Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Page 10

Not much to update.  Here's Dorothy through page 10.  

Now, she's put away until next month while Lust gets more attention.  I made some really nice progress yesterday and hope to continue through the end of the week.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

An update

Creative title, no?  Sorry, I couldn't think of anything better today.  Too many other things going on.  

My kids started school Monday.  The oldest started 5th grade and is now in middle school.  The youngest is second grade and says he hates school.  But I think it's getting better.

I think I've mentioned that I've recently changed jobs.  The last one is still giving me problems though.  So, I've contacted my state Department of Labor and once I e-mail them some additional information, they'll be contacting that employer for me.  That just leaves my Simple IRA that still has not been paid by said employer for July's withholding.  Big booboo for employer if I contact the IRS which I really don't want to to do.

Then, yesterday, I got a text from my Mom who says she missed a step at home and broke her leg.  She's not allowed to put weight on it for 2 weeks.  My brother went out yesterday and my sister should be there now.  My sister has a work from home job so as long as she has her lap top she's set.  She'll probably be staying two to three weeks.  I'm planning on taking the boys out this weekend, but I have almost no vacation time at the new job so I'm kind of stuck.

Anyway, you're here for the stitching.

I made a little more progress on Watergarden.  I got through all the grey for the third eighth of the border and decided that was a good place to take a break.  It will come back out in September.

Then I pulled Dorothy back out late Wednesday night.  In between getting distracted by a book and canning 30+ pints of tomatoes Sunday, I haven't made a lot of progress.  This picture was taken last night.  I have finished the flower I was working on her over lunch today.

Until next time!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Around the corner

Here's where I am with Watergarden as of last night.  I've made it around the first corner!  I did get a little further than this last night, but not much.  I'll probably only have this out another day or so since I've been rotating projects every two weeks or so.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Holy color changes Batman!

Since August 1st, I've had Watergarden out again.  Here's the progress I've made as of last night.  The rails and posts are fairly easy and quick to stitch, but those greens...holy cow!  There's lots of colors in there.  Looks nice when stitched, but it takes forever!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August goals

Hi again!  Didn't I just see you?  I thought I would post my August goals in a separate post so I can find the darn thing later.:)

So, here's what I have every intention of accomplishing this month:

1.  Make some really nice progress on Watergarden.  This is my last Chatelaine WIP.  If I manage to finish it soon, I'll have to start one or go into withdrawals!!


Thanks Ineke for letting me know the instructions regarding the backstitching of those gates.  I will most definiately be e-mailing you for help, if I have any more questions!

2.  Dorothy Walpole:  I would really like to see the 4th row of pages done in August, but that might really be pushing my ability to do, so I'm just going to say page 10.  


And #3 Lust.  I so want to make some really nice progress on her.  I only managed a whole day with her in July.  


July goals

At the beginning of July, I posted some goals.  I just thought I would share my progress.

1.  Finish Summer Knotgarden.  Before:  


2.  Dorothy Walpole - finish third row of pages.  Before:


Pull Lust out and give her some love.  I haven't touched her since December.