Monday, April 29, 2013

So Close....To A Finish

I'm here and have been working away.  Just not so good at keeping you updated.  I'm sorry.

Week before last I went back to my rotation plan and worked on the Santa Nutcracker.  Here's a before picture:

And an after picture:

Then last week I worked on the Nativity.  Here's a before picture:

And the after picture:

I was so close to a finish!  Just the roof to complete.  I was tempted to stay up late...who needs sleep, right?  Actually, I do.  If I stay up without sleep, it usually triggers a migraine.  Oh well, at least next time I know I'll have a finish.  But I'm still a little disappointed.

This week I'm back at work on the HAED Kites.  Here is where I left off last time.

Not sure how much time I'll have to stitch this week, but we'll see.....

There was also a question about my son's school plan next year.  I remember way back when I was in high school we had some "electives" we could choose from.  Most of the girls did home economics.  I remember also choosing typing and accounting.  We still had to take the usual Math, Science, English and History but we had some added classes we could choose.  They still do that same thing but they have made some changes to the process.  They ask the students if they know what they want to do (yeah, right!) and try to choose a plan for them that will be of benefit to them.  Since my son is very interested in the military he will take his usual classes Math, Science, English and History but also pick up the ROTC classes.  He'll learn more about the military, learn some drills, compete with other schools and hopefully decide if this really is what he wants to do after he graduates from high school.  I'm a little nervous about the whole thing but trying to be supportive of him also. 

Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wonderful Mail Day!!!

Look what came in the mail!!! 

You may remember I won a Katy's Giveaway for the chart for He's A Flake.  I'm so excited to receive it!!!  Not only is he a perfect addition for the Christmas display I'm working on for this Christmas, this is also the first Little House Needleworks pattern for me.  I know so many of you are big fans of them and I can't wait to fall in love too.  Katy, thank you so much.  You will never know how much this has blessed me!  I have to purchase some materials, but soon you will see me working on this.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rotation Thrown Out the Window

I know you've probably been wondering where I am.  I'm here.  I just don't have a lot to report.  DS has signed up for high school for next year.  He's decided to go the JR ROTC route.  He's very excited about that.  Then last week we had Spring Break.  Only a little over 30 actual school days left for this year.  That makes him VERY VERY happy!

As you can tell by the title of this post, I haven't been doing my rotation.  I LOVE this new HAED!  I just don't want to put it down.  But I probably will switch out after this week.  I need to see some real progress.  Not that I'm not making progress, but I'm not going to be finished with this any time soon and because of all the color changes it's a little slow going.  I love all the colors.  The first 10 X 10 square had over 30 different colors!  Here's a picture for you.