Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blog Shop #17: Stitching Footwear

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

Here's the question for this round:

What is your favorite footwear for stitching?  Or perhaps I should say your favorite lack of footwear when stitching...

I hate wearing shoes...ever.  My footwear of choice for my daily life is:  socks.  This carries over to my stitching time as well.  If it's a cold night, then I do have slippers that I wear.  DH got me the best slippers ever for this last Christmas.  They are Cosy Soles and you microwave them! 

Most of the time though, I stick with just my socks or maybe a fleece blanket draped over my legs as well.

Happy Stitching!


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

And yet another project begins...Update

I've made it through all the paper stuff!  The only thing I haven't looked at yet is the slides.
All of the photos are out of their albums/envelopes.  Whoever invented those stupid magnetic page albums should be shot!  Better yet, stuck inside a person-size version of their own album - let them try to get out of that!  Thankfully, there are only a couple of photos where I didn't recognize anyone right away.  Even with those, I have enough other photos that I should be able to compare them with to pinpoint at least some of the family members.

The newspapers have all been gone through to see if they were just kept for historial events or if there were family members mentioned.  Any family stuff has been clipped from the paper and marked to indicate the paper's name and issue date.

Now comes the Herculean task of scanning all of this stuff and getting it into scrapbooks!  I'll start with the scanning and then call in one of my sisters to help with the actual scrapbooking.

Oh, guess I need to look at the slides first to see which ones of those need to be scanned and printed so they can be scrapbooked as well.

Happy Everything!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

And yet another project begins...

No, it's not cross-stitching.  My grandmother recently moved out of her house into a senior's apartment complex.  All of the family photos, documents, papers, etc. are now in my house.  Since I'm the family genealogist, this was always expected.  I just didn't have a clue how MUCH stuff that encompasses!

Right now, I'm just sorting through it all.  Things are getting put into categories:


Once I have all the boxes sorted, I'll "attack" the photos and get them all identified, scanned and scrapbooked.  Thankfully, my grandfather and I had gone through most of his family's photos before he passed, so I do know who's who.  My grandmother's family doesn't have as many photos and I went through them with her just over a year ago.

The bugger is really going to be the newspapers/clippings.  My grand aunt was a school teacher for 40+ years and kept stuff relating to her students so I'm really going to have to pay attention there.

Happy Stitching (and sorting)!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

HAED BB SAL Progress

This year, I decided to do the SAL on the HAED BB.  The pattern that I chose is called Mystic Garden which is a QS taken from Peacock Garden by Ciro Marchetti.  For the SAL, the pattern is a total of four pages.  I've just finished stitching the first page!  Here's the picture:


The second page just arrived this past Friday.  Even though, I've got the next pattern page, I'm taking a break from this to do another WIP.  What did my randomizer choose?  La Belle Dame Sans Merci.  I'm going to be doing 2 pages this round (7 & 8) 'cause page 8 is a partial page.

Happy Stitching!