Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Checking in

So here is my report of what I did over the weekend. As you may remember, I stated that my goals for the weekend were:
1.Nag DH until he mows the yard
2.Work on my pincushion for a swap that needs to be mailed by July 7th
3.Quilt the Pineapple Blossom Quilt
4.Finish the June Stitcheries for Lynette's Noah's Ark BOM and Bea's BOM.
5.Take DH out for breakfast on Father's Day

Here is how I fared:
1. I nagged and nagged. But DH didn't mow. Lucky for him, it rained enough on and off all weekend that it just wasn't possible. It is now June 17th, and the lawn has not been mowed since September. Sigh. Good thing you can't see it much from the street. And don't anyone get the idea that *I* should do it. That's just not going to happen. Lawn mowing is the ONE job that I do not do.

2, I didn't work on the pincushion, but I did decide what to do, and I made a sample for myself to try out the new pattern I had. I'm adding embroidery to the one I am sending, so I'll do the embroidery this weekend.

3. I never even touched the Pineapple Blossom Quilt. I was just too lazy. The big problem with this quilt is that I don't have a deadline, so I'm just not that motivated.

4. I did manage to finish the block of the month stitcheries for both projects.

5. I took DH out to breakfast on Saturday, rather than on Sunday. On Sunday, the kids presented him with a wagon full of cards of the same sort that I got on Mother's Day. Then DH and Thing One and Thing Two spent the rest of the weekend playing video games together.

Beyond that, I did manage to do a little bit of other work.

I made two pairs of blocks to send to Carol which she is using for Sunshine Quilts and to send to Clare for the Leukemia Quilts. I'll probably make a few more later on.

A couple of weeks ago, I pulled out an old stitchery project that I had traced and ready to go but had never started stitching on. I saw a picture of this finished quilt on someones blog (sorry, can't remember where!) and remembered that I had that pattern, designed by one of my fellow guild members, so I thought I'd start working on it. So far I have two of the 12 blocks completed. I started by doing the teddy bears on all 12 blocks, then all the trees, then all the fences, then the grass. Now I'm just going thru and finishing the rest of the parts of each block. Two blocks are complete at this point:

I'm sorry that these pictures are so bad...somehow the light is weird outside today, too shady or something, I guess.

This weekend I'm geared up for the big Cyberstitching Day. I know that Paula Juliann and a lot of the Australian ladies will be stitching along, as well. Check in and see what everyone is doing! I don't know how much I'll be able to participate on Saturday because of the family, and given the time difference between the East Coast and Australia, I've decided that starting tomorrow will be a whole Cyberstitching weekend!! I'm going to trace off several of the projects and work on whatever strikes my fancy at any given moment. The projects are all so cute, I want to do them all! I was thrilled to see that my copy of Anni Downs' book is one of the autographed ones, and I can tell you all that the kits and the whole package is fabulous, and arrived very quickly. So don't hesitate to participate the next time (in November) if you missed out this time!


Juliann in WA said...

Hi Tracy - I got my package yesterday and have been thinking all day about what I need to do to be ready for the weekend. I am going to begin on Friday afternoon. Off to do some sorting and pull some fabrics for that beautiful Gail Pan design.

Amanda said...

We seem to be thinking along the same lines. I'm doing the Lynette Anderson and the Capricorn stitcheries too. And I'm Cyber Stitching on Saturday. My kit arrived on Monday, and I launched into making the bag already - picture on my blog - to keep everything in. Isn't it strange to think of a 'wave' of stitching going around the world. Great fun.

Sweet P said...

I haven't started Noah's Ark or the Capricorn stitcheries. I guess I have too many other projects going on right now.

This weekend will be fun!

Kathy Wagner said...

I really enjoyed seeing your stitchery blocks...must get at my Capricorn BOM's...they are just so cute!