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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July IHSW Report

I fully intended to have this wonderful blog entry for you with a great IHSW update but as I was sitting here at my computer this HUGE storm came through (bad enough to almost send me to the basement... and I've lived in Texas!) and out went the power until after 1am.  Thus no wonderful update yesterday.

I'm sure I had some wonderful and witty things to say to amuse you all... but that's now gone, lost.  Its that whole short memory thing I think.

 Accolade before the IHSW

 Accolade after - I finished another row

 Spring Mandala before IHSW

After

I'm SO looking forward to Thursday at 3PM!  I start 3 weeks of holidays!  It looks like this year is going to be a staycation, I really have no plans, the only thing is an overnighter to Montreal with my friend Marliene to practice our photography skills.  Wow, dull for me isn't it?

37 comments:

Crazee4books said...

Hey Dani,

We had a brief, intense downpour of rain last
night and rumblings of thunder. The rain
probably lasted less then ten minutes. An hour
later when I headed off to bed I looked out the
window and the street looked as dry as if it
had never rained at all.

Your stitching mojo is working well again I
see. I love all those fabulous colours in Spring
Mandala. Do you plan to stitch all of these
seasonal Mandalas?

When vacation is on the horizon your mind
tends to fixate on that to the exclusion of
all else. I've got two weeks off starting with
the long weekend and I'm counting down
the minutes!!!! A staycation for us here at
home as well, except for the odd day trip
plus our annual Christmas in August party.
Ohhh ... I can't wait.

Cheers!

sharine said...

Great stitching. Enjoy your break.

Dee said...

Sometimes dull is okay!

I look forward to seeing the great photos you will take.

McKenna C. said...

They both look great! I love the colors of Spring Mandala!

~McKenna

lesli said...

Spring Mandala is gorgeous! All those colors! Where did you get this chart?

Have a great "staycation!" Those are my faves!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on both of your gorgeous projects. Have a great vacation.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The weather seems to be very strange the world over these days. I hope it settles to being more seasonal soon. Enjoy your holidays, what a lovely thought - three weeks off.

Annette-California said...

Your stitching projects are looking so pretty Dani. Enjoy your time off, maybe you will get more time to stitch:) Glad to hear you are safe and made it through the storm.

Giovanna said...

The mandala is just beautiful, such pretty colours!

Kielrain said...

Such a pretty mandala.
Nice getting another bit done on that BAP.

Chris said...

Beautiful progress! 3 weeks!! I hope that there is a lot of stitching planned and some great day trips :)

♥ Nia said...

Good progress on your wips!! :)

Lianne said...

Enjoy your vacation Dani!

The mandela and Accolade are looking great.

Annie said...

Power outages are no fun. I shudder with every thunderstorm around here after our 5 day outage earlier this month.

Lots of good stitchy progress there!

Vickie said...

Beautiful. Spring Mandala is so lovely. 3 weeks! Wow! How relaxing for you.

Karen said...

Sounds like a scary storm! The Accolade and Spring Mandala both look great! Enjoy your 3 weeks off!

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely stitching, Dani! Enjoy your break time :o)

Cole said...

We've had some crazy storms here lately too, were on a tornado alert two days ago even... scary weather!

Great progress, should be a mandala finish before to much longer!

Christine said...

The spring mandala is looking wonderful. Enjoy your holiday

Carol said...

Three weeks off sounds delightful, Dani!! I'll bet you'll find some fun and inexpensive ways to have fun during your staycation :)

Wonderful progress on both pieces!

Jeanne said...

Your projects are looking good Dani. 3 weeks off - how heavenly for you! I hope you spend it doing things you love!

Lumiruusu said...

The Spring mandala is very pretty and really you have done great work with it !
I remember those charts from JCS -magazine...
I hope you will enjoy the holiday !

Melody said...

Great progresses! You're stitching is beautiful. I love that mandala.

Enjoy your 3 weeks of 'stay'cation ...I'm so jealous! :)

Melinda said...

Enjoy your staycation - do something to make a memory. Special.

Your stitching is beautiful

Linda said...

Great progress on boyh pieces. Enjoy your staycation.

Linda

Shelleen said...

Great progress pics. We are supposed to get storms tonight. I would love a 3 week vacation. Stitching the whole time.

Brigitte said...

Compared to me you are still very early posting your IHWS progress pictures, I still have to do it, lol.
Great stitching on your WIPs.
Have a good start of your holidays.

valerie said...

Great stitching Dani! Enjoy your three weeks off. Lucky, lucky girl!

Nic said...

Looking good.
Enjoy your holidays. I often use my break from work to just stay at home and craft. So relaxing and I'm thrilled by how much I have done at the end of it. Looking forward to seeing what you get done during yours

Lillie said...

That must have been a terrible storm. Enjoy your holiday.

Jo said...

Lovely progress pics. I'm currently enjoying a staycation. Getting lots of gardening, stitching and spending time with friends done :)

Carla said...

Nice progress on both pieces!
Have fun on your holidays :)

Julie said...

Enjoy your holiday time, loving the mandala.

Anne said...

Great progress Dani! I hear you about the short term memory thing. I always think of witty posts, then when I go to write them, the wit flies out the window! Have fun with your time off!!

Melanie said...

I know I'm late to this because I'm behind on blog reading, but I do love these update posts. :)

Suzanne said...

Awesome progress on your stitching!

Catherine said...

Now I like a good storm ~ but not the ones that send one to the basement!! Great stitches and your plans sound wonderful to me! Enjoy your time off!