Monday, February 15, 2010

A Post-Blizzard Update - Further Flurries Expected!

Yes, it's true - we actually had SNOW in Atlanta - and not just a dusting, but actually about 3" up at our house! And it came down fast - see my video of it here. And yes, I took video of it - because it doesn't snow like that here. I also took a video of the Dumb Dog outside in it - his first snow :) Excuse the audio on that one - I wasn't out there in it, and the tv was blasting away as always...

I knew weather was coming - our first high school game is tomorrow - though I doubt I am going to go, since it is away and just a scrimmage. At least DH and Little Kid have a couple more weeks before their club ball starts - but at the rate we are getting precip, they are never going to get a practice in.
Yadda, yadda, yadda - on to the stitching :)
I took Kaleidoscope along with me to Tuesday's stitch in at the Stitch Store, and got two more blocks of it done:

I want to get this done soon, so I can start kitting up Starry Nights that Lori gave me when she finished it. I love the colors in this, and need to get a couple more of hers in the stash. Terrie at the Stitch Store also has Needle Delights' Sierra kitted up - if I had the $$$ sometime when she's having a sale, that might have to come home with me...
During the Opening Ceremonies Friday night and all day Saturday, while being blinded by the snow glare coming in the front windows, I worked on Lyne's wedding sampler; I finally got the first dove completed, as well as all the flowers & ribbon above it!! I can't believe how long that dove took to do - I thought for sure once I got to him, it'd be a breeze. Not so. One section I lost my place many times, and frogged, restitched, frogged, restitched - I finally gave up until I got the backstitching over to that point, so I then knew where I was. But he's done, and I think the other one will be a little easier.

And lastly, my main piece of the week was EGS again, and though I felt like I did a lot on it, it doesn't look like I did much. Though I did have to frog the bottom basin of the fountain that I had put in last time - I was down one row too far :( But that was just a few minutes to fix :) But I did fill in a heck of a lot of green, and some of the wisteria coming down the next column - you'd just have to see the last pic and this one side by side, up close, to notice most of it. man, I thought this fountain scene was going to be a breeze, too, except for the peacock. Maybe the border going fairly quickly lulled me into a false sense of security???


This week, back to Knotgarden and the Green Corner of Purgatory :) I also need to do a 3rd block on Carolyn's RR, so it can be ready to move on the first of March! I'm not going to the stitch in tomorrow, even if I don't go to the game - getting home after 10 just kills me the rest of the week, so I think, when I can, I need to limit myself to every other week. Summer will be better, when I have more energy - and don't have to get the eggheads up, which wears me out at the get-go. I can't make them understand that 1) I hate getting them up as much as they hate me getting them up, and 2) I don't want to get up, either, not at 6:00 every day. Come on May!

I am trying to keep up with the Olympics, though DH seems to have an issue with me watching the figure skating. Ummm, if I can watch hundreds of hours of soccer, then he can suffer through a little bit of Olympic ice skating. WTH? If they continue like last night, the good stuff will be on after I go to bed - I thought being on my continent this time would be an advantage, but so far, it isn't proving to be much of one. It was so sad to watch everything about the Georgian luger - just such a tragedy, and for what? I hope his family can find something positive to take away from it...

Well, that's the highlights for this week - happy stitching, everyone!

4 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful stitching first! We got snow, too. It seems that if our storms pass through Atlanta, we always get more! You can see on my blog:
http://needleinhand.blogspot.com

SilkLover said...

Karen, You always amaze me how much you accomplish each week - on top of everthing else! Looks great!
I rememer when I could do all those things at the same time. BTW, I am now addicted to Marina's deigns. Not only do I have Desert Landscape Mandala, but now the new Peacock Mandala (Big Mystery 13). Yep,you called it addicting. You are right.
Julie

Cathy said...

Karen you are making good progress on your projects. I also enjoy watching the figure skating. My DH also complains. I have gotten alot of stitching done during the Olympics. Keep posting your progress.

Terri said...

Great stitching :)