Sunday, August 24, 2014

Muddling along...

Oh yes, I'm ticked at myself!!  I wish I had thought to bring my camera yesterday!!  It was Market Day at our LNS, so Astrid and I managed to meet up at The Stitching Post to have a look see, and a little ladylike drool over all the lovely new things that just came out in Needlework Land.  We ran into two fellow stitchers and decided to have lunch at Peace a Pizza afterward.  Did I think to take a picture of all of us yesterday????  NO!!!  What was I thinking??  Did I think to take a picture of the newly opened dessert shop attached to our favorite pizza joint?  NO????  And I call myself a blogger...pshaw...shame on me!!  Anyway it was a fun afternoon chatting away with Danielle and Jill and Astrid.  Good times!!

Did I buy anything?  Silly question!!  But I only bought one thing though a few things tried to jump in my basket.  I was the model of restraint.  Was it because my husband was with me...NO!!  I was good all on my own.  And a few well chosen words from Astrid...LOL  She likes to keep me on the straight and narrow!!  Here is my purchase...

It's been weird here at DJ's digs...strange things brewing...and too much going on to get much stitching done.  I did manage to finish this LHN piece for on of the team members who just returned from Africa.  I hope she likes it!!  I'm unsure how to finish, but maybe a pillow would be nice...if only I knew how to make them.  But...a flat fold would work too I suppose...I'll have to give it some thought.

I've also started an ambitious project for me.  I've decided to make an afghan.  Here are some of the blocks I've finished so far.  These blocks are 3 inches square.  They will make a flower design surrounded by off white squares then solid squares of green and light purple.  I know it doesn't sound like much at the moment, but I'll try to show progress on it as I go along.  For now I've finished up all the half squares, so now the solid squares should go much faster.  Crocheting is nice because I can take it along on road trips where it's hard for me to cross stitch in a moving vehicle.  We have a big one coming up soon, so I look forward to making some huge progress then!!

Last, but not least, here's progress on the SAL from Au Point de Croix.

I have been keeping up with this one, thankfully, but am falling behind in Marquoir Francois.  Hopefully I'll get back in the grove with that one soon, as it really won't take long to catch up.

And that is all the news that's fit to print!  Wish me luck as I'm off to sign up for a Fantasy Football League today.  I'm calling my team Tickled Pink Power....somehow pink and football don't really seem to go together.  I'll let you know how that goes...haha  Till then...happy stitching!!



Linda said...

Lovely stitching and crocheting DJ.


Blu said...

Lovely stitching!
That afghan looks like it's going to be really cool.

Anna Zont said...

Lovely stitching, very interesting processes!

Jo said...

lovely stitching and I'm sure the afghan will be wonderfully warm in the coming winter x