Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I am worn out...

This past week has worn me out! It all started on last Friday, we had contracted with Empire to replace the flooring in our kitchen, so we had to rearrange the dining room so that we could move the refrigerator there. Then we were stuck in the house all day Saturday while the old stuff was ripped out and the new stuff was installed.

We also found a local company to redo the counter-tops and this was scheduled for Monday, so after staying up late cleaning up from the delicious Mother's Day dinner provided by my DD and SIL, we cleared everything out of the kitchen. The workmen came early Monday morning (I'm talking 8:30 early) and tore out the old counters and sink, so no meals were being prepared here.

The new stuff wasn't to be installed until Tuesday so still no cooking, the drawers were in the bedroom, all of my other kitchen stuff was in the living room (which was a disaster area) and I was forced to make coffee in my craft room. Finally we got counter tops and sink but no plumbing.

I waited another couple of hours for the plumber to come and finish up. All we need now is the back-splashes and my new kitchen is done.

Of course while all of this was going on I wasn't sitting idle doing nothing. I decided that I was going to change the name of the Needlework School from Mrs. Ross' to Mrs. Gray's and instead of Philadelphia, PA it would be Alexandria, VA I left the date as 1776.

Suddenly I started hearing someone call to me and it was this lady "Gentility"  from Creative Concepts Unltd., Inc.

She is being stitched on 28ct Jobelan called Storm from Under the Sea Fabrics with DMC floss. This is as far as I have gotten with everything else going on.

Her hair is straight stitches of black- Homespun from Lion Brand Yarns. The top knot with the beads will be attached last along with her earrings.
Well off to make more of those little xxs.


gracie said...

The kitchen is looking wonderful and so is your stitching...

Julie said...

Your new kitchen looks super, I can see you making lots of lovely things in there in the coming weeks.
A lovely pretty lady you have been working on, great changes you charted for the needlework school - well done.

Rhona said...

Your new kitchen looks wonderful already! Love your new start.

Justine said...

I can't believe how much you stitched on your lovely new start with all that work going on!

Vickie said...

A yellow kitchen is my favorite. :)
What great stitching!

Carolyn said...


Nice job on the kitchen the flooring and counter tops compliment each other.

I love your changes on School Of Needlework.

Gentility is going to be gorgeous. Your doing an awesome stitching job. Her face looks so realistic.

Marilyn said...

The kitchen looks great.
Great new start also.
The Homespun will make it look interesting.
Can't wait to see more of this one.

Lesley said...

Lovely new kitchen Minnie and Gentility is've stitch so much of her.

Joysze said...

Kitchen looks beautiful, Minnie!!! Stitching is beautiful too. Love the fabric for Gentility.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

How lovely your kitchen looks! And I love your pretty lady you are starting!

Heather said...

The kitchen is looking nice :). Lovely progress :)

Melinda said...

Your kitchen looks amazing!!!! Love your stitching choices - there is always so much variety. Thank you for sharing

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

The new kitchen looks almost as lovely as your stitching! I like the changes you made to personalise the Needlework School.
Your lady looks gorgeous too, how is the topknot made? It's hard to see in the cover photo, it looks like a beaded needleminder!

Brigitte said...

Great finish of the School of Needlework. I always love those changes that make a piece of needlework so personal. Very nice lady that you started stitching.
Enjoy your new kitchen.

Davis Kathi said...

I just for the first time today ran across your post.I love the needlework chart you're working on,and also love the piece you won the ribbon for.All your work is just wonderful.

I like your name as well,as that is my middle name and was my mothers first name,so i feel a little connected.LOL,LOL,just kidding.

Keep up the good work,and Happy Stitching.