Monday, April 23, 2012

Not much sewing going on

I've been away for a little over a week, babysitting Little Girl while her folks and older brothers went to Disney World.  We had a great time together.

Three of the days she went to daycare, as is her normal routine.  This is what happened her first day there.  She took a nosedive, literally, on the playground grabbing for some chalk.

Poor baby.  But it didn't bother her for long.  The rest of the week was uneventful.  Yay!

I got some knitting done on a sweater I hope to have finished by fall.

 And I started a free counted cross stitch snowman from

It's supposed to be done on blue Aida cloth but I chose white instead.  I've questioned my decision since then.  White on white was difficult to work on in the evening because the lighting wasn't right.  I've since ordered a Mighty Bright Vusion Craft Light that can be used on the stand or clipped to my project.  My daughter showed me the one she bought and it'll be perfect so I can work on my project wherever, whenever.  Since I've been home, I came up with another idea for the short term.  I have a clip on light that I move from my headboard so I can read in bed, to over my sewing table.  But now it has another use.

I should just break down and buy a couple more clip-on lamps so I don't have to keep moving this one from place to place.

So as you can see I've been keeping busy.  I plan to do some sewing later this week.

Hope you have a good day.


Gretchen said...

Judging from the smiley faces, I think Little Girl really enjoyed hanging around with you!

Heike's quilts and socks said...

Oh, how sweet. I guess you enjoyed the time you spend together.

Andrea said...

Hi Pat,
If you have one of the small clip on book lights that you can clip onto your hoop and shine from the bottom it will help with the white on white cross stitching! Love the snow man! Glad you had time with the baby! She is too cute!
Aloha, Andrea

Kate said...

Little girl is a cutie, even after the nose dive. Glad you got a week with her.

heatherbailey said...

I love the purple sweater. Adorable!