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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More progress

     I made some decent progress the last couple of days.  I worked on Jesus on Sunday, but only for about fifteen minutes.  So I did some more on Monday, to make up for it. I got a pretty good amount accomplished.  Two fairly large sections of his face, and his eyebrow, and part of his beard.  Well, a very small part of his beard.  You can see the pic here.  And this week and last week were Desert Garden Mandala.  I'm doing well, and have done lots more than you can see in the photo.  Pic is here.  I have finished the branches now, and done all of the small blue bird but its little eye.  I have yet to start the roadrunner though.  I want to do a little bit of fill in on the left side cactus, and then I'll start on the roadrunner.  I got quite a bit done today.  I'm feeling hopeful for meeting my goal.  It was to finish up the second half of part seven, and then start part eight.  I just have the roadrunner and a very little bit beneath the branch to do, then I start the bsing.
     Rosa is doing fairly well.  She had a good day yesterday, or maybe the day before.  So thanks for all the prayers, and for those who sent her a card.  Gloria W. and Georgena B. both sent her a card, and she asked me to say thanks to both of them.  So thanks to you two.  She was happy to get them.  I'm happy to be talking to her now.  She's happy to be out of the hospital, and she's feeling pretty good.  Her back and leg aren't doing too badly, which is excellent news!!
     I'm having another of those blank moments.  I told Julie on the phone yesterday that I had something funny to tell her, but I couldn't remember what it was.  I was on with her for an hour and a half, and I never did think of what it was that I told Rosa I had to tell Julie.  Rosa can't think of it either, and we were both cracking up laughing at it.  It was funny.  I said it was blogworthy, and forgot about it, lol.  Silly me!!
     I have a guest coming up for Christmas.  My friend Randi has kindly invited herself for a few days.  I was gonna ask her, but she invited herself first, lol.  It was so funny!!  She's coming up on the twenty fourth early and is staying till the twenty seventh late (I think).  She's making things for the fam for Christmas.  She is a stitcher, but she hasn't stitched for a while.  She's also a crocheter.  And I'm learning all kinds of things about crocheting.   I'm starting to learn what things look like too.  So far, I know what a round ripple afghan looks like.  She's a neat girl.  Crazy, like me, but nice about it.  She said she's gonna buy me dinner when she comes up, so that's good.  I told her I'd let her, once.  Then we're going to Hobby Lobby to kit up her Christmas pressie.  I got her her very own HAED.  I bought it already cause, hey, they had a sale, lol.  It's not a chart I would like, but she likes it, so that's all that matters.  I'm maybe gonna kit up my new HAED when we go.
     Yes, I did buy another one, and thank you for asking, lol.  I picked up one more new chart.  Water, by Terri Rosario.  It's wonderful!!!  You can see it here.  I want to collect the other three in the series.  Air, Earth, and Fire are all gorgeous.  I know, I know.  I don't NEED any  more charts.  But I want them, and have them I shall.  Oh, God, now I sound like Yoda, lol.  And I got my two charts from Down Sunshine Lane.  I said I ordered Summer and Winter, but I lied.  I need Summer still.  I got Celtic Winter and Celtic Autumn to go with the Celtic Spring I got from Rachel.  (Click on the names to see the piccy.)  Of course, now I'm debating my rotation choices...  Do I add in the three deadly sins, or do I add two deadly sins and a Celtic lady?  Cause I would like them to have a slot in  my rotation.  So now I'm gonna put a poll on my blogspot blog (if I remember) and ask if y'all think I should do all three of the deadly sins, or two deadly sins and one Celtic lady.  TIA for anyone who votes!!!
     And I think that's all for me today.  Now to get caught up on blogs and finish up my emails for today.  Hope y'all are having a great day!!

22 comments:

Pumpkin said...

How many more HAEDs do you need???? LOL!

Your WIPs are looking lovely Julie :o)

Vickie said...

Jesus looks good. I haven't been brave enough for a Martina webber design! My hat is off to you.

Christine said...

Oh I like that water mermaid. You are very brave tackling such huge designs, I could never do it

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Jesus is coming on nicely, you can see his face now :)

cucki said...

wow..very lovely stitching..i love it xx

Rachel said...

You have made some great porgress, Julie!! :)

I voted for your poll, I chose 2 deadly sins and a Celtic Lady. :) I know I had Spring done in about 3 months, then I waited 4 more months until I beaded it, lol.

Sally said...

You're making brilliant progress on Jesus and your mandala is gorgeous. Beautiful colours.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your projects are looking great... because I'm lazy do you mind adding the pictures into your posts next time? I find it alos makes for a more interensting blog entry if there's a little eye candy!

Debra said...

the new chart is beautiful and so is your stitching progress pictures. Having a friend for Christmas will be so much fun.

mdgtjulie said...

All of them, obviously!!!! I thought you knew that Pumpkin!! And thanks, I'm loving my Chat again. Oh, when it comes to stitching, I'm pretty fearless, lol. I'll start anything, Vickie!! I love my big projects, Christine. It's about all I do anymore. Yes, finally his eyes have stopped creeping me out, Hannah. Thanks Cucki, and thanks for leaving a comment. Thanks Rachel. I won't have it done nearly as fast. Too many projects in my rotation, lol. Thanks for voting; I appreciate it! Thanks Sally. I don't really like Jesus, but I'm happy with how fast he's progressing. I can't get the pics added in the right place. They just go where they want to, and I can't make them move Dani. I'll give it a shot though. Thanks Debra. I'm so excited. I love meeting up with stitchy friends!!

Nancy said...

Great progress on both WIP! I vote for 2 sins and one celtic lady!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your stitching is wonderful! I hope you finish Jesus soon so he can be out of your hair and you can get back to stitching on something you love. I vote for 2 Sins and 1 Celtic lady. They are beautiful.

How nice to have friends who enjoy stitching too! Have a great visit.

Tama said...

Jesus is looking perfectly spiffy :D
I really like your new stash. I'm very fond of the Celtic ladies.

Joysze said...

WIPs look great Julie... and whoah... more charts? LOL!!!!

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Nancy. I'll be tallying the votes soon enough!! Thanks Debbie. I do too. He's not fun to work on, and I rarely enjoy him. But progress is being made!!! It is wonderful. I love visiting stitching friends, and having them visit here. Thanks Tama, so am I. Of course, I'm fond of so many charts, lol. Of course, Joysze. I'm a chart slut, didn't you know?!? The more the better!!!

Chaotic Crafter said...

LOL I knew what you were angling at that night...I voted for the 3rd option me thinks...

We are going to have fun..cops might need to be on patrol at hobby lobby...lol

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, I hope not. After all, if they are, we might not get everything kitted up!!!

Chaotic Crafter said...

Well you have yet to see me go crazy in a craft store...but it will be fun..thinking of kitting up 3 haed's...

Julie said...

I definitely think that "Water" should be the mystery HAED project - it is lovely.

And yes - I commented on your blog. =)

mdgtjulie said...

I think that sounds like fun. I love floss shopping, and I plan to kit up at least one thing. I'll have another poll, Julie, and see what the other project will be. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

♥ Nia said...

I love to see stitching pictures! Lovely progress :)

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Nia! I appreciate you leaving a comment!!