Friday, August 12, 2016

Waiting for mail

My next needle punch project required that I ordered on line the Valdani threads....

isn't this sweet. It is Mistletoe, designed by Yvonne Buus from the winter issue #4 in Punch Needle and Primitive Stitches ( PNPS)magazine. At first I thought I could find suitable variegated threads locally....not so. I checked on line and found first one place but they did not offer all the colors, then I found Anita Little Stitches who did have all the colors and a sale on them as well. I have never ordered from her before but I thought why not. They have already been shipped...right after I sent the order! This will be the first time that I will be punching with something other than DMC 3 strand cotton. The directions tell me to double the strand...another first, using the large needle. I am wondering how this will affect the variegated colors..... we shall see. Our weather continues to be muggy and will be so until the monsoon season ends which is around mid September. This means that we are almost there and it will be a happy day.  Mr H tells me that we had thunder and lightening the other night and I slept through it without a problem. I miss sitting outside with my stitching and reading. This heat has made me a very lazy gal. Well that about covers the happenings around here. It is so nice to have you stop by. Thank you for your friendship and kind words. Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stuck in the middle~~~~~~

that is how it feels, stuck in the middle of the week! Wind, dust storm, rain and the sun came out to make it muggy. That was yesterday afternoon. Today it is very cloudy, dark clouds hanging overhead and muggy.
A slight streak of pink clouds but overall it is gloomy. And did I mention muggy? The monsoon brings the muggy air that we are not used to having. If we are lucky we will get more rain. What we have so far has not really amounted to very much. Ideally it would wait until after we return from the doctor this morning....so maybe an afternoon rain storm. Would be nice if we could order it so!

I managed to finish punching sunflower....
just need to think of how to complete it....suggestions welcome. It measures approximately 4 x 5 1/2. I have my next project picked out but need to get the floss for it. Hoping to get to Jo Ann's in the next day or so. I have my shopping list at the ready as well as taking sample projects to choose threads. Mr H has a doctor appointment today so not sure if it will be today.I just subscribed to Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher  (PNPS) magazine....I chose hard copy but have been enjoying access to the archive issues. I have also started a cross stitch angel ornament but not enough to show yet.  My new tablet---seem to be having issues deleting my emails. Of course when I stopped in Best Buy the other day it worked fine. It worked when I returned home but last night, well.... patience with it I do not have. Well my friends...glad to have you visit today....I thank you for your friendship and kind words and hope you have a wonderful day.