Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update and April IHSW 

Hello Everyone - I hope that you had a wonderful Easter day. It was beautiful outside and we got to enjoy the day with the doors open and savor the sunshine!

This week I started physical therapy and let me tell you - it is not so much fun. It made me pretty exhausted and after I do those stinkin exercises I don't want to do anything else except sleep. The therapist is trying to strengthen my core; don't know if it is going to work or not but I am going to do what I can.

This was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and I got in lots of stitching; so much that I even have a FINISH! yay

I finished Easter Eggs
Anna Waite Designs
Finished 04/19/14

I started this one in 2012,
so that is one more out of my WIP pile.

Did you manage to get in any stitching over the IHSW?

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Hello everyone!

This week spring has arrived here in Chicago (it is about time) but it seems it is just here for a short visit!  We had temperatures in the 70s yesterday and today but we are expecting snow flurries tomorrow.  They are saying that there will not be any accumulation but this has been the strangest weather I have ever seen!

This weekend we watched a movie called Fruitvale Station. It was very sad and I ended up crying thru the end of it. It is based on a true story and it shows you how fast a small situation gets blown out of control and the tragic results.

I finished listening to another book - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I had a very hard time getting into the beginning of the book but then all of a sudden it just sucked me in and I couldn't wait to get to the end of it to see what was going to happen. I am also still (slowly) reading Scott Turow's book Pleading Guilty. I started another audio book; Terry McMillian's Who Asked You - just barely started it so I don't know how it is yet.

As for stitching this week I have been working on Dinosaurs!  Here is the current progress picture.
Another 400 stitches and I will be finished with page 3 and then on to page 4.  Slowly but surely progress is being made! :)

Instead of using the Random Number Generator tomorrow to figure out what to stitch next I think I will stitch on my Easter Egg piece.  Maybe it will be finished by Easter?

So what have you been stitching this week?  Leave me a comment so I can check it out!

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Turtle Trot

Today is the 10th and that means it is Turtle Trot day!
My turtle this month is one that my grandson fell in love with when we went to reptile fest a few years ago.  He has since gotten his own turtle; Leonardo named after the blue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

I worked on two WIPs since the last
Turtle Trot check in

The first is Easter Eggs
This one had been in the WIP pile since
July 2012

The next one I worked on is
It is my "MAIN" piece
and it is now back in my
rotation every other week!

I also had a new start
The Wizard of Oz 
This is how much I completed last week.

Thanks for checking out my
Turtle Trot
and I hope some of the pictures look
different by the next check in!

**Recently I have noticed I am having a blogger problem! I am not getting notifications on all comments made to my blog and don't see them until I go to post something. I "normally" answer ALL COMMENTS with at least a thank you so if I have not emailed you; please do not take it personally. Even after I go and approve the comment I still am not getting notifications.  Who knows why - hopefully it will fix itself soon. Thanks for your patience and understanding.  I do appreciate all comments made here!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Good Evening All!

I hope you had a great week, looks like SPRING is finally making it's appearance here in Chicago and it is even trying to STAY - yay :)  This week we are expecting temperatures in the 60s. So now we are just waiting for color to appear by the way of trees, flowers and grass. 

We watched a couple of movies during the week; Jacob and I watched Gravity which we both enjoyed. Tia and I watched Saving Mr. Banks – loved it; showed some of the dealings with Disney and the Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers though I wish it would have showed more about her life.  There were some flash backs but they all went back to childhood and from what I understand she lead quite an interesting life as an adult.

I also used the Random Number Generator Monday
morning to pick my next stitching project and the
lucky NEW piece that I got to stitch on this week was

Wizard of Oz
Designer Lesley Teare
Progress as of 04/06/14

Tomorrow is back to

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

April YOTA

Today is YOTA day!

What is that you say? It happens on the first Saturday of every month and it is the time where we show our progress for the past month.  You can go here and find out more information about it and please feel free to sign up to show us monthly progress!

Since March I have been busy working on the following

Rose of Sharon

Easter Eggs

Wizard of Oz


Thanks for looking and I look forward
to showing you more progress on the
next YOTA day May 3rd
so see ya then :)