Friday, June 28, 2013


Wow! It's been a while. I don't have any stitchy updates to share, as I have been busy here in California, visiting family. So I've not stitched in a week! I just thought I'd drop in and say I made it to the states. We are visiting my family for a while, and then we will be heading out to our new home here in a coupla days. I don't see any stitching time in my near future. We are traveling in a very small car, so not sure I will have room to pull stitching out on the way. Sigh....I miss stitching! One day soon I will once again put needle to fabric, but not today.

Thank you everyone who wished us well on our move, we made it over the wide blue beyond, and are back home. It sure feels great to be here!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Web of Life update!

I can hardly believe I am posting this on time! I actually had some time to get some stitching done the last coupla days. I worked on Web of Life. And was actually able to get a lot more done than I thought I would! 

Well, we are now living in a nice hotel. This is the view from our 8th story balcony:
 It is really beautiful!
And here is my progress on Web of Life:

I got alot more done than I thought I would. And this morning I was able to get some work in on Tree Branch. I will share progress on that in about 5 days! See yah then!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Abbey- first progress update for June

And it may very well be the only update for the month of June, we just have to see how things work out with us moving and all, I'm not sure how much time I'll have for stitching and posting, and what my internet situation will be as well. 
This time around, I didn't get much in. Thank goodness for insomnia the past two nights, or I probably would have only gotten 1 hour in.  I am so stressed over this move and making sure we have everything and everything is getting done that I am absolutely EXHAUSTED come 8 or 9 p.m.  Then a few hours later after a "nap" I'm wide awake and making lists in my head of things to do, until I finally just give in and get up and get my day started. But not wanting to get into the endless list, afraid of waking up the household with the noise, I sit and stitch instead. So, that's a good thing...I guess.

They came yesterday and packed up our first load.  Which included my stitching stuff! I'm a bit nervous, as I had all my stuff in a plastic "File cabinet" looking thing, and they said I had to send the cabinet with the furniture, it was too big, and they took all the stitching out and just packed it in a cardboard box. Now I'm thinking I should have just told them "No, just leave it,and I'll send it in the big haul.", but I didn't. But hopefully it will arrived unscathed, keep your fingers crossed for me! (Just to clarify there is the "essentials load" that goes by plane, and it's things you will need right away when you get to your destination...dishes, my stitching, my books! Clothes, etc.,  The second haul is the household goods, which is basically everything else, and it travels by boat, so it can take up to two months to get to you.) So, I was between a rock and  a hard I send it in it's safe plastic container but have to wait two months for it to arrive, or do I chance it to get to me safely and arrive just about the same time I do? Hard call.

But oh well, I have 5 projects in my bag to go with me:

-The Abbey
-Tree Branch, Winnie the Pooh (Which won the vote to take SVE's place, by the way! Thank you, all who voted!)
-Sunset Run
-Web of Life
- Ornaments (For Plane and car travel)

So, I should have plenty of stitching to keep me busy for awhile, plus I'll be taking my Kindle (80+ books) and 10 paper books, and a few other things to keep me occupied. Plus a 2 year old who will need to be entertained as well. So I'm hoping this month and the move go quick.

Now for goals.  I did really badly this past month, just so busy with stuff for the move.  Aaaaaand doinking around on the computer too much.

May Goals

-Finish Snow Valley Express
-work on page 7 of the Abbey (at least 5 hours)
-Work on "Web of Life" (at least 5 hours)


-Read 4 books (I read 6!)
-Get to page 575 in DQ- Nope, didn't even pick it up! But I'm taking it on the trip though, so hopefully this month!)


-Write 17 letters-nope, only wrote 5!
-Write 2000 words on newest piece of fiction-NOPE, didn't even work on it!

June goals

-Stitch when I can
-Read when I can
-Write when I can

I'm not making goals really for this month, I'm stressed enough without worrying about goals! LOL...So I'll pick up goals again in July, I think. 

Thank you for reading! And Joyful stitching!