Friday, June 01, 2007

Graduation Time, and Goals Review

Mike and I went to our niece Caitlin's high school graduation tonight - the first of the flock to graduate, and now we feel rather old!! She looked gorgeous (which is easy, because she really is a beautiful girl) - her posture was perfect crossing the stage, as the Class Valedictorian mispronounced her last name... she was loving and cuddly all night, introduced me to two lovely young men that are her friends now... both so bright and intelligent... my Caitlin is growing up and going to college in the fall now - gulp!! We forgot our camera, but my SIL did promise to email us some photos asap!!

We got in around midnight, but I did find time to stitch a bit on Barbara's Neighborhood RR. I needed time with a needle - and needed to decompress from a minor altercation with my sister at the party. Events like this remind me how poor my relationships are with my siblings. I am doing well with my brother, actually - he is just tense around his in laws.... but my sister... a whole other story. We have some stuff to resolve, and the therapist in me feels compelled to put closure on this now... sigh.

So, here is how Barbara's RR looks - the little sheep got noses tonight :-) You will see a lot more of this in the coming days, as it is due to be posted to Annemarie on or before June 15th. Barbara, I am not trying to tease you - if you want to know what chart this is from, I will happily tell you :-)

Goal Review Time!

May Goals:
1. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow -yes
2. Continue Paradigm Lost SAL -yes
3. Continue Bordeaux Sampler SAL -yes
4. Continue Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace SAL - yes
5. Start Spring Ride SAL with Karen and Kathy -yes
6. Continue to work on And A Forest Grew - yes
7. Continue to work on 18th Century Band Sampler -yes, a little
8. Prepare my Neighborhood RR Group One project and have it ready to mail by June 1 -yes, but mailing on June 2
9. Stitch some gifts -yes, I stitched 4 gifts this month
10. Stitch and send out Monochromatic Exchange on SBEBB -yes, and it was recieved by Marika in Finland
11. Stitch and send out Trip Around the World Exchange on SBEBB -yes, and it was received by Cathy in Pennsylvania
12. Stitch and send out Garden Exchange on SBEBB -yes, in the mail
13. Stitch a Christmas ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL - yes
14. If there is a freebie challenge again on FGBB, try to meet that challenge -yes, I stitched four freebies this month
15. Work on Barbara's Neighborhood Round Robin -yes, a little
**I also stitched and sent off the Scissor Fob Exchange on the FGBB, and stitched a block on Michelle's Just Nan RR for her

June Goals:
1. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
2. Continue to work on Paradigm Lost SAL
3. Continue to work on Bordeaux Sampler SAL
4. Continue to work on Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace
5. Finish Barbara's Neighborhood RR and post to Annemarie by June 15th
6. Continue to work on And A Forest Grew
7. Continue to work on Spring Ride SAL
8. Stitch some gifts
9. Stitch Summer Quaker Exchange on the SBEBB and have ready to post by July 1
10. Meet freebie challenge on FGBB
11. Work on Karen's Neighborhood RR - or at least choose a chart
12. Stitch an ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL
13. Stitch and post Fair Square to Margaret Wong

Do we all just love the new issue of The Gift of Stitching?? OMG! I want to stitch so many things in this one - the Dutch Sampler by Sampler Cove (have been dying to see this since it was advertised in SANQ - it did not disappoint, and I love it even more than Bordeaux Sampler!!), the Sweetheart Tree design (I emailed ST about getting the embellishment pack - hope to hear back soon!!) and several of the pincushions! Oh my - this magazine gets better and better every month!!

And.. finally... Mike posted off the Scissor Fob Exchange project on the FGBB for me today. I do hope the stitcher who receives it will enjoy it! I had such fun making it!

Stitched on today: Barbara's Neighborhood Round Robin


Anonymous said...

Cute sheep! Congratulations to Caitlin too!

Susan said...

Your work is beautiful. I took a scroll down a bit, recognized some of the work, so I must have been on here before. =) Love the lady in the post under this, too.

Unknown said...

Well done to Caitlin. How quickly they grow up.

Yor stitching and gifts to you and by you are all just fabulous. I think you are just so talented and generous.

Will update my blog in the coming days.... and will be in touch too.

ollie1976 said...

I am always amazed by how much stitching you do-great job on your goals!

Annemarie said...

Hope you resolve things with your sis soon, dear Carol.
I know what you're stitching for Barbara, and I love it!!! I actually wanted to stitch this one for MY new Neighbourhood, but in the end decided it was too big for that one :o) I love the miserable-looking donkey in this chart, too!

Annemarie said...

Oh, I forgot: congratulations to your niece!

Jenn said...

Congrats to Caitlin! Your sheep are so cute.

mainely stitching said...

Oh, I don't feel teased at all. I enjoy watching it come together and trying to jump start my ol' gray cells into activity. I love it so far!

Congratulations on your niece's graduation. How thrilling! My niece recently had her second child. (There is a big age difference between her mother and myself btw.)

Sorry about your sibling issues. I think many of us have unresolved issues with our adult siblings. I hope you'll be able to clear the air, at least to some degree.

Carla said...

Yes! The new TGOS has a lot of lovely stuff in it...I want to stitch almost everything :P

stitcherw said...

The sheep are looking very cute, and you did wonderful on your May goals. I just downloaded the new issue of the magazine, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. So far I've loved every issue, I'm so glad that I saw your LD sampler from it and decided to subscribe.

BeckySC said...

Yep, I thought this issue of TGOS was a very goos one!!

Your sheepie are looking too cute! I know Barbara will be thrilled with your choice for her.

Congratulations to Caitlin! I know you are proud of her.

Have a great weekend.

Kajsa said...

What a lovely start!

Congratulations to Caitlin, it sounds like she has a great life ahead of her.

I love the new issue of Gift of Stitching too, there were so many great designs in there this month.

Bonnie said...

Oh my, I cannot believe how much stitching you get done in a month. Everything you do is beautiful - such talent.
I agree about The Gift of Stitching - wonderful things to stitch.
On the RR, I noticed the cat on the tree next to your stitching. It made me laugh! So cute. And your sheep are looking very good.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Great start on Barbara's RR. I really like the sheep!

Congrats to your neice on her graduation!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Caitlin! :)

I had exactly the same thoughts about the new GoS magazine - it has such great projects this month! The Sampler Cove chart was a lovely surprise for me though because I hadn't heard it was coming!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, you are so right about this month's issue. I wish I had time to fit in a couple of the projects! :)

You know, on a side note, I'm sorry to hear about your altercation with your sister, but I am glad to know that even therapists have family issues. Makes me feel a little bit more normal! ;)

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is a very impressive goal list Carol, and you managed to meet all of your goals, congratulations. Also congratulations to Caitlin on her graduation.