Monday, November 21, 2016

Loara Standish - Weeks 6 & 7

Readers, I have been particularly bad at posting to my blog.  I kept telling myself, tomorrow,
I'm sure you can relate.

I managed to finish several bands, which I will post pictures of.  I am currently stuck on band 17!

Bands 15 & 16

Left side of Band 17

Right side of Band 17 still under construction.

Lots of details to it.  It will probably be at two weeks before I'll be able to move on to Band 18.

We are heading into Thanksgiving.  My oldest son, and his girlfriend will be here for a few days.
My youngest son, will be here, Wednesday and Thursday, and head back to Harrisonberg, for work.
My daughter arrives Thanksgiving, and I think, she'll be here for a few days as well. 

We always get our Christmas tree the same weekend.'ll be a busy time from here on out till Christmas,

I try not to politicize on my blog, because it's a stitching blog.  But, I have to say, I am so happy the election is over.  I hope that sides will be able to be respectful and cut out the name calling and come together, to work on what needs to be done. Probably a pipe dream.  As for the rioters, I am personally praying for snow!!!! Lots  of snow.

All for now, Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you.  Happy Stitching  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Loara Standish - Week 5

Band 14 was finally completed late last night, which is why my post is a few days later then usual.  

A rocky start to this band, where I had to rip out and restitch because of either my stitcher error or direction error, of where this band was to start.

This band is a full 7 1/2".  Which perhaps is another reason, why it took me longer.  I have two very short bands, but band 17 is another very long, very detail band.  But...still gets me closer to the end, which is band 24.

Things have been so quiet this week.  Today, I went out and voted.  My civic duty!  Took my mom with me.  She voted too.   I guess our county didn't want to take the risk of problems with all those touch screen voting machines, and everyone had to fill out a paper ballot which then was scanned into a machine.  Small line when we got there, but I don't think the whole process took more than 25 minutes total. 

Tonight, it will be all over for another 4 years.  I'm particularly pleased as this voting cycle has been filled with apprehension, consternation, and frustration.  I have been praying for our country, and pray that whoever, this country decides to elect, that they can bring the country together, and get on with the business of supporting our country and the people that they represent.

With that I will end....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Loara Standish - Week 4

I really didn't think I would be able to finish another 3 bands of  Loara within a week.  But miraculously I somehow managed.  I am showing a picture of bands 11-13, and also a better shot of the most recent completed bands, and how they look with the bands above them.

On Sunday, I started on band 14 which is a particularly wide band.  On Monday, I spent the whole day ripping out everything I stitched, due to being off.  UGG!  But, I'm back on track now.

Things are very quiet here.  We had some trick or treaters last night.  It was great to see the little ones. A show that our subdivision is renewing with new families, probably due to the recent completion of a brand new high school in the district our subdivision is situated in.  For many years, even as my kids were completing the local school systems, I could see the bus stop, situated in front of our home, having less kids each year.  Now the primary bus stop is filling up again.

Last week, while my husband was in Tampa, I ventured into his office and hung up all his diplomas and certificates.  They had been leaning up against a wall since he started working out of the house.  Granted, they hanging job wasn't perfect, if he had done it.  He gets out a tape measurement, and a level, and does all sorts of math to hang even a single picture.  I am just terrible at the math part, and end up hanging them by "eye"   Which also, means I have to have the spackle handy, for the mistake holes!  

I am happy to add, that I now have everything I need to start stitching my 1990 charts!
My next sampler after Loara will be Ann Rayner Sampler with a copyright date of 1990.  No more sharing of other 1990 charts on the horizon!

Well, that's it for this week.  Happy Stitching!