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Archive for September, 2010

September is almost over! It seemed to just fly by. Still job hunting but at least there have been a few promising leads. I hope to be working by the end of October. Keeping my fingers crossed for that!

I did go to my LNS on Sunday, September 19th. It was the monthly Sampler Sunday and it was a pleasant afternoon of information and stitching. I brought a few of my finished pieces to show.

So this is something that I started quite a while ago, put away, got out again, put away, got out again, etc. until I finally completed it this month. I was determined to have it done for this years Halloween season.

Fraidy Cat

Fraidy Cat by Diane Arthurs for Imaginating

I also finished June Morning by The Goode Huswife. I just loved it when I saw the chart in 2002 and I still love it, especially now that it is completed. I used the linen and DMC that it was charted for and I think it came out great! See for yourself!

June Morning

June Morning by The Goode Huswife

Finally, I finished  Hallow Sampler by The Primitive Needle. I did not get it ironed but at least it is complete. It will not be framed for Halloween due to lack of funds. Hopefully, next year!

Hallow Sampler

Hallow Sampler by The Primitive Needle

I tried to be a tad artistic with the layout. Not sure it works. I worked this on 40 count Dill linen with the combination of Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works it was charted for. A quick and easy piece!

On to more computer work but first a cup of Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee! I have to say, I love the fall!

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New Carpet is Installed!

Living areaIt has been a week today, but the new carpet is in! I have some pictures of what the apartment looked like during the installation. They were in and out in just under 2 hours! Amazing!

The first picture is showing the exposed floor.

There was a bit of a pile up of stuff in the bedroom!

Bedroom

Living Area Jam

Then the living area!

Cocoa was hiding the entire time! What a fraidy cat!

Cocoa hiding

Nutmeg was in the closet but I didn’t get a chance to get a shot of her. She was very happy up on the shelf.

And finally, the installers working on the bedroom. They could not get the bed frame out so they just moved it back and forth. It was lighter than I thought it would be.

View to bedroom

So, after 12 years here, I was fortunate to be able to get new carpet. I had no idea the management would do that. They say apartment carpet life is 5 -7 years. I had double that!

It was hard work, but totally worth it. Of course, I do not know how long I will stay here now. I have a 12 month least but if a new job is far away, I may have to move. That remains to be seen however.

Not much movement on the crafting front as I prepared for the new carpet and then moved stuff back in. I have been creating stirs on Facebook with my Glenn Beck comment so I spent a bit of time on that. The furor has died down though. I want to get back to blogging and perhaps starting a different blog. Need to examine what my goal with that would be, however.

Enjoy the day!

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