Sunday, July 21, 2019

Slow Sunday

Sitting on the screened in porch overlooking the lake this morning. Listening to the loons call to each other - we have a Mom, Dad and baby loon on the lake this year. I was able to get this photo of them yesterday.

The sun is peeking out behind the clouds and making diamond sparkles on the lake. It will be the third hot and humid day in Vermont today before a blessed cool front moves through and drops the temps back into the high 70's for the daytime temps. Much better than the upper 80's we have been having. Lets hope the wind sticks around today... it makes the hot bearable when you don't have ac! I see us being on the lake in tubes, kayaks or boats (pontoon and/or paddle) today.

As Kathy took 5 projects with her camping recently.... I had to check and I had similar in my busy bag. The embroidery didn't fit into the bags (I had to bring 2 quilts up with me this time to gift). I do have a few stitches to add into the grad quilt binding. About 5-6 needles I think. Too hot to do that until tonight. She saw it Friday and LOVES it! Yea! Unfortunately... the pillowcase is on the back of my sewing chair in Florida! Will have to ship it up before she heads to college.

I have the counted cross stitch - yet to be touched. Some dish cloth yarn and knitting needles - yet to be touched. New to me scrubby yarn from red heart. I started a project with this Thursday night.... I hope to finish it today while stitching on the swing down by the lake.  I used the youtube video here.

I also had some 2 inch fabric squares cut out for Emily's project so added a few pinks to make a pink and white 16 patch. I'll work on that sometime this week. Should be enough to keep me busy for a couple of weeks =)

I don't think I will have as much work time while up here as I was thinking as the internet connection is not stable enough for dialing in. I'll plan to go in once or twice this week and maybe once next week and guess I get a 'forced' vacation =). I don't want to leave the kids alone all day with my parents too much. My sister is taking them overnight Tuesday so I'll work the full day Wednesday and then pick them up from her house. A big thanks to her for doing that.

Both kids have driven the boat... but I didn't get the Aidan photo. This was Emily yesterday before we heard thunder and saw lightning over the other side of the mountain. Uncle David took over and put it in fast and got us off the lake.

Linking up with the other slow stitchers at Kathy's Quilts. 


Deb said...

Sounds like a nice selection of projects in your busy bag, I like the look of the scrubby yarn project.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

enjoy your work vacation - I so wish I had a screened porch - I love my porch but it is not screened and so doesn't get the use out of it that I wish.

Design Originals by KC said...

Looks like you are all having a blast up north in Vermont... enjoy the trip and hope it does cool off for you :) Kathi

Jill said...

A lovely place to relax and do handwork. Scrubby yarn is in my stash and I've yet to use it. Enjoy the kids and time at the lake.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Oh I will be right there to enjoy that lake with you! Enjoy the vacation!

Ray and Jeanne said...

I think your 'forced' vacation sounds great with lots of projects and a beautiful view.Our 100+ temps broke late yesterday. It's in the 80s today. Hope you get some relief soon. Enjoy ~Jeanne

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The lake looks beautiful, and what fun for the kids to get lots of time in and on the water! I bet you were hoping for cooler weather, though. Enjoy your vacation and a few stitches now and then!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the color of the yarn!