Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Web of Life Progress

Well, as you can see I have actually been able to get quite a bit done one this since the last time I posted a progress of it.  This is not just the past 5 days work, I worked quite a little bit on it during the last month, but just now have the chance to share a photo. I almost have all the hanging pieces done on the left hand side, and even started some of the backstitching. And have almost an entire feather finished. I'm happy with this progress.  It's not alot, but considering the lack of time I've really had with this move, I am happy with it, it is really a fun piece to stitch. The next project on the docket is The Abbey.  Now because of the complexity of that piece, I really have very little to show. I don't even think I worked on it at all in the past month/month and a half during this move, so it will just be what little bit I can get done the next 5 or 6 days. Which I am not sure will be a whole lot, since our shipment of household goods just showed up yesterday so now the marathon unpacking begins!!!  Who wants to come help me?!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A stitchy update-Finally!!! A finish!!

Here is the first ornament in the Winter Fun series.  There are 12 of these. I can't believe I started this series in April!!! At least that is what I have down as the start date in my records. WOW! Lets hope the next one doesn't take so long. I think it took so long, because for about a month I set the ornaments aside to work solely on my dad's train. I am so happy to have this one finished!

I also have a pretty good start on the second one, but I was too lazy to post a photo... maybe later. Or with my next update, which will be Web of Life. Which I am really enjoying!!

Joyful stitching, and thank you for reading!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Time to get Back on Track

I feel as if I have lost 2 months of my life with this dumb move. And I have one more dumb month to get through! Next month we will be going to California for about a month to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. And while I'm excited to see family and share this very special mile stone with them, I am truly just ready to be settled. I don't want to be on the road anymore. We will fly there and then drive our truck back. UGH!

I cannot wait for September! Fall will be on its way (my favorite season) and I can hopefully get things all unpacked, and be settled and ready to stitch the fall and winter away. I miss having a routine and enjoying my hobbies.

But! We still have 2 more weeks at least until we leave for Cali. So, I am going to try to get back some semblance of a routine. At least with the stitching. I am gonna pick up my rotation once again. So for the next 5 days I will work a bit on my ornaments. The past few weeks I have been able to work SOME on the ornies here and there, and also "Web of life" as well.

I had started the first ornament in the third series of the book of ornaments I was working on, which is called "Winter Fun" and I am almost finished with it.  All I have left to do is white fill in and backstitching. I am almost out of white floss though, but my stash of floss gets here Tuesday, so I should be good to go.

I have also been thinking about ordering the aida I need for a few new projects. But that may need to wait for September after our visit to California. No hurry.

Well, that is all the rambling for me here today!  I really need to hit up my feedly and leave a few comments on all your lovely stitching!! I have not been able to keep on top of my blog reading. So I hope to pick that up once again as well.  I have seriously been thinking about cutting the internet out of my life for a bit. Not going online for senseless useless time wasting. Only go on the days I update my blog, or to update my goodreads account.  No more FB, no more twitter, but then I think of all the blog reading I will miss out on....oh what a dilemma! I derive so much inspiration and motivation through the blogs I love and follow! So, we shall see...

Thank you for reading! hope your weekend is going well! Next time I will post photos- promise!

Friday, July 19, 2013

I am Alive and Well

I have very little by way of stitching to show, but I am super excited about my new house. I love this house! and I wanted to share some pictures.
We'll start with my favorite room in the house- The master bath! It has two huge walk in closets, two sinks, a shower, toilet (in it's own room) and of course the large Jacuzzi bath tub:
 Here's the master bedroom:
 Half of the kitchen:
 The other half of the kitchen:
 The entryway and front door:
 Bar and kitchen
 Dining area looking out over the back yard, I love how the sun light streams in through these windows in the morning
 Living room
 Living room, viewed from the front entryway
 Library/study/guest room: I love the ceiling in here!
 Lonely country road going out to our house:
 The front:

I am so excited about this house. I just love the design both in and out! Very modern and beautiful!! I hope to be able to get some stitching in soon. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!