Steel Stacks

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shores Update!

Good Afternoon All,
Wow 52 followers! Welcome to all my new followers. I will make every attempt to post regularly and not disappoint!  I was thinking of having my first ever give-a-way when I hit 50 so I guess I will spend this week figuring it out. Thank you all for you kind comments, my furry friends and I enjoy reading every one of them.  

Our gazebo was a total loss :(  However DH found a sturdy one on Craig's List and it is now sitting in the back yard waiting to be put up.  He wants to bury cinder blocks at the corners and bolt it to them to keep it in place. I can only hope this works and it stays put LOL.  It is so hot here today 94. UGH. I am so done with summer and ready for jeans and sweatshirt weather.  I am hoping to go up to the camper for the weekend. It would be nice to get away.

Well now for the Shores update. I made lots of progress during our week long SAL!. I was really motivated. I finished block 1 and started block 2:

The sun took forever!! I am moving right along on block 2. 

I will get back to you asap with details about the give-a-way and more progress pictures. Until then enjoy your week - stay cool - and happy stitching!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Back From Vacation

Hello all. We are back from out vacation and time to post :)

We went to our camper in the Pocono Mountains for 10 days. It was great! We didn't even have to turn the air conditioners on until mid week.  

Our camper the first morning there.

We went to Bushkill Falls and hiked to the falls. Very pretty but I understand it is much better after some rain.  We really haven't had much rain except for an occasional fast moving thunderstorm.

Bushkill Falls

It was hot so we went swimming in the campground pool.

Sunset over the pool.

My daughters each came up to visit Devin and the dogs for a couple of days and Siobhan for an overnight.  Always good to spend time together.  The last night there was a terrible thunderstorm. Lots of lightening and wind and we lost power (lucky I brought a battery powered stitching lamp lol).
When we got home the next day we found this:

So much for Andy's Father's Day gift :(

And this . . .
I think they missed us!

Now for the stitching update (drum roll please)

Shores block 1

I hope to finish this block this week and then move on the block 2.'s stitching forum is having a SWAT (Stitch-week-a-thon) beginning Saturday.  I hope to get a lot done. If you'd like to join in the fun here is a link to the forum
It's a lot of fun and you can work on whatever you want. The forum members and very nice and always helpful. I hope you can join us for our SWAT. We post pictures at the beginning and of our progress. It is inspiring to see what we all get done in such a short amount of time. 

I hope you are all staying cool and enjoying your summer - 

Happy Stitching,