Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Progress Update


I'm a bit late in showing my progress on Sea to Shining Sea--I should have updated a few days ago, when I finished 'Southwest'. Instead, I just kept on going, and last night, finished 'West Coast'. This one was the most fun--I loved this house, with it's blue shutters and climbing flowers at the sides. I made a few little changes to my piece--the yellow middle of the flowers are smyrna stitch, and the yellow window in the front door is all smyrna stitch, just to give a little depth to the stitching. Tonight I start 'East Coast', the silks are organized, the chart is out, I just have to make my start, and hope I find the right spot to start in, lol. Let me apologize right now for the really poor photographs--I really suck at taking them. I stitch in hand, no matter the size, so the sides of my stitching pieces are always rolled up. Nicole, where are you? I need you to take a few pictures for me. . . . . . . .

On the home front, hubby is on the road, the truck is fixed, (for now, anyway--there's always something that needs doing on the Beast) and I have my house back. Peace and quiet reign supreme. No TV the minute we grab our coffee in the morning, no ten million phone calls all day long. Just quiet. No one snoring during stitching time, or black door knobs. It's going to take awhile to get the house back to normal but as long as no one is messing it up as soon as I get finished, it shouldn't take too awful long--well, probably longer than most because I HATE housework.



I managed to catch a picture of Shadow sleeping near the dog--she was NOT happy that I caught her, snuggling up to Boo. If looks could kill, and all that. She paid me back today by laying on each of the pillowcases as I was trying to get them on the pillows. She is such a hoot--and doesn't seem to realize that Boo could gobble her up in one bite. She'll sit at the edge of the recliner and bat at Boo's nose as Boo walks by. Sometimes, I don't think Boo even notices her.

Off to make supper, so I can start my stitching time a bit early tonight. Just hope there is something on TV to listen to. Stitch on, my friends, and keep your own updates coming. They encourage me. And sometimes really really tempt me to start new projects. LOL And try to take advantage of the lovely weather. We have a sunny 72 degrees today, here in north east Indiana. Until next time.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Nice progress, Debs!

We've got temps in the low 70's too! It's awesome!

Enjoy your solitude!

Casa Pearl said...

LOL Glad you have your house back to yourself! And your piece looks great - I have been drooling over all of the ones I've been seeing lately. I stitch in hand too so I know what you mean about those roley sides.

Deb said...

I can not believe how much you've gotten done since your last post. It's looking wonderful. Glad to hear you've got the house back. Enjoy the peace and quiet and get a lot of stitching done!

Patti said...

Lovely progress Deb. I love the cat and the dog together. Boo probably just treats the cat with the disdain it deserves. Patti xxx

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What fantastic progress!! You're right - the West coast house really is CUTE! Love the doggie and kitty pic!

Brigitte said...

Lovely progress on your project. Enjoy your quiet me time and stitch at your heart's content!

Nicole said...

Beautiful progress Debs! Not You are over halfway done now! :)

Leigh said...

It looks great!! I wish I had your speedy needle!

Siobhan said...

Wow, fabulous progress! I love the changes that you made. It's always nice to add a special touch to make it your own.

Enjoy having the house back to yourself! I always feel like that after the weekend, though it takes me almost a day to get everything back to where it should be.

Love the pics of the fur kids. You're right--if looks could kill! Your cat is a hoot.

I can relate about the stitching pics. I think Nicole should hire herself out! LOL I also stitch in hand so it looks mangled no matter if I iron it or not.

Jennifer said...

Nice blog, visiting here and I read the previous entry about frogging and commented. (I'm reading backwards LOL) Anyway, when I scrolled up and saw all the progress, it's beautiful and you have gotten alot done! Good work!
Jennifer