Jun 23, 2008

Marvelous Monday Update 6/23/08

• Planted huge planter
• Pulled sod off 4x10' plot, and broke up soil with a shovel!
• Planted tomato plants
• Mowed the yard
• Sprayed weeds growing in cracks of driveway & sidewalk
• Unpacked 5 boxes
• Trimmed hedges

Sunburn Update
By last Friday, my skin started peeling... and peeling... and peeling. I'm not exaggerating when I say it came off in sheets, not flakes, sheets! No amount of moisturizing saved me. I bought a new tube of SPF50 sunscreen.

Stitchy Stuff
I finished the stitching on Victorian Pansies Needlebook. As soon as I make it into a needlebook, I'll post a pic. It's a companion piece to the fob I did last year. Hopefully, I'll get that done this week along with finishing two Christmas ornaments.

I stitched on Quakers Rule by Milady's Needle. At 40ct over-two, I can only stitch on it for a few hours at a time due to eye strain.

Lastly, I spent a couple more hours stitching on Mime last night. I'm soooo close to being done. Here's what it looks like:

I don't know what the pink haze is at the bottom
of the photo... It's not on the stitched piece!


by Trail Creek Farms
(stitched by Jinger)


~V said...

well haven't you been a busy bee!

I'm weird I love when my skin peels in sheets lol

great stitching!

Anonymous said...

Sounds as if you had a very productive weekend. Good for you.

Rene la Frog said...

You were a busy little bee. I wish I could open the doors and windows for fresh air but it's just too HOT here now for that.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Owie on the sunburn! The stitchy stuff looks great!

Shari said...

You had lovely weather like we did Meari! We were outside most of the weekend. Mime is looking SO GOOD!!!! I love it!!!! You are almost there!!!

Robyn in Oz said...

You know you own the house when you make all that effort on the garden. You've had a very productive weekend & stitching's going well too!

Nancy said...

You tire me out, I only planted one flat of flowers all weekend, I let DH mow and edge the driveway and sidewalks. Is it just ONE balloon to finish?? Maybe then you can get back to Japanese Garden..... July 1 is our weigh in, as a couple we have lost 40lbs. I don't think they can beat us!!!

Barbara said...

Please send me some of your energy. I get exhausted just reading all you've done. LOL Thanks for the link to the freebie chart. They have some really cute designs. You are almost done with Mime. YEAH!!! Hope the peeling is at an end. Have a great week!
Barb in TX

Addicted to crafts said...

You have dome some great stitching. Ouch for that skin peeling. Hope you feel better.

Dawn B. said...

You WIP is looking really great and if you hadn't have told me I would have thought it was done.

Debra said...

Meari, Mime is looking great! so close to a finish.
Debra in Indiana

Kelly said...

You have been busy! Can't wait to see Mime finished!

Katrien said...

ouch, sorry about the peeling. Love your stitched piece.

stitcherw said...

My you got a lot done outside, and congratulations on getting even further along on Mime. That is going to be a lovely finish. Hope your sunburn stops peeling soon.