Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wip's and a finish

During my blogging break I did finish Summer from Drawn Thread, I loved how it turned out. The frame is waiting for it already, just have to sit down and start a finishing frenzy.

I'm working on this Mill Hill turtle for my daughter.I have been trying to actually finish up things that I have started and this is one of then. I'm doing ok with it, could be better though.

My Sanctuary SAL has been neglected the last 2 weeks. It was so busy with my dad here and last Tuesday I only had 40 minutes to sit down and stitch so I didn't even bother to switch projects that night. To make up for it I brought Sanctuary with me to a SAL this Saturday and worked on it the whole time there so I got quite a bit done.

My dad left a week ago and I have been busy cleaning house since. I'm pretty much caught up on that now and I have gotten most of my carpets cleaned so another one of the big projects for this summer are checked off. So now I'm prepping to paint the older kids rooms. It's easier to do that in the summer when I can move them down to the guest room for a couple of days. I'm not looking forward to sorting through my sons room, lots of things going to goodwill and ready to be packed away.

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hardanger bookmarks, SAL and dance!

A while back I promised to do a couple of Hardanger bookmarks for the boutique at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival here in Omaha. Items are sold there to cover the cost of the festival. So after procastigating for quite a while I got these sewn up. I think I have done them in off white with the watercolors thread before but I could only find my green fabric. Hope they sell!

Progress on Sanctuary is slow, I have a hard time getting into how the pattern and instructions are done. I took me about 20 minutes the other day to find where the 4 sided stitch description was the othere day.I love the color of this new row of threes though.

Miss Alice has her dance show today and tomorrow so that's what I'm doing this weekend. Last night was dress rehearsal and she was pretty excited!

I think the tap number was pretty hard, the girls were doing good but you could all see that they had their eyes on Miss Nicole at all times just to make sure that they were getting it right.

My dad is here and making his best to raise the consumer condfidence numbers here in the US. Lots of good sales out there for gents just before Fathers Day and I think that he has a new spanking wardrobe. If anyone wonders what styles, colors and prices that Dillard's and Younkers men's departments carries this season I can give you a detailed description.

Thank you for the comments on the last post! I do appreciate them all!