since my last confession - OOPS - I mean post and have I been busy!!!
We bought a house! These were our requirements - no lawn, no stairs, small, not too many rooms, garage not necessary and a townhouse/condo.
Here's what we bought.
Lots of lawn, 4 level side split - 1700 sq feet, 4 small flights of stairs, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, garage, deck, shed and single car garage. And we love it!
When we have not been running around doing paperwork and getting things sorted out for both the sale of our current home and the purchase of our new home I have done some stitching and sewing.
I received my personal exchange from Clare.
Here is a photo of the package I sent her.
I stitched on Flowers in the Garden and made some good progress. I am glad to see the end of that writing with #8 braid.
I picked up Chatelaine's Desert Mandala and worked away until I had completed Part 1 except for the beading. This piece is such a pleasure to work on. I have a hard time putting it down at the end of it's rotation.
I found these little snowmen on Rachel's blog and just had to stitch them.
They are from SanMan. Aren't they cute? You can go to their website and find the patterns from there. This is 3 in a set of 12.
I found this precut apron pattern at Joann's before I left Arizona. It should have taken me a couple of hours. Well, I decided to make it reversible. And that's me - make it way more complicated than it needs to be. This simple little apron took me 3 1/2 weeks to sew together!
My BFF Beatrice was away in Boston for several days and bought me a few little gifts.
Can you tell I like lighthouses? Isn't she the best! Love ya girl!
There are over 275 posts in my Google Reader right now. I have been checking out my emails and not much else while all this house stuff has been happening. There has been so much paperwork and phone time required that it has been mind boggling.
I will do my best to get through all your news now that things are calmer. I will comment where I can. Please know I am reading them all and admiring your wonderful work!
And tomorrow, I am picking up my framed Mirabilia Round Robin! I can hardly wait to see it.
Until next time, keep those stitches crossing!