Saturday, March 31, 2007

Chaos Still Reigns

Sorry I have been away so long but chaos still reigns at my house. The kitchen is coming along and is looking absolutely wonderful but is a slow process since my son has to work around his *real* job. But I can begin to see the light of day. I will be so glad to be able to get to my dishes, pots, food once again! I really hate having to try to move around and avoid running into things or try to prepare something--even a sandwich--with no work surface to use! When we finish the kitchen he is going to continue painting the other rooms but I don't think it will be as disruptive as the kitchen has been. I will keep you updated.

I am however, getting to stitch a bit. I just this week finished up a model which I hope to be able to share with you in a day or two and am spending a little time with my FAS before starting the next one. I am making some progress and wish I could stitch on it till it is finished but I really must keep the models under control. I don't want to disappoint my designers. So little time...So much to do!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Whoever it was that came up with The Chaos Theary must have had a sneek peek at my home right now! Everything is out of my kitchen cabinets--in boxes in the family room and my office, and on the kitchen table with a sheet over it...or who knows where else it might be. But I can't find or use anything! I cannot cook (okay, that part isn't so bad!), I can barely get to the refrigerator! And my once organized office is long gone--and that was the first room I *re-did*!! I know that it will definitely be worth it in the long run but I have to survive this first! I don't think I will ever get the smell of Kilz primer out of my nostrils!!! That stuff is dangerous. And it sort of defeats the purpose of buying the paint that doesn't *smell*! Oh, well, as I said it will be beautiful. I really wish I had gotten to take a before photo because the after would be even more stunning. The room is going from a dark, dingy wood color (and dirty wallpaper that wouldn't come clean) to a wonderful white, sand, and sparkling clean.

I must tell you though that the wallpaper itself was once lovely but shortly after it was hung my son had an argument with a two-liter Dr Pepper and he lost! Dr Pepper went all over the walls and ceiling leaving stains that simply would not come out. So I have lived with this little reminder for quite a few years. Each time we mention it we so have to laugh about it though. The expression on my son's face was priceless and very memorable. Definitely one of those times when I wish it had been caught on film!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I'm Still Here (I think) !!

Sorry I've been gone this week but things have been totally crazy here! My son began our renovation and I am now surrounded by clutter, dust, paint paraphenalia, etc, etc, etc! I barely have a path through the kitchen and family room. My kitchen is under tarps and I can barely get to the fridge. Needless to say--take out! But it is really going to look great when he gets finished with it. I did get a little upset though. I had planned to take before and after photos. But Jason started dismantleing the cabinets while I was out so I didn't get my befores. However, I will share my afters at least--whenever I get my house back! So I may be a bit scarce for the next couple of weeks--but I will be back. Stay tuned...

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Thank you!

Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to comment on my FAS. This one has been so much fun to stitch and really means a lot to me. Jenn, all the *missing* letters will turn up. In this sampler the letters are re-arranged to form the names/initials of my family members. This is what makes this sampler different and very special. I have managed to incorporate 29 names or initials into my sampler covering six generations.

Again thank you all. I will tell you all about our get-together tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

French Alphabet Sampler Update

French Alphabet Sampler, originally uploaded by The Mad Stitcher.

I was able to get a quick photo of my FAS progress so I thought I would quickly share it with you. This is my progress as of March 1st. I am now over 1/3 finished--working on page 5 of 12.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Drat it!

My server has been erratic for the last three days and I have had trouble getting online--then when I do get here I get bumped off before I can save anything. Not that I've had that much to say but I do love to talk!

I have been able to get a bit accomplished on my FAS so I will share another photo very soon. I have also just been sent another model so I will be doing that during the week. I think I have mentioned here that usually when I have models to do I work on them during the week and then do personal things on weekends. This has been the best way that I have found to balance out my stitching without feeling guilty.

This weekend my *Stitching Sisters* are coming for our monthly get-together. I am looking forward to that very much. It seems to have been forever since they were here. This also means that I probably won't get here tomorrow but I'll try to give you a report on Sunday evening.

Can you believe it is March already? It seems to me that we just celebrated the New Year! Where does the time go? Speaking of time...I really must run for now. Till later....