Friday, June 22, 2007

I'm back from vaca......

I am back from vacation. It was a relaxing time. We did a lot with the kids....amusement parks....water rides....eating out....playing games.....shopping etc. I managed to track down 3 LNS's and not one of them was worth the drive to get there. I don't know how these places are in business. I did finally buy Wayward Garden by Drawn Thread because I've been watching someone's blog who's stitching it and I just love it and bought some beautiful 40 ct R&R. When I got home I had 3, yes 3, packages of stitching stash from the mailman. I'll show a pic in a few days.
I did allow myself a new start while on vacation. This is "The Ark That Noah Built" by Carriage House Samplings, I'm stitching it on 36 ct Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linen in Soie d' Alger silks (scrummy), the colors are a bit unusual but it's been a fun stitch. Should have it finished in a few weeks. Nice to stitch something relatively small for a change.

I was laughing a few weeks ago while reading someone's blog who had been away on vacation and that she had over 100 blogs to look at on her Google Reader, that's where I am right now and laughing again, this time at myself. I'll get to them all ;)

17 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad that you had a great vacation, love what you are stitching at the moment and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, have added you to my blogroll and will visit again.

Joanne

Hazel said...

Oooooh love that design. Wow three stitchy packages!!! Look forward to seeing your stash. xx

Cheryl said...

Glad you had a nice relaxing vacation! Shame about those LNS's though! I love this piece you are working on, ive never seen it before, might have to check it out!! Good luck getting through all those blogs...i know how it feels :)

Sally said...

Your WIP looks brilliant!

Julie said...

Welcome back for your vacation

Such unusual colours in your new WIP, very nice, i'll be watching this one grow

Our LNS is not so good, i never find anything i want there, much nicer to browse the net and get stitchy mail LOL

Vonna said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful vacation :) HURRAY!
Love your new WIP.

Ranae said...

Glad to hear you had a relaxing vacation. The Ark is looking great. It's always nice to have a small to finish between larger ones. I can't wait to see your stitchy stash. I love my mail lady, lol.

Dawn said...

Great start! Glad you had a relaxing vacation:)

stitcherw said...

Your ark is looking great, I can see how it would be a fun stitch. Each of the little animal sections would also feel like a mini finish, so that would help as well.

Glad you had such a good time on your vacation. Good luck on getting caught up with blogs, it is amazing how quickly they add up when you've been away a while, or just to busy at work/home to get on line and keep up.
Sue

Pumpkin said...

Good to see you back and glad you had a great vacation :o)

The Ark is fantastic! I can't wait to see it finished.

Stitchingnow said...

Sounds like you had a good vacation and God new that you was gonna have lots of stitching stuff when you retuned so he was watching your pocet book for you LOL. Thanks for the comment and I like Noahs arch.

tintocktap said...

Lovely new start - love the colours and completely different from St Pete!

Karoline said...

Glad to hear you had a good vacation. Glad I could help enable you with Wayward Garden :)

The ark is lovely, congratulations

Julie said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation.
I love your Noah piece. The colors are different, but I like them. I bet the silks are nice to stitch with.

Rachel S said...

Very beautiful!

Lauren said...

It sounds like you had a lovely vacation! I love how Noah's Ark is turning out - the colors look wonderful!

Cynthia said...

It's lovely. Hand-dyed linens are wonderful. Lakeside Linens are my favorites. And I'm very partial to Pearled Barley.