Thursday, August 13, 2009

What I did on my long weekend ...

Last week I took a couple of extra days off work and made a nice long 4 day weekend for myself. With money being tight, our vacations this summer are just hanging out around home. I decided this long weekend was going to me all mine, well at least the days were all mine .. I still had the family around in the evenings .. damm lol

I spend my days reading (Dark Lover), cleaning and organizing my stitching room (why don't I put my threads away when I'm done with them??!!), finishing a couple of Christmas ornaments (yea I do finishing when I have to! lol) and stitching stitching stitching .. it was heaven!

I stitched on Earth Laughs .. omgosh I love how this is coming together .. makes me smile to see all the flowers ..

I worked on Coffin Buzz .. I had to frog the scroll at the bottom right. I hate frogging but frogging over one is just nasty! Unfortunately I didnt' frog this sooner and there is some discoloration .. I'm bummed, but almost done, so I'll finish it and hopefully it won't show up as much as it does now ...

And I finished up this Halloween cutie. This is Black Cat from BBD's Trix or Treat book. I stitched on some orange linen that I had coffee dyed and I used WDW Guacamole in place of WDW Caper. I really like how the green looks against the orange ..

I love productive but relaxed vacations .. don't you? lol I have another 4 day weekend coming up soon .. wonder what I'll get accomplished then?

Thanks everyone for dropping by for a visit, I love reading your comments.

Find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for days off ...

27 comments:

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful and productive long weekend. You made me laugh about the threads. I usually just toss them in a box and then have to spend a few hours sorting them once in a while.

The discoloration on coffin buzz could just be fuzzy bits of thread. I usually dab these very gently with the sticky side of some sticky tape and it usually does the trick.

All your stitching looks great. I love the colour choices with your black cat.

Cheryl said...

Look at all this lovely stitching! The coffee one makes me laugh (what is says, not the stitching LOL) Earth Laughs is pretty, love those flowers, i'd never seen this one before until you started stitching it

Siobhan said...

Lovely finish and WIPs!

I hear you on the threads. I do the same thing. I took my threads on vacation thinking I'd be able to stitch and then realized I'd left some of them on another floss ring from my last project--back in the drawer at home. Argh. It's nice to spend the time getting stuff organized, though, isn't it?

Nancy said...

Such beautiful and fun projects Michele! I love Earth Laughs with all the different colors for the flowers. It's so cheerful! And, thanks for reminding me I wanted to stitch some things out of the Trix or Treat booklet. As for the discoloration on your Coffin Buzz piece - if this is the same kind of discoloration that happens when you frog reddish color threads - just take some non-sticky tape like the old fashioned pink tape (which you can buy on Amazon!), and it takes the residue of the thread causing the discoloration right away.

I never put my threads away after finishing a piece either!

Kim B said...

That sounds like a wonderful time!!

Tracey said...

Very nice! Coffin buzz looks fine, I don't see anything wrong. :) And I do the same with my threads- especially DMC. I just put a bunch back in my thread organizers the other day.

Barbeeque4 said...

You have some super pieces just moving along!!

Linda said...

Your long weekend sounds great, it's fun to have some time to call your own.

Sweet stitches and your black cat is too cute...I really like the way your fabric turned out.

Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Linda

p.s. Pretty fob and the flips flops are cool...L

Karen said...

Lucky duck...don't you just love those days off! I love your Halloween finish...that is too cute.

Michelle said...

Hi Michele,

You are working on some great projects. That's nice you had some days off and time for you! I feel your pain on frogging over 1. I'm doing a name tree over 1 and had to frog. :(

Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle

Jan said...

Beautiful projects, Michelle! I love your header pic too!:)

stitcherw said...

Glad you had such a good time, it sounds a lovely way to take a mini vacation. Your WIP's look great, and the cat on the orange fabric turned out wonderfully.
Sue

Trish Goodfield said...

I love holidays at home, especially if you get alone time.

Brigitte said...

"stitching stitching stitching" really sounds like heaven. I like the same things on my days off, just a bit of decluttering and cleaning (looks so nice afterwards, lol), a bit of organizing the shelves or whatever, a bit or reading and stitching.

Carolyn NC said...

You always make me laugh! Sounds like a great time - stitching looks fantastic!

Kathy A. said...

That was one productive weekend.
Love all those bright colored flowers.

Wendy said...

I love your stitching projects, Michele and how great that you were able to take a couple of days just for yourself!

Angela P said...

I love all your projects esp. the Halloween cat :) I love the fabric color! I always do the same thing with my floss too and then end up sorting it all out one evening.

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! Good for you! All that stitching - I'm jealous.

Miss you!

Chris said...

What a wonderful long weekend you had. Great stitching too. Hugs my friend.

Sharon said...

Lovely stitching! Cute finish!

Sherry said...

You got some much accomplished! I am envious! I need to put my threads away too.

Tonya said...

I love the flowers. They are very bright and cheerful!!!

I also love the black cat piece. The orange makes everything really pop.

I hope yall have been cool up there lately!!! Tired of being in the 100's down here!!!! Happy stitching!!!

mainely stitching said...

You've been busy with some WONDERFUL stitching! :D And I just love the kitty pics. :D

Michele B. said...

Doesn't it feel great to declutter - I wish cluttering things up wasn't such fun too! So many stitching things to collect - so little time. Earth Laughs is so bright and cheerful - it makes me feel good to look at it. Hope the discoloration is fixable - to my eye the whole piece looks fine.

RuthB said...

Wowy look at you! such grear progress. You make me want to start my Earth Laughs right this minute! It is a smiling pattern, isn't it.

Congrats on the in-house vacation--- btw, if you find the cause of not-putting-the-thread-away-itis, please let me know.

Michelle said...

Just stopping by to say hi!

Michelle