Sunday, January 19, 2014

Way Over Due Post!!!!!!

Good Sunday Morning Everyone!
I was talking to my daughter the other day and she informed me that I had not blogged in a while. So I figured this morning I would sit down and do a update.

I see I have a few new followers -Welcome and  I hope you enjoy following by blog!

First off I have to say that I have been filling in at another post office since right after Christmas so instead of working Wednesday afternoon for 4 hours and Saturdays for 2 hours I have been working a 40 hour work week. I know poor me, right! It is only temporary and I will be back to my part time hours in about 6 weeks.(I can't wait) This working all the time cuts into my computer time. (I won't let it cut into my stitching time) I am so far behind in my reading of your blogs its not funny!

Since my last update the only thing that I have worked on is my American Flag Quilt Sampler.

This was as of January 1 2014
And this is as of this morning - January 19, 2014
The 2 on the far left bottom need to be back stitched yet. I figured I would get the cross stitching done on that row then go back and do all the backstitching. 

Well not much else to report, so I will go back to stitching.
Hope everyone is enjoying there week end!
I get an extra day of stitching because the post office is closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Ya Me!

Happy Stitching 
Denise


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Another year has past by!
My husband & I stayed home and spent the time together, we were in bed by 11:00.

As the year ends it makes a person think about all the things that went on the last 365 days.
Some happy, some sad. 
One thing that has been on my mind is in March my 9 month old puppy got hit by a car, she had 2 broken legs. We got her all healed up but she still like to chase cars. I tried my best to keep her off the road. On Monday night she chased her last car. She got hit and died instantly. Rest in Peace my Sweet Girl! Our other dog Sonny misses her a lot and keeps looking for her. So I have been spoiling him more than normal.

OK on to more happy things!
First an update on American Flag Quilt Sampler.
I finished Connecticut  and only have to do the backstitching on Massachusetts
And all of the states that I have completed
I am really surprised that I have not grown tired of the piece but I just want to keep going on it.
This past week I have not had much time to stitch because I was asked to help out at another post office,(8 hour days- I have not done that in several years) so that means no stitching during the day. This is a temporary position and I should be back to very part time in about 6 - 8 weeks. So if you don't hear from for a while you know why.

I was looking through my monthly planner that I started at the beginning of  2013
This is January. I drew a line threw the date if I did not do any stitching.
And this is Decembers page

And this is a summary of my year in stitching
January - 3575 stitches
worked on 3 projects

February - 4183 stitches
worked on 3 projects
FINISHED 1 - Birds of a Feather

March - 2436 stitches
worked on 2 projects

April - 4802 stitches
worked on 4 projects
FINISHED 2 - Poinsettia House
and April Showers

May - 3528 stitches
worked on 2 projects

June - 5032 stitches
worked on 3 projects
FINISHED - 2  Home of a Needleworker
and Rose Wings

July - 3579 stitches
worked on 4 projects
FINISHED 3 - Busy Needle, USA and
Abigail's Birth Sampler

August - 5533 stitches
worked on 4 pieces
FINISHED 1 - Blooming with Inspiration

September - 7935 stitches
worked on 6 projects
FINISHED 4 - Welcome Fall, 2013 Santa, Happy fall
and Beneath the Sunlit Sky

October - 8503 stitches
worked on 5 projects
FINISHED 1 - Merry Christmas

November - 3867 stitches
worked on 4 projects
FINISHED 3 -  Angel, Witch, and
Hope for the Holidays

December - 6133 stitches
worked on 2 large projects

So to sum it up I did approximately 59105 stitches through the year- this does not include all the backstitching I did or any beads that I might have attached. And I completed 17 pieces this year.
No goal for 2014 - I plan to go with the flow and stitch what I want, when I want.

Well I am off to do some stitching and watch the Rose Tournament Parade.

Happy New Years
and
Happy Stitching
Denise

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