Friday, October 2, 2009

Way Behind

OMG, where does the time go? I had hoped I would have done a report on our retreat weekend and stitching progress by now. It just has not happened. The photos have not even been downloaded from the camera. Things have just gotten in the way. After the retreat, I worked at the shop for 3 days while Anita was gone to market. Oh, and she brought back some wonderful things. Went to two Royals baseball games in one weekend and helped my church celebrate their 100th Anniversary. Then this week I spent 2 days with my dad. He had gotten a cold and upper respiratory infection. Ended up putting him in the hospital and as of tonight he is still there. Yesterday they told me it was not pneumonia, but tonight my sister said they did another chest x-ray and saw something. He is very prone to pneumonia and he is in the best place for them to take care of it.
Still trying to get some stitching done. Here is a stocking from Blackbird Designs "Tis Halloween" pattern book. -- Deadly Nightshade. Stitched on the called for fabric with the called for threads. I finished this at the retreat.

I love stitching these stocking. I have one out of the August booklet started, but no photo. Next time.

Here is my progress on the PS 2009 Santa. He is done over one on 20-ct Natural Brown linen with the called for DMC threads. Since this scan was taken, he has a head and more of the hockey stick is done. Seems like there is more done also, but I cannot remember what it is and I am too lazy to get up and go see what it is. Tried working on this at the retreat, but ended up ripping out as much as I put in. One of the others at the retreat was having problems with some over one stuff. We decided it was either the lighting or we were just in a over one funk. LOL!!

Although Anita had everything at the shop on Monday that she brought back from market, I did not have a chance to look at it in depth. Today, I took time to go look at things and I wanted it all. I had sent a request with her for Shakespeare's Peddler's Jenny Been Sampler and some Dinky Dye scissors. She brought both back for me. Was going to have pictures, but it did not happen. Helped her move the Mill Hill bead display while I was there. Tomorrow a group from my Kansas Stitchers Yahoo Group is coming to Topeka for a stitch-in. This time I am actually going to get to join them. They have been getting together almost monthly for some time and I not been able to join in. Looking forward to it.

Thank you to all my loyal readers for sticking with me even when it is a long time between blogs. Your comments are very much appreciated. For those blogs that I read, I am way behind again. Between working and playing, I have not had much time for them lately. When I have had time, I have wanted to spend it stitching. So the blogs in my Google Reader is back over 200. I had gotten it down below 100 a few weeks ago.

Off to get my stitch bag prepared for tomorrow. Knock on wood, but this post has gone rather smooth. I better hit "publish" quickly before it decides to be onery.

Happy Stitching!!!

9 comments:

CindyMae said...

Good to hear from you! I pray that your dad is all better soon and able to go home. As you said though, at least he is in the best place possible right now! Your stitching is looking wonderful!!

Brigitte said...

I hope your father will feel better soon.
Your WIPs are lovely projects, just my cup of tea. Nice progress pictures.
Enjoy the stitch-in today.

Michelle said...

Hi Kathy,

I hope your father is doing better..I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Your stitching looks great, as always.. those stockings are so dang cute!

Michelle

Vonna said...

I love your stocking ;)
And your PS santa is pretty!!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Kathy,
What a small world! I told my parents and they didn't know she did cross stich ~ they only knew she quilted.

Hope you are recovered from all the new market stuff. There are some great new things out!

Michelle

Kim B said...

Your projects are great! I love the stocking from BBD. I'm going to have to get my hands on those charts sometime. And your PS santa is wonderful on 20ct!

Kim B said...

Your projects are great! I love the stocking from BBD. I'm going to have to get my hands on those charts sometime. And your PS santa is wonderful on 20ct!

Michelle said...

Hi Kathy,

Just stoppin' by to say hi!

Michelle

TinaTx said...

You aren't the only one who gets 'way behind'! I don't remember the last time I was 'caught up'! LOL

Hope your dad is doing better.