Sunday, March 08, 2009

Long week ...

and not much stitching for me at all .. but I have spent some time cleaning my stitching room. I honestly don't remember the last time my room got a good cleaning, there was crap all over. Charts not filed where they needed to be, floss not put away, fabric all over the place and finish supplies out of control! lol .. I'm about 3/4's done organizing and it feels great! and I've found way too many patterns I had totally forgotten I had and I want to stitch them all right now! lol .. it is really fun to play with all your stitching stuff, isn't it :)

I heard from April that she received the squares I stitched for her. This was a very fun stitch .. I loved the border! and I usually am not a big fan of borders. This is a Little House Needleworks design from 2007 (or 2006) JCS Ornament issue. I might have to stitch this one again for myself.


One of the stitchers that is in the Friendship RR with me, Lisa, was her for a hockey tournament this weekend with her son Robert. She had emailed me to see if we could meet up and I could hand off my RR to her .. of course I said yes! It was such fun to meet Lisa .. we chatted about everything for 2 nice hours and then it was time for her and Robert to get ready for another hockey game. Here's a picture of Lisa and I and my RR in the bag lol btw, Lisa is on the left and I'm on the right :)


BTW big congratulations to Robert and his hockey team. They won their regional hockey tournament and will be going to nationals in NC soon! Oh and Lisa brought me a good from Sees Candy, a box of latte flavored hard candies .. yummy :) I hope everyone had a great weekend and got lots of stitching done!

I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for the stitching ...

21 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Love love the squares you stitched for April.
How cool is that to meet one of the stitchers from the Friendship Sampler RR. Are you on the left or right?
I love the look of your blog for St. Patrick's Day. Beautifully done

Beth said...

It is so wonderful that you were able to meet up with a new stitching pal. It is amazing that is seems all stitchers are very nice folks. (Pat ourselves on the back! )

Those squares are nifty - that chart would make a great ornament!!

Suzanne said...

Lovely squares that you have stitched. I love cleaning out my craft room and re-organising everything. I find it really gets my stitching mojo back, because I find so many things I want to stitch.

Karen said...

Cute squares. How great that you got to meet a fellow stitcher. Come on over to SC if you finish in your craft room and still feel the need to "organize".

Kim B said...

I love the squares you stitched! Beautiful! And what fun to meet a stitchy friend. I love the picture of the RR "hand off"

Carolyn NC said...

Love the squares. Your stitching room sounds like mine (before you cleaned up). This is what I need to do desperately. Maybe this will inspire me!

Heidi said...

what lovely squares! And how fun to get to meet up with a fellow stitcher!

Vonna said...

Love your squares ;)
And how sweet to meet up with Lisa, I bet that was super fun!

mainely stitching said...

Your left or my left? LOL. I'm impossible at this. My DH maintains that I don't actually know left from right, but there are just so many ways of looking at it....

Anyway, great to meet up with a friend! And the squares are very lovely!

Sally said...

I love the squares you stitched!

How wonderful to meet up with a stitchy friend. It's fantastic to put a face to the name!

Brigitte said...

You stitched such lovely squares for April.This design is also on my to-stitch list.
My stitching room is the only thing i the house that I love to tidy up and to re-organize. The reason is that each time I'm doing so I find so many old charts and magazines that I want to sit down and stitch them all. At once, lol.
It's great that you could meet up with a fellow stitcher.

Jean said...

Oh, how exciting to meet a fellow stitcher!! I'd love to meet you, too!! (Did you get my email?)

I think the border sets the piece of nicely - it turned out great!

Good job tackling the craft room - it makes such a difference. When my sewing floor got finished, everything was out of there. I have been careful to keep things organized and not let people use the room as a drop off spot. I am also trying to put everything away when I finish - that takes discipline - it's not my forte!!

Cindy F. said...

Your blog's new look is great!!
I love finding things I'd forgotten I have!
That's awesome you got to meet a new stitching friend!
Really pretty squares you've stitched!

Lisa said...

I loved meeting up with you - that made my special weekend Extra, Extra special! Now it looks like we are on our way to North Carolina Apr.1-5...maybe I can meet up with other Stitching friends;)
Lisa

Wendy said...

I like the squares you stitched for April!

It is always nice if you find a stitching friend in the neighbourhood. I enjoy also doing some stitching together with some friends.

Cheryl said...

Really like that LHN design too, lovely stitching :)
Well done you organising your stitchy stuff

Tonya said...

Awesome to meet another stitchy friend. Love the squares.

I would come and organize for you. I love doing those types of things!!!

big hugs

Wendy said...

Those are great squares that you stitched up! How cool to meet a stitcher in RL and how nice to 'see' you, Michele! I would have loved to help you clean up your stitching room.

Maren said...

How neat! To be close enough to actually meet with some of the wonderful people you meet through these blogs. :)

Love the squirrels! Too cute!

stitcherw said...

The squares look great, fun design. Congratulations to Robert on the game too, what an accomplishment.
Sue

Nancy said...

This is such a sweet design! I love your pillow in your blog header. Happy St. Patrick's Day!