Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer is not made for stitching

Hi,  I have been a little lax on posting lately mainly because I have not had much to show.  Yesterday, I did make some progress.  I finally finished the roof on Gretel's House.  The stitch guide called for the Souffle stitch and I could not make that look right.  Instead I used Nobuko.  First I layed three strands of white DMC then I went back over the stitches with white opal Ribbon Floss.  I like the look now.  I know people can do DMC and Ribbon Floss at the same time but mine looked like crap.  I like my snow now.  Yesterday I also finished the door and started the wreath.  The wreath is going to be cool.  The ladies in Needlepoint in Paradise had me buy Boucle'.  The wreath is all French knots and you know I love doing French knots.  The red berries are going to be beads.  Maybe I can finish the wreath tonight. 

My parents were in town this past weekend.  We had a good time but having someone around all weekend is a lot of work.  Friday they went shopping on Michigan Ave. while I finished up my work week.  Friday night we went to Via Carducci in Bucktown because I had a Groupon that was expiring on Saturday.  It was a nice restaurant.  It was crowded so I think everyone was there trying to use up their Groupon's as well because I don't typically think summer and Italian food.   Saturday Mom and I spent the day shopping in Oak Brook and my Dad and husband golfed.  Saturday we ate at home and DH made biscuits and gravy for Sunday breakfast which were delicious. 

The month of August is turning out to be all about family.  Next weekend my brother and his family are coming to town and the following weekend is my nieces bridal shower.  I will be ready for Labor Day and no family:)  Then the following weekend starts ten days in Naples for EGA and vacation.  I cannot wait for that week. 

Hope you have a wonderful week with lots of stitching.  Thanks for reading my blog. 

1 comment:

  1. Well at least you're having a family sort of month, right? That's a good thing! You're right though -- summer is too busy for stitching. What you've done is cute though!