Monday, July 28, 2014

Better late than ever...TUSAL

Seems lately I'm on a dead run to catch up!  LOL  But I guess it's better to be late than not to post at all...

So here is my picture of my ort collection this month.  Yep...I did get a lot of stitching done!  Yay me!!  LOL

I got a little more done on Royal Garden...just a tad...but it takes so long to do so little, that my brain needs a break in between!

I decided I wanted to work on something with big holes, something fun and easy to do, so pulled out this buttons and beads kit and started working on this owl.  Isn't it fun??

I finally finished this Little House Needleworks In the Meadow pattern.  I just love this, and I think I'll count it toward my "Christmas stitching" for next month!

The latest pattern from Maryse just popped into my inbox, so I've been stitching on that today.  I love keeping ahead of my SAL's!!  Hopefully I'll finish either tonight or tomorrow.

Over the weekend the Orioles had a blood drive at Oriole park.  We showed up a bit early and had lunch at Dempsey's.  I love this restaurant, not only is the food great, but the atmosphere is so much fun!  We ate near the beer taps, so I just had to take a picture.  I think it's hilarious that the taps have Dempsey's head on the beer that is brewed for his restaurant.  I haven't had any, so can't tell you if they are good or not, but I will say this is a popular spot, so something must be done right!

Ben signed me up for this blood drive.  I gave a double red.  I guess you could call it fortunate that I'm the right blood type to give a double red.  They separate twice as many red blood cells out, then pump the serum back into you.  So...yes, you are a bit anemic when you are finished, but you aren't as dehydrated, so in a way you feel better.  You just have to take it easy for a few days afterward.    I do feel privileged to give, as DH cannot, he was in Europe during the mad cow outbreak and they won't allow him to donate.  But after signing me up, then Ben couldn't donate as he was sick last week.  Somehow this just doesn't seem right!!  Oh well, I have two Orioles tickets and a t-shirt to show for my troubles.  Anyone want to join me for a game??

And on that note, I'm off to get some stitching done.  Happy Stitching!!



And This Little Pig said...

Hey DJ, just beautiful! Yes you have done a lot of stitching for the month... and hey I picked up a needle yesterday.

Libbie :@

Linda said...

Your stitching is beautiful DJ. Royal Garden is amazing.


Mouse said...

cooooo that is a lot of orts :) love the Royal garden :) and wooo hooo on the finish :) well done on keeping up with everything can you send me some of how you do it please and don't over do it after your blood drive now will you ... love mouse xxxxx

Astrids dragon said...

Your Garden looks awesome! The owl and snowman are cute - getting ready for the fall and winter already?!

When's the game?