Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wow! What a week! Or should I say 8 days!!

   Since my last post I finished watching “The Grand” and the first season of “Call the Midwife” it is very good and can hardly wait for the second season to start in March.  I have kept up with the current season of “Downton Abbey”, been watching the final shows of Fringe and waiting for the start of “The Walking Dead”.  As you can tell I am addicted to TV in addition to cross stitch. 
   On the stitching front I have finished stitching six pair of angel wings for my quilt squares; I received and have finished stitching the 9th part of AW80S. The stitches for this part were not as complicated as some of the others we've had. There was the Persian, the Bokhara couching stitch, the crown stitch and the Clematis square. These were all new to me and they actually turned out pretty good, I think.  Most of this stitching was done during the last IHSW which of course I forgot to post until now.
   I was going through my wips yesterday and out of the blue I started ripping out the first spider rose on “Spring Heart”, which I hadn't touched for about 9 months. Once I had it out I re-stitched it along with five more, I have 2 more to do and then it’s on to the dreaded daisy stitches and French knots. 
   I have had to renew my loan of the audio books from the library so I can finish listening to “The Widow’s Tale”, I also have three others, so I need to get cracking on them.
   I have been saving my best news for last… as you all know the 54th Presidential Inauguration (ceremonial inauguration) was held this past Monday, which was also the celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., well I was on the National Mall for the ceremony. If you watched on TV, you probably saw me or at least my flag waving in the crowd. I was the one near the back on the left-hand side J  for me it was a phenomenal experience. Just being in the proximity of our first African American President was amazing, and to be there to see him take the oath for the second time is something I can tell my grandchildren.  I was there!  A part (yes a very small part) of history!
I thank you all for stopping by to visit, I hope it was worth it and you will leave a comment and come again.  Here are a few pictures.

Overall shot
Spring Heart

Now it's time to go make some wonderful little xxs, see you next time.


Vicky said...

We have the new season of Downton Abbey starting next week or the week after and I have been meaning to watch Walking Dead - hmm might need to get the DVD's :)
Wow you were so lucky to see the Inauguration. I totally wish Mr Obama good luck for his second term, he seems so down to earth.

sharine said...

Beautiful stitching as always. I think Downton Abbey is starting up here again soon:)

EvalinaMaria said...

Your stitching is lovely. I'm glad you had a good time, I know how you feel. I was able to get a picture with our Prime Minister and I was in seventh heaven, believe me!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I have missed you! Sounds like you have been busy!

MarchAnn said...

Wow Minnie busy lady and good for you going down to the Mall. You are part of history now aren't you.
Great stitching

Julie said...

I'm a fan of Call The Midwifes.My dad and family are from Poplar where its set so i like seeing what it was like back then.I just remember hearing loads of ships horns blowing at New Year.
Your Round The World is looking amazing.
And seeing the President being sworn in is something to remember for sure.

Bea said...

Your stitching looks wonderful. It's very special that you were able to be part of such an historic event.

irene m. said...

You tickle me. You mention the "dreaded daisy stitch and french knots" and yet you take on all these other difficult stitches in that fancy sampler. Some even require cutting the fabric. Gasp! It's funny what intimidates us. I can carry around a porcupine, force feed an eagle but get an earwig near me and I want to throw up. LOL

Glad you got personal pictures of the inauguration. Something to pass on to the family.

Mii Stitch said...

Aw what a lovely post, sounds like you have been really busy! Great stitching on AW80S, it looks better & better (I just love this design) & wish I was living in US instead of UK to catch you on TV!!!

Melinda said...

WOW. You were THERE!!!! How wonderfully amazing- now that is a memory.

Your stitching is beautiful. and your blog ever so enjoyable

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

You're doing so well keeping up with Around the world. I must make more effort!
Amazing to see yourself on TV. You're so lucky to have a leader to be proud of. If I was that close to our Prime Minister I'd probably be arrested for my actions LOL.
At least we have the Queen who is our Real Head of State!

Mary said...

My, you have been busy! Lovely stitching pics.
How exciting to actually be there and be a part of history! I watched on TV and thought that if I had been nearby, it would be great to go. Good for you!

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Sharon said...

Wow, what an opportunity to be a part of such an important day in history! I also love Downton and Call the Midwife. (A little relief from all the testosterone around our home. Lol). Beautiful stitching too! :)