Thursday, 13 November 2008

Back on track

Good day everyone. I apologize for taking so long to update my blog. There are times when life just gets away from you.

DH and I made the trip from Ontario to Yuma in good time. Traveling allowed for some serious needlework. My plans to work on "Noddy" fell through. Paradigm Lost was calling to me. Here is my progress at the end of the trip.
Since then, I have completed this page. The camera batteries are dead so will post a new photo next time. 9 paged done, only 3 more to go!

I spent some serious time working on an afghan for someone else. An elderly friend had been working on a crocheted afghan and could not long understand how to work the pattern. She brought it to me and asked me to finish it. It has been a bit of a challenge as my crocheting is a little different from hers and I have had to repair someof her squares that were not quite right. I finished the squares while travelling and started to put it together. I hope to have it finished by the end of this month.
After unpacking the van and stashing away all the stitching supplies I had brought with me, I made a run to the post office. Amidst all the flyers and junk mail was a lovely package.
Andrea fulfilled my wish from the Make a Wish Exchange. I had wished for a scissor pocket.
Well, this absolutely beautiful little pocket was in the package. Andrea was not sure about the color but I just smiled. She chose DMC 501 and 503 to stitch with. My PL is done in DMC 502. They are some of my favorite colors.
It is so carefully stitched together. The button is a beautiful pearl and the ribbon is so delicate.

I just knew I couldn't get through this post without at least one flipped photo and here it is!

I am now busily working away on the next installment of my Winter Neighborhood RR. Here is the last photo of my progress. I am currently working on the back stitching and hope to have a finish and happy dance soon!


After cleaning out all the dust from our home and believe me there was lots, it was time to pick up with our winter friends. Well, it was out for dinner, girls lunch out, lets go shopping and oh yeah - $350 to fill the cupboards and fridge with food. It is nice to be back with friends and enjoying the warmth and sunshine.

I have noticed that there are some new visitors to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comments. I will try and visit your blogs asap. To all my stitching friends who stop by, you make my day. You keep me encouraged and excited about new things and all your progresses. Thank you so much for being you!!

Till next time - as Helen says - May all your frogs stay in their pond. LOL

23 comments:

Tracy said...

PL is really taking form now and is just gorgeous. You received a great wish, that scissor keeper is adorable. I am glad that your trip went well and I hope you will have a wonderful winter out here in the sun.

Annette said...

Nice looking RR square!

So glad to have you here in AZ. If you find your way to Phoenix, please let me know!

-Annette

Laura said...

You are making great progress on PL! It looks fantastic! I love the little scissors keeper that you received; it has very pretty colors.

Vonna said...

I have never met a more generous soul than you Kathy...first the Noddy deal and now the afaghan. You are an angel dear friend.

I love the scissors pocket Andrea sent you...how lovely is that?! And way to go on your PL stitching...all I can say is WOW!

Cindy F. said...

Such a pretty scissors pocket and great progress on your PL piece.
Love the afghan too!

Daffycat said...

What a wonderful scissor pocket! Enjoy!

Judy S. said...

Your PL stichery is fabulous; what a lot of work! It's so nice of you to finish that afghan and I am sure your work will be much appreciated. And the scissor pocket is wonderful; I'll bet it's even nicer up close.

Rowyn said...

Glad you made it safely to Yuma, and are settled back in.

PL is looking gorgeous. One day I hope to stitch this too (with the chart you sent me).

mainely stitching said...

Quite nice stitching, there! ;)

Miss 376 said...

It's always hard finishing off where someone else has started, but I am sure it will be appreciated. What a lovely scissor keep you received, beautifully stitched

staci said...

I'm glad you made it safely and are settled in :) Everything looks absolutely lovely!

Juls said...

Glad you arrived safely! PL looks amazing and such a wonderful scissor pocket...how thoughtful and special

saras said...

Ah yes! :) And now I've been to see your blog too!

Suzanne said...

That's a lovely scissor keep. PL is looking lovely.

Clara said...

I really like your PL, it is beautiful. You have a LOT of patience. I can't wait to see it finished.

Annemarie said...

Lovely pics, Kathy! My, you really did get a lot done while you were on the road. I like the afghan! And your progress on PL is impressive! And wow, that scissor case! Love it :o)

AnnMcD said...

Hi Kathy,

We had a lovely retreat and wanted to walk out to the lake and to your house...but the weather was awful for walking about(rain, rain and more rain...cold rain at that)...but great for staying in and stitching so that is what we all did.
Some year you are going to have to stay here longer and come to this Fall retreat! When are you coming home in the Spring? There MAY be a Spring one in the works....

Keep in touch.

Ann

stitcherw said...

PL is looking lovely, and the afghan is beautiful. I've mastered single and double crochet, but only going back and forth in rows for the cat mats. I haven't tried anything as detailed as the shapes and color changes you're doing, one of these days.
Sue

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Jenny said...

That is a gorgeous scissor pocket - you are one lucky girl. Have fun where it is warm, we are hunkering down for another long winter here in WI and I'm jealous! :)

Beatrice said...

Wow you are moving along on the PL...You make me need to work on mine.
p/s finished Flip-its on the weekend. I have to put on the charms but I need to coat them first. I'll post it when it's done.
Say hi to all the folks for me!

Stitchingranny said...

LOL Kathy I wish mine would go back to the pond they are being a right pain at the moment.

PL is looking great and I can see you had a busy journey.
I love your idea of moving to the sun for the winter - I am a sunshine girl myself. Glad you are now settled and will look forward to your regular updates again.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wooo hooo what a gorgeous scissor pocket!