Thursday, September 14, 2006

A light at the end of the tunnel

After stitching on Mystery IX again tonight, I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. I should be able to finish up Part 9 next time I work on this project. That will probably be Saturday or Sunday, as tomorrow is HOHRH night with Becky :-)

I just picked up this neat little book by Liz Turner Diehl from Traditional Stitches. While the majority of the book has charts that really don't appeal to me - playing card motifs, acorns, a fleur de lis button, a poker chip box - there are two simply amazing (and petite!) garden charts in this book that are must stitch items for me! You can see the first one on the cover - what a sweet little English garden to put atop a trinket box! The other is another sweet garden to go inside a clock by Olde Colonial Designs. It is similar to Liz's Jeweled Garden series in that it is set up vertically, of course, to fit in the opening on the clock. However, it does not have crystals on it and is very colorful - I have told Mike that this clock is very, very much on my wish list now! Maybe I will be able to get it at CATS - I think Olde Colonial might be there (they are at Celebrations each year)...

My HIPAA training was fairly dull today - but there were two highlights - Mike picked me up on lunch break and we found an excellent Chinese buffet - and I really enjoyed meeting the psychologist who sat next to me... she knitted socks while the instructor chattered away... and away... and away. But, I got my certificate, that is what matters! LOL

Funny, Ann has suggested that I stay away from Rte 93 South on Sunday - to avoid returning NASCAR traffic. Little does she know how much I would love to find a spot along the roadside to camp out and see if I can see Ryan Newman's hauler and entourage drive by :-) I won't be doing that though - I will be home stitching and watching the Patriots game :-)
Daylily: Earth Angel (hmmmm, sounds just like a L&L angel I stitched last year!)

Stitched on today: Mystery IX

10 comments:

Sue said...

Your stitching is beautiful as usual. And the flower is lovely as usual. I look forward to your next update on HOHRH.

Pam said...

Wow Carol, your Mystery is looking fantastic! You always have such lovely pictures of your stitching and flowers, I have to say your blog is one of my most favorites to read.

Annemarie said...

Another Mystery on the way to finishing? It looks great! Veronica's RR still hasn't arrived, but the mailman hasn't been yet, so who knows?

Barbara said...

Glad you found some sweet little gardens that you *have* to stitch. :) And your MTM is incredible!

KarenV said...

I like the look of the garden on the front of your new book!

MIX is coming along nicely :)

Karoline said...

M9 is looking gorgeous Carol, great progress

AnneS said...

Ooooh, have to admit, I LOVE that garden on top of the box top too :) Mystery IX is looking great - not much more to go this month yippee :D

Karen's Blog said...

Mystery IX is looking wonderful. Have you found this one not as much of a big project as MTM? I hope you have been getting my emails ok. I am still a bit worried after the couple last week went missing in cyberspace somehwere:)

lena-lou said...

I like the look of the English Garden to go in a box top :-)

Von said...

MTM is looking wonderful, Carol!! I also like the Liz TD boxtop. There's a kit of one of her garden designs in my someday basket. Love 'em!