Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wow, it's been awhile...

Hi! I have not been around much lately...sorry about that!!! I seriously just don't know where time goes! I have been reading a lot...I have to confess...I had never read the Harry Potter series...until Saturday that is. My hubby and I went to a HP book release party, because he loves the books, and we had ours reserved to be picked up at 12:01. And So we went and I decided I was finally going to start reading them. I'd been meaning to, but I have a LONG list of books to be read right now. I am an Amazon.com Junky...I love buying used books (although be careful who you buy from...I bought one from someone once and they never sent it to me- 4$ down the drain!) So, I have stacks of books that still need to be read, and so I thought next year maybe I will fit it in. Well, I decided after all the hooplah about the book party friday I was going to start the first one Saturday. I am now on the second. I love them!!! I had seen the movies before but I didn't really appreciate the whole storyline because I hadn't read the books, I think I understand now more what was going on, so I watched HP #1 again last night, and my! how much more sence it seemed to make!! LOL! So, there is a new Harry Potter Freak amongst us!

Anyway, so enough about my reading...this is a stitching blog afterall! So, although I have not been here at my blog I have been reading other blogs and commenting here and there, and I HAVE been stitching.

I think when I left you last I was all gung ho on Holiday Ariing...well not anymore! Nothing happened, no frogs or anything like that, we are still on "friendly terms," but you know me and my flitting infatuations! I have since flitted over to Patchwork Teddy's, and I worked on that for a bit(abou ta week) and then decided that I wanteded to work on Dare to Dream, so have been steadily working on it the past 3 or 4 days. I did finish my July freebie too!

I will share photos later, right now I'm late for an appointment, so gotta fly!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Progress photo Friday!

First up is my July freebie: It seems to be stitching up quite quickly. I think I may even finish it today if I sit down and stitch steadily on it for the afternoon.
Here is my June Freebie...finished! and although I didn't think it possible, I did actually finish it IN June!! That Sand castle was a bear for some reason, but it looks great now! I love the blues in this one! And now for the biggie! The one that reminds me of Sesame streets "Which one doesn't match" game: Holiday Airing! Two summery ones, then I blast you with snow! Sorry!
As you can see, I have made quite the progress on this! The barn is just about finished...I have to finish putting in the wreath, and all the white you see on the barn IS supposed to be white, but I have yet to stitch it in yet. You can see where I've parked my needle for the moment...all that green in the tree line- ugh! Such a pain! You really have to watch the pattern, I hope to finish the tree line by the end of the weekend...We shall see if it actually happens! My other goal for the weekend is to finish the July freebie, then I can pick up something else, although what? I am not sure...I have been having a fit of startitis...but keep pushing it away...so far so good, but if I finish July I may have to start something new, or I guess it would be wiser to reach into my UFO pile and work on something that hasn't seen the light of day for a while, that way it feels new, but isn't! We shall see! Hope you all have a great weekend!