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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

IHSW

     This weekend was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend.  I did reach my goal on Chat's Desert Garden Mandala.  Of course, I'm excited about that.  That's two in a row.  Whoo hoo me!!!!  My goal on Desert Garden was to finish up part seven and start part eight.  I finished up part seven, which was a roadrunner and a small blue bird.  I like the blue bird better!!!  You can see it here by itself, and here is the whole thing.  I haven't got much to go left, which is exciting.  There are four borders (parts nine, ten, eleven, and twelve, and the rest of part eight.  Part eight is four medallions over the feathers, and you can see the beginnings of the first one here.  And then came Sunday, and I felt like crap all day.  I didn't stitch a stitch on Jesus, so I'll be putting in a couple of hours on him today.  Then, this week is Achoo.  I haven't started it yet, so I don't really have a goal.  But I want to get at least five hundred stitches in to it.  So I'll make that my goal.  I don't usually do goals like that.  They're more like, I want to get to the end of the row, or I want to finish up part such and such.  We'll see how I do, lol.  It's a really cute chart, so it should go quickly.
     I've been making plans with Randi for her trip up here.    She's gonna be here for a week, and she's nervous that she'll piss me off, lol.  She hasn't yet figured out how easygoing I am, lol.  She apparently has a temper, but I haven't seen it yet.  Of course, I'm not real pushy either, so that could be part of it.  She's gonna fly in on the twentieth  and flying out on the twenty seventh.  We're gonna hit Red Lobster and Outback for dinner one night each.  And we're going to the LNS.  I can't wait for that.  I've never been to one.  The local one is about forty to fifty minutes away, and I've been dying to go, but I never had the money.  Since Randi will have Christmas money, we're gonna go there and she's gonna pick up some cool stuff.  I'm so excited I can hardly wait, and so is she, lol.  Rosa may come up before then, but IDK if we'll have gas money for her to get here and back, so we'll see.  I love having visitors, and I get along so well with both ladies, that I'm excited to have company.  It's gonna be so great!!!
     Julie M just IMed me a great story.  If you are interested in the consequences of bullying, you can read it here.  This is awesome.  If you don't wanna go read her blog, I'll summarize.  This photographer came upon a facebook page, started under a ficticious name, where students can make fun of other students.  One of the first comments was by someone she was scheduled to photograph.  She went through the comments, and found comments that were just as cruel by several others she was scheduled to photograph.  So she cancelled all the appointments, and emailed the girls with a nice email about why she cancelled them.  Then she sent an email to the parents with a screenshot of the nasty comments.  I was like, YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!  I think that's awesome!!  Great job, Jen.  Wonderful.
     Randi showed me a wonderful site for T shirts the other day.  I want several of them.  If you want to see them, look here.  I want the one that says, "I can only please one person per day.  Today is not your day.  Tomorrow doesn't look good either," and the one that says, "Gone Crazy  Be Back Shortly".  I love them.  I may have to get them eventually.  That cracks me up!!!
     And that's all for me tonight.  Hope y'all are having a good night!!!   Okay, I got a phone call before I had time to edit this, and while I was on the phone, I worked on Jesus.  So I do have some progress on him as well.  You can see him here.  I didn't do a whole lot, mostly cause I was excited to put the first stitches into Achoo!!  It's going well.  I've got quite a bit of the shadow done.  It's all half stitches, so it goes really quickly.  I do think I'm gonna love this chart.  Thanks again to Patty and Savvy for gifting it to me!!!!  I'm not gonna post a pic today, but I will later this week.  Again, I hope you're all doing well!   (And darnit, I forgot to edit this and put it up before my bath, so it's early Tuesday morning, and I'm again late in putting up my IHSW piccys again.  Boo hiss me!)

22 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Great post, I loved the stitchery and the stories.
love Kaye xoxox

Dani - tkdchick said...

Julie.... put piccys in your blog entries of your progresss..... pleaseeeee!

wendy111 said...

Nice work on DGM - like the bluebird too

Lissanne said...

Your Desert Garden is beautiful!! Love the site for TShirts, they are hilarious!!

TeresaB said...

Love your Desert Garden! And that little blue bird is the sweetest. Keep up the great work on it. (And thanks for staying with my blog during the major dark days of no blogging! I appreciate the comments.)

Topcho said...

Heelo there! I'm just blog hopping to check some IHSW results! The Desert garden looks amazing and the blue bird really is lovely!

Carolyn said...

Julie,
Wow oh Wow! Desert Garden is just about done! You have accomplished a lot. Jesus is going to be awesome. Your doing a great job. I don't like bullying. My son was on Xbox live the other day and someone was being mean so he removed him from his friend list. My son took the high road and I am proud of him for it. Have a wonderful week!

Yvon (jioya) said...

I like the Desert Garden, do you have plans already to frame it?

Hugs Yvon.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Desert Garden Mandala is gorgeous! Looks like it will be done very very soon! Thanks for sharing the bullying story.

cucki said...

i love the desert grden so much..lovely stitching xx

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Ohwow your mandala is looking FABULOUS

Pumpkin said...

Lovely progress Julie!

Thanks for the link to the t-shirt site! How cool :o)

Tama said...

I love all of your progress. Looks fabulous! Especially the tiny birds :D

Kate said...

Your mandela is gorgeous!!! :)

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

The stitching looks GREAT!

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Kaye. I always manage to come up with something interesting for my blog, lol. I can't make them behave Dani. They go all at the end or all at the beginning and it drives me crazy. I keep trying to move them, but they won't move!!! If anyone can tell me how to move pics, I'd be happy to do so! Thanks Wendy. Isn't he cute? I know, right. Originally, Randi wanted me to pick something out for my brother and brother in law, but I didn't really see anything that I KNOW would appeal. I did find several for me though. LOL, it's no problem Teresa. If you don't post for a bit, that's fine with me. I'll get caught up next time you do. Thanks Topcho. I really thought he was cute! I hate bullies too, Carolyn. I was bullied in school, and I hated it. So when I see it, I generally speak out against it. Thanks for the kudos on DGM. I'm still liking how it is turning out. Actually, Yvon, since I did so much of the work at my dad's house while he was so ill, I'm gonna have Jill Rensel frame it for me and carve In Loving Memory and my dad's initials in the mat. I think it'll be gorgeous!! LOL, Debbie, I doubt it. Since I have such a big rotation, it won't come back till next year sometime! Thanks Cucki. It was the first of the Chats to catch my eye, and I love it! Thanks Hannah. I worked on it a lot when I took care of dad before he died. I was there from eight to one or two every day, and I did a lot of stitching. It's sort of bittersweet to work on it. Thanks Pumpkin, and you're welcome. I hope you enjoyed them! Thanks Tama. They are pretty small, although it didn't feel like it while I was stitching them. Thanks Kate and MS. It's been a labor of love!

Heli said...

Desert Garden is stunning, and Jesus is starting to look like himself now. Congrats on the very nice progress!

My Fairy Wishing Well is currently at about 6,5 pages done / 29,5 pages left to go, so it will be quite a while before it's done. But I think having a bit of a change every now and then would be nice, so I probably will give in and start both of the HAEDs that have been tempting me.

Sally said...

Wow your DGM is looking stunning Julie. The colours are so pretty!

Joysze said...

Those t-shirts are hilarious. LOL!!

DGM is looking so aweome, Julie!!!!! :D It's so exciting to see each new update, and Jesus is looking really nice too.

Kudos on what the photographer did.... let's hope those girls learnt their lesson.

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, goodie, I can't wait to see your new starts. I love big projects. Your Fairy Wishing Well is gorgeous so far. And thanks for the compliments Heli. Thanks Sally. I love the colors in the blue bird. One is DMC, and the other is (I think) Gloriana. Very pretty. I think so too, Joysze. I got the link from my friend Randi, and I want several of them. I just saw, "I'm the crazy sister they told you about," cause I AM!!! Thanks for the kudos. I like the way it's working up too. And I totally agree with you on Jen. She's awesome!!

♥ Nia said...

From all blogs I follow, your blog is definitely the one with the longer posts! LOL But that's nice, I like to read :)

My goals are like my posts.. shorter! hahaahha I would be lost in so many projects at the same time! I admire how you manage to stitch all that :p Good progress!! :)

mdgtjulie said...

That's a good thing then, Nia. I only work them one at a time though. Two weeks apiece, and then switch! It's easy!