Friday, August 22, 2014

Plans do change

The headache from Wednesday lasted all day...have not had one like that in some time. My thoughts on Thursday were to do nothing...well, that did not last too long. I hate being idle. I uncovered the sewing machine and grabbed some fabric and began an all day project..
first were the Cactus pincushions. The pattern is from Sewing Lab blog. I did make a few adjustments to suit me. They did turn out to be cute. Then more fabric found its way into my hands and a pattern from Jinny Beyer Studio blog, again with a few changes for me...
Starfish pincushions. I used 3 different types of patterned fabric to see how they would look. Then a dip into my button jars to find a topper and I like them. So I did use a needle but not for cross stitch. If I do not see a bag of fiberfill for awhile it will be okay with me. I thought I would never stop stuffing! It was to perfect day to sew...the air the temp yesterday was great. We actually had the air conditioner off for the first time since May and the all the sliders open. The sky was cloudy most of the day and a bit of drizzle did make it to the ground. Today may be a repeat. If so, I do plan to relax, maybe just read and maybe bake a cake for Mr H. Tomorrow is a work day after being off all week. This mini vacation are nice and it is best to enjoy them before the busy season arrives. Thank you all for the well wishes and kind words. You really know how to make my day wonderful. Gld you had some time to visit with me..... have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Framed~~~~~

Yesterday was a nasty day here in The Valley..... monsoon rains and flash floods..... we are south of where the damage was. If you would like to see a video of the flood that encompassed the interstate north of us....http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/north-phoenix/video-muddy-flood-waters-creep-down-interstate-17-in-phoenix?autoplay=true...(turn down your speaker volume as it was taken from a helicopter)...amazing rescues were performed and road closures still in effect in some areas. The  sky was amazing....
 The clouds were heavy and dramatic. We had to go out in the afternoon and were lucky enough to miss any rains. I did stitch on Elizabeth getting another bloom and more vines done, and managed to frame Grace.....
I think I like it... still deciding so I have not made it permanent yet. (blogger is giving me a challenge with placement and text today! so excuse appearances) Mr H seems to like it this way. I will live with it for a few days to see how I feel about it. Not sure where  it will be put ... hung or not. It is a frame that can be table top or hung. One thing I do like about it is that the dye color on my fabric looks just as I wanted to look. Love messing about with Rit Dyes. I may skip cross stitch today and do a bit of sewing. Found a couple of pincushion patterns I would like to do. A little headache this morning too which does not make cross stitching fun. At the moment, our temps are low and I am able to have the slider open in the kitchen... listening to the pond fountain..... maybe I should just sit outside for awhile and read. The lounge chair on the lanai is beckoning me to do so.....wish you were here to join me. Thank you for spending time with me and for your kind words. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stitching complete

I spent more time on the border than on the center of this... one or two threads off is a problem...
after an hour of counting and re-counting I found the problem and fixed it. Such a torture to be off by a thread or two. I love how my fabric looks stitched with all white. Now to find a frame for it. Hopefully that will not be a problem. This is one of my favorite hymns. It was written by John Newton in 1773 and is considered one of the" most famous of all folk hymns" (Author Gilbert Chase) and it is performed about 10 million times a year. When I hear it played on bagpipes, well, I cannot explain.....
I have completed another bloom for Elizabeth. A little each day. I think I will be looking for a few Christmas ornaments to make today. I found a couple of pincushions that I want must make.... love pincushions. So I am not lacking for something to do that's for sure. We have been having monsoon storms at night...thunder, lightening and even rain. Right now there is a breeze because I can hear the chimes gently making music. Remember the crazy note? well, it is tossed. I figure why drive myself crazy trying to decipher it. A new note is here on the desk----butter Safeway. Now that I do understand. I need to go to Safeway and get butter. Why can't they all be that simple! Okay, time for a cup of coffee and toast. hope you enjoyed your visit with me. Have a wonderful day.