Monday, March 23, 2009

A sunny weekend

It was such a nice weekend! Temps in the 50's and sunny both days. The pugs and I spent as much time as we could working on the yard and playing at agility. Chevy did go to his new home on Saturday evening and I found him a really nice home. :-) They just loved him!

Clancy and I went to another fun agility run on Saturday and I think he is ready to get back into the ring. We have a NADAC trial this coming weekend but more about that later in the week.

I didn't put a stitch in on Saturday and not much on Sunday. But here is what I did manage.
I'm almost finished with what I can stitch on the Big Zipper. I'm working on filling in the house and I should be done with that by tomorrow or so. Then it's just waiting for my last piece to arrive. Below is the house. I can barely see the letter C in the roof so I need to fix it. Not sure how yet but it's bugging me so I know I have to do something. The letter O will be a button in the middle window.
And here is my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I'm almost finished with Block #3 and I'll make my goal of one block a month with time to spare as I plan on finishing this up this week during my evening stitching.

Once these two projects are stitched as much as I can or finished for the month, I have to work on a couple of other things to keep up with my schedule. I need to work on Beatrix Potter for a couple of days and I'd like to start on my Isa V Grand Marquior also this week. I did start it last week during my lunch hour and I was half way finished with the first block of the release, when I realized that I started off one column so all of it had to come out. Bummer. At least I ripped everything out before I put it down so I don't have to do that before I start again. Once I have finished a bit of those two things, I think I'll start working on my Etui. I have the finishing kit and was it ever complete! One of the best finishing kits I have ever purchased. Of course, nothing beats the Judy Odell finishing kits but this one was pretty close.

Speaking of my Etui, I need to start to design the one side that I'm going to change. I need my new quote and to work a new piece around it. I have no idea yet what quote to pick out.


Margaret said...

I so enjoy watching your progress on the Big Zipper. I hope the next chart comes soon so you can finish! As for block 3 of Houses, it's looking good too! And I can't wait to see what you come up with for the side of the etui that you're going to personalize. What a great idea! I have the etui too but I haven't started it yet.

Lucy said...

Nice progress on HHRH...I pulled out my Village and started on it again! I love those pieces.

Deb said...

I'm really enjoying watching your progress on the Big Zipper. And again your progress on HHRH is inspiring - maybe enough to make me pull mine out. And I'd love to see what you come up for the Etui. I have this but never thought to personalize it.

Anonymous said...

Ah, you always have such great taste in projects and wonderful pictures to show off your amazing progress! Thanks for another enjoyable post!

Theresa said...

Glad to hear Chevy found a good home!!! I am really happy for him~~
The Big Zipper is just getting cuter by the minute~~~
You are such a fast sticher!!!!!! I enjoy your progress very much!!!

Siobhan said...

Your BZ looks great! You've just, uh, zipping along on it. ;) Love your Houses, too! I'll be eager to see your progress on the other projects, too!

Nicole said...

Wow Margie! You are almost finished with your Big Zipper! It's looking great! I thought I could catch up with you on block #3, but you are much further along than me. I have just started on the house.