Monday, September 21, 2009

Lighthouse Progress and Other Stuff

I am still not feeling 100% but I was able to get quite a bit of stitching done this weekend. Of course it helps that the design calls for a lot of half cross stitches in the background.There will be a rock in the lower right corner, a tree next to the keeper's house, steps going up to the house, blue sky with puffy clouds, and a sail on the little, red boat. Then comes the back stitching.

I'm hoping to have this piece finished, blocked, and framed by the end of the week. Then I can wrap it and stash it away until Holly's birthday. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, I will not be posting this until after her birthday, as she doesn't read this blog but checks Facebook daily. ;-)

FH and I went to see "Inglourious Basterds" today. It wasn't as gory as I had expected and was amusing. We had a nice time... until we came home and discovered the shelving in our coat closet had collapsed. Time to call the maintenance crew and let them mess with it.

After picking up all the coats, hats, and other winter errata I was too tired to do much else. Infections are less than pleasant. We did go up to our favorite bookstore and browsed for a bit. I worked on the lighthouse in the cafe. The only odd thing that happened there was some guy randomly started flirting with me. Apparently he didn't notice my wedding ring. When I told FH he said, "Eh. The man has good taste." ;-)

If things go well in the morning I should have a fun post up in the afternoon sometime. Failing that, there will be a fun post Tuesday.


Debie Lyons said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. The lighthouse is looking great.
Debie xxxxx

rosanna said...

I' happy to read that you are feeling better. The lighthoude is really nice, may be I shall copycat it ;o))
Last week my closet shelf collapsed same way... may be it has some hidden meaning.In my case: be tidier !!!

kathi said...

Your lighthouse is coming along beautifully!

Katie said...

Light house looks great! Lots of love has gone in to that!! She'll be thrilled!

Loved FHs comment at the bookstore! What a smart guy!!

Sans said...

I think the lighthouse is outstanding! You and Rosanna , both great at sewing and both with broken closets. Most importantly, both your hubbies have good taste too!LOL! Holly will be so happy.

Karen B. said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, hope you're on the mend. I love the lighthouse! Pretty fall wreath from the other post.

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow! Beautiful lighthouse. It's going to be a masterpiece when you are finished! I'm sure Holly will absolutely love it.

Always nice to be flirted with. ;)

And happy early birthday to you! YAY! Cake!