A Little Bit of Progress

July 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

All I have to say is that since I went back to work on Monday, I am really ticked about not having enough time to stitch!!  I’ve been on the hubby’s back to make more moolah so I can quit.  Wishful thinking is all I have to go on these days, lol, cause there’s very little chance of him making more than his regular yearly increases, which BTW as I’m sure we all know, don’t even cover the increase in gas and goods this year.

I did manage to put a few stitches into Sweet Treats this week and should finish this block before the end of the weekend.  I also managed to finish reading “Back to Blossom Street” by Debbie Macomber and start “Dyer Consequences” by Maggie Sefton.

I am a sucker for Halloween designs, so yesterday I ordered Murky Manor by Glendon Place from Stitching Bits and Bobs, who is having a sale, BTW.   I ordered everything to complete it including the Picture This Plus fabbie called Dawn, and the specialty fibers and beads.  SB & B didn’t have one of the beads so I’ll have to pick them up elsewhere.   I’d like to have Sweet Treats done in the next couple of weeks so that I can start Murky and get it framed by October 1st.


Dad stopped over today because the contractor was coming to give us the estimate for the addition which will be his room.  The estimate was just a little over our budget, so we’re proceeding and I’m kind of excited to get it started.  Construction should start within the next two weeks or so, therefore it will be going on while I’m recuperating from my knee surgery.  Hope they don’t make too much noise, lol.  The addition will be 14 X 18 and include a powder room.  It will sit up next to the deck on the back of the house – in fact, they’ll be relocating the steps that go from the deck to the driveway.  Dad will have a door that exits onto the deck, in addition to being able to enter the room from inside the house.  I think he’s very lonely in his apartment and very much looking forward to moving in with us and our chaos.  With his dog, we’ll have four animals running around.  Two dogs total and two kitties.

Well, after cleaning, doing laundry, meeting with the contractor, making dinner, and doing the dishes, I need a rest, lol.  I’m off to stitch!



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  1. Good luck with having your dad move in with you. We had my dad living with us for a few years; we bought a new house because our old one wasn’t big enough. If I had it to do over, I’d have a house with a separate entrance, and a small kitchenette. I hope your dad is very happy living with you!

    Sweet Treats looks lovely. I haven’t really been tempted by this one, even though I’m a sucker for LHN. But, I love the colors, so I might have to buy it (I tend to go for the ones with the houses and the flowers).

  2. Hello there! I thought I’d pop in and make a surprise visit! This is the artist and designer for Glendon Place. I saw your blog about recently purchasing my newest design, Murky Manor! I just wanted to send a personal “thank you” for purchasing the design and wish you lots of fun stitching it! Hopefully, it will become one of your favorite Halloween pieces.

    Best wishes,

    Cheryl Granda
    Glendon Place

  3. Your “sweet treats” are progressing beautifully! Love the fabric you used.

  4. Girl, I know exactly what you mean about wishing you could quit work. I’m right there with you! Your Sweet Treats is looking lovely, and I can’t wait to see your Murky Manor WIP!

  5. I retired at the end of last year and I love it. I have time to stitch and time to blog and time to spend in the garden!
    Lovely ‘Sweet Treats’ – such pretty colours.

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