Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Welcome to Crazy Town…

So Em trashed her ankle while falling off her horse going on 3 weeks ago. She found out today after 3 doctors, 2 sets of X-rays, an MRI and a CT scan that her heel bone is broken and she tore a (the?) ligament on the front of her foot/ankle.  So no riding for her for 6-8 weeks (ouch for me) nor driving either for at least the foreseeable future. Which means lots of running around for me.

Anyway, here is more Garden Grew progress:

Friday I got numb-butt:


All day to do this one basket (to the right of the trellis):

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Saturday involved helping the patient, so with little actual stitching time available, I finished the basket on a previously finished flower, plus had to add the badger. I didn’t take another overall shot after completing the little guy, but he’ll be adjacent to the basket of flowers above &  to the right of the  “all-day basket” in the photo up top.

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Here’s the latest on Quaker Halloween:

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I’m going to miss working on this one; it’s a ton o’ fun!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A well deserved finish to my weekend…



more to come, stitching related…

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Other progress…

I’ve been remiss on posting my other stitchy progress:

CS Quaker Halloween39

I’ve now reached the bottom pages of Quaker Halloween.

Hilltop Seasons:


This quadrant is “Spring”.

My other progress:


One more glass to go!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

And then…..

I just got my computer back in my computer room, aka the kids’ bedroom for the past 2 years.

And obviously, it works. YAY!

Now on to re-arranging the living room, aka the computer’s home-away-from-home. First, I have to go take care of Axe. Miss Em’s ankle is toast.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

As Promised…

here is progress on Garden Grew:



Close-up. I added blending filament.

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And Monday:


I have now reached the last page for almost 3/4 done!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


-nuts! Friday, June 3rd is National Donuts Day! Get your free donut from Dunkin Donuts!

(You have to buy a beverage)

National Donut Day 6/3/11

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I’m Dancing as Fast As i Can…

I’m back from a 4-1/2 day stint of barn sitting. The 2 guacamoles have moved!!! YAY!!! Now I have to try to get my house clean and back in some sense of order, plus mow the lawn. That damn fertilizer I applied 13 years ago is still making my grass grow too fast! I did a lot of stitching, but I’ll save that for another day (soon- I promise!)

Here are my lilac bushes; it was hard to get photos between all the rainy spells we had.

The big, dark purple bush out front:

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The mini, paler one on the side:

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Here’s Huey, the African Gray Parrot:

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He keeps me fully entertained. He even sang what sounded like a pirate song!

Here’s Axe napping under a tree on one of the hot days we had:

may 2011 axe sleeping