Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic Progress

This is my progress on Elizabeth Raysor yesterday while watching the Olympics. (Go Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff!)

elizabeth raysor 8/9/08
This is waht it looked like before I started stitching yesterday afternoon.


It is amazing how much time it takes to stitch little motifs. I do wish I were a speed stitcher, like some of the ladies on the HDF board. I just can't sit still long enough!

Speaking of the Olympics, are you watching? I am mesmerized by the swimming. I guess it is the home town connection. Katie Hoff is from harford county MD, where I live, and Michael Phelps's mom is a principal of a middle school in my county where I supervise Speech pathologists. I have always liked swimming, but this is very cool to watch. Fingers crossed for 8 For Michael!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Quaker Mystery in progress...

Here is the latest edition of Martina's Quaker mystery. I love stitching this sampler, but I got behind back in May/June and haven't yet caught up. mystery 8/3/08

Stitched on Vintage cream Belfast with a mystery spool of Vikki Clayton silks.
If I catch up to where I am supposed to, this should be a finish the last of August. I am focusing on getting a couple more pages completed today and tomorrow. And then, unfortunately, I am pretty much back to work for the year.

Hopefully this year will be a better year than the last three. I am trying to be optimistic. My CPAP machine is allowing me to focus and think a bit better, so hopefully the coping with stress with be better controlled as well.

Still rather be retired.......