Saturday, November 18, 2006

I'm Crazy!!

Wow, I haven't gone four days without blogging in a long time! Let's see... I took Matthew to the Doctor Thursday. He's doing fine, growing well, etc. The Dr. said I could start him on rice cereal. I gave some and he liked it - had no problems! I should've took pictures, but I was the one feeding him and everyone else was gone - I'll do that next time! :)

After that I went to my stitch night at Golden Needle. That was a lot of fun! I met a lot of nice people. I got an extra bonus when I got there because they were having a Hands to Work trunk show. I loved everything! It was all so gorgeous and I wanted every pattern, but I narrowed it down to three (along with a few other things).

Golden Needle Stash!

The Hands to Work patterns I got were Be Not Weary (I had never seen or noticed the bunnies before - I love them!), Two Fine Houses (this is actually stitched on 40 ct. Pear, which looks white in the picture), and More of My Favorite Primitive Stitching Bags. I also got a Sampler and Antique Needlework magazine (the one with the Merry Cox Spool Holder) and Blackbird Designs Garland Fair along with some fabric. Which brings me to why I'm crazy...

I've decided to start Village of Hawk Run Hollow over. The fabric I was using (Light Examplar) was just too light. I wasn't happy with it and I probably wouldn't get back to stitching it because of this reason. So while at the Golden Needle I noticed they had the precut Vintage Sand Dune, so I got it. I restarted tonight... I didn't get a lot done, but I'm happy! I also decided to restart at the bottom. I just feel more comfortable stitching from the bottom up, so I'm happy with that change also.

Village of Hawk Run Hollow
VOHRH restarted 11/18/06 using 36 ct. Vintage Sand Dune.

I also got more done on Autumn Leaves while at the Stitch-In. I love this design - I'm having a lot of fun stitching it.

Autumn Leaves as of 11/16/06.
Prairie Schooler Autumn Leaves as of 11/16/06.

My friend called today to say she had tickets to The Wiggles, and she wondered if my boys would like to go, so I told her sure. They had a blast! It was so nice because it was in a suite. After watching the shows with the kids for years I knew just about every song, so it was fun for me too. :) I hope it's something they'll remember for a long time.

Bradley and Jake - Awe!

My mom stayed home with Matthew, she seemed worn out when we got home, so I'm going to take him with us on our getaway. I was debating leaving him and then after I saw how tired she was after just five hours I decided to take him. We're going to stay in Dunedin - I can't wait. Supposedly they're having a craft show there, so I'm hoping to check it out. Well, I didn't mean for this post to be so long. Write soon!


  1. Busy, Busy! You're boys are sweet, I bet they had fun at the Wiggles...did they sing Hot Potatoe?
    Your stitching looks lovely, I didn't know that you were working on VOHRH, I'm stitching that too...just not right now, since I've got so much other things to do!
    Doing it with silks too, I see are they Vicki Clayton or NPI?

  2. Love your Autumn Leaves and it will be fun watching you stitch Village, I'm stitching it on the Sand Dune also.

  3. Gosh, I love all those Hands to Work designs. That's a new one to me.

    Isn't autumn leaves fun?

    Hope you enjoy your getaway!

  4. Your days are so busy - I'm amazed at how much you accomplish!

    Love the new stash you purchased.

    Good decision to start over on VoHRH if you weren't happy with the fabric - I did the same thing after starting DT Game Board Sampler last winter.

  5. That's a huge step to make - starting over on VoHRH but I'm sure it will be far better in the long run.

    Have a wonderful time away!

  6. Hi Nicole, I'm hoping you can help me. I live in Florence, SC & my mom lives in Chas.,SC...small world. Anyway I am desparately trying to find Be Not Weary by Hands to Work & see that you bought it a while back. I have the companion rabbit that goes with it. Can you tell me where I might find the one you have? Thanks so much.