Oct 11, 2010

Marvelous Monday Update 10/11/10

WEATHER
The weather this past week has been absolutely gorgeous. Temps in the mid to upper 80's and leaves changing colors. The landscape has been stunning!


STITCHY STUFF
After working 52 hours last week between both jobs, I didn't get much stitching done. Here's my progress on TMQ:


The "peanut gallery" at ILCS prodded me into getting out JG and working on it. After 1 3/4 hours, the only progress I made is the arched branches above the 12 o'clock rock garden.




GIVEAWAY
Alyssa at My Stitching Corner is hosting a Halloween giveaway. Go check out the cute chart she stitched up.

23 comments:

Julie M said...

Progress is progress Meari! Some is better than none! The weather has been beautiful! I hope it continues for a good long while yet!

mbroider said...

So happy to see the JG back dear!! I think from the time i have been looking at your blog, this is the first time i see you have worked on it!! Wishing you happy happy stitchy time with JG

Sunshine said...

Some progress is better than no progress at all. Keep it up, and you'll be done b-4 you know it.
Sorry you had a bad day at work. Tomorrow is another day!

Chris said...

Hi Meari,
It looks like you are making some progress even with your busy work schedule. Both pieces are beautiful.

Karen said...

Meari, it sounds like your jobs are really stressful! I hope the couple of hours of stitching brought you some relaxation. Your projects are looking really nice!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, two jobs and that number of hours a week! It is a wonder you can walk at the end of the day let alone stitch.
But, oh, what beautiful pieces you are stitching. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Meari! Almost 2 hours on JG -- that's terrific! Sorry about the trouble you had at both jobs today. Could the problem with the DD be the holiday today?

Betty

Sue said...

Sorry about work Meari! I remember those kind of days.......hmmmm.....just memories now...lol.....One day you will be able to say the same.

Both of your pieces are looking fabulous!

Carol said...

I hope you get more stitching time this week, Meari! I hope you are paid by the hour for your jobs?

Both pieces are coming along nicely--it always amazes me just how little is achieved in 2 hours some times. That is what makes our stitching such a labor of love...

Bette said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I especially like the Asian themed one.

Kay said...

The weather here has been nice as well, but back to fall now here, which is ok too. I know how you feel most days I would rather just sit and stitch and do nothing else, but getting some time in is better than nothing as well.

Nancy M said...

Yeah JG got some air.....I think it was choking being packed away!!! It's 2 hours well spent! I do the auto debit stuff at work and sometimes I'm at the final step and it doesn't go through...so frustrating!!!

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy reading your blog, Meari! I love doing payroll (yes, I know I'm crazy), but your payroll issues would have driven me to tears.

Good thing we have stitching for distracting us!

Pam in IL

Mel said...

So glad to see Japanese Garden out!
I hope you'll keep going on it. :)

chrisstitches said...

Nice progress stitching with work & School. Good for you.
Chris B
ccs

Akila said...

Wow, some week you seem to have had!!
Congrats on being able to work on both the pictures :) Some stitching's definitely better than no stitching

EvalinaMaria said...

Nice stitching! And how did you find some time to do it?

Carolyn NC said...

JG is so pretty; so is TMQ - even a little stitching is progress! Hope this weather continues - we've been fairly hot, but it's going back down this week.

Kathy said...

Lovely progress on both pieces. Yes, the weather has been gorgeous. Not as warm as where you are thank goodness but perfect fall weather. :) Rain is expected tomorrow but should be gone by the weekend.

Lillie said...

Beautiful progress, JG is looking very good. Have a great weekend.

Kristin said...

Great job on both those pieces.

I am so glad we are finally getting cool Fall weather.

shutterbug said...

JG is going to be so pretty when it's finished! I am so behind on reading blogs. Yours is one that I really miss reading. I read down through the 10/4 post. I'm hoping to find time to read more soon. I also have the Jammer cases for my DMC. Mine didn't fit all in one either and I only had 1 of each in there. I love how you stored your Kreinik! I don't have as many as you but might steal that idea. :) Since Jerry doesn't hunt he'll be wondering why I'm buying a shell case. :) Btw, this is where I got the wedding piece I stitched. http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=K023-0582 It's a kit. I used the floss in it (Going by the numbers, I think it's DMC) but swapped out the fabric. The fabric would have never been close to big enough for the frame I used. Have a good weekend! I'm glad it cooled off cause it was too hot for painting last week. :p

Shelley said...

Don't tire yourself out too much at work. I can't imagine having 2 jobs but make sure you take care of yourself and Celeste too.

Your stitching looks fabulous! Remember, every stitch counts...