Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Start!

Hi there!

First things first: Thanks so much Deb, Terri, and Siobhan for your wonderful comments on my last two re-start posts. :) You ladies were always my most faithful commenters and it was so lovely to hear from you again right away. Thanks so much for welcoming me back into the bloggy fold so to speak. It's been great to catch up with all of you via reading your recent posts.

OK, on to new things. I worked on piecing my quilt for a while and got all the 4 patch blocks pieced (and all of my corners are perfect I am pleased to say!) but then I had to start the triangle pieces and got frustrated, so I decided I should put it on hold and re-start it at a later date. So, I picked up the Sampler Girl's Emily Dickinson Sampler. I had stitched most of the first two trees up at the top, and here is where I am now: (re-started 11/1):

I think I made a mistake with my fabric selection because unless you're looking at it in bright daylight you can barely see the green on the trees. Oh well... I refuse to frog it, lol!! :) This will go in Leah's room when it's done. I'm stitching it on 40 ct. linen with DMC.

I think the plan until Christmas is going to be to work on ED at home in the evenings after the wee child is in bed, and work on some Christmas ornaments during my lunch hours at work. We'll see how much I get done... then the finish finishing of those will be a whole new adventure, lol!

Not much else going on. I got Leah's Christmas pics done (I took her to a field in our neighborhood and took about 400 shots - overkill do you think?), so now I just have to pick out a couple to get printed up for family and friends. None of them will be posted here (although, my new profile pic is one of them) just in case a picture recipient reads the blog. Can't ruin the surprise, you know.

The weather was absolutely stunning here today and we went to the C&O canal aqueduct and tramped around on the trails and just had a glorious day in the great outdoors. Maybe I'll post a few of those pics in another post, because I did get some really pretty shots. That'll have to wait though at least until I get them off the camera and onto the PC.

This week I'm up for jury duty, and am off the hook for tomorrow, but we'll have to see what happens with the rest of the week. Maybe I'll be able to get caught up on some reading (I don't think I'd be able to take scissors and needle into the courthouse, sigh).

Alrighty kids, that's about all I've got this go 'round... Have a great week!!


Siobhan said...

Aww, that was a nice shout out, but completely unnecessary. I'm just glad that you're back posting! I saw some of the pics of Leah on FB--she is so pretty! It looked like a gorgeous day. :)

I can see the green easily on your new sampler... I think it looks great!

LOL about the corners lining up on the quilt blocks! It reminded me of my younger brother asking me if one of the quilts I'd made was made when I was just learning to quilt. I answered yes and asked why he'd ask me that. His response: "Well, your corners don't line up, so I figured it had to be a quilt you made when you were just learning how to quilt.". LOL

Have a great week!

Deb said...

A big You're Welcome! I love reading your blog and I'm glad that you're posting.

So glad to hear that the corners lined up on your quilt. I don't know how many times mine don't. I fudge a lot. And the best thing to do, like with those triangles, if you're having a hard time with them, walk away and leave them alone! Things will fall back into place when you revisit it.

And I love your sampler and don't have a hard time seeing your green at all. I think it's going to look great when it's finished.

Hope that you get out of Jury Duty and you can spend your days stitching instead or enjoying the weather. I've been called a couple of times and never actually had to serve! And BTW, I saw a lady knitting one time so you could probably get away with the xstitch.

Have a great week!!