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Monday, October 7, 2013

Little Sleep = More Stitching

As I posted yesterday the new meds are keeping me from sleeping, which is not always a bad thing.  I'm sure it will catch up with me in a day or two but meantime I'm working hard on some projects for the upcoming Wicked Blog Hop - my day to post is the 22nd - and a couple of other small things were finished this week as well.  I'm still loving these Kathy Schmitz BOM stitcheries!



Two more months done!  I think I've completed six of these now, with two more of the embroideries completed and waiting the borders.  I've used her patterns for some of the borders but others I've done something different.  This snowman is one I did my own thing on - I had that icy blue batik and wanted to use it to frame the stitchery since it matched the Snow banner so perfectly.

And on a "I'm so thankful" note - fall has finally arrived here!  Well maybe only for one day.  But oh what a gorgeous day it was.  :)   I took most of my summer clothes out of the closet and put them into storage.  Now I'm not crazy...I left a few pairs of capris in there...but surely I can make it from now on with jeans.  Right?  Right?

And on an even better note today is my anniversary.  Yep, birthday last week; anniversary this week.  We have officially made it to 49 years.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.

29 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your table toppers, especially the icy blue! I have been in my sweats the last couple of days. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

Lesley said...

Congratulations! Sorry you're not sleeping well, but I love what you're doing with your time! Great projects!

Terry said...

Love your little stitcheries! Happy Anniversary! :0)

gpc said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary! What a joy. I envy you that, but not the lack of sleep, lol. Your banners are beautiful! :)
gail

Adrienne said...

Happy anniversary, dear friend. And keep stitching until you start sleeping again! Love what you do!
~Adrienne~

Jeanie said...

Love your table toppers. And many blessings on your anniversary....49 years and counting! Congrats!

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary! Your table toppers are just too cute!

Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary. Love your embroidered Kathe Schmidt projects. They all look great.

Michelle said...

Darn! I forgot your birthday again! Grrrr....anyway, happy anniversary, and I always wear jeans, even in 100* temps. YOu will be just fine!

MoeWest said...

Happy Anniversary! I recently bought those two Kathie Schmidt patterns (and two more) but I haven't stitched them yet. Yours look great!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Your stitcheries are awesome!

Happy Anniversary, just think next year will be Golden!!

Karen said...

The snowman is my favorite. I have been through the sleepless nights when on a certain medication. No fun at all.

Julie Fukuda said...

You certainly won't have trouble coming up with seasonal decorations for every room in the house!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

These are adorable. Happy Anniversary!

Mdm Samm said...

Happy anniversary my sweet lady.....love them both, table toppers are such a great addition to our homes. X

Dorian said...

Happy anniversary! And belated happy birthday :) I'm sorry your meds aren't playing nicely. Hope they all settle down soon so you can get some sleep. Great projects you've been working on.

Sandy D said...

Happy Anniversarr to you both. Love your table toppers especially the snowman..Anything snowman I love .

Lindah said...

Happy Anniversary!!! It only gets better. :-)

Josie McRazie said...

Happy Anniversary! The stitching is beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on 49 years!
Love your little quilts.

Sherrill said...

WOW!! 49, AWESOME! Was just thinking of Frank today--his 68th birthday would've been this coming Sat. and we would've hit the 33rd anniv. in Nov. Bittersweet time right now..still miss him terribly. And I feel your pain in the sleeping dept. Have been on 'sleep assistive' (HA) meds for a few yrs. now.

Vickie said...

Happy belated birthday and anniversary ! Not very many people in the whole world can say they've been married 49 years...AWESOME ! And I love your table toppers !

Michele said...

Very pretty, both pieces. Happy belated too. And I've got to get moving on my Wicked stitchin too. Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to make good progress.

Marge said...

Happy anniversary! We have 49 years next weekend!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! Your stitchery is beautiful. I love that frosty blue batik!

Purple Pam said...

Your stitcheries are darling. I like your snowman border. That fabric really does go well with the embroidery.

FlourishingPalms said...

I hate to say how far behind I am on keeping up with blog-reading, so my apologies for late anniversary wishes. Wowee! 49 years is huge! I bet you're planning something super-special for next year. A cruise? Trip to Australia? Your stitcheries are so lovely. Just a nice little bit to work on and then you've got a finish - my kind of projects. Hope you're enjoying jeans weather. Happily, I'm still wearing shorts, and lovin' that!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

Beautiful work! You are so talented.

Catch up on that sleep.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary!

Carrie P. said...

I just got my cornucopia in the mail.
Congrats on 49 years of marriage. That is so awesome. And Happy Belated Birthday.