Sunday, March 31, 2013


This weekend I took the boys to see Mom.  She managed to put us to work fairly quickly.  I guess by us, I should be a little more clear.  I helped her yesterday while the boys played with some neighbor boys.  Today they got to help too.

Last fall, Mom and Dad had dumped all this rock in piles around this bed.  They didn't get it put in before winter though.  Since Dad died, it would have taken mom a lot longer than one weekend to do.  I've been trying to get out to see her at least once a month so we can work on all these little projects.  Especially since it sounds like she wants to sell the house and move either back to town, or closer to it.

Anyway, here is the result of this weekend.

When I got home and checked the dog's water, I saw flowers!!  Must mean it's spring hmmm?

This weekend wasn't all manual labor!  I have gotten stitchy time since I finished part 10 of Deep Blue Sea.  Here's where part 11 is right now.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Deep Blue Sea part 10

Late last night, I put the last bead into part 10 of Deep Blue Sea.  Here's part 10

And an overview of the whole thing.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Deep Blue Sea and a finish!

No, I haven't managed to finish Deep Blue Sea.  I did manage to finish Iris tonight though.  Up until Friday evening, I had behaved myself and was working on Deep Blue Sea.  Then Iris just caught my attention and I have a finish!

Here's where I left Deep Blue Sea.  Hopefully in the next day or so, you'll see another update.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Iris and Dorothy again

Yesterday was spent being lazy and I got to stitch!  I started part 5 of Iris Friday and finished it up yesterday afternoon.  I just got page 6 in my inbox so I have the last page to finish it up but I don't think it is going to happen today.

After I put Iris away, Dorothy came back out and I finally finished page 4.  

I'm slowly making progress.  

Now I just need to decide if I want to work on page 5 of Dorothy, part 10 of Deep Blue Sea or work on taxes.  I'm almost done with them too.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dorothy and Iris

Since I'm still getting over whatever nasty bug laid me low at the end of February, I've slowed down on my stitching a bit too.  I think in part I got to the over one part of Dorothy Walpole and stopped making so much progress so I lost interest.    

Instead of not stitching at all, I pulled Iris back out.  Most of the progress on this part is since Friday at lunch.    I should be getting the next part soon since the Sticklounge group is closing and they've decided to make sure everybody gets all the parts of the pieces they're doing.  After I finish the last part of Iris, I have another Sticklounge piece that I have kitted but not started.  I need to make some progress on it before June to get the rest of the parts.

Now, I suppose I'll go pull Dorothy back out and see if I can make some more progress on the over one so I can move onto the next band.  If memory serves, it is a band of eyelets followed by a band of bargello.  That's the one I'm looking forward to.