Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Little Slow Stitching

My Prairie Schooler Santa is the only stitching I accomplished this week and then only a little bit. Last time I posted on him he looked like this:
 It looks like I made a whole lot of progress in the picture below.
The last time I posted though was over a month ago. I had better get crackin' if I want this as a Christmas gift. I am not sure yet if that is what he will be. I have to figure how I want to finish him first. 

I will be working on him this evening just a little bit. I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. On Monday, I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to their sites to see what other bloggers are up to. 

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

A little stitching

I am so deep into planning and teaching for Finite Mathematics right now that I just have had hardly any time to stitch. Sigh....
I managed to find an hour on Saturday before we traveled into NYC to sit with Baker Beach. The last time I posted on it, two weeks ago, this is where I was. 
This is where I am now.

You can see some more of the beach and water and, if you look real hard at the upper right corner, you will see that I just had to start on the next page. There is a little more blue sky up there. I got tired of all the little fiddly stitching bits and just needed to have a go at a swath of a single color.
I hope I will have more crafting time this week. It seems I say that every week. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. I think I will work on my Prairie Schooler Santa while watching the Mets tonight. On Monday, I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

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Hubby and I celebrated 30 years of marriage this past July. We went out to dinner to celebrate, but family obligations prevented any other celebration. Our children gave us tickets to see A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway for this past Saturday. So Hubby and I drove into NYC and walked around for a while.
We walked through Bryant Park.

We had dinner at Da Marino

 This is a really small NYC Italian restaurant in a basement. This picture from the web shows exactly how wide the entire place is. The food was really good. Hubby had shrimp and pasta, I had chicken parmigiana. We shared a wonderfully light tiramisu for dessert. Our children surprised us and paid for our cocktails. WooHoo!
Next we went to the Walter Kerr Theatre. Here are some pics of the interior.

I really love Broadway musicals. I have seen several over the years.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was wonderful. Hubby and I are surprised it is closing soon. It was hilarious!
Afterwards we stopped at the bar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to have a glass of wine and watch the end of the Mets game. LET'S GO METS!!!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Revisiting My Knitting

I have been away from my Yarn Along visits lately mainly because I have been neither knitting nor reading all that much.
I recently sat down one morning with Mom's new vest and made tremendous least for me.
This vest is knitted on circular needles from the bottom up and then split for the armholes. You purl 2 stitches on each side for "pretend" seams. Once you get to the armholes you split it into three sections, but keep them all on the same needle as you knit each section separately. All of you veteran knitters will understand this I hope. It certainly confused me a little when I first looked at the pattern. I am currently knitting the left front section after splitting. It took a whole lot of courage for me to complete the bind-off/split row, but it turned out to be quite easy. Once it was done, I finally understood the rest of the directions. Whew!
As for reading, it is lagging.
The James Herriot book Cat Stories is my bedside reading as it is a book of quite enjoyable short stories. This is a book I have had for many years that I decided would be perfect to re-read at bedtime as most of the stories are just plain old cute.
Nora Robert's Savor the Moment is traveling with me for when I sometimes have an hour after work before I tutor. I stop at a Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks for a coffee and spend a little time reading. The coffee gives me the energy to keep going a little while longer, while the book allows me to shed the vagaries of the day. 
I'm linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along today. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cool Autumn Weather

Happily Hurricane Joaquin is giving Long Island a pass. I really feel bad for all those in the South who are being socked by rain. I hope everyone stays safe.

Autumn has definitely arrived here though. We finally had to give in and put the heat on yesterday. The house was just too cool for comfort. I put an afghan on the bed in order to keep us warm. 
I haven't gotten my quilt out yet. I hope I have some time to change over the bedding in the near future, although it is supposed to warm up here again sometime this week so I might wait a bit still.

I think today I will spend some time on Baker Beach. Last week I was here:
I managed to spend a good hour one day working on it, so now it looks like this. I hope you can see the difference. One hour with a whole lot of color changes doesn't really look like much.
I actually think I will spend a little time on this or Santa today and then get some knitting done also. Maybe Hubby and I will take a walk in the crisp Autumn air. Hmmm, sounds like a plan.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. Tomorrow I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom- No Cape. Pop on over to their sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

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