I discovered at the end of last week that I am not getting notification emails of all of my blog comments. Some are coming through, but not all of them. So, Eric suggested I send the notifications to a secondary email address to find out if it was Blogger that was the issue, or my email account. Looks like it’s my email account, unfortunately. But, at least I am (hopefully) getting my comment notifications now! So, I have to apologize if you have nominated me for an award or asked me a question that I have not responded to. Hopefully the issue is now corrected.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the sweet bloggers who have nominated me for awards. In those lost comments, Jennifer awarded me with this one…
I was also given this one by Jade…
And finally, I received another Kreativ Blogger award from Ruth Rachel…
Thank you all soooo much! You are so sweet to stop by, comment and also give me awards! I really appreciate it! I do apologize for being so late in accepting these.
Although I rarely nominate others for awards, I thought I would take a moment and highlight some blogs that I find really inspiring, which is such a wonderful thing! I hope you find some new-to-you gems that you will enjoy.
I had hoped to also have some stitching photos to show you from this weekend, but I didn’t ever seem to slow down long enough to get them off the camera. I made some progress on correcting my problem on my Mystery Sampler. The first thing I did was determine what needed to get ripped out. It looks like it will be five motifs that are going to have to come out. I’ve pulled out the D and started restitiching it. The four motifs right around it are going to have to come out too. Bleh. But, once I get it fixed, I think I will cruise along with it again. I also picked up my Red Thread piece on Friday night and began stitching the August block, Ocean Voyage. Saturday, I pulled out Erin’s Neighborhood RR and chose what I was going to stitch for her. I made a great start on this and hope to be finished with it in time to mail it next Monday. We are getting close to the end of our RR, I think. I believe I only have one more to stitch after this one, is that right? Anyway, I made a good start on that.
Sunday, I worked all day on making some curtains for our bedroom. Our neighbors have this “spotlight” above their back door that shines right into our bedroom. They like to turn that light on and leave it on for days one end (including during the day). So, in an effort to block out the light, I decided I would put up curtains. Well, of course we don’t have regular sized windows, so I had to work with what I could find. I bought two long panels from Target (on sale!), and chopped them down to the right length and hemmed them. That took care of our one wide window. The length I cut off, I used to make another panel for our small window (so I had to sew a pocket for it, and then hem it also). But not a bad deal for the purchase price. So, now I have lovely curtains for the bedroom. But, I didn’t get around to stitching on that mermaid on Sunday due to all the domestic activities I was engaged in.
Friday night, I also had my book club. We were scheduled to discuss a book called Johanna, about Theo Van Gogh’s wife. But, apparently the majority of the people couldn’t find the book (it is out of print), so a week before the book club, it was determined we would instead read Stealing Athena (which had originally been slated for our November discussion). Well, I wasn’t able to finish reading Stealing Athena in time, unfortunately, so I had to go unprepared. Oh well. For November, we will now be reading a book called Out Stealing Horses, which I hope is good. I’ll let you know about Stealing Athena (and Johanna, when I finish it too). A good book club, nonetheless.
Oh, and last week (boy, it was a busy week!) I went to my second meeting of the stitching guild. I had a great time, and our program for the meeting was to begin stitching on a Christmas piece. It will be a small biscornu that can be used as an ornament or fob, and designed by one of the members. For next month’s meeting I need to have the stitching done, and my felt pieces appliqued down, oh and my cording made. I’ve never made cording before, so that should be interesting. We’ll be doing the finishing at that meeting.
I promise to post some photos as soon as I have the opportunity. But for now, thanks for stopping by and seeing what I’m up to!
I am grateful for being re-inspired and motivated.