Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
I did get about 1 hour of stitching in, taking a break from the sewing machine. I worked a bit on Ellen Chester's Quaker Schoolgirl's Needle Necessities. It is starting to take shape. I find that if I work in day light, the stitching is so much easier. Certainly wish I had my 30 year old eyes again.
I have the right side completed of the large case up to the bird. It is really lovely. I want to complete this whole set by October, so I can take it to the next quilting retreat. Quilters look at this stitching thing as fascinating, I discovered. As patient and skilled as quilters are, the finesse of the work of counted thread work somehow eludes them. Interesting...I could no more applique than do a triathlon. I guess that makes me a stitcher first.
Those of you who stitch and quilt......how do you define yourself, a stitcher first, or a quilter?? And why?
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Had a great mail day again today. I had ordered some Gloriana silk threads a couple of weeks ago, and they arrived today. What is it about us that makes us just want to fondle fibers???!!! I literally sat and arranged them over and over while simply enjoying the colors and feel. I bought 5 specifically for a project which were all autumn colors. Oh what richness and so much fun!
My husband declares that I need a 12 step program to stop the addiction!
Off to begin packing.....ttfn!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Also, this bad girl bought this ....oh Lord, what I am thinking.....
Monday, April 23, 2007
Thanks to everyone visiting my blog. Vonna, I lived in Hoosier land for many years. I went to grad school in Terre Haute, lived in Valpo, worked a bit in Brazil. I did like it, but mom was sick and so we moved back to Maryland. I really miss Nashville and Brown County. We had some really great times there.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Off to play with my bamboo thread.....
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
This is my next purchase....you like??? I certainly do!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
This is 2 red houses...my next start. I love this look. Anyone working on this?
My goal is to finish 2 before I can start one more. Statistically that should work. Please wish me luck. I need all the motivation I can get.
- Finish Margaret Gibson
- Finish Sun and Moon Sampler
- Finish Gettysburg sampler
- Finish Child's sampler
- Finish name tag
- Finish scissor fob( FINISHED!)
- Finish quaker sampler
- Gather items for quaker sampler (blue/white) (FINISHED!)
- Make scissors fob(house)
- Stop buying items
- make scissor fob (grapes)
- Finish West Chester sampler
- Finish Forest Sampler
- Finish Blackwork Bellpull
- Finish York Sampler
- Finish Betsy Burrows
- Finish Angel Sampler
- Finish Forest Folk Art Sampler
- Finish top for shaker box.
- Finish AY 1810 Sampler
- Finish Old and the New Sampler
- Lose 50 pounds
- Stop eating junk during the week.
- Exercise at least 2 times a week for a month.
- Reduce cholestoral level.
- Limit computer use at home to one hour daily.
- Work on hair.
- Take better care of my skin.
- Finish spools top
- Finish Brown and Pink Churn dash (Chocolate Covered Cherries)
- Bind Spring retreat quilt
- Bind Fall retreat quilt
- Bind green quilt (Nightmare on Leprachaun Street)
- Bind red and yellow quilt (Colonial Weed)
- Bind dark green quilt
- Bind scrap quilt
- Finish 2005 QOL mystery quilt
- Finish Hawaiian applique pillow top.
- Finish Autumn Nine patch
- Finish spring top
- finish blue top
- Finish 30's reproduction top.
- Finish Christmas Lemoyne Star quilt.
- Finish library painting
- paint kitchen trim
- paint kitchen cabinets
- paint windows in front
- paint windows in back
- Paint trim in Bathroom
- Paint trim in downstairs BR
- Stencil in library(wall)
- paint windows on porch
- paint porch floor
- paint porch sides
- porch sides
- get rock for lane
- stain deck
- stain picnic table
- replace screen porch
- Work on living room floor
- work on floor cloth for den
- work on kitchen floor
- stencil library floor
- De-Stress by leaving 2 days open each month for office work
- Do Taxes each month for business
- Do Paperwork monthly for clients
- Obtain business cards.
- Send business cards to SLPs and MDs for referral.
- Send business cards to Highlands School.
- Finish Proper Stitch Sampler
- Finish Route 100 Sampler
- Finish Scarlet letter Bellpull
- Finish Quaker Diamond Sampler
- Finish Elizabeth's Garden Sampler
- Quaker Star Samper
- Lose 25 more lbs.
- Paint living room
- Stencil Kitchen
- Bathroom: Wallpaper
- Bathroom: Paint
(more to come....)
I have had a wonderfully long week off for spring break. Tomorrow I have to return. I truly would love to call in and say that I am not coming in for a while, but of course I won't. I have too much work ethic for that. However, I must say I have a very active fantasy life! I dream of opening a quilt/stitching coffee shop that makes millions! And of course, I never really have to do anything but hang out and stitch! (that is a fantasy!) It does decrease stress, at least most of the time. I really dread going back. My fear is that 2 more of my SLPs have quit, and I wouldn't blame them.
I don't have any answers, nor does anyone really care beyond my level. I just had hoped that by this time, after 7 years of struggling with adminstration support(or the lack of it) things would have been different.
So stitching and quilting are my escapes. Now only if I could truly escape and not have to work any longer.
Off to work on one of my many WIPs.
|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: The Midland
"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.
|The Inland North|
|What American accent do you have?|
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
This is the quilt my quilt guild is raffling this fall. I had nothing to do with it! This is an original design by 2 very creative individuals. I have very little talent in applique, but I do enjoy piecing. Any of you quilt as well? If I started now to finish just the started projects, both quilting and stitching, I would have to live to 125! Just hope at least one of my daughters likes this stuff.
Thanks for stopping by!
I have been toying with this blog thing for a while. Mainly, it is for my own motivational use. You see, I am a stitcher of samplers and such, as well as a quilter. (Egads….lots of fibers floating around in this house!)
I have decided to document my progress on some of these unfinished projects lying around taking up space and causing extreme anxiety. I know those of you in this same boat understand my pain…. If I stitched/quilted 24/7 for the next 5 years, I doubt I could finish all the things started.
I will eventually list my unfinished things, but for now, let’s just say, oh around 30 samplers and about 30 quilt projects are collecting dust….oh my god! When did that happen?
Fan of reproduction fabrics, scarlett letter, R&R fabrics, Lakeside Linens, scrap quilts, silk threads, quaker samplers in no special order. Just love all the old stuff.
Speaking of old, I am in the throes of hot flashes and other related menopausal delights. This creates many problems as it relates to fibers…hot fibers….very hot fibers…with humidity too! I blame that and my vision on all these WIPs. That’s my story and I am sticking to it…(literally!)
Name of the blog comes from the job and job related stress. I am a speech language pathologist supervisor and we are in the middle of a HUGE crisis. Too many clients and not enough SLPs. More about that later. I started stitching in earnest many years ago to rid the mind of stress. It worked for many years…but now, I do believe it is too late. Hence the crazy part…yea..more about that later too.
Outa here…working on a finish…I have posted a picture of it, the Scarlett Letter mini sampler Sun and Moon. I think in a couple of hours I can get really close to finishing. I have the right border and part of the bottom border and the squirrel to finish. Wish me luck.