Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vacation projects?

I was in my lns this past weekend to purchase some fabric for vacation projects.  The girls in the shop looked at me strange  when I said vacation projects.  Doesn't everyone kit up projects just to take on vacation?

Well - maybe I am the weird one!  I look forward to some having a new project and some extended stitching time almost as much as vacation.  I am going to see my brother in Pennsylvania  at the end of the month and want something fun to work on while traveling.  I am flying alone and can't wait for 3 hours of mostly uninterrupted stitching!!!    I know I am odd but, I thought everyone did this?  I have different types of projects depending on where I will be doing them - like I usually only stitch on ornaments or smalls during sports season because I can do them in hand.  I have a sampler with the fill in to do that I take to stitch-ins because I don't have to pay attention to it and can talk while still getting some stitching done. 

My vacation projects are usually larger count fabric  with not a lot of color changes and not too huge.  Here is what I am taking this year.

I may not be able to wait until next Friday the colors are so great.  I converted the called for colors to Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed silk.

I hope this photo comes out since I took it with my phone.  I am researching a small camera to buy since it appears I am the only member of the family without a camera.  I would borrow my dh or dd or ds's camera but then I have to learn how to use it and connect it to the pc, blah, blah, blah.  I am looking for one of these cool new ones that upload directly to the web.  Will keep you posted on what I decide.  If you have one you like, please leave me a comment about the model.  I would love to hear what anyone else uses.

I am going to get some coffee - see y'all soon!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The WHY of it all

What am I doing here?  Not  in the philosophical, meaning of life sort of question.  I mean what am I doing starting to blog about attempts to amuse myself with needle and thread. Aren't there enough blogs about samplers and cross stitching already?

 My life is pretty full with 2 active kids, 2 big dogs - one with a ball obsession, a full time stressful job and a house to keep clean.  I am not even some type of advanced stitcher with oodles of tips to share or a turbo stitcher with loads of finishes to show off.  I love to stitch and really want to share what I am working on with someone.  When I talk threads or samplers with my family they look at me like I am speaking Swedish to them. But just maybe, someone will stumble  upon my little piece of the internet and get a smile or a laugh from what goes on here.

Here are simple thoughts what I hope to accomplish here and how you my friends can play along.
  • I have read so many wonderful stitching blogs and that I feel kind of guilty for not giving back in some way for all the enjoyment I get from hearing your adventures and seeing all the beautiful finishes.  I am definitely an enabler!
  • With a busy life, I don't get much done on the stitching front - hence the "meager stitches" name.  But I hope that by posting photos of what I am working on you can keep me motivated to finish some and not just start them all.
  • I could use some stitching buddies.  Since moving to TX I haven't found a group of local stitchers to hang out with.  So guess what - I am hoping you will say Hi once in a while and keep me company. 

If you come back, I will regale you with my recent attack by a bag of goldfish crackers and some photos of my WIP.

I am going to get some coffee - see y'all soon!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


My friend Sylvia , has been encouraging me to start blogging.  Apparently she thinks I have something interesting to say and my family looks at me like I am the teacher talking on the Peanuts cartoon, so here goes.