I always have grand delusions of the amount of stitching I will get done while my husband is away. I forget that with him gone, I have to do not only my chores but his as well. And since he has taken over the kitchen duties, when he is gone I have to cook for myself. That is a huge time drain!! Add to that, I didn't have much in the house since we were planning to be away so I had to make a grocery run as well. Subtract pretty much a whole day of stitching there!!
Just my normal stitching time on Friday but Saturday was a double header so I got in maximum baseball stitching on that day. Sunday is my regular cleaning day and since DH was coming home that day, I really couldn't skip it. So, once again, just regular stitching time on Sunday. So basically, IH&SW winds up being just my normal stitching weekend! Oh well, I had fun and I actually got to stitch, which I wouldn't have been able to do had I gone to the wedding. I wasn't even going to take my stitching bag on that trip!
Even though I didn't get in any EXTRA stitching time, I did manage to get some things accomplished. I got 2 entire, as in all the way across the sampler, stripes in on One Nation!!
Only 4 more stripes to go and this baby will be finished!! I am hoping for the beginning of September and if I can stay on track, I should be able to do it!
Then, I got back to work on the Blackbird SAL. Since it was over the half way mark I thought I would push through and finish it. And since I had already taken such liberties with it that it was no longer a reproduction, I went more and more off the track the closer it got to the end. Now it can only be called an adaptation. But one I really like!!
It got to be a lot of fun once I went my own way and I especially like the nod to the bargello (that I love) at the end! Definitely not on the original but totally mine!!
So that was the IH&SW for me. I am now going to work on the Ranje's for a couple of day I think. I still have quite a few bands to stitch to catch up with the group and those bands go so fast and are so much fun to stitch!!
I am off to Winston-Salem to meet my girls for a weekend of fun and sampler exhibit viewing. I am planning to tack on a quick trip to Atlanta too if all works out well so I will be off the air waves for a bit. I should have some good stitching to show when I get back!
Thank you all so much for the fabulous comments you have left for me lately. I apologize for not sending out replies this last round but I just couldn't manage it with other things going on right now. Just know I appreciate them so much!!
Hope you're all enjoying your stitching as much as I am, Laura