Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another relaxing Sunday

Spent another lovely Sunday watching movies this past SAL (with Kati & Linda) day.  Got all my housework done early.  Hubby went off at 7 in the morning to work on his hobby project. I hate it when he leaves early because I always feel guilty lazing in bed while he's up and gone and doing things with his day already. Same thing happens when I am working at home and he's working in the shop. So I got up, vacuumed, tidied up, put a pot roast in the slow cooker and I was done for the day.  Sat down and watched: The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,  Miss Congeniality 2, and Ghost.  Good movies to spend the day with.

With my stitching in my hands and my Lulu in my lap I had a great day.
And a closer picture of what I accomplished.

Yesterday I pulled my old WIP Elizabeth out again and actually stitched on it.  I pulled it out once before...looked at it and then put it back again.  But this time I actually made a little bit of progress.  I'll be working on that this week if I have time.  I would really like to do another Easter piece, but I can't decide what I want to do, so I just may leave what I have for next year, as nothing seems to be jumping out at me.  We'll see how the week progresses.

It's a grey day today, nothing inspiring to look at out the window.  I do have some paperwork that I should do, but then I think to myself I can do it tomorrow too.  Tonight we are going to see if our names get drawn for a seasonal site at the campsite that we like to go to for the summer.  So there won't be any stitching tonight...which makes me think...should I stitch this afternoon instead?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Border and Bunny Bums

I spent Sunday plopped in front of the tv with my stitching in my lap and binge-watching Empire.  Have you been watching this?  It's fantastic!  I didn't watch it from the very beginning, but did pick it up in the last 4 episodes or so, so when FX said that they were going to show it from the beginning on Sunday, I knew what I was doing.  And I did.  Now patiently waiting for the final episode that airs tomorrow night. Should be good.  With that being said I thought it was going to be a great stitching day and I did have my stitching out, but by the end of the day it looks like I did more watching and my stitching spent more time in my lap than in my hands!  Oh well.  Still ok though.... I worked on the inner border on it...that way I didn't have to pay too much time on the chart. (it's nice to have options)  So in the end...here it is.

Now you know how much I love my bunny bums and I had to stitch them this year too. I couldn't decide which colour to stitch it in, so I stitched it twice.  One day I will actually make them into little pillow ornaments, but for now they are just collecting.  I have 4 now, so I'll have a nice little display of different colour bunny bums.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's all about the base

I had a lovely day of stitching on Sunday and I was able to get a fair bit done on Cornwall Cottage. The bottom of it is pretty much finished accept for the border, which I'll be working on next Sunday.  I got a start on the new section of it but I didn't get it done as I was starting to make mistakes and when that starts happening my stitching day is pretty much over.

I settled in and watched a few girl movies.  Which is the best way to stitch on a Sunday.  Hubby was out with my brother working on something/somewhere...so I pretty much had the day to myself....so mom and I sat and watched  "Under the Tuscan Sun"  "You've Got Mail" and then "The Devil Wear's Prada"  Next Sunday I think we'll pick some newer ones, but it felt like this past Sunday was good from some older favorites.

I've got a little happy dance to share as well.  This project actually pissed me off a bit, truth be told!  I love it, but honestly started this before Valentine's day, for a V-day finish.  But it surprisingly was very very time consuming!  It just seemed that I would sit and stitch for an hour and I wouldn't have gotten very far with it, but now that it's done, I'm pleased.  The fabric sparkles but you can't tell from the picture.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Becoming a Habit

So here I am again, late with yet another Sunday SAL update.  Can't be helped. I didn't get as much done  or time on it that I had hoped I would on Sunday.  One more corner motif and the bottom border will be finished.  It's so lovely.  I wish you could all see it in person.  Would you all like to come over for some tea or coffee, just to see it?  I would be happy to have you.

This is a short and sweet post, I have dinner to prepare and I figure if I didn't get this posted now, I was afraid that I would be yet another day to getting this up.