Friday, June 29, 2012

My, My where does time go!!

This is a quick post since I haven't downloaded any pictures to the computer yet!!

Still cannot find my threads for Quaker Christmas, but I did find a stitched Penny Doll that I could not find and also found my thimble with my Frozen Charlotte waxer.

I did finsh Garden Gate, by Shepherd Bush which was the replacement for the June finish and I am almost done with Sanctuary - it just seems like it takes forever to get the borders done.

Today I will put stitching aside and will make my new kitchen curtain after I water my plants.  It is going to be in the 3 digits today!!!!  HOT!!!

Will try to get some downloading done this weekend - have a good one all - thanks for visiting.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Where oh Where did my threads go??!!

I pulled out Quaker Christmas to finish the stitching - my goal to have it done by the end of June!!  Well, the threads were not in the baggie with the pattern and the fabric! so neadless to say I started pulling apart my new sewing area/studio in a frantic search, but to no avail.  So the replacement piece is Garden Gate by Shepherd Bush.  This piece was started as a round robin many years ago and I never finished it due to a mistake that was done on it, but it is out now and heading toward the finish line.  I am still searching for my QC threads, hoping to find them soon, would love to get that finished.

Last weekend DH, Terry and I headed to Jekyll Island, GA.  Terry had a conference there for 3 days so I tagged along for a little R&R.  I did a bit of stitching, but I actually read most of the time.  Pope Joan was the book - it is for my book club discussion group.

Now just FYI, I do not do bridges very well, as a matter of fact if I know there is a bridge on a trip, I plan, yes!!! I plan when I drive and when someone else will drive - The feeling I get when going onto a bridge is just like having an out of body experience - it is very frightening for me!  Does anyone else have problems going over bridges????

Anyway, there were two bridges we had to cross to get to the island.

Below is a shot of the Sidney Lanier Bridge/ Ocean Highway that crosses over the intercoastal heading towards Jekyll Island, GA.
 As we approach the top of the bridge.

Entering the roadway to the island
 A long stretch of road ahead
 Surrounded by marshlands.

 Here is the bridge that puts you on the island
 Waiting in line to pay the entrance fee at the guard gate
 The guard gate
 Our hotel - Jekyll Island Club
 View of one of the Live Oak tree with moss hanging that was just in front of the rocking chair porch.
Terry and I standing in front of the large Live Oak

storm moving in!

 Sidney Lanier bridge in the background
 A shot of driftwood beach
It was a wonderful, quiet, and beautiful time away, I guess I just needed some down time.

Next weekend is anothr conference for Terry - this time it is in Savannah, GA.

Thank you for visiting  -----  Roberta

Friday, June 1, 2012

Deadline not met!!!

Well I did try to get Sanctuary finished by May 31st, but as you can see I still have a ways to go.  I am working on the written border and the Rapid stitch borders at the same time while I am in the same area.

OOPs I just noticed that I hadn't finished the one section of trees at the bottom!! Oh Dear!!

So for June, my plan is to have Sanctuary done and to have the last page of Quaker Christmas done.  I have no idea why I had put QC down!! I was almost done!

Heading off to Jekyll Island this weekend with DH, Terry.  He has a seminar to attend and I am going along for the ride and for some quiet time to walk the beach, read, stitch and perhaps shop!!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by.