Showing posts from June, 2012

WIPocalyse #6

In spite of being off work for two weeks, I have very little progress to show this month. I finished a Christmas ornament and put a few stitches into some other projects.  I can't seem to settle on one and I still find myself finally sitting down to stitch around 9 in the evening.  Try as I might to find stitching time during the day, other things keep interfering with that plan.  It's amazing to me how household tasks expand to fill the available time.  I could show you pictures of my clean kitchen and emptier closets but that's way less exciting than stitching.  The heat wave we have starting today and predicted to go through next week sounds like the perfect excuse to stop cleaning and get stitching.

FNSI Check-in

I think this is the first time I've every posted the results of my Friday Night Sew-in "on time."  Participants are supposed to report back on Saturday and most times I just don't get around to it.  Unfortunately, I have pitifully little to show for my efforts last night.  I decided to pick up New Mercies from Tree of Life Samplings.  I started this on January 1 and it hasn't seen the light of day since. (Sorry the picture is so dark.  It was tough to get enough light this morning when I was running out to meet a friend for breakfast.)  Last night there was some frogging involved as I changed thread colors for what will be the sun and then miscounted somewhere along the line.  Let's hope the rest of the summer is more productive!

Friday Night Sew-In

It's that time again--the third Friday of the month and time for Friday Night Sew-In.  Stop on over at Heidi's blog to sign up.  The timing couldn't be better for me as tomorrow is my last day of work until late August.  Tonight is the high school graduation for my district and I'll be one of the faculty members marching with the students.  This year, some of the students I had in kindergarten through third grade (and again when they were in middle school)  are now 21 and graduating from their special education classes.  It's always a special moment for me to see how far they have come.  The last day for students is today so tomorrow the teachers are heading for an early lunch.  That means I'll be home in the early afternoon and organizing my stitching projects for tomorrow night.  I just finished an ornament, so I think I'll be going back to Not For Us Alone.   If I'm exhausted from all the celebrating, I'll probably pick up my Sanibel needlepoint…

May I Present

Here's Sergei by Plum Street Samplers.  He was lots of fun to stitch with Sampler Threads and an NPI.  Sergei was started during my guild's retreat in Ocean City, Maryland at the end of April and finished during the first weekend of June.  I'm thinking of putting him in a simple black frame and have the perfect place for him in my kitchen. 

As I said in an earlier post, I have been struggling to stay awake in the evenings and therefore, stitching time has been limited.  I'm headed into my last week of work and have very few plans for the summer other than stitching and reading the stack of 20-30 books in my bedroom.  My workouts will shift to the morning so I shouldn't be falling asleep as soon as I sit down at night.  Good thing as I had no willpower during my guild's stash sale/swap yesterday and came home with a *few* new projects.  More on those later.  In the meantime, we have had some gorgeous weather and today is no exception, so I'm off to sit on t…