Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pulled my new threads for my new start....

I pulled colors for my next start.......gee I think some look familiar??   Yep, some are from the Live Simply piece I just finished.     As I type the frame is drying on the picnic table.   I need to decide if I want to paint it blue and distress to show brown through or paint it blue and crackle it with brown.    Decisions, decisions.  Here is the border I attached to Sew Halloween.   I really liked stitching this one and look forward to stitching other of Carol's designs.    I have it on an easel on my desk as work but brought it home this weekend to photograph on my dining room table so I could share it.  

Today, I took my first beading class and this is what I made!  Trust me, don't enlarge the photo to see how wonky I did it.  It is a Deb Moffit-Hall design.   What a great teacher and fun class.  We did the June 2010 Bracelet.  I enjoyed the day and will (perhaps) bead again but I don't see it taking the place of my cross stitching just yet.   Lord knows I don't need another craft!!! 

Been enjoying Gavin's soccer games on Sunday afternoon's.   This photo was after his first game and he was sooooooooo tired at the end he couldn't even walk.   He thought his "legs were going to fall off".  This past week I used my Flip video and need to upload the video clips to send to him.   I can see improvement in the 4 short weeks he has been playing.   The first game, his mom, my son and I laughed the entire game as both teams of 8 year olds followed the ball in a swarm.   They are getting better at holding positions now and Gavin has been playing goalie.   He does OK I think because he has a better understanding of what his job is versus a halfback position.  

Although I pulled threads for the Pumpkin on the Hill.....I think I need to devote some time to housework, garden, paperwork and reports before I put needle to thread again.    I seem to get a one track mind and not a thing gets done except needlework.   I need to strike a better balance rather than spend every FREE minute stitching.  I seem to let stitching dominate my free time and become my main focus......can we say obsessive?  Get home, eat dinner, change clothes, stitch til bedtime and do it again the next day.     Doesn't sound like a bad thing to be doing but......there is the occasionally load of landry I should be doing or bills I should be writing..... but but but  I really want to work on Pumpkin on the Hill for Becky's Pumpkin Challenge.  Maybe I need to start using the timer I used to set for the kids "time outs".....hmmm, Robin needs a time-out.   Funny how we mother's eventually eat our words......."do what you have to do before you do what you want to do......"  I'll get that one out here before my kids read my blog and make the comment. 

Soon as paint is dry and framing is done, I will post Live Simply! and may I will learn to live simply....
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.   We are enjoying beautiful warm (with a fall crispness) weekend.  Thanks for visiting and reading my ramblings today.....love receiving your comments........

3 comments:

Catherine said...

Love your header and all of your goodies!!

Bev said...

i love sew halloween, and the colour fabby you used

Sarah Lindfield said...

Love your header what wonderful stitching and finishing and I enlarged the beading bracelet piccy, hush up it really is lovely!! If that is wonky then I love it.