Sunday, February 3, 2019

First a little catch-up.

1. About 10 days ago, my basement flooded.  Only about 4 inches before we got it under control but still there was damage.  I did learn that my cat carrier floats.  That was a bright spot.  I spent about 4 hours in the water trying to get needlework stuff to higher ground.  Thank heavens for the ironing board and a couple of craft tables.  However some still couldn't be saved.  My stitching bags went thru the washer and dryer and are actually still usable.  Yea, another bright spot.  I am still going thru everything (and will be for  awhile) to see what can be recovered.  IF it isn't dry now, it's too late.
Word of warning, don't keep charts in paper boxes, don't trust those individual plastic envelopes (water goes right inside), keep things up and off the floor.  Plastic bags don't keep the water out either.

I missed groundhog day so here it is:

Happy Birthday to my groundhog (my son).
( I did call him yesterday even if I forgot the blog)

And now the SAL 

Here's what I have been trying to finish and did, the day before the deadline.

This is for a contest within DAR.
First grouping of names are my direct ancestors
2nd grouping are relatives
lastly are my parents, my son and myself as the
 current generations of veterans.

This is a WIP that I dug out and decided I wanted done.
Progress as of 2-2-2019

Gobble has not gotten a lot of attention
Not too much further.  
He was a minor distraction to the big piece above

The Lady
(actual title)
Stitching the Standard
She has not been touched for awhile due to the other big piece having a due date. 
 I will be going back to her soon .  It's mostly piecemeal areas now.
So close.

and another SAL

I never seem to remember if it the full moon, new moon or what so I decided this year,
 I would do it at the end of the month and post within a couple of days.

Please check out the other stitchers in the main SAL
(the every 3 weeks SAL as I call it)

Have a warm day !


Pyros & Patch said...

Beautiful!Who knows how many hours of work! I really like it! Have a nice day!

Magpie Sue said...

Amazing how much damage a few inches of water can cause. So sorry for your losses. Meanwhile, I love the DAR piece. Hope you don't have any more flooding when the snow and ice melt, and stay warm in the meantime!

Sewing Beside the Sea said...

So sorry to hear about the flood. I hope you can salvage lots of your crafting supplies. I'll be following your advice and swapping card storage boxes for plastic ones.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh dear, flooding can be disastrous; hopefully most can be saved. You have shown an array of lovely projects. Happy Stitching to you! said...

I'm so sorry about your flood and the lost supplies. Your stitching is beautiful and I love the DAR piece. Such a wonderful piece of history that continues.

K Reeves said...

Flooding is always the worst I think. I hope you are able to salvage the majority of your craft supplies. The DAR piece is wonderful, but I do love Gobble!

marly said...

Thanks for the tips. We don't think it can happen and usually don't prepare but it can and we should! Sorry for your damage. Love the SAL sampler.

Sunny said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the flood! It's amazing how much damage water can do. I hope you're able to salvage as much as possible.

I love the different piece you're working on -- especially Mr. Turkey on the GOBBLE piece.

G Adrian, Sweden said...

Love the DAR embroidery!

Renee said...

Wow! Your DAR embroidery piece is going to be quite the keepsake. I am so very sorry to hear about the flooding. I do hope most of your things are salvageable.

Lbick said...

Sorry to hear about your flood. Hopefully you’ll be able to safe most of your stuff. Your projects are all great. The DAR one is beautiful