Monday, July 28, 2008

Dreams and Goals

I am still stitching on Sampler Folk but I want to wait until I have made some extremely noticeable progress before posting a picture of it! I think I will just complete it first then begin finishing up Willow Tree Sampler. The other two charts are such large pieces, they will just have to be slow stitches! VERY slow stitches! LOL!

I first began stitching within several months of getting married which will be 32 years in just several months! Ever since I took that first stitch, it has been my dream to have one entire wall covered in finished needlework samplers! It doesn't look like that dream wall is going to magically appear so I had better get busy and make it happen!

We have tomatoes coming out our ears here! LOL! We usually plant 2 or 3 bushes but my better half decided he would need more in order to make some of his famous fried green tomatoes! Now I am picking as little as 5 a day and as many as 30 a day! I am using them in salads, on sandwiches, as sides on a meal and we are still managing to keep our neighbors well supplied!

It is now beyond the half way mark of 2008 and I really can't think of much I have accomplished! By the end of the year, I would like to
1. Finish at least two WIP
2. Start 2 or 3 more stitches
3. Go to the photo shoot at the Raptor Center
5. Scrapbook several mini albums
6. Visit a really good stitching shop (since we don't have one in our area).

I spent the weekend catching up on some of favorite blogs I enjoy and even found a few new ones to add on my growing list! Otherwise it was a pretty lazy weekend which was fine by me. All the humidity made me appreciate staying indoors with the A/C running.

Everyone have a good day!


Sicily Propert Man said...

I started growing my own tomatoes last year and I never cease to be amazed at the wonders of nature. Might only be tomatoes but they just keep on growing and taste so much better when grown oneself.

Gretchen said...

We got a late start planting our tomatoes so we only have green ones right now.

I was thrilled to see you listed my site as one of your favorites. Thank you, thank you.

Your photography is just wonderful and I love all the wildlife photos.


Bliss said...

Hi Sherry, this is the first time that I have come across your blog. It's lovely & so very inspiring. Thank you for taking the time of putting it together.

danasmith said...

You can send some of those beautiful tomatoes my way! I love them....can think of a million ways to use them. I'll be up early and heading to our Farmer's Market to purchase even more...and if I'm lucky there will be some Heirloom tomatoes to make my day!!!!

Carolyn McNeil said...

My mom makes the best spaghetti sauce out of tomatoes...She no longer has a garden, so she has to buy the tomatoes...If you're a pasta lover, turn those tomatoes into sauce!!!
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Sandy P said...

Hi Sherry,
I don't know where in Fl you are but there is a wonderful little x-stitch shop in Venice, Fl called Needlepoint Ivy. I bought a lot of fabric from them and the owners are very friendly. I hope you get there. Sandy P.