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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Long Time - No Blog


Hello Everyone,

Well, it’s been ages since I last posted.  And poor Elizabeth Mitchell has been neglected.

We were on vacation for 2 weeks…not the best weather (lots of rain and fog) and no visit to the Scarlet Letter (boo-hoo).  Then we came home and it has been non-stop ever since.  At work we are in the midst of our budget season (preparing FY 2015 budgets) and my first week back I had two meetings each day – all day long – in two separate locations, plus "work" dinners.  How to split oneself? 

Then we had company visit which gave me the necessary shove to finally start going through the boxes and boxes and boxes of files, papers, etc. from my Dad.  I had tried earlier but was way too emotional to deal with it all.  But, since our guest room was piled with boxes and we were having company, I didn’t really have a choice. 

What little time I found for stitching was devoted to an exchange piece which I managed to finish (well, not finish-finish, but you know…the stitching is complete), and finally I picked up Elizabeth Mitchell yesterday morning and managed a few more stitches this morning.  Here is an overall shot and then a close-up of the center which is where I am working.  Yay!  The border for the center met up.  About half-way through with the lighter color inside snug up against the border.  The middle of that section will be over 1.  Still a few motifs for the bottom part and then this gorgeous sampler will be completed.  Already contemplating what to choose next…I have a couple in mind.  Any guesses?

 


 


 

Hope everyone is enjoying summer and hopefully I’ll be back soon.

6 comments:

Bethany said...

Sounds like you need a vacation again. It's it funny, I think we all do the same thing, "Oh Boy" I see the end in sight, what to do next? Have fun choosing, it's great to have so many to choose from.

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Erica near Chicago said...

I sympathize with your meeting-filled life. Isn't it great when borders meet up on the first try?

Nicola said...

Work certainly gets in the way of stitching !!!

Good news on the borders. Do tell what is in the running for your next project :o))

Lanie said...

She is lovely, Vera! Hope you are enjoying her.
Ahhh, what has happened to our youthful lazy days of summer?!!!

Cindy L said...

I know how much you were hoping to visit Scarlet Letter.... It is such a relief when the border meets. Hopefully things will settle down soon and more stitching time will come your way.