Sunday, January 25, 2015

Amish Life - Tending the Garden - Week 2

My basement is beginning to look like my basement again!  Almost all the boxes have gone away.  There are a few random pieces of furniture I still need to find a home for.  Plus the electronic hook ups, which my hubby has so generously volunteered to do.  At that point my mother will be full moved in and integrated into our home.  

One thing her move has caused me to do, is go through my own stuff and toss or donate. Yup even the cross stitch!  Got rid of charts that I know I will never do.   Got rid of some fabrics.  Found cassesette tapes that obviously we don't use or haven't listened to in ages.  

I even went through my closet.  Had to since my hubby built shoe shelves for me.  Must make room for the shoes.

Amazingly I still had time to stitch.  This is my current week progress.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Amish Life/Tending the Garden - Week 1

I haven't been able to do much stitching this week.  We recently moved my 93 year old mother in to our home.  I have spent the better part of the week, trying to go through boxes, and getting things organized.  It's amazing the things that one collects and are "must keep!"  

Being a former Navy wife, you are only allowed so many pounds per move.   So you learn to get rid of things.  If you haven't used it, worn it, or needed it in a year, or it hasn't been out of the box since the last move, you probably don't need it.  

Plus, clutter and mayhem, drive me crazy!  The basement is where all the boxes were dumped. I have slowly emptied boxes, organized photos.  Plus put all my mom's knitting supplies in clear boxes and labeled them so that she knows where everything is, and what's in each box.  Also managed to find storage for her.

When I wasn't emptying boxes, I was putting together IKEA furniture.  

Alas, the end of the tunnel is in sight.  I almost have the basement back to the "before" move in condition.  And with that
, I'll be back to my happy stitching self again!

This is my latest WIP.  It's Amish Life/Tending the Garden.  Part two of a three part series.   The chart comes from Cross Stitch & Country Crafts.  May/June 1987. I'm stitching on 25 ct. Wedgewood Luguna and using DMC threads.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

EH 1875 - Week 14

I just put the last stitches in a few minutes ago!   So happy to be done!  Will be taking a week off from starting any new projects.  

Sunday, January 4, 2015

EH 1875 - Week 13

I was so hoping that I would be able to post a completed picture of this sampler this week.  But it was not meant to be.  The last five pages, seem to have taken me forever to complete, only because they are a lot less motifs, and a lot more border!

I am currently halfway through page 34 and still have pg 35 to go.  But, not sure I will be able to complete it this week, as we have to go to Daytona on Wed., and won't be back till Sat. or Sun.  My mother has sold her house in Daytona, and we have to go pick up her personal possessions that she wants.  She is soon to be an official resident of the State of Virginia.  I think there is not much stitching time in my future.

On another note, I belong to several Facebook Sampler pages.  I see some of the most gorgeous samplers posted on those pages.  I don't know where I was, or what I was doing, but somehow I was a day late, and a dollar short!  By the time the stitcher, gets to it in their stash, the chart has been discontinued and the designer has retired.  Such is my luck with Frances Eden 1809.  I would love to have this chart, unfortunately it is not in the stars for me.  It's a chart they I will opine about for a very long time.

Course, it's not like I don't have enough to keep me busy in my own stash.  My stitcher prayer is:
Dear Lord, Please let me keep my eyesight long enough to finish my cross stitch stash!

Only pages 31-33 posted this week.