This is the only SAL update for September. It is so hard to believe that the summer months have passed by so quickly. I haven't had a whole lot of time to stitch so far this month. I have been grading Precalculus assignments and writing the first exam for that University class. I did put my mind to stitching a few times so far this month. Here is where Three Boats was three weeks ago.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020
School has started which means I will have a lot less time to craft. At least I think that is what will happen. I am working from home for both of my positions, so I may have time to craft during my day job as I wait for students to come to me via Googlemeets. You never know. I have definitely had a lot less crafting time this past week. It was the second week of lectures for my university class, so I had assignments to grade. My high school just had Zoom and Google meetings about the logistics of reopening. As I said I have been allowed to work from home and I am very grateful for that.
It is starting to get a little cooler here. Hubby and I went in our pool Friday afternoon for probably the last time this season.
So, what have I been working on?
The church in October Morning now has almost all of its roof and steeple. That was a nice easy stitch of two different colors. I also finished the last two windows and the tree trunk that crosses the church.
I have gotten a few more goodies in the mail. First, my cousin's daughter....who is closer to my age than my cousin is....asked if I would like a cross-stitch kit that she had that was too advanced for her. You know I didn't turn that down.
Isn't it gorgeous. I am so looking forward to working with all of those beautiful colors of floss. I haven't seen fabric painted like this before other than in needlepoint, but it comes with a counted cross-stitch chart also, that I am sure I will be using.
I also got more fat quarters to use in my daughter's quilt.
Unfortunately I won't be able to use all of them as they aren't the right tone for what I am planning (the top 4 - 6 are good, but the bottom two are too bright). I got two of the same fabric for one of them, which will be fine.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site and see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will get some more stitches added to Three Boats today.
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Sunday, August 30, 2020
After stitching away on Three Boats exclusively for a few weeks, I needed a break. So I turned to October Morning. I started teaching my university class this week online and I guess that I am in the Autumn mode despite it still being Summer for a few more weeks. This is where I was the last time I showed this piece.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
I have been reading like crazy this summer. I recently finished "The Geometry of Sisters" by Luanne Rice.
I almost didn't finish reading this novel, but I am glad I did. I have to admit that it is a little depressing, but it is the story of a broken family with some of its highs and lows. I would recommend it.
Following that book, I decided to read "Stars of Fortune" by Nora Roberts. This is the first book of one of her classic magical romance trilogies.
Oh I just couldn't put this book down. It was fun, full of mythological creatures and introduced the 6 main characters in wonderful ways. There was just enough suspenseful action and romance. Of course, once I finished book one I had to move on to book 2.
This second book was just as good as the first and I finished it in no time. This book followed the second couple of the six characters. There was no let down from the first book. I was worried that I would miss some of the unique attributes of the main characters of the first book, but they were represented well in this book as well. Of course when I was finished I had to move on to book 3 "Island of Glass".
I finished that this morning. Following the interactions of all six main characters and specifically the third couple was so very interesting. It is a Nora Roberts trilogy, so you can be pretty sure of a mostly happy ending and I wasn't disappointed. I hardly put down any of these three books. Needless to say, I didn't get much stitching done these past two weeks.
I just had to share what I have been reading.
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Sunday, August 23, 2020
I have been working hard on Three Boats. Here is where I was for the last update. I had almost finished Page 1.
I am so pleased with how this is looking!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Chocolate chip cookies and fabric. I baked again this past weekend. Sunday was a rainy, cool day. Perfect for baking more Chocolate Chip cookies which are my favorite.
Thank you so much to those of you who gave me recommendations for purchasing fat quarter bundles. The first of my bundles arrived from LolliPop'sFabrics on Saturday.
The second of my bundles arrived from TheRedHenShop on Monday.
I still have one more order on the way. I think I will then have all the fabric I need to make my daughter's quilt. Oh I love getting goodies in the mail!
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Sunday, August 16, 2020
I could see the light at the end of the tunnel and I just had to go for it. This is where I was the last time that I showed a Three Boats update.