Jetting Around

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Eric and I are back from Miami! I may have alluded in my previous posts that we were heading out for an adventure. Well, Eric surprised me with a trip to Miami over the 4th of July weekend. We left on Thursday night (flying First Class – woohoo!) and came back on Monday. We had so much fun, and I will have photos to share soon. As you may imagine, though, there wasn’t any stitching while I was gone. In the past week though, there’s been a tiny bit of stitching. As you can see above, I pulled out Earth Sampler and stitched on it a bit last night. I took Andrea’s lead and replaced the GAST Sable with GAST Cinnamon. I am so much happier with it. So, I’ll definitely be pulling out the h,i,j in the middle to replace it with Cinnamon. My little bit of stitching last night while watching True Blood was the only stitching I did all weekend. Friday night I went with a friend to see The Hangover – so funny! Saturday we had a dinner guest and then Sunday was of course cleaning and laundry during the day. But, I think I am happy with the piece again after the color switch.

On Monday night after we returned, I did settle down and do a little bit of stitching on my new start, Sweet Treats. I finished block 1, minus the buttons, and I’ve started the border.

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I think the buttons will look really cute once I stitch them on. Any suggestions on what to stitch them on with? Matching thread?

Sweet Treats Block 1 with Buttons 071109

Wednesday night I took my final for Access, and happily did very well on it. I just need to schedule my vendor certification exam now. But, having my final behind me allowed me to spend Thursday night with some stitching friends. I took Mystery 9 and did a little more stitching on the swirl. I was doing more talking than stitching though, so not much progress to show.

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And I would like to provide a little update on my vent from a few posts ago. After calling the needlework shop with my credit card information for the one chart that was sent, I did also cancel my order for the second chart. I politely explained to the person on the phone that I’d been waiting for four months for the order, and at this point I just wanted to cancel the order. So, imagine my surprise when on Saturday a package arrived from the needlework shop. In it was the chart I’d been waiting on, for no charge, a letter of apology from the owner, and some extras. I sent the owner an email this morning thanking them. So, I wanted to update everyone on what happened, so that I didn’t also leave you with a bad taste in your mouth about the situation (even though I haven’t mentioned which shop this is, as I’m sure we all from time to time have a bad experience). Anyway, while never expecting to see this chart, much less the way in which the owner handled rectifying the situation, I was pleasantly surprised. So, anyway, the situation is resolved.

So, I will have photos from Miami to show you all soon. And if you want to take a look at more of my Dallas After Dark photos, you can see them here. I hope to get some more stitching in this week. I’m itching to get back to Earth Sampler now!

I am grateful for a fun vacation to Hot Miami.

34 thoughts on “Jetting Around”

  1. What a wonderful husband and what a wonderful surprise!

    I love the Earth Sampler – it is on my wish list. It looks like so much fun to stitch – I agree with the cinnamon!

    Cari in VA

  2. What a wonderful husband and what a wonderful surprise!

    I love the Earth Sampler – it is on my wish list. It looks like so much fun to stitch – I agree with the cinnamon!

    Cari in VA

  3. Such a fun surprise from your husband!

    As always your stitching on each piece is just beautiful! When I sew buttons on I use matching thread or matching DMC whichever is handy at the moment.

  4. Such a fun surprise from your husband!

    As always your stitching on each piece is just beautiful! When I sew buttons on I use matching thread or matching DMC whichever is handy at the moment.

  5. Wow, you’ve been busy! Your husband is so cool surprising you like that — and first class too! Cool beans! Love your WIPs. And good to hear that the shop owner rectified things like that. Yay!

  6. Wow, you’ve been busy! Your husband is so cool surprising you like that — and first class too! Cool beans! Love your WIPs. And good to hear that the shop owner rectified things like that. Yay!

  7. Anna van Schurman

    The Hangover was so funny I laughed so hard I had an asthma attack. And Bradley Cooper? Hello, hottie! Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

  8. Anna van Schurman

    The Hangover was so funny I laughed so hard I had an asthma attack. And Bradley Cooper? Hello, hottie! Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

  9. What a lovely surprise. I am glad you had a good time in Miami. I agree that the thread change works well.
    Nice progress on your other works. I would stitch each button with a coordinating thread so it shows less.

  10. What a lovely surprise. I am glad you had a good time in Miami. I agree that the thread change works well.
    Nice progress on your other works. I would stitch each button with a coordinating thread so it shows less.

  11. mainely stitching

    Oh I am so glad that the shop owner ‘made it right’ with you! That just makes me feel so much better – sometimes it really seems as if no one cares, and then something like this happens and it all sets right again. 🙂

  12. mainely stitching

    Oh I am so glad that the shop owner ‘made it right’ with you! That just makes me feel so much better – sometimes it really seems as if no one cares, and then something like this happens and it all sets right again. 🙂

  13. Nice progress on your WIPs! I just love any picture you show of Mystery IX 🙂
    Glad to hear the situation with the shop was resolved graciously.

  14. Nice progress on your WIPs! I just love any picture you show of Mystery IX 🙂
    Glad to hear the situation with the shop was resolved graciously.

  15. Very nice progress pictures.
    And so good to hear that the shop owner could sort the situation out. So there are no bad feelings left. If you will stay with this shop is just another question.

  16. Very nice progress pictures.
    And so good to hear that the shop owner could sort the situation out. So there are no bad feelings left. If you will stay with this shop is just another question.

  17. Glad to hear all is well with the webshop scenario! 🙂 Your stitching looks great and I can totally understand why much did not get done during True Blood! 😉 As for the buttons, I found once (at Michael’s I think, though I’m sure they don’t have it anymore) some clear “thread” in the Mill Hill Beads section- it looked a bit like fishing wire. I use this almost all the time for my beads and buttons, as it doesn’t usually show much. Wish I knew where to tell you to find it. Our Michael’s is phasing out Mill Hill, though I don’t remember if they were the creators of the thread or not. You may want to look anyway if you have one nearby. Phew! sorry for the long comment! lol

  18. Glad to hear all is well with the webshop scenario! 🙂 Your stitching looks great and I can totally understand why much did not get done during True Blood! 😉 As for the buttons, I found once (at Michael’s I think, though I’m sure they don’t have it anymore) some clear “thread” in the Mill Hill Beads section- it looked a bit like fishing wire. I use this almost all the time for my beads and buttons, as it doesn’t usually show much. Wish I knew where to tell you to find it. Our Michael’s is phasing out Mill Hill, though I don’t remember if they were the creators of the thread or not. You may want to look anyway if you have one nearby. Phew! sorry for the long comment! lol

  19. Wow – what a wonderful surprise from Eric (do you think he can call my husband and prod him a little? LOL) Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    Your WIPS look great and I think that I definitely would find a thread that matched the buttons to sew them down.

    And that’s wonderful that the shop owner made good – plus some. Four months is a long time to wait, but it all worked out well in the end!

  20. Wow – what a wonderful surprise from Eric (do you think he can call my husband and prod him a little? LOL) Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    Your WIPS look great and I think that I definitely would find a thread that matched the buttons to sew them down.

    And that’s wonderful that the shop owner made good – plus some. Four months is a long time to wait, but it all worked out well in the end!

  21. What a great surprise!

    Your WIPs are fabulous, Michelle! Beautiful stitching, as always.

    I’m so glad that things were favorably resolved with the needlework shop, even if it was frustrating at the time.

  22. What a great surprise!

    Your WIPs are fabulous, Michelle! Beautiful stitching, as always.

    I’m so glad that things were favorably resolved with the needlework shop, even if it was frustrating at the time.

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