Friday, February 20, 2009
Needlework stuff and more...
The new ANG catalogs came in yesterday's mail. "Fantasy Fish School" is in the March / April Needle Pointers. It is neat to see it in print! Along with that came the Milwaukee National Seminar offerings with my Folk Santa Spinner. Very exciting afternoon for me.
MTP update... Continuing onwards... I finished the "paper line drawing" of the new design and I'm quite pleased with how it came out. I pulled the threads and printed out the thread sample card and attached the threads. I was feeling quite industrious at that point so I pulled out the other design (a four-day class) and pulled threads for that, printed out the thread sample card and attached the thread. I worked out the legend with what stitches will be in each area and it's all done. :) Now I have to make color copies of the design and the thread charts and mail it all off to my proctor.
I have some other composing I need to do - outlines are done but it takes time for me to write out the papers. I also updated my resume; this one is more a functional design resume so I dropped the stuff that was not relevent to needlework and expanded on the areas that are relevent. I'm quite pleased with it.
In stitching news, I'm still working on Royal Santa. Almost done with the bag!
This afternoon I'm taking the children to Lego club. We skipped Book Report Lunch yesterday (shhh!) and went to the park with some of the other parents. It was a lovely afternoon. I even managed to get to the gym beforehand - that's twice this week! I'm planning on going later this evening to swim. Did I mention I'm swimming again? And that I'm terrible at it? :) I have some movies to watch later so I'll get some great stitching time done this evening.
Last night I went to "Mom's Night Out" with some of the other homeschool moms. We went to one of those Japanese steakhouses where they cook in front of you. The food was really good and I had a glass of plum wine that tasted like syrup. Very sweet! We had eight moms there and it was a lot of fun. The chef kept making awful jokes about call 800-hot-chef and he'll come cook for us at home. Poor guy. ;)