Saturday, June 30, 2012

After the storm

Yesterday we hit 103 degrees. It was hot hot hot! Then about 10:30 last night the storm came through. I have never seen wind like that. It looked like a tornado was outside our front door. Eighty mile an hour winds. There are 1.2 million people in our area without electricity; almost 500,000 in Northern VA alone. We were really lucky we didn't lose power. There are trees down everywhere. I went to our LNS to sign up for the Lock In later this month and in one place half of the six lane highway was closed because a tree was across it.

Now on to to the fun stuff. While down at In Stitches I picked up the new Mirabilia pattern "Dressmaker's Daughter". I love it. I also went ahead and got the called for fabric - 32 ct chocolate - and the Waterlilies (thanks Patricia for helping me decide!)
Don't know when I'll start it, but it really called to me.

Well, everybody try to stay cool.

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Monday, June 25, 2012


I finally finished 13 Colonies. YAY! I love this piece so much. My DH said I have to get it framed. The colors on this are so nice. I knew I had to do it when I saw it. Virginia is the first colony listed and I'm a Virginia girl born and bred.

The next subject I want to mention is customer service. Some of you may remember a few months ago I mentioned that 7-11 had sugar free mango Slurpees. I wrote an email to 7-11 to state how much I appreciated it as I am diabetic. Today in the mail there was an envelope from 7-11 with a letter thanking me for the feedback. They also included two coupons for free Slurpees. Now that is customer service. Usually you receive a letter from a company when you complain, not when you compliment them. I was delightfully surprised.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

TUSAL - Late Again!

Well, heck, I'm late again. Here is my little jar and DBS all in one.

Last night was the last Stitch Night at the LNS for the next two months. I know I'm going to go into withdrawl. I did get a lot of stitching done on 13 Colonies though. All that's left is the border on the bottom.
Since my parents have moved down to Roanoke we've been told to reclaim some of the things from the Pennsylvania house. I made this for my dad several years ago. He was an avid fisherman and I used to go with him when I was younger. My DH has recently taken up fishing, so I thought it was appropriate for him now.
Finally, we went down to Roanoke for Father's Day and my brother-in-law's sister had her dog with her. He is a Mastiff. Get a load of the size of his head!
He is a sweetheart. Friendly as could be. The only problem is he drools. A lot! I would never be able to handle all that slobber.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

June WIPocalypse

Here is what I have worked on the past month.

Deep Blue Sea - Before

Deep Blue Sea - After

13 Colonies - Before

13 Colonies - After

Hopefully I'll get more done this month.

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