Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Last week was certainly a strange week for weather. It started out on Monday with our usual high of 110 and by Friday it was only 98. I know that is still hot for most people but for here at the end of July it was very pleasant. Wednesday most of the valley saw some rain (not here) but we did get a beautiful light show from Mother Nature on Thursday evening. Of course I had to go out to watch and feel the rain. I just LOVE thunderstorms.
Date Night again.....
Friday DH Tracy had a appointment with the heart doctor to get the results of his stress test. He must have studied hard (LOL) because he passed with flying colors. His BP is still at the bottom of the normal range, his blood sugar is OK and the blockage they found last year is no worse and no reason to worry about it. Of course with the good new we had to go out to celebrate.
Started our celebration with a early dinner at Applebee's (I was starving and couldn't wait to eat). After a yummy meal we headed for the strip to do some shopping. A couple of weeks ago we were watching a cooking show on PBS where they were using a stovetop smoker to cook some trout. We both love smoked salmon and other smoked meats so off we went to search for the cooker they used on the show. I had done some research on the web and knew that there was one cooking shop on the strip that carried them. We were both very excited to find just what we were looking for. More about it later.
Next of course we had to go to our favorite hang out....Fremont St. The pictures below show one of the displays they had to honor the landing on the moon.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Most of the week was spent on a new project.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I really love working on this still and at the rate it's progressing it just may be finished by the end of the month. There is another long band of the leaves to the left to do and then just the heel and toe. I have started the heel and am about 1/3 done with it. It's going to be fun shopping for the fabric to finish this into a stocking. I think I know what I want, just have to find it and then see if I can find a pro to put it together.
As you can tell by the name this is for our newest member of the family. I stitched this once before a couple of years ago and loved it then so thought it would be the perfect ornie for Maddie. Now to find the perfect designs to do for the boys. Can't leave them out this year.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The box included so many things, fabric in all sizes, counts and colors. Vikki knows how I like to do small designs and she send some really neat colors. There is a lot of really pretty cotton fabrics to do the backs of ornies. The plastic bag has some really cool buttons she made, needles, thread rings, and gold tassels. There also is a nice tuck pillow and a bookmark that a picture can be put in. I am going to have a great time playing with all my new stash. THANK YOU Vikki!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I did have one more finish for June.
I am sure you have guessed by now I LOVE Christmas stitching, especially ornaments. I think the bulk of my stash is Christmas and there just isn't enough time to stitch all of them so I'm making the focus of my stitching in July Christmas designs. I will still stitch on Monopoly on Mondays and also work on Maddie's Birth Sampler and the BOO Club project but most of my time will be spent on Ornaments and other Christmas stuff.
To start off July I pulled out a older WIP that I started for Tracy (I think he really deserves this)
I also want to start the month off with a clean and organized stitching area so will spend part of the afternoon working on that. I found some baskets (I LOVE baskets) that are perfect for the desk and with a little re-organizing everything will be at my fingertips. I do have lots of threads, fabrics and charts that need to be put away so it will probably take a couple of days (if not weeks) to get everything like I want it but if I spend 15-30 minutes at a time at it I'm sure I can get it done.