Another busy week around here. Last Wednesday we made the trip to University of New Hampshire for a campus tour. Friday was mine and Greg’s 21st wedding anniversary and Saturday we went to a tour of Simpson Spring which is the oldest bottling plant in the US. We toured the small facility and tasted yummy sodas. Brought a few home too!
I got the borders put on Amanda’s Love Notes quilt this morning! I couldn’t blog until that was done so I’d have something quilty to show you all…
I am loving the aqua borders. The quilt measures about 50″ x 60″. I have a few yards left of the aqua but possibly not enough to back and bind it. I really want the aqua for the binding so I’ll cut all those strips first and then fudge the back with some other fabric in addition to whatever is left of aqua.
I went to Joann’s on Saturday and got hooked into the cross stitch section. Like I need another hand project!!! I didn’t see anything I loved and of course knew in my mind I had several at home…both ones that are started and some in the packaging. These are two I picked up years ago in Lancaster County because that’s what you do in Landcaster County, right?
This one I picked up in Disney World and gave myself 15 years to complete, at least 8 or so have gone by. It should look like this…
This is all I have completed…lol!!!!
Now I’m going to blame it on the floss. Disney is sparkly and magical and the instructions want you to use whatever color floss called for plus a piece of metallic floss for dazzle. Well, do you have any idea what a pain in the behind metallic floss is to work with? Just saying….Of course I found this cross stitch in the first quilted tote bag I ever made…
Ok, so moving on. The last one I have in progress is this really cute Christmas one. I pulled it out, reread the instructions and began working on it again this week. I have to tell you though, the little bitty squares on the aida cloth have gotten significantly smaller in the last 10 years. Wow, is that hard to see.
That’s about it for the week. We are back to doctors and dentists and orthos and oral surgeons this week. No fun. Next week we head to UMASS Amherst for a college tour. That is my alma mater so I’m looking forward to returning to it. Amanda’s heart is set on UNH now and I can see that but we must visit a few more!
Have a good week and be well.