Friday, February 26, 2010

Olympic Stitching!

Well, it has been well over a month since my last post and I am happy to say I finally have something to show. I wish I could say I got more accomplished this last 6 weeks or so, especially while the Olympics have been on, but, I must admit that I have been too mesmerized by the craziness of some of these people to go hurling down a mountain or whatever at insane speeds to pick up my needle. I have managed to finish my required stitching for this round of my RR and am ready to send my piece off in the mail. I can't wait for it to return at year's end all complete. I have LOVED stitching on this piece!!!

Title: The Hunt Sampler
Designer: Homespun Samplar
Fabric: 28 ct monaco dyed in coffee
Threads: All Carrie's Creations
Grid - Navy Blues
Medallions in grid - Pacific Blue
Wreath - Sea Mist
Ribbon - Ocean Blue
Alphabet - Teal Mist
Diamonds between letters - Baja Blue
Initials & Year - Navy

The weather here has been insanely cold this winter. As I know it has been all over the place. My son's school even had a Snow Day a couple of weeks ago. That might seem crazy to Northerners, but, trust me, we just aren't equipped to deal with snow here. There are no snow plows, shovels, salt, or snow blowers to be found for several hundred miles. While we only saw about 2 minutes of flakes here in my direct area, there was a good covering about 20 or so miles north of us. I'm sure all school officials didn't want to risk having buses or teenage drivers on the road during possible icy conditions. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen!

2010 seems to be off to a somewhat slow start. I am still waiting to hear some great news on the job front, but, I hope to hear something in that arena soon. While nothing has been particular exciting so far this year, at least it seems better than 2009. :-)

Thanks for all your comments. I love reading them.

Take care & stay warm!


Elaine said...

Wow that is beautiful, it is going to be a stunning RR when completed.

Tracey said...

That is so pretty! Can't wait to see it when it's made it's rounds!

Anonymous said...

have wondered why we hadn't heard from you in awhile, but glad to know all is well.
Your RR is going to be beautiful and can't wait to see it come back home to you.

Sharon said...

Jinger, it looks wonderful!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely progress - very pretty! I'm so with you on the winter. It seems endless this year, doesn't it? Come on Spring!

Mylene said...

Your RR piece looks wonderful, it sure looks great when all the space are filled in.

Shari said...

this piece is going to be beautiful! Keep it up!!!
I find it so funny hearing of a snow day in FL. Just doesn't seem right! But....I heard every state in the USA, except HI has had snow this year!!!

Kathy A. said...

Oh that is so lovely. It will be beautiful done.
Stay warm. Winter is almost over.
Good luck on the job front.

Meari said...

Nice colors on your RR :)

Chiloe said...

First time on your blog ! I ove your stitching. The ornie is beautiful ;-)

Cheryl said...

We're the same here, totally not equipped to deal with snow! Its causes chaos!
We're holidaying in Florida in June for 3 weeks, cant wait!

Anonymous said...

It's me again, but wanted to let you know I've awarded you the sunshine award. You were there when I first started and kept commenting any way :)gotta' come over to my blog to pick it up..I just hope it's there for you, lol.
thank you, babs

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Jinger, your RR piece is really stunning. I love the blues you've chosen. I'm writing them down!! :]