Tuesday, May 23, 2006

This week is going so slowly....

Here is my weekly update on the Garden Spot Sampler SAL... I put a whole project picture in this week, as it is getting rather large and the motifs I did tonight were kind of all over the place :-) This one shows the real fabric color fairly well. I think I am going to get this framed up to give to my mother for her dining room. The more I look at it, the more it seems to match her colors and decor.
Yesterday I received an email from someone at the mental health clinic at which I work very part-time. It is in the same building as my private office. The email contained some amazing photos of the area during the flooding. Here is the local ice cream shop, fairly well submerged in the flooding. I thought I would show you the magnitude of what we went through last week. The area is drying out quite nicely now.

This is a short work week - I have Friday through Monday off for the Memorial Day holiday.... so the days are just dragging along as I am anxiously awaiting my freedom for four days!! Hope everyone is having a great week!

Oh, I will actually be (gulp) starting a SAL this weekend.... Women of the Mayflower with Sue... she will probably finish way ahead of me with my rotation being so huge right now, but this is just a "must stitch" for me and the SAL is a good opportunity to get off my butt and start it! I dug out some Picture This Plus hand dyed belfast in the color of Relic for this one :-) I have some on order in 36 ct, but the chart calls for the 32 ct and I don't want to delay the SAL :-)

And, it is New DVD Release Tuesday - none last week, but this week we got Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Stitched on today: Quaker Garden and Garden Spot Sampler

13 comments:

Toni said...

Oh My! Glad you are drying out.

Katrina said...

oh no! thats a lot of water!! guess what Carol, I got your email so all going well will reply a bit later on today :)

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness...that is incredible! Good to hear that things are drying out, though :)

Nicki said...

oh. my. goodness! That's a lot of water! Glad it's going.

The sampler looks lovely - nice to see it all :)

Isabelle said...

Wow, that was a huge flooding!
Your Gardent Spot Sampler is coming along really well! What a fantastic gift for your mother!

Barbara said...

Wow, that's some serious water. I'm glad that everything is drying out nicely. Phew.

Your Garden Spot Sampler is gorgeous!

Rachael said...

Oh wow- my sister livs in MA and we haven't heard from her- no news is good news- one hopes.Your garden spot sampler is really beautiful and I have to tell you that it matches MY decor too;-)

Lelia said...

Hi Carol : Garden of Stitches is very beautiful! Your Mother will treasure it : ) Enjoy your long holiday week-end. Sounds like everyone in your neck of the woods could use a break. Saw a lot of the news footage & heard about some of the issues.

(and Nick did get hired!! -- yippie skippie, thanks for your comment)

Shelleen said...

your garden sampler looks great. Sorry to hear about the flodding but glad to know that you are drying out

Sharon said...

Garden sampler looks great! As for women of the Mayflower-you can do it!!!

catandturtle said...

That women of the mayflower design is great. Who is the designer?

Mel in Dubai said...

Sheesh! That's a heck of a lot of water! Glad to hear it's drying out now though.

Your Garden Sampler is coming along nicely. Enjoy your new start :)

Jenna said...

GSS is really looking great, Carol! Thanks for a picture of the full piece; it really helps to show how large it is. And the picture of the flooding is really wild. I'm glad to hear that everything is drying out, but what an adventure in the meantime!