Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Stitch or Two

I got the corner cleared out in the studio and I now have The Nativity all set up and I am ready to stitch...............


But first I want to make a couple of smocked dresses for a niece that is having a little girl in March.....

It has been a long time since I have done any smocking............. I couldn't find any batiste around here so I called Murray's in Orleans and they mailed it to me............ It finally arrived......


I found my pattern and brought the pleater downstairs....... It is just great to be able to go upstairs and find the things I need right away....... When I finish unpacking and organizing the attic it will be much better.


I had forgotten how long it took to get a dress ready to pleat but here it is.........all ready...........



I actually got the smocking done last night while we watched the Nascar race.................


Now to smock the second one and get both of them ready to sew together........

Today is my Bible study day and after that I have errands and when I get home we will need to go to the grocery store............ Another busy day planned with no stitching...........


Monday, February 27, 2012

A Finish !!!!!!

Hurray, a finish at last........... I have taken the last stitch in my wedding sampler....... Now I will need to take it to be framed............. That will wait for another day...............




First I need to get this corner cleared out to work on my next Major Project..............



Marbek's Nativity............... I bought this many years ago.......... I have all of the books, the fabric and all the thread................ I have enlarged color working copies of the graph............

I started with the Angels first and even got some work done on it before it was packed away for one reason or another............


Now to get it done............ I want to hang it over the sofa in the living room........


I made King Cake Monday for two occasions on Tuesday..............


Oh and they were as good as they look...............


So it has taken me a week to get these pictures posted............ I am not sure just where exactly the time goes but it seems to be slipping by at an alarming rate....

I have gotten very little sewing done.......

Today I have a list of things that need to be accomplished........... We will see just how things go.
















Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lennox Had a Sale

and I had a coupon for 25% off.........

This is what came home with me.................... New shower curtain and other accessories for the guest bath...........




Here is the bedroom with boxes to be unpacked, sorted and put away........ It only took two days.... No, I am not really that slow but this does have to be done while I also cook, clean, do laundry and other fun things..........VBG

Here we are again......... All the boxes emptied and things put away....... Now for the big stack of filing there on the desk.......... Maybe next week..........



That large stack of boxes is gone from the garage......... Most went to the attic to be sorted later. Now we can get the car in the garage............ There are still some things I want to reorganize out there but for now I am pleased........






Sunday we cleared out the storage unit we had........ More boxes to be unpacked..........

If all goes well today I hope to get some weeding done....... The weather is nice right now.......

Last night I had some friends over and we watched Steel Magnolias............. It was great fun......I fixed popcorn and had chips and dip and candy bars.......... After the movie we sat and talked till 11:00.............. I meant to take pictures but got caught up in the moment and just never picked up the camera..............





Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hello Again.............

Yes, it has been awhile......... We have been busy here..... I finally got the garage done but so far no pictures..........

We also got the landscaping done on the front of the house........ I hope it will look a bit better when it starts to grow...............











The carpet was delivered........ Wade Hamilton is so pleased to have the entire sofa to himself.


This is a close up of the carpet...........



The foyer is done.....



The dining room is still a work in progress and probably will be for a long time.


If all goes as planned I will get a few more pictures tomorrow.....

I am quilting the GFG and it is coming along........ I am also knitting Kim's sweater.........

Soon I will have the wedding sampler finished that I started last year for Lem and I..........

The weather was wonderful today..... I needed to do some weeding but that was not on the agenda.......... Maybe later................

The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10