Thursday, November 14, 2013

Finally Got It Done!!!

I have a real problem with finishing my projects. I guess you could call me a Super Serial Starter!! :) I love to start new projects, some of them I only get just a bit done, a few I will stick with until I am around 3/4 of the way done, then I sputter out and start something new. I start many more new ones than I finish:) BUT, I did finally get one all stitched up that I started around 3 years ago.

I originally did this one for a friend's daughter's wedding. I ended up getting them something else since I knew I wouldn't get this done in time. So now I need to decide what to do with this one. I really like how the colors worked together with this, so I may end up keeping it myself:)

Now I get the fun of searching through my basket to find another older project to try to get done.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Still here!!!

Well it has been a busy autumn so far this year!!! Lots of activities and paperwork on my part dealing with the beginning of the 4-H year and working on getting our Secret Sister's group up and running for the year. It's a lot of fun once the planning and organizing part are done, but it does make for a busy and a bit stressful beginning of the year. But dd loves both of these groups and does help to make them run smoothly.

On top of that, my dd has her other activities. She is in her second year of working the nursery during our local MOPS meetings. They have had up to 17 crying babies in the room at one time!! Thankfully that is only twice a month:) She also has Youth group 2 times a month. And she found her favorite activity now too. I finally call our local zoo and she is volunteering 2 mornings a week with them.
What is nice about it from my point of view (besides that she is doing something she really enjoys) is that it gives me 2-3 days a week to go to the gym (we live about 30 min outside of town, so unless we are already in town, I don't go to the gym) and almost all her activities are in the morning/daytime now. That means we are home when hubby is home!!!

I haven't just been running around like crazy though!! I've gotten a bit of stitching and crocheting done as well. I finally got my dd's crocheted blanket done....

You can't see it very well, but this (cotton) yarn has sparkles woven through it as well. I started it almost 2 years ago and had promised it as a birthday gift that year, but, well, she just got it last week!!! Actually everyone in my family knows that I procrastinate lots and lots, so this was expected. I have a cross stitch I started for her about 8 months ago that she may never see again:)

I have been working on the Mary II Sampler from Plum Street Samplers, and I'm currently trying to get caught up on it. Should be about there in a day or two. I also have another cross stitch finish just within reach, maybe by the end of this week I'll have a picture to show on that one:)

I've started seeing a few challenges and SALs for the New Year start popping up here and there. It seems weird that we are really that close to the end of this year!!! It always seems to go by faster and faster each year:)

Well, back to some stitching for me!! Hope you are all having a wonderful day.