October 20, 2009

Vacation III

I finished up my homework surprisingly early today, so now I'm free for the week. I celebrated by planting my butt on this sofa most of the day. Note the books, calculator, etc. Also note the stitching project bags. That's Sarah McP. in the center. And note my four stitching buddies (look carefully for the feet of #4 stitching buddy sticking out from under a table). Very peaceful, and very productive, but now I have that stale, unexercised feeling you get after eating a large meal or sitting all day. Plus I could use a shower.

I got a third rose completed on Sarah. I'm excited about getting to the river, but I have a large thicket of trees and bushes to pass through first. My goal by the end of the week is to splash around in the river.


I want to thank Kellie at The Stitching Post for alerting me to this sampler. It's called the "Swan Pond Sampler," and it's from the Knoxville EGA. It's particularly meaningful to me because I spent a very happy time at UT's library school. Even all these years later I hum "Rocky Top" in the fall. I'd love to retire in Knoxville or thereabouts. Anyway, Kellie and I purchased this from the Dixie Darlin' needlework store in Pigeon Forge. I called them, and they couldn't have been nicer. It's charted for DMC, but I'll probably do a conversion.


Off to take my shower!
"Phew. I smell something!"

Later!

18 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

The Swan Pond sampler looks neat... I'm looking forward to seeing you stitch this sampler.

Kellie said...

You are so welcome, Glenna! I am so glad that you got a copy and that it is meaningful to you. I think I have told you before that the cover photo does not do this any kind of justice. It is such a beautiful sampler IRL. The ladies at the Dixie Darlin' are sweethearts. I visited with them several times on my vacation. It is a favorite spot that I love to go when we are in the area. How fun for you...getting your homework finished early and getting to take some time to enjoy a day of leisurely stitching. I love all the feline friends curled up here and there to keep you company. Do the kitties and the bunnies get along well with each other? Enjoy your upcoming trip. It sounds like a lot of fun!!

Catherine G. said...

I love the sampler! We too visit TN - we lived in Knoxville for 2 years - attending grad school - our officesbeing in the stadium we heard Rocky Top many times! We then lived in Nashville for 5 years. This past August while on vacation, I found Dixie Darlin' and it was a great little shop. Next time we go, I'll have to stop again and look for this sampler!

Jan said...

lol Amazing panoramic view you have there, Glenna. And complete with four fluffy friends to guide your stitching? Priceless!!

Love the progress, and I know you must ahem smell better!

Melissa said...

The view from the top! That's cute looking down at your little stitching retreat with your 4 furry buddies! I love the roses on Sarah.

I really like that sampler too. I was writing down the name then told myself to STOP! I don't have to have it, do I?

Happy Stitching!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

How come you have dead cats scattered about your living room? Looks like a crime scene in there. LOL

marjo said...

Great progress on Sarah. I love the Swan Pond sampler. My best friend lives in Tenn. I will have to tell her about that one. I love the animal pics.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Love the picture of the stretched out stitching buddies! No wonder you get so much beautiful work done with all that purring going on!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I love the bird's eye view of your stitching spot with your buddies all laid out and comfy. :D Sarah is looking so pretty!! And that Swan Pond Sampler! Sigh. I may have to order that. I'm thinking about it. Congrats on finishing your homework! Yay!

mainely stitching said...

Love the ariel shot of your study nook! And great stitching, too, of course! Hope that shower was great. :D

Nicole said...

You are making great progress on Sarah, Glenna! Congrats on finishing your homework for the week! I know that must feel good! :) Now you can really enjoy the rest of your vacation! :)

Fez and the Gang said...

Nice work! Where are your bunny stitching helpers?

Oh... I know... bunnies don't help humans with stuff... we are busy you know. Rabbit things. Very important.

Katrina said...

Love the Swan Pond sampler and your Sarah McPhail is so pretty too.

Glad you are having a good vacation and your homework is done! Hope you get lots and lots of stitching time.

bunnygirl said...

I had no idea you were so be-catted! They outnumber the bunnies, which must be a source of lagomorph curiosity, since who would want more cats than rabbits?

Cari said...

It sounds like you are having a lovely and productive vacation - good for you! What a funny pictures of your animals all lazing around!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Dead cats ... yesssss

just tell them Elvis-boy is here!

Michelle said...

The Swan Pond Sampler is stunning! And Sarah is looking beautiful too - glad you had some stitching helpers for your day! I love the little Christmas design you're working on too - time to pull those out again, huh?

Siobhan said...

Oh my GOSH, Glenna, that is going to be such a cool sampler!! YGG! I can't wait to watch your progress. I love what you've done with Sarah McP--looks like you're moving right along. :) Your stitching space looks heavenly, too!