Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stitching Along

I have been spending some of my time this "vacation" stitching along. You can see the most progress on the pup.
I finally spent some stitching time on Baker Beach. Here is where it was when I last touched it.
This is where I am now. You can see the progress in the lower right corner.
 Every time I sit down with it I plan to fill in all those confetti stitches, but I leave it an hour later and there is still more to stitch. There are more than five colors that still need to be stitched in the sand and rocks on the bottom. I will spend some time on it on this rainy spring Sunday. Maybe I can finish this page. I really want to get started on the fifth page. Once that is finished I will finally be halfway done with this project.

I am so happy to report that I have finished writing all of my lectures and even my final exam for my university course. I have two more lecture sessions this week and the final the following Monday and then all that I will have to do is grade the final. I really love teaching my university students, but I will enjoy the break and having my Monday and Wednesday afternoons free again. I need to start getting some walking in.

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 these sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

I did a little reading this week also. I read an older Nora Roberts romance novel (no picture) and then I picked up this.
A teacher at the high school where I work brought in over a dozen books that they no longer wanted. This was one of a few that I picked up. I really thought this would be a highly inspiring book especially when the date of the author's death was the date of my son's birth. I was amazed by the coincidence. Unfortunately, although there are inspiring stories of faith and the power of prayer throughout the book, I wasn't as moved as I am by some other stories. This is a true story of agony, despair, faith and hope, but it was not at all uplifting or inspiring for me. I will be returning it to the break-room for someone else to have the opportunity to read it.

Thanks for stopping by!


10 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Baker Beach is really coming along... almost half way there!

Jennifer said...

Your cross-stitch is coming right along and Baker Beach is fantastic.

mamasmercantile said...

Baker beach is an inspiration, you really are getting there with it.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Baker beach is back! Nice progress on both of your projects! Sounds like you will have more time to yourself soon, at least for a few months!

Tiffstitch said...

Nice progress on everything and you're so close to finishing the page on Baker Beach. Good luck progressing today.

The Crafty Creek said...

You're making good progress with Baker Beach, looks great, at least having taken photo's you can see your progress :-)

Denise :) said...

Wow -- your Baker Beach piece will be finished up in no time, now! Thanks for your thoughts on 90 Minutes in Heaven ... I may not be in such a hurry to read it. :)

Sarah said...

Baker beach is really progressing. It seems as if you have done lots since I last saw it!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

How nice to see Baker's Beach again! :)

Jeanne said...

Baker's Beach is awesome! You're getting so close to a finish.