it is only 2/3 complete, but it has been a good weekend thus far.
I stitched like crazy Friday and Saturday afternoons – such progress I made!
but alas, it is far from complete, and I had hoped to take it with me to my brother’s picnic today. Oh well, I will keep working on it and send it along when it is finished. So far I have found two places where I counted wrong. One was bad enough to pull everything around i tout. The other is one I think I can disguise when the rest of the background gets done.
Socks are coming along – I finished up the 20th pair in the car today (2.5 hours there, 2.5 hours back – long way to go for lunch!)
and cast on the 21st pair.
And that was just the start of it. In addition to a healthy dose of yard work, I also finished cleaning out all the stitching magazines in the craft room.
Check it out! That is a 2.5 inch binder, now full of clipped articles and patterns. It is all that remains of the magazines. And all of those magazine holders which were jammed full are empty. I have one that is less than half full of the things I saved.
Next up – knitting magazines. I likely will not be as successful in emptying things, but I at least will get them organized and in date order. Then, a scary set – the paper crafting magazines. But lets not move too fast or it will seem overwhelming and nothing will happen.
But I have all week, right?
Other things that happened – we did go to my brother’s today – saw their brand new house, which they had built. It is amazing to me how they got it all done before they moved in. 🙂 They have grass. A paved driveway. It’s a very large house – a bedroom for each kid – large ones at that, and a beautiful large master suite, with attached bath, dressing room, sitting area. We lost count of the closets – there are dozens. It is amazing. And as Mom said “Well, it’s a nice house. Not what I would choose, but it suits them.” It has separate rooms for everything, where we have open space. But we haven’t got 5 people in our family. 🙂
Saw Dad and step mother S there – we rarely see them as they live so far away, but they came up for several days, apparently, and so we got to visit with them. They have Tigger’s two sisters, so that was a bit sad, hearing about them, and knowing Tig is no more.
Also saw aunt V and cousins B and M, always fun to see them. They don’t live far away,relatively speaking, but we live very different lives so we don’t see each other often.
On the way home, we stopped in Augusta to shop at Staples – A needed a few things. It happens to be right near AC Moore, so I had 20 minutes to race through the store. I was really looking for a frame for the cross stitch – but I can’t do that in a hurry, I decided. I did, however, grab a few small pads of 6 x 6 scrapbook paper for cards and a rubber stamp. I also got 5 tiny little canvases for some multi-media art I want to try,. We will see if it fares better than the last ones I did.
Tomorrow we hang about at home – if it is nice, A wants to go to the driving range in the morning, but otherwise we are home and puttering.
One thing we are working on is technology. We are actually going to hook up our wireless hub – no more long cords to the computers. 🙂 then the TV will be even more spectacular, and since DISH Satellite still has not resolved the contract issues with our local CBS, it will be great to be able to watch it online.
I did hook up an antenna to the TV up in the craft room, and so we do get the channel up there, but it is not comfortable for sitting and watching TV ( unless you are also crafting, of course!). Not sure how we will resolve that, but we will before the new NCIS season starts. Antenna did no good on the big TV in the living room, sadly.
I’ll keep you posted on all of our progress. 🙂