Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Six Fat Men Update for 8-21-21 & Misc

The Six Fat Men are almost finished.  I have one last chart to stitch and a few snowflakes.  Then rinse it out and add the snowflake buttons.  I've used overdyed floss so I'm not sure if I should even let water hit it or not.  This is the first time I've used them.  So if anyone has any suggestions I'm open for them.  I'd hate to ruin this with the floss bleeding!

I took this picture a week ago.  Its a big woodpecker hanging off the bird feeder in the backyard.  Today when I was coming home from the deli downtown there was a little deer walking down our main street.  He finally heading down toward the water.   

And finally a picture of 3 of our Chi's laying on the back of the sofa!  They're so cute especially when they are good!  I think they were resting up after my company left.  Its a hard job barking at people that you see every single Wednesday!  I'm sure they'll never stop!

Hope everyone's fat men are coming along nicely.  That you've had a nice summer with you family and friends.  I'm not looking forward to the gloom of fall, winter and spring but I am looking forward to some fun fall stitching and getting out the fall decorations.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Finally...Our new travel trailer...

After over a year we have finally gotten our new travel trailer.  It took us a long time to decide what to buy as far a a travel trailer or a 5th wheel.  After all the discussions we decided on another travel trailer.  This is a picture of what we got but this on isn't ours.  It seems really huge and I hope my hubby is comfortable  towing it.  He says he's fine.  Its pretty cool inside.  Its set up as 2 rooms.  A bedroom and a kitchen, living room and dining area.  You can close a door between the living area and the bedroom and use the bathroom.  We looked at larger models but checked this one out for the fun of it and loved it when we went inside.  We went and talked about it over lunch and went back and purchased it.  Its got lots of upgrades that we wanted.  We'll be going on a shake down camping trip (2 or 3 days if we can get a camp site) over Labor Day weekend and then the following weekend we leave on our first camping trip.  Its the family camping trip that got cancelled in June for lack of interest.  My brother, sister and myself along with our spouses will be going to Oregon and meeting on the beach for at least 3 days camping together.  We may stay longer or camp along the way home.  We haven't gotten that far yet but we'll have a weeks vacation so we might as well enjoy our time camping.

I'll have a post for my 6 Fat Men SAL this week.  I did stitch last week but just didn't get around to taking a picture.  I've almost gotten the 5th chart done and then the long one of the bottom will be next and I'll be finished. 

When the 6 Fat Men are finished I'll be starting on a fall chart.  I'm not sure which one I will start but its down to a few choices.

Hope everyone had a great weekend doing what ever you did!

Friday, August 10, 2012

6 Fat Men SAL Update 8-10-2012

Here's my update for the past week. I have been stitching more than just Mondays trying to get in on a summer special at a framing shop in Mount Vernon,WA. I have some doubts that I can make it. In fact I drove by the shop yesterday and don't remember seeing the sign but I wasn't really looking either. I did find a couple of stores on eBay who make custom (kinda) wooden frames and the prices are really good. Maybe to good to be true. They come with glass, backing and a hanger but they don't have spacers. I don't know if I can go to a frame shop and just get them or what I could use. I'll have to give that some thought. I'm going to order a frame and see what the quality is anyway. Has anyone given any thought to the frame color for this piece? I was thinking about a white frame until I put it on a white flour sack towel and I'm not to sure about the while now. All I could see was white snow! Maybe a dark blue mat between the frame and stitched piece. I do plan on framing this myself.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned no matter what your plans are. My brother and his wife are taking me out to dinner tonight for my big birthday which was last month. The big 60! Tomorrow I'm thinking about surprising the rescue I volunteer for and make it to outreach in Bellingham. Sunday if I make it is our monthly Chihuahua Meet-up. For lunch they have a taco bar planned. I wonder if I can do that and stay on my eating plan? I have 1 pound to go and I will have lost 60 pounds since the middle of February. The hardest part is coming - keeping it off! And I plan on stitching on my Lizzie Kate Summer Mystery this weekend also. I've barely started and the SAL group I'm stitching with has several people who've finished the first part and are on the second part. I think one of the gals was almost finished with part 2! It's slow go for me as I am stitching on 28 count even weave which I haven't stitched on in many many years.

I'm off to the dentist for a crown. This tooth is not bothering me but its just a matter of time before one of the corners comes off. I've decided to go ahead and get it done before it turns into a root canal!