Friday, August 31, 2007

Village SAL and Misc.

Here is my progress on Village of Hawk Run Hallow. It sure seems like it is slow going. Doing this as SAL with Marie P and Jane. I am using 32-ct R&R Lt. Cappuccino with Vicki Clayton silks. Our start date was to be September 1st, but I got the itch to start sooner. We also are planning to try to do one block a month. Progress on this might be a little slow for a couple of weeks or so. I had to send my Daylight magnifier light in to the company today. I did not realize how much the light on it helped, until I don't have it. I can make other magnification arrangements with my Magnavision glasses, but light is still an issue. The plastic around the magnifier and over the light up next to the part that allows you to adjust it near where it hooks onto the swing arm had begun to crack. I had taped it up to keep it together. One little piece of plastic fell off the other night. Another issue I had with it was that out of the clear blue it would dump this very fine black powder on the top of the light, on my hands, on my clothes and one on a stitch project. It is kinda oily too. I can wipe it off the light and wash my hands. It does not wash totally out of my clothes, so glad they were not anything but grubbies that I wear around home. The stitch project was something that I could wash. I got most of it out, but I can still see where it was. Most other people cannot see it. I e-mailed the Daylight Company and told them about my problems and the next day I had a response telling me to send it back to the company and they would replace it at no charge. I was impressed.

Continue to stitch on things that I cannot show you here. The one Christmas present is about half done and the design model is about 1/4 done. When I get frustrated or make a mistake and have to frog, then I switch to another project. I guess you could say that was my rotation. With football season starting, I will be in front of the TV watching football and stitching. I have season tickets for Kansas State football, so will spending a few Saturdays attending those games. They are fun, but it cuts into the stitching time.

Next week, I will be helping cover the LNS while the owner takes a vacation. It is the first one she has had in 2 years. She deserves it. It is a good week, since Monday is a holiday and she will not be open. I will work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Her sister is going to work Friday and Saturday. I will go in and help her close on Friday, but I have a home football game on Saturday so will be gone that day. Probably will go in on the following Monday and open for her. Not sure what time they get home that Sunday. Also, I will be dogsitting the shop dog Betsy. She and my Boston just tolerate each other, but there will not be a problem. She is a sweet dog and she likes me. She not so crazy about men, especially the UPS man. By the time she had been here several days last time, she decided that my significant other was not so bad. He was the one to take her for walks and out to get the paper in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for all your comments. They are very much appreciated.

Have a great holiday weekend. Keep those needles hot.

12 comments:

Ranae said...

Hi! I hope you get that lamp back soon. I love mine and dont know how I ever stitched without it. It makes a big difference with small fabby. VHRH is looking great.
Have fun at the LNS.
Have a super weekend.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your VoHRH is looking great ;)

Mindi said...

I love my Dazor, and with some projects I'd be lost without it, VoHRH being one of them. Have fun at the LNS and dog-sitting.

Mary Ann said...

Your VoHRH is looking fantastic! I'm going to enjoy watching your progress on it!!

Mindi said...

Kathy, thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to join your SAL for VoHRH, I'd love to! I've been doing an informal SAL on a message board with this, but the more the merrier. Maybe I'll actually keep up with 1 block a month and get this finished and not distracted by something else.

Vonna said...

SUPER start!

Hazel said...

Village looks great! xx

Nancy said...

Hi Kathy, and thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. A belated Happy Birthday to you, and how fun to find someone that shares the same date for their birthday!

I love your PS Cranberry Christmas ornaments.

Julie said...

Great start Kathy! I've thought about coming in after work to visit you, but have been working late each night. I expect to get off on time tonight, so may make it in before you close. I'm sure Anita appreciates your help and knowing you're taking good care of the store while she's gone.

Marie-P said...

Hi Kathy,
Made some progress on VoHRH over the long weekend. Yours looks GREAT! Love the fabric that you are using. Will post pics soon.
Hope you get your light/magnifier back soon. I bought a great little clip on lamp that is helping me while stitching on our SAL.
Talk soon!

Joanne said...

Hi Kathy ~ I'm "answering" a message you left on my blog, Joyful Blessings :) You asked about the sunflower picture, and I'm not sure where it came from. A friend had used it a few years ago on a yahoo groups list, and I saved it from that. I think it was from a notecard, but I'm not sure. I wish I could be more help.

jane said...

Okay - I am feeling almost human again after a horrific week and I am going to stitch stitch stitch on my village this weekend. I will post a picture Sunday!!