Saturday, June 25, 2016

Too hot

Hello friends 

It's a hot and humid afternoon here in the Midwest.  Too hot to be outside working for sure.  At least that's what I'm telling myself when I look at the weeds that need to be pulled. 

I'm doing inside chores instead today with a stitching break in between them.  I like this plan much better. 

I finished up Blackbird Design's "In Full Glory" last night.
I substituted some of the over dyed flosses for some I had from Nancy.  I'm pleased with the look.  I'm not sure if I will find a small frame for it or stitch it into a pillow.

I took the time to put away the flosses from the last two projects before pulling floss for a new small start.  I chose "A little beach" by Lizzie Kate.  My sister stitched this one and gave me her chart to use.  I picked linen the color of sand.
You can see I've barely gotten started. But it's a small design that shouldn't take long.

I did go to stitch group last week. It had been too long since I had attended.  It was nice to see everyone and catch up.

Mike has been working a lot of extra hours the last couple weeks.  They're opening a new casino.  So I've not seen much of him.  

I've been busy at work as well.  The library's air conditioning decided to malfunction. So I've been dealing with repair people.  We should have a new unit ready for installation next week.  I sure hope so anyway!

Well I hope you're staying cool and finding some time for stitching.  I've had a bumper crop of new books to read as well.  So many of them seem to come at once.  

Take care and happy stitching!


  1. Lovely stitching finish, and the new start looks good too! What a bummer about the ac at your work! Hope it's fixed soon!

  2. Heat and I are not good friends! We are to be in the mid-80's which is about as hot as I can tolerate outside. The cats love the heat. Colors used for "In Full Glory" are great.

  3. Great finish, great colors.
    It's been in the 90's here, too hot for me also!
    Stay cool.

  4. Looks lovely !

  5. Congratulations on your patriotic finish, Melody! It is a nice design with super colors. You are off to a good start on your next small. Stay cool!

  6. It is sooooo hot. I just vacuumed out the husband's truck and immediately had to take a shower. So much for pulling weeds or trimming the bushes.

  7. I really should pull that one out and stitch it this year! Yours looks great! And you will be done with the next one, since it is a small design. I look forward to seeing it! Stay cool!

  8. It's usually a few degrees warmer down by you than in my neck of the woods, but it's been plenty hot here, too. Love your BBD finish--I have that chart in my to-do pile. Hope your a/c at work is back up and running by the time you read this. Where are they building the casino?

  9. Love your latest BBD finish, Melody! Great choice on the colors. I have this one in my stash, but have yet to start it... The LK Beach piece will be so cute. I stitched it for a friend with a beach house last year and she just loves it :)

    I guess it's always something when you're the library director--hope things have cooled off by now! Happy almost July :)

  10. I love seeing the patriotic stitch, such a lovely little finish! We're finally cooling off here in the northeast.:)

  11. Great finish, but I just have to say I really love "The Bookshelf" design at the top of your page - so clever!