Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Time Management (and new Pay It Forward round)

I received the cutest PIF gift from my old friend Neila today. Gosh, I have known Neila for years, and she recently located me via my search for her in my blog - it was funny! Neila and I used to be in several round robins together years ago! She is such a doll. She made me a crafter's apron, modeled after the ones carpenters use - how cute is that??! And, some cute Halloween soap too, but it did not photograph well. Thank you so much Neila! I just love it! I sent off a PIF on Monday that I thought for sure would arrive at its destination by today. It did not have far at all to go. But, no word from the recipient, so the wait will continue...
...And this brings me to announcing a new PIF round! I signed up on Neila's blog a few weeks ago, but wanted to get at least a few of my older PIFs out the door before posting that I am taking new names! Since I received the PIF from Neila today, I better post now - LOL! So.. the first three to leave me a comment asking to sign up will receive a hand-made gift from me, sometime in the upcoming year. In return, you will need to post to your blog that you will make gifts for three other people. Sound good? Sign up! LOL
I titled my post "Time Management" because as I prepare to write up my goals for November, I am a bit overwhelmed. There is a much higher than average number of stitchers' birthdays in November, plus a larger than average number of exchanges due out between November 15 and December 1... and several early December stitchers' birthdays.... and where will Christmas stitching fit in? It probably won't! On top of that, I started Deb's Neighborhood Round Robin tonight. It is going to occupy a lot of my time this month - it's adorable and is truly Deb's artistic vision, but it is also very large - there are three parts to it and it will be keeping me ultra busy. Tonight I spent a lot of time finishing off a gift for mid-November. Now I can cross it off the list! After finishing that, I stitched what I think is the "heaven" part of the round robin.... this is my little spirit or soul that Deb has asked us each to stitch in this upper section.... next I have a house and a proverb to stitch...and then it ends with having to stitch my tombstone... oh my! Stay tuned! I think I will pass on replacing And A Forest Grew this month and just keep at it with this RR since it is due to be mailed out on December 1.

Oh... and Happy Halloween!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and started Deb's Neighborhood Round Robin

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Little Milestone Reached

I managed to reach a little milestone with Victoria's Quaker tonight. I really felt like I was working on that big heart near the bottom for quite some time. I got through it tonight! Looks like smooth sailing ahead to the end now :-)

I still have several fabrics available from yesterday's posting. I will leave them available for a little while longer and might end up putting them up on ebay. I want
to thank those of you who have purchased some or told me you are going to buy some of them. Every little bit is helping with Angus' huge vet bill (which Ava has added to recently, as you already know).

Oh Kathy! I keep forgetting to answer you! Ava does seem to be doing well right now. Time will tell. When the teeny tiny bit of cortisone the vet gave her wears off in about 1-2 more weeks, we will see if the ulcers start up again... thanks for asking about her :-)

***Pssst...Cute frog biscornu freebie found here!!

Stitched on today: Started a gift, and Victoria's Quaker

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hand Dyed Fabrics for Sale :-)

It's that time again. I am letting go of some of my hand-dyed fabric stash. Those vet bills are still lingering, so I hope you can help me out :-) I prefer PayPal as payment. If you are in the US, a check or money order is also fine. Shipping in the US is $2.50 for one piece. If you want more than one, I will get you a shipping cost. If you are outside of the US, let me know and I can show you the postal options.... You can leave me a comment here or email me.

Top Row:
Silkweaver Castle View 32 ct Belfast Linen, 18" x 26", $19
Silkweaver Golden Promise 32 ct Belfast Linen, 18" x 26", $19
Enchanted Fabrics Trick or Treat 32 ct Belfast Linen, 18" x 27", $18
Silkweaver Chocolate 32 ct Lugana, 18" x 26", $18
Sugar Maple Fabrics Dewdrops and Lilacs 32 ct Opal Lugana, 17.5" x 26", $20
Bottom Row:
Silkeaver Solo(earthy greys and greens, like nice marble), 32 ct Jobelan, 18" x 26", $17
Silkweaver Solo (golden with brown mottling, nice!), 32 ct Jobelan, 18" x 26", $17
Sugar Maple Fabrics Butterfly Kisses, 32 ct Lugana, 18" x 26", $20
Silkweaver Solo (lilac and plum) 32 ct Lugana, 18" x 26", $15

A little progress on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow again tonight...

...And this one says it all! Here is Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox All-Star closer, after he threw his last pitch for a strike out to end the game last night in Colorado... the Boston Red Sox are World Champions again!!!! So proud... So sad in a way... no more baseball to watch until April 2008!!

Stitched on today: Stitched on Autumn Exchange, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow **Mailed out SBEBB Harvest Time Exchange, a PIF gift and a new Crazy Exchange today

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Spring Ride Sunday

OK, I could have stitched on this longer tonight, but it is the 8th inning and I am going to settle in to watch the end of the Red Sox game without stitching... they are oh so close to becoming World Champions right now... but one never knows ;-) So, here is what I did on Spring Ride today!

Thanks for all of the wonderful compliments on my finish of And A Forest Grew last night! They are so very appreciated!!!

Our town had early Trick or Treat tonight. How bad am I? I stayed down in the basement watching football today and Mike gave out the candy. I didn't even see one kid! LOL

Stitched on today: Stitched a Crazy Exchange, started my Autumn Exchange project for Myrna, and Spring Ride

Saturday, October 27, 2007

And A Forest Grew is Finished

And here it is... This was a really fun stitch, and I know I will miss it next week when Saturday rolls around again. Now it goes to the framing pile. (Click for larger picture)...

And A Forest Grew

Rosewood Manor

Lakeside Linens 40 ct Navy Bean Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched 12/29/06 - 10/27/07

I heard today that Marika has received the little birthday gift that I sent off to her:

Nature's Alphabet "M" Fob

Elizabeth's Designs

Silkweaver Belfast Solo Linen, DMC Floss

I was busy doing some finishing work today - it was actually a very productive day for me, thanks to rain (not a good day to go outside and rake leaves) - along with And A Forest Grew, I also finished my Harvest Time Exchange and a PIF gift... While working on the finishing of one of those (not telling which! - both recipients read my blog regularly, so I don't want to tip them off with these materials in the photo), Lily decided she would help me out. She spent our time together lying on the batting material. I got this photo of her while I was cleaning up, so she sat up... aw, thanks for the help, Lily!!

***If any of you are still looking for Gingher Bianca scissors, it turns out Mike was the first to get any Biancas up on ebay and they sold out - mostly by one buyer :-( He has another order in and they will be here in about a week. Special low prices for any size (4", 5" or 8") if you order directly through my blog. Just email me to let me know what you want. I just want to doublecheck the prices with Mike. The Biancas are so pretty - peach with colorful flowers :-)

Stitched on today: Finished Harvest Time Exchange, finished a PIF gift, and finished And A Forest Grew

Friday, October 26, 2007

Plenty to show....

I finally have some things to show today, other than And A Forest Grew or Victoria's Quaker :-) Annemarie received a parcel that I sent off to her on Monday (she is well, by the way, and I am sure will be blogging again quite soon). Inside the parcel were a few items. Her birthday is next week, and I stitched this for her: (***the chart for this needleroll is now available for adoption by the first stitcher who leaves a comment requesting it) ADOPTED -
November Birthday Needleroll

Victoria Sampler

28 ct White Evenweave, DMC Floss, DMC Perle Cotton, Kreinik #4 Braids

And, also in her package, along with Erin's Round Robin, were my Fair and Square blocks for her. An has more coffee than blood running in her veins, so I could not resist stitching these:

Coffee Crazy!!

Lizzie Kate

Antique White Belfast, Weeks Dye Works Floss

And, oh my gosh! I just realized that I was so tired from watching the World Series last night when I blogged that I totally forgot to post this photo of this sweet Crazy Exchange return exchange that I received from Sherry yesterday. Isn't it adorable?? I just love it - thanks Sherry! (And I am so sorry I was so braindead last night that I forgot to put up a photo!!). And finally, I do have another update of And A Forest Grew... I think I have one more night left on it (yep, that should be tomorrow) - just one more big tree, two tiny trees, two backstitched bird outlines and my initials and year are left! I have really loved working on this one! And I love seeing how many other ones are being stitched in the blogosphere :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on PIF gift, stitched on Harvest Time Exchange, and And A Forest Grew

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Staying with the forest...and want Gingher Biancas??

I stayed with the forest tonight. Thank you all for the wonderful encouragement to keep with it. That motivated me, and I was excited to pick it up again tonight. The broad leafed tree took a lot longer than I thought it would. The rest that is left looks like smooth sailing!

Is anyone interested in the new Gingher Bianca scissors? Mike has the 4", 5" and 8" ones now. Let me know!!

Stitched on today: Started a PIF gift, stitched on Harvest Time Exchange, and And A Forest Grew

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Almost a forest now

Almost there... while watching baseball tonight, I decided to work on And A Forest Grew again instead of starting Deb's round robin. Wow, it is really getting close now! I feel motivated to pick it up often now and just get it done! Someone asked recently if I am using one strand or two of floss. I don't recall who and think it was someone who did not leave an email. I am using 40 ct linen, and therefore am using only one strand of DMC :-)

Thanks for all the well wishes! So far, I think my choice was correct ;-)

Stitched on today: Harvest Time Exchange project, and And A Forest Grew

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Bit O'Quaker

Not much stitching today folks. Lots of dwelling on what to do... what was the right thing to do today? That is not a stitching related question. Ultimately, I believe I made the right choice. It just took me a while to see it. And then, after all of that, I worked on Victoria's Quaker for just a bit tonight. Off to bed a little early tonight. Mike and I have an important early AM appointment....

Got to visit some blogs (finally) today - you are all stitching such beautiful things!

Stitched on today: Victoria's Quaker

Monday, October 22, 2007


It's Monday... you know by now that means I worked on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow :-) But... I quit early tonight. I am going to use this time before bed now to see if I can finally catch up on some blogs ;-)

Staci (no blog) has invited me into a very fun World Series challenge today! She is a Rockies fan, and proposed that if the Rockies win, I stitch something for her. If the Red Sox win, she will stitch something for me. Since we are both good sports and are just plain old happy to have our teams participating, this will be huge fun! Thanks for the fun idea Staci!

Thank you for the nominations for the "You Make Me Smile" blog event :-) I am opting out only because I cannot come close to choosing ten blogs that make me smile. All of you do! I don't want to hurt any feelings.

I have to go to a wake after work tomorrow. I am feeling anxious because of who will be there... I feel like a little kid! LOL! Can't really say more :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on Harvest Time Exchange project, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow **Mailed out Erin's Neighborhood Round Robin, Fair and Square blocks to An, and a gift... also sent out daylily seeds to Harmien (finally!!)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bring on the Rockies! (aka Dustin Pedroia for MVP)

A little snout... this is all I can share of tonight's stitching! I finished An's Fair and Square squares, and I started my Harvest Time exchange... but, as always, those are secrets!!

A big New England Patriots win... Ryan Newman came in second at Martinsville... and now the Red Sox are dominating the Indians on the road to the World Series! All just today! Wa Hoo!!! (For the non-fans, Dustin Pedroia is the Red Sox second baseman.. big night tonight). The Red Sox advance to the World Series!

Stitched on today: Finished An's Fair and Square squares, started Harvest Time Exchange project, and Spring Ride

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Crazy Exchanges

Wow, Simone has already received the return gift that I sent to her for the Crazy Exchange! I finished off one of the Christmas ornaments I had stitched earlier in the year, as Simone noted that she likes Christmas ornaments in traditional red, white and green... and also sent her some holiday fibers too. After all, the season is quickly approaching!!
Merry Christmas

Glory Bee

28 ct Natural Quaker Linen, GAST Floss

And, today I received this sweet little frog Altoid tin as an exchange gift from Cynthia! Aw, thanks Cynthia :-)

This week's update of And A Forest Grew now brings me to the very last page! Very exciting!!!

Ava's lip is a bit less swollen today :-)

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, started Fair & Square for An, and And A Forest Grew

Friday, October 19, 2007

Crazy Exchange for Veronique

Veronique has received the Crazy Exchange that I sent to her. It arrived in Belgium so quickly! Veronique's list of favorites were Margaret Sherry, Lizzie Kate and scissor fobs. I did not have a lot of Margaret Sherry charts, except for ones in the few UK magazines I have. Those were all rather large. As for Lizzie Kate, I also have some larger charts, and ones that feature holidays like Halloween and Christmas. Not knowing if Veronique likes or celebrates these holidays, I opted not to stitch those. I did find this one, though. I figure a good luck fob would work for anyone. She likes it, and says she needs the luck right now :-)

Luck to You! Fob

Lizzie Kate

40 ct Natural Linen, Weeks Dyes Works and GAST Floss

Since I enjoyed stitching on Dawn so much last night, I decided to pick it up again tonight. The dress is really getting there now!

Ava went to the vet today for her follow up. The vet is not sure she has rodent virus. She really could not say what it is yet. She says several syndromes look similar to each other. Right now, her bottom lip is very swollen and she looks like she is sticking her tongue out. And, it is clearly very sensitive. The upper lip ulcer/sore is completely gone, and inside her lips looks good thanks to the Clavamox. The vet gave her a very low dose of cortisone, since Ava is very small. She says to come back if it does not clear the swelling. They will then do a biopsy and see where to go from there... here's to praying the cortisone does the trick and this is a one time issue for her!

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace

Thursday, October 18, 2007

PIF for Heather

I received an email from Heather today letting me know that she received my PIF gift for her. She mentioned she has been having a difficult week, and that my gift arrived to her in a time when she needed cheer. I am very pleased about that! I can scratch another PIF off of my lengthy list now! I was still in a Halloween mood when I stitched her gift, and this is what she got:

Jack-O-Lantern Scissors Fob

Casey Buonaugurio

Silkweaver 32 ct Lugana Solo, DMC Floss

And Dawn... she is growing more again. Tonight the bottom of her dress got a lot of attention while I was watching the baseball game (Go Red Sox!!)...

Stitched on today: The Mermaid and the Sea, stitched on a gift, and Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Finished Erin's RR

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I finished Erin's Neighborhood Round Robin tonight. I just love her forest theme, and her linen is wonderful too - what a pleasure this one was! My block is the one to the left of the center block and has the two bears in it. I used portions of two LHN charts - Star Light, Star Bright and Lakeside Lodge to create my little cabin in the woods for her. I hope you like it, Erin! I will mail this to Annemarie soon - I have a few other things I am finishing for An right now, and I figured the RR could hitch a ride with them in the next week or so :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and finished Erin's Neighborhood Round Robin

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Crazy Exchange from Simone

I received a lovely Crazy Exchange from Simone today. I was so excited to get a package from this group, and to have it be from Simone makes it even more special!
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Simone made me this sweet sewing pocket/trousse. I love the fabric! And she enclosed some Tokens & Trifles, a little notebook and some pretty fabric for me too.
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And here it is opened up... Thank you again Simone, I do love it! Thank you for selecting me! I already finished up something for you this afternoon and will be mailing it out tomorrow already :-)
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And this week's update of Victoria's Quaker. I am now getting quite close to the end with this one. It has turned out to be a quick stitch so far!

Stitched on today: Finished off an item for Crazy Exchange, and Victoria's Quaker **Mailed out a new Crazy Exchange for a new partner today

Monday, October 15, 2007

HOHRH Monday

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Not much going on here today... Ava is doing well and will see her regular vet on Friday afternoon... and I worked on HOHRH tonight. I am showing a close up shot as I spent a while doing the blue overstitching on the pumpkin stitches tonight. I was anxious to see how they would look. I like them :-) Blogger's photo hosting is down tonight (they have a message up that they are aware of the problem and are fixing it)... so I had to use Photobucket and the photo cannot be enlarged for a better view. Maybe next time.

Thank you all again for your kind thoughts about Ava! {{{HUGS}}}

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, finished a Crazy Exchange project, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow **Mailed off my original Neighborhood RR to Rachael today so that she can finish her square

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thank you, Friends :-)

Major developments with Spring Ride tonight - now there is a snout of a horse starting to show up! LOL. I didn't spend a lot of time with it tonight, though. Ava and other things were a bit of a distraction. Too bad, because I think I will enjoy this part. It flows better than the flowers did.

Thank you for all of your concerns and kind comments regarding Ava. She usually sleeps between Mike and I by our pillows, but she did not come up to bed last night. I found her this morning, back in my stitching chair. I figure she spent the night there. I will be bringing her up to bed tonight... I am so used to having her with me. One of her meds is a strong analgesic and is a controlled substance. She is showing effects of being on this medication - glassy eyed, not herself... But she seems to be holding her own pretty well, and the ulcer above her lip appears to be trying to scab over. If only she would stop licking it... Oh, and for those who have asked about Angus lately, I weighed him a few days ago and he is now 7.4 pounds on our digital postal scale. That is progress, but he is still small (all of my cats are small and range from 6.5 to 9.4 pounds - I am not sure why they are all so small, but I think it is their canned food diet - low carbohydrate, for sure!). Everytime my cats go to the vet, the vet always comments on how small each is... ??? There was even a comment last night that Ava is only 6.5 pounds, noting on the paperwork "thin, but not clinically dehydrated." Gasp! Well, it is better than having obese cats, right?

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, started a Crazy Exchange project, and Spring Ride

Saturday, October 13, 2007

PIF for Jenna, and a sick kitty...

I heard from Jenna that she has received the PIF that I sent to her earlier in the week :-) I am finally trying to catch up on all of my backed up PIF gifts, and Jenna is from my original PIF list that goes back some months now... what a relief to have hers done, mailed and received now! I have another one out in the mail, and will do my very best to catch up on them all soon! I have been in a Halloween mood lately, and was glad to learn that Jenna seems to like Halloween enough to even decorate her cubicle at work - LOL!

The Spooks Are Out! Pinkeep

Waxing Moon Designs

32 ct Driftwood Linen, Weeks Dye Works Floss

Tonight was a hectic night at our house. We discovered that our little cat, Ava, age 4 (as of 10/1, which I had totally forgotten until yesterday!), has a sore/ulcer on her upper lip in the center below her nose, and it has spread a little inside her lip as well...

...So,after researching this online, Mike and I got concerned and I took her to the emergency vet: the same place I got to know so well when Angus was so very ill last Christmas. The diagnosis I found online was the one the vet gave her. Ava has rodent virus , which sounds so terrible but actually has nothing at all to do with rodents - I would type its medical term if I could spell it.... Anyhow, Ava has been very talkative lately and we thought she might be in heat. Wrong, she was in pain. Poor baby. I discovered it when I went to brush her teeth tonight (she woke me up this morning with the most terrible breath in my face...). The vet gave her antibiotics and pain killers, but Ava will now need to see her regular vet this coming week for follow up. This can be an annoying, stubborn, repetitive issue for her. So far, we do not see any signs of it in our other five cats (whew!!). She will probably need cortisone in order to heal. She was very anxious at the vet. She growled the entire time she was there. I had never even heard her growl before, and none of my cats have ever growled at the vet. Since she got home, she has been clinging to me, curled up against me in my stitching chair while I tried to stitch. I just took this photo, taken in my stitching chair still. She was super hard to photograph, but in this shot you can see the red bump on her upper lip. My poor baby, she is miserable, but I think the pain killer drops we had to put under her tongue are kicking in a little now.

Here is what I did manage to get done on And A Forest Grew tonight... really getting there now :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and And A Forest Grew

Friday, October 12, 2007

An Exchange, a Gift and a New Neighborhood

I finally have some things to show today :-) Sherry received the Crazy Exchange that I made for her. This group is open for new members, so please check it out!! Sherry is brand new to the group and I am quite fond of her, so I chose her for this round. She is stitching And A Forest Grew, so my choice for her was very easy!

And A Forest Grew Pin Pillow

Rosewood Manor

32 ct Driftwood Linen, DMC Floss

Also... finally... Wendy received the little birthday gift that I made for her. It really took a while to get to her, and of course, was late even though I posted it early. The post from here to Canada is just so slow, no matter what or when... anyhow, here it is:
Nature's Alphabet "W" Fob

Elizabeth's Designs

Autumn Fields Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

Tonight I started on Erin's Neighborhood Round Robin - I just love her theme! Erin is asking for a forest/woods theme. She wrote up a really cute letter for us that looks like it is written by the Homeowner's Association of her neighborhood. She gave us their guidelines and it is even on quality paper and folded like an important leaflet/document. Too cute! Anyhow, I started my little cabin in the woods using Star Light, Star Bright by LHN. I will omit the words and border, and will add in some wildlife for Erin, as per her request. I will not, however, stitch the moon. I will stitch the stars, but Cathy has already stitched a moon in her block (below mine), and two moons in one neighborhood would surely look like the Universe has had some kind of cataclysmic event, and we don't want that! LOL

Stitched on today: Started a gift, and started Erin's Neighborhood Round Robin **Mailed out a gift today

Thursday, October 11, 2007

PIF from Karen!

I received this most fantastic PIF package from Karen today! She stitched me this beautiful ornament which she says is a quaker motif from an old magazine :-) And... she was super (overly) generous and also sent me this gorgeous Mirabilia chart and a package of pretty sticky notes! You are awesome Karen! Thank you!!!!

And speaking of mail, I have several items out in the post that I am hoping to show soon when they arrive at their destinations... one is taking forever to arrive... but! Great news! An finally received her Neighborhood Round Robin that Mike posted off to her two months ago! Yay! What a relief!!!! I was feeling so terribly about it being missing! A little update of Dawn tonight too :-) I will keep going with her, as I realize I have several large projects that can actually be finished by the end of the year now... Dawn, And A Forest Grew and Victoria's Quaker... I am going to go for it!

Stitched on today: Stitched a gift, and Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace **Mailed out a PIF gift today, and mailed out Leslie's daylily plant too :-)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gifts from Tannia!

I received this lovely parcel of gifts from Tannia today :-) These are belated birthday gifts. Oh, Tannia, you didn't have to do this! She stitched me a sweet heart shaped ornament/fob... and all these pretty charts were with it. Thank you Tannia!!
I am pretty determined not to let this block on HOHRH take me too long, so I worked on the night sky again tonight! It is going very smoothly, and is not as intimidating (yet) as I thought it might be!
And, I thought I would share with you what I have chosen to be the project that I will start at the beginning of 2008. I started And A Forest Grew on New Year's Eve last year. This year I hope to start this beauty, A Quaker Christmas by ByGone Stitches. I just got my chart, and I am so excited to start!!! I might do it differently than I usually do... maybe more than one night a week, likely not in any structured way, maybe sometimes at work... trying out a few new ideas for fitting it in with my other WIPS and plans. I don't think I will be doing it as a structured SAL or any such thing this time around.

I am again so far behind in blogs... and am forever apologizing for it. I think I need to quit my full-time job if I am ever going to keep up! I know many of you feel the same way, so I guess I should not feel badly about it :-) Reading blogs/commenting in blogs does not pay the mortgage, but my job does... so guess I better stick with the job!

Stitched on today: Finished a PIF gift, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Halloween Exchange for Dawn

Dawn received the USEBB Halloween Exchange today that I sent to her. Yay - I have been watching like a hawk for that one to arrive. I am so glad she likes it, and I see she has posted a photo of all of the goodies in her blog. I had great fun stitching for Dawn :-) The pattern I chose for her, as I know some will ask, is a Just Nan Whimzi chart that I got at CATS in Hershey, PA in 2006. Nan was a guest in The Silver Needle's booth and sold this chart there. I do not know if she ever has or will sell it anywhere else, so I think it is a limited release (but, who knows??):

Be Witchy Fob

Just Nan

28 ct Cobblestone Cashel Linen, DMC Floss, beads came with chart

And, of course, my weekly update of Victoria's Quaker :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on a PIF gift, and Victoria's Quaker **Mailed out a new Crazy Exchange today, and mailed out a PIF gift :-)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb....

That's me today :-) I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the calendar and scheduled my usual Monday clients for today... pulled into the office parking lot this morning and there were barely 10 cars there, rather than the usual 100 - 150! Oh, today was Columbus Day! I thought that was next Monday - LOL! My client turnout was so-so, but oh well... I already made sure to mark off Veteran's Day in my appointment book next month... no need to drive in for nothing on that day too :-)

While watching the baseball playoffs tonight, I chose to just finish the border of this block and stitch some more of the night sky... all no-count stuff :-)

Nothing too interesting tonight!!! I did manage to catch up on 25% of blogs though. Thanks to those of you who still visit even if my schedule has been so busy. {{{HUGS}}} to you!

Stitched on today: Finished a PIF gift, started a PIF gift, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow