Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow, stitching and snow

The backyard sure looked pretty this morning. But enough snow now. Okay? While we have been pretty lucky and the accumulations aren't much it's been a couple to four inches everyday since Thursday and a little more expected tonight. I've had enough for a while now. :)

Well, it's been over a week since I've updated. Been busy.

I did go to both the book signing on Tuesday and my very first sit and stitch. Loved both but especially the sit and stitch. I have already signed up for February's meeting. Of course I didn't get as much stitching done as I had hope. Meeting the others and sharing what each was working on kind took some of the time. :) As well as browsing the shops patterns and trying my best to avoid temptation. :) Oh, okay I did pick up some more of that lovely fabric that I have fallen in love with, a 25 count laguna, and the new Lizzie Kate, It's a Girl Thing. I couldn't resist. Isn't it adorable? I have also been stitching like crazy. I belong to a birthday exchange group and the month of January is a very busy one. Five birthdays!!! Almost half the group has their birthday this month! Hmmmmmmmmm kind of makes you wonder what was going on in April. :) I have been trying to stitch something small for most of the birthday girls. So this month my stitching has all been for for these. I can show one since her birthday was last week.

















I have two more stitched pieces finished for this weeks birthdays and two more to go. I had hoped to have them all done and in the mail this past Saturday but you know those best laid plans? Well, mine were kind of like that. :)

For example. I had one piece almost finished and just needed some ribbon in a color to match. Of course I didn't have any in my stash so that meant a quick run Friday night after work to Joann's Fabrics with the piece to match the ribbon color. I get home at 7:30, make dinner, clean up and at 8:30 I am ready to get stitching. I go to the bags to get my stitching and can't find the piece. I go through everything three times and then call the store. Whew! Relief. They have it. I must have dropped it but it's almost closing time so now I have to wait until Saturday morning to get it. Sigh. Okay, instead of finishing up that one I'll move on to the next one. It should stitch up quickly and I'm hoping I can get it finished in hours. (yeah, right.) Well, after two hours of stitching I notice that I am off by one. In the second row! A mistake that can't be fudged. So now I spend another hour and a half frogging. By now I realize I'm not going to finish either by Saturday morning. Best laid plans. Remember? :)

It's now Monday evening and January birthday gifts two and three are completed, wrapped and ready for the mail tomorrow morning. Number four? Not quite finished. Those couple of hours? I definitly misjudged that one. But with luck it will be tomorrow. Then one more to go.

So I better get stitching.

Until next time.........

Love and stitches

Kathy

PS. Just looked outside and guess what? It's snowing. :(

9 comments:

Terry said...

Love the new LK! Glad you had such a good time at the sit and stitch. Have fun at the next one too. February is just around the corner.

Donna said...

I have wanted that LK and the new Giggle Boxer she has. I am glad you had fun. It is great to hear a "smile" in your "voice". You are doing great!

Carolyn NC said...

Love that LK. Glad the sit and stitch was such fun. Glad to see you getting out and enjoying life. Best laid plans will go better next time, hopefully! Love the birthday gifts.

Terri said...

Wonderful Stitching Kathy. I hope you get more done soon :)

Mylene said...

Great winter picture!

Glad to hear you had fun at sit ans sticth.

Cute scissor fob for your b-day group.

Nancy said...

You sound more like your *old self*! I hear ya about the snow. But when I drove to work on Monday it was gorgeous out there. Looked more like what Evalina in the Yukon is used to though! Great gifts you are doing.

Meari said...

Nice job on the birthday gift, Kathy! I am sooooo sick of the snow, too... but guess what? Temps are supposed to be around 36 in the next day or so. Woo Hoo!

Cindy F. said...

Cute L*K charts!
Your night sounds like a few of mine!! Frogging, losing things...
Glad you had fun @ your Sit and Stitch:)

Mare said...

Another great fob! Cute design and great stitching. I am glad you enjoyed your sit and stitch at the LNS. There is nothing like sitting and stitching together to warm the heart.