Friday, August 26, 2016

Some stitching getting done

Hi All,

I did finish stitching the Red B from Merry Cox, now I just need to put it into finished form!!
As I may have mentioned, we have moved to North Carolina and while packing up my stitching I have found several WIPs that I had forgotten about.  Below is yet another Merry Cox piece it is a small pin keep and it will only take a small amount of time to finish. 
I am still in Macon, GA finishing up with some commitments that I had and hope to be living in North Carolina sometime in November.  The weather there is a bit cooler than here in Middle Georgia - it is still hot and muggy!!

Have been enjoying several days of quiet with not obligations and watching TV while stitching and knitting.

Not much exciting things happening just yet, hope you all have a great weekend.

Thank you for stopping by.

Roberta

Monday, August 15, 2016

Good Morning,  Well we have moved into our new house and there are boxes everywhere.  While waiting for some of the contracted work to be done in the new house I was able to do a bit of stitching and knitting.

This is a Merry Cox piece that I started in 2001.

I found this while packing up my sewing room along with other UFO's

so I have pulled out several to work on along with some newer projects.

This is my second attempt at lace knitting.

The lacy part is using a skein of Habu Mohair

the fringe part id Feather Moire

This will be a pretty scarf for the winter weather!

Thank you for visiting.
Roberta 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Moving Day tomorrow

Good Morning Everyone,
My hopes are that I will be able to post to my blog each week, with progress on my stitching and my life.

Tomorrow is the first part of our move - since I have some obligations that I feel I need to follow through on and since my sister (who lives with us) still has to work until the end of November - we will move part of the house to an apartment here in Macon, GA.

On Tuesday, the rest of the house, my husband, and our cats will move onto North Carolina.  Since we already have a condo there my husband and the cats will move there and the furniture will go into storage until our house we bought closes at the end of July.  This split moving is quite tricky since you are not sure if you are packing things for each place going to be correct!!!

Will stop by again next week, hopefully will have some photos and all will be settled!!

Thanks for visiting,
Roberta

Friday, June 24, 2016

Returning to the blogging world

Greeting everyone,
It has been over a year since my last post, my life (like everyone else) has just gotten so busy and out of control that stitching and computering (is there such a word???) really went by the wayside.

I hope to update, my blog page but need to get use to blogging again.  I have much to read and get caught up on with everyone.

A bit of updating with myself - DH, Terry retired and we decided that we will move and retire to North Carolina Mountains.  Our Daughter, Lindsay already lives, works and goes to school in the Hendersonville area.  We have several friends there and in nearby cities that it just made sense to not only move but to downsize!  Of course the house was not much of a downsize, but the yard definitely is.  This lovely yard that we have now has become quite difficult for me to maintain - this getting old is just rough, especially kneeling and standing constantly and climbing up and down the hill to the side and back yard.  Our new house has a lovely smaller garden area and the whole small neighborhood (nine houses) are all beautifully kept.

The good and bad part of this decision to move is that we found a lovely house and that we sold our house - only thing is our house sold in 4 days!!! Not that that was bad, but it really pushed us to pack up with out necessarily being able to totally clean out.  Though we did get through enough things to have a moving sale with is tomorrow.

Hope you all will forgive the long absence and I look forward to getting to know you all once again.

Have a wonderful weekend, I am off to start pricing for the moving sale.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Traveling and my Stash to Stash report

Hi all, I have no photos this month, I have been traveling.  At the moment I am in Tokyo,Japan.

Before I left on my travels, I did buy a piece of linen, the cost was $22.  I have no idea where I stand with my account, but will check once I get home mid April.

This trip was a once in a lifetime event mainly for my daughter who has a friend that moved to Tokyo and has wanted to visit her for several years now.  We were able to do this trip because a dear friend of mine had passes away and left both DD Lindsay and I some money.  So after paying off bill and a car payment and putting some in savings, we made our plans. Our first stop was a few days in Hawaii, this really helped with the time changes and jet lag.  We totally loved Hawaii, went to a luau, visited Pearl Harbour and took an Eco tour around the island of Oahu.

Tokyo is amazingly so cosmopolitan, clean, busy and the food is amazing.  We have eaten at a noodle shop, a rice bowl shop, had Pizza Hut pizza, which is nothing like what we get at home - one topping was Korean beef and the other pizza topping was meat with pesto. Quite a change from what we know as pizza toppings.

Tomorrow we will head to Kyoto to visit some of the temples and gardens, we also have scheduled a time for a Tea Ceremony.

Well off to get ready for a bit of a tour of Tokyo. We will return to the states on April 9th staying with my son for a few days in San Francisco, then back home to Macon, Georgia on the 13th.

As always thank you for stopping by - if I can figure out how to get photos from my camera to my iPad I will post them.

Roberta

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An update on getting back to normal!!!

So I though all would get back to nice steady flow of my day, but wait!! NO! Ended up getting very sick for the month of December and then to find out that I have a surface cancer on my arm!! My sister had to have a shoulder replacement.  I am guessing that perhaps this is my normal!!  I always seem to be busy and on the go, but I am trying for a new normal - a slower normal.  I will slow down a bit - our daughter, Lindsay, will be moving back to Orlando, though will miss her, she does add activity to our life, since she is a movie buff, we have gotten into movies and video games!!
 
Before Lindsay moves, she wanted to visit her friend Javon who moved to Japan six years ago - so guess who is going with her??? That's right - me!!  It should be a fun, busy and exciting time, especially since I am into embroidery and Ikebana.  Hope to visit the Japanese Embroidery Center and the Ichiyo Ikabana school.  Of course Linds wants to head to the Animation and video areas. 
 
We are wanting to visit museums, temples, Mt Fuji and various other cities. 
 
Below is the update on the Terry Bay piece I have been working on, as you can see Mars has to give a helping hand. 
 
Here is some other knitting that I am working on - somehow forgot that I had this sock to finish, so hoping to get it done quickly.  Also working on another scarf. 
 
Here is a an African Violet that was at Diane and Mildred's house (my friend that passed away last year).  It seems to like living at my house and it is now 2 plants so I will split it when it stops blooming and give one of the plants to Mildred. 
 
Also, another plant and it is loving the spot where I put it and it has bloomed, who would have thought that this orchid would be happy here in middle Georgia in the cold temps!! 
 
I did manage to get something stitched and finished - finally!!! This was for a heart tree that was on display at Callaway's NeedleArts School. 

 
Thank you for stopping by chat with you all again.
 
Roberta
 
 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!


Hi Everyone
I am hoping that this will be the beginning of a much better year for myself and my family.  Stitching did come to an almost total halt due to the frequent visits to the doctor's and hospital with our friend Diane.  Since Diane's passing in August 3 of my friends have lost their husbands.  On a good note, our son Jeremy is doing just fine after his surgery to remove a lump in his neck.


Below is a photo of my stitching tree - it has ornaments that others have stitched for me from exchanges or as gifts - there are a few on the tree that I also stitched.


This is a scarf/shawl that I hope to have finished by the end of January.  This is one of several pieces of knitting and stitching that I hope to get finished in the new year
This needlepoint piece I purchased many years ago as a gift for my husband and I finally have pulled it out.  Plan is to have this finished by his birthday in May!
Below is a piece by Terry Bay - our EGA group had a workshop with her at the beginning of 2014, plan to get this piece done with in the next few months.
Below is something I started in November last and since it is a fairly new start - I am adding this to my finishes for this new year.
 
As you can see, my goal this year is to get some of my WIPs stitched and finished.
 
There are many, many more in the pile but will post them as time moves on and I get things finished.
 
I was lucky enough to have my name selected from the Scarlet Letter group to received this wonderful gift from Paula at Kelsmcott.  I was really excited and thrilled to have received this!

Well I need to go and get showered and dressed - the first order of business today before watching football is to go to the movies to see The Hobbit!!  Really excited to see this.
 
Once again Happy New Year everyone - and I am hoping to be a much better blogger this coming year with no major distractions.
 
yours, Roberta