Monday, January 18, 2010

Prize from India and Faery Tales update


My mom came home from India this morning. She left on Jan 17th from New Delhi and landed on Jan 17th in Arkansas!! You have to love the time travel business. She actually came home with a bigger suitcase than when she left!! She had so much stuff to bring that she had to borrow a suitcase from my sister. She brought me home this beautiful quilt!!! I love the elephant design. My sister sent me home some loose leaf tea, and some tea seepers (the little tools you use to put the loose tea in to make a cup/pot of tea). I am not sure what they are actually called...but I LOVE THEM!! I did make me a nice cup of tea tonight.
I worked on Faery tales this week. As you can see I am almost finished with page 2. You are not going to believe this since HAED's are mainly confetti stitches...the rest of this page is one color. Yep, DMC 939- navy blue. I am not sure if that is a good thing or bad.
I joined Jazzercise on Saturday. I did the very first workout and thought...hmm..not bad. On Sunday, I felt a different story. I hurt in places I didn't know I could hurt. I didn't realize how far out of shape I was until I tried to get out of bed this morning!! I will let you know how it goes!
I was very happy to get back to work this week. The strange thing is that the kids were happy to be back too!!!!

12 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Lovely quilt you got from your Mum. I guess with it being all the same colour the page should stitch up fast.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

What a lovely quilt! I stick to saying that I couldn't do a HAED - yours is looking great though.

Mzplcdokie said...

The quilt is beautiful! What a wonderful gift. Faery tales is coming along very nicely! I have never done a HAED but have seen so many that I might have to give it a try one day.

Shari said...

the quilt is beautiful!!!! WOW! What a great gift! Elephants are a favorite around here!
Your HAED is looking great! I can see the same color going quickly, but also getting boring..keep us posted!
Good for you on doing the jazzercise. I can relate to the soreness. I have added a video workout to my treadmill workout!

Blu said...

Very pretty quilt! Good luck slogging though the same colour!

CJ said...

Lovely quilt. Glad to hear your Mom made it home safely.

Have a great day.

CJ

J Rae said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Well, the one good thing about stitching one color...you don't have to worry about your counting so much!

Good luck with the jazzercise.

Debra said...

The quilt is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing pictures. Your wip is looking good. That is funny that the kids where glad to be back in school.

Barb said...

Love the quilt Vicki,Just found your blog (via Stitching Janeites will be following you now lol) I am relatively new to blogging so I am still finding my way around, If you want to look at mine feel free. However I havent updated this week as we had the sad news yesterday. I love the look of Faery Tales but a whole page of one colour-good luck. I am doing OR should I say it is a bit of a wip A winters nap.Take care my new friend

Deb said...

The quilt is wonderful! You're making such great progress on Faery Tales. That must be difficult stitching in all that sky, but it's going to be so worth it!

Jo said...

The quilt is fabulous, we love elephants here, DD has a toy one called "Bob Bob" that she carries everywhere. Won't be long before your body doesn't even feel the effects of Jazzercise so you can bounce out of bed...though I'll stick to my walking,treadmill and Wii Fit!!

Nancy M said...

Nice quilt! Nice progress on Faery too. Sometimes when there is a big block of color like that, I can only do a few minutes at a time or it's like reading to me and puts me right to sleep!!!