Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Hello Friends,
   I hope that everyone is home safe and warm. I know that this has been a tough winter in many places and now there is new big weather event going on. I hope everyone gets some time to stay home and stitch :) There has only been some drizzle here in NC. Sunday it was almost 70 degrees and beautiful.
  I have been absent because things have been pretty hectic here. Let me back up to Saturday. I worked at my part time job 9 to 6, came home had some dinner then dragged Rich out to the mall. I had to get my free item from Bath & Body Works for their Facebook fans. If you follow them on FB they have giveaways some weekends. Last weeks was a candle and I also needed to pick up some Valentine's Day treats. After coming home I tried to stitch some but could not get the fabric situated right and kept catching the top of it. I was frustrated since I am finally into some of the designs versus the alphabets.
  Sunday Rich and I got out early and went for a 2 hour hike, then it was up to Greensboro to meet my friend and have some lunch and then go to the Greensboro Coliseum to see the Men's Long Program in the US National Championship. All I can say is WOW!!! it was amazing to see all those skaters.
There were so many wonderful performances. Congratulations to Ryan Bradley. He seemed to be having such a good time and not taking himself too seriously :) After the Men's competition we also had tickets for the skating extravaganza. It was so great to see performances from all the top skaters in ice dancing, women's and the pairs. One of the most amazing performances was from a group of synchronized skaters from NYC. Did you know that there was such a thing? It was a team of about 24 girl's from 15 to 18 and they compete all over the world. It was beautiful. I didn't get home until after midnight but was it worth it!
  Monday was a long day, both jobs. Leave the house at 7am..get home at 10:30 pm. Today I worked at 3 different locations in the county. It was kind of fun to catch up with some people that I haven't seen in awhile. And tonight we went to see The Mechanic. You gotta love Jason Statham :)
Bottom line is...no stitching. Hopefully tomorrow night and some Thursday!!
  I am going up to Williamsburg on Friday to meet up with some stitching friends at Jeanine's Gathering of Embroiderers. I am not taking any classes so I am planning on meals with friends, hitting the outlets, some stash acquirement, going to see The King's Speech, stocking up at Trader Joe's before my ride home and I am sure much more. There will be some updates from the road :)
  I am looking forward to the Nashville releases. The new Prairie Schoolers are out, I need those. What other designers are you excited about?
Well, I need to get some sleep so that I can manage to concentrate and do some stitching tomorrow :)

Sweet Dreams :)



cathymk said...

I LOVE the new Prairie Schoolers! Can't wait to get my paws on them. I've always wanted to visit Williamsburg - the Just Cross Stitch Christmas in Williamsburg event each year sounds like such fun. Have a nice time with your friends!

Carol said...

You sure have had a busy week, Chris! I'm amazed that you've found any time to stitch at all...I'm glad you've finally reached some of the design part--do you know your ABCs yet :o) It looks wonderful!

Oh, I love Williamsburg--we visited every year when I was young. Enjoy your fellow stitchers and, of course, Trader Joes...

Michele said...

Hope you get some stitching in! I am afraid to look at the new designs; I feel like I am always playing catch-up when I find older patterns others have stitched! ;)

Faye said...

OMG Chris~~ That is ALOT of alphabets in this one piece!!! I knew it was alot, but seeing this overall shot, wow...This is shaping up beautifully....Now, about a those new PS charts, I LOVE them all!! The one folkartish one on black fab I probably couldnt do (I just dont black fab much anymore) But, I LOVE the others...even the "crow" one!!! Takecare and enjoy your trip!! Cant wait to hear more about it.. Faye

Beedeebabee said...

Good grief, you're a busy girl!...I love how your stitching is going. Sooo pretty, Chris!...I had no idea there was such a thing as synchronized skating. How interesting!...Enjoy your weekend with your friends. Sounds like such fun! :D Paulette

Mary said...

You've really had a busy few days! The sampler looks great!

Have fun in Williamsburg with your friends!

Patty C. said...

The pattern you are stitching is awesome !!! I can't wait to see the finished piece :)