Wednesday, April 12, 2006

It's almost the long weekend.... :-)

After I work 9 AM - 6 PM tomorrow, I will be off for the next four days due to the holiday weekend!! Monday is a holiday here in the States, Patriot's Day... which is also Boston Marathon Day :-) Yay!! But... before I can really enjoy myself I do have a rather huge dental appointment at 9 AM on Friday... a filling and getting a crown made... eewww....

So, anyhow... back to MTM tonight. I stitched as much of the backstitching and specialty stitches in the big center building as I could stand tonight, and then moved on to do the side buildings some more. I think this side is actually moving along well... the buildings are not as tall as last month (the ones that are coming up, that is), so I figure with some diligence I will be done soon. To be frank, I have yet to come across a blogger who is stitching MTM who is really enjoying this one. Martina really gave us too much to do for five straight months on this one - first that busy month of turquoise and gold in February... and then March, April, May and June are super busy with the village sides.... (I am only assuming that May and June will be the rest of the village). But, the design is a beauty, so I forge on...

I blog so late at night (right before bed, awfully close to midnight), that I often forget things... I can't believe I forgot this! I was RAK'd again on Monday! This time it was Annemarie. Annemarie sent me Jan Houtman's Frienship Sampler chart! She knew I was particularly fond of this one and she went to a shop that carries his charts - she scooped it up and sent it to me! She is so sweet - thanks Annemarie! And, I know she likes the Red Sox T-Shirt (she likes things with red socks on them, not really into the baseball - LOL) and chocolate bunny for Pelle that I sent her, so that is awesome! Welcome back Annemarie!

Q. For those of you that stitch while riding in the car or on the train, how do you cope with the bumps and the motion? Do you have any tips for others?

A. I submitted this question to Renee after I stitched for a bit in the car last Saturday. I rarely ever stitch in the car, and had not even tried to do so since last summer (when we had a very long ride to go to a wedding). On Saturday, we had about an hour + to go for an errand and most of the trip was via Rte. 128, a major highway in Massachusetts. I figured it would be a smooth ride - Mike's car is a rather large luxury auto, and I thought the road would be smooth - silly me! I guess it has been too long since I drove or rode on Rte 128 - soooo bumpy! I was working on the Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler, which is small, rather simple, little motifs on 32 ct belfast... so I think my project was a good choice... but geez, all the motion and bumps made this so hard! I stitched on the way to the errand, but did not even bother to on the way home - I look forward to any advice others will give in response to this question! Thanks!!

I need to remember to do this very important errand during my break from work: go to the store and buy the floss for the LTD SAL which starts on Monday, and buy the rest of the floss I need to finish Su's Neighborhood RR - this is very important! LOL

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala and Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler

10 comments:

Lee said...

Friendship Sampler will be AWESOME!

bunnyhead said...

Do you know I have never heard of Patriots Day?! Is that a New England holiday? In DC we only know governmnet holidays. lol

Anna van Schurman said...

Patriot's Day is only celebrated in Massachusetts. And I think that's only because they have the marathon, and who wants to go to work through marathon traffic?

Sari said...

You have really wonderful stitches. And lovely fabrics.

Kathy said...

Hey Carol

MTM looks fab as always looking forward tos eeing more of this one. Garden spot looks fab too, and really love the new sampler you got from Annamarie.

hugs xxxxxx

Bea said...

Carol, enjoy your long weekend and happy stitching. Monday is a holiday here in Italy too, so we can stitch a bit! Kisses from Florence

Von said...

No holiday for us here in the West - not until Memorial Day!
How sweet of Annemarie to send you that wonderful design. :)
And re stitching in the car - perhaps something on 28ct would be be easier? I never stitch in the car unless I'm waiting for someone, thus not moving, :D.

Nicki said...

MTM looks beautiful but I know how you feel with huge parts coming out. Alpine was the same with parts 6-9. It beat me in the end - I couldn't keep up and keep enjoying it. But the last parts will be smaller and more fun for you :)

zoeandcooper said...

MTM looks great. I know I could not keep up with it as well as you do:)

I love the friendship sampler Annemarie sent you.

BTW...thanks for the chart:) I love their designs!

Bastet said...

No holidays here till Memoral unless you count Easter Sunday and School vacation. But I know that doesn't cut it with the moms at work....