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Monday, August 27, 2012

Just a little up-date


Blog hopping is a lot of work, I have tried to catch up on reading blogs and commenting and then replying to the comments on my blog.  I like to let the people that take their time to comment on my blog know that I really appreciate them, but I am failing miserably.  So to all of my lovely followers I thank you from the bottom of my heart, it brightens my day when I see comments and compliments on my stitching.  I was having a little bit of a rant in one of my past post, but I am all better now.  I’ve seen my doctor and am now trying to get my eating habits under control.  I really do need someone to tell me how to stitch and walk at the same time so I can get in more exercise and not miss any stitching time, that would be  great. 
I completed the stitching on the 5th installment of “Around the World in 80 Stitches” that was a lot of fun a little easier this time there was no cutting, thank goodness.    Once that was done I wanted to go back to the “Africa” piece by Joan Elliott but my other “African Women” piece was screaming FINISH ME! FINISH ME!  So I decided that I would at least finish the stitching on it before anything else. I’m almost there and this is one of my original Wipocalyse (which is coming up again on Friday) pieces and I want to have a finish to share then so no picture right now on that.  I have to remind myself not to add any more new starts and finish what I have on my wip list; it’s so hard to do.
I know he doesn’t read my blog but today is my one and only brother’s birthday, he is 70 years old today.  When I spoke to him this afternoon he joked that it is kind of a shock to him to be 70, growing up the only people that old were smelly old grandparents.  We agreed that this ill-conceived notion is no longer true, we are not smelly. So Happy Birthday to you, big brother!
Well here are the pictures of AW80S, it's getting a little hard to show it all clearly in one picture there is also a close-up .




Now it’s time again to prepare a sensible meal and then make some more little xxs.

20 comments:

sharine said...

Around the world is looking so pretty.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The colors are so lovely on your stitching! Jack is trying to figure how how to lay on the floor and cross stitch that way when his legs are hurting he can still stitch!

Shirlee said...

A sensible meal? Oh you poor sweetie : ( Last night I had buttered popcorn with M&Ms. Tonight is up for grabs. John isn't feeling well so I don't need to make anything in particular (he isn't hungry but I do manage to get some Jello down him). Your stitching is, as always, awe inspiring!

Emma said...

Your stitching is beautiful as always - always so neat!

I started work on the chart you sent me today, I will work some more on it over the next few days then post a picture as at the minute it just looks like a purple square. But I am in love with the purple thread :)

Emma xo

Lesley said...

That is very pretty Minnie. I have done my outlines for part s four and five! I love the colour combos in your part five.

Melissa said...

I love the bright colors in Around the World in 80 Stitches. Great job with it!

Irene m. said...

Perhaps I've already asked this but how do you decide which colors to use for Around the World? Each section is so different and you don't know when you're at the end.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful work! The colours are so vibrant too, no wonder you'd rather be stitching than excercising!!! Well done
♪ HaPpY bDaY ♫ to your brother ☺

sally said...

Hello

That is beautiful, you've picked such lovely colours.


Donna said...

Fantastic stitching, the colours work so well together !!

Donna

http://donnascrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk/

Melinda said...

Your stitching is beautiful, I have just started part 1 - so I am very far behind, I love the colors you selected

Susieq said...

I love your Around the World, it's beautiful, and your "Africa" is coming along too. I listen to audiobooks and stitch, so I can read and stitch at the same time, but that is the only thing, but if you do come up with a way to walk and stitch, let me know.

Faith... said...

Around the World is beautiful!

If you figure out how to stitch and walk...call me! LOL I would love to do that too.

Good luck on your eating sensible meals, I am sure if you stick to it you will feel much better.

Scattered Threads said...

I've mastered reading and walking and was trying to figure out how to stitch and walk. My problem is I need at least two participants.

One person stitch while the other walk, then trade for about two or three blocks. Don't laugh, it may work.
LOL.

Happy belated birthday to your dear brother and wishing him many more.

Take Care.

Jackie

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your Around the World is amazing!

How about an exercise bike so you can stitch and cycle? I stitch standing up sometimes, that must burn more calories than sitting down, but not many more LOL.

Raphaelray said...

Your projects and stitching are really gorgeous - I haven't seen these designs before, thanks for sharing your progress. I have no idea how to walk and stitch, darn it!

robindefender said...

Very pretty piece. I love all the bright colors.

Sharon said...

This piece is so pretty!

Joysze said...

Love the colors you chose for Around the World They're so bright and happy!! :D

Melissa G. said...

Gorgeous, love the colors you are using!!!