Back to it

I attended a wedding last weekend and when I got back I decided to move a week early just to get it over with.  So I haven’t had any time to cross stitch in the evenings.  Nearly a whole week without stitching.  I didn’t really start missing it until last night when I had all my furniture and boxes moved into the new place and I don’t get the cable hooked up until Monday morning.  My brother and a friend of his helped me move the heavy stuff (nearly all of it was heavy) and I moved clothes, linens and other small items.  There was 90% humidity so the three of us were soaked and I made sure that we all kept drinking water and gatorade.  I moved up two floors in the same building and don’t have to turn in the keys to the old place until Tuesday night.  So this evening after it cools off (and after my brother and I have gone to see ‘Dark Knight’) we are going to finish up downstairs (cleaning floors and mostly removing cat hair from the carpet around the baseboards) and he’ll help me arrange the furniture in the new place.  I am so thankful that my brother is helping me, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him. 

I start vacation in two weeks and I’m looking forward to that.  I’ll be home for one week and then visiting family on PEI for the second week.  Plenty of time to putter around and unpack.  Now that I have a second bedroom I can use it for storing my cross stitch supplies and ongoing projects in.  It’ll be a craft room/guest bedroom.  My new apartment is on the harbour side of my building and I get the breeze off the water.  I swear it it 5-10 degrees cooler than my old apartment.  I haven’t had to use my fans since I got up here, whereas I would have to downstairs.  Anyway, I’ll be posting pics next weekend.  I am hosting at the Scott Manor house exhibit on either Saturday or Sunday (don’t know which yet) and I’ll be taking pictures of the exhibit.

Town Clock Stitchers Exhibit @ Scott Manor House

For the past two summers TCS has done an exhibit at Scott Manor House (15 Fort Sackville Rd. ) in Bedford, Nova Scotia.  The exhibit runs from Monday July 28th to Sunday August 3rd 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  There is a tea room that serves tea, lemonade, oat cakes, & ice cream wih berries.  Very refreshing on a hot summer day.   The exhibit consists of framed and unframed work in various embroidery techniques that women from the guild have provided for display.  We will also be selling tickets for our annual fund raiser.  We stitched two sets of 12 ornaments with the ’12 Days of Christmas’ theme.  They will be on display as well.  Many of the women took different correspondance courses from EAC this year and some will be on display as well.   

Women from the guild volunteer to be present during Scott Manor House hours to answer any questions that guests have and hopefully get some stitching done.  I have volunteered for either of the last two days (Saturday and Sunday) of the exhibit. 

I will be moving in three weeks, from a one bedroom to a two bedroom with a view of the harbour.  There is so much to do between now and then, but rather than get stressed about it I just remind myself that it will be over in less than a month and I’ll be on vacation shortly thereafter.  I will take a couple of hours when I get home from work to clean and purge my current apartment and then sit down and relax (stitch) until bedtime.  I’m sure time will fly.  I only have two full weekends before the move rather than three because I’ll be attending a wedding in PEI next weekend.

Currently I am working on my mother’s 60th birthday present.  Fairy Grandmother by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum.  Mom’s birthday is in November so I have to stick to it.

Rose by any other name….or something like that

I’m going to a wedding in a couple of weeks and the bride’s name is Rose.  So, I pulled out my trusty Lavender and Lace Tea Garden pattern and stitched the Rose.  I stitched their names underneath in a font based on Curlz. 

Rose & Derek
Rose & Derek
I typed up the names in Word, printed it and then using graph paper figured out how to chart it.  It’s on 36 count Blue Breeze Edinburgh linen.