on this, but it is fun to stitch with others sometimes. I will post tomorrow night about this.

Tomorrow, I am taking my mom and DD to see the Radio City Rockettes. My DD is very excited about that. And I am too. I have never seen them before.

Well, if I am going to get everything done that needs to be before my class, I better get a move on it.

Until next time, Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 9, 2009

I Have Been A Busy Girl!

Well I have had a busy weekend in my sewing room which leads to a very happy girl!! I guess I should really start last Thursday though. I was traveling for work and was able to stop at Bush Mountain Stitchery....which always makes a long travel day much better! So of course I had to do a little stash building while I was there. :) I picked up Bluebird's Thread Keep from Blackbird Designs and the threads to go with it. I got a 30 ct. Mocha Linen from Weeks Dye Works. I love the color. I also got the new thread slide from Just Nan. It is a cute Christmas one. I just couldn't resist. I also picked up more needles just because you can never have enough. And last but not least, I got a new needle minder from Puffin and Co. It is toooooo cute!! Take a look at all my goodies!
Then this weekend, I spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday making my first quilted tote bag. I was so excited that I actually did it. I know that there are several things on here that I could have done better, but I don't think that it turned out too badly for my first attempt. Please let me know what you think or if there are things that you think that I could have done better.
And just because I didn't get enough stitching done this weekend, I just had to start a new project. I am working on "Rose Sampler" Little House Needleworks. I have the thread keeper to go along with it. I just love little stitching goodies. I never can resist. This one I ordered from "Shakespeare's Peddler". If you have never visited Theresa's website, you should. She is a designer as well as a shop owner. She designs under Shakespeare's Peddler and Raise The Roof Designs. She is so nice and easy to deal with. I was just thinking that I am going to order one of her new designs called "Jenny Bean's Christmas Ornament". I just love the colors and too cute.

Well, I suppose that I had better get back to work. This stack setting here in front of me is never going to do itself. If I can just get one more thing done tonight, that would be great.

So until next time, Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Catching up

I thought that I would have been able to post a little more regularly, but you know how life gets in the way. I have been busy and traveling some more. Plus my DD has been sick and even stayed home from school one day. Which is really something as she HATES to miss school! So I knew that she was really sick.

I have been finding a little time for stitching and stitching related things. If you haven't ever read any of Monica Ferris' stitching related mystery novels, I highly recommend them. Right now, I am reading "Blackwork". It is the newest one and it is just as good as the rest. They are really light reads and entertaining and boy does she know needlework lingo! LOL!!

I have also been back to working on "From Sea To Shining Sea" by Little House Needleworks. I am on the third house and I am doing the border pattern as I go. I think that it is coming along nicely.
Also, I forgot to post a picture of my little goblins and ghouls from Halloween. They had a great time trick or treating with their friends. My DS had two friends stay over night and my DD had one. So we had 5 kiddos here over night. I am so not used to that, but they were all really good.
Well, lots to do tomorrow. Or I guess I should say today when I wake up so I better get to bed. Just wanted to say Hi and show you my little cuties!!

Until next time, Happy Stitching!