Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Last Day of Freedom

Yep, I'm whining. It's the last day of summer vacation (sniff ... sob), which is my favorite time of year. I'm very happy to be employed, but I love, love time off. I appreciate every single minute of it. We all know those retired people who complain about being bored. I'll never be one of those people. Bored has always been a dirty word at my house. With all there is to see and do, how can anyone fail to entertain themselves?

As promised, I used an untechnological method to choose recipients for the UFOs and fabric. I got out my pretty little Damariscotta Pottery dish and put little slips of paper in it. Like this ...

Ellen will be receiving Home Sweet Home, Buttoned Hearts will be sent to Loraine (no blog?), and the fabrics will be sent to Pam. If you ladies will send me a snail mail address, I'll get those things out to you ASAP. Thanks to all of you who offered to give homes to my old projects and fabric. For those of you who are wondering, I'm thrilled to be giving stash items away rather than throwing them away. I hate waste! It is my extreme pleasure to keep the US Post Office busy carrying things from my house to yours. And isn't it nice just to get something you want with no strings attached? I love things like that. So enjoy.

I'd like to mail out two more packages. These projects aren't even UFOs ... they're ancient Shepherds Bush kits (just look at the packaging and charts). First is a selection of bread cloths that I'm giving away together. There's an angel cloth and a shepherd cloth.
I also have a cute little pillow kit. Sorry ... it's a picture of a picture, but you can get an idea of how it looks.

All of these items have fabric, cotton floss and chart. Again, you just have to let me know the item(s) you'd like to have. I'll give you until Friday to make your request. I think I'll try to get it all settled by Friday afternoon, because there's no telling what the weekend will bring.
How about a progress picture? Here's Block #1 of Shores of HRH all finished. That was fun!
I've worked a little on Evil Serpent and I've sat at my sewing machine for a little while, but that'll have to wait until next time. I'm off to play golf and enjoy the rest of the day.

Oh, by the way, the Harley trip to Steamboat Springs was great. We had wonderful weather and saw beautiful scenery. If you don't know about Steamboat, you oughta google the little ski town and see it before developers completely change it. Make some fun!


Pam said...

Thank you, Doris! I just sent you an e-mail with my address.

Margaret said...

Still can't believe you start school so early! Our start is 3 weeks away still. Which is too close for me. :D Love your WIP. And yes, I've been to Steamboat Springs. I grew up for part of my childhood in Kansas and we would go to Colorado quite a bit. Lovely place! Glad you had fun! (I love Damariscotta too!)

Dianne said...

Beautiful Job!!!! That Shores square is so pretty!

Deb said...

Ouch! You've got to start back early! Your Block 1 is looking great!! Are you going to go on to Block #2 or let it rest for a while? Glad to hear that you trip to Steamboat was fun!!

Diana said...

I've been to Steamboat Springs,but it was in the winter and we were there for skiing. Bet it looks a lot different in the summer.
Your 1st block looks real nice. I will be watching for no.2.
I would like to be included for the drawing for the SB pillow. Maybe I'll be luckier this time.


Kellie said...

Hi Doris,
Hope you have a great first day back tomorrow. I so know how you feel today though... Today was day 4 for us, and we are in the middle of our first full week which is very tiring by the end as I am sure you well know. :) Your Shores block looks fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck back at school. Our kids started on Monday.

I would like the SB pillow kit please.

Mary in Tennessee

staci said...

So sorry that your summer vacation is over...I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers, lol ;)

Siobhan said...

I hope your year is off to a good start!

I LOVE your ATS!! Woohoo! YGG. It looks incredible. Don't you feel like you need a tourist sign for outside of your house that reads, "And They Sinned stitched and framed inside this house"?!?

Great progress on Shores!

Loraine said...

Hey Doris,

Imagine my surprise when I saw my name for the SB kit! My daughter will be thrilled. I do have a blog. My e-mail address is Hiddenheart@kellerits.com.
My blog is www.ljezak.blogspot.com.

I will send you my address through e-mail. Thank you so much!!! What a wonderful surprise.

I feel the same as you. Back to work I go. My kids are doing an internet school, so I am becoming teacher tomorrow. (Sob!)

Sounds like a great trip!

Jan said...

Doris, so glad your weekend getaway was a good one! Memories in the making. Your ATS is MOST droolworthy, would love to see it in person!!

Hope your first week back at school will be a smooth and rewarding one for you!

And yay on your Shores progress, it is gorgeous!

Lhassa said...

J'aime beaucoup cette grille. Bravo.

Brigitte said...

I'm with you when it comes to boredom. When I'm off school I have so many things in mind that I want to do that I have to carefully choose from my list. I cannot imagine being bored for a single minute. So I'm really looking forward to getting retired in three years, and I bet I'll have a list as long as the way to the moon of things I want to spend my days with, lol.
Your Shores has another finished block. Or is it the first? Anyway, it's a nice finish.