Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Fall!

I do love fall, and if I could just erase the fact that winter is on the way, it could be my favorite season of the year. Anyhow, we have had some really beautiful days here in Central Pennsylvania. In fact, I don’t ever remember an October being this warm and beautiful. Today was warm and windy, I watched the leaves blow to the neighbor’s yard! Unfortunately the neighbors to the West have lots of leaves that blew into our yard so we’ll be raking afterall.

This year instead of carving a pumpkin I put a “P” on mine so that it will last into November (maybe until it’s time for Christmas decorations)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Week 2 project

This is the project that I did this week for my online class.  So far I am enjoying the class and understanding better the progression.  I see lovely silk ribbon embroidery and have no idea where to start.  So I'm slowly figuring it out.  I hope to soon progress to something wearable....  stay tuned!

I am looking forward to the weekend.  I have been really busy at work lately and I'm looking forward to some time to relax and not have to think.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another Project This Week...

Friday was a very productive day.  I wanted to get everything done so I could play on Saturday, and play I did!  I finished a star ornament.  It is about 7.5 inches long.  The worst part was stuffing it.  I think I'll try a  heart next (easier to stuff).  I'd love to spend the day stitching tomorrow and watch football all afternoon, but I have committed to go to a Tastefully Simple party.... 

I cleaned off the front porch today, everything but the furniture, Mr. Kay says he will take care of that next weekend.   I'm sure he will need a reminder....  I also made taco salad and did a mountain of laundry. 

Planning to do some stitching this week, I've got stitching for my online class and I'm expecting my round robin block in the mail that will have to be worked on so I'm glad I don't have meetings every night this week.... 

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cleaning Day!!!

This weekend I have scheduled time to clean, cook and do laundry! I put my first load of laundry in the dryer before I left for work this morning and even took the time to read Sunday's paper..... I've had a couple weeks that were really busy and the house just was not a priority. This weekend that changes and I am looking forward to restoring order to the house. The plan is to spend the afternoon on Friday cleaning. I do not function well in a house that is cluttered with piles of paper or even dishes in the sink or on the counter. I like everything put away before starting a new project.

Also, I want to find time to stitch and I've got to silence the voice that keeps playing in my mind telling me I have to finish the "work" part of my life before I can "play". You would think by now that "voice" would have been silenced but apparently not.....

So, off I go with my cleaning supplies...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Current projects

I’m taking an online class to learn silk ribbon embroidery, so for the next 6 weeks I’ll be working on projects.  I completed an easy one this week, next week’s looks like a challenge…. 

The white block is for a round robin that I’m involved in.  Each month for the next 4 months I’ll be working on a different block and then I send it on to the next person.  I was the first one to work on this block.  I’ll be sending it off later this week.