Thursday, July 29, 2010

Christmas in July!

I just got myself an early birthday/Christmas present on Monday.


Yep, I jumped on the iPad bandwagon! I know I've gone gadget crazy lately and I've promised my dh that this is definitely it! I came home with it and my dh just mumbled "Spoiled." :)

I am loving it though. Some of my favorite apps are MobileNoter (syncs with MS Office OneNote), Handbase (I have my stitching inventory on it), Netflix, USA Today, and the ABC shows app.

So to help pay for my splurge I need to sell some more cross stitch. I'll be adding some things to my sale blog soon!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Edited to add - I just updated my Sale Blog!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Home Again!

I'm back from Michigan! I got back last Thursday and I think I'm still recuperating. I've been so tired. Hopefully, by tomorrow I'll start to feel a little more normal. I did get a tiny bit of stitching done today. I actually finished block 11 of Shores. I think I was working on it for about two months - pretty sad!

SoHRH block 11

I think I'm going to work on block 10 next and then work my way up to the big block (6 & 7).

I also started a wrap while in Michigan. Please don't ask me what possessed me to knit something so hot in 100 degree weather!! I think it's very pretty though and know that I'll enjoy it in the winter.

Morning Frost Wrap
Morning Frost Wrap from Stitch Nation Booklet - Bamboo Ewe yarn in Beach Glass.

Well, nothing else really going on - just hibernating from the hot weather - we're having record highs here. Gives me an excuse to stay in the A/C and stitch!! :) Write soon!

Edited to add: The fabric I'm using on Shores is 40 ct. Summer Khaki, over-dyed with Tan Rit Dye.

Friday, July 09, 2010

I'm Home....

... For now! I got back from Florida on Tuesday. I ended up not leaving the kids down there by themselves. Although it would have been nice to have some free time, I realized it would have been a waste of money to drive back and forth. I didn't get very much stitching done at all. I worked on Shores Block 11 a little bit, but that was it...

Shores as of 7/8/10
40 ct. Summer Khaki (over-dyed w/tan rit dye), NPI silks.

I picked up the latest Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterlies at my Florida LNS (Silk Road Needle Arts). I really want to stitch the Isabella Johnstone Sampler in the Summer issue.

Isabella Johnstone Sampler
40 ct. Pearled Barley, Belle Soie silks.

Check out Tanya's finished Sampler here. It's just gorgeous!! Tanya is such an inspiration to me. She picks the most beautiful samplers to stitch!

Well, I'm only home for a few more days and then we're headed up to Michigan to visit my dad for a week. It's been a busy, but fun summer so far. The kids are having a blast visiting their grandparents. I'm excited about the prospect of cooler weather in Michigan. I'm so sick of the heat and humidity of FL and SC! :)