Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A little stitching, A lot of running around and a new puppy

OK where do I begin? I have been planning on sitting down and posting for the last couple of days and I kept putting it off soooo...... here goes.

First thing I have not been stitching a whole lot, a little here and there, but I did finish my May ornament.
Baked Goods by Little House Needlework's
30ct R&R Linen - Old Mill Java
and recommended threads.
Heres the deal on this I started it on May 20th and finished it on June 1st. This is the only thing I worked on the whole time. I spent about 10 hours total on it and put in about 1340 stitches, so as you can see not much stitching has been going on. Where has my time been spent you ask, well we are having a family reunion in a couple of weeks and my sister is doing the organizing of it and she has asked for a little help and I have been organizing my family history stuff and printing it out for everyone to have a copy. We also have a couple of cousins coming from Norway at the same time and they will be staying with us, so extra special cleaning is necessary.
I ran across some DVDs at Sam's Club last week and I had read a lot of blogs that had mentioned them, they are called Downton Abbey. I bought the first season on Thursday, when I got home and got everything put away I started watching it (3 disc). Finished watching the last of the 3rd disc on Friday morning. Decided I just had to have Season 2 right away and ran back to Sams Club and bought it. I finished season 2 Friday evening. I never even stitched while it was playing, I tried I really did but I was so into watching this show I kept finding my stitching just sitting on my lap.

My DH laid the last of the concrete on Saturday morning for his new shop.
Laying concrete in front of big doors

laying concrete in front of little doors

we had to write in the cement of course

Sunday I had to help serve breakfast after Mass. for the Catholic Daughters group that I belong too. We served scrabbled eggs, ham, fresh fruit and muffins. There was a very good turn out and we all done cleaning up by 10:30. After I got home I decided that I needed to get some mowing done up at our shop area so I headed up there for a couple of hours, which turned into 5 hours and one hell of a sunburn later. But it got done and my brother in law helped me by moving the junk out of the way, see my DH collects old car and stuff and then it just sits there.
Monday I ran errands for everyone in my family (except for DD1) then it was my turn and I went it and got a mani-pedi. Oh do my feet feel good now!!!! Yesterday I stayed home all day and caught up on my laundry, did some stitching on Birds of a Feather by With thy Needle & Thread. I started this one last year, and I'm hopeing to compete it next. Sorry no picture yet but in my next post.

And last but not least my DH got a new puppy last night. It is a Red Heeler, and she is just weaned off of her mother.
We have not named her yet

Sonny (who is almost 3)
doesn't seem to mind having her
OK that is about it for now. My DH just called and I have to run a motor to Mitchell and drop it off for him. That's an hour drive there and an hour drive back, so if I go now I can be back before it get too warm outside.
Have a great rest of the week!
Happy Stitching


SoCal Debbie said...

It sounds like you're a very busy woman, Denise! So glad you got some time for yourself to get the mani-pedi and relax with some stitching!

Vickie said...

Congratulations on the new puppy! How adorable!

mdgtjulie said...

What a darling puppy, Denise. She's so cute!! And grats on the finish. It doesn't matter how much you got done, progress is progress. And I've heard quite a bit about Downtown Abbey too. I may have to check it out, because it's all been good!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I have to make this piece. i have the pattern to. The dog is so cute.

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