Tuesday, May 31, 2011

End of the Month Update

First, Mrs Dibble you are too funny. Yep, no such thing as "too much wine"! ;-)

Next up, Goblin Tree, last time I touched it was Feb. I worked on it for last week's SAL on the HAED Board.
Here she is before the SAL:
And after the SAL:
I'm really close to finishing the page, but I put her away to work on Dragon Charmer. I haven't touched DC since Oct. 09. The SAL on the board this week is the Themed SAL, and Sky was chosen. The only thing I have going where I'm working on sky is DC, so out she comes. I am enjoying it. I had made only a small start on it way back when, just a small part of page 1. So it's good to work on it for a while.

Michele & Bob (owners of HAED) offered a wonderful coupon code last week. You ended up getting 50% off. How could I resist? I got Sheila Rayyan's Catfish, and Randal Spangler's Reading By Firefly Light and Cruising the Information Highway. I ordered HDF silk for Catfish (it's only 9 colors), and I can't wait to start it!!! I have most definitely reached SABLE! Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.

Hope you all had a wonderful long Holiday Weekend!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Been a While

DH & I went to wine country CA the last weekend of April and into the 1st week of May. Had a wonderful time and bought way too much wine. It's Passport Weekend and we go every year. But now the cellar is up to over 800 bottles I don't think we need to go next year. We always say we're going just for the party, but it never ends up like that. We always end up purchasing, and we really don't need to!

Since we've been back I've been catching up with work, working on the yard and garden, etc. Went to NYC to see Wonderland 2 weekends ago. It was a Birthday present for my neice back in March. My SIL & I took her into the city, it was her first Broadway show. She had a great time and the show was fantastic. A good time was had by all.

Now for my stitchy update. I've been working on Fragile Heart all this time (on and off) so here she is: This shows my progress up to May 20th. I've since put her away (for a while) and brought out Goblin Tree. Haven't touched GT since Feb. I think. So get ready for an update on it soon. I feel like I'm not making any progress on it, but still plugging along. I guess after the big blocks of color on FH the detail stitches in GT are making me a bit nuts. I just have to get used to it again. I'm sure once I have some real time to spend with her, I'll fall in love with her all over again.

The rain in these parts has been relentless lately. It's all I can do to keep up with the yard. We opened the pool last weekend, we had about 8 straight hours iwth no rain. It's so much work, I got up this morning feeling like a house fell on me! We're trying to get ready for a party/BBQ this Saturday. The family and a few friends, nothing big deal, just a get together. But the weather is looking like it won't cooperate. They are saying isolated thunder showers through next week! I swear with all this rain I'm feeling mouldy! Pray for some sun soon!!!!