Sunday, July 06, 2008
Good morning everyone. It's time to dance! Just a little jig, to
celebrate a little finish. I worked on this piece all afternoon on
Canada Day and got most of it done. A bit of stitching on my
lunch break the next day and it was done. This scan makes the
thread look like it's bright red, when in fact it's a darker shade,
but it's still a good representation of the finished piece. I really
enjoyed this project and will do another someday soon.
Meanwhile, I've put a few stitches into Cottage Garden,
but not enough to show, and I've made a new beginning.
I've started the design on the lower right of the chart
above. At the moment it's just squares of gray and
mauve, so not worth showing, but someday....it'll look
like the above picture. No fancy stitches, and just a bit
of backstitching, so this will be an easy project. But it
is solid stitching so will take some time to do I should
Sitting on the deck yesterday afternoon, while DH trimmed
the lilac tree, and the maple tree, and serenaded me with his
sneezing, I stitched away. And this is my view looking along
the back of the house. It's warming up at last, and perfect
weather for sitting and stitching.
And at the end of the day, after dinner, we went for a drive.
But we did it in style! On Friday, after three months away
being restored, DH welcomed back his pride and joy (aside
from me that is. Lol!). And here we are looking oh so
DH has had this car for about 25 years. She's a 1955 Buick
Special, four door, hard top. Her exterior is all original,
and so is the interior. The only work DH had done was to
the mechanics, such as brakes, and ... er ... stuff like that.
She's a tank! All chrome and metal.
She's been sitting in the garage for about 6 years, not
running and in need of work. This year DH decided it was
time to get her done before she got any more run down.
Of course he picked a dandy time to do it, with gas prices
now skyrocketing, but what can you do.
In this picture you can see a portion of the dashboard.
Pretty spiffy, isn't it? Love the curve of the dash, and
the wonderful retro look.
DH still needs to get new tires for her, and she needs
a few more trips around the town to get her working
up to speed, but it's great to be able to take her out
when we want.
There's a group of 1950's car collectors who meet in
the parking lot of a local grocery store once a week in
the good weather to admire each other's cars, and
socialize, and DH wants to go sometime. Should be
fun, but I refuse to wear a poodle skirt or saddle
I finished reading Silent in the Grave late last week, and
loved it so much that I had to start the second book right
away. This one is taking it's time introducing the March
family, with all it's gloriously eccentric family members,
and setting up the storyline, which is fine by me. I think
I'm on page 120 or so and so far there's been no murder,
although I'm sure that'll change soon. I am counting this
author as my favourite new author read so far this year.
Some more Ebay stash arrived this week to add to my
collection. My first M Designs charts are these three,
and there are three more to come. Lovely colour
choices, and a few specialty stitches to challenge my
And these Lizzie Kate charts also came from an Ebay
dealer. These are two different lots, with one repeat.
I'm expecting another lot of Lizzie Kates soon and if
there's repeats there I'll offer them to anyone who
wants them out there. I especially love the Valentine
design, the Easter basket, and Peace, Love and a Cure.
Work's been hectic because of first of the month, so
no stitching during my lunch breaks because I'm only
taking enough time to eat and read for a bit. Hope-
fully things will calm down again soon.
Have a great week everyone.