Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bike Trip and a Blog Break

Hello my lovelies!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post and welcome to my new followers! The heat is on here in the lower mainland as we depart for the Sunshine Coast tomorrow morning!! Very excited to get away camping, reading, and stitching.  I am bringing a couple of smalls with me to work on while relaxing by the bay.  I hope to get some amazing photos too since my sister dropped off her Nikon Coolpix camera for me! I took some better photos of Jane, who I've been working on all week.  I've been concentrating on working on the border and hope to get that done, move onto the motifs, then the 1 over 1 and finally the satin stitched snake.  I've got a ways to go but I'm feeling closer to being finished! I'm already looking at a couple of samplers to start for next year, but I can't decide.  I'll fill you in when I make the choice.  

 I didn't get a chance to work on Knotgarden this weekend.  I hope Joyce will forgive me...I'm sure she will.  I got the scroll rods fixed too today and am looking forward to placing them on the rods and then onto my lapstand.  Finally! As for the zipper crisis, I haven't touched it yet but found a really great tutorial that makes zippers seem so easy to install. Heh, we'll see when I give it a go. When I get back from camping, I'm going to buy a new, longer zipper and some more fabric and try it again.  I won't let a wee little zipper get the best of me!! I've also printed off a couple of little fall smalls that I hope to stitch when I visit my family in Prince George, since September is around the corner and I love stitching fall designs! 

Some lovely flowers from my Nana's patio.
 
Titus says bye!!

Have a wonderful few weeks and I hope to catch up with everyone when I come back! Big hugs to all!!

24 comments:

Rhona said...

Hope you enjoy your camping trip - I'll keep my fingers crossed that the weather stays nice for you!
I'm glad it's not just me who's planning their next project before this one is even finished! I love your progress so far.

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip!!!! Sounds like a nice time to me! Your Jane is gorgeous!!!! Just wonderful! Guess what? I've started Jane too! I am enjoying her, but boy, is she a big girl. lol! Safe travels!

Gabi said...

Wishing you lots of fun on your vacation and looking forward to see your pics when you're back. Also curious what your choices will be for samplers.
Jane looks simply stunning.

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on the stitching front ....
enjoy your camping :) what ya doing with titus >>>> bentley is curious ...lol
ooooo is there a cookie left for a mouse ???
gorgeous stitching and had a giggle about the zipper ... been seen and done that many a time ..
catch up with you soon :)
love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

Have a lovely time on your trip..
I love your project so much..hugs xxx

Stitching Noni said...

Have a wonderful break :0)

Topcho said...

Have a nice trip! We'll be waiting for photos, lol :D And Jane looks gorgeous, nice progess on her!

Nurdan said...

Dear Anne,

Wish you a wonderful journey! Will be waiting for interesting photos :))

Greetings,

Vickie said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip Anne. Have fun, stay safe. Take lots of pictures. :)

Carol said...

I just got back from our beach trip, myself, and am trying to catch up on blogs, Anne... I hope you have a lovely trip of your own--looking forward to seeing some spectacular photos. That was so nice of your sister to lend you her camera...

Jane is looking lovely! And the little PS pillow from your previous post turned out just perfect--well done, my friend :)

Shirlee said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip : )

Jan said...

Hi Anne!

So happy to find your blog...Margaret mentioned you and here I am! Your Jane is looking ever so lovely!! I hope you enjoy your camping trip,and that you have plenty of coffee with you! lol (I too drink lots of the tempting brew!)

Deborah said...

Jane is so beautiful! Have a great time on your vacation.

Annie said...

Lovely stitching and the flowers are very pretty too.
Hope you have a good holiday.
Bye bye Titus!

Melissa said...

Have a wonderful trip, Anne and a great August before school starts again!

I hope you get Jane finished soon as you are so close. Imagine having her framed and hanging on your wall!

Barb said...

Your sampler is just beautiful!! Have a wonderful vacation!!

Chris said...

So does Titus go with you? I hope that you have a lovely vacation and I am looking forward to lots of pics.
Jane is looking great! you have made great progress.

♥ Nia said...

I've posted my little gift for you, I hope it will be waiting on your mailbox when you return home :)
Enjoy your camping trip!! Have fun :D

Giovanna said...

Beautiful work on the sampler!

Angela said...

Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing time camping :)

Veronica said...

Jane is looking wonderful. Good luck with getting that zipper right. The first time is always the hardest. Gorgeous flowers! I especially love the upside down one ^.^ Tell Titus I said hi! :P

Hugs,
Veronica.

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches!
Hope your trip is wonderful!

Brigitte said...

I hope you are having a wonderful stay at the bay. Camping, reading, stitching - every single one sounds good but together they must be terrific!

Ewa said...

Have an amazing time on your camping trip! It sounds lovely!