Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Made it thru the rain

The storm has blown thru and we're still here.  Phew.  We were in the path of Sandy as she passed thru New York State.  We had some serious winds and lots of rain but held up pretty well.  We have a lot of experience coping without electricity.  For us, the worst part is that we have a well at our house so were without running water.  We have a generator but try to use it sparingly since we never know how long we'll be without power. 

School is cancelled but I will go to work for the morning then start packing my bags for my weekend away.  Up until this morning I wasn't so sure that would happen. 

I hope everyone else is safe and sound. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Long time no post....again.

I guess I haven't had anything interesting to post about.  Sometimes no post is better than a bad post, right?  Fall is our busiest sports season.  Also, as I wrap up my huge committee chair job, I have found myself in charge of 3 fund raisers that are in various stages.  Pampered Chef anyone?  A wonderful consultant has agreed to do a fund raiser and donate her commission.  It's awesome that there are people who will do that!  We all have our opinions about those home party events, but some of my most favorite kitchen items are from Pampered Chef so I'm happy to organize the event. 

On the stitching front....here are my latest finishes....

This is one of the little extras that came with the Lizzie Kate Halloween mystery pattern. 

I also finished the mystery. 
 I especially like pumpkins and acorns this time of year. 

I've started Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Men.  I've spent just as much time stitching with the wrong color as I have stitching with the correct color....hence no pictures.  I am heading to my annual fall stitching retreat next week so I need to get a handle on this piece as the large sections of white snow should lend themselves to group stitching. 

My block of the month quilt projects are winding down.  I've torn apart my sewing room so I can re-organize so I won't be showing you anything from that neck of the woods today.  Maybe soon.  I went to a new quilt retreat a couple weeks ago.  (New to me.)  It was so nicely organized.  It was a small group but the shop owner hosts 5 or 6 a year.  The only down side is that it's 4 hours away and in a part of the state that gets hit hard by winter.  We signed up for the one next fall which should occur before any snow flies.   

I started reading JK Rowling's new book.  I'm having trouble putting it down.  It's nothing like Harry Potter, so don't read it or not read it based on your opinions of those books.  Her style is so well developed.  I appreciate that.  John Grisham's newest should be landing in my Kindle library any day now.  I'm looking forward to some long quiet afternoons.  (As if....) 

In the mean time....happy stitching.