Steel Stacks

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Survived and SAL Update!!!

Good Morning Everyone!! 
Well we all survived Hurricane Irene at our house and I hope you all did too.  We were very lucky only a little water in the basement and a small pond in the back yard (oh and the hot tub cover leaked so it overflowed). All around us is flooding, power outages, and trees down.  Today was supposed to be the first day of school but cancelled due to power and flooding. Now we have used our first "snow day" and we haven't even started school yet!

Saturday (before the storm) Andy and I went to look at a travel trailer at a campground about an hour from our house.  We just loved it and I will be headed to the bank this afternoon to get a check! We are all so very excited to have a weekend get-a-way/vacation "home".  It is on a great site with a beautiful view.  Andy's job really never gives us time to go very far for very long.  So now I can at least get him away for weekends.  Also I am not the greatest  traveler (I like to be comfortable and have my "stuff" (stitching books etc.). And I of course hat leaving the dogs behind! I will post pictures as soon as I can.  It is quite large but can be pulled if we want to later on.

Ok drum roll please . . . . . here are the updates on our Northwind SAL. 

Angela week 2 
(she started over and has made amazing progress)

Shari week 2
(flying along)

Denise week 2 
(I am amazed how fast she is going that cloud is a killer)

Me week 2
(boy do I have some catching up to do)

I have been really struggling with the fabric.  It is the softest aida I have ever used and I thought that would be wonderful but the needle just polks through anywhere and if you pull your tention too tight is really throws your stitches off. Oh well I love the pattern and the color so I will keep plugging away.  Funny enough the colors in this pattern really will look great at the camper!  

Until next time.  Keep safe and keep stitching!


  1. Congrats on the vacation trailer purchase!! :D The Northwind SAL pictures are great!

  2. have a great time when you get to 'get away' how fun!!!
    Everyone's projects look great!!! Keep up the great work!!!

  3. Congrats on the trailer purchase! Some fun weekends ahead for you!