And, here it is.... my Neighborhood RR is ready to post off to Annemarie in Holland - I made it before the deadline!! Yay!! I still need a day or two to put together my letter to the stitchers that will go in the packet, as well as gather some little cat and dog charts for them to use if they need them :-) Now, originally I had not planned to put any charms on this design. The chart calls for them, but I am not fond of them and also feel this design is plenty busy enough without them. But after stitching the blue splotch of sky at the top, I have begun to think that when this comes home to me (in about two years, hopefully less) I might attach the Mill Hill Treasure bird to that area. It does seem to need something there....
Q. Do you have an organizational system for your patterns? If so, how do you organize them? If not, have you considered organizing them?
A. I keep forgetting to answer this one this week... because...no, my patterns are not at all organized. Not even close - they are all just piled up in a spare bedroom, some are down in the den on my computer desk... others are, well, in other places! I have a good reason why, you see - I much prefer to spend my free time stitching than organizing my stash!!
Earlier today I decided to take the "Coffee Cup Challenge," or so it appears to be called in a few blogs here - I thought this looked fun. The general idea seems to be to reveal your coffee mug. OK, I will reveal three - when I am home I use the big black mug (which some call a soup bowl!) and refill it at least once. On workdays I fill two of the big blue plastic Dunkin' Donuts travel mugs - I drink the better part of one on my 45 minute commute to work, and work on the second one in my office throughout the morning. When I am lucky, as I was today, I get a big cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee - today was very spring like, so I got the large iced coffee - when it is cold out, I get the "Great One" hot coffee - I take my coffee drinking very seriously - LOL! How do you take yours? I pass the challenge along to you now!
Erin and I had some fun today while she is visiting. Although XBOX 360, Sims 2 and cleaning/organizing my kitchen (honestly!!) seem to be her favorite activities of the day, we also made a ride out to Colonial Needleworks - I wanted to check out her 36 and 40 ct linens, planning ahead to stitch Floralie, which I have on order. I did get a nice cut of 40 ct Cream Newcastle for it. We didn't stay and chat with Sue for long today. Poor Sue has a terrible chest cold. Her voice is just about 100% gone right now. Then I took Erin to Quiznos for lunch - they don't have a Quiznos in the Haverhill, Massachusetts area, so this was a first for her. (I love Quiznos - they have those lovely "craveable" salads there - the Roadhouse Ranch one is my favorite - roast beef, cheddar, bacon and BBQ sauce atop a salad - excellent! They claim it is 0 net carbs, but I know it does have a few from the BBQ sauce and the veggies... but oh, I could stop and get one of those anytime!)
The weather was again oh so nice here!!! I will be so unhappy around Wednesday when we are looking at 40 degree temps again :-(
Stitched on today: Gardener's Cottage - Happy Dance!! (oh yay! I just realized - this means I can start Part 6 of Medieval Town Mandala tomorrow!!)
***Ooops! Almost forgot - note to self - (I update my DVD Collection List by checking my blog - strange, but most reliable!!) - Mike picked up Jarhead and The 40 Year Old Virgin sometime this week...