15 July 2013

Heatwave, Torandos and Stitching Update

It's been 2 weeks since my last update.  First week of July was very hot and humid, leading to the 2nd heatwave for this year.  One of those days, 2 torandos touched down in Connecticut.   One by New York and other in central of the state.  No deaths or injuries,  just a lot of damage. I spend the 4th with some friends and was able watch the city's fireworks from their deck. I did start a new project but did not get too far. I was having trouble seeing the holes. I was in bright daylight but it was 30 count fabric. It shouldn't made a big difference dince I use 28 all the time, but it did this time. Here is my feeble start on  Country Cottage Needleworks Red, White snd Bloom.

Saturday and Sunday I picked up LK  ABC Lessons. I didn't do much but it is progress at least.

Last week the weather was crazy. It was so humid all week, sunny in the morning and storms in the after noon.  Last Wednesday,  another tornado touch down in the East of Connecticut and a microburst close by. A microburst is a storm with straight winds, where a tornado is circular winds. Again no injuries or deaths.

Picture taken by Nick Stanczyc

   I did stitch on my FNF SAL on Monday to Wednesday. I did finish the owl and back stitching and started the ghost. The ghost was suppose to have 2 arms done but I happen to miss a row in the arm by the A.  I was trying to stitch the bow and couldn't understand why it wasn't lining up. So I found it, un stitched the arm, and re started it again on Thursday morning before my appointments.

On Friday,  I took out Time To Go.  Between Friday and Saturday,  I put in 970 stitches. I finished page 1 and started on page 2. I can't hardly wait to get back to it in 2 weeks.

Sunday  I took out Gaze and almost finish the first 2 columns.  I stitched into 2:30 am. I was determine to finish the columns but I was making mistakes so I thought it was better to stop. However I did put in 775 stitches.

This week is going be our 3rd heatwave. The temperatures will be reaching near 100 with heavy humidity. I will be staying in my air conditioner and stitch. Have a great week!

Hugs, Vicky


Meari said...

It's been hot and humid here the past few days, too... and only going to get worse by the end of the week.

Nice progress on your stitching.

Glad no one was hurt during the wicked storms.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wow! You've been stitching up a storm!

Love the owl.

Glad everyone is safe, those tornadoes are some nasty business.

Blessings always

Linda said...

Oh what a great update Vicky. You have made wonderful progress on all your pieces.


Denise SA said...

Great progress crazy weather

Marexstitch said...

You got a great deal of stitching done. Love your Halloween piece.

Laurel Piontek said...

Great progress on your stitching.

The pic of that tornado looks very close, glad no one was hurt!

It's supposed to be very hot this week where I'm at (Illinois).

Keep up the great work!

Shelley said...

Glad to hear that even though there have been some wicked storms that no one has gotten injured.

Your progress is fantastic!

Enjoy the indoors and stitching during these heatwaves. We are finally back to normal high 90's days for our summer. We had a heatwave of 110+ degrees for about 10 days and it was hell on earth.

Shaunterria/Ca11i0pe said...

All of your stitching is beautiful Vicky, I really love your seasonal pieces :)

SoCal Debbie said...

Wow Vicky! You've been stitching up a storm (LOL). ABC Lessons sure looks cute on yellow fabric.

Anonymous said...

beautiful stitches and projects

Anonymous said...

All your WIP's are looking great!!! Thanks for sharing. Keep cool & stay indoors when those storms hit. Stay safe.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)