Saturday, October 27, 2007

Another week goes by

I've gotten some progress on the Caretaker this week. Page 2 is about 2/3 done now. I have about 5200 stitches in only about 120,000 more to go! LOL! This is progress after about 96 hours so I am picking up some speed on it. At this rate I figure it will take about 1200 hours to do all 25 pages. I ran into a couple of rough spots and hope it turns out right. I got lost in a couple of areas so sort of had to wing it and hope.

My sister was in town for a couple of days. She just left our parents and was going to go to pick up some things at her daughters then go home. Thursday we worked in the Storage shed, looking for things we were missing and putting more things in, taking some stuff out and putting things into storage bins instead of cardboard boxes!. Then we played Mexican Dominoes later.

Yesterday we did a lot of shopping. I didn't get to Jo Ann's or Hobby Lobby like I wanted to as we didn't start until noon and had other things. However I did basically get ready for winter, got a new winter coat with my birthday gift cards. Than the had 15% off if you used your credit card, so the remainder balance was $6.59 now that is an expensive coat! LOL! I think I can pay it off easily next month. Also got boots and gloves at another store. So I'm all set for winter, rather I want to admit winter is coming or not is irrelevant. My niece Heather came in to town to eat supper with us. We went to where my cousin works and she waited on us.

I see I got the You Make Me Smile Award from Carolyn. I will post Monday the 10 names etc. I need to go looking for people that haven't been selected. But Thank you Carolyn.

Well until next time Happy Stitching.


Marita said...

What a bargain that winter coat was! Great shopping skills there.

Lots of progress on Caretaker, so much work and the colours all look very similar that must make it a little harder.

Barbara said...

Your progress looks great!

Virpi said...

Your project is looking awsome!

Chiloe said...

Waow! I admire you for doing such big projects !!! They end up being beautiful but i'll be afraid they end up as an UFO!!!

I love the deal you got with your winter coat!!! enjoy winter ;-)

Vonna said...

The caretaker is looking great!!!
What a deal when you only have to personally pay $6.49 for a coat! We recently went to buy 4 winter coats for our children...needless to say we didn't get away paying 6.49....:( LOL!

Pumpkin said...

Great progress Barb!

Are you kidding! Now that's a bargain for a winter coat! Can I go shopping with you? ;o)

Congrats on the Smiley Award :o)

Mylene said...

Great progress on your caretaker project and wow isn't that a big big piece!!!
Have a nice week.

Hazel said...

Great progress. xx

Lauren said...

Oh, I can see pine trees in the background now! Lovely!

Sara said...

Your Caretaker is looking great! I'll be interested to see how long you take with this one as you seem to be a fast stitcher!

Congrats on the Smile Award:)