Just a little blog to document my needlework projects and various other things along the way.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Painting, Rain Barrels, Hungarian Stitches And IHSW

WOW!!!  Can I just tell you that I am still reeling from my crazy weekend?  It was a roller coaster.  It all started when I found pinterest as I mentioned in a previous post, then I decided I wanted my bedroom painted for my birthday that is coming up.  So hubby and I spent the whole day working on the bedroom and I spent the night cleaning the house, this whole process went from 8:30 A.M. to 1:30 A.M., and I had to be up early Saturday for Sampler Club.


Maple painting the floor
Footprints






















When we got up Sat. morning we realized we had no water, apparently there had been several main breaks and a leaking valve.  Some parts of our area were under boil water advisories but we were the lucky ones with no water to boil. We have these problems quite frequently in our area, our water works need a serious overhaul.  I was not going to miss Sampler Club because I had no water, lets just say rain barrels come in real handy when you need to clean up and go somewhere. 


What a difference, from taupe to blue in a day!



At sampler club we worked on a stitch that is very difficult with 4 hours of sleep and a rain bath.  We learned three different variations of the Hungarian stitch.  It really is gorgeous!!  But I wanted to know what drunk Hungarian came up with this confusing stitch.  But as it turns out it's not so hard when you have had a full night of sleep.

Three variations of Hungarian Stitch.


When sampler club was over there was still no water and no answer as to when it would come back, so like the troopers we are my daughter and I checked into the Embassy Suites, hubby stayed with Daphne and Maple.  I have never been so thankful for a real shower in my life!!  We had a nice mother daughter night of rest and relaxation and plenty of water.  After two tiring dramatic days I needed a break.  And there is nothing better than waking up to a breakfast buffet waiting for you, I could get used to that.

The other half of my closet and my grandmothers sampler.


So needless to say I missed the IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend) , so because I am the birthday girl this coming weekend, and I can do whatever I want on my birthday weekend, I am just going to make my own IHSW weekend and plan to sit on my bum with my favorite movies and stitch away while I eat sinful amounts of birthday cake and Dr.Pepper.  So if any of you would like to join me on my special birthday IHSW weekend get yourself a cupcake or 12 and join me!

6 comments:

  1. Hello

    Your room looks lovely, the footprints are great.

    I like your Hungarian stitches on your sampler.

    I hope you have a happy birthday and a good IHSW!

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  2. The painting turned out great - the footprints are totally cute :)

    Your Hungarian stitches also look great!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I knew she was going to get into the paint, I should have had him put it up on something and the funny thing is right before it happened I was thinking how pretty the floors would be painted. She was just trying to help, LOL.

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