I know it has been two weeks since my last post. I have been busy working on my new house.
I have finished the front garden finally. Here is the overgrown front yard before
Here it is now.
I painted the guest bedroom - 4 days - 2 coats to repaint a mint green ceiling and 3 coats of paint on the walls. Photos to follow in next blog post. I got my lighthouse RR back today and it will be featured in the new room.
We had a new back door installed in our kitchen. The previous door let in no light whatsoever. Isn't it just the prettiest door!
I went away for 4 days stitching with my buddies - Beatrice, Anne, Dani, Christin, Barb, Clare, Rebecca, Sylvia, Bonnie and our wonderful hostess Sheila. It was beautiful, peaceful and so restful. We ate too much, laughed too much, stitched a lot and enjoyed each other's company to the utmost. I developed a serious case of stitcher's butt and loved every minute of it. You can also see photos and stories of this wonderful weekend on my buddie's blogs.
Here is Christin - stitching
Here is Dani stitching - oh wait, she's texting with her stitching on her lap
Sylvia is sampling the food.
Ann and Rebecca stitching away.
Clare, Sylvia and Sheila stitching like crazy. Can you smell the smoking needles???
I am joining a new band sampler RR and I plotted out and got the bands done on my RR. These are bands from Parlor Ribbons by Just Nan. I have some beads to sew on. It doesn't look like a lot but believe you me some of those stitches were very tricky and were ripped out more than once.
I picked up Fairies in the Garden and did another chuck on it. I have now finished this page and will be starting on the back stitching. With this one I have been backstitching as I finish a page. I didn't want to face all that at the end. One more page to go!
I also completed a secret stitch.
Our granddaughter is studying for her exams and calls for one of us to go get her because she wants some company. We drop everything and go.
We have friends visiting for 5 days.
What can I say - it is summer time and it is so brief, we try to grab every minute of it.
My google reader has over 250 posts. I will do my best to get them read as soon as I can. I will try to comment as I catch up.
And oh yeah ----------- Canada Post is on strike. I have one RR in the mail to Arizona, one of the way to me and goodness know what else caught in this ridiculous strike. How very frustrating! Let's hope the strike is short lived.
Until next time, enjoy your summer breezes - it just goes so fast.
Hugs to all